Fleming Medical, a Limerick based & Irish owned medical supplies company has recently made a donation of €85,000 worth of medical supplies to FADA or the Fire Ambulance Development Service in Africa.
FADA based in Dublin and led by Fire Fighter, Brendan McCoy is focused on the development and training of a fire rescue service in the Western African country of Niger and specifically to the province of Zinder. Although two and a half times the size of Ireland, in 2011 the area has just one fire engine to service a population of 2.4 million.
FADA has sent many shipments of medical supplies & fire engines to West Africa since and has sent crews to teach the local fire rescue teams essential rescue service skills.
The charity relies solely on donations of supplies and money in order to ship the goods to West Africa. Mark Fleming, MD of Fleming Healthcare said “We are delighted that we could help out such a worthy cause, all the team in FADA do great work for the people of Niger”. Brendan McCoy, FADA said “On behalf of the charity we are so thrilled to have such a large donation from Fleming Medical, the donation in its entirety will be of such great use to the people of Niger”. An automated external defibrillator is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try restore a normal rhythm can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. There are many clips on YOUTUBE on the different or in the case of Fleming Medical we have our library of videos to demonstrate how to use the AED safely. Accessible It is imperative that the AED is accessible by anyone, at any time when the facilities of the club are in use.
Trained: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an AED are lifesaving skills that can be learned in a short timeframe. By Anne 6 CommentsHow to safely bring down your blood glucose levels and keep it under control. If your blood sugar levels are high, your priority should be to lower them, safely, effectively, and naturally. If your blood sugar levels are consistently high, you may be taking the wrong levels of insulin for your lifestyle.
A bit of gentle exercise can help lower blood sugars, and having a walk is a perfect form of gentle, blood sugar regulating exercise that you can do without investing in expensive equipment. Don’t take part in strenuous exercise, as some diabetics find that can raise their blood sugars by causing biological stress. Oatmeal is a really useful carbohydrate for diabetics and anyone seeking to control their blood sugar levels and feel fuller for longer. Cinnamon has been in the news recently, found to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. A diet high in non-starchy vegetables (such as spinach, green beans, and broccoli) is high in fibre and low in fat, helping lower blood sugar levels and maintaining them at a healthier level. A study found that 43% of patients with Type 2 Diabetes who followed a vegan diet for twenty-two weeks found an improved reaction to their diabetes-control medication. It’s a bad time to be a hyperglycaemic vampire, because (according to one 2012 study) garlic reduces blood sugar. A study found that grapefruit juice increased insulin-sensitivity and lowered blood sugar levels in mice, suggesting it may be helpful for patients with diabetes.
Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which increase feelings of fullness after eating. Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins, an antioxidant that protects against obesity, which can be a major cause of Type 2 Diabetes. Apple cider vinegar is a popular health food, reputed to have many health-assisting properties and to change gastrointestinal enzymes.
A 2010 study by Liatis et al found that when individuals with Type 2 Diabetes add vinegar to a meal with a large glycaemic index (in this case, mashed potatoes with low-fat milk), postprandial blood sugar levels do not rise as much as they do in individuals who consume the same high G.I meal without the addition of vinegar.
Yogurt can be a healthy natural dessert for patients with hyperglycaemia, if you choose a yogurt with added probiotic. It seems counter intuitive that something so sweet would help to lower blood sugars, but there is evidence that it may do just that. Popcorn itself is a very healthy snack, full of fiber that helps you feel fuller for longer. A study found that consuming peanut butter not only leaves patients with diabetes feeling fuller for longer, but also keeps blood sugars stable at a lower level throughout the day. Try adding peanut butter to toast for a healthy breakfast that will see you through until lunch, and keep your blood sugar levels stable all day. Unfortunately, research by Lane et al (2007) has shown that regular consumption of caffeinated coffee reduces the ability of a patient of with Type 2 Diabetes to control their blood sugar levels. Milk contains protein, which is essential for stabilizing blood sugars, and can be used in an episode of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels) to help raise and stabilize blood sugars.
Although it takes a doctor to properly diagnose and treat diabetes, there is a level for fasting blood sugars that’s a good indicator of whether an individual has diabetes or not.
While light exercise lowers blood sugars, strenuous exercise causes physical stress and raises them. There isn’t much evidence at the moment, but it is possible that omega-3 fish oil and glucosamine may affect insulin resistance, possibly leading to an increase in blood sugars.
The best advice is to eat sensibly and monitor your own blood sugar levels throughout your menstrual period, being aware of your own peaks and troughs. Diabetics go into ketosis when they run out of insulin, causing the number of ketones in the blood to increase and turn the blood acidic. If you think someone you know may be going into ketosis, watch out for shortness of breath, passing large amounts of urine, and tiredness.
