Diabetes Information

Diabetes Information

Insulin


Insulin has two critical roles in the body that we cannot live without, yet it can be the root of many health problems, including diabetes. Insulin carries sugar (glucose), fat and protein into your cells where they are used for energy and the repair of your cells.

Humulin or Lantus, Which Insulin For Your Child?


Humulin or Lantus? When my daughter, who was 8, was first diagnosed the Children's Hospital that was treating her put her on an insulin program of short acting Humalog NPH and long acting Humalin N. You should have seen me that first day of training after a long night in the emergency room where she was diagnosed.

Diabetes Awareness: Ill Wait til it Hurts


By the time many type 2 diabetics (and often their doctors) realize action is necessary, the disease, with its destructive high blood sugars, has been silently damaging their body for years.Complications to the blood vessels and tissues of your eyes, feet, heart, kidneys, and other organs, are likely well underway.

Raising Happy Diabetic Kids


This is the first in a series of articles I am about to embark upon concerning this subject. As my family gets older and matures with this disease I think back to the early days and wonder why aren't we all on medication for depression? Why don't we have standing twice a week appointments with a psychiatrist? How did we end up so normal?(whatever that is) As I look back this didn't happen by accident, nor am I Super Dad, and I didn't plan it out step by step.

Improper pH Balance Increases Risk and Damage of Diabetes


THE RISKBlood sugar balance is critical to your body's proper functioning. Blood sugar (glucose) is the primary source of fuel for the body's cells and is particularly critical to the brain and the eyes.

Raising Happy Diabetic Kids Part II


This is the second article in a series I am writing about how to raise happy diabetic children. You can find the first article titled Help Your Child Develope Self-Confidence in our article archives.

Diabetes Awareness: The Downside... a New Wardrobe?


Here is some commonsense thinking:I can't understand why anyone who has diabetes wouldn't exerciseand watch what they eat.The down side is that you may have to get an entire new wardrobe since exercise and healthy eating causes weight and size reduction.

Pre-Diabetes - The Calm Before the Storm


Remember when the medical world identified pre-hypertension to better monitor your blood pressure? The new buzz: Pre-Diabetes concerns a similar condition pinpointing people who are at severe risk for getting diabetes. Because diabetes silently invades your body, early detection and corrective action are critically important.

Pre-Diabetes Awareness: Gamblers Understand the Odds


Do you gamble? Play Texas Hold'em poker, casino games, or lotteries? Then understanding your odds of winning is part of the challenge.Are you planning on living a long and healthy life? A life free of aches and pains? A life full of excitement and adventure? Great, then understanding the odds of developing diabetes will surely cause you to take immediate action.

Pre-Diabetes: Check Engine Warning Light


Your car has an early detection system and so does your body. Take 3 minutes to read this article and learn how you can save yourself a life time of aches, pains, and costly medical bills.

Treating Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy


The toes burn and tingle and sharp pains shoot into your legs. The bed sheets feel uncomfortable on the feet as you toss and turn, trying to get some rest.

Exercise & Diabetes


You are no doubt aware that exercise can help prevent the serious complications that often come with diabetes and heart disease. Research has repeatedly shown that regular physical activity helps reduce the likelihood of having a heart attack or a stroke, aids in weight loss, and improves mood.

Protein Principles for Diabetes


Dietary considerations can present a Hobson's choice in diabetes. Even when the intake is nutritious, assimilating it can be another matter.

Low-Carb: The Role of Insulin


There are three basic units the body uses for energy:1. Fats2.

Preparing Your Child and Family for Life With Diabetes


After the initial shock of diagnosis wears off and we become more comfortable with administering insulin shots, scheduling blood tests and mealtimes, and carbohydrate counting we have a chance to look to the future. At that point it really begins to sink in what a long-term commitment parenting a diabetic child really is.

