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Best Skin Tweakments for Diabetics

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Share  Have you ever considered having a bit of “work” done? “Tweakments” are the future. We’re not talking surgical intervention, but lighter adjustments, like a biannual “sprinkle of Botox”. A new term that’s been coined is pre-juvenation. You start relatively mild, so sun protection, retinoid creams, fillers, botulins (Botox) and gentle lasers. You want to stimulate the skin with small …

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Impotency and the Waist Line

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ShareUntil recently, a man unable to develop or sustain an erection sufficient for penetrative sexual intercourse has been referred to as ‘impotent’. This term, however, has negative connotations which imply a general loss of prowess in other domains of mental and physical function. Although the problem is most commonly the result of isolated malfunction of penile erection, diminished or absent …

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Three Most Dangerous Foods for Diabetics

Share Choosing the right foods when you are a diabetic is an ongoing struggle. You have to think about, “how will this affect my blood sugar levels; how much of this can I have and is this good for me?” – along with many other questions that come to mind when you are choosing what to eat. You are probably …

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Antioxidant Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

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ShareAlpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a natural molecule consisting of a five-membered cyclic disulphide and hydrocarbon tail ending with a carboxylic acid group. Hence, lipoic acid is a predominantly lipophilic molecule having an amphipathic character due to its carboxylic acid group attached to the ring structure. Lipoic acid is present in our diet mainly in animal foods such as meat …

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Fibre Facts for Lower Glucose Levels

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ShareFibre is found in plant-derived foods such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes (beans) and cannot be broken down by the body. As a result, these fibres pass through the body and carry other things off with them. Fibre helps to protect against heart disease, diabetes and contributes to gastrointestinal (GI) health by preventing constipation and helping to prevent …

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Reform Sugarmonger, Fix Your Addiction

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ShareThere you are, sitting with your eyes closed as Paul McKenna‚ the world’s most famous hypnotist, asks you to imagine how chocolate cake, your favourite indulgence, would taste mixed with cabbage, the food you hate the most. “As you bite into the cake, mix its flavour with cabbage,” he instructs you. “The texture, the taste, is cabbage and there’s some …

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Other Forms of Diabetes

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ShareThere are a range of conditions and susceptibilities that can lead to other forms of diabetes. FORMS OF DIABETES – MODY Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is a group of diabetic syndromes that do not usually require insulin therapy. These are caused by a variety of genetic mutations and transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion. They usually present in …

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The Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

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ShareThe prevalence of Type 2 diabetes increases with age. It is present in 1–2% of those aged 20–40 years but this rises to nearly 20% of those aged over 60 years. Type 2 diabetes is also linked strongly to obesity. The increased prevalence relates principally to decreased levels of physical activity and increased consumption of calorie-dense food. The risk of …

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Disease and Serious Complications for Diabetics to Ruminate

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ShareDiabetes is associated with serious tissue complications resulting from disease of larger (macrovascular) and smaller (microvascular) blood vessels. Microvascular complications occur due to disease of smaller blood vessels, principally affecting the eye (retinopathy), the kidney (nephropathy) and nerves (neuropathy). These strongly relate to the duration of diabetes and the severity of hyperglycaemia. In the developed world, diabetic retinopathy is the …

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Cut the Sugar Addiction

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ShareThink of a sugary food you feel out of control around and imagine eating it mixed with the food you find most disgusting. Imagine chewing it and swallowing. Do this whenever a craving strikes. Imagine yourself at the end of your life. You’ve continued eating a lot of sugar and you‘re ill. Think about what advice the sick, older you would …

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4 Super Healthy Drinks to Cure an Iffy Diabetic Mood

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ShareHow are you feeling? Muzzy, touchy, stressed or just plain exhausted? Trust us, there’s a healthy drink to lift you out of that funk! When you can’t focus… Try water plus! Love water more by flavouring with natural diuretics and detox ingredients. SLIM FROM WITHIN – To 2 litres water add 1 tsp grated ginger, 1 cucumber (peeled/thinly sliced), 1 lemon …

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Diabetes at Fifty Plus and Fearless

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ShareSwimming, cycling, running …the challenges of a triathlon. Diabetic or not, women of 50 should be passionate about tackling extreme physical challenges. Four triathlons, six half-marathons and ten long-distance swims, not to mention several 100 km plus cycle races… it sounds like the fitness regime of a super-fit twenty-something. lnstead, this is a list of the sporting challenges that people …

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Diabetes and Wu Wei Wisdom

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ShareThere are many integrative health practitioners, who are combining traditional Chinese medicine practices such as acupuncture and Qigong meditation, with ‘Wu Wei Wisdom’ therapy. ‘Wu Wei’ (pronounced ‘woo-way’) the ancient Chinese Taoist principle of creating balance and harmony is believed to be the secret to lasting health and happiness. Many patients engrossed by Eastern wellbeing practices when meditating say it …

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Iron Overload and Diabetes

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ShareToo much iron can be as bad as too little. The gradual build-up of iron levels in the body over many years is a hereditary condition known as haemochromatosis. It’s one of the most common genetic disorders and affects around one in 200 people especially those from a Celtic/ European background. The faulty gene causes us to absorb twice as …

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A Week Free of Sugar

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ShareDay 1 – You almost put sugar in your tea, but catch yourself. It tastes bitter and the porridge is bland, but you make it through the day. Day 2 – You feel tired, but when a birthday cake is passed around the office, you think about the taste of cabbage and decline. DAY 3 – You slip up when …

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