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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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The Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

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ShareThe prevalence of Type 2 diabetes increases with age. It is present in 1–2% of those aged 20–40 years but this rises to nearly 20% of those aged over 60 years. Type 2 diabetes is also linked strongly to obesity. The increased prevalence relates principally to decreased levels of physical activity and increased consumption of calorie-dense food. The risk of …

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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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Diabetes and Video Games

ShareDiabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The fad of video games has corrupted the youth. Kids, especially teenagers are addicted onto these games at the cost of outdoor play. By forgoing their exercise, sleep, physical activity and sitting on the couch playing video games leads to obesity which in turn puts these kids at …

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Pet Therapy Benefit Diabetics.

ShareCaring for a pet is something everyone should do once in their life. The joy and unconditional love one gets from pets is something that cannot be expressed, only experienced. What pet one keeps is not important, it could be a dog, cat, hamster or even a tortoise! Pets come with some powerful mental and physical health benefits for diabetics. …

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