Hormonal Imbalance & Mental Health

Hormonal Imbalance & Mental Health

Many medical conditions affect or involve the endocrine system or glands, causing hormone imbalances. In fact, thyroid disorders and diabetes, the two most common conditions that endocrinologists treat, result from hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalances or disorders...

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Diabetes In Pediatric Populations

Diabetes In Pediatric Populations

The World Health Organization reveals that the frequency of diabetes is rising worldwide, with children specifically at an increased risk. The rise of pediatric diabetes is prevalent for both Type 1 and Type 2. Some studies say that the incidence of youth with Type 1...

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The Relationship Between Thyroid & Diabetes

The Relationship Between Thyroid & Diabetes

Thyroid disorders and diabetes are the two most common conditions that endocrinologists treat worldwide. Endocrine disorder describes a group of diseases that affects the production and release of hormones. Studies show that people living with one of these conditions...

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Sleep & Diabetes: Finding The Connection

Sleep & Diabetes: Finding The Connection

According to The World Health Organization (WHO), on average, globally, about 422 million people have diabetes, and it is predicted to be the seventh leading cause of mortality worldwide in 2030. Thankfully scientific advances and clinical research has led to the...

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Proper Diet For Seniors With Diabetes

Proper Diet For Seniors With Diabetes

The increasing prevalence of older adults with diabetes has become a widespread social concern. According to the American Diabetes Association, at least one in four people 65 years or older have either type 1 or 2 diabetes. This is in comparison to one in 10 of those...

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The Precision of Continuous Glucose Monitoring

The Precision of Continuous Glucose Monitoring

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a health condition that arises from the presence of excess blood sugar or glucose in the blood. During digestion, food is broken down into absorbable forms, one of which is glucose. In a functional system, this glucose is absorbed into...

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The Diagnostic Accuracy of Thyroid Ultrasound Images

The Diagnostic Accuracy of Thyroid Ultrasound Images

From its introduction to medicine in 1942 by neurologist Karl Dussik, ultrasound scans have been relied upon for their versatility in monitoring, diagnostics and treatment of many conditions, including the thyroid. Employing unique and complication free techniques, an...

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Insulin Pumps Vs Injections: A Case for Convenience

Insulin Pumps Vs Injections: A Case for Convenience

Depending on who you are or with whom you are affiliated, a good number of people have never come across the word Insulin – lucky people. It’s one of those words you never quite come across or randomly take note of, until it suddenly matters that you do. We’ve only...

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Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Newer Insulins

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Newer Insulins

Following its revolutionary discovery in 1921 by Frederik Banting, insulin allowed the medical world to treat people with type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in a way they had never been able to before.   By 1922, the world witnessed massive progress in therapies for type 1...

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What is a Lifestyle Coach?

What is a Lifestyle Coach?

After a consultation with your doctor, do you receive support carrying out your doctor’s lifestyle change recommendations? "The challenge is not knowing what to change but how." Many of us lack the proper structures to support the behavioral changes that our health...

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Daily Diabetes Care Kit

Daily Diabetes Care Kit

Diabetes should never make you feel trapped. You can go whenever you want, shopping, outdoor eating, camping, and travelling safely as long as you plan carefully and pack thoughtfully. You just need to have a “Care kit” or you can call it a “Daily Diabetes Care Kit”...

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Type 2 Diabetes and Cholesterol Goals

Type 2 Diabetes and Cholesterol Goals

Dyslipidemia is a common problem for people with diabetes. The most frequent lipid alteration in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is hypertriglyceridemia associated with low HDL cholesterol. This leads to many complications, including increased risk of pancreatitis,...

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The Key to Remission of Type 2 Diabetes

The Key to Remission of Type 2 Diabetes

While the coronavirus has been making the headlines for the past years, another epidemic is progressing almost unnoticed: the global spread of type 2 diabetes. In 2017 the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimated that 451 million adults lived with diabetes...

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Diabetes Superfoods

Diabetes Superfoods

What makes food “super” or not “super”? This is a good question that most people would ask and do their research on. The usual answer of this question would be depending on the nutrient content of these foods. But when it comes to diabetes, it’s not just about the...

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Top Tips for a Healthier Gut Microbiome

Top Tips for a Healthier Gut Microbiome

Looking to boost your gut health but not sure where to start? Here are 10 Top Tops for a Healthier Gut Microbiome for you to try out for not only your gut but your overall health! What is a MicrobiomeEvery one of us has a microbiome, which is a collection of trillions...

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Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome

At GluCare, we take a different approach to Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). In-clinic, our real-time laboratory produces results in less than 40 minutes, leading for a meaningful discussion with your endocrinologist during you visit. For those who are part of our digital...

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Arterial Hypertension – Why So Neglected?

Arterial Hypertension – Why So Neglected?

