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Most of us enjoy a social drink now and then. Indeed, some of us have had more intimate experiences with alcohol. But is it OK to mix diabetes and alcohol?
Losing weight is always recommended for overweight and obese individuals with (and without) Type 2 diabetes. According to a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine in July 2013, more than just weight loss is required to lower the risk of developing heart and blood vessel disease. The Look AHEAD Research Group of the National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C., United States, performed a massive interventional lifestyle study with Type 2 diabetic volunteers, comparing low-calorie diet and exercise with usual treatment given to determine which could be more effective in preventing heart disease and strokes.
If you have Type 2 diabetes you may hear lots of different information from various sources about managing your condition. But not everything you hear might be true! Here are some common diabetes myths that have been passed down, and the accurate information you need to know.
Some foods, such as meat, are known to be associated with a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Investigators at Ochanomizu University and other research centers in Japan looked at studies of high cholesterol consumption to discover whether diets high in cholesterol could be associated with the development of Type 2 diabetes.
Traveling can present lots of challenges for people who have been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Eating right or healthily and exercising are very important for managing your diabetes, but they can both be a challenge when you're on vacation. You will likely be eating different food than you would at home, and you may not have access to your normal exercise routine. Taking diabetes supplies with you and changing time zones can also be difficult. Here are some ideas to help you stay safe and manage your diabetes when you are on vacation...
There is a famous saying "monkey see, monkey do." It seems very fitting when it comes to trying to explain to people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes how their actions can influence those around them. Especially any small children they have or want to have.
As you go about managing your blood sugar level through healthy food choices, one thing you may find yourself really missing is the usual intake of your favorite baked goods. If you used to prepare muffins, cookies, cakes, or other personal favorites, chances are now you have been diagnosed with high blood sugar, baking has gone out the window. It doesn't have to be this way.
Blood fat levels can often be a problem for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, predisposing them to heart attacks, blood vessel disease, and strokes. Whole grains are always recommended over refined carbohydrates, and legumes are a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. A study reported on in the medical journal Trials in April 2014, looked at how replacing refined rice with whole grains and legumes in the diets of many prediabetic and diabetic individuals could affect their blood fat levels.
Management of diabetes should be aimed at alleviation of symptoms of the disease and reducing the risk of complications associated with the disease to prevent further metabolic degeneration. Prolonged hypoglycemia damages the artero-vascular structure of the body. Hence, blood glucose control is the main theme of management.
There is absolutely no question that regular, even a moderate to medium-level, workout has a significant effect on diabetic management and can even delay or prevent prediabetes from becoming Type 2 diabetes. Are you bored with your same old workout routine? Sticking to a workout program is the number one hurdle many people face but if you want to gain control over your blood sugar levels and move ahead to achieve better health than ever before, exercise is something that's a must.
A healthy diet plays a big role in controlling and managing diabetes. A well balanced diet rich in nutrients is essential for all individuals irrespective of their disease profile. Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by rise in the blood sugar levels.
Just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? If so, you need to make sure that you fully understand what's in store for the road ahead. Many people who receive a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes make a few key mistakes as they go about their program, and this can really translate to failed attempts to shed the weight they need to in order to achieve a maximum health state. By learning what these errors are, you can put steps in place to make sure you don't fall for the same problems, therefore staying on top of your game.
When you first learn you are a Type 2 diabetic, chances are good you will begin putting far more emphasis on the foods you are eating throughout the day as well as the exercises you are doing in the gym. You know very well you must work on shedding excess weight you're carrying around and a good diet and workout program is going to be the most ideal way to go about doing that.
Exercise is very important in managing type 2 diabetes. But how much exercise do you need and what is the best way to get it?
When diabetes develops during pregnancy, one medical goal is to keep blood sugar levels down to within the normal range. Nurses in Thailand looked at the practice of mindful eating and yoga on pregnant women diagnosed with Gestational diabetes, to discover whether preventing overeating and controlling blood sugar levels could be improved.
If you have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, you no doubt are being given a lot of information about the disease and receiving lots of advice about nutrition. So why is good nutrition so important - and what do you need to know to stay healthy?
