Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 02:02:42 -0500
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:11:04 -0500The prevalence of diabetes mellitus has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. According to the statistical data of International Diabetes Federation, in 2015, 1 in 11 adults has diabetes. What is surprising to know is that 1 in 2 adults with diabetes is undiagnosed. It is frightening to know that every 6 seconds 1 person dies from diabetes. So, it becomes necessary for people to have basic knowledge about this dreadful disease and its risk factors, which will help them to prevent or manage it better if they have the disease.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:59:01 -0500Most of us know how to cook something at least! We may not all be chefs, but we are aware of how to prepare a few simple meals. In case you have not guessed it, there are many reasons why you should make cooking a regular habit, even if it is time-consuming. But in that case, there is always something you could do to make cooking more efficient. For instance, it is not a bad idea to do all of your cooking for the week on a Sunday afternoon. You can store your meals in glass containers and just reheat them for lunch or dinner throughout the week.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:59:01 -0500According to the October 2016 copy of the European Journal of Nutrition, Chromium-enriched whole wheat bread is helpful for controlling Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Athens in Greece found eating chromium-enriched bread helped blood sugar and insulin levels in a study they carried out with thirty Type 2 diabetics. Some of the diabetics were assigned to the chromium-enriched whole wheat bread group, and the remainder were placed in the plain whole wheat bread group. At the end of 12 weeks, the participants in the chromium group showed improvements in their blood sugar levels, insulin levels, HbA1c reading, and insulin resistance.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:59:01 -0500For many years, researchers have been adjusting Type 2 diabetic diets. One of the aims is to improve insulin sensitivity and often the results are remarkable, especially when little or no animal products are eaten. Many participating Type 2 diabetics lost weight and improved their insulin sensitivity, therefore, reducing their blood sugar to within a normal range. Are you thinking of going on a vegetarian diet? While you can successfully go on this type of diet and see great results, far too many people either don't know what to expect or don't approach the plan correctly. As such, they fail to optimize their well-being.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:59:01 -0500Some people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or people who have been told they are prediabetic may be searching for a "diabetic diet." Unfortunately, this is an exercise in futility. In short, there is no such thing as a diabetic diet, but healthy eating is a different story.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:02:53 -0500A platter of delicious food can uplift a person's dull mood. If you take a look around you, you will notice that the happiest people are those who treat themselves to the tastiest delicacies. Now would that make people with diabetes, the grumpiest of them all? Absolutely not!
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:01:51 -0500Diwali is closing in fast and we are set in the mood for a celebration. It's time for crackers, fireworks, meeting friends, festivities, sweets, get togethers and sweets. Often we find that we indulge excessively in sweets on Diwali. After the festive season is through, we find that people are required to go on a diet to shed the excess pounds.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:59:01 -0500According to the journal Cancer Research, Type 2 diabetes and other problems associated with the condition, likely raise the risk of developing liver cancer. In October 2016 scientists at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta and several other research facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom, reported the results of their study linking Type 2 diabetes to liver cancer. The rate of liver cancer in the United States is three times what it was in 1975. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes have followed the same trend. Could there be a connection?
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:59:01 -0500If you have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and lowering your blood sugar levels and achieving weight loss are top of your list of things to do, please know eating healthily has got to be a daily commitment. You cannot be passive towards your condition and expect it to treat itself. You can hope as much as you like, but Type 2 diabetes does not go away without consistent effort. And people who do not control their Type 2 diabetes have chronically elevated blood sugar levels. There is no cure for Type 2 diabetes, although it can be managed and the various complications avoided.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:08:43 -0500Pre-diabetes is a medical condition, in which blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be classified as type-2 diabetes. Without intervention, it is likely to become type-2 diabetes in 10 years or less. Pre-diabetes can be an opportunity for one to improve one's health. However, its progression to type-2 diabetes isn't inevitable if effective intervention is instituted.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:59:01 -0500If you are hoping to maximize your fat loss results, one subject you may want to give some consideration to is resistant starch. What is this type of starch? As the name suggests, it is a type of starch that tends to be resistant to digestion. Your body will not break the starch down like regular starch: it tends to pass through the body and become excreted. Resistant starch is good news for you for two reasons. First, it doesn't impact your blood sugar levels as much. If you are not breaking the food down, this means it is not broken down into glucose and is not going to spike your blood sugar levels.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:21:15 -0500Insulin is a hormone that is produced by pancreas, which allows cells to use glucose (sugar) as energy. People with insulin resistance have cells that don't use insulin effectively, which means the cells have trouble absorbing glucose. The diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin in transporting glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream into muscle and other tissues results in a build-up of glucose in the blood. As a result, the body needs higher levels of insulin to help glucose enter cells. The pancreas tries to keep up with this increased demand for insulin by producing more. As long as it is able to produce enough insulin to overcome the insulin resistance, blood glucose levels stay in the healthy range.