Click here to watch a video on how a new medical breakthrough (from Newcastle University) can force your pancreas to fix your high blood sugar naturally. One thing I am curious about, is what types of protein are helpful with reducing blood sugars as well?
I’ve been reading through your posts and they are really making me think critically about my diet. FDA wants to update the look and content of the Nutrition Facts Label to better help consumers make informed food choices and follow healthy dietary practices. The changes proposed to the Nutrition Facts label are based on the latest information in nutrition science, the latest consensus reports from public health agencies, and the most recent public health and nutrition surveys. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend reducing intakes of calories from added sugars and solid fats because high intake can decrease the intake of nutrient-rich foods. An Institute of Medicines (IOM) report on macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fat) stated that many foods and beverages that are major sources of added sugars have low levels of nutrients such as vitamins. Expert groups such as the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization also recommend decreasing the intake of calories from added sugars in the diet.
FDA is also proposing to change some of the nutrients of public health significance that must be declared on the label. The agency wants to mandate adding Vitamin D and potassium to the label, where they will join calcium and iron, which are already required. Leighton explains this proposed change is based on data indicating the importance of these nutrients in the prevention of chronic disease and on analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) about which nutrient levels were most likely to be inadequate in the U.S. FDA is proposing that mandatory labeling no longer be required for Vitamins C and A because the data indicate that deficiencies are not as common. The proposed revisions are based on recommendations published by IOM and on other reports, including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.
Note: If you need help accessing information in different file formats, see Instructions for Downloading Viewers and Players. When blood sugar disorders are on the increase it is a good time to introduce our friend chromium.


When we eat the food starts breaking down in the digestive system and gets absorbed into the blood stream.
Elevated intakes of supplemental chromium improve glucose and insulin variables in individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Hi I have just bought the Hi-Dose chromium and it is 1000mcg but in the blurb above it says Between 50-200 mcg per day.
Hi been a diabetic for over 30 years as my pancreas is dead, will this product be ok for me?
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Blood sugar is a simple sugar (glucose) that is broken down through digestion from the foods we eat and travels through our blood stream to our cells to provide energy to our bodies. Often the first symptom is sudden collapse where the patient is not breathing and has no heartbeat. However it is recommended that you receive the correct training from your service provider on how to use the AED.
The G5 battery is one of three AEDs on the market that uses a medical grade battery, but it is the only one that can guarantee minimum of 4 years operational life; the others have a 2 year operational life.
Although it mainly occurs with people who have the serious condition diabetes, there can be other causes. The most common reasons are: forgetting to take your insulin or other glucose-lowering medication at the right time, eating too many carbohydrates for the amount of insulin you did take, or being less physically active than usual.
Being under the weather, feeling stressed, or having an infection could all affect your blood sugars, making them more prone to rise where they wouldn’t normally. If you are experiencing a large number of the early symptoms, take notice and monitor your blood sugars, attempting to lower them if they are too high, as the later symptoms are particularly serious and uncomfortable, leading to a risk of dangerous complications. There are many simple ways to lower your blood sugar, and they can all fit easily into your lifestyle.
There is no food that, if eaten, will instantly lower blood sugar levels, curing hyperglycaemia and leading to perfect health. There is also value in starchy vegetables (such as potatoes and corn), however these are higher in carbohydrates and need to be considered as part of your daily carbohydrate allowance.
However, that pleasantly-sweet fruit is a perfect dessert for diabetics, as it is bursting with fiber, helping you feel fuller for longer, as well as being full of that necessary workhorse of the vitamin world, vitamin C – necessary to fight disease and to build a strong nervous system and healthy skin.
However, grapefruit juice can interact with a number of medications, so check your medication leaflets, or consult your doctor or pharmacist, before you add grapefruit juice to your diet. Monounsaturated fatty acids have been found to lower insulin resistance, improving fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels. The Liatis et al (2010) study suggests that the consumption of vinegar may be helpful in attempts to fight hyperglycaemia.
It’s a little sweet and a little tart, and will go very nicely in a vinaigrette dressing, a marinade, or even to help give tomato sauces a kick. Because popcorn is made with a whole grain (corn), it doesn’t cause your blood sugars to spike as much as other snack foods might. However, if your blood sugar levels are consistently high, look at the amount of milk you drink, as one cup contains 15 grams of carbohydrate. But be aware that dried fruits pack a huge amount of carbohydrates into a tiny serving, and that will make your blood sugars spike. It’s not necessary to drink sports drinks to replenish after a short work-out; just take a long drink of plain water. However, it is recommended that you take an early morning, fasting blood sugar, when you get up, before you eat or drink anything.