Heart and blood vessel disease are the main causes of sickness and death among people who have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. One concern is the danger of arteries becoming filled with plaque, which can consist partially of calcium. Calcified arteries can lead to heart attacks, internal bleeding, and strokes.
Type 2 diabetes is often described as a heart attack about to happen. But a recent study has found it doesn't necessarily have to be this way. A study carried out by Diabetes UK and the University of East Anglia, found diabetic women who already had a high chance of developing heart disease and were post-menopausal, but who ate a diet rich in flavonoids, lowered their chances of having a heart attack.
Obesity is a risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes. And those already living with Type 2 diabetes know by losing weight, managing the disease becomes a whole lot easier. But what if your obesity is being fueled by a toxic food environment? In June 2013, the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease for the first time.
While smoking has many adverse effects on the health of people who don't have a disease such as diabetes, these effects have been found to be even worse in people who have been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. But did you know that smoking is an independent and modifiable risk factor for Type 2 diabetes?
One complication of Gestational diabetes or diabetes of pregnancy, is high blood pressure in the mother. Women who suffer with Gestational diabetes are at an increased risk for having high blood pressure for the rest of their lives. Researchers at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil, compared vitamin D levels and blood pressures in women with Gestational diabetes.
If you've just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. But there are lots of resources that can help you learn how to manage your condition. Your first steps in self-management will be diet and exercise and possibly oral medication and/or insulin.
Type 2 diabetes can cause many different complications in the body. One complication of uncontrolled diabetes is a diabetic coma. A diabetic coma is a scary thing - it means you pass out for a long period of time, and this condition can even cause death. Learn more about what a diabetic coma is, warning signs, and how you can prevent it.
The reason you are carrying excess weight is due to your cells not needing any further sugar, but you are eating more and more foods that breakdown into sugar. Then insulin production stimulates the production of triglycerides which are stored as fat, and hence weight gain occurs.
Probiotics are a big buzz word in nutrition these days. But what are probiotics? How do they work? Are they safe? How are they helpful? Can they help you control your diabetes?
Gestational diabetes, the kind first diagnosed during pregnancy, holds health risks for both mother and infant. Researchers at Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the People's Republic have looked at pregnant women's blood sugar levels and compared them with one of the complications that can accompany Gestational diabetes. Babies born to mothers diagnosed with this form of diabetes can frequently be overly large, making birth difficult.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. Right now, 8.3% of the US population has Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes leads to complications like heart attacks, strokes, blindness, and kidney disease. It has tremendous costs on the medical system and from lost productivity - about $245 billion a year in the US. There are several factors that can determine your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Some can be changed, although there are a few that can't. But learning more about the factors can help you stay healthy and decrease your risk of developing this form of diabetes.
Air pollution is associated with a wide range of health problems, including heart disease, lung disease, and Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Athens in Greece and other research facilities in Italy, Spain, and France collaborated on a ten-year study of air pollution and death from various causes in the Mediterranean region of Europe. Their results were published in the journal Environment International in March 2014.
If you or someone in your family has Type 2 diabetes, you've heard all about the need for diabetics to avoid taking in unhealthy carbs. But do you know exactly why carbohydrates cause problems for people who have been diagnosed as having diabetes? The better you understand the role of carbohydrates in this condition, the better you'll be able to manage your diabetes or help your family members manage theirs.
As a Type 2 diabetic it is crucial you do not rely solely on medication to help you manage the disease. As you will see, by doing this you could end up with more serious health problems than when you were first diagnosed with diabetes, and could have your chances of dying prematurely substantially increased. Fact: Diabetes drugs help to lower blood sugar levels - no one knows how long medications can help keep blood sugar levels lowered, and some diabetes drugs come with a black box warning which indicates they can cause some serious adverse effects as a result of taking them...
Blindness, dementia, amputations and death - just some of the complications that arise due to a Type 2 diabetic allowing themselves to become sicker and sicker as the years go by. The good news is something can be done about this, and these secondary complications do not have to be mapped out in your future.
The increase in the number of diabetics is all age classes. Contrary to belief, the young are not spared. During the past ten years, there are 75% sicker before the age of 4. Discover the essential childhood diabetes.
