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Some research is so basic it will be some time before it yields practical value, but it is interesting to see what is going on in the field. In November 2014 the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reported on a study of various amino acids, sensitivity to insulin, and the development of Type 2 diabetes.
Looking for a beverage to drink during the holiday season that won't completely derail your diabetic diet plan, raise your blood sugar and increase your weight? If so, you aren't alone. You've worked hard throughout the year, doing everything you can to ensure you maintain as healthy of a diabetic diet as possible. The last thing you want to do now is ruin it on some unfortunate beverage choices. Fortunately, you don't have to...
Generous amounts of vegetables and fruits are at the very heart of a healthy Type 2 diabetes diet. In fact, no one has anything really bad to say about vegetables and fruits - they will help keep your weight in check and help protect against heart disease, cancer and several other health issues. Why not plan to fill at least half of your plate with vegetables and fruit at each meal? To keep your calories and carbohydrates under control, have plenty of low-carbohydrate non-starchy vegetables.
Exercise is beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes in several ways. Besides helping keep your blood sugar levels under control and helping you lose weight, exercising also can improve insulin sensitivity.
Insulin is considered the mainstay of gestational diabetes, but treatment protocols change as new information is gathered. Metformin has become the first drug of choice for people diagnosed with diabetes since its introduction in 1994 and could replace or be added to insulin for treating gestational diabetes.
As a Type 2 diabetic, you are aware of the importance of checking food labels to see how much carbohydrate is in your food. It's also a good idea to read the ingredient list and see what's contributing to the amount of carbohydrates in the food. Are they natural sugars from milk or fruit? Or are they one of the many types of added sugars? To identify added sugars in your food, it can be helpful to understand all the different names for sugar.
You are a Type II Diabetic, and after only 24 hours of the new diet program your body goes "OH NO YOU DON'T, take this! I'ill start with a few changes to your hormones to make you really hungry." Next, here is a little constipation. Yes, your anti-weight loss biological self-defense program is amazing. You need to know what is happening to you. Watch how everything you eat that's healthy really begin to taste bad - especially those new diet foods! You will recognize many of your body's tricks and tactics; only then can you beat this diabetic weight.
Taking diabetes medications can help you manage your blood sugar levels and your Type 2 diabetes generally. But, like all medications, they do come with side effects. Learn more about side effects of diabetes medications so you'll be aware of the effects you may experience, and make sure they don't outweigh the benefits of taking the medications...
When you are diagnosed as a diabetic it is because your sugar in your body is too high. Now your diet must be changed to sugar free. The first place to head is to the grocery stores and what do you find? There is very limited sugar free food in the grocery story. Now the search is on! We the consumers who need sugar free food must be able to buy food articles at the local grocery stores, instead of making a complete study of where to find the food you need to stay healthy, alive, your eye sight intact and your feet and legs attached.
Do you need help getting your Type 2 diabetes under control? If you're having a hard time keeping your blood sugar levels steady, rethinking your eating style might be what you need. Your eating style includes the size and number of your meals - and the time of day you eat. Think about what you're doing right now for each aspect of your eating style, and see if there are any changes you can make.
While diabetes is a tough condition to live with, adding omega 3 fish oil in the diet makes it easier for the patient. Studies have shown that omega 3 fish oil has the ability to reduce the levels of triglyceride, adjust the levels of cholesterol, as far as enhancing insulin sensitivity.
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston Massachusetts, the University of California in San Francisco, and Columbia University in New York, USA, compared men's marital status and risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Their work was reported on in the online journal PLos One in October 2014. The study included 41,378 men who did not have Type 2 diabetes at the beginning of the project. Twenty-two years later 2,252 cases of Type 2 diabetes had been diagnosed...
The ankle to brachial index is used to diagnose peripheral artery disease, an important warning sign to get busy preventing heart attacks and strokes. Blood pressure is measured in the ankle and arm and the former is divided by the latter. A normal value is 1.0 to 1.4. A number above or below normal indicates peripheral artery disease. Many times the index is repeated after exercise. If the blood pressure reading goes down after exercise, this also indicates peripheral artery disease. According to an article published in October 2014 in PLoS One, the ankle to brachial index could also serve as a valuable tool in detecting diabetic kidney disease in its early stages.