There are a number of medical problems (such as heart-attack, stroke or a urinary tract infection) that can cause high blood sugar levels. If you avoid intense exercise, and stick to moderate exercise such as walking, you should find it helpful in lowering your blood sugar levels.
It’s most common in Type 1 Diabetics that haven’t been diagnosed yet, but also occurs in diabetic patients who fail to maintain their insulin-regime, or who have an underlying infection, such as pneumonia or gastroenteritis. I convinced my dad to try the 8 Weeks Paleo diet and it made a huge difference in his numbers.
Even though we’re still young, we are always trying to find ways to be pro-active in preventing it, and the issues that come with it.
I’ve heard to avoid ground beef, but was wondering if foods like salmon, chicken, and tofu could help.
The major sources are soda, energy and sports drinks, grain-based desserts, sugar-sweetened fruit drinks, dairy-based desserts and candy. The guidelines provide evidence-based nutrition information and advice, and are the basis for federal food and nutrition education programs. IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. For example, FDA is proposing to add some nutrients that many American consumers aren't getting enough of, putting them at risk of chronic disease. Vitamin D is important to bone development and general health, as is potassium because of its impact in lowering blood pressure.
This trace mineral is an essential nutrient involved in normal carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. The dose prescribed is 1000mcg 1capsule) Would you please advise the time oday for optimum results? Wear light, breathable, cozy clothing that cover the skin without being too tight or restraining. Emphasize cook-free meals instead of turning on ovens and stoves, which escalate the temps in your home (see recipe ideas below).
Bone health is complex and multifactorial, incorporating genetics, gender, age, and lifestyle factors such as exercise and overall dietary intake.
Exercise against resistance consistently. Perhaps the most effective way to maintain bone (and muscle) mass is to incorporate resistance training into your daily movement protocol. US News ranked the 11 best plant-based diets, which includes vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, raw, and more.
Dairy is a chemical cocktail, as it contains steroids, (naturally occurring and synthetic) hormones, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, antibiotics, veterinary medications, synthetic preservatives, additives, and (possibly most disturbing) white blood cells (aka pus). Dairy provides high levels of saturated fat and cholesterol, which are known to cause atherosclerosis.
Vitamin D plays an important role in bone health too. No matter how much calcium you are consuming, you need vitamin D to help absorb it. We are the only species that drinks the lactation excretions of another species AND the only species who continues to drink milk after being weaned. When a patient is suffering a cardiac arrest CPR and early defibrillation is the only effective treatment for this event. Hyperglycaemia can cause serious symptoms and lead to potentially-dangerous complications, but the good news is that it can be tackled, with effort and a few simple lifestyle changes.
There are, however, a number of foods that help keep blood sugar levels controlled and should be eaten regularly as part of a balanced diet. A 2013 review found that consumption of Cinnamon lowered fasting blood glucose levels, and raised good cholesterols (HDL), while lowering bad cholesterols (LDL). So dice up that garlic, and whip-up a delicious garlic and tomato sauce today; not only will it taste just scrummy, it will also be wonderful for helping to lower your blood sugars. Adding simple blueberry smoothies to your daily diet for only six weeks has been found to make your body more sensitive to insulin, lowering your blood sugar levels, and stabilizing them over a longer period.


But make sure you choose yogurt with no additional sugar, and (as yogurt contains milk) count the carbohydrates towards your daily total.
Choose natural honey products, and add it to your oatmeal, or spread some honey on some toast for a tasty way to stabilize your blood sugar levels.
So it may be time to trade-in your caffeinated drinks for decaffeinated alternatives and give your blood sugars a helping hand. Don’t avoid milk entirely, as it is an essential provider of Calcium, but ensure you add the carbohydrates from the milk you drink into your daily allowance. They are, more often than not, little more than candy bars, bursting with sugar and saturated fat. Also watch out for sugar alcohols such as xylitol and sorbitol, which cause uncomfortable dietary symptoms and raise blood sugars. It does this by attempting to clear the body of excess sugars, which it does through purging the body of liquids by urination and vomiting.
If you intend to take omega-3 fish-oil or glucosamine, make sure you monitor your blood sugar levels consistently or consult with your doctor first. I was so excited to read that a lot of my favourite foods (honey, bananas, oatmeal, avocados) are actually helping us in this battle!
