The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the agency is working with Abbott Diabetes Care to recall 359 different lots of glucose test strips marketed under the following brand names: * Precision Xceed Pro; * Precision Xtra; * Medisense Optium; * Optium; * OptiumEZ; and * ReliOn Ultima These strips are used with Abbott’s Precision Xtra, Precision Xceed … [Read more...] about FDA Recalls Abbott Glucose Test Strips for “Falsely Low” Results
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Diabetes is a condition where the glucose or sugar levels are too high in the blood. It may lead to serious complications that include heart disease, liver disease and kidney failure. Exercising and dieting are ways to control diabetes. In terms of dieting, there are foods that people with diabetes can incorporate as part of their daily meals to maintain healthy blood sugar … [Read more...] about Foods That Control High Blood Sugar
Walking is not only an enjoyable, easy fitness activity, it's one of the best forms of exercise there is if you have high blood pressure. Unlike jogging and other high-impact sports and activities, walking is low impact. It allows you to gently increase your body's aerobic capacity as it helps get your body and heart fitter and healthier.High Blood Pressure DefinedBlood … [Read more...] about Is Walking Good for Blood Pressure?
Pregnancy & Signs of Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition that affects between three and eight women out of every 100 pregnant women, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The condition occurs when your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than they should be. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports that signs … [Read more...] about Pregnancy & Signs of Gestational Diabetes
Not all carbohydrates affect our bodies in the same way, so the glycemic index, which was first developed by Dr. David Jenkins at the University in Toronto in 1981, ranks carbohydrates according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Low glycemic carbohydrate foods produce small changes in insulin and blood glucose levels, and they aid in reducing heart disease and diabetes. … [Read more...] about Low Glycemic Index Diet Recipes