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Published: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:09:36 -0600

 



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.



14 Weight Loss Tips for Type 2 Diabetes

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:03:09 -0600

Weight loss is considered to be a hard time unless if you are getting use to the gym life then only a minimal push through is needed for compliance in the program. But if you're not, or never been to a workout plans in your whole life then you better get some compelling reasons to do so here. Going to the gym for the right ground is not forceful but it's a graceful move of saying "Yes, I still want to live healthy", or "Yes, I want to feel great about myself", in spite of diabetes.



Diabetic Nutrition - Meal Planning In Action

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:01:51 -0600

Diabetic nutrition, diet, and weight control are the foundation of diabetes management. The most objective in dietary and nutritional management of diabetes is control of total caloric intake to maintain a reasonable body weight and stabilize the blood glucose level. Success of this alone is often with reversal of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes.



8 Natural Remedies for Diabetic Neuropathy

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:00:22 -0600

"Is there a cure for diabetic neuropathy?" Well, until now there is none but the good news is, there are ways to manage it, even delay or lessen its effects and halt its progression. Not all diabetic people have develop neuropathy to some extent, however, majority of diabetic cases were able to live through it. Natural remedies for Diabetic Neuropathy will help you keep the symptoms under control.



Type 2 Diabetes - What Does the Mother Having Gestational Diabetes Mean to the Child Years Later?

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:59:01 -0600

According to a study performed at the Laval University in Quebec, Canada, children of Gestational diabetic pregnancies have more belly fat than children from a regular pregnancy. The study was reported on in December of 2017 in the journal Clinical Obesity.



Type 2 Diabetes - Ten Great Weight Loss Foods For Diabetics

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:59:01 -0600

If you are dealing with Type 2 diabetes, maintaining a healthy weight should be one of your top priorities. This is a must if you are going to come out ahead in controlling your blood sugar levels and sustaining a healthy body for the years to come. Uncertain of which foods will help you reach your weight loss goals? Let us look at some of the best weight loss foods that are also diabetic-friendly.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - We Are Not Getting Any Younger

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:59:01 -0600

This is not going to be a newsflash, but you probably do not think about it enough. You are not getting any younger. Indeed, with each passing day, we are all getting older which means we all have less time to waste. In the grand scheme of things, you could begin to think about what you need to do in this life. What you still want to accomplish, places you want to see, and the people you would like to spend more time with.Think about these things if you like, but don't forget about your health.



How to Monitor Your Weight (and Why You Should Do So)

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:58:30 -0600

You need some fat if you body is to function properly. But too much fat will harm your health. Most diabetics are overweight when they are diagnosed. So you need to monitor your fatness and take corrective action. Here are eight ways you can check your adiposity.



Is Exercising Necessary for Management of Diabetes?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:47:44 -0600

Exercises are essential to your wellbeing. But, which exercises are suitable for persons with diabetes?



Type 2 Diabetes - Air Pollution May Not Just Be Bad For Your Lungs

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

Although the evidence is limited, air pollution and intestinal bacteria are known to be linked to insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, United States, found a connection between traffic-related air pollution and intestinal microorganisms. Could this be the way traffic-air pollution raises the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes?



Type 2 Diabetes - Diabetes and Depression in Pregnancy

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:59:01 -0600

In December of 2017, the Journal of Psychiatric Research reported on a study showing metabolic problems after having Gestational diabetes in 22 women. Scientists at the University of Munchen in Munich, Germany, found several risk factors for Type 2 diabetes in depressed mothers following Gestational diabetes also referred to as diabetes of pregnancy. Both Gestational diabetes and depression raise the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later.



Type 1 Diabetes: Common Symptoms

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:09:03 -0600

Manifestations of type 1 Diabetes usually grow rapidly, from a couple of days to weeks, and are caused by High Blood Sugar. To begin with, symptoms might be neglected or mixed up for another sickness, as the flu. High Blood Sugar Symptoms include: • Urinating a considerable measure, which might be more discernible around evening time.



Type 2 Diabetes - Where Do You Want Your Health to Be One Year From Now?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:59:01 -0600

Exactly one year ago, what was your health status? Were you in good shape? You may not know or remember exactly, but you likely have an idea of where you were. If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, hopefully, you have a record of the results of your medical examinations - you do get regular checkups, right? Otherwise, your best guess should be enough to determine where your health stood. How about now? How does your health compare today to your well-being one year ago?



To Eat Whole Fruits or Drink the Fruit Juices - The Mind-Numbing Question

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:33:54 -0600

Drinking fruit juice is refreshing. But, is it the best option for persons with diabetes?



