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Diabetic Recipes - Main Dish Fish
Fish makes a great main dish when you're carb counting, not only because it's high in protein and low in carbs, but also because it contains omega-3 fatty acids. Try these delicious recipes such as Grilled Salmon with Herb Crust, Grilled Tuna with Peanut Sauce and Grilled Swordfish with Tomato Chutney and make your meal planning even healthier. (Low Carbohydrate Diet and Diabetic Recipes)

Diabetic Recipe - Light Desserts
Trying to cut back on sugar and fat, but still want to enjoy a delicious dessert after dinner? Try Raspberry-Mint Swirl Cheesecake, Chocolate Crepes with Banana-Pecan Topping, Tropical Fruit Pavlova or Coffee-Chocolate Marble Cake. (Diabetic Meal Planning, Diabetic Recipe, Low Fat Diet, Low Carb Diet)

Are Leg Cramps Caused By Diabetes?
Leg cramps can be caused by a variety of reasons such as deficiencies in vitamins such as calcium and magnesium as well as diabetic neuropathy. (Neuropathy, Leg Cramps, Diabetic Complications)

Antioxidant Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
A collaborative study between Mayo Clinic and a medical center in Russia found that alpha lipoic acid (ALA) significantly and rapidly reduces the frequency and severity of symptoms of the most common kind of diabetic neuropathy.  (Neuropathy and Diabetic Complications)

Gymnema Sylvestre
Gymnema sylvestre, also known as gurmar is another herb from India's Ayurvedic medical traditions that has been used for centuries to neutralize excess sugar. As with many other Ayurvedic herbs, its properties have been confirmed by scientific studies. (Diabetes Nutrition, Insulin-Dependent Diabetes)

Diabetic Nerve Change Begins Early
Recent research reports subtle changes in nerve conduction as the first reliable sign of nerve complications from diabetes.  The researchers said that change can be measured long before other symptoms or signs of nerve damage develop. About half of people with diabetes develop some type of neuropathy caused indirectly by high blood sugar levels. (Diabetic Neuropathy, Neuropathy Symptoms, Diabetes Research)

Low Vitamin D Levels Pose Large Threat To Health; Overall 26 Percent Increased Risk Of Death
Researchers at Johns Hopkins are reporting what is believed to be the most conclusive evidence to date that inadequate levels of vitamin D, obtained from milk, fortified cereals and exposure to sunlight, lead to substantially increased risk of death. (Vitamin D Deficiency, Heart Disease)

Vitamin B12 Prevents Senility
What you don't know about vitamin B12 can literally take your mind away. Unfortunately, it's a well-kept secret that a deficiency of vitamin B12, which is alarmingly common, can lead to neurological damage, including disorientation, memory problems, and dementia. (Senility, Dementia, Memory)

Fibromyalgia and Vitamin D Deficiency Link
In 2008 the online site Pain Treatment Topics released a review of research on the potential benefits of vitamin D for patients with pain conditions, notably musculoskeletal and back issues. Although results varied, researchers agree insufficient vitamin D is an underlying factor in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions. (Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Back Pain)

Diabetic Complications
Persistently high blood sugar levels can lead to long-term complications such as accelerated development of cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, cardiovascular disease, diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy and foot problems. Diabetes education on how to recognize signs and symptoms. Details diabetes symptoms of eye problems, nephropathy, cardiovascular disease, neuropathy and foot ailments.

Blood Sugar Levels - Guidelines for Diabetes
Whether you have type 1 or type II diabetes or gestational diabetes, the goals of achieving control of blood glucose levels are similar: to keep blood glucose as close as possible to that of a person without diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes Management
Because your body no longer makes insulin, insulin injections play a big role in your diabetes care plan. News from the American Diabetes Association advises that your type of insulin therapy should relate directly to your health and your lifestyle choices. Diabetis care advice.

Sleep Apnea and Diabetes
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the throat muscles relax during sleep, obstructing the airway a causing brief but frequent breathing interruptions. Obesity-a common problem for people with type 2-is a major risk factor for developing this sleep disorder. Also, previous research has shown that sleep apnea is independently linked to glucose intolerance and insulin resistance-the primary characteristics of type 2.  Find out more about this interesting research. (Diabetes Research and Sleep Apnea)

LADA or Diabetes 1.5
Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA), also called slow-onset diabetes or diabetes 1.5, has similarities both to type 1 and type 2. Often it is not recognized as LADA or type 1.5, because at first it looks like and reacts positively to treatments for type 2. However, it ends up revealing itself as an autoimmune form of diabetes, more like type 1. (Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes Education)

Diabetes Risk May Be Associated With Elevated Iron Levels
High levels of iron in the blood may foreshadow the development of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Research has shown that people with a genetic condition that causes huge elevations of iron in the blood are known to be at risk for type 2 diabetes. This study aimed to determine whether the diabetes link would hold true for healthy people with just mildly elevated levels of iron. (Diabetes Research)
 
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microalbumin (MY-kro-al-BYOO-min)
small amounts of the protein called albumin in the urine detectable with a special lab test.

nerve conduction studies
tests used to measure for nerve damage; one way to diagnose neuropathy.

oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)
a test to diagnose pre-diabetes and diabetes. The oral glucose tolerance test is given by a health care professional after an overnight fast. A blood sample is taken, then the patient drinks a high-glucose beverage. Blood samples are taken at intervals for 2 to 3 hours. Test results are compared with a standard and show how the body uses glucose over time.

microalbuminuria (MY-kro-al-BYOO-min-your-EE-ah)
the presence of small amounts of albumin, a protein, in the urine. Microalbuminuria is an early sign of kidney damage, or nephropathy, a common and serious complication of diabetes. The ADA recommends that people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes be tested for microalbuminuria at the time they are diagnosed and every year thereafter; people with type 1 diabetes should be tested 5 years after diagnosis and every year thereafter. Microalbuminuria is usally managed by improving blood glucose control, reducing blood pressure, and modifying the diet.

fluorescein angiography (fluh-RESS-ee-in an-gee-AH-grah-fee)
a test to examine blood vessels in the eye; done by injecting dye into an arm vein and then taking photos as the dye goes through the eye's blood vessels.
 
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