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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07/25/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Do You Have The Resolve, the Persistence to Improve Your Health?
Persistence could be explained as being a course of action in spite of difficulties. With persistence, you can achieve the most delicate of tasks. You can succeed when the odds are against you. Moreover, you can overcome the adversities that make many people quit. Staying power is a valuable quality. If more people had it, there would be a significant change in our society. Fewer people would succumb to preventable health issues: obesity and Type 2 diabetes would no longer debilitate so many lives.
07/23/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is There A Six Month Transition Time Before A Diabetes Diagnosis Is Made?
According to recent research published in July 2017 in the online journal PLOS ONE, a critical six-month transition phase occurs in people before they can be diagnosed with full-blown Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Stanford University in Palo Alto, United States, and various other institutions in China studied 7,334 participants from the Maine (USA) State Health Information Exchange. The researchers looked at all the medical records dating back to 24 months before the Type 2 diabetes diagnosis was made. They found a critical period of six months prior to the diagnosis, a time when it might be possible to head off the disease.
07/22/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - How Walnuts Affect the Brain Could Help You Resist Chocolate Cake
One of the tenets of science is learning the mechanism of how something works and helps with knowing it does work. Walnuts are recommended for helping to control weight and blood sugar levels. A new study shows exactly how walnuts work. Small parts of the brain, called the left and right insula, is a section of the cerebral cortex and is located at the base of the Sylvian fissure. The insula is involved in the processing and control of emotions, memory, taste, and the craving for food among other things.
07/22/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Key To Success Is Internal Motivation
To be motivated means you have the desire to bring about something you desire but it's been said you must be careful with motivation. Initially, it may seem like there are no problems with motivation but as with many things, there are pros and cons. If you are not careful, you are going to make the common mistake of focusing on the former while neglecting the disadvantages. When it comes to health and well-being, you have to put in the work. Whether it is now or in the near future, there will be a time where you will need to stop procrastinating and fix your health issues, even if they are minor. Since the odds are against us as we age, this moment is inevitable.
07/21/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Be A Tortoise, Not A Hare, to Help Reduce Your Diabetes Risk
The hare is quick. Like rabbits, they are fast-moving creatures. Tortoises, on the other hand, are anything but quick. Similar to sloths, no matter how hard they try there is a limit to how fast they can move. Now if we suggest you should move like a tortoise and not a hare when it comes to making changes to your lifestyle, you might get the impression we are advocating sluggishness over quickness. That is not the case. The difference comes down to efficiency.
07/20/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Slowing the Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease
One severe and all-too-common complication of Type 2 diabetes is kidney disease and their subsequent failure. Diabetic kidney disease is diagnosed by a test that looks for albumin, or the presence of protein in the urine. Albumin is a molecule usually found in the blood. When the kidneys filter blood, they keep the albumin in the bloodstream where it belongs. When the kidneys begin spilling albumin into the urine, a condition called albuminuria results. If it is allowed to go on or become worse, the kidneys can eventually shut down altogether. When that happens, the diabetic needs dialysis (artificial kidney), or a kidney transplant. When the diabetic receives a diagnosis of albuminuria, they are also in danger of having or developing heart and blood vessel disease.
07/19/2017 09:27 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Impact of Diabetes
Have you been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? And yes, there are reasons why you should feel upset. But take comfort in knowing this form of diabetes is a disease over which you can exercise a large amount of control. Whether you have just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or have been living with the disease for several years, diabetes is a disease that can be reversed and controlled. Do not think of yourself as a victim: think of yourself as a person who has choices to make.
07/18/2017 09:01 AM
The Secret Of Insider Tips About Diabetes Type II
Diabetes is among the current top killer diseases worldwide. Diabetes is a condition blood sugar deviates from the normal level. It is a life to death disease. Diabetes type II results from insulin not being used by the cells. Insulin is a hormone produced to keep blood sugar level at normal by pancreatic cells. Sugar builds up results from the resistance of the cells to insulin.
07/17/2017 09:49 AM
Diabetes and Obesity - How Are They Related?
