Published: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:09:00 -0500
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:59:01 -0500As 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.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:59:02 -0500Diabetic 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.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:59:01 -0500Life 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.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:59:01 -0500If 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.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:59:02 -0500Chronic 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.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:59:01 -0500You 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.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:59:01 -0500If 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.
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 17:59:01 -0500Gestational 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.
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 12:59:01 -0500Did 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.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 17:59:01 -0500Healthy 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).
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:59:01 -0500If 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.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:59:01 -0500We 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.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:19:34 -0500With 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.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:59:01 -0500Non-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.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:59:01 -0500You 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.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:59:01 -0500Our 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.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:59:01 -0500A 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.
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:59:01 -0500Looking 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.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:59:01 -0500If 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.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:59:01 -0500Some 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.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:59:01 -0500You 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.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:17:00 -0500When it comes to staple foods, there will always be foods that are better options than others for people with Type 2 diabetes to include in their eating plan. Especially if body weight and blood sugar are serious concerns. While white rice is a staple for many, any whole-grain alternative would be better for someone trying to improve their blood sugar control. Lean meats are excellent sources of protein but are not viable for vegetarians, who must find a different way of getting their protein in a healthy manner.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:59:01 -0500Type 2 diabetes has quickly become the biggest epidemic of our time, and it is worldwide. It is no coincidence this goes hand-in-hand with the increase in obesity. According to a report published in February 2017 in the International Journal of Nursing Practice at least one school-based education program shows promise for preventing Type 2 diabetes in adolescents.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:59:02 -0500Exercise is not only good for you but also essential. Most health benefits can be derived from adding thirty minutes of moderate-intensity exercise to your daily life. You can choose to ignore this fact for as long as you like but it would eventually come back to bite you at some point in the future. It is better to acknowledge it now rather than later. You are given a choice: do you take care of your health now or then? Taking immediate action may be inconvenient because it is so much simpler to procrastinate and postpone. But taking action later may prove to be more difficult because you may have health issues to deal with then. Such is the case for many who wait until they are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes to change their ways.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:59:01 -0500According to a study performed at J.N. Medical College and Hospital and several other research facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India, Gestational diabetes could affect bone growth and development in mothers who have been diagnosed with diabetes during their pregnancy, and their infants. In January and February of 2017, the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism reported on a study comparing molecules involved in bone growth in women with and without Gestational diabetes. In adults, bones are constantly being torn down and regrown according to how much bone mass is needed in any given part of the body.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:59:01 -0500Looking to improve your insulin sensitivity levels? If so, you need to pay attention to a few tips and tricks to help you get more from your nutrition plan and lifestyle. Insulin sensitivity is a key factor determining whether or not you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, so it is not something to take lightly. Let us look at ten steps you can take to help you improve the way your body handles the carbohydrates you eat.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:58:11 -0500So hands up if you want to have diabetes type 2! Am I mad, have I taken leave of my senses and do I think that you are mad? Maybe! 50 years ago medical science wasn't sure what caused type 2 diabetes. Over time it appeared that obesity was the cause, because most sufferers were obese. As time went on it appeared that sugar was the problem and it became commonly known as sugar diabetes.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:59:01 -0500Sugar-sweetened soft drinks have long been a known risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes, so it should not come as a surprise to find they raise the risk of developing Gestational diabetes or diabetes of pregnancy, as well. In February of 2017, the journal Clinical Nutrition reported on a study relating to this subject from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. The study taking place over three years included 172 new cases of Gestational diabetes in 3396 women. Mothers with the highest consumption of sugary soft drinks were more than twice as likely to develop diabetes during their pregnancy than those who drank few or no sugary beverages.