Difference and Similarities of Lantus and Levemir

Lantus and Levemir are two types of long-acting insulin which is injectable and used in the treatment of diabetes. They can be used by both children and adults. Human insulin is made up of amino acid chains, A and B.

Insulin is produced naturally in the body by the pancreas. It converts tissues in the bloodstream into energy which we use daily. With no insulin in the torso, the sugar levels will become dangerously high and out of balance. Hence, diabetes takes birth.

diabetesDiabetes is a condition where the pancreas uses little or no insulin at all. Patients with diabetes type 1 and type 2 must use insulin to maintain body sugar. Both are insulin analogues, where the insulin molecules are analogous to human insulin. But when recombined with slight differences it reduces their absorption.

How are Lantus and Levemir made?

Lantus: Vat of E bacteria produces Glargine. It’s then purified and added to a watery solution containing zinc and glucose and hydrochloric acid for a little bit of acidity. The pH levels are brought down to 4. Once it’s down, glargine completely dissolves in water hence the vial is absolutely clear. Once it’s injected, the acidic solution is neutralized by the body.

Levemir: This is made with insulin detemir. It’s created with a recombination of DNA technology like Lantus but made with baker’s yeast and not E.coil. It contains some additional chemicals as used in Lantus. Insulin detemir differs from human insulin where one amino acid has been omitted from B chain. One fatty acid has been attached instead.

Similarities between Lantus and Levemir

Both, Lantus and Levemir are meant for daily diabetes management. Both are not meant for treating high sugar or ketoacidosis. Levemir resulted in less weight gain, whereas Lantus had fewer skin reactions and required lower daily dose. Both can lower the blood sugar slowly but are long lasting.

However, as per a study, there was no significant difference in the safety and effectiveness of the type 2 disease between the two. They both take 24 hours’ time to be absorbed.

Differences between Lantus and Levemir

Levemir is long-acting insulin providing all-day sugar control. It can cause low blood sugar, so understand the symptoms are and always have a source of sugar close by. Lantus is Insulin Glargine, which is a long-acting insulin that provides all-day sugar control. This can also cause low blood sugar.

In Glargine, amino acid has been switched off and 2 extras are added at the B chain. Hence, it’s made soluble in the pH, but less soluble at the neutral pH which is found in the body.

Dosage

Levemir can be taken in one or two doses in a day. If taken once a day, it’s recommended that you take it during dinner or before sleeping. If taken twice, keep a gap of 12 hours. Lantus is taken once a day. The timings are based on the glucose-based target. It’s better to take the physician’s advice on this one.

The insulin intake will depend on the type of disease that you have. The solution for the injection is 100 units/ml. The solution is colourless and clear. Both Lantus and Levemir should not be used with a pump. This could be life threatening for the patient as it results in severe low blood sugar.

Injections should never be taken in the vein or muscle, but under the skin. It’s important to keep rotating the places from the last dosage. This is avoiding fatty tissue build up. Dosage adjustments can be necessary.

Novo Nordisk A/S Semaglutide cuts cardiovascular risk

novo nordiskPeople with diabetes are more prone to have heart attack or stroke. There are an estimated 5.2 people in America that are oblivious that they have it. 18.2 million Americans are recorded to have it and over 13 million are on a prediabetic stage. Studies show that there is an undeniable link between diabetes, heart disease and stroke. In fact 6 out of 10 diabetic patients die from heart disease or also known as cardiovascular disease (CV).

Few months ago, Novo Nordisk broadcast constructive top-line results for Liraglutide also known as Victoza.  Now, the company, Novo Nordisk announced that semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue that motivate insulin and curbs glucagon emission in a glucose-dependent method, while suppressing appetite and food intake.  The trial shows, it can significantly diminish the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death, both non-fatal myocardial infarction known as heart attack and stroke by 26%. According to the study, Semaglutide was given once per week to 3,297 adults with type 2 Diabetes known to have higher (CV) risk. The test came in with considerable positive results based on accretion of initial MACE or Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events, tested in 254 people for 104 weeks of treatment.

Almost 50% of the deaths in diabetic patients are caused by heart disease, therefore reducing the risk of underlying complications such as heart attack and stroke is vital.

Dr. Steven Marso, SUSTAIN 6 examiner and lead author of New England Journal of Medicine publication says that he observed a “reduction in cardiovascular events” during the trial, given at “short trial duration”.

