The word diabetes is a familiar one with most people. Unfortunately, its familiarity stems from the fact that so many people have been afflicted with this disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 180 million people worldwide have diabetes. If current trends continue, by the year 2010, there will be nearly 250 million […]
Cardiovascular system is one of the most important systems in the human body. It is comprised of the heart, blood and blood vessels. Blood is being pumped out from the heart and is the one responsible in delivering oxygen and other nutrients to all the parts of the body. It also cleans up our body […]
Pre-diabetes is the condition that is often seen before the onset of type II diabetes. This occurs when blood sugar levels are high, but not elevated enough to warrant a diagnosis of diabetes. There are 57 million people in the Unites States with pre-diabetes.
For those who have been newly diagnosed with diabetes, the hardest part of managing the condition is shifting to a special diabetic diet. However, since this single factor goes a long way in effectively controlling diabetes, it is absolutely crucial to plan out and implement a diabetic diet.
For people that have diabetes, it is vitally important that they learn to care for their nails. Your nails protect your fingers and toes from injury and trauma. Diabetics have decreased sensation in the fingers and toes, so it is critical that the nails are kept in good condition.
The pancreas is a gland that lies crosswise deep in the abdomen between the stomach and the spine. The pancreas is an integral part of the digestive system. The pancreas has two main functions: to secrete hormones that regulate blood glucose levels and to produce enzymes that help digest foods. When the pancreas malfunctions it can lead to several […]
An ounce of prevention is always better than cure, particularly if diabetes runs in your family. But this time, people need tons of prevention to keep this chronic disease from further seeping into the mainstream not only of the American society but also of societies all over the world. Diabetes has become so widespread that […]