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More 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.
Diabetes 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.
So, 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.
It 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.
Let'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.
If 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.
Treating 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.
The 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.
Hopefully, 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.
Much 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.
There'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.
Naturopathic 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.
Sony, 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.
As 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.
The 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?
Damage 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.
For 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.
Much 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.
If 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.
Diabetes 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.
Diabetic 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.
Should 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.
Carbohydrates 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.
Insulin 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.
Did you know that the pipes in your home are similar to your blood vessels? Here's how.
Type 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.
Diabetes 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.
Lipitor, 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.
Generally 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.
According 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.
Type 2 diabetics are like everybody else, they enjoy starting their day with a good cup of freshly brewed coffee. And, there's nothing wrong with that. Studies suggest having coffee in your diet plan can help you better manage your blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, though, many Type 2 diabetics wind up adding a heavy dose of cream and sugar or another ingredient to sweeten their cup of coffee. Then the sweetened cup of coffee would be far less than optimal as far as controlling your blood sugar and body weight goes.
Life is full of grim facts and circumstances. But it is also full of good and rich experiences. Even if it's hard to accept you will have to cope with the negatives, it is something we all have to do. Fortunately, when it comes to your blood sugar levels and your overall health, coping is not the best you can do. Thankfully, your health and the direction it takes can be influenced entirely by your doings. You do not have to settle, and you do not have to fall victim to debilitating diabetic complications. You can usually prevent most of the worst complications and treat those that come along to affect you.
Though people prefer drugs in place of insulin, they invariably have to go to the insulin regiment later in the life. This is because of the fact that their bodies might develop drug resistance over a period of time. The notion that patients are recommended the insulin therapy in the fag end of their lives is misplaced. Read this small article to get the clarity on the disease management.
Surgical weight loss options have become popular especially with obese Type 2 diabetics. Weight-loss surgery reduces the capacity of the stomach to hold food. Most people lose a lot of weight following this type of surgery which usually causes sugar and blood pressure readings to drop due to the weight loss. There is good news for obese patients contemplating surgery, according to the Annals of Surgery in July 2016.
If you are trying to lose weight, treat Type 2 diabetes or generally speaking improve your health, you are on the right track. We are glad you have decided to do the right thing by your body. Put in the work, don't give up, and you will be rewarded handsomely in several ways, one being lower blood sugar. Your chosen approach may depend on your goal. You cannot go wrong as long as you are bettering your health one way or another. With that said, we encourage you to focus on your fitness first and foremost. When you are fit and physically active, everything else falls into place.
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus features reduced insulin production and secretion by our pancreas. Insulin lack causes and allows glucose elevations to become severe. Severe glucose elevations can lead to rapidly progressive dehydration syndromes. Lack of insulin also leads to fat storage breakdown and ketoacidosis, a condition of major acid buildup. These changes can and do appear rapidly and thus we designate Type 1 Diabetes as brittle - meaning that rapid and severe sickness can develop.
It may seem like we are making a bold claim by stating it's easy to prevent Type 2 diabetes. It's normal for opinions to differ, and many might disagree on this matter. But there are several reasons why this type of diabetes is not only preventable but also one remarkably easy to prevent. When you receive a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, it may seem like it was inevitable. What you may buy into is the idea this form of diabetes is largely a hereditary disease, or your ethnicity makes you more vulnerable to it by nature. But while these are contributing factors to the development of Type 2 diabetes, they are never primary factors. And as such, they do not deserve your full attention - especially because there is nothing you can do about them. It is futile to focus on what you cannot influence or control.
Diabetes particularly type 2 diabetes is fast becoming a major health concern in almost all countries of the world, both developed as well as developing. The worrisome aspect of this disease is that it is said to have no cure. This means your doctor has to manage you with this disease for life. However, recent research findings have proved otherwise. There is indeed a type 2 diabetes cure.
The phrase glucose intolerance is often a topic of conversation between a physician and a patient and between a person and friends and family members. Glucose intolerance means that ingested sugar and carbohydrates are not quickly metabolized, but circulate for longer-than-normal periods of time in the blood stream. Glucose intolerance must be acknowledged and discussed, but glucose intolerance is not overt diabetes mellitus.
