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If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you'll be very familiar with a glucose meter. You're probably testing your blood sugar levels one to three times each day and writing down your readings to ensure your levels are under control. But there's more to meters than just testing.
For testing whether a person is diabetic or not, various types of equipments and meters are needed. This article focuses on the availability and helpfulness of these supplies.
Diabetes Type-2 has been increasing at an alarming rate in the United States as well as around the world. According the American Diabetes Association, in 2011 there were 18.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes with another 7 million estimated as undiagnosed. Perhaps more alarming is that an astounding 79 million people are in the pre-diabetes stages, which strongly indicates that without changes in their lifestyle these people will move into the diabetic category.
Nutrition as a stand-alone therapy has an incredibly weak scientific basis. However integrating nutrition with conventional medical therapies is becoming more acceptable among medical practitioners. But what is integrated nutrition and what is it used for?
For a diabetic, choosing to eat foods which are rated high on the glycemic index negatively impacts their bloods sugar levels, as well as their overall health. But making these food choices can create another problem in the individual's life - acne. Unfortunately, some people with Type 2 diabetes are naturally more prone to developing acne than others.
Making poor food choices trips up people with Type 2 diabetes more than anything else. It's so easy to hit a drive-thru instead of laboring in the kitchen to make something. But if you set your kitchen up for success instead of failure, then cooking will be much more pleasurable - and rewarding. It takes commitment, but once you get started with the right mindset, it isn't as difficult as you might believe...
Your body can't avoid consuming some sugars. In fact you need carbohydrates and certain sugars for your very survival because your cells break these down and turn glucose into energy for you. Sugars are a natural part of many of the foods you eat, including fruits and vegetables. Sugars found in processed foods or that you add to your foods are another matter, however. Some are relatively healthy, and others are not so good for you.
A CDE, or certified diabetes educator, is a healthcare or social work professional who has become certified in diabetes education. Typically the focus and philosophy behind the education efforts revolve around managing the condition. Normally, a CDE is not a medical doctor, but other medical professional. Nurses, social workers, dieticians, exercise physiologists, and pharmacists are common medical professionals who obtain their CDE.
So, just what is diabetes and why are many people so worried about this disease affecting them? For starters, diabetes is a condition where the body doesn't produce enough insulin. Insulin is produced by the pancreas which helps the body cells absorb blood sugar or glucose to convert it in to energy. What the insulin does is that it keeps the blood sugar level in the body normal and at a healthy level.
A lot of people with diabetes just can't seem to accept the fact that they have the disease. When doctors first tell people that they are diabetic most of them are overwhelmed and feel as if they completely lost control of their lives. This is understandable as diabetes is a very serious disease that has plenty of complications where some of which can be life threatening. Living with diabetes is not easy. But, there are ways where you will be able to properly manage the disease, which will also allow you live a normal life.
Ozone therapy is where a person receives an increased amount of oxygen into their body via various methods, including Ozone therapy booths, cream applications and topical gels. Strictly speaking Ozone therapy is considered a form of alternative medicine, and its benefits have been noted for many diseases such as cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis - as well as for Type 2 diabetes.
Proper diet which includes food rich in enzymes can overtime help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes and also help reverse Type 2 Diabetes. Digestive enzymes help the body process the food we eat into nutrients, a body which is devoid of enzymes or enzyme deficient food can overtax your system and lead to chronic illnesses such as cancer, allergies, Diabetes among others.
When it comes to Type 2 diabetes management, many doctors, nurses and diabetes educators think food management is what will help a person with Type 2 diabetes successfully get their condition under control. Whilst this is true, it is also only one half of what can really help to lower your blood sugar levels and reduce your belly fat.
Tom Hanks is the latest celebrity to acknowledge he has developed Type 2 diabetes. It just goes to show even the rich and famous are not immune to diabetes if they don't eat healthily - and no amount of money can keep away the disease. Proving it really is about eating simple, whole foods that don't keep your blood sugar and insulin levels soaring. Tom Hanks is said to have felt the symptoms of diabetes for many years, but only recently did the results come back positive to Type 2 diabetes.
