Articles relating to 'DIABETES'

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 and tear of time, and the cumulative result of not-so-healthy habits we may have followed over many, many … Read More

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 a big deal now to skimp out on some shut-eye, but over time, you’re actually impacting not only … Read More

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 change that and put diabetes foot care on the radar.

Good management of your diabetes and an overall … Read More

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 early signs of hypoglycemia, and what causes hypoglycemia, diabetics already have an understanding of the condition. They know … Read More

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 sugar-induced society.

Reducing sugar intake to stay healthy

But all this sugar can be problematic. Not only does … Read More

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 a big deal now to skimp on some shuteye, but over time, this has a negative impact on … Read More

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 of them here. Let me start by explaining the causes of diabetes without getting too technical.

Understanding diabetes… Read More

Smart phones, smart cars and now…smart insulin

smart-insulin-to-treat-diabetesJust imagine: Instead of repeated blood tests and injections to keep blood sugar and diabetes in check every day, a single dose of “smart” insulin could circulate in the body and turn on whenever needed.

Breaking it down: Insulin for type 1 and type 2 diabetes

There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and type 2. … Read More

Healthy resolutions every diabetic should follow

health-tips-for-diabetesYou’ve been diagnosed with diabetes and are still not quite sure how to handle all the challenges it brings. Well, that’s not surprising, because it can come as a shock to some people how far off the mark they’ve been with diet and exercise.

Sitting too much and not getting 30 minutes or so of activity in at … Read More

Not eating these foods? You’re putting yourself at risk of…

Not eating these foods? You’re putting yourself at risk of…You may want to fill up on more sweet potatoes, butternut squash and those dark leafy greens. That’s because a lack of vitamin A – usually found in these foods – could be behind type 2 diabetes.

A new study by New York’s Weill Cornell Medical College, published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, has revealed that … Read More

4 health benefits of this overlooked miracle food

4 health benefits of this overlooked miracle foodDo you keep apple cider vinegar in your kitchen cupboard? If not, maybe you should. That’s because the health benefits of apple cider vinegar are wide-ranging – rivaling those of other natural helpers like tea tree oil and garlic.

Unlike white vinegar, apple cider vinegar has a yellowish-brown color. Known as “mother of vinegar,” it consists mainly of … Read More

Eating more of this will help prevent diabetes

diabetes, probioticsDairy is good for your whole body – heart, bones, teeth – and a new study has singled out yogurt from the dairy food group for its ability to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.

I like the tangy flavor and creamy texture of a quality yogurt, and this is a great reason to try yogurt with … Read More

Warning: One of the biggest risks that comes with diabetes

DIABETES, EYE HEALTHIt’s truly alarming how so many people with diabetes – or at risk for diabetes – are unaware of the damage the condition can do to their eyes.

It’s serious. In fact, if you don’t get your eyes examined regularly, it can lead to complete blindness…

Diabetes and blindness: Making the connection

An estimated 25.8 million people in the … Read More

What your eyes reveal about your health

disease, vision, DISEASE, VISIONIt is often said that our eyes are the gateway to our soul. Although this may be true, your eyes can reveal much more than that. Eyes not only provide us with the ability to see, but they can also tell us what’s going on inside our bodies.

Whether it is matters of the heart, the mind or … Read More

You are definitely at risk of heart disease if…

shutterstock_58495486Diabetes and heart disease are two issues you may not have considered go hand in hand. They do.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes deaths are set to rise by more than 50 percent in the next decade alone. Gaining awareness about this disease and your risk factors has a special importance with such staggering numbers, … Read More

A cup of this every day keeps the cardiologist away

DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, PREVENTIONDo you ever want to pour yourself another tall glass of milk? Indulge in an extra-cheese pizza slice, or a double-scoop ice cream cone?

If you’re anything like me, it can be tough to turn down offers of these delicious dairy products. But that’s OK because milk isn’t just for your bones. The consumption of dairy may help … Read More

Do this one simple thing to manage your diabetes

diabetes, exerciseWithout question, walking is an effective and low-cost form of aerobic exercise that most everyone can do. As a doctor, I try to take a walk every single day. It’s a great way to clear your head and does so much for your health.

Walking fights fat, boosts energy levels and even protects your heart. But if you … Read More

Disease-fighting power of this humble vegetable…

blood pressure, diabetesAlthough fall means the days will get cooler and shorter, those harvest vegetables are now in season – and they have so many health benefits to offer.

One vegetable, in particular, packs a punch when it comes to providing you with your daily intake of vitamins and keeping you healthy right through the winter. This superstar food is … Read More

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