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Getting The Magic Back
High blood sugar damages the blood vessels and nerves that are necessary for normal sexual function and response. Keeping blood sugar under control is vital to preserving your sexual health. (Diabetic Complications, Sexual Health)

6 Ways To Make A Difference
Taking control of diabetes is a team project. Here are some suggestions to help you support and help your family and friends with diabetes. (Diabetes Management, Diabetes Education)

Diabetes: Fact or Myth?
Sugar has long had a bad reputation, especially among people with diabetes. People used to think that eating sugar would cause blood glucose levels to rise much more rapidly than eating other types of carbohydrates, such as bread or potatoes. It turns out that sugar's bad rap is not entirely deserved. Researchers are now finding that simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, and complex carbohydrates, such as bread and potatoes, are digested at the same rate. (Diabetes Diet and Recipes)

Developing An Age Reduction Plan
Type I diabetics as well as Type II diabetics who take charge of their condition, vigilantly keeping their blood sugar levels within normal ranges, can significantly reduce the manifestations of premature aging. By managing diet, insulin, and exercise-- diabetics can avoid much of the aging that high blood sugar causes. No matter what ails you, the aging damage that a chronic condition causes is always improved by proper management.

Sleep Apnea and Diabetes
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the throat muscles relax during sleep, obstructing the airway a causing brief but frequent breathing interruptions. Obesity-a common problem for people with type 2-is a major risk factor for developing this sleep disorder. Also, previous research has shown that sleep apnea is independently linked to glucose intolerance and insulin resistance-the primary characteristics of type 2.  Find out more about this interesting research. (Diabetes Research and Sleep Apnea)

10 Tips For A Healthful Holiday
Follow these 10 suggestions to celebrate the season and enjoy your favorite foods while staying on top of your diabetes. (Diabetic Meal Planning, Exercise)

Curb Sugar Cravings
Hunger suddenly strikes. You need food, and you need it now. You rummage for that long-lost candy bar buried somewhere in your desk - anything to get a sugar fix. That rapid rise in blood glucose, along with the attendant release of the "feel-good" hormone serotonin, may make you feel better temporarily, but when your glucose levels soon nose-dive, you'll return to your low-serotonin state - a prime candidate for yet more sugar cravings.

Nature's Sweet Benefits
Chalk up another one for Mother Nature. Most people with diabetes rely on drugs and lifestyle modifications to moderate their body chemistry. But a host of natural herbal supplements may further help them manage blood glucose levels, improve their vision, and alleviate a variety of diabetes-related health problems.

Diabetes and Omega-3
The essential fatty acids also affect the ability of the body's cells to respond to insulin. In a 1993 study, Australian researchers learned that insulin resistance is related to what kinds of fatty acids make up the cell membranes. The more Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids there are in the cell membranes of adult diabetics, the more their tissues respond to insulin.  Learn more about how the essential fatty acids can help in managing diabetes. (Diabetes Nutrition and Diabetes Research)

Herbal Approaches to Diabetes and Hyperglycemia
Ayurvedic botanicals often succeed where conventional medicine fails. Helping improve indicators associated with hyperglycemia and diabetes is one such area. Three herbals important in this effort are Gymnema sylvestre, Momordica charantia, and Tinospora cordifolia. (Gulvel and Bitter Melon)

Blood Sugar Testing
What is a good blood sugar range for a person with diabetes? How do you check your blood sugar? When should you check your blood sugar? What is your A1c test? Learn the answers to these and other important questions regarding blood sugar testing. (Normal blood sugar level and Diabetes Management)

Get Clued In To Kidney Disease
For people with diabetes, kidney disease is often a silent complication that develops over many years, to devasting effect. The good news? You can prevent it or slow its progress. (Kidney Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes)

Relationships Between Hyperglycemia and Cognitive Performance
Hyperglycemia is a common event among patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. While the cognitive-motor slowing associated with hypoglycemia is well documented, the acute effects of hyperglycemia have not been studied extensively, despite patients' reports of negative effects. This study prospectively and objectively assessed the effects of hyperglycemia on cognitive-motor functioning in subjects' natural environment. (Diabetes Research and Hyperglycemia)

In addition to helping to create normal blood sugar levels and regulating your cholesterol - without the side effects of diabetes medication - chromium may also improve muscle tone and burn fat, according to studies published in Sports Medicine.

Diabetes-Related Skin Problems
Skin problems are common in people with diabetes. High levels of glucose in the blood provide an excellent breeding ground for bacteria and fungi, and can reduce the body's ability to heal itself.  Diabetic dermopathy, digital sclerosis, vitiligo, acanthosis nigricans and bullosis diabeticorum (diabetic blisters) are among the conditions discussed in this article. (Diabetes Information)  
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renal threshold of glucose (THRESH-hold)
the blood glucose concentration at which the kidneys start to excrete glucose into the urine.

postprandial blood glucose (post-PRAN-dee-ul)
the blood glucose level taken 1 to 2 hours after eating.

preprandial blood glucose (pree-PRAN-dee-ul)
the blood glucose level taken before eating.

borderline diabetes
a former term for Type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance.

dawn phenomenon (feh-NAH-meh-nun)
the early-morning (4 a.m. to 8 a.m.) rise in blood glucose level.
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