Not all studies reveal positive results for the use of particular treatments, but any information available helps patients and their healthcare team to make the best decisions. Some studies have shown promise for probiotics in the prevention of Gestational diabetes which is also known as diabetes of pregnancy, but a carefully controlled experiment reported on in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in March 2014 indicates otherwise.
If you are the kind of person who is hoping your Type 2 diabetes will be brought under control through taking the drugs you have been prescribed by your doctor, then be prepared to suffer from some kind of potentially life-threatening skin complication as a result. Drugs alone are not the answer. Diabetes increases susceptibility to various types of infections. One of the two most common sites of infection in all diabetic patients is the skin.
When it comes to symptoms and conditions related to diabetes, frozen shoulder is not normally at the top of the list. Typically one thinks of problems with feet, the circulatory system, eyesight, or slow healing wounds. However, right shoulder pain is a medical problem that can affect anyone, yet it is seen in higher rates of those with diabetes than the rest of the general population. Frozen shoulder refers to a condition where the shoulder feels frozen, as if it cannot move and this immobility is accompanied by severe and even excruciating pain.
When it comes to Type 2 diabetes, the number one aim for all individuals who live with this condition, is to manage their blood sugar levels. By this we mean trying at all times to keep blood sugar levels within a normal healthy range, not above what is considered healthy.
As you go about preparing your foods for the day, it's important to make yourself well aware of the top cooking techniques you should be using to help feed your body healthily plus help with the control of your blood sugar. By controlling your blood sugar you will then find your abdominal area reducing in size. Different cooking techniques can even influence the degree of nutrients you take in, so it's not something to take lightly.
A plant-focused but non-vegetarian diet will enable most type 2 diabetics to control their blood glucose levels. But what do you do if your readings are nevertheless rising inexplicably?
A recent interesting study has found that people in emerging nations who have homes complete with all the modern equipment such as a television, computer and a car, are more likely to be obese and also have Type 2 diabetes. All Types of Incomes Studied. The study that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal analyzed data obtained from more than 150,000 adults and from almost 110,000 households from 17 countries where the people had differing incomes - high, medium and low...
Diabetes is a life threatening health condition. It is a metabolic disease which occurs when there is inadequate production of insulin or when there is poor response of the cells of the body to insulin or both. The blood sugar level of a person suffering from diabetes is normally high.
As someone who is aiming to manage their Type 2 diabetes, one thing to take note of is the fact that you should be cutting down on the refined and even starchy carbohydrates that you are including in your diet on a day-to-day basis. This means as a Type 2 diabetic your diet should be ideally based around plenty of vegetables, a moderate amount of fruit that's low on the GI scale, along with small doses of complex grains that are high in fiber such as brown rice and quinoa. That said, apart from snack-time, many people tend to overlook of fruit in their main course dishes. But, the options are plentiful when it comes to adding fruit in.
If you knew ahead of time that a burglar was coming to your house tomorrow to rob and beat you up, wouldn't you take some precautions to prepare for this guy? Diabetes is the thief coming to your house tomorrow. Diabetes can lead to a stroke, heart attack, or even amputations. What are you prepared to do, to prevent these terrible things from happening?
The first option for managing Type 2 diabetes is usually meal planning, exercise, and weight loss. But if this doesn't work, there is a range of different medication available to manage your disease. Insulin is commonly used for people who don't produce any insulin on their own, or who don't produce enough. There are also several oral medications that can be taken to manage this form of diabetes. They each work in different ways. Some make the cells in the pancreas release more insulin, some decrease the amount of glucose produced by the liver, and others make the kidneys excrete more glucose. The type of medication your doctor prescribes for you depends on your individual needs.
Diet is the primary way diabetics control the level of sugar in our blood. Doing so, however, is not simple. Here are 9 reasons why blood glucose levels can increase.
People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes frequently suffer vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency, which have been implicated in some of the complications of diabetes, including high blood pressure. Researchers at Isfahan, Shahrekord, and Shahid Baheshti Medical Universities in Iran supplemented Type 2 diabetes patients with vitamin D for 12 weeks to discover whether the vitamin could be used to lower blood pressures in diabetics.