Over the past 20 years, the global epidemic of obesity explains the dramatic increase in the incidence and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes. The precise reasons that link the two conditions are - blur and yet, excess weight is an established risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Many times, obese individuals do not develop type 2 diabetes.
07/16/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Your Blood Pressure Reading May Predict Diabetic Retinopathy
In July of 2017, the online journal Scientific Reports (Nature) published an article on diabetic retinopathy and the importance to people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes of keeping on top of their blood pressure reading. Workers at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil studied five hundred and forty-four Type 2 diabetics who were at high risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, a severe eye disease. Over the course of six years, the participants had an annual eye examination. Their blood pressure reading was taken as they went about their normal routines. Their aorta (artery from the heart to the rest of the body), was examined for stiffness. By the end of the study, one hundred and fifty-six of the participants either developed diabetic retinopathy or saw the condition grow worse.
07/16/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Three Keys to Preventing Diabetes
There is much debate as to whether or not Type 2 diabetes is a preventable disease. Some believe there is little that can be done to stop its development, as it is mostly defined by genetics. Some people are more predisposed to this form of diabetes, so the influence of genes is real. Certain ethnicities come to mind, not to mention family history is also a proven factor. Believing there is not a preventable component to developing Type 2 diabetes would be a misunderstanding. In fact, three factors can make a difference.
07/16/2017 09:50 AM
How to Control Acid Reflux
Diabetics are especially prone to acid reflux, aka heartburn... that burning sensation you get in your throat, after a meal, as stomach acid is regurgitated up into your mouth. But what really causes acid reflux and what is the best way to treat it?
07/15/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Location of Visceral Fat Helps to Predict Heart and Blood Vessel Disease
In July of 2017, the Journal of Diabetes Investigation reported on some interesting and potentially useful research from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University. The study included six hundred and eighty-two people who had been previously diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes with an average age of 64. By an average of 2.5 years, twenty-one of the participants were diagnosed with heart and blood vessel disease. Where fat around the inner organs was significantly greater than the amount of fat under the skin, the Type 2 diabetics were 82 percent more likely to develop heart and blood vessel disease than those participants with less fat around the organs. The scientists concluded measuring fat around the organs and just under the skin and dividing the former by the latter gives a ratio able to predict which people with Type 2 diabetes are at high risk for heart attacks or strokes.
07/15/2017 01:54 PM
A Link Between Air Pollution and Type 2 Diabetes
The prevalence of diabetes has risen substantially in the past decade all over world, which has been linked to an "epidemic" of obesity. Besides obesity, it appears that there is a direct cause and effect link shown by correlation studies that air pollution exposure is linked to increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
07/14/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - It's Never Too Late to Stop Diabetes
When most people hear of diabetes, they think of Type 2. Even if an individual does not understand the disease, he is more likely to associate the disease with Type 2. This is because it is by far the most prevalent form of diabetes in our society. Type 2 diabetes makes up about 95 percent of all cases of diabetes.
07/12/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Diabetic Mouth Infections
People who have been diagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes are at risk for both dental and fungal infections. Not surprisingly scientists at the University of Fluminense in Brazil, and the Institute of Osvaldo Cross have found diabetics are at risk for developing Candida albicans (a type of fungus), infections in the mouth. Candida albicans is the same fungus that causes vaginal yeast infections. In May and June of 2017, the Journal of Applied Oral Science reported on a study comparing Type 2 diabetic and 15 non-diabetic participants.
07/12/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Benefits of Weight Loss
We are going to assume you have weight to lose. How much weight exactly is irrelevant because it varies between individuals. With that said, if you are a middle-aged adult there is a likelihood you have more than just a few pounds you ought to lose. Even if you have been gaining half a pound a month over four years, that totals twenty-four pounds. Twenty pounds give or take, can mean the difference between being at a healthy weight or being overweight. There are many reasons to lose weight.
