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TRAVEL WITH YOUR DIABETES

Diabetes, whether it is type 1 or 2, should not stop you from travelling. Here are some tips to help you pack for your trip: 1- Get a prescription letter from your doctor describing your medicine and prescription. 2- Pack at least twice as much medication and blood-testing supplies as you think you need. 3- Pack all of them in your carry-on bag so that your medication is always with you

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GESTATIONAL DIABETES.

Any pregnant woman is at risk of developing gestational diabetes during the second or third trimester. Here are different methods to prevent or treat it: – Consult a dietitian to set up a diet plan – Engage in physical activity, after getting medical clearance – Monitor blood sugar level regularly – Follow physicians’ recommendations, including insulin treatments when required

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DIABETES PUTS YOU AT RISK…TAKE ACTION!

Did you know that people suffering from diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to develop heart disease? This is caused by the following reasons: – Higher blood pressure – Higher cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose levels – Higher level of obesity and lower physical activity Take action today to protect yourself against heart disease!

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OBESITY COULD BE TREATED!

In some cases, obesity is caused by the over-production of the cortisol hormone due to corticosteroids intake or hormonal imbalance. This is manifested as the Cushing’s syndrome, hence it is recommended to consult an endocrinologist.

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LET’S CHANGE THE FACTS!

In 2016, the WHO released facts about diabetes prevalence in Lebanon: – 4% of mortalities in Lebanon are caused by diabetes – 12.6% of the upper middle income section of the population suffers from diabetes – Men have a higher prevalence of developing diabetes compared to women Find out more at the Diabetes & Obesity Center at MLH… serving you since 2007.

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FASTING BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS

Know the sufficient insulin numbers! For more information, visit our endocrinologist at the Mount Lebanon Hospital Diabetes Center for guidance or call 71 998822

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THYROID & WEIGHT GAIN

Underactive thyroid known as hypothyroidism can cause many problems. In case of a suspected thyroid problem, consult our endocrinologists for a thyroid function test!⁣ – Hair thinning⁣ – Weight gain⁣ – Constant fatigue⁣ – Muscle or joint pain⁣

Living with Diabetes: A Family Affair

Dr. Marie Feghaly Merheb, Endocrinologist at Mount Lebanon Hospital explains the role of family in the management and support of #diabetes

World Diabetes Day

Control diabetes, before it gets in control… Here is what you missed from World Diabetes Day at Mount Lebanon Hospital! سيطروا على السكري قبل أن يسيطر عليكم… إليكم ما فاتكم خلال اليوم العالمي للتوعية حول السكري في مستشفى جبل لبنان!

Gestational Diabetes: Who’s at Risk?

Any woman can develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy! This type of diabetes can affect the health of the mother and her baby. Some women are more at risk يمكن لأي امرأة حامل أن تصاب بسكري الحمل! ويؤثر هذا النوع من السكري على صحة الأم والطفل! إلا أن بعض النساء هنّ أكثر عرضة من سواهن نتيجة

Diabetes Awareness Campaign

“Sugar is sweet… but Diabetes is bitter!!” Awareness event by Dr. Dina Maddah Al-Gharib, for diabetes management @MLH. Get tested today! “السكّر حلو … بس السكّري مرّ!!” حملة توعية ألقتها الدكتورة دينا مدّاح الغريب، للسيطرة على مرض السكّري، في مستشفى جبل لبنان. قم بفحص السكّري اليوم!

Dining out & Diabetes

Diabetes: A guide to dining out السكري: دليلكم لتناول العشاء في الخارج

Gestational Diabetes: Who’s at Risk?

Any woman can develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy! This type of diabetes can affect the health of the mother and her baby. Some women are more at risk:

يمكن لأي امرأة حامل أن تصاب بسكري الحمل! ويؤثر هذا النوع من السكري على صحة الأم والطفل! إلا أن بعض النساء هنّ أكثر عرضة من سواهن نتيجة:
Diabetes Foot Care

Keep feet healthy with Diabetes!

اتبعوا هذه الارشادات للحفاظ على سلامة القدمين!
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE THYROID GLAND

Thyroid produces thyroid hormone, which controls the speed of your metabolism. Thyroid disorders can slow down or rev up metabolism by disrupting the production of thyroid hormones. Depending on how much or how little hormone your thyroid makes, you may experience a wide range of symptoms: Alteration in the energy or mood, variation in weight… Women are more likely than men to have thyroid diseases, especially during and after pregnancy and after menopause.

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Diabetes can slow you down, it can make your life different but it does not have to stop you with Ramadan. Read the article on the link in the bio for tips on how to manage your diabetes this Ramadan.

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WHAT ABOUT ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS?

Artificial sweeteners simulate the sweet taste of sugar with less calories. They are also called sugar substitutes and are considered helpful in fighting obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. These conditions are considered dangerous since they present a risk factor for heart diseases. Therefore, the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association recommend artificial sweeteners to a certain extent

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GESTATIONAL DIABETES. LET’S MAKE IT TEMPORARY!

Any pregnant woman is at risk of developing gestational diabetes during the second or third trimester. Here are different methods to prevent or treat it: – Consult a dietitian to set up a diet plan – Engage in physical activity, after getting medical clearance – Monitor blood sugar level regularly – Follow physicians’ recommendations, including insulin treatments when required

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DIABETES PUTS YOU AT RISK… TAKE ACTION!

Did you know that people suffering from diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to develop heart disease? This is caused by the following reasons: – Higher blood pressure – Higher cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose levels – Higher level of obesity and lower physical activity Take action today to protect yourself against heart disease!

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OBESITY COULD BE TREATED

In some cases, obesity is caused by the over-production of the cortisol hormone due to corticosteroids intake or hormonal imbalance. This is manifested as the Cushing’s syndrome, hence it is recommended to consult an endocrinologist

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LET’S CHANGE THE FACTS!

In 2016, the WHO released facts about diabetes prevalence in Lebanon: – 4% of mortalities in Lebanon are caused by diabetes – 12.6% of the upper middle income section of the population suffers from diabetes – Men have a higher prevalence of developing diabetes compared to women Find out more at the Diabetes & Obesity Center at MLH… serving you since 2007

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THE ROLE OF THYROID GLANDS

The thyroid gland is an organ located on both sides of the frontal part of the neck. And it participates in essential functions including metabolism and weight conteol, growth and maturation, and control of the physical and emotional responses

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AM I AT RISK?

When blood glucose levels are not controlled, gestational diabetes can cause: – C-section – Excessive birth weight – Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) في حال لم يتم الحفاظ على مستوى معتدل من السكر في الدم، يمكن أن يؤدي سكري الحمل الى: – الولادة القيصرية – زيادة في الوزن – مستوى منخفض من السكر في الدم

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THYROID & WEIGTH GAIN

Underactive thyroid known as hypothyroidism can cause many problems. In case of a suspected thyroid problem, consult our endocrinologists for a thyroid function test!⁣ – Hair thinning⁣ – Weight gain⁣ – Constant fatigue⁣ – Muscle or joint pain⁣ ⁣ ⁣ يمكن أن يؤدي خمول الغدة الدرقية أو ما يعرف بقصور الغدة الدرقية مشاكل كثيرة. في حال لاحظتم أي مشكلة في الغدة الدرقية، راجعوا اختصاصي الغدد الصماء واخضعوا لاختبار الغدة الدرقية!⁣ – ضعف الشعر⁣ – زيادة الوزن⁣ – تعب مستمر⁣ – ألم العضلات او المفاصل

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