Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning diabetes, diamonds and dreams.
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(Music playing) Speaker: It’s a hot topic. Diabetes is on the rise and shows no signs of abating. So, what is diabetes exactly? And how can you avoid this lethal disease? There are two types of diabetes: Type I and Type II. Type I diabetics are insulin-dependent because their immune system has turned against their pancreas destroying insulin-producing cells. Insulin carries glucose energy to every cell in the body. So, you can see the problem with not having any insulin. You would have absolutely no energy and possibly slip into a diabetic coma. Insulin-dependent diabetics avoid this by injecting a range of synthetic insulin directly into the bloodstream. Prefilled insulin pens make injection less harrowing. There is even a new jet injector which sends insulin through the skin into the bloodstream via a high pressured stream of air. Georgina Hodges: The complications of diabetes are very dramatic. Many people think that, especially they got Type II Diabetes is just a mild condition. It’s not. All diabetes is serious conditions and has very serious consequences. Speaker: Even Type II Diabetes can lead to other complications with the kidneys, eyes, circulation and nerves. Exercise and regular sensible eating are key to the health of any diabetic. Avoid fructose in favor of more stable sugars like dextrose to keep blood sugar levels even. (Music playing) Have you ever wondered that the worlds fascination with diamonds and gaze through the window at the glittery display of perfectly faceted gems lifts the spirits and cheers the heart. There may actually be a reason for this. Energy healers who use diamonds to mend the shock-resistance of their patients believe that diamonds are especially effective for balancing the crown shock rift. This is the wheel of energy at the top of your head that eastern medicine believes regulates the pineal gland among other things. This gland helps you feel awake and alive with the sound and gets your body and mind into balance with circadian rhythms. Alternative healers say that diamond exudes a masculine sun-like energy. They link the gem with creativity, abundance, strength and purity of heart, making the diamond the perfect token of your love. (Music playing) Perhaps a $300.00 jar of diamond dust face cream is more your loved one’s style. It’s said to improve cellular function and count electromagnetic radiation. Most believe, however, that a diamond is best kept whole in the company of a vow and a kiss. (Music playing) In your lifetime, you will spend approximately six years in a different realm, the realm of dreams. Although this meaningful sleep experiences have been studied for millennia, nobody has got a solid clue as to why we actually drift off into this absurdist land of whooped images and improbable actions. The first dream theorist thought dreaming kept your mind balanced pointing out problems and deficiencies in the personality that needed to be worked on. Later, scientists thought dreaming was just a byproduct of the brain’s sorting and cataloguing of all the new data of the day. Now, dream researchers say, dreaming has no purpose at all. But there are still those of us who derive meaning and pleasure from our dreams. And that’s a purpose right there. (Music playing) Diabetes can occur in pregnant women for the duration of the pregnancy. Make sure you don’t skip check-ups. (Music playing)