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Is it Safe for Diabetics to Use Steroid Creams Everyday?

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Share Steroid creams and ointments suppress inflammation, redness, itching, heat, blisters and weeping in eczema, dermatitis, allergies, psoriasis and other skin conditions. Ointments are thicker and help to rehydrate dry skin, although creams are cosmetically preferable as they rub in well. So, what are the direct effects of topical steroid creams on blood glucose levels and glycemic control among diabetic patients? In diabetic patients it appears …

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Acid Reflux and Heartburn, a Duty of Care

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Share Lifestyle changes can usually neutralise this unpleasant condition. Heartburn has become almost an international epidemic – a third of us now suffer regularly. This burning pain behind the breastbone is usually caused by stomach acid flowing up into the gullet (oesophagus) and burning its delicate lining (oesophagitis). As well as aiming to relieve the discomfort, heartburn should be taken …

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Hack Your Diabetes with these Super Herbs – Adaptogens

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Share Adaptogens are herbs that support and rebalance the body, helping us adapt to life’s stresses. Here’s general guidance to help diabetics. Turmeric is an adaptogen for your immune system, PLUS inflammation and digestion. When cooking with turmeric, add a good pinch of black pepper, too. Piperine, an active ingredient in black pepper, has been found to be a ‘bio-enhancer’, …

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Diabetes and Back Pain Go Beyond Red Flags

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Share Four out of five diabetics will suffer at least one episode of back pain, but many have repeated/chronic pain that can affect work, home and relationships, even though there’s rarely a serious cause. Our backs consist of bony blocks (vertebrae) cushioned by intervertebral discs and linked by side/back joints, creating bony tunnels that protect our spinal cords. Strong ligaments …

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Diabetes Type 2 and Aids

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ShareWhat do Diabetes and AIDS have in common ? One answer is inflammation. Dr. Garry Fettke has an interesting presentation about how one cause of inflammation is modern food, in a video called A “Nutritional” model of the Inflammation and Modern Disease. The supposition with AIDS/HIV is that the cells of the body are inflamed. The immune system is attacked …

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