Turmeric, often known as Indian saffron, has continuously grown to be a popular herb due to its diverse attributes. Native to India, it is now grown and found in various other corners of the world. It is widely known for its stunning color, delectable flavor and numerous remedial properties.
Hearing the news you have just been diagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes can be quite startling to say the least. Hearing those words can bring a flood of emotions from panic to despair, anxiety, stress, anger and especially fear of the unknown. But just because you have been told you have Type 2 diabetes doesn't have to mean it's the end of the world - not from a long shot. Here are five tips to help you cope...
Most people understand very well the big temptation of all those cakes, chocolate and candies; and sugar is the main reason behind it. It creates the wonderful sweetness that easily stimulates our taste buds and make us craving for more.
Diabetes is one of the most common non-communicable diseases in the world. It is a leading cause of death in advanced nations and is developing into an epidemic in emerging economies. But how prevalent is it and are the statistics on diabetes reliable?
In our fast-paced lives it is very easy to lose track of various items. This is even more true for Type 2 diabetics who have to focus heavily on what they eat, how much of it they eat - and when they eat it. This helps to prove the importance of a food journal. Using one will never leave you guessing again...
Type 2 diabetics place a lot of emphasis on their smile, as everyone does - yet many of them still manage to neglect their mouth by not taking adequate care of their teeth as they should. Simply brushing your teeth isn't enough. When you don't give your teeth the attention they deserve, you allow periodontal disease to set in. Since this condition can come about very quickly, it is important to understand just how important it is for people dealing with high blood sugar problems to adequately care for their teeth - and their gums.
Everyone should be concerned about periodontal disease. But this should be of the utmost importance to Type 2 diabetics who are much more prone to developing the condition due to the way having diabetes and high blood sugar levels encourages it to form. In this third part of the four-part series we give you some helpful ways that you, as a diabetic, can ward off the advances of periodontal disease...
Periodontal disease is something everyone has to be leery of. It can lead to teeth becoming loose and eventually even the loss of these teeth if care to correct this condition is not carried out in a timely manner. The first step towards correcting this would be a visit to your dentist as quickly as possible. But preventing periodontal disease is even more important for a person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes because they are more likely to develop problems with their teeth than a non-diabetic.
Eating nuts has now been associated with a lowered risk for developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In July 2013 the Journal of Research and Medical Science reported on a literary study performed by researchers at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran. Fifty-eight studies were reviewed, and from this information it was concluded that eating plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains, along with a lower intake of red meat could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
When you think of your teeth most people are only concerned about cavities. But this should not be the case for a Type 2 diabetic. Believe it or not, a diabetic's teeth can tell a great deal about how healthy they are. In this first part of a four-part series we take a look at how you can help keep your blood sugar under control by preventing periodontal disease.
Whilst there are many healthy foods suitable for diabetics, the foods mentioned below are a shortlist of perhaps the most powerful foods that can help keep your blood sugar under control. To get blood sugar under control and within the normal healthy range is the goal for every single person who is diagnosed as being a prediabetic or a Type 2 diabetic. The difference between the two in a nutshell is a prediabetic is insulin resistant with slightly higher than is considered normal blood sugar on a regular basis.
Just relying on diabetic medication from your doctor and not addressing the true cause of your Type 2 diabetes, be it your eating plan, smoking, or drinking alcohol, that is keeping your blood sugar constantly high will not help you correctly manage or reverse your Type 2 diabetes. Every diabetic has the possibility of reversing their diagnosis and can go on to live a life free of oral medication and insulin shots once their blood sugar has come back down to a healthy normal level.
All diabetics know that regularly monitoring the level of glucose in their blood is necessary if they are to control their diabetes, but many find regular testing difficult. A novel monitoring system... flash glucose monitoring... is currently undergoing clinical testing. But what is FGM and will it indeed be an improvement over traditional self-monitoring?
