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For readers living in the northern hemisphere in colder climates, winter is the time of the year to sit around the fireplace and drink cocoa - just kidding! Time to get out the sleds and skis and have fun while burning off some calories. Physical activity not only helps get rid of fat, but it is a good way to lower insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes. And the activity that makes your heart beat faster as well as breathe faster is beneficial for your heart and blood vessels.
When you talk about Indian cuisine, one of the first things that come to mind is the delicate, aromatic and fluffy basmati rice along with a steaming bowl of spicy curry. So is that all basmati rice is about? Is basmati rice good for diabetes as numerous dieticians and physicians are keen to assert? What are the nutrition benefits of it that make it almost indispensable in various households?
When someone has Type 2 diabetes, either the pancreas does not make enough insulin to handle the dietary carbohydrate or the cells do not respond to the insulin or both. The result is sugar remains in the blood instead of entering the cells while the cells become starved of energy. Exercising should be a regular part of everybody's lifestyle. Whether it's for weight training or weight loss, high-impact or low-impact exercise, running or walking, swimming or biking, studies have proven the need for us all to get moving at least 3 to 5 days a week. Exercise controls blood sugar levels, increases our daily energy, improves the heart's functions, and makes us feel good. It helps us to regulate our appetite and reduce unnecessary food cravings.
There are several serious issues and risks for individuals with diabetes. All these risks go up exponentially if left untreated.
When you're diagnosed with diabetes, the amount of change that occurs in your life depends entirely on your type of diabetes. Diabetes is broken up into two different types, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes results from your body's failure to produce insulin while Type 2 diabetes happens when your body decides to become insulin resistant. You will have to constantly monitor everything that goes into your body if you have Type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes provides you with a little bit of leeway. You still have to manage your life, but not to the same extent as what you would have to do if you had Type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes makes up for 90% of the cases of diabetes in the world.
People with Type 2 diabetes can develop muscle weakness and shrinkage of their leg muscles, sometimes causing falls. New research helps to clarify why this happens. In January 2016, the journal of the American Diabetes Society, Diabetes Care, reported on a study covering reduced strength in the legs of Type 2 diabetics. Researchers at Central Manchester University Hospital and the Metropolitan University of Manchester, UK, looked at strength and muscle mass in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Forty of the participants, 20 with and 20 without Type 2 diabetes were included in the study.
As you go about organizing your healthy eating plan, whether you have Type 2 diabetes or not, it's important you pay close attention to your insulin sensitivity levels. Those who have reduced insulin sensitivity are far more likely to see a fat gain, especially in their abdominal area. Their body has a preference to store the glucose (carbohydrates) they consume, rather than to use it up as a fuel source. In contrast, those who have enough insulin sensitivity are often leaner, more athletic, and can lower their risk factor for Type 2 diabetes as well. Sounds like a pretty good deal, right?
Unfortunately, diabetic foot infections are a serious complication of Type 2 diabetes, but they needn't be if enough precautions are observed. In December 2015, the medical journal Diabetic Foot and Ankle reported on a study undertaken by investigators at the Dr. Kariadi General Hospital Medical Center and Diponegoro University in Indonesia. The researchers compared the possible risk factors in two groups. One group consisted of 47 Type 2 diabetics with foot ulcers and who had a lower limb amputation. These 42 diabetics were compared with 47 diabetics who had foot ulcers but who had not required a lower leg or foot amputation.
Have you ever considered why we have to hit figuratively rock bottom before we choose to reflect on our health habits? Why do we wait until we are in dangerous health circumstances before deciding to make changes? In part, it's because we are forced to. Once it dawns on us we are overweight and unhealthy, and it's only going to get worse as we age, we have no other choice but to pause for a moment and reflect. Is this the direction we want our health to take? Do we let Type 2 diabetes develop and complications set in before we take control of our well-being?
It is wise not to underestimate the effect of insulin in your body. Contrary to popular opinion, insulin does not only manage the distribution of carbohydrates it turns glucose into energy. Without insulin, the body's cells are starved for energy and needs to search for other sources. For this reason alone, in regards to health and well-being, insulin is everything. Let's take a closer look at insulin.