What is SUSTAIN 6? SUSTAIN 6 (Semaglutide Unabated Sustainability in Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes) – is a clinical study conducted by Steven P. Marso, MD, of the Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, and fellow investigators. It is a Trial to Evaluate Cardiovascular and Other Long-term Outcomes with Semaglutide in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes. They compared the response and the results of patients that took Semaglutide versus placebo in which both received standard clinical care. The trial started in February 2013 with subjects from 20 different countries that were treated for the whole duration of the test.

However, some adverse effects were noted like gastrointestinal dealings but the incidence of pancreatitis was notable lower with semaglutide vs placebo. In microvascular complications, drastically lesser subjects were treated with (62 [3.8%]) of semaglutide vs. placebo of (100 [6.1%]) and develop or worsen nephropathy. On the other hand, people with semaglutide (50 [3.0%]) vs. placebo (29 [1.8%]) suffered complications like diabetic retinopathy.

Moreover, 39% decreased was noted in non-fatal stroke and a non-significant 26% cut in non-fatal myocardial infarction and a neutral ending of  (2% decrease) in CV death after only two years of treatment.

Semaglutide is GLP-1 receptor agonist, proposed to offer the quantifiable benefits of a GLP-1 analogue with lesser injections to people with type 2 diabetes. The trial result was presented in the 52nd Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2016 in Munich, Germany and was also published in New England Journal of Medicine.

Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, executive vice president and chief science officer of Novo Nordisk said that The SUSTAIN 6 results will “strengthen the clinical evidence for the Novo Nordisk GLP-1 receptor agonist portfolio” and that the company will expect regulatory submission this year. The will further search for added benefits afar from glycaemic control and weight loss in adults suffering type 2 diabetes with high cardiovascular risk.

Currently, The Danish Company is formulating the first GLP-1 to be given as a pill rather than an injection, -an oral version of semaglutide, which would be announced soon.

 

Type 2 diabetes study busts ‘fit and fat’

the-human-body

It was once believed that even if an individual was obese, as long as they were physically active and metabolically healthy, i.e. their cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure were within recommended limits, they could be considered “fit and fat”.

A recent Australian study has debunked this myth and come full circle as once again maintaining a healthy weight has proven to be the best preventative measure at reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers found that even if an obese individual incorporated exercise into their daily regime, they were still 5 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than a person with a normal weight, even if they were a couch potato.

The University of Sydney’s Prevention Research Collaboration conducted the study. For 3 years, they documented the levels of physical activity and inactivity of 29, 572 men and women who were 45+ years of age. By the end of the study, 611 individuals had developed type 2 diabetes.

Thanh-Binh Nguyen, the lead researcher, stated that being physically active while overweight is only helpful if it leads to weight loss. A healthy diet paired with fat-burning exercise is key to preventing diabetes. Previous studies have shown that a 5-10% reduction in body weight can prevent type 2 diabetes in pre-diabetic individuals.

This is not the first study to discount the “fit and fat” theory that was encouraged by a 2012 study. Researchers from the U.S. and Europe published a study in the European Heart Journal, which claimed that as long as overweight and obese individuals were metabolically fit, their risk of heart disease or cancer would be no different to anyone with a normal weight.

Based on their criteria, almost half of the 43, 000 obese people that took part in the study were considered to be fit. It wasn’t until later in 2015 that a Swedish study shed light on the fact that even if an obese person exercised regularly, they were still 30% more likely to die a premature death when compared to a sedentary person with a normal weight.

Researchers from Umea University in Sweden collected data from 1,317,713 men of different sizes, over a period of 30 years. The participant’s fitness level was evaluated by having them cycle to exhaustion.  Men whose fitness levels fell within the top fifth percentile when they were 18 were 51% less likely to suffer from a premature death.

The Swedish study found that the benefits of exercise were only effective up to a certain weight. Overweight and obese men had a higher risk of heart disease even if they exercised.

Professor Peter Nordstrom led the study and concluded that having and maintaining a low Body Mass Index (BMI) from young can reduce the risk of early death.

Your BMI determines if you fall into a healthy weight category for your height. If your BMI falls within the range of 25 -29.9, you’re considered overweight. Knowing your BMI can help you create realistic, attainable weight loss goals. And as multiple research studies have shown, staying at a healthy weight is the best line of defense you can take to prevent and manage diabetes and other metabolic diseases.