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:01 -0500Losing as little as ten to fifteen pounds combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise can reduce the Type 2 diabetes risk by almost 60 percent. Being overweight is singularly the biggest risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. Simple and modest lifestyle changes pay off with big dividends. Spirits are high at the beginning of the weight loss journey. You feel motivated and ready for what is to come. You expect it to be challenging, but you know the effort will be worth it. You know the benefits you stand to gain are greater than the toil required to attain them. With this in mind, losing weight is an easy decision.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:59:01 -0500Those believing the causes of Type 2 diabetes are not conclusive or are unknown are part of a minority. Compared to the past, we are well informed as to what is behind the alarming trend of the Type 2 diabetes epidemic. The causes and mechanisms behind prediabetes or diabetes are well understood. We even know how to prevent it to a significant degree. But we still see countless individuals around the world diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes each passing day. If you are an adult, you owe it to yourself to know if you are at risk.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:59:01 -0500In March of 2017, the journal Phytotherapy Research reported on a study of Zizyphus jujube fruit tea for treating Type 2 diabetes. Investigators at the Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical and Health Sciences and various other research institutions in Yazd, Iran compared 116 people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and all over 30 years of age. All were instructed to eat a balanced diet. One group was directed to drink the tea as well.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:59:01 -0500Type 2 diabetes is in many ways a predictable disease. It can be anticipated, if not prevented. The risk factor can be estimated to a reliable degree, based on several crucial factors. And yet, it is still an epidemic in our society. Go figure! There are several reasons why we leave ourselves vulnerable to Type 2 diabetes as a population. Break down these issues further, and we have excuses and justifications as to why these problems are not addressed. Let's focus on the causes.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:59:01 -0500Scientists at Johns Hopkins University in the United States have linked depression with poor problem-solving and self-care in adults who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Their work was published in the Journal of Diabetes Complications in February of 2017. They divided Type 2 diabetic participants into those with major or minor depressive disorders and those without depression.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:59:01 -0500Vitamin D is an important nutrient people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes must ensure they are taking in enough of each and every day. According to a research study published back in 2004 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, this powerful antioxidant increases insulin sensitivity by up to 60 percent. That rating is even better than the number-one diabetes drug metformin, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1998. Sadly, many people fall short. This vitamin can be trying to take in as it is not found in very many everyday foods unless you are consuming larger amounts of fortified milk or orange juice, both of which are not recommended on a diet for blood sugar management.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:59:01 -0500You may find what you are about to read uncomfortable. Depending on where your health currently stands, the following information may add to your list of worries. But it is going to benefit you if it serves as a wake-up call. If you are at that stage, the only motivation to work for you is the kind coming from recognizing your health is not in good shape, and it is bound to decline if you do not intervene soon. Much of this has to do with Type 2 diabetes. Besides being one of the most common diseases affecting adults and youth worldwide, it is much more deadly than many of us are led to believe.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:14:56 -0500Today wherever you go, you would have noticed lots of people suffering from the problem of diabetes and consuming sugar free diets. But, do you know that the items which they use as sugar free items are also enriched with some sugar elements due to which it taste like a sweet? Well this is a hidden fact about which nobody knows, except the fact that there is some element in the food item which tastes sweet.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:59:01 -0500In March of 2017, the European Journal of Nutrition reported on a study showing limiting red meat and iron could help to lower the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy, also known as Gestational Diabetes. Researchers at the University of Navarra in Pamplona and several other institutions in Spain compared 3298 healthy Spanish women who reported having at least one pregnancy between 199 and 2012. The participants answered a dietary questionnaire that included questions about red meat, processed meat, and iron. A total of 172 cases of Gestational diabetes were diagnosed.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:59:01 -0500What you have heard regarding family medical history and the chance of developing particular diseases may or may not be reliable information. It depends on the source, and you have to consider the possibility of bias. Opinions differ, and they may affect the conclusions you are being told. At the end of the day, though, you know there is a relationship between family history and disease, but the extent is something you still do not likely understand.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:59:01 -0500It is no secret Type 2 diabetes is prevalent in our society. There is a good chance nearly everyone knows someone who is afflicted with this form of diabetes if they don't deal with blood sugar problems themselves. Even if we don't divulge these sensitive details to strangers, it is almost a guarantee many of the people around you do not have the healthiest blood sugar levels. These facts are true for one simple reason: Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common. Large numbers of people are diagnosed with each passing year.
