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Link Between Brain Cancer and Blood Sugar Discovered

Link Between Brain Cancer and Blood Sugar Discovered

Researchers have found a surprising  relationship between blood sugar and brain tumors. The discovery may also be able shed light on how certain cancers develop in the body. The research findings have been published in the journal Scientific Reports. Researchers from Ohio State University have discovered a possible link between high blood sugar levels and certain cancerous brain tumors, and it may not be what you
Flesh Eating Bacterial Infection And Diabetes

Flesh Eating Bacterial Infection And Diabetes

People have recently heard about many victims of flesh eating bacteria. It may also have them create scary thoughts of going down with such a condition. But before more and more people begin to panic that this would become an epidemic, here are some important things that people should know about the so-called flesh eating bacteria. And for diabetics, it may be something that they should be watching out for. What Is
Common Diabetes Warning Signs

Common Diabetes Warning Signs

Type 2 diabetes has become an increasing health problem that is affecting more and more people. There are certain warning signs that may put some people at a bigger risk of developing the said disease. Here are some of the more common warning signs to be aware of. Obesity Obesity is one of the more common warning signs for diabetes. Even just 10 to 15 pounds that is over one’s normal weight can increase the r
Larger Waistline Puts One at Risk of Dying

Larger Waistline Puts One at Risk of Dying

A report on the latest issue of Archives of Internal Medicine indicate that people with large waist circumference appear to have a higher risk of dying from a variety of ailments over a nine-year period, including type 2 diabetes. Apart from diabetes, having a larger waist line has been associated with inflammation, insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol levels, and heart disease. Scientists have theorized that
High-Risk Patients with Diabetes

High-Risk Patients with Diabetes

Diabetes is one disease that does not come from out of nowhere. It is slowly but surely developed by an individual either through negligence or ignorance. There is hardly anyone who actually desires and works in order to get this particular disease by a certain age. As underrated as it may seem, it certainly isn’t up there with the to-do-lists of a person before they die. And so we’re here to help you
Diabetes and African American

Diabetes and African American

The disease that is diabetes became an unnatural cause of death among African Americans at the turn of the century. By 1993, however, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, death certificates listed diabetes as the fifth leading cause of death for African Americans aged 45 to 64, and the third leading cause of death for those aged 65 and older in 1
Having a Healthy Pregnancy with Diabetes

Having a Healthy Pregnancy with Diabetes

This dreaded disease of diabetes is an illness which affects the blood sugar levels of a person. If a person is diagnosed with diabetes, that means that the amount of sugar in that person’s blood is much too high for the body to cope with. The body simply cannot generate enough insulin for it to use up the sugar that is present in a person’s blood or the condition could simply be a manifestation of the
Diabetes and Impotence

Diabetes and Impotence

Diabetes is like a spiderweb concerting not one but more complications in the body. Starting from the blood sugar level to the heart, kidneys, eyes, and nervous system. Recent studies have prove diabetes can even cause impotence among men. Since diabetes can damage the the peripheral nervous system, which includes nerves from the spine to the brain and the rest of the nerves of the body. The harm done by the diab
Complications from Diabetes

Complications from Diabetes

What is diabetes? Insulin is a vital hormone in the body as it helps glucose to be properly used by the body. Without the production of the insulin, sugar will not be converted into the necessary energy resulting to diabetes– a state wherein the sugar level in the bloodstream becomes very high. Too mush sugar in the body serves like a poison since  its not working its purpose to give the neces
What Is Gestational Diabetes

What Is Gestational Diabetes

What is gestional diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy. Like other forms of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects the way your body uses sugar (glucose) – your body’s main source of fuel. The result may be dangerously high blood sugar levels. Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have high blood sugar (glucose) levels during pregnanc