Diabetes Information

Diabetes Information

Insulin


Insulin has two critical roles in the body that we cannot live without, yet it can be the root of many health problems, including diabetes. Insulin carries sugar (glucose), fat and protein into your cells where they are used for energy and the repair of your cells.

Humulin or Lantus, Which Insulin For Your Child?


Humulin or Lantus? When my daughter, who was 8, was first diagnosed the Children's Hospital that was treating her put her on an insulin program of short acting Humalog NPH and long acting Humalin N. You should have seen me that first day of training after a long night in the emergency room where she was diagnosed.

Diabetes Awareness: Ill Wait til it Hurts


By the time many type 2 diabetics (and often their doctors) realize action is necessary, the disease, with its destructive high blood sugars, has been silently damaging their body for years.Complications to the blood vessels and tissues of your eyes, feet, heart, kidneys, and other organs, are likely well underway.

Raising Happy Diabetic Kids


This is the first in a series of articles I am about to embark upon concerning this subject. As my family gets older and matures with this disease I think back to the early days and wonder why aren't we all on medication for depression? Why don't we have standing twice a week appointments with a psychiatrist? How did we end up so normal?(whatever that is) As I look back this didn't happen by accident, nor am I Super Dad, and I didn't plan it out step by step.

Improper pH Balance Increases Risk and Damage of Diabetes


THE RISKBlood sugar balance is critical to your body's proper functioning. Blood sugar (glucose) is the primary source of fuel for the body's cells and is particularly critical to the brain and the eyes.

Raising Happy Diabetic Kids Part II


This is the second article in a series I am writing about how to raise happy diabetic children. You can find the first article titled Help Your Child Develope Self-Confidence in our article archives.

Diabetes Awareness: The Downside... a New Wardrobe?


Here is some commonsense thinking:I can't understand why anyone who has diabetes wouldn't exerciseand watch what they eat.The down side is that you may have to get an entire new wardrobe since exercise and healthy eating causes weight and size reduction.

Pre-Diabetes - The Calm Before the Storm


Remember when the medical world identified pre-hypertension to better monitor your blood pressure? The new buzz: Pre-Diabetes concerns a similar condition pinpointing people who are at severe risk for getting diabetes. Because diabetes silently invades your body, early detection and corrective action are critically important.

Pre-Diabetes Awareness: Gamblers Understand the Odds


Do you gamble? Play Texas Hold'em poker, casino games, or lotteries? Then understanding your odds of winning is part of the challenge.Are you planning on living a long and healthy life? A life free of aches and pains? A life full of excitement and adventure? Great, then understanding the odds of developing diabetes will surely cause you to take immediate action.

Pre-Diabetes: Check Engine Warning Light


Your car has an early detection system and so does your body. Take 3 minutes to read this article and learn how you can save yourself a life time of aches, pains, and costly medical bills.

Treating Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy


The toes burn and tingle and sharp pains shoot into your legs. The bed sheets feel uncomfortable on the feet as you toss and turn, trying to get some rest.

Exercise & Diabetes


You are no doubt aware that exercise can help prevent the serious complications that often come with diabetes and heart disease. Research has repeatedly shown that regular physical activity helps reduce the likelihood of having a heart attack or a stroke, aids in weight loss, and improves mood.

Protein Principles for Diabetes


Dietary considerations can present a Hobson's choice in diabetes. Even when the intake is nutritious, assimilating it can be another matter.

Low-Carb: The Role of Insulin


There are three basic units the body uses for energy:1. Fats2.

Preparing Your Child and Family for Life With Diabetes


After the initial shock of diagnosis wears off and we become more comfortable with administering insulin shots, scheduling blood tests and mealtimes, and carbohydrate counting we have a chance to look to the future. At that point it really begins to sink in what a long-term commitment parenting a diabetic child really is.