Emotional eating can be a problem for you even if you are not a diabetic, but it is especially important to try to break this habit if you are diabetic and trying to lose weight. There are many factors that can trigger emotional eating. Below are a few suggestions how to overcome this problem.
Oxidative stress is a biochemical problem thought to play an important role in the development of Type 2 diabetes. The breaking down of sugar and certain proteins creates free radicals - molecules that damage cells, parts of cells, and enzymes. Free radicals can lead to insulin resistance, the hallmark of Type 2 diabetes. Free radicals have also been associated with many complications of diabetes.
Weight loss surgery is recognized as the most sustainable form of fat loss for those with higher BMIs and those with metabolic issues such as diabetes. Metabolic mayhem jeopardizes all aspects of our health and merits front and center in all of our health issues. Not all bariatric procedures yield the same metabolic benefits, and weight loss surgical procedures vary vastly on potential risks and complications and beneficial health outcomes. Let's just remember reading this article adopting a health centric lifestyle of healthy nutrition, avoidance of toxic calories, living tobacco free and a life filled with exercise and physical activity are a necessity for the success of weight loss surgery. Any surgeon who tells you otherwise is not looking out for your health.
Prescription medication is a huge business and billions of dollars are spent on trials and research each year. However, there are also lots of negatives about medications. In the United States medications are the third main cause of death with more than 400 people dying each day from their effects. If you are taking medication, do you really understand how it will affect your body?
Physical activity, especially aerobic activity such as walking, is known to be extremely important in controlling Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Porto and several other research centers in Portugal, are busy investigating how exercise works to control the condition.
Researchers have found there is a direct relationship between Type 2 diabetes and breakfast, a meal you should never skip. If you regularly avoid having your morning meal, you are in a higher risk category for developing Type 2 diabetes.
The humble mango is one of the most popular fruits in the world. It has a delicious taste and also looks inviting after you cut it open. The skin itself often looks unappealing but once the knife cuts through it, you'll see why you bought it in the first place. Mangoes are also helpful with numerous health problems.
When you visit your doctor for follow-up visits after you have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, there are specific test results your doctor is going to be looking at. Some of these results are from tests ordered by your doctor, and others are results of tests you need to take care of yourself at home. For instance he will look at the results of your blood sugar taken at various times throughout the day - at times he has recommended - using a blood glucose meter.
I'm assuming that you are reading this article because you or someone you love has Type 2 Diabetes. Fortunately, Type 2 Diabetes is very controllable, and can sometimes be prevented altogether. But the fact remains that there are over 100 million Americans are suffering from diabetes.
Gestational diabetes is the type of diabetes associated with pregnancy and the form of diabetes doctors test the pregnant mother for at around four months. Mothers who have this form of diabetes and their children are at risk for Type 2 diabetes as well as several birth defects, so it is important to prevent or control the condition.
Every single day, diabetics have to manage many facets of their lives non-diabetics take for granted even when insulin injections are not necessary. The disease affects approximately 25 million Americans. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the vast majority of blindness in adults between the ages of 20 and 74 is caused by diabetes.
Most people have cravings for a particular food at sometime. Whether it's chocolate or candy, salted food, fried food or another food, there's a logical reason behind these cravings. It usually means you are deficient in certain vitamins and/or minerals and because you are not aware of that, you eat the foods you crave without wondering why. Here are a few examples of foods you may crave - and what they signify...
It's plain to see after reading the results of a recent study, that diabetics should not drink diet sodas or diet anything. It can also be concluded diet drinks of any kind should not be consumed by people without Type 2 diabetes. Here's why...
How do you know if you or someone that you love have diabetes? Sometimes the symptoms may not be so apparent and you may be thinking that you are sick, but in reality, your body could be out of balance.
Diabetes Impacts the skin. As if diabetes itself is not enough to cope with it is often accompanied by all sorts of unwelcome skin eruptions.
