The ‘Diabetes News’ Category
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).
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.
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’).
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’.
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.
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.
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.