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 13:59:01 -0500Small blood vessels are known to be damaged by high blood sugar levels. These damaged vessels can affect all parts of the body and some organs frequently affected include the heart, kidneys, eyes, and nerves.
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:59:01 -0500You may be one of many to have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. You are not alone: many people are in the same predicament. Moreover, there is a solution, so you should not despair. As you are about to learn, Type 2 diabetes presents an opportunity: a fresh start. For you, it may be time to turn over a new leaf. Since it catches many by surprise, an out of control high and unstable blood sugar diagnosis is a common cause of worry, anxiety, and frustration. But these feelings should be pushed away. Instead of seeing Type 2 diabetes as a crisis, see it as a wake-up call - a chance to improve your lifestyle.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:59:01 -0600Heart and blood vessel disease is a known serious complication of Type 2 diabetes. According to a new study, anyone diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes along with their doctor need to be suspicious of possible heart disease early: preferably before signs or symptoms of heart problems appear. In February of 2017, the Journal of Diabetes Complications reported on a study from the University of Verona and many other research institutions in Italy. In it, forty-four men with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes and one hundred and seventy-two men with chronic cases without known complications were examined for signs of heart disease. Images of each man's heart, especially their left ventricle, revealed changes that, untreated, would more than likely lead to heart failure.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 12:59:01 -0600Those who have Type 2 diabetes are almost always going to know more about the disease than those who do not deal with high or low blood sugar. That being said, no matter which camp you are in, it is unlikely you will ever fully understand the condition. While it is simple to grasp on the surface, in reality, it is a complex disease with many intricacies. You will not need to know everything about Type 2 diabetes. What you do need to know, however, whether you are a Type 2 diabetic or not, is the difference between insulin resistance and insulin sensitivity.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:25:45 -0600Diabetes, also known as "the silent killer", is a chronic disease that occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin. Show people how important it is to take the Diabetes Risk Test!
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:59:01 -0600Depression is commonly seen in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and also in those individuals who live a sedentary way of life. Some investigators have suggested a vicious circle exists. Depressed people often lack the motivation for physical activity, and lack of physical activity could lead to depression. According to a February 2017 report in the Canadian Journal of Diabetes, this is not the case.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:59:01 -0600The epidemic of Type 2 diabetes is here, and it is likely going to stay. The facts are not kind, and statistics show it is only going to get worse. Thankfully, more and more people are beginning to realize it is a deadly disease we must not underestimate. That people understand the disease more than in previous years is an improvement, even though there is still much work to be done. If you are one of those afflicted with the disease, below are the three stages of treatment. You may find these arbitrary since they are not definitive or written in stone. Nevertheless, if you are interested in handling your disease, you are likely going to find the following very helpful.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:32:02 -0600The drugs doctors recommend for diabetes come with a long-list of damaging side effects. In addition they do not increase the survival rates of people who take these drugs. Here's why you should stop taking these drugs... and what you can do instead to beat your diabetes.
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 17:59:01 -0600Various studies have tried to answer the question of whether stress increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Results have conflicted. According to a report in February 2017 from the online journal PLOS ONE stress more than doubles the risk, at least in older women.
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:59:01 -0600The relationship between body weight and Type 2 diabetes is old news. Type 2 diabetes is widely recognized, and the consequences of being overweight are well understood. When this form of diabetes is present, it is likely body weight problems are as well. This is a modern day reality: diabetes affects a large part of the population, and adults who are overweight are no longer a minority.
