Lifestyle interventions are recommended in the management of diabetes for already diagnosed patients, and for prevention in individuals who are at high risk of diabetes. Amongst these changes is the replacement of refined carbohydrates with whole grains, increase intake of vegetables and foods rich in dietary fiber, and reducing the number of
Diabetic foot problems are among the most common and most serious complications of diabetes mellitus. It affects about 6% of diabetes patients and about 50% of older patients with type 2 diabetes are at risk of developing foot problems (1). They are a major source of pain and financial burden to patients.
Managing metabolic syndrome like diabetes requires accuracy and precision. When you monitor your blood glucose level carefully, the tendency for you to live a healthier life is imminent. And for you to cautiously monitor your blood glucose in order to live healthily, you need the best glucose test strips for your glucometer.
Diabetic kidney disease is one of the chronic complications of diabetes. Kidney disease and cardiovascular disease are closely related; diabetic kidney disease can increase mortality from cardiovascular diseases (1). Proteinuria is one of several markers of kidney damage in diabetes. In proteinuria, urine contains different molecular weight proteins including albumin (albuminuria). It
Accu Chek Aviva is one of the Accu-Chek products from Roche Diabetes Care Inc. The company is a pioneer in the development of blood glucose monitoring systems, and she also leads globally on diabetes management systems and services. The Accu-Chek has helped people with diabetes for over 4 decades to live life
Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by a less intensive autoimmune process compared to classical type 1 diabetes mellitus due to a lower evolution of B-cells failure. It shares similar features with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus with initial insulin dependence which later advances
Insulin resistance is a condition whereby the body cells suddenly become less sensitive to the hormone insulin. In order words, there is so much lack of communication between insulin and the body cells. In this blog post, we shall expose some of the main causes of this metabolic dysfunction and why these
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a complicated metabolic problem that is characterized and identified by persistently high levels of blood sugar in the absence of treatment. This situation is also known as hyperglycemia. When food is eaten, the body during the process of digestion breaks down carbohydrates to glucose and sends it to
The A1C test is a common blood test used to diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes and to monitor how well diabetes is being managed. The A1C test has many other names, including glycated hemoglobin, glycosylated hemoglobin, hemoglobin A1C and HbA1c. Results of the A1C test reflects the average blood
Many people believe that too much sleep can make them gain weight as they presume they feel dizzy and less active during sleep and immediately as the wake-up. However, science says otherwise, and it is our shared responsibility to know the basics science that surrounds sleep deprivation and obesity. Introduction to sleep