There is no shortage of criticism for people living with diabetes around the holiday parties. Ignorant comments are abundant. This year, do something different. Get on the bandwagon to educate people about what they don't know about managing this disease.
People with diabetes are more likely to suffer from depression. Their fluctuating blood sugars compounded by a depression diagnosis may lead to suicidal thoughts.
Exercise has been shown to be helpful slowing down the progression of diabetic neuropathy. Here are 5 tips on how to get started.
Ayurveda has become very popular all over the world in past few decades. Diabetes health is mainly self care and management. Diet is one key aspect of this self care. When we speak of diabetic diet, we have think about different types of diabetics, from people who are insulin dependent to mild diabetics.
If you or a loved one has diabetes or you have a family history of diabetes, it is not to late. This article provides free tip on how to prevent or control diabetes.
There is so much that can affect your blood sugar. What you eat, how much exercise you fit into your life, what medications you take, and the time of day, can all impact your blood sugar levels. Stress and psychological strain affect your body and will also increase your blood sugar as a result of the way different hormones respond to stress. Too much stress causes blood sugar to rise sometimes to very high levels, so it is better whenever possible, to focus on finding practical ways of dealing with, or addressing a stressful situation.
For a non-diabetic, any one of the points below would mean bad news for their overall health. But for the person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes - they're disastrous. If you have received a diabetes diagnosis, there are certain steps you must take to enhance your health.
Diabetes is a burn out disease. Here is a poem for people living with diabetes who experience a disappointing blood sugar reading.
Persons with type 2 diabetes are especially prone to kidney disease. The best thing you can do to avoid problems with your kidneys is to keep your blood glucose and blood pressure under control and drink plenty of water. Here's the story.
Medical science is constantly at work finding more efficient and effective ways to detect heart and blood vessel disease early enough to treat it successfully. Researchers at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, used myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) to detect any heart problems in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes but who have no signs or symptoms of heart disease. Their work was reported in the journal Nuclear Medicine Communications in November 2014.
Eating wisely is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against Type 2 diabetes. Both what you eat and how much you eat affects your diabetes risk. Looking at the typical diet, it's easy to see why Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions - saturated fat and refined sugars make up about a quarter of the average person's caloric intake. What should you eat to defend against Type 2 diabetes? Eating wisely doesn't mean dieting and deprivation. As you go about planning your healthy eating plan, it's important you consider nutritional timing. When you plan to eat the foods in your program will make a difference in terms of the results you see, so this isn't something to overlook.
Do the same vegetables dominate your refrigerator? With a little know-how, you can easily transform your favorite family recipes into healthful and delicious diabetes-fighting dishes. One of the must have vegetables that should be included in your diabetic eating plan is broccoli. Rich in antioxidants, loaded in dietary fiber, and high in vitamin C, it's a can't miss food for those seeking optimal health. And the fiber in broccoli won't raise you blood sugar, but will help control blood sugar spikes.
Turmeric, a herb from India, comes from the compound curcumin and is related to ginger. It has shown promise for lowering blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at Harbin Medical University in Heilongjiang, China, conducted a study to determine how turmeric works. Their work was published in Biomedical Environmental Science in November 2014...
If you've been diagnosed with full-blown Type 2 diabetes, or you're at the prediabetes stage and being counseled on how to prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes, there is no doubt you've heard you need to take care with the type and quantity of carbohydrates you include in your eating plan. But are you really paying attention? Worldwide people have an insatiable sweet tooth, downing about 90 to 180 pounds of refined sugar and additives like high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) per person. Many individuals still don't realize just how 'bad' sugar is for them and continue to consume it - even if in small doses.
Scientists at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, looked at oyster or pearl mushrooms, as well as abalone mushrooms as possible treatments for Type 2 diabetes. Their study, reported on in the journal Phytotherapy Research in November 2014, consisted of comparing the effects of Pleurotus ostreatus and Pleurotus cystidiosus mushrooms in both healthy participants and participants previously diagnosed with full-blown Type 2 diabetes. Powdered freeze dried mushrooms were given to both groups. Both the non-diabetic participants and the Type 2 diabetic participants showed a reduction in their blood sugar levels. The participants with diabetes also produced more insulin.
