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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02/19/2019 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - A Medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis Improves Diabetes
Molecules involved in inflammation, such as interleukin-1 (IL-1), have been implicated in Type 2 diabetes. The implication has led researchers at the Universities of L'Aquila and Catanzaro in Italy to wonder whether existing medications that lower interleukin-1 might be useful for treating Type 2 diabetes. Their study, reported on in February of 2019 in the journal Medicine (Baltimore) looked at people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who were being treated with anakinra, (Kinaret), a drug used to treat several inflammatory diseases.
02/19/2019 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Are Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes and Obesity?
While regular sugar is often the most talked about food to avoid when suffering from Type 2 diabetes, artificial sweeteners can be just as harmful. This type of sweetener is a sugar substitute, a food additive providing sweetness similar to the taste of sugar. Usually, an artificial sweetener contains much less food energy than sugar which means it is a low-calorie sweetener and may be derived through the manufacturing of plant extracts or processed by chemical synthesis.
02/15/2019 05:24 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Four Reasons Why Adding Exercise to Your Daily Routine Can Improve Your Diabetes
We know adding exercise into our day-to-day life can make a huge difference in our overall health, but how can it impact our blood sugar levels? It has been found regular exercise can help us better control blood sugar and thus better manage Type 2 diabetes. Exercising can help support Type 2 diabetes for more than one reason. You can walk if that is all you are able to do but it is important because exercising gets the blood flowing. If you can't walk, move your hands, fingers, toes, ankles, arms, and legs while you are sitting. By moving you are helping to make everything flow better in your body.
02/14/2019 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Combination of Diabetes Medications That Help Minimize Heart Failure
Metformin is used with a healthy diet and exercise and is the first choice of drug to begin treating prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes. But metformin alone is not always adequate. A series of studies on which other medications to add to control high blood sugar are yielding consistent results on which medications will lower blood sugar with the lowest risk of heart failure.
02/14/2019 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Best Five High Fiber Foods to Help Support Diabetes
Enjoying fiber-rich foods is a huge part of supporting Type 2 diabetes. Fiber helps to slow the absorption of carbs and can help balance blood sugar levels. Not only that but when you add high fiber foods to your diet, you also help support digestive health which is central to the overall health of your body. When you consume high fiber foods regularly, you are also choosing to stay away from packaged and boxed foods and choose more foods in their whole and natural state. Processed foods from a box do not tend to contain much fiber as much of the fiber has been removed during the manufacturing process of making "junk food."
02/13/2019 02:35 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Gestational Diabetes Raises the Risk of Postpartum Depression
According to a recent study from Ilam University of Medical Sciences in Ilam, Iran, and the Behbahan Faculty of Medical Sciences in Behbahan, Iran, Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-related diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression, or the new mother feeling more depressed for a longer time period than ordinary "baby blues" women often experience after giving birth. The researchers, reported in February of 2019 in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, recommending postpartum screening for all women who received a diagnosis of diabetes during their pregnancy.
02/11/2019 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Can Yoga Help Control Blood Sugar Levels?
A lot has been said about yoga and its potential to cure almost anything. But is this the case where Type 2 diabetes is concerned? It is very common for people diagnosed with this form of diabetes to engage in various kinds of exercises like calisthenics, jogging or even cycling. Getting involved in yoga is another way you can immerse yourself physically. However, the big question remains on whether yoga can cure Type 2 diabetes or at least offer some level of control.
02/07/2019 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Loneliness, Depression and Inflammation in Diabetes
According to a study reported on in January of 2019 in the journal Psychophysiology, loneliness affects how people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes handle stress. Stress has known links to heart disease and death, possibly by affecting the different hormones, the nervous system, and inflammation. It is known people with Type 2 diabetes have difficulty dealing with stress: having diabetes itself puts stress on the body, as does a lack of exercise or excess weight. Researchers at the University College in London, United Kingdom, suspected loneliness could impair the biological stress response in those with Type 2 diabetes.
02/07/2019 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Are You Eating These Three Foods?
