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Posted: Dec. 30, 2009 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
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Dental Diabetes Detection
Does it make sense to offer diabetic screenings in a dental office? New research tends to suggest that under specific circumstances it does.

According to ScienceDaily.com, “An overwhelming majority of people who have periodontal (gum) disease are also at high risk for diabetes and should be screened for diabetes, a New York University nursing-dental research team has found. The researchers also determined that half of those at risk had seen a dentist in the previous year, concluded that dentists should consider offering diabetes screenings in their offices, and described practical approaches to conducting diabetes screenings in dental offices.”

Posted: Dec. 29, 2009 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
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When Obesity Doesn’t Always Mean Diabetes
It’s well documented that obesity and diabetes go hand in hand. However a chance encounter with a gene not previously linked to diabetes may have researchers reconsidering what they know, how they apply that knowledge and what it may ultimately mean to overweight patients.

Posted: Dec. 26, 2009 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
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Record Breaking Cyclist Tackles Diabetes
He’s won more awards than most cyclists will ever see. He survived testicular cancer and has evoked passion in many who want to see an end to cancer. Lance Armstrong is a much-celebrated figure, but at the moment he’s not thinking about the 2010 tour de France – he’s thinking about diabetes.

Posted: Nov. 23, 2009 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
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What is a Glucose Meter and Why Do I Need a Free One?

 

For diabetics a glucose meter can literally be a lifesaver. The proper use of a meter allows the user to avoid both hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). The need to keep glucose in balance is vital to effectively managing the disease.

 

Hyperglycemia

 

A single instance of high blood sugar may not be cause for undue alarm. However, when blood sugars remain high for an extended period of time in a diabetic the following symptoms often show up.

 

·         Skin infections

·         Slow-healing cuts and sores

·         Decreased vision

·         Nerve damage causing painful cold or insensitive feet, loss of hair on the lower extremities, and/or erectile dysfunction

·         Stomach and intestinal problems such as chronic constipation or diarrhea (Source: WebMD)

 

Hypoglycemia

 

Low blood sugar can be problematic for diabetics simply because it provides a profound sense of lethargy. Consider these side effects of hypoglycemia.

 

·         fatigue

·         insomnia

·         mental confusion

·         nervousness

·         mood swings

·         faintness

·         headaches

·         depression

·         phobias

·         heart palpitations

·         a craving for sweets

·         cold hands and feet

·         forgetfulness

·         dizziness

·         blurred vision

·         inner trembling

·         outbursts of temper

·         sudden hunger

·         allergies

·         crying spells

 

(Source: diabeticlive.com)

 

The Answer?

 

To keep a balance in your body’s blood sugars you will need to use a glucose monitor to gauge where you stand with blood glucose issues. The Mayo Clinic offers the following reasons to use a blood glucose monitor (meter).

 

“Glucose meters require that you prick your finger or alternative site and put a drop of blood on a test strip that is inserted into the meter. Testing regularly allows you to look for patterns to see if your blood glucose is in a safe range. If not, a change in diet, increase exercise, or a visit to your healthcare provider for medication to lower blood sugar and your risk of complications may be needed.

 

“Blood glucose monitoring can also tell you if your blood sugar is too low, a potentially dangerous situation that requires you to eat or drink something with 10-15 grams of carbohydrates.” (Source: MayoClinic.org) 

 

The Offer

 

At diabetic live we have developed strategic partnerships that allow us to provide a no cost (free) option for managing your blood glucose levels. As a diabetic you are invited to request a free blood glucose monitor. WebMD suggests, “Everyone with diabetes should test their blood sugar, or glucose, levels regularly. Knowing your blood glucose levels allows you to alter your diabetes management strategy if your levels aren't near your target blood glucose.”

 

We understand that economic conditions have forced many diabetics to struggle with their managed care. Some are regrettably reducing medication intake and neglecting certain aspects of their care specifically due to costs. It is our hope that the offer of a free blood glucose meter can provide some much needed help in allowing you stay within your managed goals while keeping your diabetes in balance.

 

Current technology allows blood glucose meters to be more accurate and less cumbersome than previous models. We would welcome the opportunity to help you with your diabetes through this free offer. It only takes a few seconds to complete the online form – and we’ll take it from there.

 

Get your free glucose meter here.

Posted: Nov. 2, 2009 - 0 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
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The Diabetic Climate of Sandy Lake

One of the truisms about diabetes is it requires a healthy diet with emphasis on certain food types. This can be difficult in poor economics times, perhaps more so when your ethnicity and geographical location places you on a collision course with diabetes.



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