Each week in England there are around 120 amputations in people with diabetes. The majority of diabetes-related amputations are caused by a "foot attack" - a foot ulcer or infection failing to heal. When people with a foot attack get rapid access for treatment by a specialist multi-disciplinary team this has been shown to promote faster healing and fewer amputations, saving money and lives.
Have you or someone that you love been recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes? If so, then this is the article that you need to read. I have a daughter that was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes about 2 weeks shy of her 4th birthday. Unlike most parents, I was somewhat prepared. When I was 13 years old, my older brother was also diagnosed.
Received opinion is that having high levels of cholesterol in your blood-stream increases your risk of heart disease and stoke. However, a recent reliable Scandinavian study has found that higher levels of cholesterol may be linked with a reduced risk of death overall. What exactly is going on here? And what are the implications for type 2 diabetics?
My older brother, Rodrick, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 14. He and I are very close, and consider him to be one of my best friends. To see him get so sick, lose a lot of weight, and basically deteriorate in front of me was very disturbing.
There are 3 health epidemics that are sweeping the planet. Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Obesity. If I were to ask you "what is the biggest health epidemic in terms of deaths," what would you say? I've asked this question to lots of people, and almost 100 percent of the time I get the same answer: Diabetes.
According to research at Zhejiang University in China, screening for prediabetes and blood vessel disease in obese children without diabetes is possible using HbA1c levels and measurements of abdominal obesity. Their study, reported on in the Archives of Diseases in Children in October 2013, included 524 obese children and adolescents without diabetes...
According to scientists at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre in India, keeping your HbA1c percentage under control could be important for lung function. Their study, reported in September 2013 in the Journal of Clinical Diagnostic Research, included 30 people aged 30 to 60 with Type 2 diabetes and 30 controls of the same age.
Since Type 2 diabetes is also referred to as "adult onset diabetes", you would normally assume a child would not develop it. In fact, it used to be that children did not develop Type 2 diabetes at all and only had to worry about Type 1 diabetes. Now, all that has changed. The disease has taken over the lives of countless children with no end in sight to the epidemic.
There are many elements crucial to include in your eating plan and fiber is one of them. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate but it doesn't contain calories because the body doesn't break it down. Although it's a carb and carbs raise your blood sugar, fiber doesn't increase your blood sugar...
Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with kidney disease and Type 2 diabetics frequently have low levels of vitamin D. Diabetic nephropathy, or kidney disease, is one of the worst complications of diabetes.
Most people spend far too much time sitting and it's not good for your health. Technology is partly to blame. You have a computer so you sit and work on it. You email friends and family instead of visiting them. You email colleagues at work instead of walking to their desk. You use the remote control instead of physically changing your TV channel.
High blood sugar is detrimental to your health. Here are a few alternatives that can help you keep it in check.
Artificial sweeteners generally aren't healthy for anybody. Artificial sweeteners are synthetic substitutes for the real thing. However, real sugar, herbs and other naturally occurring ingredients can also be used in the creation of the artificial sweeteners. They're much sweeter than regular sugar so you don't need much to achieve the same sweetness. They contain almost no calories and are widely used in foods including: jellies, jams, canned foods, puddings, candies, soft drinks, dairy foods, baked goods, powdered drink mixes and a lot more.
Walnuts are a creamy tasting nut that as with all nuts, have perhaps been given too much bad press over recent years. This is often because they have been labeled as a 'fatty' food and from this comment many people have concluded they will end up putting on weight if they eat them. But walnuts are rich in omega 6, and also contain some omega 3 - both of which have been proven to be beneficial to our health.
Predicting who will likely develop Type 2 diabetes can warn us to take measures to prevent the condition, or to begin treatment early to prevent complications. Investigators at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, United States, looked at what testing will help identify those at risk among older adults. Their study reported in the journal Diabetes Care in October 2013, included 1690 adults with an average age of 76.5 years. Over a period of 7 years 183 participants developed Type 2 diabetes.
One problem people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes face is hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. This can occur if there's not enough sugar in your blood and your body signals for more sugar. If you have high sugar levels, you need to inject insulin because your body doesn't provide enough naturally. If this makes your blood sugar drop too far, you may also develop hypoglycemia. Recent studies reveal the correlation between diabetes, hypoglycemia and dementia and the risks involved.
