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Best Diabetes Management App for 2014

Best Diabetes Management App for 2014

        With the recent announcement of the upcoming Health app for iOS 8, people are talking about health and fitness more in the tech world. Fitness has always been connected to iOS use, but more and more, we are finding out how users can better interact with their doctors and specialists....

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Latest Stats on Diabetes from World Health Organization

Latest Stats on Diabetes from World Health Organization

Key facts 347 million people worldwide have diabetes* (1). In 2012, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes (2). More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (3). WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030 (4). Healthy diet, regular physical...

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Glucose in the Body

Glucose in the Body

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood are too high. Blood glucose levels are normally regulated by the hormone insulin, which is made by the pancreas. Diabetes occurs when there is a problem with this hormone and how it works in the body. Around 5.1 per...

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Weight Loss for Diabetics who Want to Stay Healthy and Fit

Weight Loss for Diabetics who Want to Stay Healthy and Fit

When we talk about diabetes, we can easily incorporate issues regarding to what food to eat. Most people who have these concerns may think of plainly restrictions and total weight control but this is not necessarily the case. Basically when one has diabetes, the insulin mechanism is altered. This leads to high sugar content...

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Dairy fat could reduce diabetes risk

Dairy fat could reduce diabetes risk

Scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and collaborators from other institutions have identified a natural substance in dairy fat that may substantially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The compound, trans-palmitoleic acid, is a fatty acid found in milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter. It is not produced by the body...

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Fizzy drinks can cause high blood pressure and increased risk of diabetes

Fizzy drinks can cause high blood pressure and increased risk of diabetes

Diet, exercise and, to a lesser extent, an inexpensive drug can help keep Type 2 diabetes at bay for up to 10 years, researchers said. In a new study, individuals at risk of type 2 diabetes significantly reduced their chances of developing the condition by taking the diabetes drug metformin and adhering to a...

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How cinnamon helps prevent diabetes

How cinnamon helps prevent diabetes

A growing body of research suggests that the common spice cinnamon can help prevent and regulate diabetes. Cinnamon is derived from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees, and has a long history as a culinary and medicinal plant. Its uses in traditional medicine include the treatment of colds, congestion and diarrhea, and modern science...

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