Heart and blood vessel disease are serious complications associated with Type 2 diabetes. These vessels often become unable to expand when the body needs more blood. Nitric oxide is a molecule that helps the vessels to open and improve the blood flow. Scientists in Sweden looked at the amino acid arginine. The amino acid arginine goes into the making of nitric oxide and is a molecule to help keep arginine from breaking down. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute and University guessed a molecule that inhibits arginase could be expected to leave arginine intact. Arginine should then be available to go on to make nitric oxide.
With a little know-how, you can transform some of your favorite family recipes into delicious, diabetes-fighting dishes. Eating to prevent Type 2 diabetes, or to control your blood sugar levels need not mean deprivation. As you cut back on many of the unhealthy carbohydrates, you may find it becomes harder and harder to eat foods, especially snacks you enjoy. While meals aren't too terribly challenging, snacks and sweets can be a whole other story. It seems every dessert or sweet you crave is high in carbs. To help make things easier for you, let's look at a few low-carb ideas that don't sacrifice taste...
In July 2016 the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported on research showing isoflavones can be helpful in the prevention of Type 2 diabetes. The study was completed at Harvard School of Public Health and several other institutions in Boston, USA, and China. Over 160,000 adults filled out food diaries over a period of more than ten years. Those participants who consumed the greatest amount of isoflavones had the lowest risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. This was especially the case for isoflavones daidzein and genistein. The participants who took in ample amounts of tofu and soy milk, both of which contain daidzein and genistein, had a slightly lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, but not enough to reach statistical significance.
When your eating habits are poor and your diet plan lacks moderation, it's a sign you likely need to change your relationship with food. Especially if you have a tendency to eat to relieve some emotional turmoil. Changes pay off with big dividends. While much can be said about the average person's relationship with food, an individual's relationship with exercise also merits attention.
Nutrition and diet are traditional subjects, yet so many people cannot adequately define healthy eating. It's more common for people to ask whether or not a particular diet can help with weight loss than it is to ask if it's conducive to healthy living. While the ideal diet will combine both of these components, it's ultimately the weight loss factor given more attention. Although this may be because those looking to improve their style of eating are usually doing so with a desire to lose weight: and that's okay. It's not only important to eat healthily to fuel your body with the best nutrients, but also to maintain or achieve a healthy weight, lower your blood sugar levels, and improve your cardiovascular health. A healthy diet is one to help you with all of the above. While it's unlikely healthy eating alone would fix all of an ill adult's health issues, it can certainly make a significant difference for the better. And when it comes to weight loss and controlling Type 2 diabetes, a healthy diet may be all you need.
Applications or apps, are used for many types of needs, so why not one for managing Gestational diabetes, a form of diabetes that develops during pregnancy? Researchers at Seoul National University in Korea developed such an app and evaluated its use. The Android app is equipped with recommendations for mothers who have been diagnosed with Gestational diabetes. Recommendations were based on clinical practice guidelines. Some recommendations are for general care, and others are peculiar to the pregnant women according to individual lifestyles.
In a perfect world, everyone would have ample time to prepare healthful meals to help control their blood sugar levels and their weight. But for many of us, this just isn't reality. Looking for a quick meal on the run? Worried you just don't have the time to prepare healthy meals to take with you to work for the day? No need to worry. The good news is if you choose healthily, you can eat right even at the local fast food joint. Let's look at a few of the top fast food meals you should be considering as part of your healthy meals.
Ayurveda medicine, is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. Globalized and modernized practices derived from Ayurveda traditions are a type of complementary or alternative medicine. In the Western world, Ayurveda therapies and practices (which are manifold) have been integrated in general wellness applications and as well in some cases in medical use.
Hiking with type 1 diabetes can be challenging, but it can be done. I listed a few pieces of advice on how to prepare for a long walk.
It may seem like a logical conclusion to assume eating too many unhealthy carbohydrates is the primary cause of Type 2 diabetes. While taking in excess amounts of unhealthy carbohydrates may be to blame for high and unstable blood sugar if the individual is a diabetic, there are usually more factors to consider. When examining the cause of Type 2 diabetes, it's rarely one factor that leads to its development.