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:30:58 -0500Getting a regular Blood Sugar Test is one part of managing your diabetes successfully. Your blood sugar is tested both pre and post meal (i.e. before and after). This allows you to see how the meal affects your blood glucose levels and helps you to understand which meals may be best for your blood glucose control.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:59:01 -0500It is no secret Type 2 diabetes is quickly becoming the biggest epidemic of our time. If you have been diagnosed with this form of diabetes, how can you avoid becoming another statistic in the diabetes epidemic? If you have been recently diagnosed, then the talk of high blood sugar levels is still relatively new to you, even if the development of the condition took place over several years. If you were diagnosed many years ago, however, you are at a different stage, where you are likely encountering more difficulties than a newly diagnosed diabetic. High blood sugar levels can lead to crippling health issues, and this is well understood. But it is also frustrating because blood sugar levels can take more effort to manage than most people realize. You have to stay on top of them.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:59:01 -0500If a "magic pill" cure for Type 2 diabetes existed, we would love to discuss it in-depth. But unfortunately, it doesn't. The closest we can get to a cure is an intervention that would most likely involve drastic changes in the lifestyle of a person with Type 2 diabetes. But some people don't want to hear about lifestyle changes and do not want to know about its existence. But good nutrition and moderate exercise are even more efficient in people age sixty and older than in younger people. The last thing you need however is a pessimistic approach.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 17:59:01 -0500In 2013 the Environmental Health Perspectives reported when all studies on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) were combined, the pollutants were linked to Type 2 diabetes. Could Gestational diabetes of diabetes of pregnancy have the same link? A study at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran says the answer is "yes." According to the journal Environmental Research POPs called Polychlorinated Biphenyls or PCBs and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers or PBDEs had been found in the blood of women with first-time pregnancies and no health history or family history of diabetes. Seventy women who had been diagnosed with Gestational diabetes and 70 women without diabetes diagnosed during their pregnancy, donated blood for the research. The Gestational diabetes group of women had higher levels of both POPs, and the risk of Gestational diabetes was highest in the women with the highest level of POPs. From these results, the scientists concluded exposure to the POPs studied was linked with Gestational diabetes.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:59:01 -0500How familiar are you with healthy eating? We all know what the term applies to. And we can all agree we could eat better than we do now. The fact of the matter is we are all familiar with healthy eating to some extent. So it is usually an excuse when we say we do not know how to change our food choices or where we need to start in altering our eating plan, even if we must. Type 2 diabetes and obesity do not care about your lack of expertise or your choice to remain passive. These two health issues can hit, and often the impact is rough.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 17:59:01 -0500Scientists at the Tianjin Medical University and several other research institutions in China, Canada, and the United States, linked passive smoking with the risk of developing Gestational diabetes also known as diabetes of pregnancy. Their study, reported on in September of 2016 in the Diabetes Metabolism Research and Review, included 12,786 pregnant women. All were routinely tested for high blood sugar readings.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 12:59:01 -0500Do you start feeling "off" anytime you consume dairy-rich foods? Do you find your stomach turns at the mere thought of drinking milk? If so, you are not alone. Many Type 2 diabetics have these sentiments and sadly it turns them off dairy products entirely. While not all dairy products are healthy a glass of skim milk is packing nearly 10 grams of sugar, and likewise, ice cream is rich in both saturated fat and sugar; there are some dairy products worth consuming.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:59:01 -0500If you feel treating your Type 2 diabetes is a challenging task requiring time and discipline, you are not the first to feel this way. Controlling your blood sugar levels and your body weight takes time and effort. While this isn't exactly a positive, you should count your blessings and take an optimistic approach. What we mean by this is Type 2 diabetes is largely a treatable disease: many people can even turn back the clock and return their blood sugar levels to the normal range. The problem, however, is not that it takes time and effort to treat and lower your blood sugar.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:59:02 -0500In September of 2016, the online journal PLOS ONE reported on a study linking the dietary vitamin C, ascorbic acid, with a lowered risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Harbin Medical University in the People's Republic of China looked at hundreds of new cases of Type 2 diabetes.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 13:59:01 -0500Resistance training has gained popularity over recent years. Gyms are now standard in most communities and you will be hard-pressed to find someone who has not at least considered giving weight training a shot. The problem, however, is not accessibility or awareness but rather the lack of discipline required to make weight training a habit. There are many gyms whose entire business revolves around selling yearlong memberships knowing many clients will only use the gym for a few months at most. So before we give some advice for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes who want to start weight training to improve their health, we have to start with the following: if you are not going to be consistent with your weight training program, there is no point in getting started.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:59:01 -0500Firstly, let us begin by saying the message underlying this discussion is not necessarily directed towards you. But since we have to consider the average Type 2 diabetic, we need to focus on a general message. When this form of diabetes is diagnosed, the facts and figures about the epidemic recede and then it becomes a deeply felt personal issue. Whether you can fully treat your blood sugar level or not isn't the point. Rather, at the very least you should try to manage it. The last thing you need is to see your blood sugar levels and weight get so far out of control; your health goes on a downward spiral. So far, drug therapy has proven to be less effective than lifestyle modification. It is hard to recover once the worst-case scenarios come into play. Unfortunately, there are long-term complications connected to prolonged periods of high blood sugar. You likely know some of them.