Diabetics are nearly three times more likely to suffer from depression compared to the rest of the population. Two types of diabetes are identified: type 1 diabetes (T1D), which occurs during childhood and adolescence, and type 2 diabetes (T2D), which develops in the vast majority of cases during adulthood. About 90% of diabetics are affected by type 2.
Fourth cause of death in developed countries, diabetes is expected to affect more than 360 million people worldwide in 2030, according to an estimate by the World Health Organization (WHO). Yet, many are unaware of the signs and complications of this disease.
Persons with type 2 diabetes are not the only ones that can benefit from a type 2 diabetes diet. We live in a fast-paced society where a heavy dependence on unhealthy, fast food has created a host of health problems for many people. Obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes are all known as lifestyle illnesses that can be positively influenced and possibly reversed by making healthy lifestyle changes.
In general, eating healthy and eating right is considered essential for a long and healthy life. Nutritious daily meals that comprise of all the essential nutrients in the right portions are a way of ensuring that you stay on top of your health. But what do you do when you are hit by a life-altering metabolic disease like Diabetes? Are right foods still going to be of any help?
Ophthalmologists break down retinopathy into two major types according to their potential to cause visual loss. 1. Background retinopathy is usually benign but can be a predictor of more complicated problems, and 2. Proliferative retinopathy ends in loss of vision if untreated. Diabetic retinopathy is a frequent complication of Type 2 diabetes which can result in loss of vision. According to a study reported on in Investigations in Ophthalmology and Visual Science in November 2015, a low-fat, low saturated fat eating plan could save sight.
Living with Type 2 diabetes, it's imperative you become familiar with the foods you eat - not just in the foods you cook at home, but in the foods you buy already boxed and packaged at the market. Next time you're at the market, take a look at the packaged foods you regularly buy. Cookies, chips, lunch meats, cereals - they all have a label on the package that is your key to understanding if it's a food you should be eating or not. The nutrition label is the most recognized by people, as it reflects the overall fat, calories, carbohydrates, and other nutrients within a serving. This label is what most people are interested in reading, and it's worth you becoming familiar with it also. As a Type 2 diabetic, you'll want to choose foods that have relatively low calories and fat content.
When I was first diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia my symptoms were horrible. I wondered if there was a reactive hypoglycemia cure. After reading lots of information on the issue and after experiencing some bad symptoms of the disorder, I finally figured out how to keep it all under control.
In December 2015, the Journal of the Medical Director Association reports the results of a study on dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors. This family of medications, also known as DPP-4 inhibitors or gliptins, is used to lower blood sugar levels by reducing the levels of glucagon in your body. Glucagon is a hormone that raises blood sugar levels. The first approved DPP-4 inhibitor was sitagliptin.
Diabetes today affects tens of millions of people in the United States and costs about $174 billion each year in medical expenditures - more than any other health condition. Increasing evidence is showing that obesity and type 2 diabetes are inextricably linked, and rising obesity rates are fueling the growing type 2 diabetes epidemic.
I already have to live such a regimented lifestyle, and that's alright. What really makes me crazy is that it is not "alright" to refer to myself as a diabetic anymore. I now have to say I am a person with diabetes. Who is in the wings making these decisions? That's what I'd like to know!
Diabetes is one of the most evil diseases that has victimised a huge number of people. Today here in this article we will reading about the causes, symptoms and treatment option to cure type2 diabetes.
According to a recent report in the Journal of the American Medical Directors' Association, the family of drugs called the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors, or DPP-4i's, are linked with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in older people. Investigators at the National Yang-Ming University and various research facilities in Taipei, Taiwan, found similar results. The researchers compared participants diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes aged 65 years of age and older, their medications, and their risk of heart and blood vessel disease. A total of 58,485 Type 2 diabetics being treated with DPP-4 medications were compared with diabetic participants using other means of blood sugar control. It was found the participants using DPP-4i drugs had a 21 percent lower risk of heart attack and stroke.
