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Is Your Blood Pressure High?

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ShareHypertension has few symptoms until it has started to cause damage. Hypertension (HT) affects one in four adults and once we reach 75, over two-thirds of us. It’s diagnosed when your blood pressure is consistently 140/90 mmHg or higher (the figures reflect arterial pressure during/ between heartbeats and ideally should be around 120/80 mmHg). Sudden blood pressure rises can occur in …

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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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A Week Free of Sugar

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ShareDay 1 – You almost put sugar in your tea, but catch yourself. It tastes bitter and the porridge is bland, but you make it through the day. Day 2 – You feel tired, but when a birthday cake is passed around the office, you think about the taste of cabbage and decline. DAY 3 – You slip up when …

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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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This IWD, We Wish You One Big Ambrosia of Hormonal Sensations.

ShareThis International Women’s Day (IWD), we  toast, Champions of Gender Parity. From pre-puberty, puberty, PMS, perimenopause and menopause – diabetic and non-diabetic women have a greater understanding of how female hormones impact everyday life. Having always lived with hormonal symptoms, women adapt easier to the passing of time and their bodily changes. Symptoms of hormonal change includes – constant fatigue, night sweats, skin …

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