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01/15/2018 08:02 AM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Are You Eating Whole-Wheat Pasta?
Some foods are considered staples in a healthy eating plan, and for a good reason. It would benefit any individual to implement them into their diet, and this is especially the case if there is a condition that must be managed, like Type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol. In some cases, you could consider it essential to introduce a few of these healthy foods. It would be a shame to fall victim to a preventable disease, just because of poor food choices. Let us focus on the healthy staples. Arguably, one of the best additions any adult could make in their diet is whole-wheat pasta. Why? Whole-grains are great for you, and carbohydrates are essential.
01/08/2018 12:20 PM
Common Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes is a profoundly established disease that impacts the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. What Causes Diabetes? Your pancreas makes a hormone called insulin.
12/31/2017 04:05 PM
Why Your Metabolic Age Matters
Metabolic age is a word that is bandied about a lot by fitness gurus. But what is metabolic age and what does it signify? If it is too high, how can you improve it? And is it relevant when you are trying to beat your diabetes?
12/28/2017 10:20 AM
Diabetes: Complications and Management
Chronic diseases are reflected to be the foremost public health concern currently (or within modern societies). According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), diabetes is now one of the largest global health emergencies of the 21st century. Without effective management, the increase in diabetes could lead to a further increase in complications such as cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, blindness and lower-limb amputations.
12/24/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Psoriasis Is a Risk Factor for the Metabolic Syndrome
According to dermatologists - skin specialists, and endocrinologists - gland specialists at the University of Verona in Verona, Italy, the skin condition psoriasis raises the risk of developing the metabolic syndrome. Their report was published in the January and February 2018 copy of the Journal of Clinical Dermatology. Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin disorder in which skin cells divide too fast and slough off in white or transparent scales. The metabolic syndrome is similar to Type 2 diabetes.
12/24/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Do You Feel Having Diabetes Is Your Fault?
Guilt is not only uncomfortable but also crippling. If you have strong feelings of guilt, it is going to hurt you one way or another: over the long-term, it can degrade your mental health as it lingers. In some ways, mental health can be considered more precious than even your physical well-being. If you have guilt stemming from a health problem, you need to let it go. Let us talk about how to do this with any guilt you may have surrounding your Type 2 diabetes
12/23/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Searching for the Root Cause of Gestational Diabetes
Gestational or pregnancy-related diabetes is much like Type 2 diabetes in that the pregnant woman develops a resistance to insulin. Scientists at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, linked two molecules to the condition: adiponectin which is involved in insulin sensitivity, and resistin which is also involved in insulin resistance. Resistance to insulin in the body is the cause of both Gestational and Type 2 diabetes.
12/23/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Best Exercises For Boosting Insulin Sensitivity
To help combat Type 2 diabetes, one of the top things you want to be doing is looking to improve your insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity refers to how well your body responds to the carbohydrates you consume. If your body has a healthy sensitivity to insulin, you will move carbohydrates into your muscle cells, helping to build new lean muscle mass and prepare your body for future exercise. Those who have reduced insulin sensitivity, on the other hand, tend to convert the carbs they eat to body fat stores very quickly; this means they usually end up gaining weight because of it.
12/22/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Are You Hungry, or Eating Out of Habit?
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 56% of Americans between the ages of 20 and 74 are overweight, and 30% of that figure are obese. Unfortunately, it has become the norm to be an overweight adult. This is mainly due to a physically inactive lifestyle and overeating. When people with Type 2 diabetes are looked at as a group, more than 80% are overweight. With just a little weight loss blood sugar levels may drop significantly. Weight loss is not an easy thing considering our sedentary lifestyles but physical inactivity is easily fixed.
12/21/2017 03:04 PM
Self-Esteem: A Booster Dose for Diabetes Self-Care
Self-esteem is a complete realization and expression of your self-worth. It's how you view yourself and it reflects your own attitude towards others. It can be your "self-image" beliefs, emotional state, and "self-worth" or "self-concept" that mirrors positivism or negativism. The world echos your self-respect and it is vitally important in enhancing your self-care with Diabetes.
12/21/2017 03:03 PM
14 Weight Loss Tips for Type 2 Diabetes