Recent studies show the average American only eats 11 grams of fiber a day: far less than the 30 to 35 grams the American Dietetic Association recommends we eat every day. Living with Type 2 diabetes, it's crucial you get enough fiber in your diet, and the best way to do it is through the food you eat. A high-fiber diet lowers cholesterol levels, improves digestive health and helps keep weight off. More importantly for Type 2 diabetics, fiber contributes to slowing down digestion in the body, so when you eat foods with fiber, the rate at which you break down sugars is slowed, in turn your blood sugar levels are regulated.
Anemia means no blood, but the term is usually used to mean either too few red blood cells, overly small, excessively large, or misshapen red blood cells, or too little hemoglobin (iron) in each red blood cell. In November 2015, the peer-reviewed open access medical journal Anemia reported on a study carried out at the Regional University of Northwestern Rio Grande do Sul and several other research facilities in Brazil. A total of 146 individuals with Type 2 diabetes were included in the study. Fifty of the participants had anemia of chronic disease, also known as anemia of chronic inflammation. Anemia, in this case, is linked with worsening and various diabetic complications, including heart and blood vessel disease.
Everybody needs sleep. Everybody gets some degree of sleep each night, but the quality of just how much you sleep - and how deeply - can affect much more than how awake you feel in the morning. In fact, research has shown some surprising correlations between deep sleep and Type 2 diabetes. Deep sleep increases blood sugar regulation, increases hunger control hormones, and increases one's metabolism. Pretty amazing stuff, this sleep!
Looking to improve the food selections on your diabetic eating plan? As a Type 2 diabetic, it's vital you are continually learning about the best foods to include in your eating plan. You likely know the basics by now - lean protein, fresh vegetables, along with healthy sources of fat. But do you know which foods offer extra powerful benefits? Let's look at four of these foods to get you started.
Diabetes means that the body has an inability to produce or use insulin. Insulin is an essential hormone that lets you use glucose as energy.
Frequent infections can be a particular problem for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Bacterial and other types of infection can throw off blood sugar control and a vicious circle can then be set up. High blood sugar levels lead to multiple infections while infections lead to higher blood sugar levels. In 2010, British scientists found high blood sugar levels inhibited white blood cells from recognizing microorganisms in the body. In 2015 researchers at Case Western Reserve University in the USA found two molecular groups responsible for lowering your body's immune defenses. The two groups come from sugar and change one of the body's immune molecules.
Diabetes, Type I or Type II, is a big subject to make sense of. Building your own personalized food plan is really a matter of developing healthy eating habits, a key part of your self-management process. How do you do it? Here are the basics:
A recent study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health has significant implications for Type 2 diabetics: eating foods with magnesium may prevent and treat Type 2 diabetes, help stabilize heart rhythm, contribute to reducing depression and pain, and help form thyroid hormone. The study examined the role magnesium, a trace mineral found naturally in whole foods, plays in Type 2 diabetes prevention and management. The control group ate foods rich in magnesium for the study, and no other lifestyle or dietary changes were made. This is an important point, as the researchers wanted to examine how magnesium alone, when no other lifestyle changes were carried out, can help prevent insulin resistance and rising blood sugar levels.
White rice remains a staple for many household cooks; but if you're cooking for anyone with Type 2 diabetes, it's time you learn about some much healthier substitutions to use. Here are four fantastic whole grains that can be used interchangeably in your white rice dishes. Whether making fried rice, a warm rice pilaf, a cold rice salad, rice patties, etc., the following grains will work wonders in place of plain white rice. The benefit? More fiber, phytonutrients, and a lower glycemic load: so your blood sugar will thank you!
Everyone can benefit from exercise or physical activity, but people who are at risk for Type 2 diabetes have the most to gain from being active. There is no doubt an active lifestyle can combat insulin resistance and prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. Exercise acts similar to an insulin-sensitizing drug to help make your body's cells respond to insulin and assist them to remove sugar from your blood more efficiently. Anyone looking for fun ways to stay fit can find them at the beach, pool, park, or in their backyard.