Worldwide the mass consumption of refined sugar and various additives such as high-fructose corn syrup is creating an epidemic of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and thyroid disorders. Becoming a "hidden sugar detective" is one of the best things you can do to support your overall health, and it all starts with looking at where sugar hides. While sugar hides in almost everything we eat today, some foods are worse than others. We are going to look at the top three foods notoriously known to have sugar added so you can be on the lookout, identify the added sugar on the food label, and then remove these foods from your diet.
02/05/2019 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Five Healthy Sugar Swaps That Help Fight Diabetes!
Eating wisely is one of the most potent ways to fight against the effects of Type 2 diabetes. Both what you eat and how much you eat. Do you know saturated fats and refined sugar make up about a quarter of the average person's caloric diet? Sugar is found in everything, and unfortunately, if we are not careful about the foods we consume, we can wind up adding excessive amounts of refined sugar to our diet. Foods like yogurt and even salad dressing, usually deemed as "health foods," are often notorious for containing added sugar. However, there are ways you can avoid adding these foods to your diet by making your recipes at home, and by using healthy sugar swaps to sweeten your recipes. Let us take a look at five healthy sugar swaps you can use in healthy baking and to sweeten things like your morning cup of coffee or your morning bowl of oatmeal.
02/01/2019 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Diabetes Medications and Their Effect on Blood Fat Levels
Researchers at Shiga University of Medical Science in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, found taking metformin before meals helped to reduce the rise in blood fat levels seen after meals in eleven participants who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Their study was reported on in January of 2019 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. Metformin is the first drug of choice prescribed for managing Type 2 diabetes. The average body mass index (BMI) of the participants was about 28 kg/meter squared, or overweight but not obese. When they were given metformin before a meal their blood triglycerides, a type of fat, rose less than it did when the medication was given after their meal.
02/01/2019 02:25 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Five Most Damaging Refined Carbohydrates
The bulk of carbohydrate foods consumed today are highly refined and processed. Most of it is simple sugar, but not just table sugar; corn syrup, sweet drinks and different types of candy. Usually, the nutrients and fiber have also been stripped away. Not all carbohydrates are bad for you, but the following are classed as being the worst of the worst.
01/30/2019 04:53 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - My Story
Type 2 diabetes affect is pandemic that affect over 450 million people worldwide. World Health Organization has issued a mandate asking all nations to bring diabetes under control. I am sharing my story to health other type 2 diabetic regain their good health back
01/22/2019 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is A Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy Connected to Gestational Diabetes?
In a study carried out recently at Hacettepe University and several other research institutions in Turkey and Cyprus, lower vitamin D levels during the second three months of pregnancy were linked with the risk of Gestational diabetes which is also referred to as pregnancy-related diabetes. The research was reported on in January of 2019 in the journal Gynecological Endocrinology. The investigators included 40 women diagnosed with Gestational diabetes and 40 healthy women during their second trimesters.
01/22/2019 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - 3 Tips to Help You Manage Your Blood Sugar Without Drugs
According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC)'s National Diabetes Statistics Report 2017, over 100 million people in America have Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. The report also states at least two in every five adult Americans will have Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. With such startling statistics, it comes as no surprise a vast number of people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year. The most shocking news for most people, however, is you may have to be on medications for the rest of your life.
01/18/2019 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Protecting the Heart and Blood Vessels
Omentin is a small protein recently discovered. This protein is found in fat cells around the heart and other organs, small intestines, the cells lining the heart and other organs, blood vessel cells, some airway cells, the colon, ovaries, and blood. The molecule is anti-inflammatory, and low levels of it have been found in insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.
01/17/2019 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - The Top 3 Ways to Easily Remove Added Sugar From Your Diet
Sugar is found in just about everything! It is so hard to pick up any packaged food items and not see some form of hidden sugar listed in the ingredient list. Sugar is also in foods you would never suspect salad dressing, pasta sauce, ketchup, and protein powder. You name it; chances are there is added sugar. Not only that, sugar can be listed on an ingredient list many different ways, so finding the hidden sources can be a bit tricky and can require you to do some detective work.