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05/19/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is There A Connection Between ADHD and Diabetes?
ADHD is a term used to describe a neurodevelopment disorder where there is a persistent and recognized pattern of behavior. The condition begins at birth and in most cases persists to some degree throughout the person's lifetime. The disorder includes acting on impulse without thinking about the consequences, having difficulty staying on task, and moving about inappropriately. A person diagnosed with ADHD might continuously interrupt others or feel unable to sit still, fidget, be disorganized, or cannot stick to specific tasks. This is not due to the lack of cooperation or the inability to understand directions.
05/16/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Will a High Intake of Flavonoids Help Prevent Diabetes?
Researchers at the Central Hospital of Enshi Autonomous Prefecture in Enshi, China, suggest taking in foods containing flavonoids can help prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes. That conclusion was the result of pooling eight earlier studies on the subject and analyzing them as if they were all one large study. The result of the pooled studies was published in May of 2018 in the journal Medicine (Baltimore). A total of 312,015 participants took part in the eight studies, and 19,953 of the participants developed Type 2 diabetes over a period of 4 to 28 years. The participants who had the highest intake of flavonoids had the lowest risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
05/16/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Snacks to Combat Your Afternoon Cravings
People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes know they should stay away from sugary foods, yet they often crave them. Cravings are triggered by the biological properties of the food itself: this means particular foods have a chemical makeup that causes us to crave them. So they have an addictive component like alcohol and drugs. Sugar as well as being sweet has a druglike effect which is why people crave sugar during times of stress. What do you crave when you get an energy slump around 3 pm?
05/15/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Drugs Versus Lifestyle Changes
Most people undergo a different development of Type 2 diabetes. Some are afflicted mostly due to the effect of years of poor food choices and their blood sugar levels start to climb. Others, because of being overweight for some years and not exercising, develop blood sugar and insulin dysglycemia which means they have abnormal glucose metabolism. Family history plays a part as well for many adults too.
05/13/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Lowering Liver Fat in Diabetes and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
In April of 2018, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reported on the use of the thyroid hormone to lower fat levels in the liver of participants who had been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and Type 2 diabetes. Non-alcoholic liver disease or NAFLD is the generic term used when describing a condition that brings about a buildup of fat in the liver. NAFLD is a condition commonly occurring in overweight or obese people including anyone who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
05/13/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Motivate Yourself To Become Healthy
Motivation can have unpredictable effects. This may come as news to you because it is often implied motivation can only do you well. The idea is motivation helps you achieve and succeed. It provides a spark. It adds fuel to the fire. It is the essential ingredient for reaching anything that requires willpower and discipline. Of course, this is the idea.
05/12/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Will Exercising on an Electric Bicycle Help People With Diabetes?
Electric bicycles, as the name suggests, have motors that move the pedals making the vehicle go at least 20 kilometers an hour. Pedaling the old-fashioned way is also permitted, and in fact, encouraged. Researchers at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom explored how the use of electric bicycles could help to improve the health of people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
05/12/2018 01:59 PM
Healthy Eating - Do You Think Of Food As Your Enemy?
Food is becoming a source of hatred for many people. They think of it as being the enemy. We eat food that tastes good and satisfies us at the moment; then we hate how it makes us look and feel. But it is not the food we should hate. It is the decisions we make regarding food and our attitude towards food that needs a makeover.
05/11/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Do a Bit More For Your Health Today
Even small changes in your lifestyle can help you better manage Type 2 diabetes. While blood sugar testing is a crucial self-management tool, developing a physically active lifestyle and changing your eating style help control both your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Regardless of the problems you may be dealing with at the moment, the trick is to do a bit more for your health today than you did yesterday. Maybe it is not a trick, but more a simple piece of advice.
05/09/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Liver Enzymes, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes
In May of 2018, the journal Hormone and Metabolic Research reported on a study performed at the South Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University in Harbin, China, and the First Hospital of Jilin University in Changchun, China. High liver enzymes which indicate liver disease, were linked to insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes. A total of 212 participants with Type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease were studied. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, as the name describes, is a condition with too much fat stored in the liver, not caused by alcoholism.