Diabetes mellitus is an ancient diagnosis. The two words indicate abundant sweet urine. We know now that diabetes mellitus is much more than "sweet urine." Sweet urine happens because of high blood glucose. This disease is complex. Its complexity requires expert care.
Diabetes Mellitus always features elevated blood glucose concentrations. The individual with diabetes is advised to adjust diet, exercise more, eliminate certain foods and beverages, and take medicines to achieve near-normal blood glucose values. This has great value but can bring harm too.
Scientists at the University of Toronto and several other research centers throughout Canada, Denmark, and the United States have devised a new test for women who have had Gestational diabetes. The test was designed for predicting the likelihood of women who had been diagnosed with diabetes during their pregnancy, developing Type 2 diabetes after delivery. Their work was reported on in the medical journal Diabetes in June 2016.
If you have Type 2 diabetes, it's not unusual to find you also suffer from depression: diabetes can cause depression and depression can cause diabetes. There are several reasons, but the most obvious one is because having Type 2 diabetes is complicated and currently incurable. Receiving a diagnosis of diabetes can be overwhelming at first and again when you discover ongoing complications. Having Type 2 diabetes may feel like a never-ending merry-go-round. Treat one complication and then another one pops up. You get your blood sugar under control and then stress over keeping them under control so you then indulge in comfort food which then causes high blood sugar levels.
During pregnancy, women have a slightly increased risk of forming blood clots in their legs. When clots break loose and spread to their lungs, the clots can block off the arteries, making it difficult for the blood to pick up oxygen. Usually, the clots are small and not life-threatening. On the other hand, larger clots or many small ones can cause low oxygen levels throughout the body, loss of consciousness and even death in rare cases.
Many Type 2 diabetics who are trying to lose weight skip eating breakfast thinking this is the best way to cut their calorie intake. The key to successful weight loss is the total number of calories you take in each day. Skipping breakfast will set you up to feel hungry and overeat at lunch, and then your result will be more negative than positive. Instead of skipping breakfast, why not choose a better breakfast?
Brushing your teeth after your meals could help prevent or control Type 2 diabetes according to an article in the journal Science Report in July 2016. Researchers at Chongqing Medical University in Chongqing, China, found higher blood sugar levels in healthy people with poor oral hygiene than in those who brushed their teeth on a regular schedule. Researchers compared blood sugar levels and sugar tolerance in over 2000 individuals.
By focusing on the good things, the silver linings, life with type 1 diabetes can be easier and less taxing. But what are the good things to be found from type 1 diabetes?
If you are wondering when is the best time to exercise to help you lose weight, unfortunately, we don't have the answer for you. It cannot be proven there is an ideal time to exercise to boost weight loss. Some people will argue this point endlessly. But what they would be supporting would be theories driven by opinions. Some people prefer to exercise in the morning. Others prefer to workout in the evening. To each their own. With that said, what is most important is to get some physical activity in your day, regardless of the time.
If you feel like you lack the motivation to exercise, you are not alone. Physical activity is often easier said than done. It is so convenient to tell a person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes who doesn't exercise they should be active on at least three or four days a week. But you also have to consider a diabetic who is overweight and sedentary will have to make a drastic change to their lifestyle to go from being completely inactive to regularly active. If you are interested in bettering your health and your blood sugar levels, however, it's a necessary change.
Scientists at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Tabriz, Iran, found vitamin D supplementation in women diagnosed with Gestational diabetes or diabetes of pregnancy, lowered their blood sugar levels and helped with their blood sugar control. The journal Nutritional Research and Practice reported on this study. A total of 76 women with Gestational diabetes, between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy, were divided into groups of thirty-eight. One group received vitamin D supplements, while the second group was given a placebo. Fasting blood sugar levels decreased 4.72 mg/dL (0.262 mmol/L) and their HbA1c fell by 0.18 percent.
Scientists at Harvard Medical School and several other research institutions in Boston, United States and Canada, found too much weight gain during the first three months of pregnancy resulted in excess weight gain in children. In July of 2016 the medical journal, Obesity reported on 979 mother and child pairs who took part in the study. The young children whose mother had gained excess amounts of weight during the first and second three months of their pregnancy, were heavy by mid-childhood. From this result, the researchers concluded there was a need to address excess weight gain early in the mother's pregnancy to avoid excessive weight gain in their children's early years.
