BBC – Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface
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BBC – Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface Imagine having to inject yourself thousands of times over the course of your lifetime, but never talking about it to anyone. Many people live with hidden disabilities – conditions which don’t have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. Sympathy and understanding from others can often be in … Continue reading

Dr Claude Lardinois: New insights about cardiovascular disease
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Dr Claude Lardinois: New insights about cardiovascular disease

This is a two part interview with Professor of Internal Medicine Dr Claude Lardinois given to Diabetes in Control. We learn new things from him that are not emphasised enough  in the medical community. Continued smoking is THE factor that causes the most amputations in diabetics. Feet should be examined EVERY time a diabetic sees … Continue reading

Planning a pregnancy: how tight does blood sugar control need to be?
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Planning a pregnancy: how tight does blood sugar control need to be?

  At what level do pregnancy complications begin?     December 17th, 2016  Diabetes in Control     The results from a new study show that risk increased in women with an early HbA1c of at least 5.9% regardless of a gestational diabetes diagnosis later in pregnancy. Risk of obstetric complications increases linearly with rising … Continue reading

Heri’s Health Points: Why a good sleep should be your priority
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Heri’s Health Points: Why a good sleep should be your priority

Making sleep a priority When improving wellness, better sleep should a priority vs nutrition, fitness programs or prescription Too often, the focus is on being more active, look into new diets or exotic holidays. These would bring energy, improve strength or cure depression. The cornerstone of a sustainable and healthy body is quality sleep. Many brush off … Continue reading

Limited time to exercise? Weekend warriors still benefit
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Limited time to exercise? Weekend warriors still benefit

From BMJ 14th January 2017 Although guidelines recommend spreading exercise throughout the week, weekend warriors, who compress the recommended amount into the weekend, still experience substantial benefits. JAMA Internal Medicine reported that risk of death from all causes were 30% down, cardiovascular disease deaths were 40% down  and cancer deaths were 18% down, compared to … Continue reading

Can supplements help diabetes related visual problems?
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Can supplements help diabetes related visual problems?

Are supplements a waste of money? This article from Diabetes in Control describes and experiment to find out…..  Do Supplements Help Diabetes Vision? June 26th, 2015   This was a 6-month randomized, controlled clinical trial of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes with no retinopathy or mild to moderate non-proliferative retinopathy assigned to … Continue reading