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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05/27/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is Cathodal Direct Current Stimulation A New Treatment for Diabetic Foot Ulcers?
Diabetic foot ulcers occur when part of the skin covering an area of the foot dies. This is caused by damaged blood vessels and indirectly by nerve damage. Blood vessels throughout the body suffer when blood sugar levels are abnormally high. Nerves are damaged when blood vessels are unable to supply them with enough oxygen and nutrients. Damaged nerves are called diabetic neuropathy, in which there is numbness and tingling in a stocking-glove distribution. Feet are particularly susceptible, but the condition is also seen in the hands, arms, and legs. Diabetic neuropathy can lead to wounds because often people with diabetes do not feel sharp objects under their feet.
05/24/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation in Gestational Diabetes
According to scientists at Arak University and several other research institutions in Iran, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation could become another treatment for Gestational or pregnancy associated diabetes. In the March/April issue of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, women diagnosed with Gestational diabetes who supplemented with vitamin D and omega-3 fats were better able to control their blood sugar levels than those women who were just taking a placebo. A total of 140 women who were diagnosed with diabetes during their pregnancy were divided into four groups.
05/23/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - 5 Steps to Improve Your Diabetes Outlook In a Couple of Weeks
It is no secret Type 2 diabetes is becoming one of the largest epidemics of our time. Either you have heard about the disease, are affected by it, or know someone who is. Type 2 diabetes is not inevitable but the rise of our modern lifestyle has made us vulnerable to going from "normal" to developing diabetes without even knowing it. There are steps you can take to stop it in its tracks before it becomes irreversible. The last thing you need to have is high and unstable blood sugar levels ruin your life or that of someone close to you. Here are five simple and modest lifestyle changes to help you reap tremendous health benefits almost immediately.
05/21/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Healthy Lifestyle Changes Benefit Women With Gestational Diabetes
Women with Gestational or pregnancy-related diabetes can improve both their own and their child's health with lifestyle interventions, according to a report published in May of 2017 in the Cochrane Database System Review. Investigators at the University of Auckland and several other research facilities in New Zealand and the UK combined the results of fifteen studies and analyzed them as if they were one large study. The mega-study included a total of 4501 women diagnosed with Gestational diabetes and their 3768 infants. Lifestyle changes included diet, exercise, self-monitoring of blood sugar, and education. A control group received the usual care.
05/21/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Changing Your Eating Style Helps Control Diabetes
Your eating style plays a larger role in influencing your health than you may think. For better or worse, what and how you eat is incredibly important. Eat well, and you are likely to be in good shape. Eat poorly, and you are going to leave yourself vulnerable to disease. If you are already dealing with a common health issue like Type 2 diabetes, it will benefit you to know your eating style can make a difference. How you eat can make your situation better or worse. Do not underestimate Type 2 diabetes and its potential to exacerbate. Allow yourself only one option: treatment and control of your blood sugar and body weight.
05/20/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Light Brightness Affects Blood Sugar and Fat Levels
According to the Journal of Biological Rhythms, April 2017, the amount of light we see in the morning can affect our blood sugar and fat levels. Scientists at the University of Amsterdam and several other research institutions in the Netherlands compared Type 2 diabetic men with non-diabetic men exposed to either dim or bright light at 0730. Eight lean, healthy men and eight males who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes were exposed to either 4000 lux or 10 lux of light for an hour. Each participant was given a 600 calorie breakfast.
05/19/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Best Time to Eat Carbohydrates
Sometimes it may seem like there is too much fuss about carbohydrates. Rarely, if ever, are they neglected in a diet or nutrition conversation? But is their importance overstated? And just how accurate is the information spread about carbohydrates?These are profound questions beyond the scope of this discussion. That said, we will touch on these topics indirectly as we talk about timing and consumption of carbohydrates. Type 2 diabetics are aware their carbohydrate intake has an effect on their body's blood sugar. Which leads us to our first point: carbohydrates need not be totally avoided, because they are not altogether harmful.
05/18/2017 10:47 AM
6 Symptoms Of Diabetes
The Center for Disease Control(CDC) reports that there are over 30 million Americans living with diabetes. Many diseases and conditions like diabetes may have overlapping symptoms that could be difficult for a diagnosis. With that being said, individuals need to evaluate their symptoms in order to help their medical professional make an informed diagnosis.
05/17/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Can Natural Products Be Used To Help Manage Diabetes Symptoms?