If you have been given a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, there are a few different ways you can manage this disease. The first steps to getting diabetes under control is usually through healthy meal planning, exercise, and weight loss. For some people, this will be enough to manage their Type 2 diabetes. But other people will need to take oral medications or insulin to help manage their blood sugar levels. Insulin injection is used to control your blood sugar when your body doesn't produce insulin on its own or produces very little.
When we think of weight loss there is a tendency to think of getting down to our best lean weight, which is ideal but which can also seem daunting. Fortunately, small losses can also do some good. Gestational diabetes, the kind that starts during pregnancy, can lead to the development of full-blown Type 2 diabetes, so mothers who have had the former are told to normalize weight to prevent developing the latter form of diabetes. This is excellent advice but, according to a study reported on in the medical journal Diabetes Medicine in March 2014, modest weight loss can also be helpful.
About eight percent of the US population has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. And although this form of diabetes can be controlled through weight loss, meal planning, and exercise, many diabetics rely on medication alone to control their disease. So why is this, and what can be done to encourage diabetes management through lifestyle changes?
An important part of maintaining or even reversing Type 2 diabetes is meal planning. Meal planning means determining what to eat and how much to eat at each meal and snack. There are a few options for meal planning - you can use carb counting, glycemic index, or the plate method for your plan.
For many years, people with Type 2 diabetes have been told the disease can't be reversed. They've been told their diabetes will continue to get worse. And many have been told that they have to take medications or insulin for the rest of their lives. But there's finally information coming out that says Type 2 diabetes can be managed, or even reversed, without drugs. This is how it's done...
Spring is coming and Brussels sprouts will soon be in season north of the equator. These little cabbage-like nodes are rich in vitamin C and an excellent source of lutein, an antioxidant that may reduce the risk of developing cataracts - a serious concern when you are already at an increased risk of eye damage due to Type 2 diabetes...
If you have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, you may be wondering if you'll ever be able to eat foods like sweets and chocolate again without negative effects. First, it's important to have a good understanding of Type 2 diabetes. Then you can learn more about meal plans and how you can manage your blood sugar. Finally, you can figure out if sweets will fit into your meal plan.
Diabetes can cause serious complications, including eye problems. These eye problems are caused by high blood sugar, which damages the small blood vessels of the eye. There are a few main types of eye problems that are more common in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes...
What's difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? And what is the trend in diagnosis.
Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease. Until it's diagnosed and treated, it will continue to get worse and can cause serious health issues, like skin, eye, and foot problems. That's why early detection is so important. And if you are diagnosed with diabetes, regular monitoring and treatment are essential.
Diabetes is an issue where your body does not manage the amount of sugar in your blood properly. Worldwide and especially in the United States, the number of people being diagnosed with diabetes is increasing every year. For most individuals, diabetes is an extremely challenging condition because it requires strict dietary confinements and changes in the lifestyle. This can be rather difficult to overcome. No more super sized sodas and late night pizza binges! A strong exercise regimen consisting mostly of aerobic exercise and a healthy diet low in fast food, junk food, and sugary snacks, but high in fruits and vegetables is hard for a lot of people to imagine.
Diabetes is a slow developing disease for which there is no cure. However you can halt its progress so that the damaging effects it is having on your body are mitigated, as I have managed to do. But can you reverse your diabetes so that it disappears altogether?
The risk of stroke is higher in Type 2 diabetics than in healthy individuals. According to the National Stroke Association in the United States, individuals with diabetes have up to four times the risk of stroke as non-diabetics. This is because some complications of diabetes can lead to strokes.
Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease, meaning if it's not treated, it will continue to get worse. As the disease progresses, many people with this form of diabetes progress from altering their diet to having to take medications to taking insulin. But there's been lots of talk lately around the fact diabetes doesn't have to continually get worse. With a healthy diet and exercise, it can be maintained. And there's even some evidence recently Type 2 diabetes can be completely reversed.
People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are at risk for coronary artery disease, in which the arteries that feed blood to the heart muscle become clogged with cholesterol. Type 2 diabetics often suffer high levels of cholesterol, with too much LDL or "bad" cholesterol and too little HDL or "good" cholesterol, a combination that can lead to arterial clogging.