While you are likely familiar with the importance of preventing Type 2 diabetes, you may be surprised to know so many people do not know how crucial it is to avoid the disease so they can live and long and healthy life. We all get caught up in daily living and often forget to take care of ourselves. Healthy eating is put aside, and exercise plans are postponed. But Type 2 diabetes doesn't care if you are at a stressful moment in your life. If you leave yourself vulnerable to the condition, this form of diabetes may play a role in your future. Just in case you need a reminder, or perhaps a lesson on why you should prevent having higher than normal blood sugar together with weight gain, here are five important reasons for you to consider...
Want a sweet and delicious snack you can feel good about putting in your body? Why not try this protein bark recipe? The regular chocolate bark is typically loaded with sugar and calories and not appropriate for someone looking to manage both their blood sugar levels and body weight. But, the great news is with a few modifications, you can certainly prepare a recipe that will serve you well.
Type 2 diabetes has been linked with the loss of brain function. In June 2016, the Journal of Diabetes Complications reported on the results of a study on Type 2 diabetes and the risk of brain function decline. Researchers at the Autonomous National University of Mexico in Mexico City and the Institute of Psychiatry in London, UK, looked at 1193 individuals who were 65 years of age or older. They found the people who were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes had almost twice the risk of brain impairment as did the non-diabetic participants. The Type 2 diabetics who had the highest blood sugar levels were most likely to suffer reduced brain function.
For anyone, but especially for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, eliminating unwanted body weight is important. Weight loss will boost your insulin sensitivity: the more body fat you lose, the more responsive your cells will be to insulin. When attempting to lose weight, it goes without saying you should determine the habits and behaviors you need to adopt to facilitate your efforts. You may have a certain objective in mind or a diet you have meant to try. But even though it's important to start planning your approach by sorting out what you should do, you also need to look at your unhealthy habits and eliminate them lest they impair your ability to lose weight. We've come up with a shortlist of common habits people have developed over the years that need to be addressed if a person with Type 2 diabetes wants to steadily lose weight.
Depending on your knowledge of Type 2 diabetes, you may or may not be aware it is a disease that can be treated entirely through natural means. Unlike some of the major diseases affecting adults and children alike, you have the power to treat or "reverse" your condition - without relying on any medication. Common medications for Type 2 diabetes include artificial products that work to lower your blood sugar. While they may be useful in some respects, they often pose serious consequences, in the long run, some of which may even be lethal. To talk about artificial methods to lower your blood sugar would be beyond the scope of this discussion.
Ayurvedic treatment For diabetes is truly the best option for controlling blood sugar levels. It is not a new science. Ayurveda, by its very name indicates that it has been around since the Vedic times. It has been around for five millennia and proved to be the most effective natural cure for all types of human ailments. The correct herbs consumed in the right quantity at the right time can work wonders towards keeping a person healthy throughout life.
Back in 1985, an estimated 30 million cases of diabetes existed worldwide. The number increased to 177 million in 2000 and is expected to rise to at least 370 million by 2030: almost all from Type 2 diabetes associated with aging, obesity, and inactivity. If you are a middle-aged adult and concerned about your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, you are ahead of the curve.
It's no secret Type 2 diabetes is quickly becoming the biggest epidemic of our time and unfortunately many diabetics are choosing to ignore their condition. While it wouldn't be fair to accuse anyone of neglecting their disease entirely, evidence shows many do. Type 2 diabetes is not inevitable; there are many steps you can take to stop it before it becomes irreversible. The fact is an overwhelming majority of adults disregard their health issue. If you are neglecting your diabetes, or if it's something you might be struggling to admit, read on.
Researchers at two hospitals in Changzhou, China, found low glycemic eating plans are one way of treating Gestational diabetes both efficiently and safely. Gestational diabetes is similar to Type 2 diabetes, but is seen for the first time during pregnancy. It can have severe consequences for the mother and her baby. Mothers have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes during the following five to ten years and are in danger of needing a Cesarean birth. Infants may be born overweight and can fracture their shoulders as they travel through the birth canal.