Type 2 Diabetes - Finding Early Signs of Insulin Resistance Before Diabetes Sets In

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:59:01 -0600

Type 2 diabetes is defined as having elevated blood sugar but it is caused by insulin resistance which comes about even before high blood sugar readings, and HbA1c levels appear. Scientists at the University Hospital, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico, and several other research facilities in the United States urge everyone together with their doctor to look for tell-tale signs their body is not responding properly to the hormone insulin.



Diabetes Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:37:40 -0600

Diabetes is a common illness that affects countless of people around the world. Chronic uncontrolled diabetes is the primary cause of disability and death due to the harm caused by different organs and tissues throughout the body. Most time, Diabetes causes blood vessel diseases; and it can lead to heart attack and heart disease, and peripheral vascular disease. Diabetes has negative effects on the eyes, kidneys and the immune system.



Type 2 Diabetes - There Are Advantages to Getting Fit and Staying Fit?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:59:01 -0600

Adding exercise to your life, especially when you have Type 2 diabetes or are overweight, is ideal especially since scientific evidence shows how many benefits there are. But despite the advantage of blood sugar control through exercise, it is essential you have your doctor review your planned exercise program. Unsafe exercising can be as dangerous as not exercising at all. But how to start, how to make it part of your life.



Type 2 Diabetes - Weight Loss Surgery Can Help The Heart Too

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:59:01 -0600

Weight loss or bariatric surgery is accepted for taking off fat and improving Type 2 diabetes. Now scientists at the Turku University Hospital in Turku, Finland, have found bariatric surgery helps to heal the heart as well. Their study reported on in the journal Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, included 56 participants between the ages of 34 and 54, with body mass indexes (BMIs) averaging 42 (morbid obesity). Eighteen of the participants had Type 2 diabetes, and 25 were free of high blood sugar levels and diabetes. All had enlarged hearts that functioned poorly and did not take in nutrients well.



Type 2 Diabetes - Plant Protein Intake Improves Muscle Mass in the Elderly

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:59:01 -0600

In 2017 the Journal of Diabetes Research reported on a study showing a healthy intake of protein, especially plant protein, was linked with high muscle mass in elderly people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The study was carried out at the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Kyoto, Japan. A total of 168 elderly people with Type 2 diabetes were included in the study. The participants who ate more significant amounts of protein, especially vegetable protein, had higher levels of muscle mass. From these results, the investigators concluded dietary protein from plant sources, was linked with higher muscle mass in elderly Type 2 diabetics.



Type 2 Diabetes - Fat Formed From Polyunsaturated Oils Does Not Contribute To Insulin Resistance

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:59:01 -0600

People who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes along with the rest of us who haven't, have long been told to avoid saturated fats such as lard, to help prevent developing heart and blood vessel disease. Now, according to scientists at the University of Colorado in Boulder and the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, United States, obesity caused by polyunsaturated fat does not contribute to the development of insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes.



What Everyone Ought to Know About Diabetes and Sleep

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:13:37 -0600

You probably know that watching what you eat is essential for managing your diabetes, but you may not realize that how you sleep can have a significant impact too. In fact, the relationship between diabetes and sleep runs two ways.



Type 2 Diabetes - Small Changes Can Have An Impact on Your Diabetes Diagnosis

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:59:01 -0600

For most people, being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is shocking news. The majority of people do not see it coming. While the symptoms can be visible, it is uncommon to have the knowledge and awareness to be able to identify the effects of the rise in blood sugar levels. Not to mention the average person underestimates the consequences of an unhealthy diet. We all know drinking soda daily is harmful but many of us seem to think the worst will not happen to us. If you have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, don't despair.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Putting It All Together

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:59:01 -0600

When it comes to health and well-being, there is almost always a reason. Very little can be attributed to coincidence or bad luck. Even unpredictable diseases like cancer do not necessarily strike at random. There is almost always something we have done that is part of the problem. If you are not in excellent health you may have overlooked something: you might have made a mistake. If you are afflicted with a preventable disease, then it is almost a certainty it has come about as a result of an unfortunate habit or two you have developed over the years. It is crucial to realize your mistakes, and as hard as it might be, take full responsibility for them.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - There Are Benefits to Eating Home Cooked Meals

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:59:01 -0600

Are you overweight? Do you have a parent or sibling with Type 2 diabetes? Do you have high blood pressure? If you answered yes to one of these questions, you might be at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Eating wisely is one of your most potent weapons in the fight against diabetes. If you had to come up with a list of habits to enhance your life, what would you include?



Type 2 Diabetes: Causes and Treatments

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:43:56 -0600

Type 2 diabetes causes, how to prevent type 2 diabetes. Genetics cannot be controlled; exercise, quit smoking, healthy weight loss.



