Health Articles tagged ‘blood sugar’

Understanding and Treating Hyperglycemia – High Blood Sugar

Just like the sugar in your blood can get too low, it can also go sky high. One reason that an individual develops diabetes is because of the levels of sugar in the blood is higher than normal. This is called hyperglycemia and can be dangerous if left untreated. The repercussions of hyperglycemia can...
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The Effects of Stress on Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetes Type 2 hinges on levels of blood sugar in the body. Stress can have something to do with that. Are you stressed? More importantly, are you handling your stress properly? It could be a bigger problem than you think. Everyone knows what stress feels like. However, there are two types of stress....
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How to Recognize Hypoglycemia and the Effects of Low Blood Sugar

It may be difficult for long-time diabetics to recognize a hypoglycemic episode. They may have gotten used to feeling a certain way and don’t pay attention to the symptoms anymore. This can also happen to diabetics who haven’t been taught what to watch for in a hypoglycemia episode. That’s...
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Garlic: It Does More Than Ward Off Evil

Garlic, a member of the lily family, is a dried root native to central Asia. Despite its origins, garlic cloves have been used in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, Japan, India, Russia and Europe going back for thousands of years. In the United States, garlic was first cultivated in New Orleans by...
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Diabetes Alert Day: Test Someone You Love

March 24 is the 21st annual American Diabetes Alert Day. Why does it matter, you say? 1 in 5 Americans is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Most of these folks won’t even find out they have diabetes until they’ve had the disease for 7-10 years. Untreated, diabetes  leads to heart disease,...
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