If you have Type 2 diabetes, eating a healthy diet can help reduce or even eliminate your need to take medications. As you probably know, reducing simple sugars from your diet is important. But there are also certain foods you can add to your eating plan that are especially good at reducing your blood sugar.
Maintaining a healthy body weight is one of the core tenants of managing and improving your Type 2 diabetes. Getting your diet down pat will definitely help move you in the right direction as far as body weight management is concerned, but on top of that, doing some great calorie burning exercises is a must as well. Let's take a closer look at three of the top ways that you can boost your calorie burn during your workout session.
Sometimes the things we hear while growing up stick with us, either consciously or subconsciously. My high school track coach imparted some very timely and painful words of wisdom, that have guided me through many of my successes as an adult, including my battle with diabetes.
If you are looking for a few quick tips to keep your blood sugar in check, it's imperative you are looking at a few key things that you could be doing during your day to help maintain healthy levels. Far too few people realize just how powerful a few useful strategies can be, so by taking the time to implement these, you should notice a big difference in how you feel on a day-to-day basis. Let's go over four quick tips that you can start using immediately...
Low levels of vitamin D are fairly common in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and, according to a study reported on in the Australia and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, February 2014, pregnant diabetic women are no exception. Researchers at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, looked at 101 pregnant women with both Gestational and pre-pregnancy diabetes...
Although it is well known a diabetic should approach drinking alcohol cautiously as it can bring on very low blood sugar, it has only now been discovered how alcohol brings this about. A team of scientists from the leading medical university in Sweden, Karolinska Institutet, investigated just how alcohol may cause exaggerated insulin secretion that results in severe hypoglycemia in people who were not even diabetic.
The treatment of diabetes in America, in particular diabetes type 2 is a complete and utter travesty. Americans are getting the double whammy on this. The foods we eat from the soda pops, diet cola's, processed and fast foods to the so called medical treatments all contribute to the disease, as opposed to averting or curing diabetes.
A recent study has discovered menopause itself does not increase the risk of developing diabetes, but for women who have Type 2 diabetes and are under 45, they have three times the risk of having an early menopause. The study was carried out at the University Of Cartagena, Colombia which recruited 6079 women aged between 40 and 59 years from 11 Latin American countries. The study involved women answering a series of questions related to depression, diabetes and menopause.
Diabetes is a disease that has a large spread throughout the population, and many people tend to develop the disease at a certain age. This is why it is better to make the population aware about the risks.
If you're working on managing your Type 2 diabetes, chances are you are giving a really large amount of thought to the foods you eat on a day-to-day basis. You want to make sure you are putting foods that are ranked low on the glycemic-index into your body as often as possible, as these are the ones that will best help control your blood sugar. But, what about how you are preparing your foods? Have you taken that into account? More specifically, what about the condiments you are using?
Heart disease is common among diabetics. But how do diabetics get heart disease and how can the disease be treated?
Probiotic bacteria, found in yogurt and capable of living in the human gut, are said by some to be helpful in controlling blood sugar levels, but the information available has been questionable. Investigators at the University of Western Australia and other research centers in Perth, Australia, set out to solve the question. Their study, reported on in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in February 2014, included 156 overweight men and women over 55 years of age - individuals at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
If you have Type 2 diabetes, it should come as no surprise lifestyle has a major impact on your diabetes - especially your blood sugar control - and that lifestyle changes can have a beneficial effect. Type 2 diabetes represents the end of a long and complicated road on which insulin resistance and the inability to make enough insulin, contribute to rising blood sugars. The most common cause of increasing insulin resistance is being overweight and having rising levels of fat build-up around your waist and abdominal area. Within days of eating fewer calories, blood sugar levels plummet - even before weight loss occurs. Studies reveal weight loss can make Type 2 diabetes much less severe - even make it disappear. One of the first areas to notice weight loss, is in the abdominal area and it is this area many diabetics like to concentrate on - wanting to have that firm, flat stomach they once had. Here are four top moves to get into place with your workout plan...