Weight loss is considered to be a hard time unless if you are getting use to the gym life then only a minimal push through is needed for compliance in the program. But if you're not, or never been to a workout plans in your whole life then you better get some compelling reasons to do so here. Going to the gym for the right ground is not forceful but it's a graceful move of saying "Yes, I still want to live healthy", or "Yes, I want to feel great about myself", in spite of diabetes.
12/21/2017 03:01 PM
Diabetic Nutrition - Meal Planning In Action
Diabetic nutrition, diet, and weight control are the foundation of diabetes management. The most objective in dietary and nutritional management of diabetes is control of total caloric intake to maintain a reasonable body weight and stabilize the blood glucose level. Success of this alone is often with reversal of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes.
12/21/2017 03:00 PM
8 Natural Remedies for Diabetic Neuropathy
"Is there a cure for diabetic neuropathy?" Well, until now there is none but the good news is, there are ways to manage it, even delay or lessen its effects and halt its progression. Not all diabetic people have develop neuropathy to some extent, however, majority of diabetic cases were able to live through it. Natural remedies for Diabetic Neuropathy will help you keep the symptoms under control.
12/20/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - What Does the Mother Having Gestational Diabetes Mean to the Child Years Later?
According to a study performed at the Laval University in Quebec, Canada, children of Gestational diabetic pregnancies have more belly fat than children from a regular pregnancy. The study was reported on in December of 2017 in the journal Clinical Obesity.
12/20/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Ten Great Weight Loss Foods For Diabetics
If you are dealing with Type 2 diabetes, maintaining a healthy weight should be one of your top priorities. This is a must if you are going to come out ahead in controlling your blood sugar levels and sustaining a healthy body for the years to come. Uncertain of which foods will help you reach your weight loss goals? Let us look at some of the best weight loss foods that are also diabetic-friendly.
12/19/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - We Are Not Getting Any Younger
This is not going to be a newsflash, but you probably do not think about it enough. You are not getting any younger. Indeed, with each passing day, we are all getting older which means we all have less time to waste. In the grand scheme of things, you could begin to think about what you need to do in this life. What you still want to accomplish, places you want to see, and the people you would like to spend more time with.Think about these things if you like, but don't forget about your health.
12/18/2017 03:58 PM
How to Monitor Your Weight (and Why You Should Do So)
You need some fat if you body is to function properly. But too much fat will harm your health. Most diabetics are overweight when they are diagnosed. So you need to monitor your fatness and take corrective action. Here are eight ways you can check your adiposity.
12/18/2017 02:47 PM
Is Exercising Necessary for Management of Diabetes?
Exercises are essential to your wellbeing. But, which exercises are suitable for persons with diabetes?
12/17/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Air Pollution May Not Just Be Bad For Your Lungs
Although the evidence is limited, air pollution and intestinal bacteria are known to be linked to insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, United States, found a connection between traffic-related air pollution and intestinal microorganisms. Could this be the way traffic-air pollution raises the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes?
12/16/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Diabetes and Depression in Pregnancy
In December of 2017, the Journal of Psychiatric Research reported on a study showing metabolic problems after having Gestational diabetes in 22 women. Scientists at the University of Munchen in Munich, Germany, found several risk factors for Type 2 diabetes in depressed mothers following Gestational diabetes also referred to as diabetes of pregnancy. Both Gestational diabetes and depression raise the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later.
12/15/2017 03:09 PM
Type 1 Diabetes: Common Symptoms
Manifestations of type 1 Diabetes usually grow rapidly, from a couple of days to weeks, and are caused by High Blood Sugar. To begin with, symptoms might be neglected or mixed up for another sickness, as the flu. High Blood Sugar Symptoms include: • Urinating a considerable measure, which might be more discernible around evening time.
12/15/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Where Do You Want Your Health to Be One Year From Now?
Exactly one year ago, what was your health status? Were you in good shape? You may not know or remember exactly, but you likely have an idea of where you were. If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, hopefully, you have a record of the results of your medical examinations - you do get regular checkups, right? Otherwise, your best guess should be enough to determine where your health stood. How about now? How does your health compare today to your well-being one year ago?
12/14/2017 02:33 PM
To Eat Whole Fruits or Drink the Fruit Juices - The Mind-Numbing Question
Drinking fruit juice is refreshing. But, is it the best option for persons with diabetes?
12/13/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Finding Early Signs of Insulin Resistance Before Diabetes Sets In