If you're like many people, you likely have a love-hate relationship with food. On one hand, you love food for what it provides you: sustenance, pleasure, and satisfaction. On the other, you're troubled by what it can cause: indigestion, weight gain, and high blood sugar levels. Eating itself is not inherently harmful to you or your health. Even if it were, there would be no avoiding it. You simply need to eat for your body to survive and thrive. This fact alone eliminates the idea fasting for extended periods of time is beneficial to your health.
The results of a fascinating study were published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics during the year 2015. Scientists at the Cybernetics Research Group in Maine, USA, found among people diagnosed with diabetes, the time of conception and birth was associated with lifespan. Their earlier work had revealed an association between the time of conception and birth to the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The risk had been linked to solar cycles which last eleven years. It was concluded exposure to ultraviolet light, the most harmful radiation the sun produces, early in life likely contributes to the development of Type 2 diabetes and its severity.
Being overweight is the single biggest risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. We're not going to sugarcoat it for you. As much as we recommend losing weight to anyone who could benefit from losing a few pounds, we're not going to deny it's going to be difficult. Weight loss truly is easier said than done. But don't let this fact fool you. While weight loss does have its challenges, it's a feat that can be achieved by anyone.
John is a 49-year-old father of two and proud husband of his dear wife, Karen. While he certainly has his share of stress to overcome in life, he's managed to solve most of his problems as they have come along. When you consider other details as well, it seems John leads an ideal life. Recently, however, John was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
People who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and the rest of us, are advised to take in plenty of fiber. Fiber is used to slow down sugar absorption and possible changes in the glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1). GLP-1 is similar to glucagon, a hormone that raises blood sugar levels. In March 2016 the Journal of Korean Medical Science reported on a study designed to learn whether cereal with added fiber could provide an improved dietary treatment for helping to stabilize blood sugar.
Type 2 diabetes is not identified as often as it could be, given how much we understand about the disease. But, at least society as a whole is aware of the condition. Most people know it's brought on by high blood sugar levels as the result of insulin resistance. While many people continue to underestimate the disease, at least there's a feeling of familiarity when the topic is raised. Unfortunately, fewer adults are aware of prediabetes, which is the condition that exists when you have a blood sugar reading of 100 to 125 mg/dL (5.6 to 7 mmol/L).
Scientists at the Ajou University School of Medicine and several Research Institutions in Korea found the class of medicines known as the gliptins slowed the development of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common kind of eye disease in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In this research it was revealed 7 out of 28 Type 2 diabetics showed a slower development of diabetic retinopathy. In June of 2016 the journal Retina, reported 25 percent of the diabetics taking gliptins, while 26 of 54 diabetics, almost half the diabetics taking other antidiabetic medications, showed the usual disease progression. The researchers suggested gliptins could be helpful for slowing diabetic retinopathy, and that further studies are warranted.
Looking to brighten up your eating plan? Eating foods the color of the rainbow each and every day is an excellent way to get the nutrition your body needs. And, there's no better way to achieve this than with raspberries. Raspberries are one of the lowest sugar-containing fruits you can eat, so ideal for those with Type 2 diabetes looking to manage their blood sugar levels. Raspberries are also very high in fiber, so will help to stabilize your blood sugar and can provide an excellent way to keep your cholesterol levels in check. Let's go over a few of the top facts about raspberries so that you can see why this fruit is a must-have in your diabetic eating plan.
Omega-3 fatty acids or linolenic acids are recommended for treating Type 2 diabetes, but how they work remains a mystery. In a study reported on by the Iran Journal of Public Health in March of 2016, scientists at Tehran University looked at how the omega-3s might affect particular enzymes. They could not find any effect on the enzymes, but the good news is the omega-3 fatty acids did lower their HbA1c levels.
Treating Type 2 diabetes does not require a revolutionary approach. Fortunately, it is a disease we understand quite well, so we know what it takes to manage it. And if you're wondering if you can "reverse" your diabetes, the answer is a resounding yes. Some may disagree, and some diabetics have a rougher starting point than others. But as it's clinically proven you can lower your blood sugar levels to a healthy range, there's a lot to be said about reversing the disease. While you may never regain the ideal range you had in your younger years, you can certainly make a significant difference, which would benefit your health tremendously.