One important way to discover whether a product works is to study how it works. If a mechanism can be defined, then we have good evidence the treatment is effective. In May 2017, the journal Current Diabetes Review reported on a study on natural products for treating Type 2 diabetes. Investigators at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil reviewed all the articles they could find concerning scientific testing of molecules from plant species purported to be therapeutic against Type 2 diabetes. The following molecules reportedly have anti-diabetic activity with defined ways of working.
05/16/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - It Is Time For You to Pay Attention to Nutrition
If you are like many people, you have neglected your well-being for longer than you would like to admit. Usually, it is only when one realizes they have not been fair to their health they decide to change. Is it your moment? It may be time to change a few things in your life, particularly by adopting new habits and eliminating the ones causing you harm. Notably, this likely includes your diet and physical activity patterns, because these are the two most important factors in determining your health and well-being.
05/14/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - High Blood Sugar and Certain Bacteria Increase the Risk of Benign Colon Tumors
A species of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori is linked to a high danger of developing stomach ulcers and benign tumors of the colon. Type 2 diabetes is also a known risk factor for benign colonic tumors. Scientists in Taiwan found having both risk factors puts people at an even higher risk of developing the tumors than either factor alone. The increased risk seen in both health problems at one time is greater than a mere addition to both risks. Researchers term this a synergistic effect.
05/14/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Exercising Does Not Justify an Unhealthy Diet
If a physically active lifestyle is something recent for you, take a moment to congratulate yourself. There are arguably few things more important in life than being physically active because it does so much for your body and health. If you are not there yet - keep going. One day at a time and you will get there. Now, when exercising is no longer new to you, there are still a few things you ought to keep in mind. Of course, we must raise the topic of diet and nutrition.
05/13/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Earlier Detection of Diabetes Is Needed to Help Reduce the Risks
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in the United States, many more cases of Type 2 are being diagnosed daily and some of these cases in people who were formerly thought to be at low risk for developing the disease. According to researchers at the Fourth Military Medical University in China and several other research facilities in China and the United States, Type 2 diabetes in the US became more prevalent between the years 1999 and 2010.
05/13/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Having This Form of Diabetes Is a Lifestyle Choice
You have many choices to make during your lifetime. When it comes to your health, the choices you make are inevitably far-reaching. There could be severe consequences should you carry out the wrong decisions. Never forget gambling with your health is gambling with your future. With Type 2 diabetes, the situation is no different. Although this is something you may not want to hear, this form of diabetes is a lifestyle choice from its onset all the way through development.
05/12/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is Anemia a Complication of Diabetes?
Scientists at the Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals in Murdoch, Western Australia conducted two studies linking anemia, a lack of red blood cells and/or the lack of hemoglobin, as a complication of Type 2 diabetes. In April of 2017, the Journal of Diabetes Complications reported on two studies showing the higher prevalence of anemia in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes than in the non-diabetic participants and in the general population.
05/12/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Best Exercises for Diabetics
Arguably, people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes ought to be more active than the average adult. Since high blood sugar can be partly treated through exercise, exercise becomes particularly important. Not to mention the majority of Type 2 diabetics have weight to lose as well. Since there are many different ways to exercise, let us go over a few methods. For several reasons, these are the best practices for helping to lower blood sugar.
05/11/2017 09:27 AM
FODMAP Intolerance, The Problem And Solution to Control It
For a layman, instruction of controlling the FODMAP diet may be an indication of some serious health problem, whereas the fact is that it's not as serious as it sounds. The problem mainly arises due to malabsorption of natural sugars and carbohydrates available in the food consumed by us on daily basis. This might surprise to most of the people, because now days, problem of diabetes has emerged as one of the common physical problems in people of every age groups, especially among the working youths.
05/10/2017 08:17 AM
What Is Pre-Diabetes?
Pre-diabetes is basically the beginning stages of blood sugar irregularities. It is a critical point where we can catch people before they become full diabetic and in many cases even reverse the progression.
05/09/2017 09:44 PM
When A Parent Has Diabetes
When a parent is diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel overwhelmed. Here are some tips for helping to care for your diabetic parent.
05/04/2017 09:19 AM
Top Benefits of Tulsi Ras
Tulsi is considered to be one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs found in India in the present days. The juice of this plant has extensive medicinal properties owing to which it is recommended to use the juice of this herb on an extensive scale.
05/02/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Have You Looked at Why You Should Reverse Diabetes?