But foods packed with more nutrition can have added sugar as well, such as cereals, fruit packed in syrup and sweetened yogurt. Its role is to help those in government and the private sector make informed, evidence-based health decisions. Based on this change, one cup of milk that contains 300 mg of calcium would have a %DV of 23 percent instead of the current 30 percent. It forms part of a nutritional substance called glucose tolerance factor, which works alongside insulin to help lower blood sugar levels. Not the equipment, but compounds that act as diuretics, leaving you with less liquid than you take in.
We need some sun for vitamin D production, but excessive exposure, of course, can promote certain skin cancers and dehydration. The dairy industry has brilliantly distorted the idea that the more of its products you consume, the better off your bones will be for the long haul.
A plethora of nutrients play powerful roles and work synergistically to keep bone mineralization functioning in a healthy way. Oddly, however, the majority of the world’s population is not getting enough of it these days.
I was interviewed by Angela Haupt on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 about what it means to eat a whole food, plant-based diet.
Choose between almond milk, soy milk, hemp milk, oat milk, coconut milk, flax milk, rice milk, chocolate almond milk, horchata rice milk, vanilla soy milk, almond-coconut milk, and the hundreds of other varieties now available. The fact that more people than not react with painful gastrointestinal symptoms upon consumption of dairy demonstrates the fact that the human body is not intended to consume it. AED`s work by looking for and treating electrical disturbances that can occur during a cardiac arrest. Taking too much insulin could lead to hypoglycaemia, a potentially-dangerous condition where your blood sugars go too low, potentially leading to coma.
To avoid appearing to have high-levels of carbohydrates, many protein bars use sugar alcohols, which cannot be completely digested, leading to bloating and diarrhoea, and raising your blood sugars levels. Once glucose is digested, our body takes it into our bloodstream, where it travels to our cells, providing us with the energy we need to function.
If you’re feeling uncomfortable or ill, check your blood sugars, as this will tell you if your illness is caused by high blood sugar levels or some other cause. Urine testing will only tell you if there has been any sugar passing through your urinary system since you last went to the toilet. Caffeine, alcohol, and certain medications act as diuretics and push out more water from your body. Try to schedule outdoor activities early in the morning or late afternoon (before 10am and after 3pm) if you will be out for prolonged periods. In addition to calcium and vitamin D, other crucial characters include protein, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, soy isoflavones, and vitamins B12, C, and K. As it turns out, the nutrients found in plants can more than meet your daily requirements.
Vitamin D ensures better calcium absorption, Ensure your vitamin D blood levels are adequate via a blood test. However, remember that you can consume calcium until the cows come home (no pun intended), but what matters most is how much calcium is actually absorbed.
Besides impacting bones directly, crowding out nutrient-dense, whole plant foods for nutrient-poor processed foods increases the potential damage.
Add resistance training, and exercises such as walking, jogging in order to increase mass, and prevent osteoporosis. Colin Campbell, author or The China Study,  found casein to be a powerful cancer promoter after decades of laboratory research. An automated External defibrillator is now a common piece of first aid equipment in sporting venues in Ireland in recent years.
If your blood sugars do rise, one of the best ways to lower them again is by going for a gentle walk. If you find your fasting blood sugar is high on two consecutive occasions, go to your doctor to discuss the results. So can a number of medications, both legal (such as steroid therapy), and illegal (for example, ecstasy). Drownings are the leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4, and 3 children die every day as a result of drowning.
Heat rises quickly and dramatically and can be extremely dangerous and fatal after even just a brief stint.
Excellent plant sources include leafy green veggies such as bok choy, kale, broccoli, napa cabbage, and watercress, calcium-set tofu, dried figs, sesame seeds and tahini, tempeh, almonds and almond butter, oranges, beans, and fortified plant milks and orange juice. Stick to a minimally processed diet based on vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices to achieve nutrient requirements and reduce your risk for chronic diseases, including osteoporosis.
These are opiate-like substances that produce euphoria, making you physically need more dairy.
Yet, if we have to force our bodies to accept something it doesn’t want, shouldn’t that be a sign that something is wrong? It is important for your club to have a defibrillator due to tragic events of unexpected cardiac arrest.
For other women, however, their menstrual period involves a constant battle against hypoglycaemia (that’s blood sugars that are too low). Vamp up veggies as crudite with hummus, artichoke or other dip, huge shock n’ awe salads, in green smoothies and juices, cold soups and gazpachos, and even on the grill (over a bed of cool, fresh greens, especially). Fruits and vegetables themselves have been shown to have positive effects on bone metabolism because of their overall high content of potassium and vitamin C. Having an AED at your sports club is not just important for your sports club but a useful resource for your community which could save someone life or even your life. Frozen whole fruit and veggies sorbets and popsicles can be a refreshing treat in the middle of a hot day.



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