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MacTrast Deals: Get the Wally Stick-On iPhone Wallet

- Aug 7, 2015<p>Is that an iPhone 6 and a wallet in your pockets, or are you just happy to see me? If you’re like me, your pockets are beginning to …

Fast food vs. the African diet: The bacteria battle waged in your gut

<b>(CNN) —</b> Next time you are trying to decide what's for dinner, consider that you are eating for two: you and your gut microbiome.<p>The bacterial community in your colon is home to about 100 trillion bacterial cells; there are about 10 times more of these bacterial cells than there are human cells in …

Holistic Medicine

Why Antibiotics Aren't Helping You as Much as You Think

Are you still popping these pills when you know they won’t work?<p>Your get-better-faster plan might have some holes in it: Many people turn to certain meds that they know won’t help their illness, suggests new research from George Washington University.<p>In the study, 72 percent of survey participants …

Medicine

10 Surprising Symptoms of Diabetes

Help out your GP—and yourself—by learning these clues you might be developing diabetes<p>Detecting diabetes can be difficult—one-third of people with type-2 diabetes don't have any symptoms. That's why it's important to have routine screenings. But what can indicate diabetes might surprise</b> …

Diabetes Risk Factors

<b>Obesity</b> is the leading lifestyle risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. Excess fat causes the breakdown of fat stored within the body's cells. This breakdown deposits fatty acids into the cellular fluid. In healthy people, their muscles remove these fatty acids, but in obese people, the acids …

Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention

Even if you have several risk factors, you can minimize your chances of developing type 2 diabetes by making some simple changes<p><b>Have a Beer</b>We're not suggesting you host a "Get Drunk for Diabetes" party, but knocking back a couple every now and then might lower your risk for type 2. A recent study …

How Diabetes Is Diagnosed

A few simple tests can reveal if you have diabetes (blood sugar levels that are above 200 milligrams per deciliter) or prediabetes (blood sugar levels above 140 mg/dl).<p><b>Fasting Blood Glucose Test</b> <b>What it is:</b> After you fast for at least 8 hours, you'll undergo a simple blood test that measures the …

Diabetes: What Now?

<b>1) Determine Your Diet</b>Ask your doctor to recommend a registered dietitian. An R.D. can help you design a meal plan that will work best with your diabetes and specific health needs.<p><b>2) Ask About Exercise</b>Certain workouts can worsen or cause complications like foot ulcers or hypoglycemia, so ask your …

Rate Your Risk for Diabetes

Twenty million men are on the verge of diabetes because their bodies have forgotten how to use insulin. Here's how to tell if you're in danger<p>Mike Nevin was always a big guy. Big but fit. Back when the 39-year-old architect was snapping footballs at the University of Idaho, he was able to …

Diabetes Treatment Options

<b>Type 1 Diabetes</b><p><b>Glucose Monitoring</b>Someone with type 1 should test their blood sugar at least six times a day. Two primary methods are used for blood glucose testing:<p><b>Blood Glucose Meters:</b>After quickly pricking the skin with a lancing device (imagine a click-top pen, but with a tiny needle), the drop …

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10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Diabetes

Get informed!<p>Face it: Men aren't always the best at communicating. But when it comes to diabetes, it's essential to ask questions. Joanne Gallivan, M.S., R.D., the executive director of the National Diabetes Education Program at the National Institutes of Health, recommends you take this list to …

Diabetes Complications

If left untreated, diabetes can wreak havoc on nearly every part of your body<p><b>Eyes</b>Diabetic eye disease is the umbrella term for a number of medical conditions—including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma—that can result from type 1 and type 2 diabetes.<p>Diabetic retinopathy is the most …

Diabetes

Eat to Beat Diabetes

Customize your meal plan to beat high blood sugar<p>When you consider that "glucose-intolerant" is another term for "diabetic," it's easy to see what you shouldn't eat. Namely, glucose-rich foods, such as bread, rice, pasta, and potatoes. But Mary Vernon, M.D., prefers a more positive approach: "I …

Nutrition

Control Any Menu When Living with Diabetes

Eating out—at a restaurant or someone else's house—can be a challenge. You not only have to keep track of exactly what you're putting in your mouth, but also what's going on behind the closed kitchen doors. Use this guide to the most virtuous picks on any menu to enjoy the best flavors from every …

12 Powerfoods to Beat Diabetes

Can controlling your blood sugar and preventing diabetes complications be as simple as eating the right foods? Yes. Certain foods are packed with nutrients that stabilize blood sugar levels, protect your heart, and even save your vision from the damaging effects of diabetes. These 12 foods can give …

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

No harsh chemicals necessary<p>It's that time of year again: You have to remain photo-ready from the first holiday party to the ringing of the New Year. Whitening your smile is imperative, but finding the time for a dentist visit isn't always in the cards. And sometimes, you don't want to apply a …