If you have diabetes, you’ve probably been advised to watch your consumption of sugary soft drinks, coffees laden with flavored syrups, and sweet teas. All the sugar in those beverages can send your blood sugar skyrocketing. But can diabetics drink alcohol? After all, many alcoholic beverages contain carbohydrates, which your
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Alternative treatment options—also known as complementary therapies—can be a good adjunct to medication when it comes to managing arthritis symptoms. Some of the options address physical causes of pain, but don’t forget that chronic pain is complicated. In arthritis, tissue inflammation, bone erosion, and nerve impingement can combine to “rewire”
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a buildup of plaque within the peripheral arteries in the legs, arms, and brain. It may not sound as serious as coronary artery disease, since it doesn’t occur in or around the heart, but it can have serious consequences if it’s not diagnosed and treated. A
Ginger is commonly produced in India, Jamaica, Fiji, Indonesia, and Australia. The root or underground stem (rhizomes) of Zingiber officinale (from the Zingiberaceae family) can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice. Any of those forms will help you enjoy the health benefits
Normal glucose levels are important to monitor, even if you have not been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is the name of a group of diseases in which the body is unable to properly utilize blood sugar (glucose) for energy. There are three primary forms of
Eating Processed Meats May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
A recent large study (European Journal of Cancer, February) links processed meat consumption to a greater risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. It has been known for some time that eating processed meats (those that are preserved by smoking, curing, salting, or
If you’re always searching for help in how to fight insomnia, you may have wondered about using melatonin for sleep. Melatonin is an over-the-counter supplement, sold right alongside vitamins and fish oil. But can it help you achieve a restful night’s sleep?
Many people have tried using melatonin for sleep and
You feel fatigued, and you tire out more easily, unable to do some of the things you used to do. You might attribute your symptoms to any number of health problems, but then you notice a fluttering sensation in your chest. You have atrial fibrillation.
Fatigue, heart palpitations, progressive weakness, shortness
New Guidelines for Diabetes Treatment
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recently released its 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. The ADA recommends that patients who have type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease use medications that have proven cardiovascular benefits, such as Victoza®, and/or medications associated with mortality reduction,
An astonishing 40 percent of U.S. adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results primarily from abdominal obesity, which leads to resistance to the hormone insulin. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is associated with a shockingly wide range of life-threatening complications,