Exercise is not optional if you want the best control over blood sugar. And it isn't optional if you want a higher quality of life. In combination with a healthy diet and weight loss, regular workouts can reduce your need for medication. Often, in many cases blood sugar levels will return to a healthy range and diabetic medications will no longer be required. But there's nothing quite as frustrating for any regular gym-goer than coming down with an injury. They always seem to strike when your motivation is highest and you're ready to go that extra mile with your program to see the absolute best success possible with your health and blood sugar levels.
Hypoglycemia and diabetes are caused by the same situation. It is frequently said that hypoglycemia is one step away from diabetes. Hypoglycemia is created when we excessively eat sugar and sugar products like pastries and deserts. This causes the pancreas to produce too much insulin in an effort to normalize the body's sugar imbalance.
Health care has traditionally focused on mothers for producing healthy babies. Now it seems the health of both parents before conception is important. Investigators at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, USA, compared parental health before conception with newborn health factors known to put the newborn at risk for health conditions such as Type 2 diabetes.
So, you've been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. You're using meal planning to control how much carbohydrate you eat, and you're taking injectable insulin. But you are still gaining weight! It's frustrating to feel you're controlling your blood sugar levels well but still gaining weight. There are a few possible reasons for this weight gain, and some changes you can make to help you get your weight under control.
There seems to be lots of talk about needing vitamin C to prevent scurvy, vitamin D to help prevent rickets - but no talk of the vital vitamin L. Vitamin L simply stands for vitamin Love, as without love and care for ourselves so much goes wrong with our health. Love yourself, not your food. For many, living with Type 2 diabetes is a real challenge and perhaps the hardest part of this challenge is coping mentally with how it can make you feel so different to the rest of the world, and so alone as a result. This may be why rates of depression amongst those living with the chronic health condition are extremely high.
Most people know that eating white bread is less healthful than eating wholemeal bread because refining the flour from which white bread is made reduces its nutritional content. But what many people do not know is that white bread may contain toxic residues of the bleaching chemicals used to make it look so brightly white.
The search for a cure for Type 2 diabetes is on, and some scientists are studying the insides of cells to get a precise definition of what causes the disease at the molecular level. Investigators at Innsbruck Medical University in Innsbruck, Austria, and various other research institutions compared telomere length to risk of Type 2 diabetes. Telomeres are caps at the ends of DNA molecules. They are snipped off when DNA divides, presumably protecting the rest of the molecule. Each time a cell and its DNA divide, the telomere becomes shorter.
Even though there is no strong evidence to show sugars cause Type 2 diabetes, high intakes do put extra strain on the pancreas to produce more insulin, exacerbating the underlying problem in those with Type 2 diabetes or at risk of developing the disease. Anyone with a sweet tooth, who drinks two to three cans of soda a day - containing the equivalent of 16 to 27 teaspoons of sugar, will benefit immensely simply by reducing or even cutting these beverages out.
Heart and blood vessel disease is an important and potentially deadly complication of Type 2 diabetes. When blood vessels function normally, they enlarge as needed in response to increased blood flow. If blood vessels become too stiff, the heart has to beat harder to pump blood through them. This can result in heart failure. Too much pressure in the arteries can also lead to balloon-like outpouchings which, when they rupture can cause strokes or other types of internal bleeding. The Mediterranean diet, full of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, herbs, and whole grains, is helpful in avoiding heart attacks and strokes. A molecule called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), used for lowering blood sugar levels, could be the reason why.
If you're currently working to overcome Type 2 diabetes by lowering your blood sugar levels and losing weight, one thing you should be taking into account is the side dishes you're serving up on a regular basis with your main course meals. For many people, typical sides will include mashed potatoes, home prepared French fries, rice pilaf, or other high carb items. And while a very small dose of these if they are prepared in a healthy manner is generally not a bad choice for someone wanting to lower their blood sugar and increase their weight loss, they are by no means ideal.
The truth is any kind of exercise can help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and if you have already been diagnosed, can help you control your blood sugar level without medications. Most people find walking to be the simplest and most enjoyable way to add exercise to their life. But other people think about starting up a running routine but are not quite sure if they will be able to stick with it? Are you one of these people?