One snack many Type 2 diabetics find themselves turning to time and time again is yogurt. But is yogurt the healthiest snack food you can be putting into your body? Is it one that will fuel your body well and keep your blood sugar under control? The answer is both yes and no. It depends on the type of yogurt you are choosing to include in your eating plan. Here are a few facts to add to your "yogurt" knowledge bank
Can Gestational diabetes, the kind associated with pregnancy, hold back the development of a child's brain? Scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia cautiously speculate this could be the case. In May of 2016, the medical journal Pediatrics reported on a review of fourteen studies looking at brain development in children aged 12 and under.
Episodes of elevated blood glucose concentration occur in prediabetes, diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. Elevated blood glucose that lingers allows glycation events to happen. Glycation is harmful to tissues. Glycation of tissues underlies tissue and organ damage from diabetes. Glycation mounts even in the prediabetic state. Prediabetes must be reversed. Overt diabetes must be managed and controlled so that glycation-induced organ damage does not progress.
Glucose is an essential energy molecule which must be transported into cells to serve its purpose of supplying energy to tissue cells. If glucose is not transported quickly into tissue cells from the blood stream after a meal, then the glucose molecule will randomly react with various proteins, changing the nature of that protein. Insulin is essential as the transport facilitator of glucose from blood into tissue cells. The glucose surge that appears in our blood after a meal serves as a proportional stimulus for insulin secretion. If insulin secretion is low or insufficient and blood glucose concentrations remain high after a meal, then Type 1 Diabetes exists. If insulin secretion occurs but tissue cells are resistant to the action of the secreted insulin and blood glucose concentrations remain high after a meal, then Type 2 Diabetes exists. In both conditions, elevated blood glucose is the main problem, and the dreaded consequence of elevated blood glucose are random "glycation" events. Glycation is the random, non-purposeful attaching of glucose to various proteins. Glycation is harmful.
While there is ample information available on how to prevent Type 2 diabetes, it seems as if more attention is given to its treatment. Which means people are not looking to prevent Type 2 diabetes, and this leads to the development of the condition in those who are susceptible to the disease. There is no doubt heredity plays a role, and a strong family history of diabetes is a significant risk factor. But an environment that favors overeating and inactivity are also fueling the worldwide diabetes epidemic.
Surgery to bypass part of the ileum, a length of the small intestine, is known to have beneficial effects on cholesterol and blood fat levels. The procedure is known to cut down on heart disease. Another result of the procedure is to raise levels of a molecule called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). This molecule stimulates insulin secretion from the pancreas, improves insulin sensitivity, and lowers the release of sugar from the liver.
A Type 2 diabetes diagnosis is a life crisis for many people. And that is understandable. After all, Type 2 diabetes is not a disease to be taken lightly. It is better to be greatly distressed by it than to be apathetic, even if it causes you stress. Sometimes it takes frustration, anxiety, and worry before you feel you must change. As any individual who has successfully made the transition from obese to lean can attest to, there comes a time where enough is enough. An intervention is necessary, and it becomes the only option. Such circumstances often inspire drastic measures, but it's better to risk your sanity temporarily to improve your health than it is to see matters continue to get worse. If you've recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, don't despair.
Having a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes is known to have an adverse effect on the immune system. According to a study reported on in the British Medical Journal, people with a diabetes diagnosis are likely to have difficulty recovering from pneumonia. Scientists at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and several other research institutions in Portugal looked at the records of over 74,00 Type 2 diabetics hospitalized with a diagnosis of pneumonia. In 2012, 28.1 percent of pneumonia patients also had Type 2 diabetes.
Glucose is a circular molecule composed of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. As glucose enters our bloodstream from digested foods and fluids, it is transported into cells of organs and tissues, where it is broken down to carbon dioxide and water. This metabolic process liberates energy molecules which serve as essential providers of energy for life processes of the cells and tissues. Glucose may also attach as an intact molecule to larger complex molecules with the aid of an essential enzyme, thus aiding and abetting the function of that larger molecule. Or glucose may attach to an intact molecule thru a random non-enzymatic reaction and thus permanently impair the function that specific molecule and cause irreversible structural injury.
