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Diabetic Symptoms of High Blood Sugar
Don't ignore high blood sugar. All the long-term complications of diabetes (diabeties) are believed to result from prolonged periods of high blood sugar or poor control of blood sugar levels. Diabetes information from Dr. Richard Bernstein's book on new approaches to diabetes treatment. Know the conditions that can be a sign of diabetes. Diabetes symptoms of high blood sugar may include confusion, headache,tingling to the fingers or tongue, buzzing in the ears, elevated pulse, unusual hunger and trembling hands.

Blood Sugar Levels - Guidelines for Diabetes
Whether you have type 1 or type II diabetes or gestational diabetes, the goals of achieving control of blood glucose levels are similar: to keep blood glucose as close as possible to that of a person without diabetes.

Water Is Key To Weight Loss And Good Health
Water is crucial to any fitness or weight-loss regimen. When you exercise, water helps your body convert excess fat to energy and helps your kidneys flush out waste products from the extra fat and calories you burn.  Water also keeps your body from retaining excess fluid. (Diet & Exercise)

Magnesium
One of the most versatile minerals, magnesium is involved in energy production, nerve function, muscle relaxation, and bone and tooth formation.  In conjunction with calcium and potassium, magnesium regulates heart rhythm and clots blood; it also aids in the production and use of insulin.

Nature's Sweet Benefits
Chalk up another one for Mother Nature. Most people with diabetes rely on drugs and lifestyle modifications to moderate their body chemistry. But a host of natural herbal supplements may further help them manage blood glucose levels, improve their vision, and alleviate a variety of diabetes-related health problems.

Curb Sugar Cravings
Hunger suddenly strikes. You need food, and you need it now. You rummage for that long-lost candy bar buried somewhere in your desk - anything to get a sugar fix. That rapid rise in blood glucose, along with the attendant release of the "feel-good" hormone serotonin, may make you feel better temporarily, but when your glucose levels soon nose-dive, you'll return to your low-serotonin state - a prime candidate for yet more sugar cravings.

Nutritional Support For The Prostate Gland
Native American Indians gathered saw palmetto berries and ate them when they had urinary problems or poor urine stream flow. Many health claims have been made for these berries. In Germany, the saw palmetto berry is approved for the treatment of BPH and 80% of Germans use this and other natural treatments for BPH (prostate enlargement). (Prostate Disorders, Saw Palmetto, Pygeum Africanum, Lycopene, Uva Ursi, Pumpkin Seed Oil)

"Little-Known" Natural Remedies for Diabetes
There is extensive research regarding herbs that positively affect blood sugar.  Learn about 5 important herbs for diabetic health.  (Diabetes management, diabetic product)

Curcumin, Boswellia, Holy Basil
Fortunately there are effective alternative treatments for arthritis pain that have minimal side effects. For example, consider herbs from India's ancient Ayurvedic tradition such as curcumin, boswellia and holy basil. All of these have powerful anti-inflammatory properties as well as other health supporting benefits, which make them particularly appealing to arthritis sufferers. (Autoimmune Disease, NSAIDs, Anti-inflammatory, Crohn's Disease)

A Tune-Up for Your Thyroid
The thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland below your Adam's apple, pretty much rules your body, says Douglas Husbands, DC, CCN, a clinical nutritionist and chiropractor in San Carlos, California. It regulates your metabolism, explains Husbands, and an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) slows everything down - from your pulse and temperature to your energy level and the rate at which you burn calories. An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), on the other hand, revs the body into overdrive. (Thyroid disorder, T4, TSH, Selenium, Iodine, L-tyrosine)

Magnesium Is Important For Heart Health
Since magnesium is required for muscle contraction, and the heart is a muscle, the mineral is related to heart abnormalities and even to heart attacks. Magnesium depletion predisposes one to hypertension and cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and may predispose to narrowing of blood vessels and perhaps myocardial infarction (damage to heart muscle, which often precedes a heart attack). Read more about the importance of magnesium in your daily diet. (Heart Disease and Diabetes Nutrition)

Diabetes-Related Skin Problems
Skin problems are common in people with diabetes. High levels of glucose in the blood provide an excellent breeding ground for bacteria and fungi, and can reduce the body's ability to heal itself.  Diabetic dermopathy, digital sclerosis, vitiligo, acanthosis nigricans and bullosis diabeticorum (diabetic blisters) are among the conditions discussed in this article. (Diabetes Information)  

Beware of High Blood Pressure
Uncontrolled diabetes contributes to the accelerated buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries (atherosclerosis), and it plays a prominent role in the development of high blood pressure. High blood pressure (hypertension) is reported more often in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics than in the general population. (Diabetes Education and Diabetic Nutrition)

1/3 of Americans Have Pre-Diabetes Syndrome
A condition called insulin resistance syndrome puts people at high risk of diabetes and heart disease. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and acanthosis nigricans (a skin condition) are linked to insulin resistance syndrome. In insulin resistance syndrome, also known as metabolic syndrome or syndrome X, a person loses his or her ability to manage insulin effectively. Know the conditions that can be a sign of diabetes.

1/3 of Americans Born in 2000 will get Diabetes- Type 2 Diabetes is on the Rise
New diabetes statistics reveal the steadily increasing incidence of diabetes. The report, based on U.S. health data, highlights the "urgent need" to make diabetes prevention a priority. Early diabetes diet control can bring long-term benefits by helping to prevent diabetic complications.
 
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intramuscular injection (in-trah-MUS-kyoo-lar)
inserting liquid medication into a muscle with a syringe. Glucagon may be given by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection for hypoglycemia.

injection (in-JEK-shun)
inserting liquid medication or nutrients into the body with a syringe. A person with diabetes may use short needles or pinch the skin and inject at an angle to avoid an intramuscular injection of insulin.

conventional therapy
a term used in clinical trials where one group receives treatment for diabetes in which A1C and blood glucose levels are kept at levels based on current practice guidelines. However, the goal is not to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible, as is done in intensive therapy. Conventional therapy includes use of medication, meal planning and exercise, along with regular visits to health care providers.

syringe (suh-RINJ)
a device used to inject medications or other liquids into body tissues. The syringe for insulin has a hollow plastic tube with a plunger inside and a needle on the end.

Recognized Diabetes Education Programs
diabetes self-management education programs that are approved by the American Diabetes Association.
 
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