05/06/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Inflammation and Cancer
It has been found people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for colorectal carcinoma, or cancer. Diets causing inflammation have been linked to such cancer and a species of bacteria, according to a study reported on in April 2018 in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Scientists at Harvard Medical School in the United States and Huazhong University in China compared the nutrition of the participants in the Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study. The participants kept diaries of the foods they ate over the years. Based on eighteen foods associated with inflammation, researchers scored the participants' diets according to the empirical dietary inflammatory pattern (EDIP). This score tells investigators the amount of inflammation likely to be present.
05/06/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Settle Your Thoughts Before You Eat
Stress levels have increased, and like many other risk factors contributing to Type 2 diabetes or heart disease, we are now exposed to many more stressors than previous generations have been. Stress has a way of affecting how we eat. It can seem to take up all the space in our brain; cause us to crave unhealthy foods, and makes it easier for us to eat more than we should
05/05/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Smoking Is A Risk Factor For The Progression Of Chronic Kidney Disease
In June of 2018, the Journal of Clinical Medical Research reported on a study showing the reduction in protein levels in the urine of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes after they stopped smoking. Too much albumin, a kind of protein similar to egg white, escapes the kidneys and goes into the urine in diabetic kidney disease. Scientists at Jinnouchi Hospital and Kumamoto University Hospital in Kumamoto, Japan found lowering the blood pressure, and the heartbeat rate in sufferers helped decrease the amount of albumin in the urine.
05/05/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Three Tips To Keep In Mind When Traveling With Diabetes
Excited at the thought of going away on a holiday? Traveling is something many people look forward to, but if you have Type 2 diabetes, perhaps you feel traveling is more stressful than it is worth. You may decide to avoid holidays just because of the fact you do not want to have to worry about dealing with your blood sugar level all the time. Feeling that way would be a shame because many good times are had on holiday. And, if you are smart in your approach, you do not need to forgo your travel plans.
05/04/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Being Kind To Yourself Has Health Benefits
Kindness is an admirable trait easily recognizable the first time you meet someone. Often we are distracted making sure we are kind to others and we forget to be kind to ourselves. Being kind to yourself is a great emotional place to be and can help break any stressful situation, including binge eating or the stress-eating connection.
05/03/2018 09:22 AM
Effective Ayurvedic Guide On Treating Diabetes
Diabetes is a complex condition in the human body when the pancreas doesn't produce enough quantity of the hormone insulin to keep the blood sugar under control. There are different types of diabetes; type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.
05/02/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL) Linked With Diabetes
Researchers at the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran found a link between high levels of LDL cholesterol or "bad" cholesterol and the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Their work was reported on in the journal Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome in April of 2018. Healthy close relatives, children, and siblings of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes aged 30 to 70 years not being treated with blood fat-lowering medications were examined for a period of ten years.
05/02/2018 03:09 PM
Curing Type 2 Diabetes Naturally Rather Than Living With Its Associated Life Threatening Diseases
One danger still stuck and haunts us that we can't fight off. It is unknowingly killing more people slowly than any other cause of death. Type 2 Diabetes is a killer disease that you can naturally reverse permanently. Total Happiness and Freedom from Type 2 Diabetes lies in addressing the attack on your Pancreas as the root cause to normalize your blood sugar, terminate other resulting problems, and be taken off prescription drugs, insulin injections and stop blood sugar monitoring.
05/02/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - What Have You Done For Your Health?
If your circumstances where your health is concerned are not ideal, you may be surprised to find yourself in this situation. Many people do. It may seem as if you were unlucky or dealt a bad hand, or that a harsh coincidence has fallen upon you. First, you should carefully consider your circumstances before you come to any conclusions. What are you dealing with? If it is something severe with little hope for treatment, you may have been unfortunate, and we are sorry to hear that. But if it is a condition like obesity, Type 2 diabetes, or heart disease, then you really ought to ask yourself some questions.
05/02/2018 12:18 PM
Your Primary Care Physician Could Be Crucial Towards Successful Diabetes Control