01/16/2019 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Eating for Health During Pregnancy
In December of 2018, the journal Nutrients reported on a study on the effects of the Mediterranean diet when eaten during pregnancy. The study was carried out at the Hospital of San Carlos and several research facilities in Madrid, Spain. A total of 874 women at 13 weeks of pregnancy were included in the study.
12/19/2018 02:53 PM
Recent Studies Show Inflammation Leads To Diabetes
When most experts talk about diabetes, they focus mainly on blood sugar level. However, new research shows inflammation plays a major role in diabetes. This article will pinpoint the most important facts about inflammation and its role in the development of diabetes.
11/13/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is Muscle Mass a Factor in Preventing or Controlling Gestational Diabetes?
Physical activity is known to be one way of preventing or controlling Type 2 diabetes and pregnancy-related diabetes which is known as Gestational diabetes. One reason for this could be a protective effect of muscle tissue. Scientists at St. Marianna University in Kawasaki, Japan, found a link between low muscle mass and insulin resistance.
11/09/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Why You Need to Invest In Your Health Every Day
Health advice is all around for a good reason. People are pushing their ideas because there is a demand for it. It is more than just interesting material to many people; often it is crucial information we all need to be made aware of. Your health and well-being become a more relevant issue with each passing day. Nobody is getting any younger, and few of us are preparing for being older. You need to invest in your health every single day. A little goes a long way, especially when you consider the benefits you will gain and the health problems you will prevent.
11/08/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is Cancer Linked With Poor Blood Sugar Control?
For some time Type 2 diabetes has been linked with cancer in the pancreas as well as several other types of cancer. It should come as no surprise poorly controlled blood sugar levels are linked to pancreatic cancer and to a lesser extent, different kinds of cancer. That was the conclusion drawn by a group of scientists who were studying Type 2 diabetes and cancer at Sheba Medical Center in Israel and several other research facilities in Israel and the United States.
11/08/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Is This Supplement Right For You?
If you are a person who enjoys the benefits oral supplements offer, you may have noticed a product on the shelves called "ZMA." ZMA is a natural mineral supplement made up of zinc, magnesium aspartate, and vitamin B6. While ZMA is sometimes listed in the testosterone boosting section, it can do so much more.
11/07/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Is Diabetes in the Mother Linked to ADHD in Their Children?
A study reported on in October of 2018 in the journal Diabetic Care has linked Type 1 and 2 diabetes along with Gestational or pregnancy-related diabetes in mothers, with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena, United States, and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, United States, found the risk of ADHD to be higher in children whose mothers were treated for diabetes during their pregnancy than in children whose mothers had a healthy pregnancy. The records of a total of 333,182 infants were reviewed from the time the children were four years of age. Over the following five years 17,415 of the children, or 5.2 percent, were diagnosed with ADHD.
11/06/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Tips to Help You Control Your Weight and Blood Sugar
Whether you have Type 2 diabetes or not, you may still be concerned about your weight and blood sugar reading. If you are in your thirties or forties, this will apply as it is often during this time these measurements start to become areas of concern for many adults. While we would not say it is normal, it is common enough to grasp there is an issue that needs to be addressed. So, here is some practical advice to help you control your weight and blood sugar and improve your eating style.
10/19/2018 05:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - An Oral Drug That May Protect Against Heart Failure As Well As Lower Blood Sugar
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) is an SGLT2 inhibitor, given in the form of a pill for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and is used along with diet and exercise and sometimes with other medications. It works by making the kidneys secrete more sugar into the urine. According to a study reported on in October of 2018 in the journal Cardiovascular Diabetology, the drug is also helpful for treating heart failure, one complication of Type 2 diabetes.
10/18/2018 05:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - High Blood Pressure in the Lungs Linked With Diabetes
Blood leaving the heart via the arteries supplies oxygen to the cells throughout the body and picks up carbon dioxide. It returns from its tour of the body in the veins, from where it goes through the right side of the heart. The right side of the heart pumps blood through to the pulmonary artery to the lungs, where it picks up oxygen and begins its trip again. When blood pressure in the pulmonary artery is too high, it is called pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension strains the right side of the heart, which can then lead to heart failure.