Motivated people who start making lifestyle changes can reap tremendous health benefits almost immediately. In one study people who ate a low-fat, high-fiber diet and then added forty-five to sixty minutes of physical activity to their day, were able to significantly reduce their blood pressure, improve their cholesterol levels and lower their blood insulin levels in just three weeks. One of the top meals you could eat as a Type 2 diabetic is a healthy stir-fry. Loaded with vegetables, rich in protein, and moderate in healthy fats as long as you know how to prepare this dish wisely, it's a perfect add to your program.
Helicobacter pylori bacteria, abbreviated as H. pylori, causes 80 percent of stomach ulcers and 90 percent of small intestinal ulcers. Metformin is the first drug of choice for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes but it can cause abdominal distress. Researchers at Shanghai Huadong Hospital carried out a study to learn whether H. pylori could affect a diabetic's chance of developing side effects from metformin.
The dramatic rise in the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes is a recent phenomenon, and is very closely tied to the increase in obesity. There is no doubt heredity also plays a role and a strong family history of Type 2 diabetes is a big risk factor for developing this form of diabetes. If you're someone who's trying hard to lose the excess body weight that has accumulated over the years and, possibly has been one of the factors tied to your diabetic condition, you're likely using a strict diet plan and workout program.
Regular exercise is really a good idea - it can help your Type 2 diabetes by increasing your body's insulin sensitivity. Exercise also encourages the burning of circulating energy fats (triglycerides) if your period of exercise is long enough. During and after exercise, sugar moves from your blood to the cells of your muscles to fuel your workouts. And this happens even without having enough body insulin. And if you need to lose weight, regular exercise will burn calories to help you slowly, but surely, shed pounds.
As a Type 2 diabetic, what you eat is important. Getting the right amounts of carbohydrates, protein, and fat throughout the day will help you keep your blood sugar level stable and within a healthy range. The timing of your meals is also important. If you aren't used to eating breakfast - or if your breakfast could use a little tuning up - here are some ideas to get the most out of this meal and get your day started off right.
In the summer of 2014, the Review of Diabetes Studies reported on research performed on pistachio nuts and Type 2 diabetes at Qom University in Iran. Investigators suspected nuts rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids could help to reduce high blood sugar and improve a diabetic's metabolism overall.
Dozens of studies indicate as rates of Type 2 diabetes and obesity continue to increase, exercise continues to be a fundamental form of therapy. Exercise, except in people who have injuries or severe health problems such as advanced heart disease, is always beneficial no matter what level you can manage. But as you go about your workout routine, it's important you pay attention to the exercises you are choosing to do. Are they most beneficial for ongoing fat burning results? Could they be holding you back from seeing the success you truly want?
Heart and blood vessel disease is one of the most serious complications of Type 2 diabetes. Diabetic patients are two and a half times more likely than nondiabetics to have diseases of the heart and blood vessels, including strokes. Strokes occur when a blood vessel supplying oxygen and sugar to the brain either become blocked or bleeds, depriving the brain of oxygen and energy. When a blockage causes a stroke it is called an ischemic stroke. According to an article published in Lipids, Health and Disease in November 2014, scientists at Nanjing University Medical School in China compared the HDL levels in both diabetic patients and nondiabetics to learn how arteries in the brain become blocked. It was found...
In part one of 'Perfecting Your Skills to Help Master Mindful Eating' I covered two of the main skills needed to master this art. By practising mindful eating, you can enter into the final battle round with problematic eating - and win! It is possible with mindful eating to lower your blood sugar, lose weight and even reverse your Type 2 diabetes.
You are the master of your own destiny - and this includes as a Type 2 diabetic tackling your problems with eating and not being able to ditch the junk food for healthy food that you know will help stabilize your blood sugar levels. Without resolving the fact you continue to eat when full, you don't eat enough, constantly diet, binge when stressed, or use food to resolve emotional issues, and the many problems with food a person can have - your life will forever be mediocre and underwhelming to say the least. It is possible with mindful eating to lower your blood sugar, lose weight and even reverse your Type 2 diabetes.
Statistics in 2012 show an alarming increase in the number of American Children suffering from the deadly Diabetes. However, there seems to be no cure for children as Oral Medicines used effectively for adults do not show any sign of positive reactions in children as in adults.
