Monthly Archives: July 2012

Diabetics Enjoy your Samosa, Suggestions on eating out, PART II

Dining Out: Indian Food Indian cuisine offers tremendous regional diversity. Tips and Tricks in INDIAN DINING Good Choice Bad Choice Cereals / Pulses Plain Roti, Tandoori Roti, Roomali Roti, Plain Naan, Plain Rice, Idli, Brown Bread, Bagel, Bun etc. Plain … Continue reading

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Diabetics Enjoy your feast, Suggestions on eating out, PART I

Dining Out: Indian Food Indian cuisine offers tremendous regional diversity. Every region of India has its own style of cooking. In northern India, spices are usually ground before being added to dishes; in the south, they are added whole, then … Continue reading

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Diabetes effect on Nervous System Part II, Diabetic Neuropathy, How is it Treated?

How is it Treated? Firstly it is important to determine if the pain is due to diabetes or some other cause. People with pain should have a thorough assessment. Pain due to diabetes is usually: present in both feet of … Continue reading

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Diabetes effect on Nervous System Part I, Diabetic Neuropathy

DON’T LOSE YOUR NERVES!   What is diabetic neuropathy ? When the nerves are affected by diabetes, a person is said to have diabetic neuropathy. Possibly the commonest long term complication of diabetes, the biggest problem is that in many … Continue reading

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Diabetes effect on Eyes, Part II, Diabetic Retinopathy

Why are regular checkups so important? You must always remember that your retina can be badly damaged before you notice any change in vision. Most people with nonproliferative retinopathy have no symptoms. Even with proliferative retinopathy, the more dangerous form, … Continue reading

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Diabetes effect on Eyes, Part I, Diabetic Retinopathy

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE FUTURE! Look at the picture below on the left hand side. This is what you would see if you were walking along the road. Now look at the picture on the right. This is what … Continue reading

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Diabetes and hardening of blood vessels

HAVE A HEART! What is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is often referred to as “hardening of the arteries.” It is a build up of cholesterol and other fat substances within the walls of the arteries. It is a progressive disease and can … Continue reading

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