It is important for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and those who are prone to developing the condition, to have their facts straight as far as food choices go. So here are a few answers to some common, and often misunderstood questions about several foods you are advised to avoid...
People who have been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes are often concerned with the possibility of developing diabetic neuropathy of their feet and legs. But few seldom think about the likelihood of a condition that affects their hands called diabetic hand syndrome, or diabetic cheiroarthropathy. This condition can occur in individuals with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
Getting your diabetes under control is vital if you want to enjoy a normal life and live to a ripe old age because... if you don't control your blood glucose levels you will probably end up with several awful health problems such as... heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, diabetic neuropathy, amputated feet, digestive problems, blindness, or a variety of infections.
Fats come in two main types: unsaturated and saturated. The main difference between them is that unsaturated fats are liquids at room temperature, whereas saturated fats are solid or semi-solid in the same temperature range.
Age-related macular degeneration is one cause of blindness in people of advanced age. The macula is an oval-shaped structure in the center of the back of the eye. It is made up of nerve cells and cone cells, which produce acute vision in the center of the field of vision. It is yellow, containing carotenoid pigments, molecules related to vitamin A. When the macula degenerates, which can take place with advanced age, older people can experience central holes in their fields of vision.
Osteoporosis is often classified as a disease that affects older individuals. But you might be surprised to learn that osteoporosis can also be brought on by Type 2 diabetes - regardless of age. Anyone with diabetes will find their bones compromised more than non-diabetics and this can help in the onset of osteoporosis at an early age. Osteoporosis may not be revealed though until the diabetic suffers a fracture.
When an individual is newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, there are bound to be plenty of questions going through their mind. But considering just how serious diabetes is, there is simply no room for error in its treatment. That's why it is important to establish a firm doctor-patient relationship right from the start. Here are five points as to why such a relationship is vital to your health...
Type 2 diabetes can be a rather expensive disease to have with the costs continuing to climb each year. The sheer cost of treating diabetes, from supplies to specific medication and even office visits and procedures can make treating diabetes financially out of the reach of some individuals. While insurance can offer some assistance with the expenses, it is not always a complete solution. Insurance, though designed as a benefit, is still not a guarantee that an individual's diabetes costs will be covered.
The amount of glucose, fructose or other sugars in the food is another factor. Refined, white table sugar, for example, has the strongest, fastest effect on blood sugar, but fruit juices and processed foods that contain a number of different sugars can also be a problem.
Obesity is one of the leading causes of diabetes. Exercise is crucial for keeping blood sugar in check and shedding excess pounds. Therefore, exercise and especially yoga for diabetics is very effective in the management of the disease. However, it is rare to find an efficient routine workout or exercise which is tailor made for diabetics. Focus is mainly on stretching, relaxing and meditation exercises and when performed regularly, yoga will definitely help to control your diabetes.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that mainly affects the eyes and it is the leading cause of blindness especially among diabetic (both type A and B) adults aged between 20 and 74 years. It occurs when elevated blood sugar levels damage the tiny light sensitive blood vessels and tissue inside the retina (at the back of the eye). Patients are normally asymptomatic in the early phases of diabetic retinopathy. However, in the more advanced stages, complications may start developing and the patient may experience several symptoms including blurred vision, distortion, floaters, and acute progressive loss of vision. Read on to find out more.
Most doctors recommend regular exercise and weight loss as a routine when counseling someone with pre-diabetes or type II diabetes. Cooking with Healthy Diabetes Recipes can be beneficial also.
There are many reasons for preventing or controlling Type 2 diabetes, and the desire to start a family could be one of them. According to a study reported in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research in October 2013, diabetes could affect seminal fluid. The study, completed at S.C. Das Memorial Medical and Research Center and KPC Medical College in Jadapur, Kokata, India, compared semen from diabetic men whose wives were unable to conceive, with that of men whose wives were pregnant. Men with Type 2 diabetes showed less ejaculate, fewer cells per ejaculate, fewer cells in motion, and fewer normal DNA molecules in their sperm cells.