Traditional Chinese medicine has long used lyceum barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) to treat high blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes. LBP is one of the chief molecules found in goji berries. Researchers at Southeast University in Nanjing, China, studied LBP as a way of lowering blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes. Their study, reported on in the journal Medical Chemistry in November 2014, included 67 people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. A total of 37 diabetics were given LBP while the rest took a placebo for 3 months. Blood sugar levels went down and HDL levels went up in the group taking LBP. From these results it was concluded LBP might have value when used alongside proven safe and effective antidiabetic medications.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that comes with an array of serious health problems. The short list is kidney failure, blindness, loss of limbs and strokes.
Eating wisely is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against Type 2 diabetes. If you look closely at the typical American diet, it's easy to see why diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Saturated fat and refined sugars make up about a quarter of the average person's caloric intake. While eating natural foods is imperative to good health, in many cases it's not enough. You also need to make sure you are taking in a variety of different foods and are getting your individual nutrient needs met.
There are two types of diabetes mellitus (or diabetes), Type 1 and Type 2. The latter is characterized by insulin resistance and is much more common. Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 90% of all cases. Both forms of this disease include a dysfunction in the carbohydrate management systems in the body, which can be diagnosed by chronically high levels of blood sugar. What is blood sugar? You are likely familiar with the fact our bodies rely on sugar for energy. A form of carbohydrate that is ingested through food, our body cells and tissues use glucose as a preferential energy source.
Diabetes has become a widespread problem in our society today. We can no longer be passive about getting our health back. You've got to take control of all aspects of your health. It is in your hands and is your responsibility to take good care of yourself.
As a Type 2 diabetic, one great grain you should consider including in your diet on a regular basis is brown rice. Low on the GI scale, high in complex carbohydrates, and offering a moderate dose of both protein and fiber, this grain will help your blood sugar levels remain stable. People who eat whole grains instead of refined versions have less insulin resistance and tend to be thinner. Why? Whole grains such as brown rice, provide far more fiber and nutrients than their refined counterparts. That said, one primary reason why many people decide to pass on including brown rice in their day is simply because of its taste. Let's face the facts, bland rice is boring.
Once Type 2 diabetes was called adult-onset diabetes, because it typically occurred in middle-age and older adults. This is no longer the case as many children and adolescents who are sedentary and overweight, are also developing this disorder. Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents is an emerging problem worldwide.
In a perfect world, everyone would have plenty of time to prepare healthful meals from fresh ingredients every day of the week. For most of us that isn't a reality but as a Type 2 diabetic you need to choose healthy foods to help you maintain stable blood sugar. These days, most supermarkets have plenty of grab-and-go options that require little prep time. Your mid-day meal will dramatically impact how you feel throughout the afternoon, so it's one you shouldn't overlook.
Obesity has been associated with loss of brain tissue in the cortex, the part of the brain responsible for sensations, memory, planning, and emotions. Scientists at the University of Tubingen and several other research centers in Germany, compared overall obesity with belly fat in order to learn which type of fat was specifically associated with brain shrinkage.
Type 2 diabetes can cause many complications over time if it's not managed well. Heart disease, kidney disease and nerve and foot problems are all risks. But there are steps you can take to prevent many of these complications. Read more and find out what you can do to lower your risk for three of the most common diabetes complications.
When it comes to helping to reverse your Type 2 diabetes, I bet you never considered psychology would play a role in this. For the last few years psychologists have been looking into mindfulness and trying to understand why mindfulness is therapeutic and so helpful to many people with an array of different problems, including Type 2 diabetes, being overweight, and unstable blood sugar levels.
Have you been recently diagnosed with prediabetes? If so, you may be wondering how serious it is and what you should do about it. Prediabetes is a serious condition, as it's basically a warning sign you are headed towards developing full-blown Type 2 diabetes. Here's why prediabetes is a problem, and what you can do about it...
Several studies have shown vegan diets, relying solely on plant-based foods, are the best kind for anyone who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. But what do vegans eat on Thanksgiving? Commercially prepared tofu turkey has a flavor and texture similar to the real thing, with a lot less work. Just heat it up according to the directions on the package, and you're ready to go. If you get the kind that comes with stuffing, preparation is even simpler.
