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Tips for Managing Type 1 and 2 Diabetes at Home

  Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition where the body is either unable to produce insulin (Type 1) or insufficient insulin (Type 2). Insulin is a chemical produced by the pancreas to supply nutrients (glucose, fats and proteins) through blood to the cells for energy. When a person becomes diabetic, the cells do not get the nutrients resulting in blood …

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Diabetes and Watermelon: Is It Safe to Eat?

With summers coming in, one fruit that should be thoroughly enjoyed is watermelon. Although, there’s a myth surrounding fruits that it is not harmful to eat plenty, it’s always important to check the nutritional information first. As we all know, diabetes is a condition which makes you monitor your sugar readings after every meal. Moreover, with watermelon containing high sugars …

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Early Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, is a condition of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is made up of glands that secrete hormones that travels through circulatory system (blood) and regulates metabolism, growth, sexual development and reproduction. Diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes consists of group of metabolic diseases characterized by chronic high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) resulting from defects in insulin secretion, …

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Treatment of Hypertension in Diabetes

Many people are aware that hypertension is related to blood pressure, but the term has now much more relation to diabetes. Hypertension is when the blood flows through the blood vessels with too much force.  This force leads to an increase in blood pressure which is often called hypertension. Moreover, hypertension diabetes can result in many complications including heart disease, …

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Glycemic Index | A key Factor in Diabetes Management

Glycemic Index | A key Factor in Diabetes Management

Previously, the amount of carbohydrate intake was considered to be directly related to the blood glucose response to different diets. Because of this, food that was included in the traditional diet plans was on the basis of the amount of carbohydrates. However, the concept of Glycemic Index (GI) has cleared that foods relative to glucose or white bread with similar …

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Diabetes and Your Period

Diabetes is a chronic condition which does not discriminate between genders. However, women have a different set of difficulties with regards to overseeing diabetes.  Every woman has a different cycle of menstruation ranging from 20 to 40 days or more. And in some cases, the cycle changes regularly. Unusually long or infrequent menstrual cycles might be connected to insulin resistance. …

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