This is our courageous combat against chronic diabetes control in an America that represents one in ten people (International Diabetes Federation, 2011) diagnosed with Type I or Type II diabetes. Blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring, lifestyle and diet choices and diabetes pills are constantly under focus when it comes to controlling diabetes mellitus. Sadly enough, the human side of medicine seems to have receded into the background. In these times, when the medical profession seems to be saturated by specialists, elaborate studies have shown that the primary care physician could be instrumental in achieving better results in diabetes management.
05/01/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Are You Stressed About Your Health?
Stress spares no one: it affects all of us at different times to varying degrees. Stress levels across all countries have increased in the past years as people have had to face a deepening financial crisis and other world problems. Like many other risk factors contributing to Type 2 diabetes or heart disease, these days we are exposed to more stressors than our ancestors. Since it is a certainty in life, we ought to be ready for it. Prepare for stress, so you are not overcome by it when it hits hard. Do your best to avoid it, so you can focus on the critical things without psychological distractions. But even with preparation and avoidance, it will still find a way into your life sometimes. So it becomes especially important to learn how to cope with stress, so it does not defeat you, and you can conquer it instead.
04/30/2018 11:55 AM
Diabetes And Neuropathy: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment
Everyone has heard of diabetes. But how much do you really know? Diabetes or Diabetes Mellitus is a type of metabolic disorder characterized by prolonged periods of high blood sugar levels.
04/28/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Best Herbs To Eat To Promote Stable Blood Sugar
When we consider which changes to make to our eating plan to help bring about a positive effect on our blood sugar control, we usually make our choices from a variety of whole foods. And while this is one way to go about controlling Type 2 diabetes and its effects, what you also need to keep in mind is there are herbs available that too can play a significant role. The right herbs can have a powerful influence and could help you prevent or manage your diabetic symptoms. Researchers have found herbal therapy has helped to bring about stable blood sugar by repairing the pancreas. In turn, it has been found insulin secretion is increased. So, which herbs should you turn to?
04/27/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Learn From Yesterday's Mistakes
We all made mistakes; this is a fact that applies to all of us. No one is exempt. Where we differ is how we handled those mistakes, and how we now deal with the end results of those issues. Mistakes mean we took action and mostly they are reversible. They also teach us to have compassion. The past is done, and this might make us uncomfortable. It might bring resentment because maybe now you are dealing with a health problem because of what you did or didn't do yesterday. Whatever it is, you need to forget about the choices you made yesterday. Let them go and create the best way to reverse the effects.
04/25/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Changing Blood Sugar Levels Could Lead To Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
In Type 2 diabetes control the aim is to keep fasting blood sugar levels within a normal range and at a steady level throughout the day. Scientists at Taichung Veterans General Hospital and various other research facilities in Taiwan have found too big a change in the blood sugar reading could lead to a higher risk of developing painful peripheral neuropathy. Their study was reported on in February 2018 in the journal Diabetes and Metabolism.
04/25/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Can Diabetes Be Prevented Indefinitely?
The first question you may have is: "can Type 2 diabetes be prevented?" You may have more to add before you have the answer - "What if Type 2 diabetes runs in my family?" "What if my background makes me vulnerable to diabetes?" "What if I've been overweight most of my life?" "What about my situation?" The answer is a resounding yes, as you might have guessed. But you may wonder if the answer is the same if we are talking about an indefinite amount of time. Can diabetes be prevented forever? The answer to this one is not so simple.
04/23/2018 03:57 PM
The Benefits of Fava or Broad Beans for Diabetics
Eating fava or broad beans will not directly help you control your blood glucose but eating them will help you ward of some of the devastating consequences of being diabetic, such as heart disease. Find out more about these highly nutritious beans.
04/23/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Steps To Help Lower Your Blood Pressure
Having high blood pressure can be especially concerning for those who are struggling with Type 2 diabetes. One of the first things your health care professional does when you visit is to check your blood pressure as the reading will tell a lot about your health at that moment. A healthy reading is considered to be 120 to 140 mmHg systolic (top number) and below 90 mmHg diastolic (lower number). When your reading is chronically high, it requires treatment as it can lead to serious health problems such as stroke or heart attack. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to help you manage your blood pressure.
04/21/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is There a Connection Between Alzheimer's and Diabetes?
Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with one of the dementias. Sadly Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia in the elderly. It is not a mental illness but it brings about symptoms related to mental health. Symptoms such as depression, anxiety, agitation, and hallucinations. We all hope and pray we can avoid developing this disease, but if you or loved one is having any of these symptoms, it may be helpful to have a medical evaluation.