Water Fluoridation Linked to Diabetes and Low IQ

izpo-medical-5For 70 years, fluoride has been added to the U.S. public water supply as a cost-effective method to reduce tooth decay. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were so impressed with the drastic decline in tooth decay cases that they included water fluoridation in the list of “ten great public health achievements of the 20th century”.

Unfortunately, a recent study may have exposed a potential link between type 2 diabetes and water fluoridation. The study was conducted by Kyle Fluegge and published in the Journal of Water and Health. Fluegge used mathematical models to try to find a connection between the nation’s current diabetes epidemic and drinking water.

The additives approved to fluoridate water are fluorosilicic acid, sodium fluorosilicate and sodium fluoride. Fluegge found that sodium fluoride could be linked to the rise in diabetes cases, especially since it is a known preservative of blood glucose. On the other hand, fluorosilicic acid was found to have the opposite effect as it was linked to a decline in diabetes prevalence.

Of the 22 states studied, it was found that lower diabetes rates were common where water fluoridation did not occur. But before you run out to stock up on bottled water, it should be noted that Fluegee’s findings cannot be applied to individual cases.

Fluegee’s first mathematical model compared the concentration of added fluoride to the increased prevalence of diabetes cases. A consistent connection could not be found between the two variables. It was only after Fluegge compared the population’s per capita consumption of tap water that he obtained favorable results.

There were two shortfalls to Fluegge’s study; first, the per capita consumption of tap water was estimated, and secondly water is not the only potential fluoride source. Despite the shortcomings, the study should not be ignored since it does shed light on the very important fact that sodium fluoride has been shown to preserve blood glucose.

As a diabetic, you are prone to consuming a significant quantity of water in comparison to non-diabetics. According to the National Research Council, consistent fluoride exposure can increase the severity of diabetes in some individuals by causing high blood glucose levels or impaired glucose tolerance.

To find out if your drinking water is adversely affecting your health, you can go to the CDC’s My Water’s Fluoride database to see if your county’s water system is fluoridated.

Fluoridated water generally has a fluoride content of 0.7 milligrams per Liter (mg/L). This has been shown to be the ideal concentration at which tooth decay is prevented without causing any adverse health effects. Unfortunately, 0.07-0.4 mg/kg/day has been linked to glucose intolerance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes, in some individuals.

Glucose intolerance occurs when the body is no longer able to remove glucose from the bloodstream. Human and animal studies have shown that after fluoride is ingested it stops the pancreatic cells from secreting insulin, resulting in elevated blood sugar. Fluoride may also cause glucose intolerance by increasing insulin resistance.

Along with being linked to diabetes, water fluoridation may also have an impact on children’s IQ. For years there has been a great debate on whether fluoride has any effect on the human brain. In an attempt to answer this question researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang teamed up to analyze various studies.

After reviewing 27 studies it was determined that fluoride may have a negative impact on a child’s developing brain, but the severity of its effect would require further research. Despite the existence of over 23 human studies and 100 animal studies showing a link between fluoride consumption and brain damage, it is still added to 70% of the U.S. public water supply.

The research team discovered that children exposed to high fluoride concentrations had a 0.45 reduction in the “standardized mean difference” (SMD) in intelligence. In terms of IQ score, that is a decline by 7 IQ points.

It seems that the medical and dental communities are determined to only acknowledge the perceived benefits of water fluoridation while ignoring any evidence to the contrary.

IZPO’s WAR on Diabetes – What is Diabetes?

 

war3

 

What you need to know about Diabetes?

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases that almost every family is suffering these days with one or more family members globally. But most people are still unaware the causes, symptoms and treatment of diabetes. Diabetes, in a simple language, is directly related to our digestive system. Whatever we eat, we need to digest and for digestion our food breaks into small pieces of glucose or sugar. This sugar then goes to our blood cells and gives us energy to work for the day. Now to transfer glucose to our blood cells, we need insulin that is made by the pancreas. If due to some reasons, our pancreas is not able to produce enough amount of insulin to transfer glucose into the blood cells, the condition is known as diabetes, and the person suffering from this disease is called as a diabetic.