Diabetes can cause an array of complications if blood glucose (sugar) levels are not controlled. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is one such complication that affects men.
Having Type 2 diabetes can be frustrating at times. You have so many complications to battle. You may find it hard to take in enough nutrients from the foods you eat - a simple way to help boost your nutritional intake is to juice fruit and vegetables. Before you buy your juicer, you need to understand some basics first. You can't just throw into the juicer whatever you like, drink it and expect to become healthy. There's more to juicing than that...
Recently it has been discovered that certain nutrients in foods are powerful at balancing blood sugar and encouraging weight loss. These important fat-fighting nutrients can help you fight off diabetes.
Diabetes is considered to be a disease which affects the work of the entire organism. But it is hardly to exaggerate the connection between diabetes and skin problems. Here we have an enumeration of skin diseases that may emerge and those that are peculiar for diabetics. People with diabetes should regulate the diabetes and the level of blood sugar and have a perfect skin care.
Whether you have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or have lived with it for several years it is generally considered fine for you to drive a car or a motorbike. But before setting out to drive, especially on a long journey, it is always a good idea to take some special precautions and to address how you are feeling before you drive. Doing so can prevent you having a diabetic hypo whilst driving, and prevent you having a serious accident that could leave you and others seriously injured, or even killed.
The flu can be a dangerous illness for people with diabetes. Each year thousands of people with diabetes are hospitalized or die from it. It's important that people with diabetes know how to avoid catching the flu and what they should do if they catch the flu.
Regardless of age or medical history, folk enjoy the occasional slice of pie or sweet snack, but if you're part of the group of people afflicted with diabetes you'll rarely get the chance to enjoy certain foods. Your body simply doesn't possess the metabolism that's required to process particular food groups, certainly not in large portions. It either doesn't produce enough insulin, the sugar processing hormone, or there isn't enough insulin to handle the intake of sugar rich foods. The blood glucose level of your body will require constant management and monitoring, keeping careful track of food intake and quality of blood.
Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes could really affect how you work day-to-day. Often a lot is spoken about the physical effects having diabetes can cause. Whilst this is vital, a part that is often overlooked is just how much of a mental toll it can take on a person.
Pancreatico biliary diversion (PBD) is one procedure for treating obesity. Normally the stomach empties into the upper part of the small intestine, where much of its contents are absorbed. In pancreatico biliary diversion the contents of the stomach are rerouted into the lower part of the small intestine and on into the large intestine, where they are not absorbed. Part of the stomach is removed, which encourages the person having had surgery to eat less.
The number of new Type 2 diabetes cases is increasing at an alarming rate. But what is even more alarming is the fact that Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable. So why does its occurrence continue to spread all over our planet? Because not enough emphasis is being placed on preventing it before it has a chance to occur. Here are some ways that can help you to avoid diabetes before it's too late...
People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes have a high risk of developing various skin conditions as well as disorders of the eyes, nervous system, and kidneys. Researchers at Ataturk Training and Research Hospital in Ankara, Turkey, looked at hundreds of people with skin and other kinds of complications to determine whether skin conditions could be clues to the possibility of other complications.
Regardless if you're a Type 2 diabetic or not, you have to cut calories in order to lose weight. The only difference is that it often makes more of an impact on your health when you have been diagnosed as prediabetic or full-blown Type 2 diabetic. Here are a few ways to help you trim those calories or kilojoules...
Although Type 2 diabetes is typically controlled using a variety of medications, diet and exercise, this is still sometimes not enough for some individuals to lead a normal lifestyle. Following these types of strict mandates is often too challenging and overwhelming, leaving significant opportunity for failure. That's why some Type 2 diabetics have turned to more natural treatments that do not offer side effects and are easier to manage. One of these is phenylalanine.
