Why the Drama?

Diabetes is on the increase, and it is killing more people each year. Those it doesn't kill can still fall victim to any of a number of serious complications.

The biggest single problem is not the diabetes itself, it is lack of knowledge.

Sometimes this is simply not being aware that you have diabetes - there are often no obvious symptoms of diabetes - but more often it is a failure to understand the seriousness of the problem.

'Pussyfooting' around the issues doesn't help anyone.

You need to know what diabetes is, you need to know how damaging it can be, and you need to act now, not later when the damage is already done.

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The ‘Diabetes News’ Category

Diabetes Cure on the Horizon

In a recent development that has stunned even the experts involved, academics at a Hospital in Toronto say they have proof the the body’s nerve system is one of the causes of diabetes, which raises hopes for the possible near-cure of the disorder that affects millions of the developed world (read the full report here : cure for diabetes).

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Diabetes Caused by Beta Blockers

Diabetes Caused by Beta Blockers

People using beta-blockers to treat high blood pressure have a 50 per cent increased chance of developing diabetes mellitus compared to being on more modern treatments, diabetes experts have shown. Surprisingly, a new study reveals the dangers involved in using the older drugs which have fallen out of favor for use on raised blood pressure.

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Insulin without Injections

It seems that the holy grail of ‘insulin without injections’ is now approved and available :) The full story here: Insulin Without Injections.

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What is Diabetes?

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it means that something is wrong with your body’s ability to produce insulin, a vital hormone produced by an organ called the pancreas. This allows your cells to load in fuel in the form of glucose (sometimes called ‘blood sugar’).

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Eye Scan used for Blood Glucose Tests

Eye Scan used for Blood Glucose Tests

A new blood glucose test device, no bigger than a mobile phone, is currently under test by San Diego California based company Oculir Inc. The device uses IR radiation to test blood sugar levels, and if perfected may remove the need for those painful ‘pin pricks’.

Diabetic Blood Glucose Tests

All diabetics should really test their blood sugar daily – preferably more often, even 2 or 3 times daily..

These diabetic blood glucose tests are needed to ensure that you are in as much in control of your diabetes as is possible. Without them, you cannot really tell how well you are controlling  your blood sugar.

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New Treatments For Diabetic Kidney Disease

New Treatments For Diabetic Kidney Disease

Kidney disease is a serious complication for diabetics.

During 2002, almost 154,000 diabetic patients reached the stage of kidney failure known as ‘end-stage renal disease’ (ESRD) and were either having to use dialysis or have a kidney transplant. The challenge for Diabetics with kidney failure is to stop the kidney disease from progressing.

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Diabetes Definition

Diabetes is a chronic condition which interferes with your body’s ability to turn food into energy.

The carbohydrates in the food that you eat turns into glucose which stays in your bloodstream.

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Diabetic Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Diabetic Chocolate Brownies Recipe

It’s a myth that diabetics need to avoid sugar at all costs.

All carbohydrates turn to sugar in your blood stream, so rather than avoid sugar completely, you need to manage the intake as part of your daily diabetic diet. For example, if you really MUST have a dessert, take the salad option for your main course.

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