Type 2 diabetes is defined as having elevated blood sugar but it is caused by insulin resistance which comes about even before high blood sugar readings, and HbA1c levels appear. Scientists at the University Hospital, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico, and several other research facilities in the United States urge everyone together with their doctor to look for tell-tale signs their body is not responding properly to the hormone insulin.
12/12/2017 10:37 PM
Diabetes Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies
Diabetes is a common illness that affects countless of people around the world. Chronic uncontrolled diabetes is the primary cause of disability and death due to the harm caused by different organs and tissues throughout the body. Most time, Diabetes causes blood vessel diseases; and it can lead to heart attack and heart disease, and peripheral vascular disease. Diabetes has negative effects on the eyes, kidneys and the immune system.
12/12/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - There Are Advantages to Getting Fit and Staying Fit?
Adding exercise to your life, especially when you have Type 2 diabetes or are overweight, is ideal especially since scientific evidence shows how many benefits there are. But despite the advantage of blood sugar control through exercise, it is essential you have your doctor review your planned exercise program. Unsafe exercising can be as dangerous as not exercising at all. But how to start, how to make it part of your life.
12/10/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Weight Loss Surgery Can Help The Heart Too
Weight loss or bariatric surgery is accepted for taking off fat and improving Type 2 diabetes. Now scientists at the Turku University Hospital in Turku, Finland, have found bariatric surgery helps to heal the heart as well. Their study reported on in the journal Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, included 56 participants between the ages of 34 and 54, with body mass indexes (BMIs) averaging 42 (morbid obesity). Eighteen of the participants had Type 2 diabetes, and 25 were free of high blood sugar levels and diabetes. All had enlarged hearts that functioned poorly and did not take in nutrients well.
12/09/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Plant Protein Intake Improves Muscle Mass in the Elderly
In 2017 the Journal of Diabetes Research reported on a study showing a healthy intake of protein, especially plant protein, was linked with high muscle mass in elderly people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The study was carried out at the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Kyoto, Japan. A total of 168 elderly people with Type 2 diabetes were included in the study. The participants who ate more significant amounts of protein, especially vegetable protein, had higher levels of muscle mass. From these results, the investigators concluded dietary protein from plant sources, was linked with higher muscle mass in elderly Type 2 diabetics.
12/06/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Fat Formed From Polyunsaturated Oils Does Not Contribute To Insulin Resistance
People who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes along with the rest of us who haven't, have long been told to avoid saturated fats such as lard, to help prevent developing heart and blood vessel disease. Now, according to scientists at the University of Colorado in Boulder and the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, United States, obesity caused by polyunsaturated fat does not contribute to the development of insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes.
12/06/2017 04:13 PM
What Everyone Ought to Know About Diabetes and Sleep
You probably know that watching what you eat is essential for managing your diabetes, but you may not realize that how you sleep can have a significant impact too. In fact, the relationship between diabetes and sleep runs two ways.
12/06/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Small Changes Can Have An Impact on Your Diabetes Diagnosis
For most people, being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is shocking news. The majority of people do not see it coming. While the symptoms can be visible, it is uncommon to have the knowledge and awareness to be able to identify the effects of the rise in blood sugar levels. Not to mention the average person underestimates the consequences of an unhealthy diet. We all know drinking soda daily is harmful but many of us seem to think the worst will not happen to us. If you have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, don't despair.
12/05/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Putting It All Together
When it comes to health and well-being, there is almost always a reason. Very little can be attributed to coincidence or bad luck. Even unpredictable diseases like cancer do not necessarily strike at random. There is almost always something we have done that is part of the problem. If you are not in excellent health you may have overlooked something: you might have made a mistake. If you are afflicted with a preventable disease, then it is almost a certainty it has come about as a result of an unfortunate habit or two you have developed over the years. It is crucial to realize your mistakes, and as hard as it might be, take full responsibility for them.
11/28/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - There Are Benefits to Eating Home Cooked Meals