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 17:59:01 -0500According to a September 2016 report in the journal Cell Physiology, the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes can be predicted by the amount and type of fats in an adolescent's blood. Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, United States, measured blood fats or lipids in 149 children 10 to 14 years of age. They recorded known risk factors such as ethnicity, family history, weight-to-height ratio, blood pressure and pigmentation called acanthosis nigricans on the neck or underarms. The participants were placed into two groups depending upon their known risk factors.
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 12:59:01 -0500Most people can lose weight, but unfortunately few can keep it off long-term. Successful losers who keep their excess weight off watched their fat intake, would eat breakfast to help them avoid overeating throughout their day, exercised for twenty minutes each day on five out of seven days, and frequently monitored their weight loss and continued to keep track of what they were eating. Being overweight is the single biggest factor for developing Type 2 diabetes. If you are looking to shed a few pounds but don't want to go on a full-blown diet, you may start looking into some of the tweaks you can make to your diabetic eating plan to get yourself on track and looking your best. You do not necessarily have to revamp your diet plan completely to see great results. Far from it! Sometimes all it takes is a change here or there. Here are four meal planning tips for accelerated weight loss...
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 17:59:01 -0500Preeclampsia is a condition occurring in pregnancy after the first 20 weeks. The Mayo Clinic describes it as high blood pressure during pregnancy, with at least one organ damaged, usually the kidneys. Preeclampsia is diagnosed when a healthy pregnant woman suddenly shows a blood pressure rise and commonly when protein is found in her urine. The latter is a sign of kidney damage. According to a report published in the journal Diabetologia in September of 2016, preeclampsia doubles the risk of Gestational, or pregnancy induced, diabetes.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:59:01 -0500One of the main reasons some people suffer weight gain is simply an issue of overeating. You may not even be eating unhealthy foods; it is just when you do choose to eat, you eat way too much. Sound familiar? If so, it is vital you do whatever you can to get your overeating under control so you can sustain a healthy daily calorie intake. Let's look at four steps you can take to help prevent overeating next time you sit down at the table for a meal.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:59:02 -0500We are sure you are familiar with the idea of a healthy eating pattern. Understanding the concept at a basic level, you know eating more than you need to is unhealthy, that you should exercise, and you should be at a healthy weight. Now we will cut right to the chase. What you likely need is not more instruction on how to eat healthily, but rather some guidance on how to develop the discipline it takes to be healthy.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:23:10 -0500The following article describes information on healthy foods for patients with type 2 diabetes. It is easy to control or even cure type 2 diabetes with balanced diet, exercise and medication, on the off chance that it is diagnosed in its initial stages.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:59:01 -0500According to a study completed at Kasturba and GLK Hospitals in New Delhi, India, taking in a sufficient amount of vitamin D during pregnancy is important for both the mother and baby. Their study, published in October 2016 in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in India, looked at two hundred women who wore burkas, since burkas blocked off sunlight, keeping the skin from making the essential vitamin D.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:59:01 -0500There comes a time where we realize our health is no longer the same as when we were younger. In our youth, we could do whatever we wanted with minimal consequences. We could drink alcohol and not have it affect us too much the next day. We could eat almost anything we wanted, and most of the time our body would handle it well. And even if we were physically inactive, we were able to maintain a reasonable weight without too much effort.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:13:31 -0500Soluble fiber is a type of fiber that has not just properties to improve bowel movements, but also can improve cardiac health, cholesterol levels and diabetes. Here, we take a brief look at the effect of soluble fiber on our health.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:59:01 -0500To say binge eating is unhealthy would be an understatement. Binge eating is an eating disorder separate from anorexia or bulimia and accounts for a significant proportion of severely overweight people who repeatedly try to lose weight but fail. Regrettably, however, it's also typical behavior for many adults in different societies today. On a community level, binge eating is thought of as a shame. On an individual level, binge eating is destructive.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:18:13 -0500A new study has revealed the occurrence of type 2 diabetes in women and girls suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. This is primarily due to the hormonal imbalance in the body. This creates systemic havoc over a longer run. Hence both the conditions need to be treated the earliest. The article analyzes the finds of the study to let the readers take home the important points.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:59:01 -0500According to a September 2016 report published in the journal Nutrients, dietary whole grain oats are helpful for lowering blood sugar, blood lipids, and weight in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Investigators at Peking University in Beijing, China, divided the number of Type 2 diabetics into four groups.After thirty days significant changes were seen in the different groups.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:59:01 -0500Eating wisely is one of your most powerful weapons in the fight against Type 2 diabetes. What you eat and how much you eat can affect your Type 2 diabetes risk. If you had to guess why overeating is such a common problem in our society, we are sure there are not a shortage of factors for you to consider. We could blame our sedentary lifestyles, for instance. We could blame our nutrition, or more precisely our poor food choices. But in that case, couldn't we also blame the foods made commercially and available to us to buy? When the majority of foods are processed, packaged in boxes, or feature large volumes of high-fructose corn syrup, you could argue our limited food options are also part of the problem.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:59:01 -0500"Eat less and exercise more" is an expression you are undoubtedly familiar with. It is a statement we all have heard over the years. We are told if we want to lose weight, just reduce your caloric intake and increase your caloric expenditure. Despite how straightforward this sounds, we still see a surge of ridiculous diets selling a different idea of obtaining a lean body by doing "x."
