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Healthier Heart Follows 12 Diet Disciplines

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Share Try these 12 disciplines in your diabetic diet and your heart will thank you. A healthier heart is linked to what you eat, say nutritionists. Eating a Mediterranean inspired diet, foods high in fibre (fruit, veg, pulses, lentils) and healthy fats (olive oil, nuts, seeds, avocados) as well as lean meats, low-fat dairy and oily fish, benefits a healthier …

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Blood Pressure the Silent Killer

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Share Blood pressure kept under control is key to staying healthy, but the majority of us choose to ignore it. Do you know your blood pressure numbers? If the answer’s no, you’re not alone. Research has found that one in five of us are unaware of our vital readings, with an estimated seven million people, in the UK alone, living …

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Addicted to Food has Fundamentally Changed You

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Share Addicted to food can show itself in many different ways. The certain damage is to your physical and mental health. There are times when we just can’t stop eating. What happens when it becomes something serious? Eight out of 100 people have full-blown food addiction, say doctors and recovery coaches. While you may not have something so extreme, many …

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High Cholesterol Coping Mechanism

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Share Too much cholesterol (lipid fats) in your blood will block your arteries, causing stroke and heart attacks. Persistently high blood levels of cholesterol can stick to the walls of your arteries, causing fatty plaques that harden, making the arteries stiff and narrow – atherosclerosis. Eventually a blockage occurs, stopping blood flowing to the relevant tissue. In the arteries to …

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Alopecia – New Hair, New You!

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Share Alopecia may occur more in women prone to type 2 diabetes who are at risk, for a scarring type of alopecia. High blood sugar can and does affect the blood vessels in the scalp. Want to revitalise your life and look? You can enjoy a good hair day, everyday! A style overhaul that will knock years off and help …

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Medicine Mistakes Diabetics Cannot Afford

Share Medicine mistakes and errors now account for thousands of hospital admissions a month. Are you taking your medicine correctly? Most of us now take at least one prescription drug, as well as over-the-counter remedies. 1. Taking Medicine Last Thing at Night Cough mixtures and children’s paracetamol are laden with sugar, which can be tricky to remove from the bumps …

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Hay Fever DIY! Help Without Pills

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Share Hay fever and antihistamines do not affect diabetes and blood sugar, however, if you are sleepy you might not be self-aware of high or low blood sugar symptoms. Be ready for whatever the hay fever season throws at you. Including thunderfever. Count yourself as one of the lucky ones who never suffers with hay fever? You could be in …

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Energy Boosters for Diabetics DIY Easy

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Share Energy boosters are perfect if you are fed up with feeling tired. Try these easy DIY pick-me-ups to restore your get-up-and-go. 1. Get moving Exercise is probably the last thing you feel like doing when you’re tired, but exercise is one of the body’s best energisers, thanks to the feel-good chemicals triggered when you get moving. Energy boosters: Get …

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Pneumonia and Diabetes – It’ll Work Out

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Share Pneumonia is the lung infection that can kill, so it should always be taken seriously. Pneumonia means inflammation of our lung cells (alveoli). Their walls become swollen with fluid that makes it harder for oxygen and carbon dioxide to exchange in the bloodstream. Around 1% of us get community acquired pneumonia (CAP) each year — 100,000 people are admitted …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Truth About It

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Share Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an auto-immune disorder that affects 400,000 people in the UK alone, especially women and can start at any age. In RA, the body attacks its own tissues, producing inflammation. It often begins in mid-life and may be linked to genetic factors as well as environmental factors; for example, smoking, intake of alcohol, red meat and …

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Fitness Kamasutra Bi-Weekly Treat

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Share Fitness kamasutra is the new exercise craze, combining the philosophies of yoga with the pleasures of sex, that you may continue otherwise guilt-free because you won’t exercise. So, here are some exercise and work-out tips for diabetes. Fitness Kamasutra and yoga will add spice to your intimate life. Yoga is kamasutra without a partner, then why not make it …

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Menopause Fit, Early or Late

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Share There are three distinct stages to the menopause. First comes the peri-menopause the run-up to periods stopping forever. This is when our oestrogen levels start to fall and we experience the most severe and recognised symptoms of menopause. It lasts an average of five years. Menopause itself is the actual stopping of our periods and the time thereafter is …

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Hormone Replacement Therapy, The Big Rethink

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Share Forget everything you thought you knew about hormone replacement therapy. Views on their risks and benefits are changing. Studies show that HRT is associated with significant decrease in serum fasting glucose and fructosamine levels in diabetic patients. There are no detrimental effects of transdermal HRT on lipid profile, glucose metabolism C-reactive protein and urine protein levels in well-managed diabetic …

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Diabetes Health, is it a Crime to Care?

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Share Staying healthy can sound pretty complicated, with advice changing frequently — do this, eat that, never try those. So we asked a group of health specialists to give us their single most important piece of advice, especially for diabetes health. The Optometrist – WEAR SUNGLASSES You should be as cautious with your eyes around sunlight as you are with …

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Haematuria, Blood in Urine is Nature’s Warning Sign

Haematuria Blood in Urine is Nature's Warning Sign

Share Peeing blood when you pass urine is quite common, but alarming. Many of us get occasional or recurrent blood in urine (haematuria) which can’t be seen with the naked eye, but is only detectable with a urinary dipstick and is often a surprise discovery made during tests for other conditions. Either way, any sign of blood in urine (haematuria) …

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