10/18/2018 03:46 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Start Setting Realistic Goals
Whenever you aim to take on a challenge for a result, you are setting a goal. Goals may be ambitious or straightforward: veer off too much in one direction, and you risk wasting your time. Too simple, and you may not care enough about the result, and feel uninspired. Too ambitious, and you risk trying something too challenging, and finding more frustration than inspiration. Aim for a balance. Set realistic goals that are not too easy but are well within your reach. If you are setting health goals, this is particularly important.
10/16/2018 02:32 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Should You Eat Pasta?
One question many people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes who are looking to control their blood sugar levels and lose weight, is whether or not they should include pasta in their eating plan on a regular basis. Is pasta a "safe" carb to consume? Your gut instinct may be to say no. So, is this a fact?
10/15/2018 05:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Deficiency of A Brain Protein Linked With Early Brain Malfunction and Dementia
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor also referred to as BDNF, is a protein found in the central nervous system: the brain and spinal cord. It helps in the growth, maturation, and maintenance of nerve cells, and helps individual nerve cells that make up the brain, communicate with each other and is vital for both learning and memory. It is thought to help manage eating, drinking, body weight, Type 2 diabetes, and poor brain function.
10/10/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - A New Herbal Composition Shows Promise in Controlling Diabetes
According to scientists at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, a new botanical composition shows promise for controlling Type 2 diabetes. Their study, reported on in September of 2018 in the journal Integrative Medical Research, tested an herbal supplement designated at the moment, as SR2004. It includes herbs with Latin names: morus alba, artemisia dracunculus, urtica dioica, cinnamomum zeylanicum, and taraxacum officinale. A total of one hundred and three people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes received SR2004 along with their usual treatment.
10/10/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Dealing With a Negative Mindset
One big issue many people face from time to time in their health improvement journey to lower their blood sugar and body weight is a negative mindset. It is simple to get caught up in this trap. Something with your diet or workout program goes very wrong and next thing you know, you are berating yourself for not doing better. Soon after, you feel like you will never see success and before you know it, you are ready to give up altogether. During these times, it is a must you know how to pull yourself out of this mindset and stay on track. Doing so is what will help ensure you do get the results you are after. Remember that merely showing up and putting in the effort is half the battle.
10/09/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Perhaps You Need to Give Up Snacking Not Carbohydrates
Sometimes attention is misplaced. Perhaps you are you familiar with the "invisible gorilla" experiment which was a study that examined attention and awareness. Viewers were told to count the number of passes a group of people makes to each other while moving around. Most viewers were not able to spot the person dressed as a gorilla from the back and who walked into the frame. On second viewing, it became evident after the viewer was asked if he spotted the peculiarity in the video. If you are only looking at what you are told to look at, you are going to miss essential details: this can be applied to many health scenarios with a twist. If you are also not questioning what you are told, and the direction being suggested to you, you are more than likely going to miss something crucial. How often have you heard carbohydrates are bad or harmful and you should remove them from your diet?
09/21/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Change Is Not Always Easy
Change is usually not thought of as simple, but it does make a difference; especially if you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes or heart disease. Lifestyle changes have been proven over and over again to be one of the best ways to prevent prediabetes from developing into full-blown Type 2 diabetes. Although lifestyle changes can be the hardest part of weight loss, no matter your background, you likely need to make some lifestyle changes. Usually, everyone could benefit from a few tweaks.
09/20/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Nerve Damage in the Early Stages of Diabetic Eye Disease
The back of the eye, or retina, has nerve tissue that enables us to see. In Type 2 diabetes high blood sugar levels cause damage to nerve tissue, as well as the blood vessels feeding the tissue. Such damage can thin the retina, which can lead to loss of vision. Until recently diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness has been thought of as primarily a disease of the blood vessels in the back of the eye, or retina. Treatment has been aimed at coagulating weak blood vessels and removing blood from the inside of the eye. New studies have found nerve damage in the eyes takes place before changes are seen in the blood vessels. Finding nerve damage and treating it early could be a boon to people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in danger of losing their sight.