07/11/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Useful Tips for Living With Diabetes
People with Type 2 diabetes are among those who can benefit the most from a healthier lifestyle. With just a few simple changes, you could see drastic improvements in your well-being. Whether you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or not, the following tips are going to help you recover your health. Considering the effects of aging, it is in everyone's best interest to eat healthily, look better, and improve their general health. Here are 25 lifestyle tips.
07/09/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Can Foot Bone Infections Help To Predict Heart and Blood Vessel Disease?
Type 2 diabetes is fraught with numerous complications, and there is much research going on now on how one complication should alert people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and their doctor to the possibility of more. In June of 2017, the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice reported on a study for diabetic foot osteomyelitis or bone and muscle infection, and heart and blood vessel disease. Scientists at San Donato Arezzo Hospital in Tuscany and several other research centers in Italy included one hundred and ninety-four people with diabetic foot osteomyelitis in their study. After a period of 2.8 years 73 or 13.2 percent, of the participants died and 59 of the participants died of heart and blood vessel disease.
07/08/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Coffee Reduces The Risk of Developing Diabetes
In July of 2017 Planta Medica, a leading international journal in the field of natural products reported coffee is thought to be useful for preventing Type 2 diabetes, as well as other chronic health conditions. K. Nyberg, of the University of Leipzig, writes any one or more of 800 molecules in coffee could be responsible for lowering the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and liver disease. Drinking three to four cups of the beverage also appears not to cause heart problems. Both caffeine-containing coffee and decaffeinated coffee have the same effect, implying caffeine is not responsible for its health benefits.
07/07/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - What Is Your Motivation to Change?
Behind every action, there is motivation or purpose. Since humans are not senseless by nature, we act for a good reason. If there is an aspect of your life you want to or need to change, then you surely have your reasons for why you believe it is beneficial or necessary. When you want to make changes regarding your health, then it is guaranteed your motivation stems from the same source. If you are afflicted with a disease or if your health is sub-par, then you should have enough motivation to change. It is when we start to appreciate our health we no longer take it for granted.
07/05/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - New Devices Are Being Used to Monitor Pressure Continuously in Foot Ulcers
Diabetic foot ulcers are a serious complication of Type 2 diabetes. Neuropathy, one of the long-term complications of diabetes that affect the nerves in your feet, may affect your ability to sense major trauma. If left unchecked the foot ulcer can result in bone infection and the need for limb amputation. One diabetic during his or her lifetime has a 25 percent risk of developing the condition.
07/04/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Tips to Help You Reverse Diabetes
It is no secret Type 2 diabetes is quickly becoming the largest epidemic of our time. Through lifestyle choices, you have the power to determine your health now, and in the years ahead. Most studies emphasize simple, and modest lifestyle changes pay off with huge dividends. The following tips are helpful not only for Type 2 diabetics but for all individuals looking to improve their health. Doctors can advise you, and your peers can offer suggestions: the responsibility is yours.
07/02/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Can Controlling Blood Sugar Levels Control Necrobiosis Lipoidica?
Necrobiosis lipoidica is sometimes referred to as necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum because it was first discovered in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and is often seen with the condition. Collagen, connective tissue, is replaced with immune cells, fat cells, and thickened blood vessels, to make what is called a granuloma. Granulomas are used to wall off infection, inflammation, or anything else the body perceives as undesirable. Gradually granulomas take on calcium and become as hard as bone.
07/01/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Liver Cell Cancer Is A Disease For Diabetics To Watch Out For
Having Type 2 diabetes raises the risk of developing several types of disease. According to radiologists at the University of Montreal in Canada, Stanford University in Palo Alto, United States of America, and University of California at San Diego, USA, liver cancer is one disease to watch out for. In June of 2017, the medical journal Abdominal Radiology, the radiologists (physicians specializing in x-rays) listed a number of risk factors for developing liver cancer...
06/30/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Eating Healthily Is the Key to Living Well With Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a predictable disease and it is not difficult to pinpoint its development. Its causes are well understood, meaning no one develops this form of diabetes for no apparent reason. This is not the case for the less common form of diabetes - Type 1, where despite theories suggesting a genetic component, its causes are not fully understood.
