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Drink or Ditch? Beverages for Diabetics

Drink or Ditch? Beverages for Diabetics

When you have diabetes, you need to be cautious about what you drink. You cannot just drink anything you like. According to the American Diabetes Association, the best drinks are those with zero or low calories. The worst drinks are those that can raise blood sugar levels quickly. Managing diabetes includes following a diet that...

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The Link Between Skin Tags and Diabetes

The Link Between Skin Tags and Diabetes

Studies revealed that people with diabetes tend to develop skin tags compared to those who don’t have the condition. Skin tags are skin growths that are medically harmless and can be removed using methods like cryotherapy, ligation or by surgery. But having skin tags doesn’t always mean you have diabetes, due to the fact that...

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The Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s [Video]

The Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s [Video]

Diabetes is a disease that can lead to many complications, including blood vessel damage. Alzheimer’s disease is a disorder that causes the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to stop functioning and eventually dying resulting in memory failure, personality changes, and a decline in cognitive abilities. Several studies have been establishing the connection between diabetes...

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7 Sneaky Signs of Prediabetes

7 Sneaky Signs of Prediabetes

If you are over 45 years old, like sugary foods, do not exercise, and have a family history of diabetes, you are at high risk of developing prediabetes. Have regular doctor check-ups and blood sugar testing to monitor blood sugar levels. People who are African-American, Native American, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, and Latino, are predisposed to...

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Top Tips for Lowering A1C in Diabetes [Video]

Top Tips for Lowering A1C in Diabetes [Video]

Day-to-day blood sugar testing only provides a limited info of what’s happening in the moment and not a full picture of what’s happened in the long term. An A1C test measures your average blood sugar level over the past two to three months. The hemoglobin A1C test provides more accurate info on how well you...

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How Diabetes Can Cause Tendon Damage

How Diabetes Can Cause Tendon Damage

High blood sugar level in diabetes accelerates mixing of fat and proteins which lead to tendon damage. Uncontrolled diabetes thickens the tendons causing tears, thus the pain. Manage diabetes through exercise, diet, and medications. Tendons are cord-like bands that connect the muscles to the bones.  It transports the force from your muscles to your bones...

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Learn The Three Basics of Diabetes Care [Video]

Learn The Three Basics of Diabetes Care [Video]

The three basic ways of diabetes care include monitoring A1C, treating blood pressure, and lowering cholesterol levels. Knowing and keeping these three factors in check is essential for managing and preventing the progression of diabetes. The American Diabetes Association has recommended standard measurement ranges for these three factors to make diabetes more manageable. Three Basic...

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Blurry Vision: Diabetes and Other Causes

Blurry Vision: Diabetes and Other Causes

High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia can affect your eyes, causing blurred vision. Blurry vision is one of the symptoms of diabetes due to fluid leak into the lens of the eyes. Other causes of blurry vision include glaucoma, cataracts, dry eyes, low blood pressure, and digital eye strain, among others. Diabetes is a metabolic disease that disables your body from...

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Common Skin Conditions Caused by Diabetes

Common Skin Conditions Caused by Diabetes

People who have diabetes are more likely to get skin infections.  Bacterial and fungal infections can cause diabetes patients to get a stye, boils, athlete’s foot, and itching of the genitals.  Diabetes can cause changes in the small blood vessels and result in skin problems.  The first signs of diabetes can sometimes appear on the...