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Diabetes
September 22, 2016

Diabetes: keep your eyes out for these red flags

As a diabetic, you probably know all about the potential complications of your condition: diabetic coma, blindness, ulcers, lost limbs to name but a few. Steering clear of these means you need only look after one thing: the perfect balance of blood sugar. But this can be a difficult task. How do you know you’re spiking or dipping, when your blood sugar monitor is not at hand? (more…)
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Diabetes
January 23, 2014

Could you have diabetes?

Unquenchable thirst, frequent trips to the toilet, increased appetite and significant weight loss are often early warning signs of diabetes. Diabetes is a problem of high blood sugar - either the body produces too little insulin, or the tissues don’t respond to insulin in the way they are supposed to. The end result is excess sugar in the blood, while body cells are starved of their fuel and ‘go hungry’. If you’ve been experiencing these symptoms it’s very important that you make an appointment with your doctor to get tested. (more…)
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