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Diabetes and Back Pain Go Beyond Red Flags

back pain

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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Diabetes and Wu Wei Wisdom

Wu Wei

ShareThere are many integrative health practitioners, who are combining traditional Chinese medicine practices such as acupuncture and Qigong meditation, with ‘Wu Wei Wisdom’ therapy. ‘Wu Wei’ (pronounced ‘woo-way’) the ancient Chinese Taoist principle of creating balance and harmony is believed to be the secret to lasting health and happiness. Many patients engrossed by Eastern wellbeing practices when meditating say it …

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Iron Overload and Diabetes

haemochromatosis

ShareToo much iron can be as bad as too little. The gradual build-up of iron levels in the body over many years is a hereditary condition known as haemochromatosis. It’s one of the most common genetic disorders and affects around one in 200 people especially those from a Celtic/ European background. The faulty gene causes us to absorb twice as …

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Nerve Damage. Diabetes and Neuropathy

Share Diabetes can harm the nervous system. This condition is known as diabetic neuropathy. Approximately 50% of diabetics, have been found to suffer from some form of diabetic nerve pain. Diabetic neuropathy is caused when the sugar levels in blood stays high for an excessively long period of time. Other contributing factors to diabetic neuropathy are swelling in the nerves …

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Share   Diabetes is an illness that hampers the body’s ability to utilize and store sugar, which can result in many health problems. Chronically high sugar level in the blood can damage the body, including the eyes. Diabetic retinopathy causes damage to the minute blood vessels that nurture the retina. They leak blood and other fluids that result in swelling …

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