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Even mild sleep apnea may up hypertension, diabetes risk

Even mild sleep apnea may up hypertension, diabetes risk

Young and middle-aged adults suffering from mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea with symptoms such as snoring and excessive daytime sleepiness, may be at an increased risk of developing hypertension and diabetes, researchers say. Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious chronic disease that involves the repeated collapse of the upper airway during sleep. The findings showed that […]

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Eye problems and diabetes

Eye problems and diabetes

High blood sugar levels can lead to eye problems like blurry vision, retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. People with diabetes should plan to make regular eye doctor visits. Blurry Vision Blurry vision is a common eye problem in people with diabetes The lens could swell, which changes the ability to see when their blood sugar level […]

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Diabetic Neuropathy: Basic information for diabetes patients

Diabetic Neuropathy: Basic information for diabetes patients

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage caused by long-term high blood sugar levels. It’s a serious and common complication of diabetes. 60-70% of people with diabetes experience some form of neuropathy. There are four main types of diabetes-related neuropathy: peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal. Peripheral neuropathy This is the most common form of […]

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Diabetes and watermelon

Diabetes and watermelon

Watermelon is the summer favorite fruit and just like any other fruit, it does contain sugar. Having diabetes forces you to follow your diet strictly and always keep an eye on your blood sugar level. How good is watermelon? According to USDA, watermelon makes up for 20% of Vitamin C that people need per day. […]

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Belly fat may up diabetes, heart disease risk

Belly fat may up diabetes, heart disease risk

If you are having an apple shaped body — in which weight is deposited around the abdomen — it may be high time to reduce the belly fat. A study warns that people who are genetically inclined to storing belly fat may be at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. […]

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Living in high altitude cuts diabetes risk

Living in high altitude cuts diabetes risk

A major risk factor for development of heart diseases, strokes and diabetes is lower in people who live at higher altitudes, says a new study that suggests that something as simple as the geographic area in which you live contribute to your risk of developing these diseases. ‘We found that those people living between 457 […]

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People with Type 1 diabetes need to exercise carefully

People with Type 1 diabetes need to exercise carefully

Maintaining good exercise regimen may be difficult and risky, especially for people with Type 1 diabetes, because exercise tends to cause fluctuations in blood sugar, which may even become dangerous, researchers warned. Patients with Type 1 diabetes have to monitor their blood glucose levels before, during and after exercise, said Michael Riddell, Professor at York […]

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Making muscles burn more fat may raise the risk of diabetes

Making muscles burn more fat may raise the risk of diabetes

Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose (sugar) can contribute to a higher risk of diabetes, according to research findings. The study was conducted on genetically engineered mice. While awake, their muscles burned glucose, but while asleep their muscles burned fat. The researchers found that disrupting this cycle may contribute to diabetes. On the […]

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Diabetes diet: Healthy snacks for managing diabetes

Diabetes diet: Healthy snacks for managing diabetes

Consuming healthy snacks can better help manage diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) suggests that avoiding the vending machine is also a wise decision when living with diabetes. There are numerous snacks that can boost energy all the while being low in fat, sugar, and salt which diabetics can enjoy. Choosing healthy snacks and monitoring […]

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Vitamin D may prevent diabetes and heart disease

Vitamin D may prevent diabetes and heart disease

Sunbathing or vitamin D supplements may help restore good bacteria in the gut and help prevent metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that are risk factors fordiabetes and heart disease, new research suggests. The scientists discovered that vitamin D deficiency is necessary for metabolic syndrome to progress in mice, with underlying disturbances in gut bacteria. ‘Based […]

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