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Diabetes is NOT the leading cause of major complications

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Share Diabetes does not mean complications. When I heard “diabetes is not the leading cause of blindness, kidney disease, or losing a limb,” my life swerved. Ever since my diagnosis thirty years earlier, I lived in fear. Would my diabetes complications change my fate? Hearing these new words, I felt elated. Like a huge weight had been lifted off my …

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Diabetes and Monounsaturated Fats

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ShareAn Australian orthopaedic surgeon amputated his patient’s leg at the knee. The patient had diabetes (and gangrene as a complication); in the course of follow-up, the surgeon advised his patient about diet and  nutrition for better management of diabetes. Later this doctor has been silenced by court order, from giving nutritional advice. It seems an anonymous person contacted the Australian …

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Diabetes and Menstrual Cycle

Share Dealing with those bloody days of the month! Might be surprising but yes, blood glucose levels do get affected during the menstrual cycle. The effect varies from woman to woman, but one must monitor the changes that occur before, during and post those bloody days. In some cases the glucose levels may drastically drop whereas in some cases they …

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Diabetes and Macrovascular Complications: Bad Heart?

Share Type 2 diabetes will lead to short and long term complications. If effectively managed with focus on diet, exercise, medication and other lifestyle changes, then these complications can be prevented. Long-term complications of type 2 diabetes are categorized into micro vascular vs macro vascular complications. Macrovascular complications occur when the large blood vessels are damaged, resulting from buildup 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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