04/18/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Does Stress Play a Part in the Development of Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is epidemic throughout the world, following on the obesity epidemic. Stress produces specific hormones, which can raise blood sugar levels. Could this be at least part of the reason for the Type 2 diabetes epidemic?
04/17/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - What Is Your Reason For Not Taking Care of Your Health?
You likely have many responsibilities, and it is normal to want to do away with some of them - and sometimes this is possible. When it isn't, unfortunately, we are forced to accept we will have to contend with our duties when necessary to avoid what could be dire consequences. But it is not all bad: they are called responsibilities for a reason, and when they are looked after, help to provide us with a better life.
04/15/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Do High Levels of Magnesium in The Diet Help to Prevent Coronary Heart Disease?
According to the journal Nutrients taking in a sufficient amount of magnesium in the diet could be one way of reducing the risk of developing coronary heart disease. The coronary arteries lead from the aorta, the most significant artery in the body, to the heart muscle, carrying blood with oxygen and nutrients. In March of 2018, it was reported the scientists at ZGT Hospital and several other research facilities in the Netherlands and UK, found people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who took in high enough levels of magnesium had a lower risk of having blocked coronary arteries than those who did not take in high enough levels of magnesium.
04/15/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Treat Yourself As You Would Your Loved Ones
Imagine someone close to you has been afflicted with a severe disease. You would feel awful; perhaps you would feel worse than if the disease had affected your health. You may feel their pain; you may pray for their well-being. More importantly, you may be ready to do absolutely anything you can to help ease their pain. But let us say the disease can be handled, not cured but controlled.
04/14/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Being Overweight As a Child Raises The Risk of Diabetes at Puberty
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, April 2018, overweight children can prevent developing Type 2 diabetes by reducing their weight to a normal healthy weight before they reach puberty. Scientists at the University of Copenhagen and several other research facilities in Copenhagen compared 62,565 Danish men whose height and weight were measured at ages 7, 13, and between 17 and 26 years of age. Links were found between being overweight at the time of each measurement, and measurements at later times were more strongly linked.
04/14/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Reversing Diabetes Is A Process of Mastery
There is a common misconception surrounding Type 2 diabetes suggesting it cannot be treated or reversed. To be fair, it is usually those who do not know much about the disease who have this belief. With informed knowledge of Type 2 diabetes comes the understanding it can be treated, and it can be put into remission. Type 2 diabetes is a disease that develops over the course of many years. Even if you have not led the healthiest lifestyle of late and you find yourself diagnosed, it is unlikely to be a result of your recent years.
04/13/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Are You Inflicting Psychological Pain On Yourself?
A lot of the pain the average person experiences in life is not due to external factors. Much of the time, the pain felt is due to our thinking and how we react to a situation: but this is not to say how we respond is the cause of our worst pain. Few things can compare to those painful circumstances in life which are almost always outside of our control: the diagnosis of a disease like cancer or the death of a loved one, for instance. Unfortunately, these are outside our control and will occur anyway. Then we have little choice but to deal with them the best way we can.
04/12/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Study Links Hemoglobin Levels With Diabetic Retinopathy
In April of 2018, the journal Science Reports published an article on hemoglobin and the likelihood of people with Type 2 diabetes developing diabetic retinopathy. There are about 500,000 molecules of hemoglobin per red blood cell. Each hemoglobin molecule, due to its iron content, carries two oxygen molecules from the lungs through to the rest of the body. Oxygen is what makes red blood cells red. When the hemoglobin in red blood cells gives up its oxygen molecules to the rest of the body, the red blood cells become blue. This is why blood in the veins is blue, and blood in the arteries is red.
04/10/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Long-Term Commitment Guarantees Positive Results
Many people live successfully with Type 2 diabetes: they chose to take control over their life. Positive effort then guarantees the results they are looking for: lower blood sugar levels and weight loss. There is no way to guarantee results without effort. This understanding is essential because it means you recognize there are no shortcuts to achieving meaningful goals. If there is a meaningful health goal you would like to achieve, the best way to ensure you will make progress is through long-term commitment.
04/08/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Blood Fats Raise The Risk of Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease is a severe complication of Type 2 diabetes. Plasma triglycerides, or blood fats, tend to be high in many people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Could there be a connection? Scientists at Khon Kaen University in Thailand and several other research facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, have found a link between the two. Their work was reported on in February of 2018 in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.
