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November 14 marks the World Diabetes Day, and even as the day approaches, statistics point to a marked rise in the diabetic cases in India. A key reason for this has been a lack of awareness of the disease. In this video series, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company in association with Dr. Abhay Mutha, a leading Diabetologist and the founder president of Diabetes Care and Research Foundation (DCRF) in Pune, sheds light on the disease. For more information on diabetes, click here : http://bit.ly/1zo0T5O To know more about the services offered by the Diabetes Care and Research Foundation, visit http://www.dcrfpune.com/

Understanding Diabetes

The choices you make every day can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Check your risks at this free screening at Sam’s Club®. The screening will include glucose, A1C tests** (which are taken through a simple finger prick), BMI and blood pressure tests.† Glucose: Measures how much sugar is in the blood and can help diagnose diabetes, as well as monitor it. A1C: This test shows your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. Body Mass Index (BMI): Uses a person’s weight and height to calculate how much body fat they have and whether their range is at a healthy level. Blood Pressure: Determines whether blood pressure is high or low by measuring the maximum pressure exerted when the heart contracts. High blood pressure can be linked to heart attacks, stroke and kidney failure. Sam’s Club offers solutions that put you on the path to a healthier lifestyle. Visit our Pharmacy to learn more about our free health screenings. Pre-diabetes: early detection Pre-diabetes is the state that occurs when a person's blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Doctors can use one of two simple tests that require y Continue reading >>

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    Insulin resistance made simple

    For someone new to understanding insulin resistance, this article simplifies it and makes it pretty easy to understand.
    It does not go into deep and heavy detail, so not every single aspect of it is covered, but it covers the basics and gives some simple answers to it.
    Not a bad read.
    http://authoritynutrition.com/insulin-and-ins...

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    Like Gabby I read about Berberine (although I had heard about it from Dr Whittaker's website) I also got reading in some of the links provided in the berberine article. Fascinating.

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[email protected] was at the Health Promotion Board, Singapore's Healthy Lifestyle Festival on World Diabetes Day to find out how you can take control of your health. #LetsBeatDiabetes together. Find out more at www.letsbeatdiabetes.sg

5 Ways To Take Control Of Your Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and today we’re talking about 5 Ways to Take Control of Your Diabetes. We’ve heard so many patients and clients say that their lives are over now that they have diabetes. But if you are one of the 30 million Americans with diabetes or 80 million with pre-diabetes, know that you have the power right at your fingertips to take control your diabetes. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which sugar and starch are not properly used by the body, which then causes sugar levels in the blood to rise beyond normal ranges. There are two major types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition where the body is not able to produce enough insulin (a hormone produced in the pancreas that helps to regulate our blood sugar). People with type 1 diabetes typically need to take insulin for life. Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, is the most common form of diabetes. This type of diabetes often happens when you develop insulin resistance — meaning, you are making insulin, but your body doesn’t use it properly. Now that we have an overview, let’s get into the 5 ways you can take control, now! 1. Food Diabetes is usu Continue reading >>

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Explanation of how Diabetes works. Blood Glucose behavior, Normal and in Diabetes. Type 1 and Type 2 have different causes. Insulin Resistance. Complications arise from damage to small and large blood vessels. Tests for Diabetes, particularly A1c. Overview of treatment. Part of a series of videos leading up to Diabetes and the Eye.

Diabetes Basics

Understanding Diabetes Complex disease Digestion breaks down carbohydrates ïƒ sugar (glucose) Sugar ïƒ bloodstream Insulin moves sugar into cells for energy Diabetes is chronic, progressive metabolic disorder that can cause a child to develop long term complications of the eyes, kidneys, feet and circulation. If blood sugars are not kept in a specific range these complications can start developing quickly. Abnormalities to break down carbs, fat and protein leading to hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) 2 Definition of terms “blood sugar†= “ blood glucose†you may it hear it used interchangeably KBN 2014 Body Function Without Diabetes So lets talk about diabetes In people without diabetes, glucose (sugar) enters the cells and the blood glucose level remains in a stable range of about 70-99 mg/dl fasting (or when they have not eaten anything.) Insulin (released from the pancreas) is the key that opens the doors to the cells and lets the cells use the glucose (sugar) for energy and activity. Insulin controls the rise in the blood glucose level following eating by: 1. stimulating the glucose to go into the cells and the tissues thus “lowering the blood sugar Continue reading >>

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  1. lilleyheidi

    Insulin resistance made simple

    For someone new to understanding insulin resistance, this article simplifies it and makes it pretty easy to understand.
    It does not go into deep and heavy detail, so not every single aspect of it is covered, but it covers the basics and gives some simple answers to it.
    Not a bad read.
    http://authoritynutrition.com/insulin-and-ins...

  2. KarmannGhiaChristy

    Is anyone currently taking Berberine? I've never heard of it, but I'm going to look for it next time I'm in Sprouts.

  3. jayabee52

    Excellent article Heidi
    Like Gabby I read about Berberine (although I had heard about it from Dr Whittaker's website) I also got reading in some of the links provided in the berberine article. Fascinating.

  4. -> Continue reading
read more

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