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Showing posts with label Diabetes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Diabetes. Show all posts

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Diabetes Cause Deaths

Diabetes…necessitate immediate action!

Diabetes caused 5.1 million deaths in 2013; Every six seconds a person dies from diabetes.


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Possible Signs for Diabetes

Identify high risk category for Diabetes
Age above 40 years
Positive family history of diabetes
Increased abdominal fatness
(Waist circumference: Male >=90cms, Female >=85cms)
Pre-diabetes
(Impaired fasting glucose >=110mg/dl
Impaired Glucose Tolerance 140-199mg/dl)
Sedentary lifestyle



Friday, 23 May 2014

Diabetes is Not Good for Brain

New research indicates, people with type 2 diabetes may lose more brain volume than is expected as they age. Diabetes affects the brain by causing damage to blood vessels and brain-cell degeneration. The findings of research (Conducted at University of Pennsylvania's Perleman School of Medicine in Philadelphia) links diabetes directly to brain atrophy, underscoring the importance of primary prevention and early management of diabetes in reducing the burden of dementia, particularly in older population.


Saturday, 17 May 2014

Fiber for Healthy Heart

Fiber helps lower cholesterol and your chances of heart disease. It also can lower blood sugar, may even prevent colon cancer and help avoid hemorrhoids. Women should get about 25 grams a day and men at least 35 to 40grams a day of fibre. Eating fiber-rich whole foods is the best way to increase your fiber intake.



Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Diabetes Does Damage The Liver Protect It With Phytomedicines

Adults with newly diagnosed diabetes are at increased risk for advanced liver disease, known as diabetic hepatopathy, according to the results of a population-based, matched, retrospective cohort study reported online June 21, 2010 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Diabetes

"The negative impact of diabetes mellitus is well recognized, yet little is known about the effect of this disease on the liver, an organ susceptible to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease related to insulin resistance," write Liane Porepa, MD, from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, and colleagues.

The investigators used administrative health databases for the province of Ontario from 1994 to 2006 to identify 438,069 adults with newly diagnosed diabetes. A comparison group of 2,059,708 individuals without known diabetes were matched 5:1 to exposed persons by birth year, sex, and local health region. Persons with preexisting liver or alcohol-related disease were excluded. The main study endpoint was incident serious liver disease, defined as Cirrhosis, liver failure and its complications, or receipt of a liver transplant.


Liver

Among persons with newly diagnosed Diabetes, the incidence rate of serious liver disease was 8.19 per 10,000 person-years vs 4.17 per 10,000 person-years among those without diabetes, yielding an unadjusted hazard ratio (HR) of 1.92. After adjustment for age, income, urban residence, healthcare utilization, and preexisting comorbid conditions (hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, and cardiovascular disease), the HR was 1.77 (95% CI, 1.68 - 1.86). The authors write, "Whether the increased risk of liver damage reflects nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or direct glycemic injury of the liver remains to be determined."

Andrographis

Whatever may be the underlying mechanism of the diabetic hepatopathy, the most natural way to protect the liver from most damaging influences would call for the use of herbs like Picrorrhiza kurroa, Andrographis paniculata, Phyllanthus niruri and Tephrosia purpurea, which offer the best documented hepato-protective effects.