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 17:59:01 -0600Psoriasis, a non-contagious genetically acquired skin disease, has been linked with obesity and Type 2 diabetes. In July of 2016 the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dermatology, reported on a genetic study of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and psoriasis.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:59:01 -0600For the majority of people, a physically active lifestyle will go a long way towards preventing Type 2 diabetes. Those who are trying to treat their unstable and high blood sugar will benefit greatly from changing their sedentary ways. Not only is exercise essential, but it is often instrumental in managing the course of diabetes because of its positive effects on insulin resistance and blood sugar levels. Exercise also helps address the number one cause of Type 2 diabetes: central (abdominal) obesity and insulin resistance. Those who are even mildly overweight are at a risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. As such, it is not surprising to see most diabetics are overweight.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:59:01 -0600According to a March 2017 report in the journal Metabolism, eating red and processed meat along with refined grains raises insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes. That was the conclusion of scientists at the University of Australia in Adelaide. A total of 49 individuals without a diagnosis of diabetes were given either a diet high in red and processed meat and processed grains, or a different diet high in whole grains, nuts, and legumes with no red meat for four weeks.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:59:01 -0600Before we begin, let's make sure you have a reasonable understanding of sugar and the role it serves in your body. Why is this necessary? Because sugar has become a hated nutrient, despite its prevalence in most diets. When dieting for weight loss or blood sugar reduction, sugar along with carbohydrates are immediately blamed for being the sole source of one's problems. While your sugar intake should always be regulated, you ought to know it is not always bad for you, and it does serve a purpose. Carbohydrates, in fact, are essential - even if you have Type 2 diabetes.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:59:01 -0600In January 2017, the journal Epidemiology reported on a study of weight gain patterns and Gestational diabetes. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada and the University of Pittsburgh in the United States compared women delivering single infants between 1998 and 2010. These figures included 806 mothers with Gestational or pregnancy-induced diabetes and 4,819 mothers who did not develop Gestational diabetes. Both normal-weight and obese women gaining more than the recommended amount during their first three months of pregnancy increased the risk of developing Gestational diabetes. The results were similar in obese women.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:59:01 -0600Is there currently a purpose that drives your eating plan? Most people eat not only because they have to, but to satisfy particular cravings. While there is nothing wrong with this, any desire that involves the appetite must be tempered. If self-control were not an issue for many people, we would not be seeing the epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes like we do today. Not all facts are kind. But they can shed light on certain truths. If you are struggling with your weight or blood sugar levels, all you may need are a few simple dietary changes. Pick up some positive habits, eliminate harmful ones, and it is just a matter of time until your health is back on the "right" track.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:59:01 -0600Stomach bypass surgery, originally developed for weight loss in highly obese individuals, is now used for Type 2 diabetes control as well. Scientists at Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany, found the procedure is also suitable for helping diabetic kidney disease.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:59:02 -0600As you go about managing your Type 2 diabetes, it is important you stop and consider all the foods you are eating, as some may not be quite as healthy as you had hoped. Many people get caught up in the notion of thinking if food is not processed and is in its natural condition it must mean it is a healthy choice. And, for the most part, it is. But a few food choices are managing to slip under the radar. Let's take a closer look at three seemingly healthy foods Type 2 diabetics should consider passing on.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:59:01 -0600There is a chance you may be making two common mistakes in regards to your food intake. Eating too quickly and eating without limits. Unless you have paid careful attention to your eating habits, you are likely guilty of these on a regular basis. It is heartening many people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes have been able to reduce their diabetic medications or even give them away only by watching their food intake. How quickly you eat and how much you consume are two fundamental concepts having a dramatic effect on your well-being.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:59:01 -0600Like Type 2 diabetes, Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced diabetes raises the risk of developing breast cancer, especially one type. That is what researchers at the National Institutes of Health in North Carolina, United States, concluded in their article published in February 2017 in the British Journal of Cancer.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:59:01 -0600The Type 2 diabetes epidemic is not unique to one country; it is rampant around the world. What is behind this trend? How can you lower your risk of becoming overweight or obese? Food obsession could be one of the problems. Food obsession is a phenomenon more common than you think. There is more to it than meets the eye. It is not that some people have an obsession with food while others do not: the reality is more complicated.