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Increased Insulin Resistance Leads to Type 2 Diabetes

Share During the early stage of insulin resistance, amounts of insulin and beta cells become more compromised. Here are some Tips to keep You Tops Diagnostic criteria for pre-diabetes — A fasting plasma glucose test (blood test performed in the morning before you eat) shows that your blood glucose (sugar) reading is between 100 mg/dl and 125 mg/dl (5.5 mmol/l …

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Unintended Weight Loss

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Share Losing weight isn’t a normal part of ageing. Here’s what you need to know… One in 10 people over the age of 65 are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, according to a recent report, although it can affect younger people too, or be linked to unsuspected dehydration. Malnutrition can severely damage our health and can even be fatal — …

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Are You at Risk of Diabetes?

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Share With one in 10 adults expected to have diabetes by 2035, could you be next? Over the past 20 years, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes just in the UK has more than doubled to almost 3.5 million. This dramatic rise has put an extreme burden on the government, costing the UK £8.8 billion each year. There’s a …

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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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Manage Diabetes from a Nurse’s Point of View

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Share When I first qualified as a nurse I worked in coronary care and saw a lot of acute heart problems. Most patients had type 2 diabetes, which encouraged their cardiac problems. I wanted to move more into prevention and health promotion so I did a degree in practice nursing, with a course in Diabetes. I started seeing diabetic patients …

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