Pages tagged with Blood Sugar Control

Glutathione, being the most prevalent endogenous antioxidant, can neutralize oxidative stress or free radicals. It also has the ability to repair damaged cells, which will result to healthy tissues and healthy organs.
Lassa fever disease occurs more often in the dry season, rather than in the rainy season. There have been reports of over 40 deaths in 12 states of Nigeria within the last one year alone.
In a study involving 120 patients with moderate to severe erectile dysfunction and chronic periodontitis, 60 patients received treatment for their gum disease, while the other half did not. These test subjects filled out questionnaires about their erectile function, and patients who r...
Patent contact lenses are designed to be able to monitor the blood sugar levels of diabetics has just announced by Google. The miniature device that serves to monitor glucose levels in tears of its users. But actually it does not have real crying.
Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis by a build-up of plaque in the inner lining of an artery. Arteriosclerosis on the other hand is a general term for thickening or hardening of the arteries.
Cholesterol is essential for our cell membranes, nerves and certain hormones. It also helps our liver to make bile acids which help in food digestion. Dietary cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in all foods of animal origin, egg yolk, meat, poultry, fish, milk and milk products...
In diabetics, constant monitoring, care and carefulness are necessities to keep the patient in shape and good health. The management and avoidance of the diabetic foot and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) are the most essential manifestations which can generally be controlled not only b...
The management of diabetic hypertension poses special problems for the medical community. Although patient adherence is often a major barrier to successful management, physicians’ belief and prejudices also negatively impact treatment. In addition, healthcare organizations need to p...
The aggressive approach to control blood pressure has just been endorsed by the National Kidney Foundation (NFK) in USA with regards to diabetics. The current recommendation is to lower the BP of diabetic patient to <130/80 mmHg- a reduction from the goal of <130/85 mmHg recommended i...
Both hypertension and diabetes are chronic non communicable diseases, often asymptomatic at the early stages and play a significant role in the morbidity and mortality in the present decease. They are both independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease when they co-exist; they ar...
Diabetics know fully well that they are in a medical situation which needs adequate care and precaution. That is not too say they should live secluded lives just because they have to be careful, but as active as they should be, careful considerations on some activities like drinking a...
When diet and exercise fails, medication is added. Whereas some clinical measures applies to all diabetics, medication is used only when satisfactory blood sugar control is not yet achieved.
Knowledge enables you be an active participant in your care! There is therefore the need for the doctor to have several sessions with the patient to educate them sufficiently about the problem. Patient should be willing to learn about the disease. There is the need to discuss options ...
There is yet to be a cure for diabetes mellitus. Exercise is a key control factor in good diabetes prevention and glucose management. Exercise is an excellent way to control diabetes. Exercise is often overlooked as a diabetes treatment, yet it improves blood glucose control, helps ci...
Diabetes is a serious and costly disease. Some of its huge costs include: medical and treatment costs, personal health care expenditure, in-patient hospital admission and outpatient care. Cardiovascular diseases are the most costly complications of type 2 diabetes. Some other indirect...
Glucose control seems to play a role. Neuropathy is more likely to affect people who have had diabetes for a long time or whose glucose control is poor. It can be prevented through good diabetic control. Also avoiding alcohol and cigarettes will probably help protect the nerves from d...
Most diabetes complications are preventable and treatable. Early testing, new medical treatments and improvements in diabetic control are protective measures. The connection between diabetes and heart disease is very important.
It has been claimed that BCG offers some protection against leprosy also but it is of doubtful value. The only rational way to control the spread of leprosy in contacts is regular 6-monthly examinations.
Fasting blood sugar levels of more than 126 mg/dL on two or more tests on different days indicate diabetes. The test is usually performed in the morning which is about 10 to 12 hours from the previous meal. This is the best way to diagnosing diabetes.
Diabetes mellitus is chronically increased blood sugar above normal due to quantitative or qualitative lack of insulin. So either the body does not make enough or it is unable to use insulin properly. Glucose (sugar) becomes excessive in the blood and sometimes even appears in the uri...
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