How many times have you heard you have nothing to lose? In regards to weight loss, it may feel you have nothing to lose by trying. You will either succeed or be in the same position you were when you started on your diet. It is a good feeling when you are told you should give something a go because there is never any harm in trying. When it comes to Type 2 diabetes, the situation becomes more severe.
05/01/2017 03:39 PM
Is It Possible To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, Really?
Okay, you've probably seen the ads or read the articles that there's a new miracle drug or method out there that will "CURE" your type 2 diabetes. Is it possible? Well, "CURE", no. "REVERSE", YES! In a nutshell, it is thought that there are 3 causes of type 2 diabetes. 1) Genetics - your family's history will show you who to blame for that. 2) Environment / Lifestyle - the way YOU were living life, so blame yourself. 3) A combination of those two - okay now blame everyone on the planet for your diabetes...
05/01/2017 12:06 PM
Hidden Sugars and How to Avoid Them
Hidden sugars are the added sugars in our food products that make controlling our consumption of sugar extremely difficult. These 'invisible' sugars are found in the least likely places and can undermine our efforts to control our diabetes... unless we know where they are hiding.
04/30/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Diagnosing Hardening or Stiffening of the Arteries
Arteries carry blood to all parts of the body and therefore affect all of the body. When arteries become stiff or hardened, it is then difficult for sufficient blood to flow through them to nourish the body's cells. Diagnosing arterial stiffness requires expensive testing. Pulse wave velocity and pulse wave analysis are the first tests used to diagnose the condition.
04/30/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Increased Hunger Is A Symptom of Diabetes Also
Not only are thirst and frequent urination symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, but so is increased hunger. As you can likely imagine, the latter is a more difficult symptom to understand. That said, frequent bathroom trips and dehydration are not the only apparent signs of diabetes: blurred vision, tingling in the extremities, and fatigue are other indicators of chronically elevated blood sugar. Most people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes years after its original inception: this can be as long as fifteen years.
04/29/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Having Diabetes Raises the Risk of Developing Brain Atrophy and Dementia
It is widely known having Type 2 diabetes raises the risk of having or developing brain atrophy and dementia. Scientists at Fuzhou General Hospital and several other research institutions in Fujian and Jiangsu, China, took a closer look at the brain to determine which structures were smaller or shaped differently in people with the condition.
04/28/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Ditching Poor Lifestyle Habits to Improve Your Health
Despite our many differences, most of us share one thing in common: we are guilty of poor habits that affect our health. It is no exaggeration to say these tendencies are often to blame for common health complications. Obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and hypertension are just a few of the issues affecting society on a large-scale and can be traced back to poor lifestyle habits. Whether you are at risk of developing a disease or not, it pays to reflect on your current practices.
04/26/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Vitamin D Deficiency Is High Among People With Diabetes
Several studies have found people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes frequently have inadequate levels of vitamin D. The latest study, reported in the online journal PLOS ONE in April of 2017, was completed by investigators at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. A total of 118 Type 2 diabetics were included in the study. Their blood level of vitamin D was compared with blood from a group of healthy participants
04/26/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Reversing Diabetes Without Medications
What many people do not understand is Type 2 diabetes is a predictable disease. It does not simply afflict anyone. It does not operate on misfortune or coincidence. Rather, it is a series of factors predisposing someone to the disease, making the individual vulnerable to its onset. If you are a Type 2 diabetic, there is no reason to fret. This form of diabetes can be reversed but just as it developed with purpose; it must be reversed with good reason.
04/22/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Can A Diabetic Control Their Blood Sugar When Following A Vegan Eating Plan?
As you go about choosing an eating plan to follow; one you may come across and consider to follow is a vegan or vegetarian approach. If you feel strongly about not harming animals with your food consumption, chances are these two choices will be high on your list to try out. But, can you stay healthy following a vegan approach and still maintain favorable blood sugar levels? Whichever eating plan you chose to follow it needs to be looked at with a view to attaining and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
04/19/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Carbon Dioxide Laser Shows Promise in Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Diabetic foot ulcers are a serious complication of Type 2 diabetes and are related to the high levels of blood sugar sustained over time. These particular diabetic ulcers consist of open sores on the feet. If not prevented or treated early they can infect the bone, requiring intravenous antibiotics or even amputation. Worldwide 300 million people are expected to develop diabetic foot ulcer by the year 2025. By 2031 the number is projected to rise to 360 million, or 5 percent of the world's population, according to the National Institutes of Health in the United States. As stated by the American Podiatric Medical Association, diabetic foot ulcers occur in about 15 percent of people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and usually develop on the bottom surface of the foot. About 6 percent of diabetics with the condition require hospitalization. In the United States.
