Diabetes

A Guide for Blood Sugar Management When Travelling Across Time Zones

You can travel with diabetes by adjusting your insulin injection schedule to account for the irregularities travel causes. It is important to think about your schedule ahead of time and plan your meals and injections with a care team. If you are travelling within America, you may not need to make an adjustment unless the […]

How to Prep for Air Travel with Type 1 Diabetes

There are some special concerns for a diabetic when traveling, and there are some appropriate ways to address those concerns. When flying a diabetic has to consider TSA or security checkpoints in airports and the regulations that they have in place. It is important to always declare to the checkpoint guards that you are a […]

Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar and Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 29.1 million Americans were living with diabetes as of 2012. An additional 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes, a condition in which their blood sugar levels are elevated but not high enough to meet diagnostic criteria for diabetes. Though people with pre-diabetes do not yet have diabetes, […]

High and Low Blood Sugar Issues

Blood sugar concentrations or blood glucose levels are the amount of sugar or glucose present in your blood stream. Your body naturally regulates blood sugar (glucose) levels as a part your body”s metabolic processes. Glucose or sugar is the primary energy mechanism for cells and blood lipids. Glucose or blood sugar is transported from your […]

American Heart Month

Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. Every year over half a million American citizens die from heart diseases. Victims can be anyone. There are steps we can take to reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and the month of February is a good time to make changes in […]

Probiotics Pros And Cons

On the one hand, we are fighting a constant battle against bacteria. Bacteria cause most of the common diseases that are plaguing humans, On the other hand, scientists estimate that we hosts about 100 trillion bacteria of more than 500 different species in our stomach. And we cannot live without them. Achieving a healthy balance […]

What Is Epilepsy?

The medical world uses the term “epilepsy” for a collection of disorders that interrupt the electrical synapses in the brain. Similar to a computer the brain is an intricate electrical system powered by at least 80 pulses of power per second. These electrical pulses move between nerve cells to produce feelings, memories and thoughts. Interruption […]

Diabetes Diet

According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million Americans or more than eight percents of the population has diabetes. Most have type II diabetes, and they got that way because of their unhealthy lifestyle, particularly poor diet. It makes sense, then, to look for the right diet to make things manageable. Being diagnosed with diabetes […]

Telomeres Tell How Long We Are Going To Live

Would you like to know how long you are potentially going to live? There is no easy answer to that, but scientists are now able to tell us just that: what is our potential life span. The secret of our lifespan lies in the length of telomeres, small bodies at the end of our chromosomes.

Diabetes Symptoms

What is diabetes? Diabetes is an insulin related disease that can be chronic and is a direct result of how your body digests sugar or glucose which is the body’s main source of energy and fuel. Diabetes can be defined as having too much glucose in the blood and not enough in the cells of […]