Health Articles tagged ‘diabetes’

For People on Dialysis, Too Thin Can Be Risky

Dialysis patients with very low body fat are much more likely to die than other people on dialysis, even those with the highest levels of body fat, a new study has found. Researchers measured body fat percentage in 671 dialysis patients in California. In the next five years, the death rate for people...
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How Weight Loss Surgery Changes Your Body

Weight loss surgery isn’t a quick fix that allows you to jump right back into your old routines without making any lifestyle changes. The more invasive the surgery, the more changes you’ll need to make to accommodate your new stomach. Health professionals will give you a variety of dietary...
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Monitoring Your Glucose Levels

Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose inside the body to use for fuel. When there is too much glucose circulating in the blood, you can develop a condition called diabetes. One way to manage your diabetes is to keep a close eye on your glucose levels, also known as your blood sugar levels. It is...
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The Dangers of Abdominal Fat… and How to Get Rid of it

Diabetes is a condition of the metabolic system where insulin doesn’t act as it should. There are many risk factors that increase your chances of developing the Type 2 variety of diabetes. Carrying too much fatty tissue on your frame is one of those risks. Everyone Needs Fat — Just Not That Much Fat...
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How Important is Family History to Childhood Obesity?

If we want to finally figure out a solution to the growing problem of obesity among children in America, we first have to understand the causes of childhood obesity. Naturally, people tend to look at a child’s family for clues. Does family history and genetics contribute to a child’s weight? Let’s...
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Smoking: Metabolic damage and the Risk of Diabetes

Smoking used to be socially acceptable. Remember the Marlboro Man? Smoking was thought of as cool, rugged, and sexy. Virginia Slims won their campaign and made smoking cigarettes fashionable for women, as well. In reality, smoking has always been detrimental to our health. It’s now common knowledge...
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What is Metabolic Syndrome? Know the Risk Factors

You probably have heard about diabetes, but most likely haven’t heard the term ?metabolic syndrome.? This is an important term to understand as it can be an indicator of potential diabetes risk. We are all concerned about metabolism. It refers to the way that the body burns nutrients for fuel....
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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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Three Types of Diabetes – Yes, Three!

Although diabetes touches millions of people in the United States and around the world, many people may not realize is that there are different types of diabetes. How many types of diabetes are there? The answer is that there are three main types of diabetes mellitus.
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Athlete’s foot treatment

We have all suffered from athlete’s foot at one time or another. You may be surprised to find that there are different types of athlete’s treatment available. Of course, it depends on the severity and type of athlete’s foot that you suffer from, but most of the time athlete’s...
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