Marjor Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Diabetes has long been liked to chronic kidney disease but now it also consider a culprit of cardiovascular disease. Diabetics cannot control the level of glucose/ sugar in the blood. Sugar is one of the nutrients that the body uses for energy. Insulin is made by the pancreas allows the cells to absorb sugar from the blood. In diabetes, either the body produces insufficient insulin, or the cells of the body no longer respond normally to insulin. High blood sugar stresses and damages cells, especially the filtering capillaries in the kidneys and the capillaries in the back of the eyes suffer from suffer from increased blood pressure and lead to vision loss. People with diabetes often also have high blood cholesterol and high triglycerides to contributes to atherosclerosis leads to heart attacks and strokes.

The Lives of Others

By Munawar Ali
I watched a German movie about the state hegemony in the former German Democratic Republic. In which they show how the writers and artists were persecuted who wanted to talk truth against the state. People have been portraying communism and communist states as part of Heaven. The fall of Soviet Union and other socialist empires has now revealed how heinous and dictatorial rule was, under those communist czars. No privacy no freedom at all, you have to accept whole state crap if you want to live there and you cannot get out either. I think this was one of the main reasons of the fall of communist bloc.
We have been talking about trimming of personal freedom in USA lately. If you look back little into the past socialist and communist countries, you would not even find the word freedom. Everything was state controlled even personal life was considered state property. In the name of socialism and communism state took away all freedom from people and made them slaves of state police, talking against state was worst than sin and could cost life.

I really think that the people who still consider those dictators and police states as their ideal, they live in an ideal world which is not real. BTW name of the movie is “The Lives of Others”

7 November, 2008

Courtesy: Munawar Ali and Sindhi lists