Sleep has a strong impact on the health of a person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Exercise, diet, blood sugar testing... and sleep. Lack of sleep can not only drain your energy and motivation to stick with your healthy living program, but can affect your hormones and actually promote insulin resistance, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. If you want to promote optimal health, one thing you must be doing is tending to your sleep each night. Make no mistake about it, lack of sleep will contribute to several health problems... now or down the road.
There are several potential risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes. Some of these are controllable, such as regulating your body weight, whereas others are factors outside your influence, such as aging. One very important risk factor that is most definitely manageable and influential is physical activity. Exercise (or physical activity with a goal - in this case to improve your health), is not only helpful in preventing high blood sugar levels and Type 2 diabetes, but also plays an active role in the management of the disease.
Every diabetic person must change his lifestyle and food habits. This article from our experts provides more in depth views on the diet, that a diabetic must consider.
One of the possible complications of Type 2 diabetes is neuropathy, or nerve damage. Neuropathy is caused by chronically high blood sugar. The excess sugar in the blood eventually damages fibers of the small nerves in the body. Usually the nerves of the feet and legs are affected first, but the nerve damage can also affect the digestive system, urinary system, circulatory system, and other parts of the body.
A vegan diet is almost guaranteed to reverse your diabetes. But planning such a diet is quite tricky as it requires a good knowledge of nutrition. Here are some of the things you should be aware of if you are thinking of switching to a full vegan diet.
Metformin is the usual drug of choice for new cases of Type 2 diabetes - but sometimes it is not enough. When that happens saxagliptin, dapagliflozin, or a combination of both can be added. In October 2014 the journal of the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Care, reported the results of research comparing each drug and combination therapy as additives to metformin.
Exercise is just as important as diet and, in many cases, as important as drugs in managing Type 2 diabetes. Exercise lowers your blood sugar and improves your insulin sensitivity, helps you store more sugar, burns more body fat, helps keep weight off, reduces the risk of heart disease, prevents or delays the development of neuropathy and retinopathy, and reduces stress. Managing any chronic disease is stressful, and Type 2 diabetes is no exception.
Stepping on the scale each morning praying to see the number go down - but always met with disappointment? If you find yourself never quite seeing the results you were hoping for in spite of your lower blood sugar readings, it might be time to do a quick check-up on the program you're using. If you were losing weight previously but this has since slowed, something definitely needs to be changed. Here are four quick tips you should consider that may help you get back on track once again...
Far from being passive conduits, blood vessels are lined with muscles that contract and relax to accommodate blood flow. The left ventricle is the most important part of the heart, being the one that sends oxygen-carrying blood to the rest of your body. Investigators at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, compared blood vessel ability to expand during exercise and with the left ventricle's ability to do the same.
Bariatric surgery, or surgery to reduce weight, is effective for producing remission in Type 2 diabetes in some cases. Researchers at the University of Florida in Miami, United States, carried out a study to learn which people with Type 2 diabetes could benefit the most from the procedure. Their study, reported on in the medical journal Obesity Surgery in November 2014, included 245 obese individuals with Type 2 diabetes. One year after surgery 26 percent of these diabetics had an HbA1c of not more than 6 percent and a fasting blood sugar of less than 100 mg/dl (5 mmol/L). The average HbA1c decreased from 8 to 6.7 percent after 6 months and 6.4 after one year.
The early signs of diabetes in men might go unnoticed. These symptoms are subtle, and they can occur without warning, and might be intermittent.
Women who develop Gestational (related to pregnancy) diabetes, are known to be at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes throughout their lives. Researchers at Fondazione Mario Negri Sud in Italy, suspected having a stillbirth could also be a risk factor. They compared women with a history of normal pregnancies, gestational diabetes, and stillbirth to learn which ones were at high risk for Type 2 diabetes and heart and blood vessel disease.
Most people don't realize food is a drug and we are addicted to it. We are not what we eat but we will certainly become what we eat. We really need to think wisely about our food choices. Everyone, not just those people who are facing the challenges associated with Type 2 diabetes, are fixated on what we should avoid eating - making those taboo foods even more desirable. Nevertheless, it is important to avoid some foods. As you're going about your diet protocol, one thing you must make sure you keep in mind at all times is the carbohydrates you're consuming regularly. Choose the wrong carbs and you'll notice you feel miserable, your blood sugar is not staying at a healthy level, and you may suffer from fat gain. Choose the right carbs and many of these problems will be a thing of the past...