Reversing diabetes is a reality. In fact Type 2 Diabetic patients should know that diabetes is not a disease that you can only survive with the use of medication and insulin. It can be controlled and beaten by committing to a dietary change that will balance your blood sugar levels & insulin production...
Everyone is acutely aware of the importance of keeping off excess weight, or removing it altogether. No one knows this more than a person who has been diagnosed with prediabetes or full-blown Type 2 diabetes. Even when a Type 2 diabetic is armed with the insight as to how their disease works, it still doesn't prove to be enough to warrant dropping the extra pounds or kilograms. But if diabetics knew all the reasons why fat isn't good for their health issue, the decision to lose weight would be an easier one.
People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are often at risk for strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or small strokes, because of other health problems related to diabetes. As many as two-thirds of diabetics have high blood pressure. High cholesterol levels, especially of the LDL type, as well as irregular heart beats are also associated with a high risk of stroke. High blood sugar levels at the time of a stroke or a TIA can cause more brain damage, and diabetics who suffer a second stroke or TIA run a high risk of more brain damage.
The many health benefits of Noni Juice. It helps ease symptoms of diabetes, hypertension, low energy, sleeplessness and more. Read more about this natural remedy.
You haven't been feeling well and you knew something different was going on in your body. So you go to the doctor and they give you the news: you have Type 2 diabetes! Your first reaction is probably "AAUGHHH!" But hold on - although Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition, it doesn't have to be that scary. First, realize your life is not over - not by a long shot.
If you're diabetic, you might be frustrated at trying to follow the perfect blood sugar support diet. However, some simple changes will go a long way to helping sustain your blood sugar levels and keep your health on track.
Diabetes affects almost every organ of your body and effective care for diabetes requires a dedicated team of healthcare providers. They include your doctors, dieticians, counsellors, eye specialists, dentists,etc. Every individual who has diabetes has different needs. Communicate with your healthcare team to better understand which treatment is suitable for you.
Blood sugar support is at the top of most diabetics' minds and they work hard to manage their diets to avoid certain foods. However, many of them are unaware of the damaging effects of the wrong proteins that harm their body alkaline levels.
If you are a type 2 diabetic, cutting down on the sugar you ingest is vital for controlling your blood glucose successfully. Over the last fifty years artificial sweeteners, used to flavour food, drinks, dietary supplements and medicines so that they taste sweet, have been introduced. But are they safe? I don't have the definitive answer but here are some thoughts.
Diabetes impacts eyes because diabetics have an increased risk of developing eye complications which, if left untreated, can lead to poor vision and blindness. However, 98% of serious vision loss from diabetes can be prevented with regular eye examinations and early treatment. Glucose crystals as a resultant of too high sugar readings are damaging your organs.
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common complications of diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. Recent studies by the American diabetic association have found that fifty percent of people with raised sugar levels in the pre-diabetes stage are at risk. What is diabetic retinopathy?
If you are diabetic, are overweight and have belly fat you may have a serious health issue. Most people are self-conscious about the belly fat they can see, but actually, the hidden fat that you don't see, called visceral fat, causes a bigger problem for everyone even if you are thin. People store most of their fat in two ways, the one you can see and the one you can't see.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the incidence of Metabolic Syndrome and Prediabetes affects more than 90 million Americans. In 2011, Diabetes was considered to be the 7th leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disorder in which a person has high levels of sugar in his/her blood, either because the pancreas do not produce sufficient insulin or because cells are unable to respond to the insulin that is produced. There are different types of diabetes, some of which are more prevalent than the rest.
I can't count the number of times I've seen posters, TV advertisements, and various people talking about how we need to find a "cure" for type II diabetes. Well readers, today is your lucky day! I'm going to let you in on a little secret: I'VE FOUND IT!
Diabetes is a complex disease in which the body does not metabolize carbohydrates and fats correctly. Up until now most efforts to control the condition have focused on carbohydrate metabolism. Investigators at B J Medical in Maharashtra, India, studied the effects of alpha lipoic acid, other omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin, on Type 2 diabetes control.