According to International Diabetes Federation, more than 415 million people around the world are suffering from diabetes, and the number of diabetics will be 642 million by the year 2040. The figure also shows that one in every eleven adults suffers from diabetes under the Sun. The facts and figures researched in this report clearly show that diabetes has become one of the most common diseases, and we need more doctors and scholars who can make continuous and serious efforts to come up with a better medicine or treatment for diabetes.

Diabetes has been labeled into two parts, Type1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, depending upon the symptoms that the patients are having.

Here are some interesting facts about diabetes that you need to know:

  • Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong disease but Type 2 diabetes is preventive in nature.
  • To manage your sugar level in your body, you need to balance your diet and do daily exercises.
  • Medicine plays a significant role to balance the sugar level, so it is important to have your medicine prescribed by endocrinologist daily at the same time without fail.
  • Diabetes can be fatal if medication is ignored.

Some myths about Diabetes:

  • Many people believe that diabetes is a spreadable disease. But it is a myth. Diabetes is not at all contagious. It does not spread by any means. Though it can be genetic.
  • You don’t have diabetes because you eat too much sweet. Just believe, sweet is not at all culprit if you become a diabetic. In fact, if you are a diabetes patient and are regularly taking your medicine, you can eat sweets and chocolate a little bit.
  • It is the biggest myth that all obese people must have diabetes. Obese people are likely to have type 2 diabetes, but this is because they do not eat balanced food and do not do exercise.

What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a situation where the blood sugar of a person becomes higher than the normal, but not high enough to be declared as a diabetic. The majority of type 2 diabetes patients have pre-diabetes. For a prediabetic, it is possible to achieve back the normal blood glucose levels without taking any medicines.

Symptoms of Diabetes

The below are some common symptoms of diabetes:

  1. Increased Urine Output and frequent urination,
  2. Unusual thirst,
  3. Weight loss or gain,
  4. Hunger,
  5. Fatigue or lack of energy,
  6. Blurred vision,
  7. Cuts and bruises that are slow to heal,
  8. Yeast infections, and
  9. Tingling or numbness in the hands, feet or toes

If diabetes is diagnosed early, the risks of the complications can be reduced.

Who Gets Diabetes?

Anyone can get this disease. However if your relatives have this disease, your chances of getting this disease is more. Some other risk factors of getting the disease are obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and physical inactivity. The risk of getting this disease also increases with the growing age.

Sources:

http://www.idf.org/about-diabetes/facts-figures

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/symptoms/

http://www.joslin.org/info/general_diabetes_facts_and_information.html

IZPOs War on Diabetes – Is there a CURE (or 2)

war_3

Is there a cure for diabetes?

Are you a diabetes patient and looking for remedies to cure diabetes? If so, then here is the detailed information about the latest inventory in the field of diabetes – Diabetes Protocol.

Diabetes Protocol tends to create certain skyscraping promises among the people. It claims to get you out from Type 1 and Type 2 kind of diabetes. It promises to cure your diabetes completely rather than controlling the symptoms.

Now, with the concept of Diabetes Protocol spreading fiercely, people still have a doubt – is it a scam or is this a reality? People who have abided by the rules of Diabetes Protocol have witnessed a tremendous positive change in their lives.

Before going into the depth, let’s take a look at what is Diabetes Protocol? It is a downloadable guide consisting of 138 pages and focuses more on health, fitness and lifestyle including how to cure diabetes. This downloadable guide is available to all in the form of a PDF eBook. You can get your hands on the book online. Once you apply, a copy of the book will be sent to your e-mail address immediately.

The book consists of three important modules, which are as follow:

  1. Module 1, also known as core module deals with the root cause of diabetes.
  2. Module 2 talks about various natural remedies to control blood sugar etc.
  3. Module 3 explains about the dangerous implications of certain diabetes pills.

When you apply to buy this PDF e-book, you can get access to two bonus modules – 500 delicious diabetes recipe and 7-day energy booster.

In today’s world, people do not find enough time to take care of their health or to find solutions to meet their deadly diseases. People in most parts of the world believe that there is no absolute cure for diabetes. But, this is a wrong myth. Once you go through the Diabetes Protocol, you can find enough of natural remedies to cure diabetes.

Diabetes protocol was introduced by Dr. Kenneth Pullman. Being a patient of Type 2 diabetes since the age of 13, he decided to bring out a perfect cure for diabetic people. His father lost a leg due to the severe complications of diabetes.