Are you overweight? Do you have a parent or sibling with Type 2 diabetes? Do you have high blood pressure? If you answered yes to one of these questions, you might be at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Eating wisely is one of your most potent weapons in the fight against diabetes. If you had to come up with a list of habits to enhance your life, what would you include?
11/28/2017 09:43 AM
Type 2 Diabetes: Causes and Treatments
Type 2 diabetes causes, how to prevent type 2 diabetes. Genetics cannot be controlled; exercise, quit smoking, healthy weight loss.
11/27/2017 09:05 PM
What Is Insulin Microburst Therapy and Why Should Diabetics Care?
Insulin Microburst Therapy is an exciting new, yet little known treatment for diabetes. My experience with this new therapy shows that it has the potential to let diabetics live a life free from the complications of diabetes. In my opinion, Insulin Microburst Therapy is the greatest advancement for the treatment of diabetes since the discovery of Insulin.
11/24/2017 07:29 PM
How to Prevent Pre-Diabetes From Getting Worse
The doctor says you have pre-diabetes. You are scared and so you should be... you know the consequences should your pre-diabetes morph into actual diabetes. But you can avoid developing full-blown type 2 diabetes with a few simple adjustments to your lifestyle. Here's how...
11/24/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Best Action You Could Take Is To Educate Yourself
Having Type 2 diabetes is stressful: there is a high level of anxiety in coping with an invisible, ever-present disease. It takes time and energy to understand the disease and learn the best way for you to handle your blood sugar levels and body weight. When it comes to learning and knowledge, there has never been a better time to be alive. Anything you could want to learn about weight loss and blood sugar control is within your reach. All it takes are a handful of online searches to get you started. As for the best method of learning, it is a matter of opinion. You cannot go wrong with the self-education route: in regards to health and well-being, it is the primary method. Even if you had taken a general health and well-being or nutrition course at some point in your student career, it likely was not enough. Besides, we know a lot more today than we did just a few years ago.
11/22/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Can Low Levels of Antibodies Contribute to the Development of Diabetes?
Scientists at Guandong Medical University and several other research institutions in China and Scotland found low levels of certain types of antibodies in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. These antibodies stop inflammation, which has a known link to insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes.
11/22/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Right Reason For Making Lifestyle Changes
There are many reasons to make changes to your lifestyle. It could have to do with a variety of conditions, like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, or hypertension. Or it could be for something simple, such as improving your general health. Your perspective is unique in that you have established it over time based on your opinions and observations. Finding someone else with the same outlook is difficult: the best you could do is compare. No doubt you have some ideas about making lifestyle changes. Or you may still be in the early stages and not yet committed to change.
11/20/2017 08:06 AM
Tpe 2 Diabetes - Eat Like You Have Diabetes to Prevent Developing the Disease
Sometimes the most basic and simple piece of advice you are given will save you from a lot of trouble. It is not like you need long involved answers to complex problems. The basics are often staples, so you should take care not to overlook them. Let us talk about diabetes prevention. It is an essential subject because you are either a Type 2 diabetic or not. If you are part of the latter group, you are by definition at risk of developing the disease, even if only by a small chance. Also, the techniques for Type 2 diabetes prevention are the same as for the treatment process, so this discussion should be insightful for all.
11/19/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise - Three Reasons Why You Are Sedentary
Are you sedentary? If you are unsure of what it means to be sedentary by definition, you ought to ask yourself about physical activity. Are you physically inactive? If so, you are likely sedentary. Unless you have an unconventional physically active job, you are likely not involved in enough activity. It is probably just another reminder to you but remaining sedentary over the long term poses serious consequences. You leave yourself vulnerable to some of the worst health complications just because of a lack of exercise. It is merely a fact physical activity is an essential ingredient for not only preventing health problems but also living a good life.
11/17/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is Luck a Factor in the Development of Diabetes?
Do you believe in luck? Some people believe most outcomes are the product of particular actions. Otherwise, it is a coincidence. Whereas others believe there is such a thing as luck - regardless of our doings, we may have good and bad things happen to us. Taken to a greater extent, some will believe we tend to be lucky or unlucky as a result. When it comes to health whether luck is involved or not, is often a hot topic for many people. Since it is an area vital for many of us, it will naturally raise the question of just how much influence we have on our well-being. Let us focus on this idea in regards to Type 2 diabetes since it is currently one of the most prevalent problems for middle-aged adults.
