DIABETES: Health news, advice and natural remedies

How is polyphagia related to diabetes?

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Think about the last time you were hungry. It might have been after intense exercise, or maybe you had skipped a meal. You might have eaten more to quell those hunger pains, but eventually you likely felt full. But if …

Erectile dysfunction raises risk of unrecognized diabetes

risk of diabetes increases with EDAccording to the University of Wisconsin, the prevalence of erectile dysfunction is about five percent for men over 40, but jumps to 15 percent for men over the age of 70. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man can no …

Your risk of diabetes increases if you have this…

 Treatment of sleep apnea reduces risk of diabetesDoes your partner ever nudge you in the middle of the night due to your snoring? You may take it as a sign of being in a deep sleep, but snoring can also be a symptom to a serious sleep …

Medication for diabetes aids in dementia prevention

diabetes medication helps prevent demetiaAs we age many functions of the body begin to decline. One function, in particular, is our memory. But losing our memory doesn’t have to be a part of aging and yet dementia diagnoses are on the rise.

Dementia is …

Eat like this to improve post-meal sugar

improve post meal sugarRoughly 29-million Americans have diabetes. Specifically, the prevalence of diabetes in seniors remains high, with those over 65 years of age represent 25.9% of that statistic.

We are aware of ways to prevent diabetes and even manage it with exercise, …

Is your diabetes caused by a thyroid disorder?

Thyroid disorderThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Estimates that 29.1 million Americans have diabetes and among that group 8.1 million cases are undiagnosed. With such high numbers diabetes prevention is on the forefront of health.

We currently know and …

The habit putting you at risk for diabetes

TV WatchingAt least 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that another 86 million people have pre-diabetes and are headed towards full-blown diabetes if they don’t get off the couch.

A …

Diabetic? Why you should be concerned about your blood pressure

managing blood pressure for diabeticsIf you’re diabetic, managing blood sugar is a main concern. It’s routine to check this before and after meals, a few times a day. Although monitoring blood sugar numbers is part of living with diabetes, there’s another number that diabetics …

Working the night shift? You may be at risk of type 2 diabetes

risk-of-Type-2-diabetesIn America, odds are you’re at risk of diabetes. That’s a fact. And what if your job was putting you at even higher risk for the disease?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 29.1 million Americans …

Diabetic neuropathy: Natural remedies and TLC

natural remedies for diabetic nerve painNumbness or tingling in your legs or feet? Are you more sensitive to touch these days? If you’re diabetic, these are symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. The condition is a type of nerve damage caused by high blood sugar. It …

The simple beverage swap to reduce risk of diabetes

reduce risks of diabetesWe all know we should be drinking water throughout our day, but a lot of us are still grabbing a can or bottle of soda. It’s no secret that Americans like their soda.

But sugary beverages – top-selling sodas included …

Turning 50? You could be at risk for diabetes

Young doctor check the blood-sugar levelGetting older has its pluses – life experience, wisdom, longstanding relationships. Our senior years can be fulfilling ones. But the other side of that coin is we’re more prone to chronic disease because of our aging bodies. There’s the wear …

Your risk for diabetes increases if you’re not getting enough of this

lack-of-sleep-may-cause-diabetesIt seems like there’s not enough time in a day to get everything we need to do, done. So instead of putting tasks off until tomorrow, we stay up later impeding on our sleep time. It may not seem like …

Stride healthy: Foot care for diabetics

foot-care-tips-for-diabetesDiabetics have a lot on their plate. They’re thinking about blood sugar control, following their medication, exercising, watching their carbohydrates and eating right… The list goes on.

But feet and diabetes are not always top of mind. We need to …

Hypoglycemia alert: How low is your blood sugar?

symptoms-of-hypoglycemiaAre you feeling shaky and weak? Nervous and sweating for no apparent reason? It could be hypoglycemia – low blood sugar – a symptom, just like fever, that signals something is wrong with your health.

When it comes to the …

Diabetic? Easy ways to cut down on hidden sugar

cut-down-hidden-sugarUndeniably, sugar is everywhere. It seems impossible not to consume sugar at any given moment. From naturally occurring sugar found in fruits to artificial sugars that can be found in junk food and soft drinks, we are living in a …

Can’t sleep? You’re at risk for diabetes

sleep-linked-to-diabetesIt seems like there’s not enough time in a day to get everything we need to do done. So instead of putting tasks off until tomorrow, we stay up later, encroaching on our sleep time.

It may not seem like …

Simple steps for preventing diabetes

prevent-diabetes-naturallyWe all know that diabetes is a disease where there is excess sugar in the blood. Why is it there? How can I prevent it? Why does everyone not get it? All good questions. And I’ll try and answer all …

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