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Diabetes Care

People who have diabetes, whether it is the most common type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, or gestational diabetes, need current, well-researched information on all aspects of the disease. Emaxhealth has expert reporters who provide articles on the latest research as well as important lifestyle guidelines regarding all forms of diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-diabetes

Diabetes is a disorder that affects the way your body uses digested food for growth and energy. Pre diabetes, also called impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG), is a condition in which your blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.

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Medicinal Properties of Bitter Melon - Good for Diabetics

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

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

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

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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Diabetes and its Management

Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most costly burdensome chronic diseases of our time and is condition that is increasing in epidemic population in the whole world. The complications resulting from the diseases are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality and are associated with failure of various organs such as the eyes, kidneys and nerves.

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Sweet poison: 32 teaspoons of sugar a day

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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