11/15/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - High Blood Fats and Obesity Increases Your Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertriglyceridemic waist (HW) is defined as a waist size over 90 centimeters in men or over 85 centimeters in women, along with high blood fats. In October of 2017, the journal Cardiorenal Medicine reported on a study in which hypertriglyceridemic waist was linked with a high risk for developing kidney disease in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Investigators at the First Hospital of Qinhuangdao, Qinhuangdao, China, looked at 538 people with Type 2 diabetes. A total of 34.9 percent had HW. Early kidney disease was found in 10.6 percent of the participants with a regular waist measurement and blood fats, compared with 24.5 percent of those participants with hypertriglyceridemic waist.
11/15/2017 04:32 PM
How Diabetes Can Damage Your Kidneys (and What You Can Do About It)
Your kidneys contain millions of minute blood vessels that filter waste products from your blood. But diabetes can damage these amazing organs, so they lose their filtering ability. How is kidney disease caused and what can you do to prevent or reverse the damage?
11/15/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss - Focus on "Good" Calories to Control Your Blood Sugar and Weight
There is such a thing as "good" calories versus "bad" calories. Calories are not created equal - even if a calorie is a calorie, the source they come from provokes different effects. No one can argue calories from a can of soda have the same net effect as calories from a natural fruit juice. It just would not make sense. From a weight loss perspective, it is essential to consider your caloric intake. In this sense, it is vital to manage your input whether it is "good" or "bad" calories. But even then, you ought to focus on the right kind, because it makes a difference.
11/14/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Do Your Eating Habits Change With the Seasons?
Changing seasons bring about apparent change. Sometimes it is quick, other times it is gradual, but it never fails to be noticeable. If you live in an area that goes through all four traditional seasons, the effect is even more pronounced. If you do not have a typical winter, odds are you live in an environment that ranges from warm to cool, at the very least at different times of the year. What you may not notice, however, is how your eating habits change according to the season - this is harder to recognize. The move might be subtle, and you could be likely unaware of the differences in your appetite.
11/14/2017 09:59 AM
Type 2 Diabetes - November Is Diabetes Month
In the United States and Canada November is diabetes month when healthcare professionals bring attention to and raise awareness about the disease and how it impacts on millions of people. The 14th is World Diabetes Day, declared by the United Nations in 2006. The International Diabetes Federation leads the campaign, and the date commemorates the birthday of Frederick Banting, who, alongside Charles Best, discovered insulin in 1922. The symbol for diabetes is a blue circle, like the pink ribbon for breast cancer, the dark blue ribbon for colon cancer, and the turquoise ribbon for ovarian cancer. Blue was taken from the color of the sky, and the circle stands for unity.
11/12/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Importance of Maintaining A Healthy Weight for Brain Blood Flow
People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are frequently told to follow a weight loss plan and increase their physical activity to help lower body fat and maintain a healthy weight to help keep their blood sugar level in an ideal range. Now, according to the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, an efficient blood flow to the brain is another reason for reducing abdominal fat. Scientists at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem and various other cities in the United States found long-term weight loss in obese or overweight people with Type 2 diabetes, resulted in a more significant blood flow to the brain.
11/11/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Protecting the Liver From Arsenic
Arsenic alone is toxic, and it becomes more so if it is combined with other molecules. Arsenic trioxide is used for cancer chemotherapy in small doses, but it can damage the liver. Scientists at Zhejiang University School of Medicine and various other research facilities have found how metformin, the first drug of choice for treating Type 2 diabetes, also helps to protect the liver from arsenic trioxide.
11/10/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Digestion Time And Diabetes
Essentially everything you eat goes through a similar digestive process. Many people believe digestion begins in the stomach, where there is a physical breakdown of food and gastric acids are added. But it starts from the moment food enters your mouth when you commence chewing, and saliva mixes with your food. Amylase is present in the saliva where it begins the chemical process of digestion - contrary to popular belief digestion does not start lower in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). Amylase has the responsibility of helping your body process carbohydrates into simple sugars.


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