What Is Insulin Microburst Therapy and Why Should Diabetics Care?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:05:44 -0600

Insulin Microburst Therapy is an exciting new, yet little known treatment for diabetes. My experience with this new therapy shows that it has the potential to let diabetics live a life free from the complications of diabetes. In my opinion, Insulin Microburst Therapy is the greatest advancement for the treatment of diabetes since the discovery of Insulin.



How to Prevent Pre-Diabetes From Getting Worse

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:29:35 -0600

The doctor says you have pre-diabetes. You are scared and so you should be... you know the consequences should your pre-diabetes morph into actual diabetes. But you can avoid developing full-blown type 2 diabetes with a few simple adjustments to your lifestyle. Here's how...



Type 2 Diabetes - The Best Action You Could Take Is To Educate Yourself

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:59:01 -0600

Having Type 2 diabetes is stressful: there is a high level of anxiety in coping with an invisible, ever-present disease. It takes time and energy to understand the disease and learn the best way for you to handle your blood sugar levels and body weight. When it comes to learning and knowledge, there has never been a better time to be alive. Anything you could want to learn about weight loss and blood sugar control is within your reach. All it takes are a handful of online searches to get you started. As for the best method of learning, it is a matter of opinion. You cannot go wrong with the self-education route: in regards to health and well-being, it is the primary method. Even if you had taken a general health and well-being or nutrition course at some point in your student career, it likely was not enough. Besides, we know a lot more today than we did just a few years ago.



Type 2 Diabetes - Can Low Levels of Antibodies Contribute to the Development of Diabetes?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:59:02 -0600

Scientists at Guandong Medical University and several other research institutions in China and Scotland found low levels of certain types of antibodies in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. These antibodies stop inflammation, which has a known link to insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes.



Type 2 Diabetes - The Right Reason For Making Lifestyle Changes

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:59:01 -0600

There are many reasons to make changes to your lifestyle. It could have to do with a variety of conditions, like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, or hypertension. Or it could be for something simple, such as improving your general health. Your perspective is unique in that you have established it over time based on your opinions and observations. Finding someone else with the same outlook is difficult: the best you could do is compare. No doubt you have some ideas about making lifestyle changes. Or you may still be in the early stages and not yet committed to change.



Tpe 2 Diabetes - Eat Like You Have Diabetes to Prevent Developing the Disease

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:06:58 -0600

Sometimes the most basic and simple piece of advice you are given will save you from a lot of trouble. It is not like you need long involved answers to complex problems. The basics are often staples, so you should take care not to overlook them. Let us talk about diabetes prevention. It is an essential subject because you are either a Type 2 diabetic or not. If you are part of the latter group, you are by definition at risk of developing the disease, even if only by a small chance. Also, the techniques for Type 2 diabetes prevention are the same as for the treatment process, so this discussion should be insightful for all.



Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise - Three Reasons Why You Are Sedentary

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:59:01 -0600

Are you sedentary? If you are unsure of what it means to be sedentary by definition, you ought to ask yourself about physical activity. Are you physically inactive? If so, you are likely sedentary. Unless you have an unconventional physically active job, you are likely not involved in enough activity. It is probably just another reminder to you but remaining sedentary over the long term poses serious consequences. You leave yourself vulnerable to some of the worst health complications just because of a lack of exercise. It is merely a fact physical activity is an essential ingredient for not only preventing health problems but also living a good life.



Type 2 Diabetes - Is Luck a Factor in the Development of Diabetes?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:59:01 -0600

Do you believe in luck? Some people believe most outcomes are the product of particular actions. Otherwise, it is a coincidence. Whereas others believe there is such a thing as luck - regardless of our doings, we may have good and bad things happen to us. Taken to a greater extent, some will believe we tend to be lucky or unlucky as a result. When it comes to health whether luck is involved or not, is often a hot topic for many people. Since it is an area vital for many of us, it will naturally raise the question of just how much influence we have on our well-being. Let us focus on this idea in regards to Type 2 diabetes since it is currently one of the most prevalent problems for middle-aged adults.



Type 2 Diabetes - High Blood Fats and Obesity Increases Your Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:59:01 -0600

Hypertriglyceridemic waist (HW) is defined as a waist size over 90 centimeters in men or over 85 centimeters in women, along with high blood fats. In October of 2017, the journal Cardiorenal Medicine reported on a study in which hypertriglyceridemic waist was linked with a high risk for developing kidney disease in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Investigators at the First Hospital of Qinhuangdao, Qinhuangdao, China, looked at 538 people with Type 2 diabetes. A total of 34.9 percent had HW. Early kidney disease was found in 10.6 percent of the participants with a regular waist measurement and blood fats, compared with 24.5 percent of those participants with hypertriglyceridemic waist.



