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Diabetes and Osteoporosis

Diabetes and Osteoporosis

According to the International Diabetes Federation, there are close to 400 million people, worldwide, that have diabetes. It is estimated that this number will more than double, in the next 20 years. Insulin helps blood sugar turn into useful energy, but when the body does not produce (Type 1 diabetes) or when the body cannot […]

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Are you prepared for a diabetic emergency?

Are you prepared for a diabetic emergency?

Whether you are traveling to another country or staying local, to run “everyday” errands, emergencies can happen, like getting stuck in an elevator or being stuck in a traffic jam for several hours. Weather emergencies, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards and tornadoes happen all over the world, and these types of situations can not only […]

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History of Diabetes

History of Diabetes

Diabetes has been around for centuries, dating as far back as 1552BC, when an Egyptian physician named Hesy-Ra, documented polyuria as a symptom of elevated blood sugar levels. Obviously, during that time, doctors were not privy to the sophisticated testing technology of today, so they needed to pay “water tasters”, to help with their diagnosis […]

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Diabetes and the Benefits of Fresh Herbs

Diabetes and the Benefits of Fresh Herbs

In the United States, about 25 million individuals are afflicted with diabetes, and 90% of that number is Type 2. These statistics are supplied by the ADA (American Diabetes Associations). Medications are usually prescribed for Type 2 diabetic patients, to effectively manage their blood sugar levels, but studies have shown that there are herbs that […]

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Diabetes and Beer

Diabetes and Beer

Diabetics always need to be aware of what they eat and drink, because it can have a direct effect on blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates are converted into fuel for the body’s use; however, carbs are very difficult for diabetics to effectively metabolize. Depending on a person’s weight, height and age, a recommended carbohydrate intake will […]

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Diabetes and Fasting

Diabetes and Fasting

Fasting is not an uncommon practice, and people fast (restrict food intake) for a variety of reasons, including the preparation of certain medical procedures, detoxification and religious purposes. Although some religions excuse individuals with diabetes from fasting, because of the risk of medical complications, many people still want to participate in this type of religious […]

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Ryan Reed

Ryan Reed

Entering his early 20s, Ryan Reed, who has Type 1 diabetes, was basically told that his dream of being a race car driver was over before it began. He finally and humbly, accepted his diagnosis of diabetes, but was unwilling to accept that he would never drive competitively again. Ryan is making it his mission […]

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