Diabetes is prevalent in today's society and it can occur in both adults and children. There are presently two prominently identifiable forms of the disease. The first form is called 'Type 1' diabetes, while the other is called 'Type 2' diabetes. Both types/forms of the disease can be severely life-threatening if left untreated. Most cases of diabetes can be prevented with proper dieting. Taking control of personal, unhealthy eating habits can be the most predominant method of prevention. By following healthy nutrition programs and/or guides, people can avoid the diabetes epidemic.
Finding out you have Type 2 diabetes can make you feel sad, scared, frustrated, or even angry. And once you come to terms with it yourself, telling other people you have this form of diabetes can be difficult. You may not be sure what their reaction will be and how you'll deal with it. Here are some tips for telling other people about your diabetes...
What are the signs of juvenile diabetes, and would you recognize it if you or your loved ones started exhibiting those signs? Not long ago, a 10-year-old little girl from my hometown died in her sleep. I remember seeing her parents on the news. I could only imagine the pain they must have felt.
Signs of Juvenile Diabetes. My friends and I went to hear one of our favorite local bands play one night at a small club. These guys were rock solid. I was sure they were going to go big time.
Think you need to go to bed hungry in order to control your Type 2 diabetes, your weight, or even when trying to lose weight? If so, you are mistaken. Eating a light snack before you turn in for the evening is perfectly fine and can be a healthy way to calm hunger and promote a deeper sleep as well as help to control your blood sugar. Tossing and turning due to blood sugar issues is what you must avoid however, which will happen if you feast on sugary items before bed such as the typical soda, chips, candy, or ice cream. It doesn't take much to know these are not wise options any time - let alone before you turn in but, that said, what are better options? Here's what you should know to perfect your pre-bed eating...
Walking is a great kind of exercise. It takes no special equipment or training, and very little practice. Our bodies evolved for walking everywhere, and we begin attempting to walk in infancy. Soon we become good at it and in most cases, the ability lasts a lifetime. Researchers at Ulm University in Ulm, Germany, and Southeast University in Nanjing, China, reviewed studies of walking, the control of Type 2 diabetes, and heart and blood vessel disease.
As someone who is working hard to manage your blood sugar levels to help control your Type 2 diabetes, you are going to be constantly on the lookout for sugar-containing foods to avoid. That said, it is okay to include fruit from time to time as long as you are being careful with how much you eat. Fruit will contain natural fruit sugars, but it also comes packed with fiber, antioxidants, and a number of other vitamins and minerals that are too important to overlook.
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of the ratio of height and weight. Specifically, it is body weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared, or weight in pounds divided by height in inches squared, multiplied by 703. Having a normal body mass index of 18.9 to 24.9 has many health benefits, including helping to prevent and control Type 2 diabetes.
So, you've been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. You've told your friends and family about your diagnosis. You've got appointments with doctors, nurses, and dietitians. You're learning how to follow a meal plan, test your blood sugar, and maybe you need to give yourself insulin injections. And on top of all this... now you're dealing with the diet police. The diet police are people - usually friends and family members - who think it's their job to tell you what you can and can't eat. And while they usually mean well, their comments can be annoying - and even hurtful. Here are some tips on dealing with the diet police...
My friend Mark was a good deal overweight. He played blues guitar professionally, so was out late most nights and did not live the healthiest of lifestyles. He had no idea what the signs of juvenile diabetes were, so when he started to exhibit them, he was somewhat puzzled.
Diabetes is considered as a lifestyle disease. Though hereditary to a large extent, it is mostly acquired. Sedentary lifestyle, obesity or overweight and stress are major factors that lead to high blood sugar levels. Better stress management and more exercise to burnout unwanted fat are some ways to control. Stress management can be done in several ways. Read more..
Since Type 2 diabetes has been on the rise in America, doctors and scientists have been interested in finding the absolutely best way to prevent developing this disease. Lifestyle interventions, such as increasing physical activity and losing weight, have been shown to be able to prevent diabetes. Metformin, an oral medication that helps control blood sugar levels, has also been shown to be effective. Researchers conducted a large study to see which is more effective - lifestyle intervention or metformin. The study enrolled over 3,000 people. They were divided into three groups - one group completed the lifestyle intervention, a second group took metformin, and the third group took a placebo.
