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Jedi The Dog Helps His Little 'Master' Luke Battle Type 1 Diabetes

Jedi the Dog Helps His Little 'Master' Luke Battle Type 1 Diabetes

Jedi the Dog Helps His Little 'Master' Luke Battle Type 1 Diabetes

The force is strong with Jedi, a 3-year-old diabetic alert dog, and his 7-year-old "master," Luke Nuttall.
Luke has been battling type 1 diabetes -- an autoimmune disease with no cure -- ever since he was diagnosed at 2 years old, according to his mother, Dorrie Nuttall, from Glendale, California.
Dorrie, 37, told ABC News that the glucose in Luke's blood can quickly spike or plummet because his pancreas cannot produce insulin.
If Luke's blood sugar gets too low, he starts to lose feeling in his hands and feet, gets dizzy, has pains in his stomach and is at risk of seizure, Dorrie said. And if his blood sugar spikes too high, it can cause damage to his vital organs, she added.
But amazingly, Jedi can smell these spikes and dips, and the black English labrador has been trained since he was a puppy to alert Dorrie to such changes in blood sugar. He brings over a brinsel -- a cloth tube -- to Dorrie and "bows" when Luke's blood sugar is too low and "waves" if it's too high, Dorrie said. (Jedi lifts his paw up or down to signal the change).
Dorrie recently shared a photo on Facebook of Jedi alerting her when Luke's blood sugar had dropped low in the middle of the night. The photo has gone viral with over 373,000 likes and over 182,000 shares as of this afternoon.
"Jedi jumped off the bed, then back on again, though I felt him do this I didn't wake up," she wrote on Facebook. "Then Jedi laid on me. I woke up...without Jedi I would have had no idea that he was dropping out of a safe range."
Though Luke has a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that sends alerts to her phone and smar Continue reading

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Miraculous Detox Drink To Kill Fat, Diabetes And Blood Pressure

Miraculous Detox Drink To Kill Fat, Diabetes And Blood Pressure

This beverage is amazing because it has many healing effects as reducing body fat, against diabetes, lowers the high blood pressure and improves digestion.
RECIPE
Ingredients:
2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. raw honey
1 glass of water
Preparation:
Blend all the ingredients in a blender. Consume this beverage fresh immediately after preparing it, in the morning before breakfast. The results will be amazing!
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is beneficial in regulating blood sugar level and also is one of the most effective anti- oxidants.
Honey
We are all familiar with the healthy properties of the honey. It can help with healing wounds, cardiovascular problems, losing weight and with skin, gynecological and lung problems. One teaspoon in the morning can alleviate pain due to sore throat and calm the nerves. Honey is rich in enzymes which improve the digestion and in that way help in the weight loss process.
Apple cider vinegar
It contains chemicals, bacteria and acetic acid as well, which reduce the heart rate up to 6%.
Lemon juice
Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C which is one of the most important properties. It also has alkalizing effects on the body and controls the pH value.
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Glaucoma And Diabetes: Awareness Can Save Your Sight

Glaucoma And Diabetes: Awareness Can Save Your Sight

People who have diabetes are at higher risk for developing glaucoma, a group of degenerative eye diseases that cause blurred vision, loss of vision and, if left untreated, blindness.
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, the perfect time to remind ourselves why a yearly eye exam is important. Although some types of glaucoma trigger distressing symptoms, the most common type, called open-angle, does not. An eye exam is necessary to detect this problem.
Diabetes and Glaucoma
A research study done at the Michigan Kellogg Eye Center revealed the risk of open-angle glaucoma increases 35 percent for people with diabetes alone. Individuals having hypertension alone have a 17 percent higher risk. The likelihood of developing glaucoma rises 48 percent for those with both diabetes and hypertension.
"The study reinforces the importance of regular eye examinations for patients at increased risk of glaucoma, including those with diabetes and hypertension," said researcher Dr. Joshua D. Stein.
Other risk factors for glaucoma are a positive family history, being over 40, Asian-American or African-American heritage, and a history of severe eye injury.
Glaucoma’s Angle: What Glaucoma Is
For us to see, light must go through the curved covering of our eyes, or cornea, and then pass through a pocket called the anterior chamber. The anterior chamber contains a protective fluid called aqueous humor. From there, light travels through the hole (pupil) in our colorful iris, through the vitreous—a fluid filled chamber—and then strikes the back or our eye, or retina.
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Moringa – The Herb That Kills Cancer And Stops Diabetes

Moringa – The Herb That Kills Cancer And Stops Diabetes

If you need to be healthier, have no problems with the body, have energy and live longer, this is the herb! Moringa oleifera is the magical plant of South Asia. It was used in tradition and medicine for many years. It’s also known as drumstick and is powerful with antioxidant amount.
It is proven to be healthy, yet there is still time to examine its benefits more.
These are the 7 reasons for consuming its fruits and leaves.
VALUE OF NUTRITION
The fruits and leaves of this herb have many minerals and vitamins. Also, 1 cup of pods gives you 157% RDA vitamin C.
One cup also has:
Vitamin B6- 19% daily needs
Vitamin A-9%
protein-2 g
vitamin C-12%
vitamin B2 riboflavin- 11%
iron- 11%
magnesium- 8%
THE DRY LEAVES CAN BE FOUND AS SUPPLEMENTS. BUT, A NATURAL PLANT IS BETTER.
STRONG BONES
Consuming this plant makes bone density better. It has calcium and iron that stops bone loss. Also, give it to adolescent in growing to boost their stamina and health.
NO CANCER
This herb has antioxidants and fights free radicals. It stops cancer in forming. It also has vitamin C and beta carotene, but chlorogenic acid and quercetin too. They are the best shield to these radicals.
HEADACHE RELIEF
Take the roots of this herb and make juice. Mix it with jiggery equal parts and sip it.
EYE ISSUES
This can soothe issues like conjunctivitis. Take the leaves and grind them well, and this pasty cream should be put on the eyes. If you make this juice with honey, you can use it as eyeliner and resolve corneal issues. Also, it reduces swelling of the eyes.
LOWERING THE BLOOD SUGAR
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Sleeping in on weekends may help reduce diabetes risk

Sleeping in on weekends may help reduce diabetes risk

Getting too little sleep during the week can increase some risk factors for diabetes, but sleeping late on weekends might help improve the picture, a small U.S. study suggests.
Researchers conducted a sleep experiment with 19 healthy young men and found just four nights of sleep deprivation were linked to changes in their blood suggesting their bodies weren't handling sugar as well as usual.
But then, when they let the men get extra sleep for the next two nights, their blood tests returned to normal, countering the effect of the short-term sleep deprivation.
"It gives us some hope that if there is no way to extend sleep during the week, people should try very hard to protect their sleep when they do get an opportunity to sleep in and sleep as much as possible to pay back the sleep debt," said lead study author Josaine Broussard of the University of Colorado Boulder.
The study doesn't prove sleeping late every weekend can counter the ill effects of insufficient rest every other night of the week, Broussard cautioned.
And it doesn't prove that catching up on sleep will prevent diabetes.
"We don't know if people can recover if the behavior is repeated every week," Broussard added by email. "It is likely though that if any group of people suffer from sleep loss, getting extra sleep will be beneficial."
To assess the impact of sleep on diabetes risk, Broussard and colleagues focused on what's known as insulin sensitivity, or the body's ability to use the hormone insulin to regulate blood sugar. Impaired insulin sensitivity is one risk factor for type 2 diabetes, which is associa Continue reading

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