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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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Insulin Myth: Type 2 and the sliding scale of Insulin.

ShareThis is a myth which arises from an incorrect understanding of Type 2 diabetes. It is true that in Type 2 diabetes, a person requires insulin from an external source, but it is incorrect to think that in such a case the body no longer produces insulin. This never occurs in clinical practice. On the contrary, in Type 2 diabetes, …

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Explaining Symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2

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ShareThis film explains how the body processes the food we eat in order to provide all your body cells with the energy they need and what happens when you have diabetes and this system doesn’t work properly. Normal state (without diabetes) When you eat food that contains carbohydrates, its broken down in the stomach and digestive system into glucose which …

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Insulin Basics for Diabetics

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ShareRecent studies indicate that diagnosis of diabetes itself indicates that 75% of β-cells have failed. Over a period of time, more and more cells fail. To make it worse, some tablets may be stressing the β-cells more. In contrast, taking insulin helps reduce the stress on β-cells. Tablets or oral antidiabetic agents are useful but have limited efficacy. Sensitizers work …

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Diabetes and Menstrual Cycle

Share Dealing with those bloody days of the month! Might be surprising but yes, blood glucose levels do get affected during the menstrual cycle. The effect varies from woman to woman, but one must monitor the changes that occur before, during and post those bloody days. In some cases the glucose levels may drastically drop whereas in some cases they …

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