How Nutrition Affects Your Feet

Some foods, like those with lots of sugar, can cause inflammation. And inflammation can impact the health of your feet. When most people think about nutrition and their health, they have no trouble associating the foods they eat with weight loss or heart health, says Sherri Greene, DPM, a podiatrist in New York City who practices holistic…

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Less sleep may lead to weight gain

Washington: This study  found that those who slept less didn’t burn additional calories. “We tested whether lack of sleep altered the levels of the hormones leptin and ghrelin, increased the amount of food people ate, and affected energy burned through activity,” said Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D., study author and professor of medicine and cardiovascular disease…

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Diabetes in Summers

    What has the weather got to do with Diabetes control? seems an obvious question. Summer season has different implications in different parts of the world.. There are many factors which influence the management of Diabetes in this period of time.   FOOD: Western In the Colder countries summers bring plenty of fruits and…

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Avoid These Diabetes Traps

  If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, watch out for these lifestyle pitfalls that can make controlling your blood sugar more difficult. You may be scared or stunned by a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, but it’s critical that you start making the changes suggested by your doctor. That’s often easier said than done,…

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Regular Meals — Don’t Starve Yoursel

  While it may seem counterintuitive for quick weight loss, eating three meals a day is important when trying to shed pounds. Skipping breakfast can lead to excessive hunger, which can sabotage a healthy diet and cause you to overeat later in the day. Consider starting the day off with filling oatmeal or another whole…

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Ways That Doctors Treat Gestational Diabetes

The first step begins with dietary changes A pregnant woman who is diagnosed as having gestational diabetes is almost always told to monitor her diet. She will probably need to eat differently than she has been eating. Doctors often tell their pregnant patients to eat more small meals throughout the day with a limited number of carbohydrates…

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Skin complication- Diabetes

Nerve and blood vessel damage and dehydration from chronic high blood glucosecan cause dry skin problems in people with diabetes. Dry, cracked skin is a potential breeding ground for infection. Staying well-moisturized (both inside and out) and using mild soaps and other gentle skin care products is your best bet for healthy skin. One caveat to moisturizing:…

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Diabetic Nerve Problems

Also called: Diabetic neuropathy  If you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels are too high. Over time, this can damage the covering on your nerves or the blood vessels that bring oxygen to your nerves. Damaged nerves may stop sending messages, or may send messages slowly or at the wrong times. This damage is called diabetic…

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Good Fats, Bad Fats

One type of fat protects your heart, the other puts you at risk for cardiovascular disease. It’s wise to know the difference.  The body needs certain healthy fats to construct cell membranes, insulate nerves, and ensure that many vitamins, like D and K, work like they’re supposed to. But not all fats are good for…

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