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:22:48 -0600We all love to travel. However, sometimes life and health problems get in the way. Diabetes is a common problem that affects millions across the globe. It requires a strict diet, and exercise plan and determination that needs to last a lifetime. Having diabetes is not a hindrance to doing what you wish to in life, especially travelling. If you suffer from diabetes and love travelling, here are a few things that you need to make sure you have with you at all times.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:59:01 -0600According to researchers at Chi-Mei Medical Center in Taiwan, diabetic ketoacidosis raises the risk of stroke. In January of 2017, the journal Diabetes Metabolism reported people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes who had a history of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) were found to have a 56 percent higher risk of stroke than those without a DKA history. The potential for ischemic stroke was 62 percent higher. A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), takes place when blood vessels in the brain are unable to deliver enough oxygen There are two kinds of CVA.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:59:01 -0600In theory, "eat in moderation" sounds like great advice. But is it useful in practice? Let us not forget most information is tailored for a general audience. As such, it may be watered down when applied to your particular situation. Therefore, it pays to explore further the notion of "eating in moderation" so you can either make the most of this piece of advice or discard it should it prove a waste of time for you. Type 2 diabetics or those trying to lose weight are most likely to resonate with this idea. Eating in moderation sounds confident and may seem like a fruitful endeavor. After all, extremes tend to be harmful, particularly in regards to eating habits and nutrition. Eat too much, and you gain weight, eat too little and struggle endlessly just to lose a few pounds.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:59:01 -0600According to the Journal of Dental Practice, February 2017, seeing the dentist twice a year is important for more than oral care. It can indicate the possible presence of Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, and several other research institutions in Brazil compared 116 Type 2 diabetic dental participants with 134 nondiabetic dental participants. Oral problems were seen more often in the people who had a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:59:01 -0600I am going to assume you live a busy life and it is difficult to find a chance to do anything not immediately necessary. It is unlikely this assumption is wrong since most adults are occupied with work, friends, and family, or other daily matters. If you are like most, it is hard for you to find time to do anything new, never mind exercise. What you may not know, however, is regularly working out is not just a beneficial activity: it is an essential one. Physical activity is widely neglected despite its importance, which regrettably comes at a steep cost. Don't make this mistake.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:59:01 -0600Did you know Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common form of diabetes around the world? The prevalence of Type 2 hovers around 90%, meaning most diabetics are dealing with a man-made disease that can be treated and managed. It can also be largely prevented. Unfortunately, prevention is not the norm. Most people become aware of their unnaturally high blood sugar levels when it is too late. It pays to know the risk factors for the devastating health problem that is Type 2 diabetes. If more people were aware, there is much we could do to prevent it developing. Perhaps we would not see such alarming incidence rates. Here is a concise list of the relevant risk factors for Type 2 diabetes...
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:59:01 -0600Type 2 diabetes is a public health problem, the numbers of which are expected to continue increasing. Public health services need to know more about what services will be necessary as the epidemic progresses. Investigators at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia, have developed a way to calculate the rate of development of diabetic retinopathy per year, and to learn how the HbA1c levels were controlled since the disease was first diagnosed. By dividing the amount of retinopathy development by the number of years since Type 2 diabetes was diagnosed, scientists were able to calculate the degree of damage per year. Turning things around the scientists were able to find the level of HbA1c level control throughout the history of all the Type 2 diabetic participants.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:59:01 -0600No matter your age, sex, or personal background, your health is a prime concern. I hope you have realized this already, which means you have been prompted to act in certain ways. Or, perhaps you are still unaware maintaining your well-being is crucial as you age. There comes a time to ask yourself the right questions. Questions that will shed light as to where your health currently stands and give you a perspective on your future. Health is the number one thing many of us take for granted, which can be a lamentable source of regret no one should be forced to endure. Many people get a surprise when the doctor hands them a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:59:01 -0600I'm going to assume you have the intention to lose weight, or that it would benefit you to shed a few pounds. Ideally, it is going to be both assumptions. Which brings me to the following question: how much weight have you lost recently? Now, if you have not had the intention to lose weight, it may seem a ridiculous question to answer. But if you have, you may be about to face an internal conflict: most people are not as successful with weight loss as they would like to be!
