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By Dr Ryan Ramdass November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the 14th November is World Diabetes Day. Diabetes mellitus is a group of physiological dysfunctions characterized by hyperglycemia (elevated blood sugar) resulting directly from insulin resistance, inadequate insulin secretion, or excessive glucagon secretion. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an a
Malaria is a tropical disease caused by a parasite "Plasmodium", and is transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It takes only one bite from an infected mosquito to become infected. If not treated promptly with effective medicines, malaria can be fatal by infecting and destroying red blood cells and by clogging the capillaries that carry blo
Did you know? Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness. It also leads to kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke, and lower limb amputation. Type 2 diabetes is fast becoming a common lifestyle disease and is indicative of the environment we live in today. We live fast, eat badly and barely exercise. About Diabetes Glucose is vital to us. It
The quickest way to spread germs and disease is through physical contact. Not only by touching other people but from everything with which you come in contact. Having come into contact with germs you can infect others and even infect yourself by touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Knowing how and when to wash your hands properly is important. When t
How much do you really know about high blood pressure? Here's a short 'TRUE or FALSE' quiz to find out. High blood pressure is a result of your heart beating too fast. True or False? High blood pressure is caused by eating too much spicy food. True or False? High blood pressure is known as the 'silent killer' because some people don't know they hav
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the underlying cause of 1 in every 2 strokes and 2 in every 5 heart attacks. It is a sobering fact and yet so many people do not take high blood pressure seriously, probably because it rarely has symptoms. Without visible signs, almost half of the people who have it are completely unaware of it. How do I kno