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Diabetics and the Circadian Rhythm

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ShareOur bodies are governed by genetically-determined biological clocks that are vital for our wellbeing. Our bodies’ natural cycles are controlled by a master clock in the brain which connects to the pineal gland behind the eyes. Incoming light switches off melatonin, the sleep hormone that governs our best known circadian (around 24 hours) rhythm. This makes us more active during daylight …

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Do You Have Swollen Diabetic Legs?

Share Best On Test Do You Have Swollen Legs? Always uncomfortable and sometimes serious, you need to find the cause. Our blood and body cells contain fluid, nutrients and other chemicals.  Extra cellular fluid (ECF) and lymphatic channels return excess fluid waste to our blood for excretion by our kidneys. Our brains, kidneys and other organs constantly monitor and adjust …

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Low Blood Sugar Precautions

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Share If you have type 1 diabetes or if you have type 2 diabetes and take insulin and/or diabetes pills, be sure to: Check your blood sugar before and after physical activity. If you use insulin to manage your diabetes, work with your diabetes care team to learn how you might need to adjust the amount of insulin you use …

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Diabetes Basics and a Certain Degree of Order

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Share Finding out you have diabetes can be scary. People with diabetes can live long healthy lives. Let’s go over some basics. This is diabetes made simple. When we eat, food travels to the stomach. Food is made up of three basic components. Carbohydrates, proteins and fats. During digestion, carbohydrates are broken down into sugar, otherwise known as glucose. Here’s …

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OUTRAGEOUS Diabetic Diet scams: 200 calories per!

ShareThere are some crazy reports of drastic diets on the Internet. Diabetic patients, who have been prescribed medication for their condition, should not attempt any special diets in lieu of medicine without their doctor’s permission. By all means, eat in a healthier way and do exercise. These kinds of lifestyle changes may lead to the need for medication dose reduction …

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