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:54:57 -0600A new five-minute urine test can determine the nutritional quality of your diet. The test gives an indication of how much protein, sugar, fat, and fibre you are eating... great news for diabetics who wish to control their blood glucose and fat levels using diet alone.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:27:42 -0600Bariatric surgery, however, is only for those who have tried all other means of weight loss unsuccessfully. Your doctor will help you analyze whether you are a good candidate for this kind of surgery. For the success of this surgery, you will also need to make some significant lifestyle changes.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:59:01 -0600Risk factors are anything that raises the chances of an individual to the likelihood of developing a particular disease or injury. Having diabetes in the family, for instance, is a risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Central Michigan University and various other research facilities in the United States and Canada compared the risk of heart disease and several possible factors in 2335 participants with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 12:59:01 -0600Given modern food choices and lifestyles, high blood sugar has become a concern for many people. There is a good chance you will have to look after your reading at some stage in your life if it is not a concern already. The good news is blood sugar readings are something you can control. With proper care, the issues that surface with the presence of high blood sugar can be mitigated or prevented. Notably, this includes Type 2 diabetes. If you are aiming to lower or manage your reading successfully, here is how to do it in four steps.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:59:01 -0600More than five years ago having a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes was found to raise the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. How it does this is unclear. Scientists at the University of British Columbia in Canada might have the answer. In January of 2017, the medical journal Current Alzheimer's Research reported on a study looking at how high blood sugar levels and insulin resistance could be the answer.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:59:01 -0600Did you know your appetite correlates with the state of your health? After all, if how you eat determines your weight, there is something to be said about how it influences your well-being. Many of us tend to underestimate just how important it is to control our appetite and our food portions despite clear evidence obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and several other conditions stem from unhealthy eating habits.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:59:01 -0600It is unmistakable an unhealthy lifestyle is what leads to an unhealthy body. If a majority of the population is of poor health, it is a guarantee most people also lead poor lifestyles. Despite this unsurprising detail, we continue to see an epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in our society. Physical inactivity levels are high and on the rise. Poor diets are ubiquitous, despite there is so much information available on how to eat well. All it takes is one simple search to verify being unhealthy is the norm. Will you subscribe to this new standard?
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:59:01 -0600In February of 2016, the journal Diabetologia reported on a study carried out by the Technical University of Munich and several other research institutions in Germany. Scientists there compared HbA1c changes in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. They found diabetics who had the most unsteady HbA1c levels were at risk for emergency admissions, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), heart disease and strokes. A total of 13,777 Type 2 diabetics newly started on insulin injections were observed for five years.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:59:01 -0600There is much to be said about poor eating habits and behaviors. Arguably, deficient food choices are the number one cause of most health problems affecting adults today. For a case in point, consider Type 2 diabetes. It's a disease mostly brought on by an unhealthy diet and overall lifestyle. What was once a not so well-known condition based on its historical roots is now a modern-day pandemic with millions diagnosed around the world. It is projected by the year 2030, a whopping 1 in 10 adults worldwide will have Type 2 diabetes - this accounts for more than 550 million people. It is true one's eating habits determine a person's future well-being.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:59:01 -0600Fruits often get a bad rap among those who are managing Type 2 diabetes due to the amount of sugar they contain. Always remember fruits do contain sugar but they are also packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. Fiber-rich foods are good for keeping your blood sugar levels under control: this does not mean you want to overdo it but at the same time don't skimp on adding a few servings of fruit to your day.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:57:14 -0600Maria Torres, a healthy, fit woman of 43 was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. It was totally out of the blue. She was a woman who took her health and fitness seriously with regular exercise, healthy eating and weight management. She just couldn't believe it. Refusing to accept the reports, she requested her doctor to re-test her. Nonetheless, the results were the same. Her life would now undergo dramatic transformation and no one could fully explain why this was happening.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 14:47:57 -0600Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose in your blood. What do you know about its causes and symptoms? Read on to find out how diabetes can be prevented as well as its long term problems.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:59:01 -0600Much has been written on how genes affect our body and how nutrition affects us, but what about genes and nutrition together? According to research reported on in the British Journal of Nutrition in January 2017, genes and diet can combine to do more than either could do alone. Scientists at the University of Singapore and several other Scientists in the United States and China compared insulin resistance in identical and non-identical twins. In Type 2 diabetes the body is resistant to insulin. Both dietary fat and family history are linked with insulin resistance. So what happens when the two occur together?