After certain trials and its failures, finally the father and son duo came out with the power of brown adipose fat tissue. All these discoveries are compiled in the ‘Diabetes Protocol’.

Now, after reading the above-mentioned facts, one might think how does Diabetes Protocol help to cure diabetes? Diabetes Protocol tends to target the symptoms of diabetes successfully. It aims at the symptoms in such a way that diabetes won’t be hindrance to you in day-to-day activities.

Just reading out the tips and guidelines from Diabetes Protocol won’t treat your diabetics’ problem in the right way. You need to avoid diabetic medicines, eat and drink what you like in a considerable amount. If you act in the right way, you can beat up the issue of diabetes.

Diabetes Protocol is completely logical in nature. It completely depends on BAT (Brown Adipose Tissue) rather than giving fake promises of eating healthy herbs etc. By triggering the brown fat, you can easily charge up your body’s energy to manage the complications of diabetes.

According to a report published in Diabetes Journal, “Brown Fat in Humans: Turning up the Heat on Obesity”, it provides information on how our human body take-up the brown fat to manage the glucose levels.

Within the Diabetes Protocol PDF lies the ways to eliminate and eradicate the complications of Diabetes. This system can work for anyone, which means that age is not a barrier. It can work on a 9-year-old child to a 90-year-old person. The Diabetes Protocol is based on sound medical research rather than any hypothesis.

The Diabetes Protocol is a unique for treating your diabetes completely, without giving it a second chance. The techniques used in diabetes protocol are not true just because a lot of common people gave positive reviews, but because Dr. Pullman has had several years of genuine experience in dealing with diabetes.

The Diabetes Protocol makes sure that you do not live the rest of your life on life support such as insulin injections. By adapting to the practice of Diabetes Protocol, you can free yourself from the exhausting pain of injecting a needle frequently.  Once you start following Diabetes Protocol, you can easily cure diabetes and enjoy your favorite food for the rest of your life.

Once you purchase the Diabetes Protocol, you can embrace freedom, satisfaction and contentment in large amounts.

What are the Advantages of Diabetes Protocol?

  • You can enjoy the freedom from insulin drug addiction.
  • Diabetes Protocol will help you to eradicate all kinds of diabetes, such as Type 1 and Type 2, along with removal of other high blood sugar health issues.
  • You can save a lot of additional expenses as you do not have to spend on getting the doctor’s appointment and expensive medicines.
  • You will gain back the lost confidence and will be able to enjoy your life completely without any tensions.

It has been proved that Diabetes Protocol can cure your diabetes complication within a time period of 19 days. You can believe in this protocol without any doubt as it does not have any sort of side effects on your health.

Along with the purchase, you can enjoy a 60-day refund policy. If you do not witness a positive transformation, you can claim back the money and there won’t be any further questions asked to you.

Conclusion

Yes, Diabetes Protocol can help you to get cured from the complications of diabetes for the rest of your life. As said, it does not only treat the symptoms, but also the world of diabetes in you. The Diabetes Protocol e-book has gained a lot of prominence among the diabetes patients as it has given them a hope and changed their life for better. Therefore, get the Diabetes Protocol right away to enjoy a diabetes-free life.

Sources:

http://supplementpolice.com/diabetes-protocol/

http://www.fulldailyreviews.com/diabetes-protocol-program-review-dr-kenneth-pullman/

http://healthyhomemagazine.com/diabetes-protocol-review/

IZPOs War om Diabetes – How do you get it?

war_3

How does one get diabetes and who is most affected?

Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus by doctors is a group of diseases which are metabolic in nature. In this type of disease, a person has high blood sugar. This happens when the beta cells which produce hormone insulin in the pancreas stops working or cannot respond. Diabetes can be a long-term condition which needs attention at top priority. Besides Type 1 and Type 2, there is a different type which happens to pregnant women. It is called Gestational diabetes.