Digital health, in addition to remote monitoring and coaching, now plays a huge role in managing this condition. At GluCare, our data-driven digital therapeutics hypertensive program involves monitoring patients continuously. Our artificial intelligence platform flags...

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Sugar Cravings

Sugar Cravings

Haven’t you been there?  You’ve had a long week and are now curled up on the couch to enjoy a movie with your family.  About fifteen minutes into the movie, you realize there’s a sweet treat in the pantry.  You no longer can focus on the movie because instantly you...

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5 Ways to Eat Healthy While Traveling

5 Ways to Eat Healthy While Traveling

Have past vacations filled with overeating and junk food left you wondering how to eat healthy on your next trip? It happens, and it can really make it seem hard to stick to eating healthy while traveling. However, with just a few adjustments you can stay on track to...

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Diabetes and Alzheimer

Diabetes and Alzheimer

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Alzheimer disease (AD) are age related diseases, and both are increasing in prevalence. We already have enough epidemiological evidence to know that people with diabetes have a 73% risk of developing dementia with advancing age — and a 56%...

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How To Understand Your Lab Results

How To Understand Your Lab Results

What do my lab results mean? They say your eyes are a window to your soul — but did you know that your blood is a window to your health? There are plenty of ways your doctor can look inside your body, from X-rays to MRIs to ultrasounds. These are all important tests...

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Understanding Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Understanding Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

To celebrate May 25th, World Thyroid Day, I have written about this famous gland. The medical term “thyroiditis” refers to inflammation of the thyroid gland. There are many causes of thyroiditis and today's topic is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.   What is Hashimoto’s?...

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What happens to your body when you fast?

What happens to your body when you fast?

An overnight fast of 8-10 hours is normal for most people. Periods of deliberated fasting with restricted food intake is also practiced worldwide, mostly based on tradition or religious reasons. Some examples of deliberate fasting include alternate day fasting, time...

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Diabetes Management During Ramadan

Diabetes Management During Ramadan

Fasting in the holy month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and is considered a religious obligation for Muslims. While fasting is not required for people with diabetes, one study found that almost 80 percent of all Muslims with type 2 diabetes fast for...

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Menopause as a natural process

Menopause as a natural process

Menopause is a biological process in which there is low production of the estrogen and progesterone by the ovaries. Menopause is diagnosed when a woman is without a menstrual period at least 12 consecutive months. Menopause can happen in your 40s or 50s, but the...

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Diabetes & Foot Care

Diabetes & Foot Care

Diabetes is a chronic lifelong condition. If blood glucose is uncontrolled, the nerves and blood vessels that supply the feet will be damaged. This is called peripheral neuropathy. Optimizing glucose control can effectively prevent or delay the development of...

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COVID Vaccination and Diabetes

COVID Vaccination and Diabetes

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the associated COVID-19 disease are a challenge for the health system, especially against the background that the elderly and the chronically ill with COVID-19 disease often have a more severe course and also higher mortality [1]. Data...

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The Impact of Diabetes on your Budget

The Impact of Diabetes on your Budget

The MENA region spends close to 20 bn USD a year on treating diabetes and its related complications. Diabetic expenses are forecasted to rise to 24.7bn USD in 2035 in UAE alone, increasing to 37bn USD by 2045. This rate of prevalence of the diabetes essentially...

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The Ultimate Diet for Diabetes

The Ultimate Diet for Diabetes

You rush out of your doctor’s office and you are diagnosed with diabetes. You are given a set of recommendations to lose weight, change your lifestyle habits, increase your steps, etc.  All that information starts to sink in your mind while you sit there and feel so...

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Warnings Signs for Type 1 Diabetes

Warnings Signs for Type 1 Diabetes

Early diagnosis saves lives, and recognizing the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes is critical. Although Type 1 develops gradually as the body’s insulin production decreases, blood glucose levels can become dangerously high once insulin production has not kept pace....

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The Future of Diabetes Care

The Future of Diabetes Care

One in six people are affected by diabetes or pre-diabetes in the UAE1. Diabetes remains an underlying factor in just under 70% of deaths reported. What is more disturbing is that amongst the type 2 diabetes population in the UAE, a large portion of these patients,...

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Understanding Obesity

Understanding Obesity

Obesity is one of the major nutrition-related disorders. Its rapid rise in the UAE and many other countries has been paralleled with a dramatic shift from traditional, more nutritionally dense dietary patterns, toward more energy-rich and unhealthy patterns. Obesity...

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Diabetes Management During Ramadan

Diabetes Management During Ramadan

Ramadan can be a major challenge to one’s dietary pattern, with difficulties arising from an inappropriate diet or as a consequence of overeating and insufficient sleep. If you already follow a healthy and balanced diet, you do not need to deviate much. If you have...

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