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:39:48 -0500Diabetes is a condition where people don't produce enough insulin to meet the body's needs or their cells don't respond properly to insulin. Insulin is important because it moves glucose, a simple sugar into body cell from the blood. It also has a number of other effects on body metabolism. Here in this article, we have tried to cover the basic functionalities of diabetes with control and treatment related to it.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:00:03 -0500Modifying risk factors can help prevent type 2 diabetes. These eight strategies go beyond eating healthy and exercising to provide clear, actionable ways to reduce your risk.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 17:59:01 -0500In September of 2016, the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings reported on the fact not only high blood pressure of pregnancy but diabetes of pregnancy raised the risk of hypertension later on in the mother's life. Scientists at China Medical University in Taiwan looked at 1270 women who developed hypertension and Gestational diabetes during their pregnancy, 5077 women who developed pregnancy-related hypertension only, and 12,594 who suffered neither condition. In 2012 blood pressure was measured in women 15 to 44 years of age who gave birth between the years 2000 and 2011. The following results were obtained for women who had developed hypertension and diabetes during their pregnancy, those who had only developed hypertension, and those who had neither.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:59:01 -0500Along with fruit, vegetables are at the heart of a diabetes prevention or management plan. They will help you keep your weight in check and also protect against heart disease, cancer, and several other health problems. Are you struggling to eat your five to ten servings of vegetables each day? Most people struggle, so you are in good company. One reason many people fail to take in the number of fruits and vegetables they need to eat is simply due to boredom. If you turn to the same vegetables day after day, yet another serving of broccoli, it is no wonder you have become bored. Liven up your diabetes management plan with a few fresh options that will change how you view this important food group! Here are four delicious vegetables to consider adding to your meal plan starting today.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 17:59:01 -0500A new study from the University of California and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, United States, shows an increased risk of developing cancer in children born from abnormal pregnancies. Specifically, Type 2 diabetes before pregnancy, Gestational diabetes, and abnormal weight gain during pregnancy, were all linked with cancer in the women's children. The study, reported on in September of 2016 in the journal Cancer Causes and Control, included 11,149 cases of cancer in children under six years of age, and 270,147 children who did not develop cancer.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:59:01 -0500If you have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, it's natural to want to find out how to be healthier than you are now, and it's natural to look for assistance. You may ask family or friends; you may do internet searches or purchase a book or two. You may consult your doctor. It's recommended you seek professional assistance, because, despite the good intentions of those close to you, they may not be able to give you sound advice. And whichever diet or physical activity program they rely on may simply not cut it for you. Which leads to the importance of being your own teacher.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:59:01 -0500If there is one vice many of us share, it is overeating. It is evident we eat not only to sustain our body but also to enjoy ourselves. It is hard to argue eating is one of the finer pleasures in life. With that said, a balance is essential. Overeat all the time and you will gain weight. Limit yourself too much in an attempt to lose weight, and you may have a breakdown causing you to go on a binge and ruin any progress you made. If you are trying to lose weight, lower your blood sugar levels and treat your Type 2 diabetes, or generally improve your health, it would benefit you to learn how to control your eating.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:59:01 -0500A sedentary lifestyle is a major risk factor for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. As we age brain function can suffer, especially in Type 2 diabetics. According to the Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Science and Medical Science in September 2016, physical activity can help fight brain problems associated with this form of diabetes in older individuals. The Journal reported on a study from Wake Forest University and several other research institutions in the United States. A total of 416 individuals with Type 2 diabetes and 1,061 nondiabetics were included in the study. They were divided randomly into physical activity and sedentary groups. After two years both the Type 2 diabetics and the nondiabetic participants in the physical activity group, increased their walking speed. The diabetic participants in the physical activity group improved on tests of memory and overall brain function.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:59:01 -0500Type 2 diabetes runs in families but that does not mean if one of your parents has diabetes, this has to be your destiny as well. If your genes call for diabetes, it doesn't say you need to listen. One could argue unhealthy habits are the primary cause of rising blood sugar levels and weight gain. While high blood sugar, obesity, and an unhealthy diet lead to the disease, all of these factors are fueled by unhealthy habits. If you have received a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, there is a good chance you have been eating unhealthy foods for many years, plus not moving enough.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:57:28 -0500People can take charge of their illness. The proper medication, diet and life style can make diabetes insignificant.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:07:32 -0500Having a meal together is one of the simple joys of life. On a more serious note, people are passionate about food. This happens to one, irrespective of his age. Younger children have a knack for desserts and are very often known to have a sweet tooth. As kids grow older, some of them develop a taste for protein based foods.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:58:01 -0500My son had a seminar in his school on Sunday, all the students and parents were invited to discuss on the serious issue that is Diabetes in Kids. There was a message on my cell from his school. My son was excited about the seminar and asked me a couple of questions. Mom, what's the seminar all about? What do you mean by Diabetes? Are you going to attend the seminar? Yes, of course, it's very important for every parent to know about Diabetes in kids. We are going to get lots of valuable information about it.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:10:21 -0500Day by day, education is not only playing a crucial role, but also reaching to the new heights. Even, students are much aware about their professional careers in their early ages and set their goals in order to achieve them. As is known, education is divided into two parts medical and non medical. Comparatively medical education has special position as it contributes in advanced and beneficial researches for improving the health of people.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 17:59:01 -0500Both tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) and cannabidiol (CBD) are phytochemicals similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, but without the psychoactive effects. According to a report published in the journal Diabetes Care in August 2016, both molecules could be helpful in treating high blood sugar levels in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Nottingham in Derby and several other research institutions in the UK looked at 62 participants with a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:59:01 -0500Is weight loss part of your Type 2 diabetes prevention or reversal plan? Losing weight is one of those things in life people find surprisingly easy or overwhelmingly difficult to accomplish. It depends on your approach, your goals, your dedication, and most importantly your mindset. Failure to reach your desired weight must not be an option if you are to succeed. When you inevitably encounter a setback, you have to see it as an opportunity to learn something new. Perhaps it is a sign you need to change your approach, or adjust your food choices in some way.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:59:01 -0500By now you should realize eating breakfast is one of the most important meals you need to eat if you hope to boost you energy level and keep your blood sugar levels stable. Sadly, though, many people make poor decisions with the food they chose to include in their first meal of the day, which can end up putting them at a disadvantage instead of an advantage. Curious what these foods happen to be? Let us look at three foods you need to steer clear of.