06/28/2017 05:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Vitamin D Levels Are Linked to the Health of Blood Vessels
Heart and blood vessel disease is probably the most worrisome complication of Type 2 diabetes. In May of 2017, the online journal PLOS ONE reported on a study showing vitamin D is essential for forming new cells to line the inside of the vessels transporting blood throughout the entire body. Scientists at Tel Aviv University and several other research facilities in Israel recruited fifty-one people who had been previously diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The scientists removed from the participants, bone marrow cells destined to grow and develop into cells that would line the inside of blood vessels and produced them either with or without vitamin D. One week later the cells grown with vitamin D were healthier and better developed than those grown without the vitamin.
06/28/2017 11:59 AM
Type 2 Diabetes - Do You Take Care of Your Body?
It is a travesty, so many people neglect their health and well-being because caring is inconvenient. Managing one's health requires work and attention, the same effort often given to other areas of a person's life. Your job, relationships, and the activities you engage in are undoubtedly important to you. But do you give the same amount of attention and effort to your health? Most people do not, and this is one reason why preventable diseases like Type 2 diabetes and obesity are rampant in our society.
06/25/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Medical Nutrition Therapy Helps With Newborn Birth Weight in Gestational Diabetes
In May of 2017, the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics reported medical nutrition therapy was found to be helpful in keeping newborns from becoming overweight in cases where their mother was diagnosed with Gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is the kind diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy. It affects about 7 percent of pregnancies - a fetus receiving high levels of sugar can store it as fat, just as in adults. Overweight children often become obese adults and are then at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Mothers of overweight newborns are at risk of needing c-sections. Scientists at Herning Hospital in Herning, Denmark, found the longer the mother diagnosed with Gestational diabetes followed their prescribed healthy diet, the lower the birthweight of their baby.
06/24/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Type 1.5 or Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA)
What we once knew about diabetes seems much simpler than it has turned out to be.Type 1, or juvenile-onset diabetes occurred in children and was caused by antibodies destroying the beta cells, the ones that make insulin in the pancreas. Type 2, or mature-onset, diabetes took place in adults usually over the age of 50. This form of diabetes was caused by insulin resistance, often brought on by being overweight or obese along with leading a sedentary lifestyle. Then we learned children could also acquire Type 2 diabetes, and "juvenile-onset" was dropped from Type 1. Type 3, or Gestational, diabetes was found to take place in pregnancy and acted like a temporary form of Type 2 diabetes, which was usually "cured" by the birth of the pregnant mother's infant.nNow the fourth form of diabetes, dubbed Type 1.5, has been found.
06/24/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Living Well With Your Diabetes
How you react to being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes does not have to dictate how you feel about the disease. Type 2 diabetes, while a lethal disease, is not a death sentence. Your life is not at immediate risk just because you are a diabetic. Even though it is a serious cause for concern and you most definitely should work on a solution, there is no need to damn yourself or lose spirit. It is certainly possible to live well despite having to control the type of carbohydrates and fats you need to eat each and every day.
06/23/2017 02:59 PM
Weight Loss - Keep Moving to Add to Your Weight Loss Benefits
You may consider taking part in physical activity essential for weight loss. In reality, it is only beneficial. It is certainly possible to lose weight with minimal exercise but in that case, you would need to take note of your calorie intake and make sure your food choices are balanced and healthy. If you choose to lose weight without exercise, however, you would be missing out on many benefits...
06/21/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Good and Bad Effects of a Diabetes Medication
Various kinds of antidiabetic medications work by different means and have varying effects on the body as a whole. As research into such effects progress, we learn more about how to tailor the best drug regimen for each person. In June of 2017, the New England Journal of Medicine reported on a study of canagliflozin (Ivokana), a member of the gliflozin family, and what other effects it might have besides the already known ones.
06/21/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Do You Have the Metabolic Syndrome?