04/07/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Does Drinking Coffee Daily Lower Your Risk of Diabetes?
According to scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, drinking coffee can lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Their work was published in March of 2018 in the journal Nutrition Review. The researchers put together the information found in thirty studies and analyzed the information as if it were one study. They found individuals who drank five cups of coffee each day had a lower-than-average risk of developing Type 2 diabetes when compared with the rest of the participants. The group who drank five cups of coffee daily were also less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those who drank no coffee whatsoever. The results were similar for regular coffee and decaffeinated coffee. From this information, the investigators concluded drinking coffee lowers the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
04/06/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Are You Ready To Make Lifestyle Changes?
There are two significant challenges to implementing sustainable change in your lifestyle. The first is getting started. If you have listened to a friend describe their "plan" to exercise, eat healthily, or improve their health status, you have probably thought how easy it sounds. How often has it happened? While some follow through, unfortunately, many do not. That is because it is easier to have the vision than it is to execute the plan. Change is never simple, but it does make a difference especially for anyone who has Type 2 diabetes or heart disease. The second challenge is maintaining the effort required to see the change through.
04/04/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Does Eating Food Made With Black-Grain Wheat Improve Blood Sugar Control?
Scientists at Peking Union Medical College Hospital and several other research institutions in Beijing, China, found black-grain wheat improved blood sugar control and lowered inflammation in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Their work was reported on in the journal Therapeutic Clinical Risk Management in February of 2018.
04/03/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Are Bananas Good For You?
One food many people with Type 2 diabetes find themselves avoiding is the banana as they are thought to be very high in sugar and calories and, as such, a fruit to avoid. This, however, is not necessarily the case. The fact of the matter is the banana can be a very healthy food to include in any diabetic's diet for several reasons. The critical thing to remember is to pair it with a protein source or a fat source. Adding protein will slow down the release of sugar into the bloodstream, ensuring you are not going to get the sugar spike you otherwise would.
04/02/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Who Gets Diabetes?
You may know what Type 2 diabetes is and are aware of some of its complications. What you may not know, or have a limited understanding of, is who develops this form of diabetes or who is more likely to become afflicted.
04/01/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Research On How Particular Foods Could Prevent Gestational Diabetes
Two recent studies illustrate the importance of a healthy diet in preventing Gestational diabetes which is often referred to as pregnancy-related diabetes. In March of 2018, the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice reported eating legumes or beans before becoming pregnant, was linked with a lowered risk of developing the condition.
03/31/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - A New Way to Diagnose Diabetic Retinopathy
In diabetic retinopathy, the back of the eye where the image of what we view is formed become damaged due to very high levels of blood sugar, new and weak blood vessels can develop. Subsequently, because they are fragile bleeding into the eye can occur. Unfortunately, this can result in the loss of vision. Finding the condition early is vital for treating it as soon as possible. Scientists in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and the National University of Singapore have discovered a molecule, osteopontin, which indicates the presence and the severity of retinopathy.
03/30/2018 03:43 PM
Flaxseeds V Chia Seeds - Which Are More Nutritious?
Flax seeds or linseeds have been eaten for thousands of years. But how nutritious are they? What is the best way to eat them? And how do they compare with flax seeds?
03/30/2018 08:09 AM
Skin Grafts Fight Diabetes and Obesity
We are well aware of the link between diabetes and obesity. While the exact etiology of diabetes is still unclear, there are some factors, which double the risks of glucose intolerances in us, and obesity or weight gain are amongst those factors.
03/28/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Typical Oral Symptoms of People With Diabetes
Insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes, makes people vulnerable to cavities and loss of teeth. According to a study published in February of 2018 in the Journal of Periodontology people at risk of losing their teeth can be identified early when insulin resistance is first diagnosed.
03/28/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - What You Need to Know About Healthy Fats And Weight Gain
Gone are the times where we believed all fat must be avoided. Back in the day, when low-fat diets were in vogue, everyone everywhere was avoiding fat at all costs. Now, however, things have changed. We realize healthy fats are both critical for optimal health and are not necessarily going to lead to weight gain. But they may.


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