How Diabetes Can Damage Your Kidneys (and What You Can Do About It)

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:32:58 -0600

Your kidneys contain millions of minute blood vessels that filter waste products from your blood. But diabetes can damage these amazing organs, so they lose their filtering ability. How is kidney disease caused and what can you do to prevent or reverse the damage?



Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss - Focus on "Good" Calories to Control Your Blood Sugar and Weight

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:59:01 -0600

There is such a thing as "good" calories versus "bad" calories. Calories are not created equal - even if a calorie is a calorie, the source they come from provokes different effects. No one can argue calories from a can of soda have the same net effect as calories from a natural fruit juice. It just would not make sense. From a weight loss perspective, it is essential to consider your caloric intake. In this sense, it is vital to manage your input whether it is "good" or "bad" calories. But even then, you ought to focus on the right kind, because it makes a difference.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Do Your Eating Habits Change With the Seasons?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:59:01 -0600

Changing seasons bring about apparent change. Sometimes it is quick, other times it is gradual, but it never fails to be noticeable. If you live in an area that goes through all four traditional seasons, the effect is even more pronounced. If you do not have a typical winter, odds are you live in an environment that ranges from warm to cool, at the very least at different times of the year. What you may not notice, however, is how your eating habits change according to the season - this is harder to recognize. The move might be subtle, and you could be likely unaware of the differences in your appetite.



Type 2 Diabetes - November Is Diabetes Month

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:59:01 -0600

In the United States and Canada November is diabetes month when healthcare professionals bring attention to and raise awareness about the disease and how it impacts on millions of people. The 14th is World Diabetes Day, declared by the United Nations in 2006. The International Diabetes Federation leads the campaign, and the date commemorates the birthday of Frederick Banting, who, alongside Charles Best, discovered insulin in 1922. The symbol for diabetes is a blue circle, like the pink ribbon for breast cancer, the dark blue ribbon for colon cancer, and the turquoise ribbon for ovarian cancer. Blue was taken from the color of the sky, and the circle stands for unity.



Type 2 Diabetes - The Importance of Maintaining A Healthy Weight for Brain Blood Flow

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:59:01 -0600

People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are frequently told to follow a weight loss plan and increase their physical activity to help lower body fat and maintain a healthy weight to help keep their blood sugar level in an ideal range. Now, according to the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, an efficient blood flow to the brain is another reason for reducing abdominal fat. Scientists at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem and various other cities in the United States found long-term weight loss in obese or overweight people with Type 2 diabetes, resulted in a more significant blood flow to the brain.



Type 2 Diabetes - Protecting the Liver From Arsenic

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 17:59:01 -0600

Arsenic alone is toxic, and it becomes more so if it is combined with other molecules. Arsenic trioxide is used for cancer chemotherapy in small doses, but it can damage the liver. Scientists at Zhejiang University School of Medicine and various other research facilities have found how metformin, the first drug of choice for treating Type 2 diabetes, also helps to protect the liver from arsenic trioxide.



Type 2 Diabetes - Digestion Time And Diabetes

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:59:01 -0600

Essentially everything you eat goes through a similar digestive process. Many people believe digestion begins in the stomach, where there is a physical breakdown of food and gastric acids are added. But it starts from the moment food enters your mouth when you commence chewing, and saliva mixes with your food. Amylase is present in the saliva where it begins the chemical process of digestion - contrary to popular belief digestion does not start lower in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). Amylase has the responsibility of helping your body process carbohydrates into simple sugars.



Glycosylated Haemoglobin (HbA1C): A Diabetic Control Index

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:44:35 -0600

A patient about to get tested for HbA1c. The test is independent and not affected by factors such as time of test, exercise, meal intake, medication, e.t.c.



Type 2 Diabetes - Is Diabetes Connected to Bone Fractures in Men?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:59:01 -0600

According to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, published in November 2017, fractures are a danger to older men with Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Duke University and several other research centers in the United States, found older men with Type 2 diabetes have a 22 percent increased risk of any fracture and a 21 percent higher risk of having a hip fracture. It has been known for some years older women with or without Type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of hip fracture, but knowledge of this type of fracture in men with Type 2 diabetes has not been clear.



Type 2 Diabetes - What Is the Root of Your Health Problem?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:59:01 -0600

What would you give to solve your health problems? Sometimes we wish there were something we could exchange for a solution, particularly if an immediate fix were possible. For obvious reasons, this is rarely the case. Nobody can go from being obese to a healthy weight overnight. Even still, a query like "how can I lose 20 pounds in a month" remains a frequently asked question. With that said, there is usually something you can exchange for a solution to a health problem. In most cases, it involves effort and time.



