Diet and Diabetes

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Why is diet important in diabetes? Diet is important, because it is part of diabetes treatment. Many people need to change what they eat and how much they eat to help treat their diabetes. It is important for people to treat their diabetes so that they: Keep their blood sugar at or near a normal… Continue reading

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High Fiber Diet

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Eating a diet that is high in fiber has many potential health benefits, including a decreased risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Because high-fiber foods may be healthy for reasons other than their fiber content, the research has not always been able to determine if fiber is the healthful component. A high-fiber… Continue reading

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Inguinal Hernia

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Inguinal hernia is the most common surgical problem of childhood. It results from a small sac that comes through the inguinal ring that is normally open during fetal life and closes around the time of birth. In some infants, it does not close. This sac then makes a pathway for abdominal organs to come through… Continue reading

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Umbilical Hernia

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Umbilical hernias are commonly found in infants and children. An umbilical hernia is a bulge of intraabdominal organs through an opening in at the base of the umbilicus (belly button). This occurs when abdominal muscles fail to come together forming an opening called an umbilical ring. The size of umbilical hernias varies from child to… Continue reading

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Intussusception

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Intussusception is a totally curable condition. The cause is generally unknown. It usually happens in babies aged between three and 24 months. One part of the gut slides forward and becomes stuck within the next section of gut – like one part of a telescope sliding into another. The blood supply to the affected part… Continue reading

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