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Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

…that has adverse effects throughout the body. Most people know that elevated blood sugar puts you at greater risk for heart disease, vision loss, nerve damage, and impaired kidney function. But people often don’t recognize the link between diabetes and other health problems, including periodontal disease…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Benefits of B Vitamins

…respond better to the methylcobalamin form of vitamin B12.) These vitamins are safe and well tolerated. However, very high doses of B6 may cause nerve damage. Now it’s your turn: These are just some of the primary benefits of B vitamins. Do you know others? You May Also Be Interested In: * Nutrient…

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Diabetes and Neuropathy

…and glycation (which occurs when proteins bind to sugars and disrupt cellular function) also damage nerve cells and contribute to neuropathy. Nerve damage related to diabetes (called diabetic neuropathy) often has serious consequences. In addition to pain and loss of sensation in the feet or hands…

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Nourish Your Nerves

During my 30-plus years of medical practice, many of my patients have asked me how they can prevent nerve damage. Among the many diabetes complications, nerve damage is one of the most frightening, as it can curb your mobility and independence and challenge your ability to live life to its fullest. There…

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Treat Diabetic Complications

…a history of two heart attacks, and an open ulcer on her foot that refused to heal. But the most debilitating of her problems was neuropathy. Nerve damage left her with virtually no sensation in her feet, and she could barely get around on her own. After hitting rock bottom, Roxann came to my clinic…

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A Diabetes Success Story

…a history of two heart attacks, and an open ulcer on her foot that refused to heal. But the most debilitating of her problems was neuropathy. Nerve damage left her with virtually no sensation in her feet, and she could barely get around on her own. After hitting rock bottom, R.B. came to the Whitaker…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…levels. Excessive iron levels are a risk factor for heart problems and other conditions. Burning mouth syndrome may also be caused by neuropathy (nerve damage), allergies, insulin resistance, or thyroid disorders, so if symptoms persist, see your doctor. * Diagonal creases in earlobes can signal increased…

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Three Natural Ways to Manage Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a form of nerve damage that affects many people living with diabetes. In addition to being quite painful, it can also be debilitating. Fortunately, there are three effective, natural remedies to treat this common diabetes complication. Lipoic acid, also called alpha lipoic acid…

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4 Benefits of CoQ10: Beyond Heart Health

…medications, including antihypertensives, antidepressants, antihistamines, and diuretics, are linked with chronic dry mouth. Sjögren’s syndrome, nerve damage to the head and neck, and chemotherapy drugs and radiation may also contribute to the problem. One study found that CoQ10 supplements can be a simple…

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Supplement Treatments for Neuropathy

Neuropathy is an insidious, progressive condition that is related in large part to impaired circulation, which causes inadequate delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the nerve tissues. Nerve damage—especially if it’s related to diabetes (called diabetic neuropathy)—often has serious…

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