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:59:01 -0600The reasons why Type 2 diabetes is often underestimated are numerous. Few people realize just how deadly this disease is and its prevalence is understated. And regrettably, its incidence is usually ignored. Millions around the world are currently Type 2 diabetic but are unaware of their condition. If middle-aged adults worldwide went to their doctor for an overdue health check, there is no doubt we would see a significant spike in the numbers.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:59:01 -0600Managing Type 2 diabetes probably feels like an uphill struggle for good reason since a disease that develops over the course of many years cannot be reversed overnight. But even if you find this form of diabetes is a difficult disease to handle, it is far from an impossible task. Handling high and unstable blood sugar is tricky, but you can manage. You can do it - whether you realize it or not.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:59:01 -0600There are many ways to approach healthy snacking. Based on what you know and what you have heard, it may seem as if it is almost impossible to snack in a healthy manner. The word "snack" may already have a negative connotation particularly to those who are trying to lose weight or lower their blood sugar. Rarely is snacking done right - which is worrying for adults who are looking at improving their health. We agree it is not easy. Having little more than fruit or raw vegetables to choose from is far from the most satisfying way to snack. Most of us are used to having tasty treats during our afternoon or evening. It is hard to get rid of such a pleasurable habit just because our health demands it.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:59:01 -0600Social support helps to prevent many illnesses, and according to the journal Diabetic Medicine, published in January 2016, Type 2 diabetes is one of them. Scientists at the German Research Center for Environmental Health and several other research facilities in Germany, compared participants with good and poor social support over a period of 25 years. They found those with poor social support were more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:59:01 -0600We know you need no introduction to the fact it is important to eat well. Is it something that could be overstated? We certainly think not. The importance of eating healthily bears repeating time and time again. It could be because most people simply are not on the same page. Despite the best efforts of well-intentioned medical professionals and advisers, the average person in modern society continues to eat poorly. Unhealthy diets are as much an epidemic as obesity and Type 2 diabetes. And it is often an individual's nutrition that is primarily responsible for the development of these man-made diseases.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:59:01 -0600If you are looking for an effective eating plan to better manage your Type 2 diabetes, you might be considering trying the ketogenic diet. Some of you may have heard of this approach before while others may not. Essentially, this diet is one of the lowest carb approaches you can take. The carbohydrate intake is brought down to just 5% or fewer of your total calorie intake, and the remainder of the calories will come from 30% dietary protein and 65% dietary fat. So you could very easily call this a high-fat eating plan. Sounds interesting, right? Since watching your carbs is what controlling your blood sugar levels is all about, it may seem like a good protocol. But before you jump on the bandwagon, there are a few important points to think about.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:59:02 -0600Keeping up good nutrition plus not smoking are important during any pregnancy. Mothers and their fetus need vitamin D to keep up healthy levels of calcium and phosphate. Calcium and phosphate are two minerals necessary for healthy bones. And smoking lowers the amount of oxygen reaching the fetus. Several studies have shown the importance of adequate vitamin D levels to help prevent Gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes. Now scientists at Dalhousie University in Halifax and several other institutions in Canada have found smoking worsens the relationship between a vitamin D deficiency and Gestational diabetes.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:57:48 -0600The truth is there's no miracle food that will fight type 2 diabetes. There are wise food choices though that can help in avoiding the disease, especially if you combine these choices with exercise.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:59:01 -0600When it comes to diseases, there are predominantly two ways they can be categorized: those that are man-made and those capable of afflicting us regardless of our influence. That being said, there is some overlap between these categories. Various conditions can surface because we are predisposed to them and because we facilitated its development. Type 2 diabetes is a good example. You may be at risk because it runs in your family but also because you lead an unhealthy lifestyle.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:59:01 -0600One danger of having dental implants is developing an infection which goes on to affect the gums. Infection around the base of the crown which is supported by the implant is often caused due to food being caught around where they join. It usually depends on the shape and location of the teeth. When infection occurs, implants often need to be replaced. Replacement is expensive, painful, and inconvenient. People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who have poorly-controlled blood sugar levels are at risk for oral infections, but surprisingly enough, not those that complicate dental implants.