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Statins, Do Diabetics Need Them?

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Share These cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce heart attacks and strokes, but are they for everyone? Forty years after statins were launched, they‘re still controversial. Researchers in Britain say fewer high-risk patients have started taking them since the latest guidance from NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), while people in lower-risk categories may be over-treated with statins. Why does …

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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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Prediabetes Care Or Scare? Blood Sugar and Normality.

ShareStay near your optimum weight. Obesity is believed to account for 80-85 percent of the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. When you carry excess weight, you are most likely to develop insulin resistance, a condition in which your body is unable to use the hormone insulin to convert glucose (sugar) to energy, which results in high blood sugar levels. …

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Three Superfoods that do not affect Blood Sugars

ShareOnion, garlic and leafy greens are healthy, beneficial and are the perfect superfood for people with both types of diabetes; Type 1 and Type 2. For those who are just starting out with eating healthier and different, you will struggle with getting rid of all your carbohydrates. A great thing with protein and fat is that it slows down the …

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Diabetes and Macrovascular Complications: Bad Heart?

Share Type 2 diabetes will lead to short and long term complications. If effectively managed with focus on diet, exercise, medication and other lifestyle changes, then these complications can be prevented. Long-term complications of type 2 diabetes are categorized into micro vascular vs macro vascular complications. Macrovascular complications occur when the large blood vessels are damaged, resulting from buildup of …

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