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Potassium and High Blood Pressure

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Potassium and high blood pressure Potassium regulates the heartbeat and ensures proper function of the muscles and nerves. It is vital for synthesizing protein and metabolizing carbohydrates.  The diet of our ancestors included significant component...

Exercising with Diabetes

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Diabetes patients are often advised by experts to exercise as this can improve sensitivity toinsulin, and reduce excess fat. Experts believe that this can eventually help in controlling the sugar levels in blood. While...

10 foods that may impact your risks from heart disease, stroke, and type 2...

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Studies suggest that eating suboptimal levels of 10 foods or nutrients — too much of some and not enough of others — was associated with more than 45% of deaths due to type 2...

Sources of sugar in food

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Sugar is present in several food products and sometimes  food can be unappetizing if it’s not present. It is added to products like breads, dairy-based foods, salad dressings, and sauces. The sugar is added...

How to measure your blood pressure

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Taking a blood pressure reading is common these days, whether in your home of getting it measured in a clinic. It is important to measure your reading correctly as there can be a difference...

Everything You Need To Know About Prediabetes

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Prediabetes is a widespread medical condition affecting a substantial percentage of the adult population worldwide. It is a borderline diabetes condition with frequent high blood sugar levels in the body. Fluctuations in the diet can...

Hypoglycemia or low sugar

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Hypoglycemia is a state where blood sugar levels fall below 70 mg percent and is and clearly defined medical emergency . This situation may arise in cases where there has been a long gap of...

Diabetes and Alcohol

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Moderate alcohol intake does not have major detrimental effect on long-term blood glucose management in diabetic patients. Risks associated with alcohol consumption include hypoglycemia and / or delayed hypoglycemia (particularly for those using insulin or...

Diabetes and Smoking

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People with diabetes who smoke and people with diabetes exposed to secondhand smoke have a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, premature deaths, microvascular  complications, and worse glycemic control when compared to those who do...

Diabetes and Foot care

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Perform a comprehensive foot evaluation at least annually to identify risk factors for ulcers and amputations. Patients with evidence of sensory loss or prior ulceration or amputation should have their feet inspected at every visit. Obtain...

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