Sun, 04 Sep 2016 17:59:01 -0500Fiber will not raise your blood sugar, and will help control any spikes. Several researchers have stated studies reveal a high-fiber diet "significantly improves" blood sugar control and reduces cholesterol levels in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Fiber is known to contribute to the slowdown of sugar absorption in the small intestine, helping to keep blood sugar levels from rising too fast after a meal.
Sun, 04 Sep 2016 13:59:01 -0500It is puzzling so many people think they can lose weight despite frequently eating throughout the day. Small meals or not, the more often you eat, the more likely it is you will eat more than you need. Overeat and you will struggle to make progress with your weight loss plan. Also, frequent meals keep your blood sugar levels elevated over the course of the day. If you are not allowing yourself to be intermittently hungry, you are not giving your insulin and blood sugar much-needed respite.
Sat, 03 Sep 2016 17:59:01 -0500On receiving a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, many newly diagnosed diabetics begin learning to control their chronic disease (meaning it's for the rest of your life, or at least until they find a cure), through eating a healthy diet and by adding exercise to their day. If diet and exercise alone do not give the desired result of lower blood sugar levels and weight loss, then metformin is the oral drug of choice prescribed. The medical journal Current Medical Research and Opinion reports on a study suggesting the length of time of having Type 2 diabetes could influence the ideal dose of metformin. Scientists at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and the Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia found among 6,050 people starting to take metformin, the diabetics who had the longest history of Type 2 diabetes had the lowest success rate of reaching their HbA1c goals. These results were especially true of many diabetics starting on the lowest doses of this drug.
Sat, 03 Sep 2016 12:59:01 -0500There is a notion of setting goals being easier said than done. Depending on your objective, this is overwhelmingly true. Talking about your goals and planning their execution is infinitely easier than actually working towards getting them done. Achieving goals, especially those in the context of health, are certainly doable tasks. Sometimes you just need to apply the SMART principle to help you along your way. Let us use SMART goals to help you lower your blood sugar levels and treat your Type 2 diabetes.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:59:02 -0500No single food or dietary supplement will alone prevent Type 2 diabetes. However, the right overall balance of foods in your eating plan and the overall amount of food can offer substantial protection. The type and amount of carbohydrates and fats eaten, are critical in determining the risks associated with blood sugar levels as these make up the majority of most people's food. As someone who is watching their blood sugar levels, chances are you are very careful about food timing. You are timing your eating times to coincide with when your body needs the nutrients the most. As such, you may have your menu carefully planned out during the day. But, at what point are you eating your carbohydrates?
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:59:01 -0500It has been found depression is twice as common in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and the depression is often more severe and lasts longer than in people without diabetes. When diagnosed, though, depression can be treated effectively. Should diabetics without a diagnosis of depression ask for testing?
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:59:01 -0500Most people are no stranger to the disease known as Type 2 diabetes. It is no secret this disease is quickly becoming the biggest epidemic of our time. The number of individuals diagnosed with this form of diabetes worldwide is likely to double over the next twenty years. There are several types of diabetes, but Type 2 diabetes is the most common form and makes up about 95 percent of all cases.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:59:01 -0500Type 2 diabetes is both a complex and fascinating disease. It can seem harmless on the surface but in reality, it is a lethal disease in many respects. Given time, complications unfold when blood sugar levels are not lowered to a healthy level. Severe nerve damage, for instance, may lead to leg ulcers and infections in the extremities, which may make an amputation necessary. A kidney transplant may be required when renal failure results from nephropathy. And we have not even mentioned the lethal complications of high blood sugar levels and Type 2 diabetes: a fatal heart attack or stroke.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:40:19 -0500Glucose is a simple sugar that exists throughout the plant kingdom as an essential nutrient. Once consumed, glucose circulates in our blood stream and must be translocated ipromptly into cells and tissues where it serves as essential energy. If glucose is not moved promptly from the blood stream into tissue cells, then the glucose molecule reacts randomly with various cell membranes, causing permanent damage.