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:59:01 -0600You are likely familiar with some of the causes of Type 2 diabetes. You may know a little about this form of diabetes or be very aware of the latest regarding new medications, and the strategies for coping with the psychological and social challenges. Regardless of your background, let us focus on the least common causes of Type 2 diabetes. These do not receive much attention: they are overshadowed by the main culprits, which you are likely acquainted with already.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:59:01 -0600Gestational or pregnancy-related diabetes raises the risk for both mother and baby developing Type 2 diabetes further down the track. In April of 2016, the Mexican Gynecology Journal reported on a study of 671 Gestational diabetes cases. Over a period of 18 years, 10.3 percent of the participants developed full-blown Type 2 diabetes. The following raised the risk: age under 27 or over 35, a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 30 (obese), having high blood pressure of pregnancy, insulin therapy, poor blood sugar control, and complications in the pregnancy other than Gestational diabetes.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:59:01 -0600More than 700,000 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in the United States each and every year. Perhaps you are one of the newly diagnosed with many questions. Your diagnosis will more than likely unsettle, upset and frustrate you. It is okay to be concerned, but the last thing you should do is panic. Since you are ultimately in control of your thoughts, you are also in control of your feelings. So make sure you ask yourself the right questions and don't allow negativity to make the situation worse. One question you may be asking yourself is the following: "Why do I have diabetes? Why me?" Many people feel they have been highly unfortunate as if they have been chosen or destined to be a Type 2 diabetic.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:59:01 -0600"Tis the season for sugary treats." High blood sugar levels and weight gain are often the price of overindulgence. Germans typically acquire a pound in December and January. Japanese and US Americans typically gain 0.75 pounds. If that doesn't sound like much, think of gaining a pound every year for the next 30 years. Then add in birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other "exceptional" causes for celebration and the pounds can add up. That extra weight is not so much a function of age as it is of too many calories and not enough physical activity.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:59:01 -0600It is unfortunate Type 2 diabetes has become so prevalent in our society: almost everyone knows someone who has Type 2 diabetes or deals with blood sugar problems in some way. It is an unfortunate reality, but one we must accept nonetheless. Many factors play a role in the development of this form of diabetes. It would not be wise to pinpoint one and say it is the sole cause because there is always something else behind the scenes needing to be considered. For instance, weight gain is known as a primary cause of Type 2 diabetes. But what causes weight gain in the first place? Overeating, physical inactivity, a high sugar intake. These are all factors influencing hyperglycemia and working together to give rise to Type 2 diabetes.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:59:01 -0600In November of 2016, the Journal of Medicinal Food reported on a study showing people diagnosed with diabetes and/or heart problems, as well as healthy people, have distinctly different types of bacteria predominating in their intestines. Scientists at the University of Agronomic Science and Veterinary Medicine and the University of Bucharest in Romania analyzed the different bacteria taken from the intestines of the three groups.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:59:01 -0600Managing Type 2 diabetes is certainly an endeavor and not one to be taken lightly. People diagnosed with high blood sugar levels are in a precarious situation, and that is putting it mildly. But there is no reason to despair. High blood sugar levels and Type 2 diabetes are more than treatable and can be controlled. In the short-term, blood sugar can be monitored and managed to ensure its harshest complications do not become a reality. All it takes is action and awareness. Sadly, this is sorely lacking among many people. But you should not concern yourself with what others are doing. If you have been given a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, you should just focus on your particular case. Don't worry about other diabetics.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:59:01 -0600Food obsession is one thing. Obsessing with your health, however, is another. But do not mistakenly believe it is exclusively bad news. Even though it has a negative connotation, there are advantages to obsessing over your health. Having an obsession with food is often synonymous with food addiction. But in regards to your health, there is a good chance some positives are involved if you are overly concerned about your well-being. Allow us to explain. First, let's go over the cons of obsessing with your health.