Diabetes Complications | Know your Diabetes

We know that diabetes is too much sugar in the blood. We need to control blood sugar level to maintain a happy and healthy life. If untreated, Diabetes increases your risk for many serious health problems. But the good news is that with proper treatment, diet, and exercise, many people with diabetes are able to…

Salt OK if Blood Pressure is OK?

“Salt OK if Blood Pressure is OK?” Fact or fiction: if your blood pressure is normal, salt is okay. Or to put it another way, unless you have high blood pressure, there’s no reason to specifically avoid sodium. Fact, or fiction? Major fiction. Salt does all sorts of bad things to our arteries besides just…

Diabetes and cholesterol

When you have diabetes having too much glucose also called sugar in your blood can make it harder for blood to flow around your body. And having high cholesterol or blood fats can make things even worse So let’s take a look at how high blood sugars and high cholesterol can cause problems in people…

How to Treat Diabetes

“How to Treat Diabetes” Okay, so we now know how to prevent diabetes; how do we treat it? Well, there are lots of different drugs for diabetics that lower their blood sugars, but often at the expense of increased risk of heart failure, heart attacks, and bone fractures. There has to be a better way….

Diabetes A1c Test

The A1C is an important measurement of how effectively you’re managing your diabetes The A1C or some refer to it as the glycohemoglobin or hemoglobin A1C is a test that reflects your average sugar control for the two to three month period prior to the test this is a test that can be done simply…

Capillary Exchange and Edema, Animation

The major purpose of the circulatory system is to bring oxygen and nutrients to body tissues and remove wastes. This exchange happens in the smallest blood vessels called the capillaries. The walls of capillaries consist of a single layer of endothelial cells. Substances move between the blood and surrounding tissue in several ways: – Diffusion…

KiDS and diabetes in school

Hey my name is Tom, and I have type 1 diabetes So what is diabetes ? Diabetes means that the pancreas in my body stops making insulin or can’t make good use of it. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1, which I have, means that my body does not make any insulin. Most…

Do Vegans Have Too Low Blood Pressure? What Should Our Reading Be? Dr Greger

High blood pressure, hypertension, is a major risk factor for serious health problems and contributes to some of the leading causes of death including heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Nearly 1 in 3 American adults suffer from hypertension.This meta-analysis found that consumption of vegetarian diets was associated with significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood…