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Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:55:59 -0500

 



The Benefits of Fava or Broad Beans for Diabetics

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:57:44 -0500

Eating fava or broad beans will not directly help you control your blood glucose but eating them will help you ward of some of the devastating consequences of being diabetic, such as heart disease. Find out more about these highly nutritious beans.



Type 2 Diabetes - Steps To Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:59:01 -0500

Having high blood pressure can be especially concerning for those who are struggling with Type 2 diabetes. One of the first things your health care professional does when you visit is to check your blood pressure as the reading will tell a lot about your health at that moment. A healthy reading is considered to be 120 to 140 mmHg systolic (top number) and below 90 mmHg diastolic (lower number). When your reading is chronically high, it requires treatment as it can lead to serious health problems such as stroke or heart attack. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to help you manage your blood pressure.



Type 2 Diabetes - Is There a Connection Between Alzheimer's and Diabetes?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 13:59:01 -0500

Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with one of the dementias. Sadly Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia in the elderly. It is not a mental illness but it brings about symptoms related to mental health. Symptoms such as depression, anxiety, agitation, and hallucinations. We all hope and pray we can avoid developing this disease, but if you or loved one is having any of these symptoms, it may be helpful to have a medical evaluation.



Type 2 Diabetes - Does Stress Play a Part in the Development of Diabetes?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:59:01 -0500

Type 2 diabetes is epidemic throughout the world, following on the obesity epidemic. Stress produces specific hormones, which can raise blood sugar levels. Could this be at least part of the reason for the Type 2 diabetes epidemic?



Type 2 Diabetes - What Is Your Reason For Not Taking Care of Your Health?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:59:01 -0500

You likely have many responsibilities, and it is normal to want to do away with some of them - and sometimes this is possible. When it isn't, unfortunately, we are forced to accept we will have to contend with our duties when necessary to avoid what could be dire consequences. But it is not all bad: they are called responsibilities for a reason, and when they are looked after, help to provide us with a better life.



Type 2 Diabetes - Do High Levels of Magnesium in The Diet Help to Prevent Coronary Heart Disease?

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 17:59:01 -0500

According to the journal Nutrients taking in a sufficient amount of magnesium in the diet could be one way of reducing the risk of developing coronary heart disease. The coronary arteries lead from the aorta, the most significant artery in the body, to the heart muscle, carrying blood with oxygen and nutrients. In March of 2018, it was reported the scientists at ZGT Hospital and several other research facilities in the Netherlands and UK, found people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who took in high enough levels of magnesium had a lower risk of having blocked coronary arteries than those who did not take in high enough levels of magnesium.



Type 2 Diabetes - Treat Yourself As You Would Your Loved Ones

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:59:01 -0500

Imagine someone close to you has been afflicted with a severe disease. You would feel awful; perhaps you would feel worse than if the disease had affected your health. You may feel their pain; you may pray for their well-being. More importantly, you may be ready to do absolutely anything you can to help ease their pain. But let us say the disease can be handled, not cured but controlled.



Type 2 Diabetes - Being Overweight As a Child Raises The Risk of Diabetes at Puberty

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 17:59:01 -0500

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, April 2018, overweight children can prevent developing Type 2 diabetes by reducing their weight to a normal healthy weight before they reach puberty. Scientists at the University of Copenhagen and several other research facilities in Copenhagen compared 62,565 Danish men whose height and weight were measured at ages 7, 13, and between 17 and 26 years of age. Links were found between being overweight at the time of each measurement, and measurements at later times were more strongly linked.



Type 2 Diabetes - Reversing Diabetes Is A Process of Mastery

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 12:59:01 -0500

There is a common misconception surrounding Type 2 diabetes suggesting it cannot be treated or reversed. To be fair, it is usually those who do not know much about the disease who have this belief. With informed knowledge of Type 2 diabetes comes the understanding it can be treated, and it can be put into remission. Type 2 diabetes is a disease that develops over the course of many years. Even if you have not led the healthiest lifestyle of late and you find yourself diagnosed, it is unlikely to be a result of your recent years.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Are You Inflicting Psychological Pain On Yourself?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:59:01 -0500

A lot of the pain the average person experiences in life is not due to external factors. Much of the time, the pain felt is due to our thinking and how we react to a situation: but this is not to say how we respond is the cause of our worst pain. Few things can compare to those painful circumstances in life which are almost always outside of our control: the diagnosis of a disease like cancer or the death of a loved one, for instance. Unfortunately, these are outside our control and will occur anyway. Then we have little choice but to deal with them the best way we can.



Type 2 Diabetes - Study Links Hemoglobin Levels With Diabetic Retinopathy

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:59:01 -0500

In April of 2018, the journal Science Reports published an article on hemoglobin and the likelihood of people with Type 2 diabetes developing diabetic retinopathy. There are about 500,000 molecules of hemoglobin per red blood cell. Each hemoglobin molecule, due to its iron content, carries two oxygen molecules from the lungs through to the rest of the body. Oxygen is what makes red blood cells red. When the hemoglobin in red blood cells gives up its oxygen molecules to the rest of the body, the red blood cells become blue. This is why blood in the veins is blue, and blood in the arteries is red.



Type 2 Diabetes - Long-Term Commitment Guarantees Positive Results

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:59:01 -0500

Many people live successfully with Type 2 diabetes: they chose to take control over their life. Positive effort then guarantees the results they are looking for: lower blood sugar levels and weight loss. There is no way to guarantee results without effort. This understanding is essential because it means you recognize there are no shortcuts to achieving meaningful goals. If there is a meaningful health goal you would like to achieve, the best way to ensure you will make progress is through long-term commitment.



Type 2 Diabetes - Blood Fats Raise The Risk of Kidney Disease

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 17:59:01 -0500

Chronic kidney disease is a severe complication of Type 2 diabetes. Plasma triglycerides, or blood fats, tend to be high in many people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Could there be a connection? Scientists at Khon Kaen University in Thailand and several other research facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, have found a link between the two. Their work was reported on in February of 2018 in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.



Type 2 Diabetes - Does Drinking Coffee Daily Lower Your Risk of Diabetes?

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 17:59:01 -0500

According to scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, drinking coffee can lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Their work was published in March of 2018 in the journal Nutrition Review. The researchers put together the information found in thirty studies and analyzed the information as if it were one study. They found individuals who drank five cups of coffee each day had a lower-than-average risk of developing Type 2 diabetes when compared with the rest of the participants. The group who drank five cups of coffee daily were also less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those who drank no coffee whatsoever. The results were similar for regular coffee and decaffeinated coffee. From this information, the investigators concluded drinking coffee lowers the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.



Type 2 Diabetes - Are You Ready To Make Lifestyle Changes?

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:59:01 -0500

There are two significant challenges to implementing sustainable change in your lifestyle. The first is getting started. If you have listened to a friend describe their "plan" to exercise, eat healthily, or improve their health status, you have probably thought how easy it sounds. How often has it happened? While some follow through, unfortunately, many do not. That is because it is easier to have the vision than it is to execute the plan. Change is never simple, but it does make a difference especially for anyone who has Type 2 diabetes or heart disease. The second challenge is maintaining the effort required to see the change through.



Type 2 Diabetes - Does Eating Food Made With Black-Grain Wheat Improve Blood Sugar Control?

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:59:01 -0500

Scientists at Peking Union Medical College Hospital and several other research institutions in Beijing, China, found black-grain wheat improved blood sugar control and lowered inflammation in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Their work was reported on in the journal Therapeutic Clinical Risk Management in February of 2018.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Are Bananas Good For You?

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:59:01 -0500

One food many people with Type 2 diabetes find themselves avoiding is the banana as they are thought to be very high in sugar and calories and, as such, a fruit to avoid. This, however, is not necessarily the case. The fact of the matter is the banana can be a very healthy food to include in any diabetic's diet for several reasons. The critical thing to remember is to pair it with a protein source or a fat source. Adding protein will slow down the release of sugar into the bloodstream, ensuring you are not going to get the sugar spike you otherwise would.



Type 2 Diabetes - Who Gets Diabetes?

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:59:01 -0500

You may know what Type 2 diabetes is and are aware of some of its complications. What you may not know, or have a limited understanding of, is who develops this form of diabetes or who is more likely to become afflicted.



Type 2 Diabetes - Research On How Particular Foods Could Prevent Gestational Diabetes

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 17:59:01 -0500

Two recent studies illustrate the importance of a healthy diet in preventing Gestational diabetes which is often referred to as pregnancy-related diabetes. In March of 2018, the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice reported eating legumes or beans before becoming pregnant, was linked with a lowered risk of developing the condition.



Type 2 Diabetes - A New Way to Diagnose Diabetic Retinopathy

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 17:59:01 -0500

In diabetic retinopathy, the back of the eye where the image of what we view is formed become damaged due to very high levels of blood sugar, new and weak blood vessels can develop. Subsequently, because they are fragile bleeding into the eye can occur. Unfortunately, this can result in the loss of vision. Finding the condition early is vital for treating it as soon as possible. Scientists in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and the National University of Singapore have discovered a molecule, osteopontin, which indicates the presence and the severity of retinopathy.



Flaxseeds V Chia Seeds - Which Are More Nutritious?

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:43:01 -0500

Flax seeds or linseeds have been eaten for thousands of years. But how nutritious are they? What is the best way to eat them? And how do they compare with flax seeds?



Skin Grafts Fight Diabetes and Obesity

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 07:09:09 -0500

We are well aware of the link between diabetes and obesity. While the exact etiology of diabetes is still unclear, there are some factors, which double the risks of glucose intolerances in us, and obesity or weight gain are amongst those factors.



Type 2 Diabetes - Typical Oral Symptoms of People With Diabetes

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:59:01 -0500

Insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes, makes people vulnerable to cavities and loss of teeth. According to a study published in February of 2018 in the Journal of Periodontology people at risk of losing their teeth can be identified early when insulin resistance is first diagnosed.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - What You Need to Know About Healthy Fats And Weight Gain

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 12:59:01 -0500

Gone are the times where we believed all fat must be avoided. Back in the day, when low-fat diets were in vogue, everyone everywhere was avoiding fat at all costs. Now, however, things have changed. We realize healthy fats are both critical for optimal health and are not necessarily going to lead to weight gain. But they may.



Tips on Lowering Your Risk for Diabetes Type 2

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 08:45:36 -0500

Type 2 diabetes results when there is either not enough insulin or the body's cells are resistant to its actions. This leads to accumulation of glucose within the bloodstream leading to symptoms such as fatigue, frequent thirst and urination.



Type 2 Diabetes - Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugar Control Will Help Save Nerves in the Eyes

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 17:59:01 -0500

Microscopic blood vessels are damaged due to high levels of sugar flowing through them, and this often leads to a variety of health consequences. Scientists at Ishibashi Clinic in Japan and the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom have demonstrated how keeping blood sugar readings in a healthy range helps the microscopic blood vessels and the organs they feed.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Four Healthy Sources Of Fiber

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 12:59:01 -0500

If you have been given a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, or you are someone who is taking steps not to become a diabetic, it is crucial you include a healthy amount of dietary fiber in your eating plan. Fiber will not raise your blood sugar and will help control blood sugar spikes. Dietary fiber is classified as being soluble or insoluble: it depends on whether the fiber dissolves in water. We need to take in both of these kinds which are found in many foods.



Type 2 Diabetes - An Anti-Diabetic Medication That Does More Than Lower Blood Sugar

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:59:01 -0500

According to the Journal of Diabetes Research, February 2018, use of the anti-diabetic drug exenatide (Byetta, Bydureon) does more than lower blood sugar levels. It can also be used to decrease abdominal fat. Researchers at Soochow University in Jiangsu, China treated twenty newly-diagnosed Type 2 diabetics with exenatide.



Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss - Four Drawbacks Of Low-Carb Diets

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:59:01 -0500

Before you rush out to go on a low-carb diet plan, there are a few things you need to think about. While it is true this type of diet will help better control your blood sugar levels and therefore can be suitable for those with Type 2 diabetes and unstable blood sugar levels, what is not true is they are the best diet out there. Even for someone with Type 2 diabetes, a moderate carb count eating plan may be a wiser choice.



Type 2 Diabetes - Lifestyle Choices Play a Major Role in Diabetes

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:59:01 -0500

Type 2 diabetes, along with other modern lifestyle diseases such as coronary artery disease, stroke, and different cancers, is at epidemic levels. The reasons behind the increase are changing lifestyles, unhealthy diets, obesity, and sedentary lifestyles. Type 2 diabetes is a disease afflicting millions around the world with numerous symptoms and effects, along with lethal complications. Although some aspects of the disease are hard to predict, others are certain.



Type 2 Diabetes - Breastfeeding Linked With Better Blood Sugar Control After Pregnancy

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:59:01 -0500

Researchers at the University of North Carolina in the United States linked breastfeeding with blood sugar control in eighty-two women recovering from Gestational or pregnancy-related diabetes. Their work was reported on in February of 2018 in the American Journal of Perinatology. It was found women who stopped breastfeeding early had the following higher elevated blood sugar readings, high HbA1c levels, and higher weight-for-height measurements.



Type 2 Diabetes - The Cornerstone of Good Diabetes Care Is Empowerment

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 12:59:01 -0500

Type 2 diabetes has a long list of complications which often elicit a strong response in people who have been diagnosed. Being so concerned is not necessarily a sorry state to be in because it means the disease is being acknowledged for its potential. Many people live successfully with Type 2 diabetes. Long is the list of risk factors that predispose a person to Type 2 diabetes. Provided these factors are understood, the risk of developing diabetes can be minimized.



Type 2 Diabetes - Low Thyroid Function in Diabetes

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:59:01 -0500

Some studies show people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are also at risk for hypothyroidism, where the thyroid gland does not make enough hormone. Low thyroid levels, in addition to other signs and symptoms, can cause weight gain, so it is doubly important for people who are classed as being prediabetic or who have Type 2 diabetes, also have normal thyroid hormone levels.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Four Great Ways To Serve a Chicken Breast

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:59:01 -0500

Proteins are specialized molecules that help your cells to function. They are often called the basic building blocks of our body. Getting enough protein into your eating plan each day is essential for Type 2 diabetics to stabilize their blood sugar levels, sustain as high of a metabolic rate as possible, help with the production of red blood cells that helps increase the oxygen levels in their blood, and repair broken down muscle mass tissue. Sadly, many people with Type 2 diabetes fall short of eating enough protein.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - The Turning Point in Your Health

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:59:01 -0500

It is almost guaranteed you are missing something in your life. Before you let your mind wander off into all directions, please focus on your health. Is there something you find immediately alarming concerning your well-being? Most people feel there is, even if they are not able to pinpoint it right away. How often do you pause to think deeply about your health anyway? Most people will go years without spending ten minutes contemplating the direction their health is heading. It is unfortunate it is usually not until a debilitating disease surfaces most people have a moment of clarity where they realize their health is more important than previously believed.



Type 2 Diabetes - Having Depression Raises the Risk of Developing Diabetes

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:59:01 -0500

Type 2 diabetes and depression have long been linked, but which one came first? Scientists at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology and various other research facilities in China found being depressed raised the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in 8784 individuals. Their work was reported on in the medical journal Affective Disorders in February of 2018.



Type 2 Diabetes - What Can You Do to Put the Risk of a Heart Attack Behind You?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:59:01 -0500

It is well-documented people with Type 2 diabetes have heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease at more than twice the rate of those who do not have diabetes. Unless you take steps to minimize the effect of these health issues, they could, in fact, cost your life. A heart attack is one such problem. The rate of having a heart attack is on the rise, and unless we do something to stop them soon, they will become commonplace. What can you do to put the risk of a heart attack behind you?



Can Turmeric Milk Help Prevent or Manage Diabetes?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:12:27 -0500

Did you know that studies indicate turmeric milk may lower Cholesterol and Blood Sugar levels? Turmeric, has been used for centuries in Chinese and Indian (Ayurvedic) medicine. Other benefits include, pain relief, protection for your kidneys and eyes, aids in digestion, and for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has also been know to improve your sex life!



Dietary Control of Diabetes: The Best Diabetic Meal Plan

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:03:45 -0500

Diabetics are often overwhelmed by the deluge of information online concerning the foods diabetics should eat and to avoid eating. Diabetic symptoms or symptoms of high blood sugar are increased urination, excessive thirst, increased appetite, weight loss, recurrent fungal skin infection etc. A fasting blood sugar can be used to diagnose diabetes.



Exercises and Workouts - Why Training Rear Delts Is A Must

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:59:01 -0500

One muscle group many people often forget about in their training routine is their rear delts or posterior deltoid. These muscles are the ones you cannot see in the mirror and are often underdeveloped. This muscle group is vital however for not only creating an optimal look but for the proper total body functioning as well. Let us look at a few reasons why training your posterior deltoids is essential and then go over some of the best exercises to perform to hit that muscle group.



Type 2 Diabetes - A Protein and Fiber-Rich Bar Eaten Before Meals Could Lower Post Meal Sugar Levels

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 17:59:01 -0600

Eating protein before eating carbohydrates and sugars help to keep blood sugar and insulin levels from rising, but it takes a great deal of protein to affect these levels. Scientists at Seoul National University Hospital and Cheju Halla General Hospital in South Korea found a protein and fiber-rich bar eaten before meals could lower after-meal sugar and insulin rises. Their work was reported on in March of 2018 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.



Type 2 Diabetes - Simple Swaps to Help Lower Your Blood Sugar

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 12:59:01 -0600

Are you looking to lower the carbohydrate count in your eating plan? If so, it does not have to be as hard as people tell you it is. You may have heard to lower your carb intake you need to make drastic changes to your food choices: this is not necessarily the case. In fact, often you can reduce high carbohydrate foods without too much effort by making a few swaps here and there.



Type 2 Diabetes - What Raises the Risk of Diabetics Developing Neuropathy?

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:59:01 -0600

In February of 2018 the journal of the American Diabetes Society, Diabetes Care, reported on a study showing obesity, low HDL levels, and a molecule called methylglyoxal raise the risk of developing diabetic neuropathy in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark and several other research facilities in Denmark, Germany, and the United States, watched the progress of many Type 2 diabetics for 13 years. A total of 10 percent of these participants developed neuropathy.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Challenge Yourself to Make Progress

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:59:01 -0600

Without reward, there is little motivation. How could you aspire to achieve something without there being a reward at the end? There is no reason to pursue a goal if it does not bring you some reward or justification for your action. Unless you are doing something out of duty to avoid setbacks, or prevent repercussions, there is no other reason why you should act. If there is something you would like to achieve - like weight loss or improving your health - you need some drive or initiative to compel you to put forth the effort. If Type 2 diabetes is a condition you need to gain control of, it is not enough to just be told you should. You need to know and feel there is something in it for you.



Type 2 Diabetes - People With Diabetes Are At High Risk Of Bone Fracture

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 22:00:36 -0600

People who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are known to have a high risk of bone fracture because their bones often have a condition known as osteoporosis or weak bones. Investigators at the Maccabi Health Services in Tel Aviv and various other research facilities in Israel and the United States found people with Type 2 diabetes run a higher risk of fractures than other individuals who had been diagnosed with osteoporosis. This could be due to blood vessel damage from high levels of blood sugar.



Type 2 Diabetes - Is Smoking Linked to Kidney Disease in Diabetes?

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 17:59:01 -0600

In February of 2018, the journal International Urology and Nephrology reported on a review of the medical literature on cigarette smoking and kidney disease in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at Zhengzhou University in China put together nineteen studies and analyzed them as if they were one large study. They found albuminuria, or albumin, a protein in the urine, was linked with cigarette smoking. Albuminuria is one sign of kidney disease.



Type 2 Diabetes - Could A Molecule Found in A Baby's Pancreas Be Linked With Diabetes In Children?

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 17:59:01 -0600

Children of diabetic pregnancies have a higher-than-average risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than children from a healthy pregnancy. Is this because the babies tend to be overweight or is there something else going on? Scientists at the Research Institute of Human Morphology and the Ministry of Health in Moscow, Russia, might have found the explanation: it has to do with a molecule known as vimentin. Vimentin has been seen in pancreatic cells from adults with diabetes. Could it be the link between Gestational or pregnancy-related diabetes, and childhood Type 2 diabetes?



Type 2 Diabetes - Pharmacists Vs Physicians in Diagnosing and Controlling Diabetes

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:59:01 -0600

We usually think of visiting our physician when we need a diagnosis and treatment but pharmacists, healthcare professionals practicing in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication, are another resource. In February of 2018, the online journal PLOS ONE reported on a study in which Norwegian community pharmacies were helpful in diagnosing previously unknown cases of Type 2 diabetes.



Type 2 Diabetes - Is There Such A Thing As Vegan and Diabetic Friendly?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:59:01 -0600

If you want to manage your blood sugar better, you may have come to believe you have no choice but to eat meat. Even if you prefer not to, whether due to health reasons or because you think it is ethically wrong, you may feel like you have no choice. You do have a choice. It is possible to avoid meat and still maintain good control of your blood sugar levels.



Exercise for the Brain

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:41:37 -0600

As most diabetics know, a modicum of exercise can help you reverse your diabetes. But various exercises can also deliver a series of benefits for your brain. What are these benefits and which ways of exercising are most appropriate for brain health?



Type 2 Diabetes - Useful Supplements To Help Diabetics Control Blood Sugar and Improve Liver Health

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:59:01 -0600

A study from the University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran, confirms earlier reports that supplementation with curcumin, a dried powder from turmeric root, and piperine is helpful in controlling blood sugar levels in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In February of 2018, the journal Drug Research (Stuttgart) reported improvements in blood sugar and liver health after the participants were treated with both supplements.



Type 2 Diabetes - Why You Should Be Relaxed When You Eat

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:59:01 -0600

Stress and negative emotions are critical factors in increasing the likelihood a person will develop obesity or Type 2 diabetes. In fact, a study evaluating the efficiency of a 3-week relaxation program enhanced by virtual reality and portable mp3 players was able to reduce the emotional eating in sixty female participants who reported using food to comfort them (Manzoni et al., 2009). The program included twelve individualized relaxation training sessions or imagination conditioning. At the end of the study, weight, behavior, and psychological data were collected, and relaxation training was concluded to be effective in reducing emotional eating episodes, depression and anxiety, and perceived self-efficacy.



Type 2 Diabetes - Physical Activity is Safe for Mothers With Gestational Diabetes

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:59:01 -0600

In February of 2018, the Scandinavian Journal of Medical Science and Sports reported on a study on exercise in women diagnosed with Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-related diabetes. Scientists at the University of Zagreb and several other research facilities in Croatia and Slovenia found exercise itself is not harmful when guidelines are followed, and can, in fact, be helpful to the pregnant woman.



Type 2 Diabetes - Can Cinnamon Help Lower Your Blood Sugar?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:59:01 -0600

There is no known single diet to help prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, a lot is known about different foods and nutrients that raise or lower blood sugar levels and raise or lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. And there is evidence a standard food spice you have in your kitchen food cupboard could help regulate your blood sugar? According to the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland, MD, cinnamon stimulates the production of enzymes that increase the effectiveness of insulin. Researchers say the cinnamon acts as an insulin substitute for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and helps the body to be less insulin-resistant.



Type 2 Diabetes - Diabetic Neuropathy Found To Be Linked With Hearing Loss

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:59:01 -0600

Neuropathy, or nerve damage, is a common complication of Type 2 diabetes, affecting 10 to 65 percent of people diagnosed with this disease. About 25 percent of Type 2 diabetics have painful neuropathy even in those diabetics with overall proper blood sugar management but with intermittent elevations of their blood sugar. Many complain of numbness, shooting pains, and a pins-and-needles sensation especially in the feet, and therefore the condition raises the risk of falls. Scientists at Huazhong University of Science and Technology and several other research facilities in China found a link between diabetic neuropathy and hearing loss.



Type 2 Diabetes - You Have Great Opportunities to Prevent Disease

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:59:01 -0600

What many people do not realize is the incredible opportunity they have before them. Whether we like it or not, life can be difficult. One of life's most challenging components is health and well-being. Your health is almost always guaranteed to degrade at some point, and more likely than not, you will have to face some severe health issue eventually if you have not already. These are the usual circumstances for the majority of people. On a long enough timeline, we will pass on: this is just the way it is. But this is why you ought to make the most out of your time here because any other option is just not good enough.



Type 2 Diabetes - Managing Your Blood Sugar Starts and Ends With You

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:59:02 -0600

It is easy to look for something or someone to blame for unacceptable outcomes in our life. At times taking full responsibility often proves to be a challenging exercise as blaming yourself can cause one to feel demoralized. And not taking responsibility when you know you probably should, can be a relief from the burden of responsibility. As a result, it is much more common to take the route where you are not the one to blame; even if you have a gut feeling suggesting you have not been honest with yourself.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Three Great Ways To Start Your Day

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:59:01 -0600

Looking to get your day off to a great start? Remember building better health begins with little day-to-day actions. By planning your morning routine better, you can get off to a fresh start and feel good about where your life is heading. Here are three great ways to start your day. Ask yourself, are you doing these? If not, now is the time to start.



Type 2 Diabetes - Eye Problems in Infants of Mothers Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:59:01 -0600

In February of 2018, the Journal of Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Medicine reported on a study from Soroka University Medical Center and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel. Scientists there found a link between mothers who had been treated for Gestational or pregnancy-related diabetes and eye disease present in their children.



Type 2 Diabetes - Improve Your Health Outlook To Live Longer

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:59:02 -0600

Everyone can benefit from being physically active and as you are aware people who are at risk for Type 2 diabetes have even more to gain from being active. No doubt you want to be healthy and know how to take care of your body. Most people, regardless of their stage in life, want to be healthier. The issue is we often do not prioritize this goal: we tend to lose sight of it. Other things take priority if we don't end up outright forgetting about it. The idea we do not appreciate what we have until it's gone could not be more accurate where our health is concerned.



Type 2 Diabetes - A Smartphone App to Help Women Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:59:01 -0600

Again and again, education proves to be a boon to people who have been diagnosed with diabetes including Type 2 and Gestational diabetes. In December of 2017, the journal Acta Diabetology reported on a study showing women with a higher education level fared better than less well-educated women when dealing with Gestational diabetes.



How To Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes On Your Own

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:43:15 -0600

Most people with type 2 diabetes think they're stuck with the disease for life. That's not true. Many top doctors know the processes to reverse type 2 diabetes but are looked down upon by their colleagues for revealing the secrets. Why? Because once you know this information you won't need to depend on them for diabetes treatments and medications.



Type 2 Diabetes - Do The Food Police Annoy You?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:59:01 -0600

If you have had Type 2 diabetes for any length of time, you will be familiar with the term "food police." It refers to anybody who tells you what you should and should not be eating. You can't say the person does not have good intentions: but often they don't fully understand what they are telling you and why their information is sometimes inaccurate. You may be sitting in a caf? with a friend or family member, and you ordered a piece of cake to eat with your coffee. When the cake arrives, it is covered with cream and chocolate. Your friend knows you have Type 2 diabetes and want to lose weight, and say you should not be eating cake.



Type 2 Diabetes - How Challenging Is Managing Diabetes?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:59:01 -0600

When it comes to facing challenging health goals, the top of most people's lists will look very similar. Weight loss is practically a certainty. Staying healthy despite aging is also up there, and so is managing cardiovascular health, with all of its components: blood vessel health, heart function, etc. Type 2 diabetes may not be the first item on the list, but it should be near the top. When it isn't, it is being underestimated because managing your food choices, blood sugar levels and your body weight is indeed a challenging task. It is not because of a high degree of difficulty as much as the discipline and commitment it requires, which is what proves to be a source of struggle for many people.



Type 2 Diabetes - Lifestyle Intervention To Prevent Diabetes After Pregnancy

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:59:01 -0600

In February of 2018, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reported on a trial of a lifestyle intervention that helped women who had a history of Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-related diabetes, prevent developing Type 2 diabetes down the track. Scientists at Helsinki University and various other research facilities in Finland found a group of women receiving a diet and physical activity intervention dramatically reduced their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.



Type 2 Diabetes - The Unconventional Diabetic

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:59:01 -0600

If you have diabetes, you share something in common with many people. It may not seem this way, as it is not a condition that is in your face. But do not doubt it for a second. There are likely many people around you who also have diabetes, particularly Type 2. This is especially true if you live in western society.



Type 2 Diabetes - Predicting High Blood Pressure and Preeclampsia in Women With Gestational Diabetes

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:59:01 -0600

Women with Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-related diabetes, are at risk for developing high blood pressure and preeclampsia, a condition that can lead to eclampsia or convulsions, and death. In February of 2018, the online journal PLOS ONE reported on a study showing a molecule called FAB protein 4 (FABP4) could be used to predict the likelihood of high blood pressure and preeclampsia developing before there were any signs and symptoms.



Type 2 Diabetes - Ten Ways To Have a Fun, Physically Active Lifestyle And Lower Blood Sugar

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:59:01 -0600

A physically active lifestyle does not mean you are spending your spare time in exercise classes or jogging to work, you can burn calories doing different activities, most of which take place outside of the gym. And, by breaking free of the gym once in a while, you renew your enthusiasm to hit the gym again for your strength training sessions - which are a must if you hope to manage your Type 2 diabetes.



Type 2 Diabetes - Putting an End to Diabetes One Step At A Time

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:59:01 -0600

So you have Type 2 diabetes. You may feel treating this disease is an impossible task, and not because you have heard this from someone else. You may have been handling your diet plan yourself. Perhaps you believed you were eating healthy foods and were unsuccessful at maintaining stable blood sugar levels and weight loss. Not achieving the results you desire is common. Having Type 2 diabetes is not a joke - treating it successfully takes serious work. Most of all, it takes time and patience. It is unreasonable to expect a condition that took years to develop to be reversed in a few short weeks.



Type 2 Diabetes - Is Different Brain Development The Result of Adolescent-Onset Diabetes?

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 17:59:01 -0600

A pilot study of youth who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes compared with youth of the same age without the condition, showed different sizes of the brain in various regions. The study was reported on in January of 2018 by the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism.



Type 2 Diabetes - Adjusting To Living Well With Diabetes

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 12:59:01 -0600

Did you just find out you have Type 2 diabetes? Sadly, this is often a devastating revelation for many people. If you have received your diagnosis recently, it likely has not been different for you: you may feel overcome with negative emotion. In many cases, it is a temporary response, at least the intense feelings are. Usually, anxiety leaves once you decide to fight against the disease actively. But you will not have to worry about being anxious because your choice is going to be to take control of your life. Right? A great many people live quite successfully with Type 2 diabetes.



Type 2 Diabetes - Pesticides Have Been Found to Raise The Risk of Diabetes

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 17:59:01 -0600

Scientists at Naresuan University in Thailand have found a link between poisons used in farming and Type 2 diabetes. Their work was reported on in the journal Environmental Health and Prevention Medicine in January of 2018. The researchers compared lifetime pesticide exposure in 866 people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes with 1021 nondiabetic individuals. The diabetes cases were linked with exposure to all types of pesticides.



Type 2 Diabetes - Kid Friendly Snacks For Children With or Without Diabetes

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 12:59:02 -0600

There is a lot of talk about adults who are dealing with Type 2 diabetes and how it is best for them to manage their blood sugar levels and their body weight. But what about children who have Type 2 diabetes? If your children are dealing with excess body weight, unstable blood sugar levels and have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, or they are showing signs of prediabetes, it is important you as their parent are mindful of their nutrition. While it can be a challenge to get your children to eat anything healthy, you need to persist. By giving them options that will not cause huge blood sugar fluctuations, you can prevent unwanted symptoms from occurring.



Type 2 Diabetes - Does Blood Sugar Control Affect Sleep Quality?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:59:01 -0600

Scientists at Yokohama City University Medical Center and several other research centers in Japan noted people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes often have either long or short intervals of sleep, but little was known about the quality of sleep they experienced. In January of 2018, the online journal PLOS ONE reported on the Yokohama study, showing sleep quality was poor in people with Type 2 diabetes who had poor blood sugar control.



Type 2 Diabetes - Is The Zone Diet A Good Choice For Diabetics?

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:59:01 -0600

One popular diet you may have heard about is the Zone diet. And you may have read many people have found good results; but is it ideal for those who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? Let us take a closer look.



Type 2 Diabetes - Is Hearing Loss More Common in People With Diabetes?

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 15:59:01 -0600

In January of 2018, the journal Acta Otolaryngology reported on a study of hearing in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the Capital Medical University in Beijing, China found having prediabetes or full-blown Type 2 diabetes can raise the risk of hearing problems. They studied 51 people who had diabetes, 55 with prediabetes, and 43 healthy participants. The researchers performed hearing tests on all the participants and used a medical history questionnaire to learn which of the participants suffered ringing in their ears.



Can Chia Seeds Reverse Diabetes?

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 12:05:02 -0600

The health and nutrition industry has been all agog for some years now about chia seeds, one of the so-called super-foods. But can they really reverse type 2 diabetes? Are they as healthy as they are hyped up to be? Do they have any negative side-effects? How should you eat them?



Type 2 Diabetes - Searching For The Cause of Gestational Diabetes

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 17:59:01 -0600

Scientists at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Ontario Canada have reported on what could be the causes and potential prevention of Gestational diabetes or diabetes of pregnancy. In January of 2018, their work was published in the journal Placenta. The placenta feeds the fetus and partly takes over control of the mother's blood sugar level. The mother develops slight insulin resistance, and this then causes her blood sugar level to rise to enable the fetus to get sufficient levels of sugar. In Gestational diabetes too much insulin resistance develops, raising blood sugar levels to a high and unhealthy level.



Type 2 Diabetes - Fight Diabetes With Physical Activity

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 12:59:01 -0600

If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and you understand your disease, then it almost certainly brings you dread. Perhaps not a debilitating amount, but enough to leave you feeling uneasy. The potential to find yourself in a precarious or dangerous situation may be enough to fill you with fear. But fear can be a great motivator for action. When it comes to Type 2 diabetes, you may need all the motivation you can get. It is not that managing Type 2 diabetes, and high blood sugar readings are inherently challenging; it is more a matter of persistence than pure difficulty. It takes endurance especially of the mind, to win the fight against unstable blood sugar readings and the effects of Type 2 diabetes.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Creating A Weekly Routine

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:59:01 -0600

Do you have a routine to take care of your health? This should be an easy question to answer, as either you do or you don't. Are you trying to implement a routine? Many think it is easier said than done but realistically, it's not that hard, especially when you choose to think rationally about it. In other words, missing one day of working out when you should have gone to the gym does not mean you have failed. And a routine is not something you do temporarily, as is often the case with weight loss. A 3-month plan can be useful, but it is not ideal. What is perfect are long-term changes - particularly those without a timeline. The best way to make these changes is by creating and adopting a weekly routine.



Type 2 Diabetes - Lowering Your Oxidative Stress Levels

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:59:01 -0600

Oxidative stress, or the production of an overload of ions called free radicals, is thought to be closely linked to the development of Type 2 diabetes and at least some of its complications. Scientists at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran found resveratrol supplements lowered oxidative stress in a small number of people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Their work was reported on in January of 2018 in the medical journal Acta Diabetology.



A 3 Step Method to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:08:55 -0600

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in August of 04. What I have learned over the past 13 years is that diabetes type 2 can be reversed. I have seen it happen. If you can get your A1c numbers down below 6.0 to say 5.5, then you no longer have diabetes and as long as, you maintain these blood sugar levels, you will be diabetes free.



Type 2 Diabetes - Are Younger Populations at Risk?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:59:01 -0600

There is a common misconception surrounding Type 2 diabetes. It has to do with the idea it only afflicts older populations. While the average person does not fully understand diabetes, they do know there are two different types, and one is the kind that strikes early in life. Since Type 2 diabetes is commonly associated with middle-aged adults or those in the later stages of life, it creates a grey area between the two types. If someone develops diabetes before the age of forty, especially if they are in their twenties, it can feel confusing. Unfortunately, we are now seeing adult-onset diabetes striking younger and younger populations.



Eating Healthy With Diabetes

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:15:18 -0600

Healthy eating could be the most vital tool which you have in managing one's diabetes. It can make one's blood glucose control less difficult because what you eat has an immediate effect on your blood sugar levels. Here is the reason: During the day, most of the food is turned into glucose, a kind of glucose, which enters the bloodstream. If you choose foods that cause your blood glucose to rise excessively, and it continues to be higher over time, medical problems may build up.



Type 2 Diabetes - Further Reasons to Prevent Developing Gestational Diabetes

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:59:01 -0600

We have known for some years mothers who have been diagnosed with Gestational diabetes, or pregnancy-related diabetes, run a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes within 5 to 10 years after delivery. Now, according to scientists at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and several research institutions in the United Kingdom, have found links between Gestational diabetes and both high blood pressure and ischemic heart disease. Their work was reported on in January 2018 by the online journal PLOS Medicine.



Type 2 Diabetes - How Quickly Should You Be Making Progress With Your Fitness?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:59:01 -0600

One of the most commonly asked questions regarding fitness is in progress. How quickly should one expect to make progress? How long will it take until I have the body shape I'm looking for? These are questions often asked by people before they even begin to work out. During the holiday season at the beginning of the year, resolutions come to mind for many people. Some of those who are sedentary may make the necessary decision to become active, which is excellent. If they are entirely new to the gym, they might speak with a personal trainer to get their questions answered and be given introductory guidance.



