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Increased Insulin Resistance Leads to Type 2 Diabetes

Share During the early stage of insulin resistance, amounts of insulin and beta cells become more compromised. Here are some Tips to keep You Tops Diagnostic criteria for pre-diabetes — A fasting plasma glucose test (blood test performed in the morning before you eat) shows that your blood glucose (sugar) reading is between 100 mg/dl and 125 mg/dl (5.5 mmol/l …

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How does a Type 2 Diabetic Develop

Share When one eats sugar or starch, the blood sugar level rises and the pancreas releases the proper amount of insulin to keep blood sugar within the normal range. In someone who is a type 2 diabetic, the production and/or action of insulin is inefficient, so after eating your blood sugar goes up but doesn’t return to normal levels. Clinicians …

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We Need to Discuss Our Sex Life and Diabetes

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Share I’m a 46 year old diabetic and I’ve been single most of my life. I’ve recently moved in with my partner and we’re planning to get married. I like a sex life, but he wants to make love daily, sometimes twice a day and I often don’t feel like it. I’ve tried to talk to him but it doesn’t …

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Your Lifestyle Affects Diabetic Digestion say Natural Nutritionists

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Share Digestive problems are common among people with diabetes and will cause health problems. Could your stomach problems be related  to diabetic digestion like gastroparesis. This condition of Diabetic digestion is one in which emptying of food from the stomach is delayed and the contents of the stomach are retained. Additionally, blood sugar control or the lack of it, is commonly associated with more …

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15 Ways for a Diabetic to Help Your Joints Naturally

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Share Diabetes can cause changes and numerous conditions in your musculoskeletal system. Nerve damage is also a contributing factor. Here’s our guide to what to eat and do, which supplements to take to keep your joints as strong, supple and pain-free as possible. 1. Go Ginger. Ginger contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds known as gingerols, which work to reduce swelling and inflammation …

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Diabetic Avoid A Middle-Aged Barrel Belly!

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ShareA thicker waist is inevitable as we age, right? Not necessarily. Here’s how to help stop a barrel belly… It’s an infuriating milestone, the day you look down and notice a growing spare tyre, even though you haven’t been doing anything differently. Blame your Hormones. As their levels fall, so does your metabolism, meaning you burn less energy and store …

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Unintended Weight Loss

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Share Losing weight isn’t a normal part of ageing. Here’s what you need to know… One in 10 people over the age of 65 are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, according to a recent report, although it can affect younger people too, or be linked to unsuspected dehydration. Malnutrition can severely damage our health and can even be fatal — …

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How I Control Diabetes

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Share When my doctor diagnosed my type 2 diabetes 18 months ago it was such a shock. Yes, looking back I’d had the symptoms for years feeling thirsty and needing the loo more, a dry mouth and tired all the time. However, I explained it away as menopause and living a busy life – I was helping my daughter with …

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Is it Safe for Diabetics to Use Steroid Creams Everyday?

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Share Steroid creams and ointments suppress inflammation, redness, itching, heat, blisters and weeping in eczema, dermatitis, allergies, psoriasis and other skin conditions. Ointments are thicker and help to rehydrate dry skin, although creams are cosmetically preferable as they rub in well. So, what are the direct effects of topical steroid creams on blood glucose levels and glycemic control among diabetic patients? In diabetic patients it appears …

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Are You at Risk of Diabetes?

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Share With one in 10 adults expected to have diabetes by 2035, could you be next? Over the past 20 years, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes just in the UK has more than doubled to almost 3.5 million. This dramatic rise has put an extreme burden on the government, costing the UK £8.8 billion each year. There’s a …

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Help! Diabetic got too Fat for Sex

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Share Diabetic Emma Wilson, 32, found her marriage crumbling because of one big problem. Wrapping my thick dressing gown round my pyjamas, I switched off the bedroom light and got into bed. My husband, Alistair, reached across and put his hand on my hip. “Not tonight, darling,” I said, my voice muffled under the duvet. It was September 2014 and …

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Mother Doesn’t Eat Right Anymore

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Share My diabetic mother is only in her 60’s, but she says she doesn’t need healthy food any more. Is she right? We wonder what’s behind her sudden decision? Is she fed up with following self imposed dietary restrictions (for example, cutting out carbs), or is cost an issue? Many people believe the nationally recommended adult diet (including five-plus daily portions …

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Eat to Beat the Menopause

Share Hot flushes? Foggy brain? Mood swings? Here’s how to get your own homemade HRT on a plate for Diabetics. Homemade HRT for Mood Swings TRY reducing your sugar intake. FOR keeping mood more stable. Avoid sugary snacks, which can lead to tiredness and low mood when blood/sugar levels dip. Nutritional therapists say, sugar uses up a valuable mineral called …

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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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