Diabetes Care

Medicinal Properties of Bitter Melon - Good for Diabetics

2004-10-25 23:32

Bitter Melon is the English name of Momordica charantia, a climbing vine whose leaves and green fruits, although bitter, has been used to fight cancer, diabetes and many infectious diseases. It is also a powerful weapon against HIV/AIDS since some reports claim that bitter melon has substance Q. It is one of the most favorite egetables among the Chinese and the most popular herbal tea as well

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Thirty years of research progress: Major breakthroughs in diabetes research in the last three decades

2004-10-08 07:49

For thousands of years, diabetes, especially in young people, was a death sentence. Not until 1921, when University of Toronto researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered insulin, did a path to the cure for this devastating disease evolve. \n

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Blood sugar testing: Looking into the window of the body

2004-10-07 23:29

For someone who has diabetes, testing blood glucose or sugar is like looking into the window of the body. Regular testing helps a person with diabetes determine how effectively they are managing their diet, exercise and medication. Accurate results from a blood glucose meter are absolutely essential.

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High Blood Sugar Increases Death Risk for Non-Diabetics Too

2004-10-02 23:47

For years high blood sugar has been a known risk factor for people with diabetes. A test called hemoglobin 1c (HbA1c) measures the average blood sugar levels over the past three months. A high HbA1c level increases a diabetic's risk for blindness, kidney disease and nerve damage. It also increases the risk of heart disease, which accounts for 80% of deaths in people with diabetes.

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Sweet poison: 32 teaspoons of sugar a day

2004-08-02 20:23

What is the most common addiction in our society today? Well you may be surprised to learn that it is sugar. That's right, those pretty white crystals sitting on most people's kitchen table. The average American consumes 32 teaspoons of sugar a day. Not only is it addictive, but this very common everyday product that is falsely believed to be harmless is responsible for many health problems we find in our society.

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Fad Diets and Diabetes

2004-07-31 14:45

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 90 percent of all people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes are overweight. Studies have shown that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by keeping weight in control and by increasing physical activity. Losing weight can lower the risks for developing serious diabetes-related complications, including heart and blood vessel disease and can help to reduce blood sugar levels.

Low Carbohydrate Diets

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Managing Diabetes

2004-06-30 22:32

When we eat, our bodies break down the proteins, carbohydrates and fats we consume to be used as the building blocks of our bodies. Carbohydrates, such as those found in bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and cereals are first digested and converted into simple sugars in the intestines and then move from the intestines into the bloodstream.

These simple sugars are our body's first choice for energy production.

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Do You Want To Prevent Diabetes?

2004-04-02 07:55

Folks who learn where health comes from and practice prevention won't become diabetic, and will not need the medical community dosing them with coffee, or any other magic bullet.

Folks who learn where health comes from and practice prevention won't become diabetic, and will not need the medical community dosing them with coffee, or any other magic bullet.

William R. Quesnell
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