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:59:01 -0500People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes run the risk of developing such diseases as pneumonia and urinary tract infections. According to researchers at the University of Surrey in the UK; when diabetics control their blood sugar levels, their risk of developing infections is lowered. The work of these researchers was reported on in the journal Diabetes Medicine in August 2016 and compared 34,000 people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes to over 600,000 nondiabetics, all treated by general practitioners. It was found the participants with Type 2 diabetes suffered more infections than did the non-diabetic participants. The Type 2 diabetes group was divided into three subgroups according to the level of their blood sugar control.
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:59:01 -0500When it comes to Type 2 diabetes, there are many questions worth asking. "Can Type 2 diabetes be treated?" "What exactly is Type 2 diabetes? "What are some of the complications of diabetes?" It is a good to have questions on your mind because it means you are on the lookout for answers. In today's world, one can never be too knowledgeable about diseases and complications. Your health and well-being should be on the top of your list for a happy life. It is when you are well you can enjoy many of life's fruitful moments.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:59:01 -0500We have often heard sedentary behavior is one of the main reasons there is a worldwide increase in the number of individuals diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and several other serious health conditions. Type 2 diabetes - one of the biggest epidemics of our time, currently affects over 19 million Americans. In their teens, many young people begin to stop exercising on a regular basis. But how are university students while studying from their books, or teenagers who are on their computers, going to remember to get up and take an occasional break and get active? What gets their attention? Aha! Texting might just be the answer!
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:59:02 -0500It's one thing to be informed your blood sugar levels are abnormally high, and it is another to take steps to prevent or reverse the damage high blood sugar levels can do to your body. There are many Type 2 diabetics aware of just how dangerous their situation can be. In fact, some people who receive a diabetes diagnosis are willing to do absolutely everything it takes to lower their blood sugar levels and their weight to a safe level. Type 2 diabetes makes up about 95 percent of all cases of diabetes and is seen most often in people over thirty-five, though not always, in overweight people, and in individuals who have a history of diabetes in their family. To be ignorant about your condition, however, is another thing entirely.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:59:01 -0500Eating wisely is one of your powerful weapons in the fight against developing Type 2 diabetes. What you eat and how much affects your risk for developing diabetes. Generous amounts of vegetables and fruits are at the heart of Type 2 diabetes prevention. Are you struggling to get your vegetable intake? Feel as though if you have to eat another salad, you might just scream? If you are dreaming of cheeseburgers replacing your steamed broccoli, it is time for a change.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:59:01 -0500According to a study carried out by the National Research Institute in Los Angeles and various other research centers in the United States, sixty Type 2 diabetics being treated with metformin and exenatide (Byetta) achieved better blood glucose control than fifty-six Type 2 diabetics treated with metformin alone. Their work was reported on in the journal Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism in August 2016. Twenty-four-hour average blood sugar levels as well as fasting levels, and levels 2 hours after a meal were checked. The following were all lowered in the exenatide plus metformin group versus the group taking metformin alone.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:59:01 -0500Although some people love to exercise, and others loathe it, we are sure you are familiar with physical activity, and how it is essential for healthy living. Even if it's unlikely we are going to teach you something new; we would like you to consider exercising every day as a way to improve your health and rejuvenate your life. Many people are quick to suggest you should become physically active: it's common to hear how you should be exercising while avoiding a sedentary lifestyle. But it is less common to be told to exercise daily because balance is usually the norm.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:59:01 -0500It may seem as if hunger is the main reason why it is hard to stick to your chosen diet. Feeling hungry gets in the way of weight loss, as well as making it harder for Type 2 diabetics to control their blood sugar. You may believe controlling your appetite is difficult since you are constantly hungry. Willpower can only do so much: there is a limit to how long you can resist those hunger pangs. Fortunately, your appetite is not entirely to blame. There are reasons why you are frequently hungry.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:37:20 -0500More than 100 million people today have diabetes or pre-diabetes. A recent study conducted by a team of American and Japanese researchers shows that people who have diabetes can vastly improve their health by eating an entirely plant-based diet.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:26:10 -0500Diabetes mellitus is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism in the body. Specifically, diabetes is a disorder of glucose metabolism. In diabetes, glucose is not used by the body's tissues and blood glucose concentrations rise above normal to higher and higher levels. Understanding carbohydrate digestion and metabolism is essential to best health with diabetes. One can make adjustments in food choices and food quantities and portions to help control the blood glucose concentrations.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:25:14 -0500So, you or a loved one has been told that you have diabetes. What now? Diabetes affects millions of persons. Many do not know that they have diabetes. Knowing that you have diabetes is important. What you know and how your knowledge is put to use for your best health with diabetes matters hugely.