It's never too late to start a fitness program even if you have never exercised before. Exercise will reduce your Type 2 diabetes risk by lowering your blood sugar levels and body weight, and improve your overall health. There's nothing like exercising first thing in the morning to kick-start your day. It feels great and it does wonders for your health. We all know exercise is healthy and essential. And exercising it in the morning is a way to ensure you don't make excuses later in the day. And it's an excellent way to start your day on a high note.
People who have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes are at a high risk for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition in which fat gathers in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. Investigators at the University of Verona and several other research institutions in Italy found irregular heartbeats in people with Type 2 diabetes and nonalcoholic liver disease (NAFLD). Their work was reported on in May 2016,and involved 330 participants with Type 2 diabetes.
It's not unusual for many people who receive a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes to take their time in deciding to lose weight. Many continue to live an unhealthy lifestyle, and then when they are afflicted with a complication brought on by their continuing high blood sugar, realize they have no choice, but to eat healthily and lower their blood sugar levels and get rid of any excess weight. But why wait to change for the better? If you're currently overweight, you are leaving yourself exposed to health risks that can be mitigated well before they establish themselves. Why wait until a major wake-up call to improve your health?
Some adults seek the guidance of experts to help them reach their weight loss goals. A weight loss expert such as a dietitian can be helpful in achieving your goals. The problem, however, is some individuals are often on the lookout for shortcuts. For them, anything that shortens the amount of time and effort required is a go. While it's natural to want to conserve valuable resources, it's futile when you are looking for long-term weight loss.
In Type 2 diabetes blood vessels can become unable to widen sufficiently when more blood is required for your muscles or organs. The brain, unable to get enough oxygen and energy, can suffer. Individuals with low blood flow in their arteries have been found to be at a high risk of developing dementia.
Unlike Type 2 diabetes, blood sugar does not garner enough attention so people understand fully the role it plays in the disease. Type 2 diabetes is a condition linked to several other diseases, so naturally it requires urgent attention. With that said, blood sugar is most certainly a topic needing its own discussion. In the absence of the right information, many people will overlook the importance of keeping these levels at a healthy range. And it's crucial to have your blood sugar at normal levels. Especially as you age. When chronically elevated, they pose serious harm to your body.
This article will explain that you don't have to give up on your favorite foods, but you need to learn how to eat less of them to control weight, lose weight or control diabetes. Also, eating some of your favorite foods will help you enjoy the foods you love without the guilt. For example, if you love pizza maybe you want to eat one slice or two small slices instead of five or six slices. Have more cooked or steamed vegetables with your meal to help you fell full so you don't eat more.
The consequences of living as a person who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is understated. Rarely does this disease not exacerbate into something potentially lethal. If you have Type 2 diabetes, you must do everything in your power to lower your blood sugar levels to help prevent the complicated diabetic complications that will develop. While managing and lowering your blood sugar levels may be your ultimate goal, you can begin by learning to live healthily. There are several steps you can take to improve your overall health.
If you're overweight and a person who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, we hate to bring you bad news. In your quest to better your health, your body is going to deliberately make your efforts more difficult. It's going to be an uphill struggle to lose weight and reduce your blood sugar levels to a healthy range. Why? It's because your body desperately wants to maintain your weight; it wants to hold onto the excess fat.
According to researchers at the University of Bloomington in Indiana and several other US Research Institutions, lung cancer could be a bigger threat to Type 2 diabetics than to non-diabetics. In May of 2016, the British Journal of Cancer recorded the results of a study on 2484 women who had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Those with Type 2 diabetes were 27 percent more likely to die within almost three years. Women with the longest time as diabetics, those treated with insulin, and, surprisingly, those treated with Metformin also ran a high risk of dying within a short period. How can Type 2 diabetics or anyone else for that fact, prevent developing lung cancer?
You have everything you need to get started on your weight loss journey. For some people, though, it may be a tough lesson to learn. But it's an essential one. When it comes to losing weight, treating Type 2 diabetes, or improving your health, you already have everything you need to start. It is a simple lesson. But again, it can be a challenging one to take in. That's because to apply the knowledge gained here requires one to act without hesitation. And as you've undoubtedly discovered for yourself, making progress towards achieving a worthwhile objective is rarely an easy task. Weight loss, for instance, is a simple task in nature. But its execution is a common source of struggle. Losing weight requires discipline, persistence, and most of all patience.