Type 2 Diabetes - Gestational Diabetes Raises The Risk of Heart and Blood Vessel Disease

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:59:01 -0600

Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre and several research institutions in Canada linked Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-related diabetes with a high risk for heart and blood vessel disease for up to 25 years. Their study was reported on in January 2018 in Acta Diabetology. The investigators compared 67,356 women diagnosed with Gestational diabetes and 1,003,311 without the condition, for approximately 25 years after the women gave birth.



Diabetes, the Modern Day Plague

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:15:01 -0600

Is diabetes the modern day plague? Research on the number of the population having this illness would suggest so.



Alcohol and Diabetes Symptoms

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:23:54 -0600

Here we will learn the effects of heavy drinking on diabetes. The effects can be quite alarming.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Building Consistency in a Healthy Diet and Exercise

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:59:01 -0600

There are likely two areas in your life you would like to improve: nutrition and fitness. The diet and fitness industry are not tremendous in scope without reason. It is a result of incredible demand for high-quality advice and guidance in these areas. Whether some of us realize it or not, it is important to eat healthily and take care of our body. Fortunately, many people learn this at some point. Maturity and aging bring many revelations. The most prominent may be we often take our time for granted but also our health and well-being.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Are You Eating Whole-Wheat Pasta?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:02:11 -0600

Some foods are considered staples in a healthy eating plan, and for a good reason. It would benefit any individual to implement them into their diet, and this is especially the case if there is a condition that must be managed, like Type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol. In some cases, you could consider it essential to introduce a few of these healthy foods. It would be a shame to fall victim to a preventable disease, just because of poor food choices. Let us focus on the healthy staples. Arguably, one of the best additions any adult could make in their diet is whole-wheat pasta. Why? Whole-grains are great for you, and carbohydrates are essential.



Common Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:20:13 -0600

Type 2 Diabetes is a profoundly established disease that impacts the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. What Causes Diabetes? Your pancreas makes a hormone called insulin.



Why Your Metabolic Age Matters

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:05:18 -0600

Metabolic age is a word that is bandied about a lot by fitness gurus. But what is metabolic age and what does it signify? If it is too high, how can you improve it? And is it relevant when you are trying to beat your diabetes?



Diabetes: Complications and Management

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 09:20:02 -0600

Chronic diseases are reflected to be the foremost public health concern currently (or within modern societies). According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), diabetes is now one of the largest global health emergencies of the 21st century. Without effective management, the increase in diabetes could lead to a further increase in complications such as cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, blindness and lower-limb amputations.



Type 2 Diabetes - Psoriasis Is a Risk Factor for the Metabolic Syndrome

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 17:59:01 -0600

According to dermatologists - skin specialists, and endocrinologists - gland specialists at the University of Verona in Verona, Italy, the skin condition psoriasis raises the risk of developing the metabolic syndrome. Their report was published in the January and February 2018 copy of the Journal of Clinical Dermatology. Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin disorder in which skin cells divide too fast and slough off in white or transparent scales. The metabolic syndrome is similar to Type 2 diabetes.



Type 2 Diabetes - Do You Feel Having Diabetes Is Your Fault?

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 12:59:01 -0600

Guilt is not only uncomfortable but also crippling. If you have strong feelings of guilt, it is going to hurt you one way or another: over the long-term, it can degrade your mental health as it lingers. In some ways, mental health can be considered more precious than even your physical well-being. If you have guilt stemming from a health problem, you need to let it go. Let us talk about how to do this with any guilt you may have surrounding your Type 2 diabetes



Type 2 Diabetes - Searching for the Root Cause of Gestational Diabetes

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 17:59:01 -0600

Gestational or pregnancy-related diabetes is much like Type 2 diabetes in that the pregnant woman develops a resistance to insulin. Scientists at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, linked two molecules to the condition: adiponectin which is involved in insulin sensitivity, and resistin which is also involved in insulin resistance. Resistance to insulin in the body is the cause of both Gestational and Type 2 diabetes.



Type 2 Diabetes - The Best Exercises For Boosting Insulin Sensitivity

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 12:59:01 -0600

To help combat Type 2 diabetes, one of the top things you want to be doing is looking to improve your insulin sensitivity. Insulin sensitivity refers to how well your body responds to the carbohydrates you consume. If your body has a healthy sensitivity to insulin, you will move carbohydrates into your muscle cells, helping to build new lean muscle mass and prepare your body for future exercise. Those who have reduced insulin sensitivity, on the other hand, tend to convert the carbs they eat to body fat stores very quickly; this means they usually end up gaining weight because of it.



Type 2 Diabetes - Are You Hungry, or Eating Out of Habit?

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:59:01 -0600

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 56% of Americans between the ages of 20 and 74 are overweight, and 30% of that figure are obese. Unfortunately, it has become the norm to be an overweight adult. This is mainly due to a physically inactive lifestyle and overeating. When people with Type 2 diabetes are looked at as a group, more than 80% are overweight. With just a little weight loss blood sugar levels may drop significantly. Weight loss is not an easy thing considering our sedentary lifestyles but physical inactivity is easily fixed.



Self-Esteem: A Booster Dose for Diabetes Self-Care

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:04:11 -0600

Self-esteem is a complete realization and expression of your self-worth. It's how you view yourself and it reflects your own attitude towards others. It can be your "self-image" beliefs, emotional state, and "self-worth" or "self-concept" that mirrors positivism or negativism. The world echos your self-respect and it is vitally important in enhancing your self-care with Diabetes.