Type 2 Diabetes - Empower Yourself And Change Your Health

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:59:01 -0600

If you have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, you may feel like your head is spinning. The more the doctor tells you, the harder it is to absorb. Chances are your doctor has given you an outline of what you should eat and which foods you need to avoid, has talked to you about setting up appointments to see an endocrinologist, a registered dietitian, a podiatrist, and a diabetes educator, depending on your specific needs. You may be fortunate and not need to take any diabetes medications at this time as research has proven changes in lifestyle - changes that anyone can make - have enormous power to prevent and to help treat Type 2 diabetes.



Stories of Hope: Toddler Reinfused With Own Umbilical Cord Blood in Attempt to Halt Type 1 Diabetes

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:25:12 -0600

Stem cells have been the reason for so many successful clinical trials for decades. It has not only been proven effective for more than 80 diseases and disorders, but it has also been responsible for various miraculous stories.



Type 2 Diabetes - Can Low Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy Lead to Diabetes?

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 17:59:01 -0600

In October of 2017, the journal Calcified Tissue International reported on research carried out on the ideal level of vitamin D during pregnancy. Scientists at Fudan University and several other research institutions in China found low vitamin D levels were linked with the risk of developing Gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes. The researchers measured blood sugar levels of pregnant women at 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy and screened them for Gestational diabetes.



Type 2 Diabetes - Manage Your Weight Before You Manage Diabetes

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 12:59:01 -0600

It is easy to tackle too much at once where health is concerned. Weight loss, blood sugar, fitness, nutrition. Changes to address these areas can prove overwhelming, not to mention an overhaul in lifestyle. While there is some overlap between them, as working in one area often translates to benefits in another, it is better to take one step at a time.



Type 2 Diabetes - The Effect of Nicotine on A Diabetic's Body

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 17:59:01 -0500

Researchers at the American Heart Association compared one hundred and forty-eight tobacco smokers, 36 with Type 2 diabetes, and 112 without. Breakdown products of nicotine were measured in the urine of all the participants. The scientists found the participants with Type 2 diabetes broke nicotine down faster than the non-diabetic participants. From these results, they concluded people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are likely to smoke for more extended periods than non-diabetics. Smoking for more extended periods would put the Type 2 diabetics at a higher risk for addiction and increase the number of cigarettes smoked in their lifetime. This would be expected to increase the risk of complications from nicotine addiction and smoking.



Type 2 Diabetes - What Is Your Strategy For Managing Your Health?

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:59:01 -0500

You either have a plan for your health, or you don't. In any case, you will likely need to make adjustments to your lifestyle so you can put your Type 2 diabetes into remission. Plans can always use improvement or refinement, whereas no plans will need initiative. You understand your health background better than anyone else. While a doctor may have the tools and knowledge to give you a comprehensive assessment, he does not know your lifestyle as well as you do. Even if your family knows your lifestyle, they do not understand how your body reacts: you do. All of this means the most capable person of creating a health strategy ideal for your life is you.



Type 2 Diabetes - A Diagnosis of Diabetes Can Have A Positive Effect on Your Life

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:59:01 -0500

Even the worst situations may not be as tragic as they initially seem. When the harsh facts are presented, it is easy to narrow your focus on what is most alarming. In the process, you may not consider the positive aspects of a situation, even if they are minimal. When the odds seem stacked against you and your circumstances bleak, it pays to hold onto hope. One frightening situation for many adults is when they are given a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. At first, the condition may seem bewildering and foreign, but as you will learn, even small changes in your lifestyle can help you to manage the effects.



The Risk Factors That Make You Susceptible To Diabetes

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:13:30 -0500

How you strike a balance between living your life to the fullest and taking the necessary precautions to keep diabetes at bay can be a tricky tightrope to walk on. If you take into account a few factors that put you at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can live a diabetes-free life. While there are certain risks that are passed down from one generation to another, there are a few others you can consciously keep a check on.



Type 2 Diabetes - The Link Between the Immune System, Gut Bacteria, Blood Vessels and Diabetes

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:59:01 -0500

In October of 2017, the journal Frontiers in Microbiology reported on the results of a study showing links between microorganisms in the intestines, heart, and blood vessel disease, and immunity in Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Malaga in Malaga, Spain, and the Carlos III Institute of Health in Madrid, Spain, compared several types of intestinal bacteria in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and participants without any form of diabetes.



Gestational Diabetes - Cause for Concern?

