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Help! Diabetic got too Fat for Sex

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Share Diabetic Emma Wilson, 32, found her marriage crumbling because of one big problem. Wrapping my thick dressing gown round my pyjamas, I switched off the bedroom light and got into bed. My husband, Alistair, reached across and put his hand on my hip. “Not tonight, darling,” I said, my voice muffled under the duvet. It was September 2014 and …

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Mother Doesn’t Eat Right Anymore

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Share My diabetic mother is only in her 60’s, but she says she doesn’t need healthy food any more. Is she right? We wonder what’s behind her sudden decision? Is she fed up with following self imposed dietary restrictions (for example, cutting out carbs), or is cost an issue? Many people believe the nationally recommended adult diet (including five-plus daily portions …

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Eat to Beat the Menopause

Share Hot flushes? Foggy brain? Mood swings? Here’s how to get your own homemade HRT on a plate for Diabetics. Homemade HRT for Mood Swings TRY reducing your sugar intake. FOR keeping mood more stable. Avoid sugary snacks, which can lead to tiredness and low mood when blood/sugar levels dip. Nutritional therapists say, sugar uses up a valuable mineral called …

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Is Your Blood Pressure High?

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ShareHypertension has few symptoms until it has started to cause damage. Hypertension (HT) affects one in four adults and once we reach 75, over two-thirds of us. It’s diagnosed when your blood pressure is consistently 140/90 mmHg or higher (the figures reflect arterial pressure during/ between heartbeats and ideally should be around 120/80 mmHg). Sudden blood pressure rises can occur in …

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Beat the Bloat With The Unbeatable Five Day Eating Plan

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Share Feeling bloated? Diabetes directly affects the way your gastrointestinal (GI) tract works. It may be that the vagus nerve (which controls how quickly your stomach empties) is damaged, impacting digestion by slowing it down and food remains undigested and decaying for longer in the belly. Nutritionists say a five-day eating plan will put you back on track to regaining your waist. The reasons …

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Osteopathy for Chronic Pain that Affects Family and Life Relationships

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Share Osteopathy is a system of primary healthcare that uses manual ‘hands-on’ treatment techniques to treat disorders originating from the  neuro-musculo-skeletal system. An example of diabetic osteopathy is charcot’s disease. In a diabetic patient this presents itself as a warm swollen foot or ankle. Often misdiagnosed as cellulites, this affects ankle, subtalar, mid-tarsal joints and severe peripheral neuropathy is nearly …

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Why is it Relentlessly Hard to Lose Weight in Diabetes?

Share If weight and size have been your struggle, finding the right reasons and technique for you can bring you success. Over half of European and American women and two thirds of the men are overweight or obese, even though we’re bombarded with idealised images of thin people. Most of us would like to be a healthy weight, yet we struggle …

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Diabetics and the Circadian Rhythm

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ShareOur bodies are governed by genetically-determined biological clocks that are vital for our wellbeing. Our bodies’ natural cycles are controlled by a master clock in the brain which connects to the pineal gland behind the eyes. Incoming light switches off melatonin, the sleep hormone that governs our best known circadian (around 24 hours) rhythm. This makes us more active during daylight …

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What does NLP mean for the Diabetic?

Share Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) knowledge and skill is often used by Diabetes professionals like GP’s and Diabetes Nurses on diabetic patients. It has been positively concluded that this technique has led to clinical improvements in patients with Type 2 diabetes. (NLP) is basically a collection of tools and techniques that help people change their thought process and behaviour to …

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Diabetic! Walk Yourself Fit

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Share It’s free, it’s fun and it’s so easy to do. Here’s how to make the most of your walk fit and give your mind and body a lift. Putting one foot in front of another — what could be more straightforward? Simple but effective, walking has been shown to be one of the best activities for your health using …

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Preventing a Blood Clot for Diabetics

Share Diabetics have an increased rate of risk with plaque buildup in the arteries, causing dangerous blood clots. Figures state 80 percent of diabetics will eventually die of clot-related causes. Early diagnosis of Antiphospholipid syndrome can prevent blood clots and miscarriages. Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS),  or Hughes syndrome, is a disease of the immune system that causes an increased risk of blood clots. It’s linked to abnormal …

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Manage Diabetes with Myofascial Release to Help Keep Pain at Bay

Share For years I worked in various desk jobs and in my spare time, did a lot of sport, such as rugby and long-distance running but because I wasn’t very body aware, I didn’t do any stretching or look after myself. Eventually, I developed awful back pain and a slipped disc. l had surgery, which went well, but the resulting …

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Health and Wellbeing Technology to Prove Your Commitment

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Share Diabetic Health Compass New medical technologies to help manage diabetes are being innovated all the time and these intelligent devices can make the world of a difference in the overall wellness of diabetes patients. Would you like to get fitter and lose a bit of weight. How can technology help? The latest smartwatches are now quite sophisticated, with health monitors that track your activity levels and heart rate …

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Manage Diabetes from a Nurse’s Point of View

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Share When I first qualified as a nurse I worked in coronary care and saw a lot of acute heart problems. Most patients had type 2 diabetes, which encouraged their cardiac problems. I wanted to move more into prevention and health promotion so I did a degree in practice nursing, with a course in Diabetes. I started seeing diabetic patients …

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Tics, Tremors And Twitches – Diabetic Developments

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Share Involuntary movements can be worrying, or simply annoying. Here’s what you need to know… Our bodies have more than 600 named skeletal muscles. These contract individually or in teams to help our bodies move in all directions, perform acts of great strength or fine precision and signal our emotions. These voluntary movements are controlled by the motor cortex in …

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