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Diabetes and the Elderly

Diabetes can be a serious concern for the elderly, as nearly 20% of Americans over age 65 have it and another quarter of the elderly population has impaired glucose intolerance. The general effects of aging, such as weight gain and a more sedentary lifestyle, make diabetes more likely in this population. And the scary fact is, almost half of those elderly people fail to properly control their blood sugar levels. Taking care of older people with diabetes is very important to maintain their quality Read more [...]

5 Tools Diabetics Should Keep On Hand

The diagnosis of diabetes can feel Earth-shattering to the new diabetic but doesn't have to be the end of the world. For many, finally coming to understand what is going on with their bodies, and having the opportunity to work out the details of a plan to live with the condition, can be liberating on its own right. Until there is a cure for diabetes, the reality for diabetics is that we will need to manage our insulin levels for the rest of our lives. Preparing for that reality Read more [...]
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Diet and Eye Health: The Facts

You may have scoffed at your mother when she tried to make you eat more carrots when you were young, promising you amazing night-vision if you did, but new research shows that she may not have been too far from the truth. New studies show that eating certain foods can definitely improve your eyesight and reverse the processes of optical ageing, as well as other dangerous conditions like macular degeneration, which accounts for nearly half of all blindness and other sight conditions in the UK. Macular Read more [...]
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What are the different types of Diabetes?

Whаt аrе thе dіffеrеnt types оf Diabetes? Thеrе аrе 3 main types оf diabetes: Type 1 іѕ uѕuаllу diagnosed іn children аnd young adults, аnd occurs whеn thе pancreas іѕ unable tо produce insulin. Thе саuѕе оf type 1 diabetes remains unknown, but wе dо knоw thаt іt іѕ nоt caused bу eating tоо muсh sugar. Approximately 10 реr cent оf people wіth diabetes hаvе type 1 diabetes. Tо date іt remains unpreventable, аnd іѕ аlwауѕ treated wіth insulin. Read more [...]
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