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Diabetic about Town with a Functional Neurological Disorder

Share My diabetic friend, has also been diagnosed with a functional neurological disorder. So is she actually ill, or not? ‘Functional’ symptoms are symptoms that people experience without any underlying cause being found, despite extensive tests. This isn’t the same as making them up for sympathy or personal/financial gain. They feel very real, but with no outward signs and negative …

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7 Health Gadgets for Good Diabetic Investment

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Share There’s plenty of equipment available to help our health and these health gadgets are really worth forking out for… BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR A quarter of us have high blood pressure, explain doctors. It’s a major cause of cardiovascular disease heart attacks, strokes, peripheral vascular disease, kidney failure, blindness, vascular dementia and a complication of diabetes. The only reliable way …

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Should Diabetics have a FeNO Test to Improve Asthma Treatment?

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Share There are a number of complications of diabetes that can negatively affect your breathing. Kussmaul breathing (a rapid or laboured breathing – hyperventilation ) is a symptom of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) – caused by very high blood glucose levels accompanied by a high level of ketones in the blood. Both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia can lead to serious health consequences, as high blood sugar may cause nausea, vomiting, or shortness of breath, whilst low blood sugar may cause confusion, …

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Will My Diabetic Husband Ever Be Able to Drive Again?

Share The law says anyone who takes certain tablets for diabetes or uses insulin injections to control their blood sugar must notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and consent to a report from their doctor, to see whether they can continue to drive. This is because there’s a risk of unexpected hypoglycaemia — a sudden fall in blood sugar …

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Lyme Disease: Danger Lurking in the Grass

Share If you’re the outdoor type, make sure you protect yourself. Lyme disease is a serious bacterial infection that follows a bite from an infected tick. Lyme disease causes metabolic dysfunction leading to low blood sugars and being diabetic, your immune system is already compromised. Diabetics could display behaviour patterns of daily anxiety, episodes of outbursts and paranoia when struck …

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7 Breast Cancer Signs Diabetics Should Never Ignore

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Share A diabetes diagnosis will significantly raise your risk of other conditions, including breast cancer. Studies show there are high co-relations between Type 2 diabetes and cancer – pancreatic, liver, endometrium, kidney and thyroid as well as certain types of leukemia.Hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia and inflammation may directly may directly increase cancer risk. The shared risk factors between cancer and diabetes are …

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Pilates to Supercharge Your Diabetic Health

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Share If you don’t take a chance, you haven’t got one! Pilates helps to control your diabetes, as it helps to control your glycaemia, increases your cardiovascular health, increases your sensitivity to insulin, whilst reducing body fats – it also reduces your blood pressure and high blood sugar – by burning calories quite easily. The beauty of Pilates is its …

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Walk This Way to Boost Your Diabetic Health.

Share Walking is Easy, Meaningful Diets are Harder Follow these three striding styles to improve your wellbeingPOWER WALKING FOR WEIGHT LOSSWHY? Picking up your speed when walking is a great way to improve your cardiovascular health and burn more calories. Scientifically, walking has been shown to be almost the perfect exercise because it uses both the skeletal and muscular systems …

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Diabetes and NAFLD – Fatty Liver Disease

Share It affects around a third of us — more if we are overweight or obese and have diabetes. Here’s what you need to know…Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a remarkably common condition — it affects up to one in three people in the UK (four out of five if we’re obese or overweight) — so it’s important to …

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Too Much Hair – Hirsutism and Diabetes

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Share Excessive hair in women may be caused by treatable hormone imbalances. Most women have fine hair on their arms and legs, with thicker, longer hair in their armpits and genitals. Men’s body hair tends to be thicker and longer thanks to their androgen hormones, mainly produced by their testicles. Both sexes also produce small amounts of androgens in their …

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The Forgotten Disease – Scarlet Fever – You Need to Know

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Share Scarlet fever was once a terrifying illness, with death rates of up to 150 per 100,000 people (particularly children) who caught it. Infection rates fell during the 20th century, thanks to better social conditions and to the development of antibiotics, but they have been rising rapidly in the past few years and earlier this year, cases reached well over …

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9 Exercises To Age Proof Your Body – Diabetes and Sarcopenia

Share Try these simple moves to beat age-related aches and pains and cut your risk of getting ill. Staying active as you age is the most important thing you can do for your health. Physical activity helps you fight back against chronic ‘age-related’ diseases such as diabetes, dementia, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and cancer. It’s also great for your mental …

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Diabetic Can’t be Bothered to Exercise!!?

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Share I’m a very reluctant exerciser. I keep reading that exercise is good for us diabetics and I’m sure that’s true. I’m 62 and want to stay as healthy as I can and I’m forever making plans, but it just doesn’t happen. I’ve joined a gym more than once and wasted money by not going; I’ve joined classes and I …

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A Healthy Diabetic Life

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Share Edwina Brooklesby, 75, is the oldest diabetic to have completed a triathlon. My go-to remedy Exercise with friends. Mixing and being sociable is vital for me and exercising with others is more fun which means you’re more likely to keep doing it. My favourite meal Without doubt, breakfast. I have a lemon drink and cod liver oil tablet followed by …

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Are We Proceeding on Too Many Drugs? Take a Chillaxitive instead

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Share Half of us take at least one daily prescription drug. The figures are startling. More than a quarter of us take at least three drugs regularly, according to a recent survey and many pensioners take five or more. Although many people won’t take any drug unless it’s essential, over 1.1 billion prescriptions are issued each year in England alone, …

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