history of diabetes

Is Your Blood Sugar in the Normal Range?

Blood sugar is also called blood glucose. It is a measurement of the amount of sugar in your blood. This measurement is found by doing a blood test, usually after an 8-hour fast. It is important to know this number because it tells your doctor or if you are at … Read More

Flaxseed Benefits and Risks

For many people, flaxseed is a powerful "superfood." But some experts have suggested that certain people, particularly women who have a history of certain cancers or are considered high risk for developing hormone-related tumors, should avoid them. Phytoestrogens in Flaxseeds Flaxseeds contain phytoestrogens, plant chemicals that actually mimic estrogen in … Read More

What Is Cholesterol Ratio?

Your total cholesterol and your LDL cholesterol have traditionally been considered the most important predictors of your risk for cardiovascular disease and are therefore most doctors’ primary focus when interpreting your cholesterol test. In addition to these numbers, your HDL and triglycerides are becoming more and more recognized as important … Read More

Is There a Cure for Diabetes?

Every year in the United States, 1.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, and it's the seventh-leading cause of death, according to the American Diabetes Association. Can diabetes be cured? Let's first consider the two main types: Type 1 (or juvenile) diabetesaccounts for 5 percent of all cases. Type 2 … Read More

Have You Taken a Diabetes Test?

Maybe you’re a few pounds overweight. You’re not as active as you used to be, or maybe you were never physically active to begin with. Your blood pressure might be a little high, and your cholesterol might be making a steady climb into undesirable territory. But what about your blood … Read More

Should You Be Concerned About Flax Seed Dangers?

For many people, flax seed is a powerful superfood. But some experts suggest that certain people, particularly women who have a history of certain cancers or are considered high risk for developing hormone-related tumors, should avoid them. Phytoestrogens Flax seeds contain phytoestrogens, plant chemicals that actually mimic estrogen in the … Read More

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