It might be tempting for people with Type 2 diabetes to imagine simply taking their prescribed medications or injecting insulin will take care of their health issue. But diabetes is a disease for which medication alone is not enough. Type 2 diabetes needs to be supported by a healthy diet, exercise and the appropriate medications. Right from the time of diagnosis, you have been eating healthy foods and taking in more exercise. But what do you do when it comes to the holiday season? 'Holiday Eating Season' - while it may not be an official term, you can rest assured there is such a thing. From late fall into the new year, you are going to have eating-focused event after event.
The symptoms of sugar diabetes are many. Some are so subtle, you might not even notice them. All of them may indicate something serious you might need to pay special attention to.
Recognizing the symptoms of sugar diabetes might save your life. Some of these symptoms are very subtle, so it's important to pay attention to what your body is telling you.
Smoking is a risk factor for prediabetes, or slightly elevated blood sugar levels. Why this is remains to be discovered. Scientists at University Hospital in Basel and other research institutions in Switzerland, compared smoking and prediabetes in young adults to learn whether nicotine dependence could be a factor in the development of the condition. Their study, reported on in the Swiss Medicine Weekly in October 2014, included 2142 non-obese individuals without diabetes, between 25 and 41 years of age. It was found...
Managing Type 2 diabetes is a challenge for many people. Good management involves meal planning, exercising, blood sugar testing, doctor's visits, and sometimes insulin injections and oral diabetes medications. But there are definite benefits to getting in the habit of managing your diabetes well. There are definitely serious complications associated with Type 2 diabetes if the disease is not managed well. Some of the serious complications include cardiovascular disease, amputation, and blindness.
Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes usually means making many changes to your life. One of the changes you will need to deal with is the number of health professionals you'll work with. Your primary diabetes doctor will help you build a health care team to coordinate your care and help you get the most out of the health care system. A health care team usually consists of at least a primary diabetes doctor, nurse educator, and a registered dietitian. You may also work with a pharmacist, foot doctor, or eye doctor. If you haven't worked with these health professionals before, here's what you can expect...
If you're a female with Type 2 diabetes looking to get healthier, lower your blood sugar and shed a few pounds or gain more muscle strength, chances are you're thinking about signing up to a local gym. You want to get in there, do some strength training and get your cardio work in. But, you're feeling a little anxious - you're worried what other people will think of you as you are a little overweight. You're worried about exercising in the company of men and you may be worried you just won't know what to do when you get to the gym and suffer embarrassment from this. If these are all thoughts running through your mind, rest easy - they are all easily overcome.
Statins are the drugs that are keeping millions of us diabetics alive by helping us control our cholesterol levels and reduce our risk of heart disease. Recent research suggests that statins make even more valuable contributions to good health.
According to one research study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2004, vitamin D increases insulin sensitivity by up to 60%. Vitamin D levels tend to be low in women with Type 2 diabetes and Gestational diabetes, or diabetes of pregnancy. In October 2014 the journal BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth reported on a study showing the relationship between vitamin D and blood sugar control in women with Gestational diabetes.
You know you have Type 2 diabetes. You know your blood sugar is too high and you need to lose weight. Diabetes is a serious medical problem and one that requires constant and consistent care. But are you having trouble staying motivated? Welcome to the lives most people lead. Motivation is not something that comes naturally to the vast majority of people because we as humans love to maintain the status quo.
Changing from one society to another often involves making changes in culture to adapt to one's new country. Changes in diet, activities, and probably other subtler habits, can make for a new health status. In the United States Latinos are the fast growing subculture and have the highest lifetime risk of developing insulin resistance, high blood sugar levels and Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Temple University in Philadelphia, United States, looked at changes in culture in Latinos living in the United States to learn what changes could be associated with the increased risk of developing full-blown Type 2 diabetes.
Having Type 2 diabetes puts you at risk for foot complications like ulcers, wounds, and infections. Fifteen to twenty-five percent of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes end up developing an ulcer, and 14 to 24 percent of people with ulcers end up needing an amputation. In order to keep your feet healthy and prevent these issues, it helps to understand what causes foot problems and why having high and unstable blood sugar levels puts you at risk...