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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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Dark Chocolate and Diabetics – The most Chocking Liberty.

ShareDark Chocolate is a dessert for diabetics who must not feel deprived of the little sweet something after dinner!! Gone are the days when people suffering from diabetes were made to crave for piece of chocolate for months. Various studies by scientists have shown that Dark Chocolate can be consumed by people suffering from diabetes but of course in moderate …

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Menopause and Diabetes – A Rather Traumatic Transformation

Share Menopause is that period in a woman’s life that describes the cessation of a woman’s menstrual cycle. This typically happens around the age of 50. Managing diabetes whilst going through menopause can feel like a twin challenge for most women due to the combined effects that each condition can have on the body. The ideal way to remain in …

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