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Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance, also known as impaired insulin sensitivity, is a condition in which cells in your body are unable to respond normally to insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas. Insulin helps your body use and store glucose, or sugar, as energy. People with insulin resistance have difficulty processing glucose, and this can lead to […]

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A Layman’s Guide to Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. It is a significant risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes and other chronic health conditions, such as heart disease and stroke. Prediabetes is often detected during routine blood tests, and it can […]

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A Layman’s Guide to Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. It is caused by hormones from the placenta that make it more difficult for the body to use insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. Women who have gestational diabetes typically have higher than normal blood sugar levels, which can cause problems for both mother […]

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A Layman’s Guide to Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how your body processes insulin. In people with type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or it doesn’t use the insulin properly, resulting in higher than normal levels of glucose in the blood. Over time, this can lead to serious health problems such […]

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A Layman’s Guide to Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. This lack of insulin makes the body incapable of regulating blood sugar levels, leading to a variety of symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, weight loss and […]

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Essentials Series: Hypertension and Diabetes

If you’re a diabetic, you are twice more prone to hypertension than those without diabetes. And, you will be 4 times more prone to heart disease and stroke than others, if you have both diabetes and hypertension. But what is high blood pressure and how does your diabetes make it complicated or risky? What is High […]

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