Type 2 Diabetes and the Risk of Tuberculosis

    People who have type 2 diabetes might be at greater risk for contracting tuberculosis (TB) than people who don’t have diabetes, according to recent research from the University of Texas School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus (UTSPH). A press release from UTSPH outlines results from 3 new studies: Type 2 diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes involving chronic highblood…

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Stop smoking if diabetic?

  Diabetes increases a patient’s risk for heart disease, stroke, and circulation problems. Diabetes can also damage the heart if it’s poorly managed over the years, which in turn reduces circulation of blood and oxygen. Smoking adds to the risk of developing all of the health conditions that diabetes predisposes a patient to. In some…

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Diabetic cystopathy

  Diabetic cystopathy is a complication of diabetes in which the nerves to the bladder are damaged, leading to problems with bladder control and function. As a result, the bladder can become too full, leak urine, become difficult to empty, and cause urinary tract infections. This condition is usually treated with medicine. Sometimes it is…

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Type 2 Diabetes and Yeast Infections

Women with type-2 diabetes are at increased risk of yeast infections because they have more sugar in thier body. Vaginal yeast infection, also known as candidiasis, is an irritating condition that causes itching and irritation around the vagina, a thick white discharge that looks like cottage cheese, and burning when using the bathroom or having sex.…

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How Water Impacts Blood Sugars

Picture a glass of water. Mix in a little sugar and stir until it dissolves. Now place it outside on a hot, sunny day. As the water evaporates, the remaining water gets sweeter and sweeter. If you have diabetes, this happens to your blood when you’re dehydrated. Because your blood is 83% water, when you…

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Kids born to gestational diabetic moms – suffer from language development problems

It’s Quite true, children born to mothers diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy have high risks of language delay. Although there are many factors that contribute to poor development of vocabulary and grammar skills, this reason happens to be the most important driving force. A recent study conducted by a team of experts from Université Laval’s School of…

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Food that Lower Blood Sugar

  High blood glucose levels cause a condition called diabetes or high blood sugar. Ignoring the condition can seriously affect the functioning of the body. If the glucose level reached alarming levels, they will immediately attack the function and integrity of vital organs such as the eyes, heart, brain kidneys, etc.. On the other hand, very low blood…

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The Genetics of Restless Legs Syndrome

Do you have uncomfortable sensations in your legs or an uncontrollable urge to move around when you’re trying to rest? Is it interfering with your sleep? These are all signs of restless legs syndrome, a type of sleep disorder that often runs in families. About half of all people with restless legs syndrome have a family history…

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Hospital Care- DIabetes

  When illness strikes, even the most diligently managed diabetes can become hard to handle. Add in a hospital stay where the timing and type of care you receive may not be totally up to you – or out of your hands altogether – and you may feel you are at your most vulnerable. Even…

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8 Healthy Habits for Weight Loss

  Losing weight and keeping it off is a matter of cutting back what you eat and increasing your amount of exercise. “The simplest equation in the world, calories in and calories out, determines your weight loss,” says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, of Sarasota, Fla., spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. But if that’s all you…

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