Gestational diabetes is the kind of diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy in a previously healthy woman. After giving birth, women who had the condition are at risk for developing full-blown Type 2 diabetes. Advice to mothers who have had Gestational diabetes has always been to normalize their weight, eat a healthful diet, and get plenty of exercise. Now, scientists at the National University of Malaysia and other research institutions in Malaysia have found maintaining a low-glycemic index diet plan could also help in prevention.
Prediabetes is where blood sugar is constantly higher than what is considered healthy, but where it is not high enough to be considered full-blown Type 2 diabetes. If this prediabetes is unresolved, then it eventually leads to Type 2 diabetes in 20% of all cases per year. Now, a new study carried out on more than 8,000 participants revealed those people with a family history of diabetes have a 26% increased risk of developing prediabetes, with this being evident mostly in the non-obese.
Normal Blood Sugar Levels will differ depending on when you measure them. You will have more glucose in your blood shortly after you have eaten as your body has yet to have processed it fully. These blood sugar levels should hopefully tail off the further you get away from the consumption of the meal.
One fantastic food that gets overlooked a little too often in many people's diet, is the avocado. An avocado is a great option for adding healthy fats into your eating plan and will also increase the taste and texture of the foods you serve it with as well. Add to that the fact avocados are a powerful source of vitamin E, which will help enhance your skin and hair health as well as offer up some dietary fiber, and you have a stand-out food that can't be missed.
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United states. Fortunately,diet and lifestyle changes can help reduce your risk for diabetes and help you control it if you already have it.
When most people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes start looking for exercise to perform to help manage and reverse their condition, they often turn to cardiovascular exercise to burn calories and strength training to help them build lean muscle mass, which will help with blood sugar regulation. And while these are both very vital components of a sound exercise protocol, don't overlook the power of yoga.
Here is a revelation of Top 3 Natural Foods when consumed fight diabetes. You will be amazed to find out the hidden properties these foods have and how they help in controlling various diseases. Important fact to be considered are that these are inexpensive and easily available at the local stores.
Being born small is known to be associated with a variety of health problems, including Type 2 diabetes. According to a new study, women born small for their age could be at risk for developing Gestational diabetes as well. Investigators at Northwestern University in Chicago, United States compared over 14,000 mothers who had been low birth-weight with over 116,000 who had been born with normal weight. The study, reported on in the Maternal Child Health Journal in February 2014, found that mothers who had themselves been born smaller than normal were at higher risk of developing Gestational diabetes than the mothers who had been normal size at birth.
It has long been known blood vessels in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes tend not to open wide enough to accommodate enough blood flow at times when the demand for oxygen goes up and the heart beats faster and harder than usual. That can put a strain on the heart as it struggles to pump blood through vessels that remain too narrow. Imagine a garden hose with a too heavy flow of water being pumped into it. The pump attempting to push the water through the hose could find itself suffering too much pressure building up if the water had nowhere to go. When the heart is not able to pump blood without a struggle, a condition called congestive failure can occur.
Tired of eating the same old standby's - brown rice, oatmeal, and quinoa, over and over again? As someone who is aiming to take control over their Type 2 diabetes, there's a very good chance these are the foods you are resorting to time and time again. But, one great carbohydrate source you are overlooking is sweet potatoes. Not only do these potatoes taste great, but they will also provide you with a wealth of nutrition as well
Millions people from all over the globe deal with the condition known as diabetes. There are two different types of diabetes that impact people today; type 1 and type 2. Both types of diabetes impact insulin levels.
If you have type 2 diabetes then fat is bad for you and you have to reduce your sugar intake as much as possible. Chocolate is full of fat and sugar. But can type 2 diabetics still eat chocolate? Strangely, the answer is 'sort of'.
Antibodies are molecules that evolved as part of the immune system, attaching themselves to microorganisms and then presenting the microorganisms to white blood cells for destruction. Now researchers at XOMA Corporation and the University of San Francisco in the United States are studying antibodies that attach themselves to insulin receptors in cells to help insulin to do its job. Insulin receptors have been compared to locks that are opened by insulin acting as a key.
Resveratrol, the anti-oxidant that naturally occurs in red grapes, has been hailed as a potential new treatment that could be given alongside regular conventional treatment for Type 2 diabetes. These findings came from a study that was carried out by the University of Medical Sciences in Iran, where the focus was to see if resveratrol was effective in lowering blood sugar levels alongside standard anti-diabetic treatment.