04/19/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Greatest Wealth Is Your Health and No Diabetes
Life offers many different pursuits. Money, relationships, status, and recognition are perhaps the most common. Each and every one of us can relate in some way. Unfortunately, we often overlook the greatest and most rewarding pursuit, which is improving and maintaining our health. It is by far the most important component of a "good life" because so much depends on our well-being.
04/18/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Recording Your Food Intake and Activity Level
If you have considered monitoring your caloric intake and activity level, it means you are on the right track. There are benefits to recording your food intake and activity level, particularly if you would like to lose weight. It should also help you with other goals, such as reducing your blood sugar. Tracking your food intake is no easy task. It is something you need to do meticulously if you are to do it at all. It is also the best way to know if you have been underestimating your intake.
04/12/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is Chronic Inflammation The Link to Developing Diabetes?
Chronic inflammation has long been associated with Type 2 diabetes. According to scientists at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Tokushima, Japan, inflammation throughout the whole body is linked with Type 2 diabetes in people without any diabetic relatives.
04/12/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Your Health Is What You Make Of It
You may feel you do not need any more reminders about your health. But your well-being is important, and it is imperative to be in good health as you age. If you are part of a group dealing with obesity or Type 2 diabetes, it probably means you have been neglecting these important reminders. Maybe you have been taking your health for granted - which is enough to increase your risk of developing these diseases. But let us not get off to a bad start. On a brighter note, you have to focus on what you can control. Regarding your well-being, there is much you can do, so it is not a question of what is possible. Rather, it is how willing you are to keep your health in good standing, no matter what.
04/11/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Will Motivation or Purpose Help You Reverse Diabetes?
If your health and well-being are a priority right now, then you are going to do whatever is necessary to take control: lower your blood sugar levels, ensure weight loss and reversal of Type 2 diabetes. Sadly, many people are passive in regards to their health. Intervention at any time other than at the last minute is rare, and even then there might not always be a dedicated effort. Diseases like obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and any condition with a cardiovascular component, are common nowadays. You cannot afford to take your health for granted, especially since you become more exposed as you age. You are not going to be fully healthy forever but you can influence your future well-being.
04/09/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Heart Function in the Fetus When the Mother Has Gestational Diabetes
Gestational or pregnancy-induced diabetes is a health problem for both mothers and their children. In March of 2017, the medical journal Pediatric Cardiology reported on a study on fetal heart function in Gestational diabetic mothers. Earlier studies have shown heart abnormalities during the third trimester or last three months of the pregnancy. Researchers at Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, found abnormalities during the second trimester, or middle three months.
04/09/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - A Prediabetes Diagnosis Presents A Chance To Change or Improve
Did you know being diagnosed with prediabetes is good news? Well, at least if you consider yourself the type of person who sees a glass as half full. While prediabetes tends to catch many people off guard, it is in reality, a warning of what is to come if no action is taken to be tested regularly to be sure you have your levels back in check. And by realizing a prediabetes diagnosis has this silver lining, you can act to prevent the problems that go hand-in-hand with a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Your blood sugar levels are not quite high enough to give you a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, but it means you are on your way unless you intervene now.
04/08/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is Poor Sleep Quality Associated With the Dawn Phenomenon?
Healthy people normally have higher levels of cortisol in their body in the early morning hours between 0200 and 0800. Blood sugar levels rise at that time, preparing the body for waking and using more energy. People with Type 2 diabetes sometimes develop a condition called the "dawn phenomenon," in which blood sugar levels reach uncontrolled levels. Circadian rhythm tells our bodies when to sleep or wake. It is sometimes referred to as the 24-hour sleep-wake cycle. It is mostly controlled by our genes, although environmental changes in light can trigger changes (jet lag).
04/08/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Prevent Sleepless Nights Bringing On Insulin Resistance and Weight Gain
If there is one thing critical to achieving optimal health, sleep is it. Sadly, many people spend hours tossing and turning, not getting the quality rest they need. This becomes problematic as not only does it impede your energy levels the next day, but it can also contribute to insulin resistance and set you up for Type 2 diabetes or even worsening your diabetic condition. And sleep deprivation can put on the pounds. For many people, the key to better weight control lies in a good night's sleep.