09/06/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - The Role of Genes in Diabetic Complications
Type 2 diabetes affects the whole body because it affects the heart and blood vessels, and blood travels through almost every living tissue. Why do some individuals develop particular complications, while others do not? Having specific genes makes people susceptible to certain conditions. As these genes are found and matched with complications to which they can contribute, it will someday become possible to predict which complications patients and their physicians need to watch out for and prevent.
09/06/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - How The Targeted Ketogenic Diet Works
If you are someone who likes going on a lower carbohydrate diet plan to control your blood sugar levels better and see faster rates of weight loss, you might be interested in considering a diet plan called the targeted ketogenic diet. If you are not familiar with the ketogenic diet plan, this is a very low carbohydrate diet that contains just 5% of the total calories coming from carbohydrates. The remaining calories come from protein at 30% and dietary fat at 65%. Altogether these put you into a state called ketosis, where your body is running off an alternative fuel source.
08/27/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Food Choices - What Are The Dirty Dozen of Fruits and Vegetables?
We often hear if we choose to exercise and eat properly, our pancreas will thank us by functioning better and reduce our chances of developing Type 2 diabetes. Many of you watching your health will have heard of a list of produce referred to as the "dirty dozen." What is this list and how do the contents impact your life and your body? The dirty dozen is a term used to describe certain fruits and vegetables, maybe even some of your favorites, impacted negatively by pesticides. The produce listed as the "dirty dozen" are thought to be more heavily contaminated by pesticides than other produce and, as such, it is wise for you to steer clear of them if you are hoping to maintain good health.
08/22/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Does Telemedicine Have a Place In Treating Diabetes?
Investigators at the University Hospital in Tours and several other research institutions in France have determined telemedicine is useful in dealing with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Their work was reported on in August 2018 in the Telemedicine Journal and E-Health. The investigators combined 42 trials of the technique and analyzed them as if they were one large study with 6,170 participants. A total of 34 studies used devices for telemonitoring blood sugar levels while the other 8 used teleconsultation. The participants using telemedicine experienced a more significant reduction in their HbA1c levels than those who were treated with the usual care,
08/22/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - How Much Does Good Health Matter to You?
Health problems are prevalent among modern adults more than ever. Could this be attributed to modern lifestyles? Almost entirely, but there is more to blame. The quality of the food around us is also an issue as we are often surrounded by high-caloric processed foods. We usually have to go to designated produce or "organic" food aisles to find rows of food that can be considered healthy. Arguably, the lack of instruction is also an issue. Hundreds of years ago when meat and bread were staples as they were not mass-produced, it was not necessary to teach people about healthy eating. It is not like there was an abundance of carbohydrate options to choose from to replace the fruits and vegetables we need to be eating. Now, more than ever, we need proper instruction to ensure our lifestyle is not leading us down an unhealthy path.
08/16/2018 03:02 PM
Exercises and Workouts - Can You Exercise Seven Days A Week?
One question you may ask yourself from time to time is can you exercise on seven days a week? Do you need to have a rest day in your program or is that something you find is not a necessity? Some people often wonder about this - usually those who cannot seem to get enough of their gym training. When it comes to exercising daily, the truth is you can if you are smart in how you do it. Here are a few points to help you know how to prevent overtraining.
08/16/2018 03:02 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Predicting Gestational Diabetes Early
Gestational diabetes is similar to Type 2 diabetes except it occurs during pregnancy. While it is a temporary form of the disease which usually disappears after childbirth, it is a sign of insulin resistance and means full-blown Type 2 diabetes could be around the corner. The condition is generally diagnosed between weeks 24 and 26 of the pregnancy. If it could be predicted earlier physicians and midwives might be able, in the words of the old western movies, to "head 'em off at the pass." Diet and exercise, and perhaps medication, could be prescribed early to prevent Gestational diabetes in those women at high risk once they have been identified. Blood sugar levels could be watched carefully, and treatment began sooner than 24 weeks if need be.
