Health Articles tagged ‘diabetes’

Foot Care for Diabetics

Diabetes is a metabolic condition that can affect different areas of your body, even when your treatment is successful. One area that most people don?t think about is the foot. As a diabetic, taking care of your feet is paramount to your overall health and well-being. Hard Working Feet Let?s face it...
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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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Ginseng: Ancient Herb with Many Health Benefits

Ginseng is derived from the Greek word Panax, which means panacea, or all healing.  It makes perfect sense when you realize that ginseng has been used in China to increase longevity and the quality of life for thousands of years. Most people are already familiar with ginseng and know it as an herbal...
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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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High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk

Is your pressure at the boiling point? We don’t mean because the kids have stuffed toilet paper in the toilet or made mud pies in your microwave. No, we’re talking about a condition that you may not be aware of, but could do a lot of damage to your body. There is a correlation between high...
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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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Exercise and Diabetes: Prevent, Manage or Reverse the Disease

Exercise is good for everyone. When you get moving on a regular schedule with some sort of exercise program, you not only feel better, you reduce your risk of diabetes. There are many risk factors for ?adult onset diabetes,? but the good news is that most of them are linked to lifestyle choices. This...
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Early Warning Signs: The First Indications of Diabetes

What are the signs of diabetes that you should look out for? Did you know, that diabetic nerve pain is actually one of the signs of diabetes that many people ignore at first? Diabetic nerve pain is actually called peripheral neuropathy. This is a condition that affects your ability to feel pain. Around...
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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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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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