5 Tips for Managing Your Diabetes



cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo shared by DeathByBokeh If you have been diagnosed with diabetes then you are probably hoping to find a good way to keep it under control. Luckily there is … [Read more...]


Episode 2 – Fighting Ropes – Wes and the Fat Guy



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Battling against diabetes



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Microvascular complications of diabetes: retinopathy



Diabetes comes with a lot of complications, both on the macrovascular and microvascular scale. Macrovascular complications, as the term suggest, involve the large blood vessels and under this … [Read more...]


A tribute to Jack LaLanne: the man who lived healthy and lived well



In the 40s, back when doctors voted Camels as the best smoke, Jack LaLanne was doing push ups and cutting down on sugar. However, Francois "Jack LaLanne" was way ahead of his time and preached a … [Read more...]


Winter health superstar: cinnamon



There is nothing more mouth-watering than the aroma of baking apfel strudel in the oven on a cold, snowy day in January. Mind you, I am no baking expert so I must confess that the apfel strudel is the … [Read more...]


Updates from the diabetes front



Some news updates on diabetes The bad news France: Diabetes Drug May Be Linked to 500 Deaths The diabetes and weight—loss drug benflourex (Mediator) has been linked to about 500 deaths in … [Read more...]


Diabetes News, Nov 5: Lifestyle interventions for diabetes



In observance of the National Diabetes Month in the US, we bring you the latest  diabetes updates. Fruit and vegetable intake and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus: systematic review and … [Read more...]


Join Bret Michaels and ADA in observing American Diabetes Month



November is American Diabetes Month. In connection with this health observance, the US is also observing Diabetic Eye Disease Month and Foot Health Issues Related to Diabetes Awareness Month. During … [Read more...]


Is there such a thing as the ideal diabetic diet?



Scientific evidence is piling up showing that lifestyle interventions, especially dietary interventions, may be more effective than drugs when it comes to the management of certain chronic diseases. … [Read more...]


The health benefits of hiking



If I tell you I did not do a single jogging run last week, you’d think I’m getting slack and lazy, right? Well, not quite We (I and my family) just got back from a week of autumn holidays in the … [Read more...]


Why you should know the glycemic index of the food you eat



In order to be healthy and stay healthy, we should know the meaning of certain terminologies that is related to the food we eat and how our body reacts to and interacts with this food. Most of us … [Read more...]


Hearing loss in American teens on the rise



Hearing problems is on the rise and the increase is most evident among teens. A new research study by scientists at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston revealed that there is a 31% rise in the … [Read more...]


Diet vs. drugs in diabetes management



When it comes to the management of type 2 diabetes, the appropriate diet may actually “trump up” medications. Researchers in New Zealand looked at 94 high-risk diabetes patients which were split … [Read more...]


Diabetic drug Avandia in trouble



The antidiabetic drug rosiglitazone is in big trouble as the decisions from major regulatory bodies were announced today. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced today that it is recommending … [Read more...]


Spice up your health!



Most of us pay attention to the food that we eat. The big food stuffs, at least. What we usually take for granted are the little stuff: the condiments, the spices and the herbs. The spices and … [Read more...]


Diabetes treatments benefit animals, too



Diabetes used to be a death sentence. Until 1922 when insulin was discovered, extracted from pancreas of dogs. With insulin, diabetes became manageable. Dogs and other animals have been and are still … [Read more...]


Female sexual dysfunction and diabetes



Diabetes comes with a lot of complications, including sexual dysfunction. There has been a lot of research on the relation between type 2 diabetes and erectile dysfunction (ED) in male patients with … [Read more...]


Mediterranean diet: the heart is not the only one that benefits



Olives, fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish and a bit of wine. These are the ingredients of a Mediterranean diet, long hailed for being good for the palate as well as good for the … [Read more...]


Coffee: a health drink or an addictive brew?



I love the smell and taste of coffee. What I don’t like are the sleepless nights, the palpiations, and the withdrawal symptoms that consist of headache and lethargy. I guess I am one of those who are … [Read more...]


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