By: Omar Salvador
Early in 2005, my nephew, who just turned 25 then, was discovered to have diabetes. Aware of the fact that people diagnosed with diabetes before the age of 30 are prone to diabetic retinopathy, his parents had to schedule him for regular checkups with an...
Glucose: Testing and management tips for diabetics
By: Sheena Ingle
Glucose, a type of sugar that comes from carbohydrate-rich foods, is the main source of energy used by the body. Starchy foods such as pastas and potatoes, along with grains, breads, fruits and rice all provide carbohydrates to the body. Diabetics and Glucose Glucose is...
By: Sarah Abts
Preventing Diabetes Many articles on preventing diabetes give sensible steps individuals can take to reduce their risk of acquiring diabetes, a serious health threat to the future existence of humans. Much like articles on avoiding avian flu advised people to avoid congested places, to wash...
By: John Atchison
Did you know that it is possible to reverse diabetes? Now before you run to the doctor looking for the magic shot or a pill that can save you from a lifetime of needles or bland diet foods, stop. A doctor is not necessarily going...
Gastroparesis: Symptoms and treatment
By: Jaime Heidel
Gastroparesis or ‘delayed gastric emptying’ can be debilitating. Find out more about this common medical condition and what natural remedies you can use to treat it. What Is Gastroparesis? Gastroparesis, also called ‘delayed gastric emptying’ is a condition characterized by partial paralysis of...
Diabetes: Risks, symptoms and consequences
By: John Tyler - 617723
Diabetes Linked To Obesity According to a March 2009 study released by the American Journal of Medicine, "Obesity is a primary risk factor for patients with Type 2 diabetes and 90% of all patients with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese, according to the...
Diabetes testing: How is it done and is it accurate?
By: David Clemen
For many diabetics their glucose meter is a very important tool for daily life. Did you know that they are allowed to be up to 20% wrong? Imagine being 20% wrong on such an important thing for diabetics as your glucose levels. Why are they...
How to prevent gestational diabetes
By: Monica Tully Sevilla
Gestational Diabetes is diabetes that first occurs in pregnancy. Diabetes is having high concentrations of glucose (sugar) in the blood. High glucose occurs when the cells of the body have an impaired response to insulin. Glucose, a simple sugar, is converted by the cell into...
Best tasting diabetic candies
By: Kathy Trower
Sometimes when you have to have a special dietary food, the choices are very limited. If you are a diabetic, and you have to control your sugar, it is difficult to find a "sweet something" to satisfy that sugar fix. Thanks to the scientific discoveries...
Managing diabetes: Home monitoring of blood sugar levels
By: Omar Salvador
A friend of mine, who is a diabetic, was told by his doctor to monitor himself at home. In conditions such as diabetes, in which changes in the chemical processes in the body can quickly take place and thus cause serious problems, monitoring oneself is...