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:59:01 -0500It is a shame we feel a reminder to live healthily is necessary. We are not suggesting you are at fault: rather, we would like to address the adult population as a whole. Too many of us are leading unhealthy lives exposing us to harmful and unforeseen dangers. It is not an exaggeration when we say your actions today very well determine your well-being tomorrow, which in turn dictates the quality and longevity of your life. Too many people succumb to an ill-timed death in an unfortunate manner. It is an event deeply regrettable when you consider many of these deaths are preventable at least for that time.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 17:59:01 -0500Let's say you have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and you are overweight. To help lower both your blood sugar levels and your weight you have decided to shed 30 pounds. For the purpose of this thought experiment, it does not matter if you are overweight or a Type 2 diabetic. If you think you should lose 30 pounds, odds are you are underestimating how much weight you have to lose. In reality, you might have to lose 40 pounds or more. But we digress.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:59:01 -0500If you look closely at the typical American diet, it's easy to see why Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Eating wisely is your most powerful weapon in your fight to control your blood sugar and body weight. If you are looking to take a step towards better health, one thing you need to start doing is to focus on building better habits. Far too many people get caught up with the idea of making changes for the time being. They put themselves on a diet for 12 weeks and then look to take it from there. As long as there is an end in sight, you are never going to see the results you are hoping for.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:59:01 -0500Treating Type 2 diabetes successfully is no small feat. But never kid yourself: it's doable and realistic, regardless of your starting point. Considering controlling your blood sugar level is a task requiring your consistent effort, it is beneficial to look for guidance and advice. That is why we recommend seeking the assistance of your doctor or some form of mentorship to help you get started. But even if there is plenty of support available to you, you are ultimately on your own. Nobody is watching over you: it's entirely up to you to lower and stabilize your blood sugar levels and control your body weight.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:59:01 -0500The term stress as we apply it to human feelings was introduced by Hans Selye. Stress affects your health directly and causes your fight-or-flight response to flood your bloodstream. In turn, your blood sugar levels are raised. The engineering term is used to describe physical materials and how they react when force, or stress, is applied to them. Scientists studying stress found the causes are not the same for all of us, but the essential characteristics of an event are: Novelty - entering into a strange situation with fear of the unknown, Unpredictability: not knowing what to expect, a Threat to the ego: will the self be able to handle things? And Sense of Control - the fear of not being able to make decisions and carry them out.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:59:01 -0500Hopefully, you have a treatment plan in your mind if you have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. The best way to deal with any disease is to do whatever you can to treat it and keep it under control for as long as possible. And when you consider Type 2 diabetes is such a manageable disease, it would be a pity to allow it to linger. It would be unwise to fall victim to such a preventable and treatable condition. But this is what happens to many who choose to disregard their diagnosis.
Sat, 13 Aug 2016 17:59:02 -0500Much has been written during the past few years about the antidiabetic medication metformin, as a possible anticancer drug. According to researchers at the National Taiwan University and several other research institutions in Taipei, Taiwan, metformin could be a tool to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Their work, reported on in the journal Oncotarget in July 2016, included over 132,000 women treated with metformin, and almost 7,000 treated with other antidiabetic medications.
Sat, 13 Aug 2016 12:59:01 -0500There's a lot of self-blaming going on among middle-aged adults who are not particularly healthy. It's important to remember the criticism you choose to give yourself can be constructive or destructive. One type of criticism gives you a chance to improve your situation, whereas the other is more likely to make things worse. If you are not in excellent health, it is good to reflect and figure out where you have gone wrong. Perhaps you have not lived the healthiest of lifestyles, or you have procrastinated on losing weight.
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:27:48 -0500Naturopathic community is using many methods to help alleviate their patient's diabetic symptoms and/or reverse the condition all together. What steps can you take to take control of your health.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:25:27 -0500Sony, Samsung, Google and a few lesser known companies have all filed patents in the last couple of years in a race to be the first to bring the smart lenses to the market for consumer purchase. Each company seems to have focused on a different issue. Each one encompasses a unique feature, such as taking photos, augmented reality or addressing health concerns, while other features are ubiquitous to all the manufacturers' lenses.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 11:53:40 -0500As you know, Type 2 diabetes attacked millions of people in the United States and is increasing worldwide. Coffee had been convicted as bad for your health. But there is growing evidence that it may protect body against some types of cancer, Heart-related disease, liver disease, Alzheimer, depression and Parkinson's disease.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:34:48 -0500The terms hearing loss, hearing impairment and deafness all refer to an inability to hear. The severity of a hearing disability can range from mild, through moderate or severe, to profound deafness. But can it be caused by diabetes? If so, what can be done about it?
Sun, 07 Aug 2016 17:59:01 -0500Damage to the nervous system can have severe consequences for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes: whether it's smaller nerves in their hands or feet, or the brain itself. Resveratrol, a molecule found in grape peel, is thought to have beneficial effects on the heart and blood vessels. According to the Annals of the New York Academy of Science in January of 2011, resveratrol is thought to protect against blocked blood vessels, high blood pressure, lack of oxygen in the heart, and heart failure.
