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Formula For A Healthy Smile
Having higher than normal blood sugar levels increases your risk of developing dental problems, such as tooth decay and loss, gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), periodontitis (infection of the gums), and other infections. Read more about what you can do to maintain healthy teeth and gums. (Diabetic Nutrition and Diabetes Care and Sign of Diabetes)

7 New Reasons Fish Oil Is So Good For You
Most people who take fish oil know it’s good for their heart. It makes blood less likely to form clots that cause a heart attack, and protects against irregular heartbeats that can cause sudden death. But there’s more to it than that! Because fish oil has body-wide anti-inflammatory effects, it’s proving to be a good natural treatment for a wide range of health problems. (Congestive heart failure, menopause, prostate cancer, asthma)

Iodine Deficiency More Common Than You Think - Are You At Risk?
You may suffer from chronic fatigue and hear “there’s no cure.” Your cholesterol or blood pressure is too high, and nothing short of drugs brings it down. Or the doctor tells you the cysts in your breasts or ovaries lead to cancer. You may have one of these things as a result of a simple iodine deficiency. (Fibrocystic Breast Disease, Dry Eyes, Dry Mouth, Ovarian Cysts, Iodine Deficiency)

Coenzyme Q10: A Little-Known Supplement Yields Big Results
Studies indicate that coenzyme Q10 may be a valuable option for people suffering stomach ulcers, periodontal disease, high blood pressure, impotence and even cardiovascular disease. (Heart Disease, Diabetes, Anti-Aging)

Mineral Deficiencies And Food Cravings
Clinicians note that deficiencies in certain minerals may trigger carbohydrate/sugar cravings. (Sugar Cravings, Diabetes Nutrition)

Magnesium Is Important For Heart Health
Since magnesium is required for muscle contraction, and the heart is a muscle, the mineral is related to heart abnormalities and even to heart attacks. Magnesium depletion predisposes one to hypertension and cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and may predispose to narrowing of blood vessels and perhaps myocardial infarction (damage to heart muscle, which often precedes a heart attack). Read more about the importance of magnesium in your daily diet. (Heart Disease and Diabetes Nutrition)

Managing Hypoglycemia - Basic Guidelines (Part I)
Hypoglycemia can be the precursor to Type II diabetes and other insulin resistance related ailments. The good news is that treatment is easy  to understand, and you can manage it yourself.  Best of all, the treatment is without risk, whether or not you actually have hypoglycemia because the treatment is simply a change in diet. (Low blood sugar)

Treating Diabetes With Insulin
A discussion of the different types of insulin, where it comes from, insulin pumps and jet spray injectors. Diabetes education on how to mange your prescription and where to store your insulin. (Diabetes information)

Drive Diabetes into Retreat with Natural Remedies
Decades of research have shown the validity of minerals and herbs in lessening and even reversing the symptoms of diabetes. (Type I and Type II) Chromium, Vanadium, Gymnema sylvestre, Cinnamon and Fenugreek are discussed in this article on diabetic nutrition news. (Diabetic products)

Heart Health Recipe - Salads
Choose nutritious foods for yourself and your family every day by offering delicious dishes that are easy to prepare and promote a healthy heart. Enjoy Marinated Corn Salad, Tomatoes with Cucumbers and Yogurt, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Cream and Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad. (Heart Health Recipe, Diabetic Meal Planning)

Saw Palmetto For Prostate Disorders
Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of saw palmetto in reducing symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. (Prostate Disorders, BPH, Enlarged Prostate)

Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) can occur when you don't have enough insulin to meet your body's needs. Normally your body uses carbohydrate (glucose) for maintenance, but when there isn't enough insulin in your body, your cells can't access the glucose in your blood. Your body then resorts to burning fat in an unhealthy way. Your liver becomes involved in fat-burning, and the by-product is ketones. (Diabetic complications, High blood sugar level)

Diabetic Neuropathies
Neuropathies lead to numbness and sometimes pain and weakness in the hands, arms, feet, and legs. Problems may also occur in every organ system, including the digestive tract, heart, and sex organs. An estimated 50 percent of those with diabetes have some form of neuropathy, but not all with neuropathy have symptoms.  (Types of Neuropathy, Proximal Neuropathy, Focal Neuropathy, Neuropathy Treatment)
 
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alpha cell  (AL-fa)
a type of cell in the pancreas. Alpha cells make and release a hormone called glucagon. The body sends a signal to the alpha cells to make glucagon when blood glucose falls too low. Then glucagon reaches the liver where it tells it to release glucose into the blood for energy.

acarbose  (AK-er-bose)
an oral medicine used to treat Type 2 diabetes. It blocks the enzymes that digest starches in food. The result is a slower and lower rise in blood glucose throughout the day, especially right after meals. Belongs to the class of medicines called alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. (Brand name: Precose)

glucagon (GLOO-kah-gahn)
a hormone produced by the alpha cells in the pancreas. It raises blood glucose. An injectable form of glucagon, available by prescription, may be used to treat severe hypoglycemia.

islets
groups of cells located in the pancreas that make hormones that help the body break down and use food. For example, alpha cells make glucagon and beta cells make insulin. Also called islets of Langerhans (LANG-er-hahns).

miglitol (MIG-lih-tall)
an oral medicine used to treat Type 2 diabetes. It blocks the enzymes that digest starches in food. The result is a slower and lower rise in blood glucose throughout the day, especially right after meals. Belongs to the class of medicines called alpha-glucosidase inhibitors. (Brand name: Glyset)
 
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