VANADIUM: Diabetes Therapy

VANADIUM: Diabetes Therapy

Vanadium is normally mined as a silvery metal.  It is useful in non-medical situations because it does not corrode easily.  About eighty percent of vanadium mined is used as part of a steel additive.  Alloys containing vanadium are extremely touch and are used for various kinds of tools, crankshafts, piston rods, axles, and armor plating.  […]

Diabetes and Your Hands

diabetes and hands

While it’s common knowledge that diabetes involves an elevation of a person’s blood sugar, it is not well known why diabetes can cause stiffness of the hands, shoulders, and other joints and how exactly it plays a role in diseases like trigger finger and Dupuytren’s contracture. Diabetes Stiff Hand Syndrome Diabetes can cause stiffness of […]

Alpha Lipoic Acid Reverses Nerve Damage In Diabetics

Alpha Lipoic Acid Reverses Nerve Damage In Diabetics

Alpha-lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that stands out from other treatments claiming to treat diabetes mellitus (DM). Pretty much, we can say that it has a disease-altering effect on DM (1). According to a study conducted on lipoic acid, there was a considerable improvement in the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy (damage to the nerves); […]

How Many Carbohydrates Should A Person With Diabetes Eat Each Day?

How Many Carbohydrates Should A Person With Diabetes Eat Each Day?

Many diabetics know that carbs are something you shouldn’t eat too much of if you want to keep your blood sugar down.  The types of carbohydrate foods you eat each day and how many carbs you eat are vital when managing your blood sugars.  The idea is to strike a balance between the insulin levels […]

How to use melatonin to fight jet lag

How to Use Melatonin to Fight Jet Lag

Jet lag disorder is clinically classified as one of the six circadian rhythm sleep disorders. Circadian rhythm sleep disorders are formally defined as persistent or recurrent patterns of sleep disturbance due to alterations in the circadian timekeeping system or a misalignment between the circadian rhythm and exogenous factors that affect the timing or duration of […]

Pathophysiology of Diabetes Insipidus

Pathophysiology of Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes Insipidus is a heterogenous disorder, wherein large volumes of dilute urine are excreted. The body loses its capacity to concentrate excreted urine. The hormone responsible for regulating fluid balance is called arginine vasopressin (AVP), also called vasopressin or anti-diuretic hormone. In diabetes Insipidus, patients could have either a deficiency in this hormone or a […]

Pathophysiology of Diabetes Type 2

Pathophysiology of Diabetes Type 2

Diabetes mellitus type II is formerly known as Adult-onset diabetes or Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. This condition arises from the inefficient use of an endogenously secreted hormone, called insulin. It has become a global epidemic affecting 370 million people worldwide. It is characterized by a classic triad of symptoms namely, polydipsia, polyuria and polyphagia. Most […]

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