04/07/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Getting Back on Track After Dealing With a Setback
We are going to assume you are currently trying to better your health. It could be through weight loss, healthy eating, blood sugar management, or it could be along the lines of disease prevention. No matter your objective, it is likely you are going to lapse. You are going to err, fall off track, digress, or anything else along those lines. And that is okay. It is normal; it happens to most of us. Progress is not linear, so it would be unrealistic to expect otherwise. What matters is not whether you make mistakes or not. Rather, it is how you react to a lapse and more importantly, how you recover from it.
04/07/2017 09:19 AM
Diabetes And Your Kidneys - Are You Keeping An Eye On Both?
With hundreds of millions of people across the globe suffering from diabetes mellitus, having a good knowledge of the complications of diabetes is essential to better management. As a patient, knowing that diabetes affects the kidneys can help them take better care of both their blood sugar levels and the health of their kidneys. Here, we talk about how diabetes affects the kidneys and can be done to prevent them from getting damaged.
04/05/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - A Helpful Diet for Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a range of conditions that come about due to a little too much fat in the liver cells, which can exist without causing problems, to full-blown cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver. It is often seen among people who are overweight or obese, or in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the Lab of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Castellana Grotte, Italy, looked at 98 people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. They assigned 50 participants to a low-glycemic Mediterranean diet and the remaining participants to a regular diet.
04/05/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - What Does It Take to Reverse Diabetes?
You may have questions about the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. As you have heard often, there is no such thing as a stupid question. Even the basic ones are a go and you would be surprised at how often the basics are overlooked. You may have a general question. You are at the right place if you are wondering what it takes to treat Type 2 diabetes and reverse your condition. The short answer is it takes time, patience, instruction, effort, and a willingness to succeed.
04/04/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Lower Your Blood Sugar Levels and Body Weight Without Goal Setting
Our suggestion to not set health and fitness goals may come to you as a surprise. Most people believe in setting goals, which is not inherently wrong. It is ambitious, it can be fruitful, and it may even be fulfilling. But you should note there are no guarantees - whether it ultimately proves successful is entirely conditional. As you are about to discover, more often than not health and fitness goals lead to disappointment, if not outright failure.
04/03/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - A Healthy Weight in Childhood Helps Prevent Obesity and Diabetes Later in Life
A study from Denmark underscores the importance of maintaining a healthy weight in children. Researchers at Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals and various other research facilities in Copenhagen, Denmark, compared the body mass index (BMI) in children 7 to 13 years of age with their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes throughout their adult life and found an active link.
04/01/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Ways To Lower Your Triglyceride Levels
Looking to give your heart health a boost? If so, you will want to be paying close attention to what you can do to help bring down your overall triglyceride levels. Having high triglycerides is going to put you at an increased risk for heart disease and potentially even contribute to stroke. Triglycerides are the fats that clog arteries. Your mitochondria help to burn up fats and work hard until they one day become exhausted from having to cope with the high levels of sugar and fat in your diet. Then your blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels rise.
03/31/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Lower Your Carb Intake and Include More Protein and Fats in Your Diet
If your diet is at all similar to that of the average person, there will be areas needing improvement. Otherwise, you would be at risk for several health complications as you age - if you haven't been affected already. Being overweight is merely the beginning. Sadly, it is also the norm. Being overweight or obese, along with generally poor diets are the reason why diseases like Type 2 diabetes are prevalent in our society. Not surprisingly, such diseases can be prevented with simple improvements or changes in your eating plan and lifestyle.
03/29/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - There Are Health Benefits Connected to Eating Onions and Garlic
Some of the devastating complications of Type 2 diabetes include heart and blood vessel disease, kidney disease, and high blood pressure. Researchers at Shahid University in Tehran, Iran, found a link between eating onions and garlic and a smaller risk of diseases often associated with Type 2 diabetes. Their work, reported on in March of 2017 in the Journal of Hypertension, compared men and women 26 to 54 years of age enrolled in the 6-year Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study. Compared with participants with a little or no intake of onions or garlic, individuals with the highest intake of garlic and onions had a 64 percent lower risk of heart and blood vessel disease, 32 percent lower risk of diabetic kidney disease, and a 26 percent lower risk of developing high blood pressure.
03/28/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is There a Difference Between Treatment and Management?
You are likely no stranger to Type 2 diabetes. The dramatic rise in the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes is very closely tied to the increase in obesity While you may not have personal experience with the disease, there is a good chance you are at least familiar. But when it comes to the treatment and management of Type 2 diabetes, you may find yourself lacking experience and knowledge in the matter. For many people, treatment and management of a disease may appear to be the same. But there is a difference worth noting.


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