Most of us are hooked to our smart phones for the convenience they provide in being able to check our emails easily, and communicate with friends on social media sites. But smart phones could provide a helping hand to those with diabetes in the form of "apps". There are many app's or applications available that are aimed at helping you to keep on track of your diabetes calculations.
As you gear up to start becoming more active with your lifestyle and better control your blood sugar levels and Type 2 diabetes, you want to make sure you are being mindful of what you eat around exercise training. Remember, you want to both fuel your body well before the workout so you can have a maximum amount of energy to use during the workout, as well as fuel it well after the workout so you can replenish lost energy stores.
Research reveals eating more fruits and vegetables can substantially reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. As part of a healthy eating plan for a person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, vegetables will be a must. Vegetables are not only loaded with vitamins and minerals, they are high in fiber, which is ideal for controlling blood sugar levels and they are also lower in calories, making them easy to add into any diabetic eating plan. Furthermore, they also pack in a serious antioxidant punch, so this can help keep you feeling your best at all times.
Every women who dreams of having children imagines she will have a healthy pregnancy and that a healthy baby will be born at the end of the gestation period. But, for some women this isn't the case as they will develop Gestational diabetes, a common pregnancy-related health problem in the same league as other pregnancy-related condtions that develop during the second or third trimesters, such as high blood pressure. But a promising new study may shed some light on how to prevent the disease developing in the first place.
Insulin has to do with how well the brain functions, particularly in the part of the brain called the substantia nigra. The substantia nigra is partially responsible for, among other things, motor control. Dopamine is involved with this regulation of motor control, and insulin is thought to be necessary for the dopamine to be able to do its job. In Parkinson's disease the substantia nigra loses not only nerve cells, but the ability to react to insulin. Loss of motor control in Parkinson's disease leads to tremors and stiff movements or inability to move.
If you have been doing up your reading on various types of exercise protocols to help you shed fat, there's a very good chance you have come across something called interval training. This is a very intense protocol where you are going to alternate between bouts of all-out intense exercise with active rest periods between.
If you are looking to manage your Type 2 diabetes better than you have been in recent times, it's a must that you are looking for ways to cut sugar out of your diet plan. This can be quite tricky, especially when you stop and consider just how many of the foods you eat, or cook with on a day-to-day basis, contain sugar or simple carbohydrates. Fortunately, all hope is not lost. You can still add sweetness to your dishes without having to rely on the addition of sugar.
Diabetes, even though preventable, is reaching pandemic numbers. Eating whole foods, exercising, and lowing our weight is the key.
Hyperglycemia is the technical term for high blood glucose (blood sugar) and is a severe health problem for those with diabetes. People who are affected by diabetes can experience two specific types of hyperglycemia. Read more about them here.
A common complaint amongst Type 2 diabetics is tiredness. Some diabetics struggle to sleep well during the night due to high blood sugar levels, and some feel extremely tired following a meal. But have you ever considered that the type of fillings in your teeth could be contributing to this extreme fatigue?
A diabetic person needs to be well taken care of especially what is ingested and the amount of calories that they take should be the prescribed amount. According to the American diabetes association the diabetic exchange diet is about the serving amount which dictates when to eat means and snacks to control the diabetes.
The hemoglobin A1c test (HbA1c) is a good test for diagnosing and following diabetes because it accounts for all the hills and valleys of blood sugar spikes and troughs. Since diabetics have a high risk for heart disease, researchers in the Department of General Practice, School of Public Health, Aarhus University in Denmark, set out to discover whether the HbA1c, along with other factors, could be used to predict the risk of heart disease. If so, then Type 2 diabetics with a high risk for heart disease could be followed closely.
If you are someone who is suffering from Type 2 diabetes or, even if you are someone who is at a high risk for developing this disease and are looking to do everything you can to stop it from developing in your body, resistance training is going to be an absolute must. Far too many people who have this condition and have been instructed to start exercising, simply hop onto the cardio equipment thinking this will burn their excess fat and keep them healthy. Big mistake.