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:26:53 -0500

Gestational diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels first recognized during pregnancy in otherwise non-diabetic women. Normally the disease appears around 24th week of pregnancy. Know what causes Diabetes during pregnancy, its symptoms, and complications that make it a health risk that cannot be ignored. Pregnant women should get themselves tested during or before the 24th week of pregnancy, irrespective of any symptoms. Uncontrolled Diabetes in pregnant women can gravely affect the future of both - mother & child. Early diagnosis is the best measure to stop Gestational Diabetes from getting out of hand. Here's all the information you need on the symptoms, complications, and causes of Gestational Diabetes.



Diabetes During Pregnancy - Risks, Detection & Treatment

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:21:54 -0500

Gestational Diabetes holds various risks to both mother and baby which is why - timely detection and treatment is essential. Diabetes in pregnant women can lead to Macrosomia, giving rise to increased difficulties during birthing. Several other complications deem it necessary to recognize Gestational Diabetes as a health concern that needs attention. Women who are overweight, have a history of Gestational Diabetes during previous pregnancy, and a family history of Diabetes - must be extremely cautious and get themselves tested at suggested intervals, as recommended by their doctors. Find out about the screening tests, diet modifications, and the necessary treatment / medication. Dietary modifications, physical exercise, frequent monitoring of blood glucose, and visiting your doctor often - is a great way to keep Gestational Diabetes under control.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Making a Plan to Improve Your Health

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:59:01 -0500

As a first resort when it comes to pursuing a health objective, you will likely look into proven methods to help you reach your goals. It is only logical to want to work with what has given positive results for someone else, as opposed to taking a shot in the dark. Even if you have some idea of how to get started, you may still find yourself asking a friend how best to determine the value of health-related advice. Naturally, though, you will see the value of the input is only as good as the knowledge level of the person giving it.



Why Diabetics Should Check Their Vitamin B12 Levels Regularly

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:45:05 -0500

B12 is an essential vitamin. But some people have difficulty absorbing it into their body and need supplementary B12. Here are the facts about vitamin B12... why it is vital... where you get it from... how much you need... what a lack of B12 does to your body... how to treat a deficiency.



Type 2 Diabetes - Is There a Link Between Antidepressants and Diabetes in Children and Adolescents?

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 17:59:02 -0500

It has been found antidepressants are linked with Type 2 diabetes in adults. In a recent study, investigators at the University of Maryland and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in the United States have found the same link in children and adolescents aged between 5 to 20. Their study, published on in October of 2017 in JAMA Pediatrics, included 119,608 participants who began antidepressant therapy.



Type 2 Diabetes - Can This Disease Be Reversed Or Even Controlled?

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:59:01 -0500

A diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes is often a shocking revelation for many of us. It is a cause of much concern and grief. It is even worse when the potential complications of the disease are considered or when they start to surface. Tingling in the extremities - a feeling far from natural - makes us begin to anticipate the worst. And this is only one of its many complications. At some point, a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes will (or ought to) make you consider treatment and management. Which leads to the question of reversing the disease.



Type 2 Diabetes - Is Exercise Beneficial in Gestational Diabetes?

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 17:59:01 -0500

Gestational diabetes, the temporary form of diabetes detected during pregnancy, is a health problem for both the mother and child. Fortunately, according to research reported on in October of 2017 in the journal Women and Birth, physical activity is effective in treating the condition.



Type 2 Diabetes - Preparing Your Family For Your Lifestyle Changes

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 12:59:01 -0500

It is one thing to attempt lifestyle changes when you have been given a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and you live alone. Then there is no one to blame but yourself if you do not lower your blood sugar levels and lose weight, and the burden rests solely on your shoulders. If you have a family, however, your situation is going to be a little different. If you are the only one looking to change your lifestyle, you are going to be on your own. But the influence of those around you is still key.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Overcoming Obstacles

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:59:01 -0500

It is far from realistic to expect a smooth ride as you go about your life, particularly in regards to your health. At some point in life, something you don't want to happen will. You will become ill. You will be afflicted with a chronic condition. It is just the way it is. We can always do something about it though. Accepting these harsh facts is the first obstacle to overcome. There are many challenges in life, but no issue is more important than the one that gives you back a healthy body.



Type 2 Diabetes - Taking A Look At Some Physical Changes in The Diabetic Brain

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:59:01 -0500

Metabolites are molecules either formed in or necessary for breaking down other molecules in the body. In July of 2017, the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience reported on a meta-study on metabolites in the brain of people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The investigators at Dalian University in Dalian, China, put together ten studies and analyzed them as if they were one larger study.



Type 2 Diabetes - A Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes May Lead to Heart Disease Later in Life

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:59:01 -0500

According to a study reported on in October of 2017 in JAMA Internal Medicine, women suffering Gestational diabetes, a temporary form of Type 2 diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, may be at long-term risk for developing heart disease. Scientists at Harvard Medical School and several other research institutions in Boston and Maryland, United States, compared 89,479 women with a history of at least one pregnancy, a total of 1,161 heart attacks and strokes were documented in the individual participant's medical records.