08/16/2018 03:02 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Obesity, Arsenic, and Diabetes
Being overweight or obese raises the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by contributing to inflammation in the body and free radicals. Arsenic has many of the same effects and can lead to high blood sugar levels, as well as causing damage to the beta cells in the pancreas. Scientists at the University of California in Berkeley, United States, and a variety of other research institutions in the United States and Chile, have discovered the exposure to arsenic, especially in obese individuals, can raise the risk of them developing Type 2 diabetes.
08/03/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Your Health and Well-Being Have an Expiry Date
We all know our lives are short, that time passes quickly and we often take our time here on earth for granted. However, have you thought about the length of your life in the context of your health and well-being? For if you are not well, your life could become even shorter, time could pass uncomfortably, and you certainly do not want to find yourself in a position of regret because it could be too late. You may need to start thinking more about your health: this applies to most people so there is a good chance you are included. We all have areas of our life where we could do better. Your health could be one of them.
08/01/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Combined Physical Activity Makes It Easier to Control Blood Sugar
The two basic types of exercise, aerobic and muscle or resistance training, have been much studied as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Investigators at the Lanzhou University in Lanzhou, China, put together thirty-seven studies on the two exercise types and analyzed them as if they were one extensive study. They found a combination of the two types of exercise is best for controlling blood sugar levels. Their results were published in July of 2018 in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
08/01/2018 01:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Are These Five Foods Included in a Paleo Diet?
The Paleo diet plan is one that is very popular among many, especially in the Type 2 diabetes community because it does do a great job at keeping your blood sugar levels well-regulated, plus helps to lower your cholesterol and blood pressure reading. The Paleo diet plan and the diabetes reduction plan do tend to go hand in hand because they have many of the same goals. They both emphasize eating lean proteins and healthy fats over carbohydrates; reduce or omit the consumption of processed and refined carbohydrate sources; have you eating plenty of healthy fats to provide energy and keep your blood sugar levels stable and promotes vegetables as one of the main foods to consume.
07/31/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Five Easy Breakfast Ideas for People With Diabetes
You have heard it said many times; breakfast is the most important meal of the day. First, this is highly debatable. Second, you should not allow this idea to convince you to eat a large meal in the morning. Presumably, you will still be having lunch and dinner, and potentially be eating in between those meals. If you have Type 2 diabetes or would like to lose weight, it is crucial to eat less and decrease the frequency at which you eat.
07/30/2018 02:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Four Steps To Help Your Stress-Management Techniques
Having Type 2 diabetes is stressful. There is a high level of stress in the demands of coping with an invisible disease, and at times the pressure may become intense at different times. As you go about your day, perhaps you are considering what you can do about your stress levels. Many people do not realize they are stressed until a major health incident occurs. However, if you take the time to learn to control specific factors in your life, you can prevent it from compounding to a higher phase. So what can you do to control the elements in your life to help you manage stress?
07/30/2018 08:20 AM
Type 2 Diabetes - Motivational Intervention for Physical Fitness
For many people, motivation is a big stumbling block in achieving and maintaining physical fitness - let us face it! There are so many things more interesting than adding exercise to our day. Like taking a nap, or perhaps eating a snack. However, enough of this negative thinking. In July of 2018, the European Journal of Public Health reported on a study showing people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes taking part in motivational intervention therapy were able to improve their physical status better than those people with diabetes not receiving such assistance.
07/26/2018 06:59 PM
Type 2 Diabetes - Obese Newborns at Risk for Developing Insulin Resistance
According to a study reported in July of 2018 in the Journal of Clinical and Endocrinological Metabolism babies born large for their age are at risk for insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the Shanghai Jiao-Tong University in Shanghai, China, and some different research facilities in Canada found what may be the reason for the high risk of Type 2 diabetes seen in adults born large for their ages.


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