Sun, 07 Aug 2016 12:59:01 -0500For some strange reason, many people believe in the all-or-nothing principle as it relates to physical activity. There is a widespread belief that states physical activity must be done religiously for it to be effective. In other words, you must exercise six or seven days a week, for at least an hour each time! Or more if you want to lose weight! This belief could not be more misconceived than it already is. A common dilemma for many adults is related to the subject of exercise. Particularly those who are dealing with chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or something of the cardiovascular nature.
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 17:59:02 -0500Much has been written about the need for physical activity for fitness and general good health. Many times we start exercise programs with the best of intentions but slacken off after beginning to see improvements. According to research reported on in the International Journal of Obesity in July 2016, exercise brings improvements in people diagnosed with a non-alcoholic fatty liver. And it has been found physical activity should be sustained to ensure all the improvements continue. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD is the term given to the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink little or perhaps no alcohol.
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 12:59:01 -0500If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, don't despair. It's not over. You are not destined to a future of poor health. However, it is important you realize something needs to change in your life. You cannot continue in your current ways if there is any hope of you regaining your good health. Type 2 diabetes can be treated; although it's going to take some work.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:59:01 -0500Diabetes is invisible, a chronic disease that never goes away. It is with regret we open a discussion on diabetes by asking if you take your disease seriously. If you are not a Type 2 diabetic, we still recommend you read on, because you will gain more knowledge about this illness since it may be something you are up against down the track.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:20:41 -0500Diabetic Neuropathy is a painful nerve-damaging disorder generally believed to be caused by high levels of sugar in the blood. In this write-up, we will throw light on the types and characteristics of Diabetic Neuropathy so that you can identify the early symptoms of each type and take the right measures to prevent the disorder from aggravating.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:59:01 -0500Should you take in soybeans or any other soy products? The answer is a resounding maybe, according to a July 2016 report in the Journal of Bone Mineral Research. Researchers at the University of Hull and various other institutions in the UK, Italy, and Qatar tested 200 women to learn what soy protein and soy protein with isoflavones could do to help their body. All of the participants had gone through menopause no more than two years earlier. One group of women was given a soy protein supplement alone, while another group was given soy protein along with isoflavones which are also found in soybeans.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:59:01 -0500Carbohydrates often bear a certain stigma that makes many people see them in a negative light. As a society, we've come to label them as harmful. And when it comes to weight loss, many are quick to suggest you should drastically reduce their intake in your weight loss plan. Some will even say you should eliminate them entirely. However, even if there were benefits to lowering your intake, it would likely do you more harm than good to take such drastic measures. One food alone cannot prevent Type 2 diabetes. The right overall balance of foods in your diet, especially the overall amount of food can offer protection, though. The types and amount of sugar and fat eaten, are important where Type 2 diabetes is concerned.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:54:25 -0500Insulin is an essential, prescribed therapy for the individual with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Several insulin preparations are available, and each is distinct. Safe and effective glucose control requires a regular pattern of insulin use that is precisely linked and timed with foods and beverages of known carbohydrate content. Daily harmony with these variables is essential for best health with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:34:37 -0500Did you know that the pipes in your home are similar to your blood vessels? Here's how.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:37:46 -0500Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus evolves because of insulin lack. Lack of insulin allows blood glucose concentrations to rise far above normal - often to very high levels. Lack of insulin also allows fatty acids to convert to ketone molecules, which serve as alternative fuel molecules for cells and tissues. Ketone molecules, however, are strong acids, and these strong acids, when produced excessively, creates a harmful acid environment throughout the body termed ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis can be fatal.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:37:08 -0500Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 is a brittle, rapidly changeable, and heavily impacting disease. The principal problem or threat of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 is elevated glucose concentrations in one's blood stream. This results from inadequate or insufficient production of insulin from the pancreas. High glucose concentrations persist and worsen until proper doses of insulin are provided by injection.
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 17:59:01 -0500Lipitor, or Atorvastatin, has an established role in treating high cholesterol levels. During the past few years, Atorvastatin has been tested as a new way of treating periodontitis in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In July 2016 the Journal of Periodontology reported on a study from the Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre and several other institutions in Bangalore, India. The study included 75 Type 2 diabetics with periodontitis. They were divided into two groups. Group 1 received the usual care, consisting of scaling and root planing (deep cleaning). Group 2 received scaling and root planing as well as a topical preparation of Atorvastatin.
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 12:59:01 -0500Generally speaking, carbohydrates are not harmful to your health. This opposes a misconception; that just about all carbohydrates are bad for you. Of course, this is not true, since fruit and vegetables are carbohydrate sources. And, there are other good sources out there, if one knows where to look for them. It helps to know which carbohydrates a Type 2 diabetic should avoid in their quest to control their blood sugar levels. We have come up with a list of carbs best to avoid on a regular basis if you are looking to stabilize your blood sugar and control your body weight.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:59:02 -0500According to scientists at Bichat-Claude University Hospital and the University of Paris in France, gastric banding still has a place in treating people with extreme obesity which is a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more. Gastric banding is popular with obese Type 2 diabetics. Their study included 897 participants who had been treated with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). Just over 1 percent had early complications, but over half of the 897 participants had late complications.