Basic symptoms of diabetes

  • Being thirsty frequently
  • Frequent urination
  • Weight loss
  • Increased hunger
  • Tingling and numbness in hands and feet
  • Blurry vision
  • Irritability
  • Wounds which do not heal
  • Unexplainable extreme fatigue
  • Frequent gums, bladder or gum infections

Sometimes people don’t come to know the symptoms. They even live for months and years without knowing they had diabetes. Diabetes can occur to anyone. It can even be passed on from the parents. The risk is higher as people grow older. People who have crossed 40 and overweight can most likely have the disease. The most common race that is prone to diabetes is Native Americas, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Controlling Diabetes

All kinds of diabetes are treatable except Type 1. This lasts for a lifetime and there is no cure. Some people have managed to get rid of it by exercise, diet and weight control. Research has shown that gastric bypass surgery can reverse Type 2 diabetes. If diabetes is not controlled, the patient has a high chance of increasing other complications as well. Some serious complications include:

  • Eye complications – cataracts, glaucoma, and some others
  • Skin complexities- people with diabetes are prone to skin diseases and infections.
  • Mental health- Depression, anxiety can affect the mental health.
  • Gum diseases- There is a high chance of gum diseases
  • Nephropathy – uncontrolled blood sugar can lead to kidney diseases.
  • Stroke – high cholesterol levels can increase the cause of heart attack

Pre-diabetes

The majority of type 2 diabetes patients have pre-diabetes. The blood sugar becomes higher than normal but not high enough for diabetes. The cells become resistant to insulin.

During this stage, some damage to circulatory and heart takes place.

What causes Type 1 Diabetes?

In this diabetes, the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the beta cells. We all know that the immune system protects the body from various diseases and also helps in healing. But the autoimmune disease, it attacks the own body. This type generally occurs in children and young adults, but they can appear at any stage. Previously, it was known as juvenile diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.

Slowly developing diabetes is called Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) which can be detected after the age of 30. Patients may still produce insulin, but will eventually need shots of insulin.

Heredity plays a major role in diabetes. Certain genes that help in making proteins are linked with type 1 diabetes. They are known as human leukocyte anti agents. The key genes may vary in different population groups. Interestingly, some combination of HLA can be risked of diabetes while other variants may not be affected at all. Scientists are still researching about the gene testing and how to cure Type 1 diabetes.

Environmental Causes

Some particular foods, toxins, and viruses also cause diabetes, but the exact cause cannot be determined. A virus cannot cause diabetes, but a viral infection can form a link. It’s more common during winter when the viral infections are at peak. Scientists are still searching for one particular kind of virus so a vaccine can be developed. Breastfeeding can reduce the chance of type 1 diabetes.

What causes type 2 diabetes?

The main cause of Type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance, where body fat, muscle or liver does not use insulin properly. It develops gradually but in a subtle way. It happens in the middle ages or people who are overweight. This disease was once rare in youth has become more common now. Studies have shown that variants of TCF7L2 increase the chance of having type 2 diabetes to about 80%. Genes can increase the chance of this type when a person becomes overweight. The body has a tendency to store energy for later use. The high-calorie food available today can only increase the process.

An imbalance between physical activity and calorie intake can lead to obesity or overweight. The belly fat produces hormones that cause a harmful and chronic effect like damaging blood vessels.

Family History

Having a family history of diabetes can be a big cause for having type 2 diabetes. This disorder happens mostly in Africans, Americans, Hispanics and Indians. Many gene variations can even cause women to have diabetes during pregnancy. This type generally disappears after delivery.

Recommended Medical tests

A1C Test – This test checks the long-term blood sugar control. The test can be done 2-4 times in a year.  It’s generally for non-pregnant women.

Complete foot exam – This test checks for sores and infections. It should be taken at least once in a year. The goal is to have healthy tissues and normal circulation.

Blood Pressure – The readings of blood pressure above 130/80 should be treated and tested.

Lipid Profile – This test helps to check the high or low amount of cholesterol. The test can be done once a year.

Kidney Function – To detect early signs of kidney problems.

 

Dilated eye exam – To check the changes in blood vessels in the retina.

Best remedies for Prevention

Exercise is the best cure for all kinds of diseases. Keep a watch on your weight and eating habits. Reduce sweets and increase fruits and vegetables. Few simple ways to do it is to leave the car behind and walk a little to your office. Enjoy coffee as it helps to keep diabetes at the far end. Cinnamon can help in controlling blood sugar. Reduce stress and enjoy the moments. Get a good night sleep and be in good company. Visit your doctor once a year for a blood test just to be sure. This will help in early detections of risks which can be prevented.