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Diabetics and the Circadian Rhythm

Circadian Rhythm

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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Happy Tummy Tricks and Tweaks for Diabetic Digestion

ShareThe festive season particularly can play havoc with your digestion. If you’re having troubles, try these lifestyle tweaks. What’s going on in your stomach reflects the state of your general health. If your gut isn’t working properly, it can affect the level of nutrients in your body. Stress, poor diet and unhealthy lifestyles are all contributing to a rise in …

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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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The Impact of Diabetes – Type1 and Type2

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Share The condition and impact of diabetes mellitus may have been in existence for more than three thousand years. The two forms of diabetes were first described in the fifth century AD, one occurring in slim individuals who perished quickly (Type 1 diabetes) and the other in older overweight people who survived for longer (Type 2 diabetes). By the end …

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