A1C Test and Diabetes

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Diabetes is our body’s way of providing growth and energy. The foods we eat get broken down into glucose, which our body then uses as fuel. Glucose enters our bloodstream where it’s then utilized for growth and energy. The pancreas produces a hormone called insulin. For our cells to...
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What is Type 1 – Diabetes?

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What is Type 1 – Diabetes? Diabetes can be categorized into 2 types: Type 1 – Diabetes: Although it is much less common than Type 2 – Diabetes, Type 1 – Diabetes still affects over 2 million people in the UK alone.We get glucose (sugar) from food. It gives...
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Diabetic Kidney Disease

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Introduction Kidneys are a major organ in the human body, inside them, there are millions of very tiny blood vessels that serve the function of filtering blood. By filtering I mean removing waste products from the blood. Having that said we are left with the question what is Diabetic...
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Diabetes & Foot Problems

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Diabetes is a direct cause of nervous system malfunctions, which leads to an inability by the patient to manage, co-ordinate or feel his or her feet. The normal functions of sweat secretion and oil production to soften and lubricate the skin of the feet are slowed down substantially by...
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Diabetes and Foot Problems

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One of the leading complications of diabetes is foot issues. Behind every problem, there is a logical explanation as to why, how, and what can be done to resolve it. Let’s take a look at diabetic foot ailments together. What Causes Foot Problems in Diabetics? Unlike people without diabetes...
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Carbohydrate Counting and Diabetes

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Healthy eating recommendations for persons living with diabetes are quite similar to recommendations for the rest of-the population. Foods which contain carbohydrate are a vital source of fuel for the body. Carbohydrates are sugar-based molecules often found in many foods, from cantaloupes to cookies. Background Information. For many years...
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