It seems as if more and more people become unhealthy with age. As you get older, the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes rises. Approximately one out of five people age 65 and over have Type 2 diabetes. You could argue aging does not make it easier for any of us because our body loses its ability to manage minor issues with ease. But you could also say over time; our health becomes burdened with stress. Years of poor habits inevitably catch up, causing many of us to play catch up with our health ironically. One condition you should be worried about as you age is the Metabolic Syndrome.
06/20/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - How Long Can You Go Without Eating?
Here is a question for you: how long can you go without eating? Have you asked yourself this question before? Often people shy away from attempting any challenge that could benefit their health because it takes a lot of work. Many Type 2 diabetics are quick to say they would love to lose weight but when it comes time to put in the work, they start looking for excuses. To lose weight you have to eat fewer calories than your body expends.
06/19/2017 09:01 AM
Diabetes: Are You on The Way In Joining Millions of Others?
Diabetes has become an epidemic over the years, is increasing its momentum and not going to change any time soon. As it is a very highly self-inflicted problem, lifestyle-related diabetes has become the fastest growing disease in the western world. Projections show, type 2 diabetes will overtake coronary heart disease, depression and anxiety if not already done so. With this type of disease, the highest growth has been among young adults. There has been a rise in 21 to 29-year old's diagnosis and a 15 percent increase for those aged in their 30s. That diabetes only affects the older population is a myth.
06/18/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Need for Sufficient Sleep to Help Prevent Gestational Diabetes
"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." ~Benjamin Franklin. Mr. Franklin was known for getting a little sleep but going to bed early and having at least seven hours sleep has been linked to lowering the risk of developing Gestational diabetes. According to the study reported on in June of 2017 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, going to bed early and getting enough sleep during pregnancy can help prevent developing diabetes at this time. Evidence suggests a lack of sleep impairs the metabolism of sugar.
06/18/2017 01:59 PM
Healthy Living - Reward Yourself for Having Good Habits That Help You Reach Your Goals
Presumably, you have something to look forward to if you are setting goals. If you are looking to treat Type 2 diabetes by lowering your blood sugar it could be because you want to reduce your risk of developing serious complications. You may want to lose weight - there is nothing wrong with striving for a healthier appearance. Just as there are rewards for reaching your goals, you should give yourself rewards for having good habits. Good habits are the foundation of a healthy lifestyle, which is essential for any health objective. Wanting to lose weight without following a healthy lifestyle is futile because even if you succeed in the short-term, you may eventually find yourself struggling with weight gain once again.
06/17/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Learning to Predict Heart Problems in Infants of Mothers With Diabetes
One of the birth defects seen in the infants of mothers who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, is heart problems. Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis along with several research institutions in the United States, set out to discover ways of predicting heart problems in newborns before the actual problems appear. Their work reported on in June of 2017 in the journal Pediatric Research, included 68 mother-infant pairs
06/17/2017 05:11 PM
What Are The Dangers Of Taking Excessive Sugar
We all are familiar with sugar, but a few of us are aware of the hidden sugar and sources of it. We routinely take these sources in our daily life and are adding sugar in our bodies without knowing it. This increases glucose levels in the body and sugar level in the blood. This adds all the risks related to an elevated sugar level in the blood. To avoid this situation and to save yourself from the threats of high blood sugar, you should be aware of the sources of hidden sugar. After knowing these hidden sources, you will be able to eliminate these from your daily routine.
06/14/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Could Probiotics Help With Managing or Reversing Diabetes?
Helpful bacteria live in the human gut and scientists are beginning to explore their possible use for helping to control Type 2 diabetes. These bacteria are known as probiotics and are given as supplements for a variety of illnesses.
06/14/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - An Old-Fashioned Change in Your Lifestyle Could Reverse Diabetes
You may feel as if there are countless ways to change your lifestyle. Based on the state of modern medicine, this is likely true. There are so many things you could do for different reasons. Despite the number of options available, however, you should be wary of trying anything that relies too much on science. A drug, an artificial supplement, or surgery are all alternatives for someone looking to make changes. But just because they are available to you does not mean they are options worth considering.