Treatment For Diabetes - Options Discussed

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:09:18 -0500

Diabetes is such a prevalent disease, specially among men above the age of 40. Here are options that one may consider for treatment of diabetes.



Type 2 Diabetes - A Test for Diagnosing Women at Risk for Developing Diabetes During Their Pregnancy

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:59:01 -0500

Scientists at Cangzhou Central Hospital in Cangzhou, People's Republic of China, found a molecule called copeptin can predict which pregnant women will likely develop Gestational diabetes, a temporary form of diabetes occurring during pregnancy due to hormonal changes preventing insulin from doing its job. The research of the abovementioned scientists was reported on in October of 2017 in the journal Acta Diabetologica. The research included 827 women, all of whom had blood copeptin levels measured at their first obstetrical visit.



Type 2 Diabetes - Reduce Your Stress Level to Help Lower Your Blood Sugar

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:59:02 -0500

Stress can sometimes feel like a part of life. Rarely do we go long periods of time without feeling pressure of some kind. For some people, stress may be an everyday thing. Stressful jobs, relationships, financial circumstances, among others. Fortunately, we almost always have opportunities to work out these situations. Every problem presented to us can in some way be managed. While not everything may be easily solved, knowing we have options means we should not ever wholly despair. If there is one type of stress you should not burden yourself with, it regards your health. It is the worst type of pressure you could have.



Type 2 Diabetes - Can Healthy Eating Alone Prevent Overweight Infants in Gestational Diabetes?

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:59:01 -0500

In 2017 the Journal of Pregnancy reported on a study on children of mothers who managed to control their Gestational diabetes with diet alone. They found dietary control worked well at preventing their babies from being born overweight. Researchers at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, examined the records of all births at the hospital over a one year period. The pregnant mothers diagnosed with Gestational diabetes who were treated with a diabetes diet had a lower risk of delivering large babies than those mothers with a healthy pregnancy.



Type 2 Diabetes - Do Not Assume You Will Always Be in Good Health

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:59:01 -0500

Are you in good health? Your health might not be perfect but even if you have a couple of minor issues you might still be in good health. It is important to think objectively. As hard as it may sometimes be, you must try to stay logical and not give in to emotional thinking. If you are genuinely not in good health, there is always something you can do. Stay strong. Hopefully, you will overcome this difficult time. You are not alone. Millions of people are fighting health battles such as obesity, out of control blood sugar and Type 2 diabetes, perhaps the same health issues as you. If there is nothing immediately concerning you, consider what some people are going through.



Type 2 Diabetes - The Impact of Maternal Iron Levels and Body Weight On The Baby's Brain Development

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:55:25 -0500

Women diagnosed with diabetes can suffer from more than an unhealthy weight gain during their pregnancy. Those who have Type 2 diabetes are often overweight or obese even before conception. The following underscores the importance of approaching planned conception at a lean weight and paying attention to preventing or treating an iron deficiency. Women are often advised to visit their doctor at least six months before they start trying to fall pregnant.



Type 2 Diabetes - The Effects of Nerve Damage and Excess Foot Pressure

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:59:01 -0500

Foot and leg diseases are among the most common complications associated with Type 2 diabetes. They can lead to severe consequences, including amputation. Nerve damage is one important cause. Type 2 diabetics who cannot feel sensations from their feet can develop damage without realizing it until the problem becomes severe. People with diabetes are also known for putting too much pressure on their feet.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - A Lifelong Effort of Healthy Eating

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:59:01 -0500

Not all diet plans are healthy, the best for you to follow. In fact, the vast majority of them are not worth your time. Some of them could harm you. At best, you might be spinning your wheels. Generally speaking, the decision of going on a diet is a bad one from the beginning. The odds just are not favorable. How often do you hear about someone going on a diet? By contrast, how often are you told about how a specific diet plan was successful. You might be able to count the latter on the one hand.



Type 2 Diabetes - Interesting Facts About Diabetes

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:59:01 -0500

Whether you consider yourself an expert on Type 2 diabetes or are somewhat familiar with the disease, it always pays to know as much as you can about diabetes. At the very least it is essential to be reminded of its disastrous effects and consequences when neglected. Type 2 diabetes can be lethal if not treated and considering it is an epidemic in modern society, no attention it receives is wasted.



The Link Between Gout and Diabetes

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:03:32 -0500

Is there a link between diabetes and gout, that intense pain you feel in your joints? There is. But what is gout and how is it caused? And, if you are diabetic, what is the best way to treat your gout and avoid debilitating attacks?



The Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:22:09 -0500

Diabetes mellitus is defined as a collection of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels that result from defects in insulin secretion, or its action. Diabetes was first recognized as an ailment connected with "sweet urine," and extreme muscle loss in the olden world. High levels of blood glucose (hyperglycemia) lead to spillage of glucose into the urine, therefore the term sweet urine.



Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Being Healthy Is Not Beyond You

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 12:59:01 -0500

It is important to remember the circumstances we find ourselves in today have not fallen on us by chance. While there are odds involved, it is never a predominant factor. Suggesting luck or misfortune are responsible for the good or bad, dramatizes coincidence. When it comes to our health, our decisions and efforts come first. We decide whether we are healthy or not. And if we lack the best fortune and find ourselves in an adverse situation, we can still work to improve it.



Type 2 Diabetes - Does Yoga Improve The Quality of Sleep?

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 17:59:01 -0500

Yoga works better in improving sleep quality, according to a report in the journal Sleep Science, April through June of 2017. Scientists in Semnan University in Iran compared thirty-nine women diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes performing either aerobic exercises, yoga, or no exercise over a period of twelve weeks.



Type 2 Diabetes - Every Day Is an Opportunity to Do Better

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 12:59:01 -0500

Life is full of struggle. So it is only natural your health endeavors will also be challenging. At times you will find yourself highly frustrated or even full of self-doubt. Maybe even despondent. But you have to keep your head up. Expecting it to be easy would be irrational, so accept it is always going to be a challenge, and push forward nonetheless.



Type 2 Diabetes - Controlling Your Appetite Could Be The Key To Controlling Your Blood Sugar

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:59:01 -0500

The relationship between body weight and appetite is apparent to anyone interested in either maintaining a healthy weight or looking to lose weight. Being able to control your appetite may be the most crucial component in managing body weight. It is no surprise those who are overweight are almost always the ones with poor appetite control. Not controlling your appetite is the easiest way to overeat, even if only slightly. Gaining an average of half a pound of fat in a month is negligible. In a year it would add up to 6 pounds - which is still slow enough not to be noticed. Assuming this rate of weight gain is maintained, however, the amount would be 30 pounds in five years, which is impossible to go unnoticed.



Some of The Finest, Most Fulfilling and Exciting Recipes for Diabetics

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:14:12 -0500

As a diabetic, one is necessarily required to keep a watch on his diet. So, one must be very aware and conscious of the foods that one chooses to include in his diet. As a rule, it is always recommendable that if one is afflicted by diabetes, one must choose to avoid refined carbohydrates or sugar rich foods. So you may choose to, let's say, keep in check the consumption of bread, donuts and even tetra pack juices. On the other hand, you must try and make sure that your diet is high on protein rich foods such as milk, raw veggies and fruits.



Type 2 Diabetes - Does Psyllium Help Improve Insulin Sensitivity?

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:59:01 -0500

We all need insulin to live, and anyone who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is no exception. A superabundance of insulin, however, has been linked with pancreatic cancer, a large appetite, and obesity. If hyperinsulinemia, as a high insulin level is called, is too far out of control it can lead to coma and death. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) is an inflammatory molecule called a cytokine and is present in Type 2 diabetes which is an inflammatory condition.



Type 2 Diabetes - Change Is a Long-Term Commitment

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:59:01 -0500

There are many ways to view change. The change that is necessary to help prevent or control Type 2 diabetes. Or you can see change as a progression to better health generally or as an opportunity to right what you might call a wrong. And of course, not all change is good. It could leave you in a worse position than you were in before. It is in your best interest to focus on the sort of changes meant to do you well. To make your changes successfully, you must see them as a long-term commitment. Only then will your execution be aligned with the proper mindset required to succeed.



Type 2 Diabetes - The Link Between Snoring and Gestational Diabetes

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 17:59:02 -0500

Frequent snoring is known to be linked with Type 2 diabetes. According to scientists at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and various other research institutions in the United States, habitual snoring is linked with Gestational diabetes. Their findings were reported in September of 2017 in the online journal PLOS ONE. The study included 1579 pregnant women. Women who snored most or all the time had more than twice the risk of difficulty processing sugar and 2.5 times the risk of developing Gestational diabetes as the women who did not snore.



Type 2 Diabetes - Physical Activity Improves the Variation in Your Heart Rate

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 17:59:01 -0500

Although heart rates are regular in healthy people, some changes along the way are necessary as well. The nervous system reacts to the need for more or less blood flow throughout the body by altering the speed of the heartbeats. In Type 2 diabetes the heart rate can stay the same more than is preferred because the condition damages the nervous system. Physicians recommend physical activity for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes for many reasons, including improved nerve function and the regeneration of nerves in the skin.