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Type 1 Diabetes

  • Three type 1 diabetes signs and symptoms that usually arrive without warning
  • While there's no way to prevent or cure type 1 diabetes, watching out for tell-tale signs and symptoms can help you notice that something is wrong sooner. Type 1 diabetes symptoms usually arrive without warning. You may suddenly notice that your breath smells fruity, experience unexplained weight loss or have bad abdominal pain. These are all warning signs that your immune system has gone aw... ››› more
  • [06 November 2017]
  • You've been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes - here's what you can eat
  • You've just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and feel like you're facing what seems like an endless list of new tasks that you to need to incorporate into your everyday lie - testing, injections, monitoring, treating a hypo and the list goes on. Needless to say, it can be very overwhelming! One of the first question you're likely to ask is what you can eat. But, with so much to take in and l... ››› more
  • [13 September 2017]
  • Three common type 1 diabetes complications in different areas of the body
  • In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produce little to no insulin - the hormone that regulates the use of glucose for energy. This leads to high blood glucose, also known as hyperglycaemia, as glucose builds up in the bloodstream. Lifelong insulin therapy, which lowers blood glucose and allows the body to use glucose for fuel, is the main treatment for type 1 diabetes. However, even with treatment,... ››› more
  • [30 August 2017]
  • This unique omega-3 oil may support nerve regeneration in type 1 diabetes...
  • Brand new findings have discovered that omega-3 supplements from seal oil may support early nerve regeneration in patients with type 1 diabetes - a chronic condition in which the pancreas produce little to no insulin. “This study is the first to show that targeted nutritional intervention can stop and reverse small fiber damage,” said Vera Bril, principal investigator and head of the divisi... ››› more
  • [26 June 2017]
  • Prevent type 1 diabetes by consuming more of these fatty acids
  • A new international study by researchers at Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute have found that you can prevent type 1 diabetes by consuming more short-chain acids acetate and butyrate. For more on how these short-chain fatty acids can help prevent the autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes in which your pancreas produce little to no insulin (the hormone that regulates your blood su... ››› more
  • [01 June 2017]
  • Eye-opening facts you absolutely need to know about diabetes in South Africa
  • Diabetes is a chronic, lifelong disease. Apart from taking toll on a huge number of people in Africa, it may also be taking a financial toll on the health systems of countries all around the world. According to reports, the diabetes rates in low and middle income countries are skyrocketing. And what's more concerning is that many people around the world still have lower the adequate access to d... ››› more
  • [03 January 2017]
  • Seven everyday skincare tips for diabetics
  • If you have type 2 diabetes, you know that taking care of your skin is very important. Here's the thing: Diabetics face a double danger. Nerve damage can lead to numb, injury prone hands and feet, while poor circulation and elevated blood sugar can slow down wound healing and increase infection risk! One-third of diabetics develop a skin problem directly related to their condition. To avoid... ››› more
  • [28 June 2016]
  • The serious health concern ALL 20-something-year-olds need to know about!
  • Question: Beyond their fame, what do singer Bret Michaels, pop songstress Selena Gomez, and TV anchor Cynthia McFadden have in common? Answer: All these celebrities are living with autoimmune diseases, which occur when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys its own healthy body tissue. Michaels, lead singer of Poison, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was only six ... ››› more
  • [10 June 2015]
  • Got kids under the age of 16? Here's what you need to know about diabetes in children
  • Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in children. This disease is characterised by the pancreas' inability to produce insulin. And in 90% of cases with children under the age of 16 who have diabetes, this is the type they have. Worried about your child developing diabetes? Then keep reading for all the information you need on type 1 diabetes. ******** RECOMMENDED ******** ... ››› more
  • [24 April 2015]
  • Five signs your child may have type 1 diabetes
  • Most children who get type 1 diabetes, don't have another family member with it. This because type 1 diabetes isn't hereditary. It's an inflammatory autoimmune disease of the pancreas that results in a lack of insulin. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed between the ages of 10-13. And there's nothing you or your child can do to prevent it. But, it's essential you seek medical help if y... ››› more
  • [19 February 2015]
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