06/13/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is Skipping Meals A Good Idea for Diabetics?
It has become common to start skipping meals when there is an intention to lose weight. The idea behind it is simple: by eating less, there will be a larger caloric deficit which will lead to quicker weight loss. Does it work? Yes. But just because skipping meals can be useful does not mean you should do it. If you did not know already, there are issues involved with skipping meals - some of which may make weight loss more difficult.
06/12/2017 03:39 PM
Pre-Diabetic State
Pre-diabetes is the stage when the person is diagnosed partially of having the symptoms of diabetes but does not fully have all of the symptoms and cannot be called diabetic in true essence. It is the stage between normal life and diabetes and it is often called a grey period. Pre-diabetic stage can last for long periods or may not last very long.
06/11/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Immediate Release or Extended Release Anti-Diabetic Drugs?
Researchers at the University of Pavia in Pavia, Italy, have found the drug metformin extended release (XR) formula to be more efficient at controlling Type 2 diabetes than the drug metformin immediate release (IR) formula. In a study reported on in May of 2017 in the journal Drug Design and Developmental Therapy, two hundred and fifty-three people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes had HbA1c levels between 7.0 percent and 8.5 percent (poor control). For six months these Type 2 diabetics were divided into two groups and received either 1,000 to 3000 mg of metformin IR, or 500 to 1500 mg of metformin XR per day.
06/10/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Effect of High Thyroid-Stimulating Hormones on Small Blood Vessels
The thyroid gland is located in the neck and is responsible for making and releasing particular thyroid hormones. These hormones make it possible to burn energy for movement and heat. The Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is released by the pituitary gland situated at the base of the brain. It tells the thyroid gland when to make thyroid hormone. When the thyroid gland is sluggish, the pituitary produces more TSH to stimulate the thyroid to produce enough hormone. When elevated TSH is found, the sufferer is treated with thyroid hormones.
06/10/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Creating an Effective Exercise Program
If you are new to exercise, getting started will seem daunting. It is normal not to know where to begin, but you will find your way, even if it takes some trial and error. More importantly, if you are looking to get started, it means you have made the decision to get active. Being active alone is a step forward, especially if you are not in great shape. Before you embark on a new exercise program, be sure to get your doctor's approval. Make sure your heart, your joints and your blood sugar readings are up to it. If you are to get fit, improve your health, and ultimately improve your quality of life, you will need to have an exercise program sorted along with a time that works for you. Let's go over the essentials of a physically active lifestyle.
06/07/2017 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Having PreEclampsia Raises the Risk of Developing Gestational Diabetes
For more than a decade preeclampsia and Gestational diabetes which is also known as diabetes of pregnancy, have been diagnosed together in sufficient numbers of women to make scientists suspect a relationship exists between the two. Preeclampsia is a condition in which pregnant women develop high blood pressure, and lose protein in their urine. Often they suffer swelling in their ankles, feet, and hands, as well as having abnormally sensitive reflexes. If not dealt with, the condition can progress on to eclampsia, or convulsions, endangering the lives of both the mother and child.
06/07/2017 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Will Changing the Way You Think About Food Help You To Lower Blood Sugar?
Are you struggling with weight loss? Trying to reverse Type 2 diabetes? Your relationship with food is pivotal: for better or worse it is going to impact your results. It is in your best interest to ensure the way you eat facilitates your efforts and helps you reach your objectives. First, you must change the way you think about food. Only then will you be able to make consistent progress with weight loss. Being careful with your food choices is a must if you are to successfully treat your Type 2 diabetes because much depends on the way you eat.
06/06/2017 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Never Stop Working on Your Health
You may think if you put work in on your health today, you will save yourself from a lot of stress and anxiety later in life. Putting a stop to health problems now is not only prudent; it is ideal. It is true prevention is more important than treatment. With that said, do not let these thoughts lead you to believe you will not have to work on your health in the future because that would be a mistake. The work is never complete. There will always be something you should be doing or could integrate into your lifestyle for improved health. It may not always be hard, but we can assure you it will not always be easy.


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