Let's face it: there are times in life when you just have to eat out, or you just want to eat out for a change. And that's perfectly acceptable. We can't cook every single meal at home, after all. But living with Type 2 diabetes, you should always be a smart diner so whether you're going to order a meal at a fast food drive-through (never recommended, however) or a family restaurant or cafe, you can whittle your way through the menu to select the best options for your needs.
In November 2015, the Journal of Conditioning Research carried an article showing it is never too late for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes to begin to take part in an exercise program. Researchers at Chung-Ang University in Seoul and several other research institutions in Korea and the United States looked at twenty-six women who had received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes 12 participants had been known to have the condition for 1 to 5 years while 14 had the disease for between 7 and 13 years. All the participants exercised with large rubber bands or resistance bands on five days per week, two sessions per day, for 12 weeks.
If you're thinking about using a low-carb eating plan, there are plenty of options available. As someone who is striving to normalize their blood sugar levels, low-carb eating is an excellent way to maintain control while still providing your body the nutrients it needs. That is if you choose your foods carefully. With many different low-carb diets on the market, however, it can be hard to know which one is going to be best to help lower both your blood sugar and your body weight. Let's look at a few of the top low- carb eating plans you might consider as you figure out which eating plan is best for you...
Although Type 2 diabetes is quickly becoming the biggest epidemic of our time, this disease might not mean much to you before you receive your diagnosis. Once you become diagnosed, you'll learn through lifestyle choices you have tremendous power to determine your health, now and in years to come. There is no cure for Type 2 diabetes, although it can indeed be controlled and the complications avoided.
Advancing age, a sedentary lifestyle, family history, and being overweight or obese put people at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, although anyone can develop the condition. In November 2015, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported on a study of carbohydrate quality and quantity and the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts and Harvard University in the United States investigated the amount and type of carbohydrates 70,025 healthy women ate and compared their dietary results with the development of Type 2 diabetes. Over a million woman years of study discovered 6934 new cases of this form of diabetes.
Proper sleep is paramount to good health. The importance of sleep cannot be overstated in establishing your well-being. Have you ever noticed how much you feel under the weather when you fail to sleep properly? Your energy levels are simply not optimal. Your mood suffers and most importantly, your health takes a hit as well. Especially when you're a Type 2 diabetic or at risk of developing the disease.
We have heard that control of diabetes should incorporate reduction of excess body fat. But not all of us understand the relationship between the two. According to some publications, 90% of people living with diabetes are overweight, or have obesity.
Allopurinol is a medication used for treating gouty arthritis. It works by lowering the amount of uric acid produced in the body. In gouty arthritis, this acid accumulates as crystals in joints, making the joints stiff, painful, and swollen. The big toe is commonly the site affected. Allopurinol is also given to treat kidney stones and to lower uric acid levels in certain types of cancer as some drugs for treating cancer produces raised levels. It is also prescribed to treat seizures, lower pain caused by pancreatic disease, to address various infections, to improve survival after heart surgery, to prevent ulcers and to avoid kidney transplant rejections. According to an article published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, lowering the level of uric acid could also find a place in preventing Type 2 diabetes.
In your quest to avoid consuming sugar in your Type 2 diabetic eating plan, you may be wondering what you can use to sweeten your food that is a smarter choice. One such option is honey. You may have read one or two articles mentioning honey is a source of nutrients including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, selenium, and copper. Add the fact that because honey is a combination of glucose and fructose, it won't spike your blood sugar levels as much as pure sugar would, and this may lead you to believe it's a smart choice. Not so fast. Here are some not so useful facts about the sweet stuff.
The eyes are the second major organ of the body affected by Type 2 diabetes over the long-term. Some eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts occur in people without diabetes, but they appear earlier and at a higher rate in diabetics. Diabetic retinopathy, however, is limited to people with diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy, a type of eye disease, is a serious complication of Type 2 diabetes. It can result in loss of vision when damage occurs to blood vessels in the eye. According to the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, the number of cases worldwide is expected to reach 191.0 million by 2030. Cases severe enough to threaten vision is likely to reach 56.3 million.
If you're aiming to keep your diabetic eating plan in check and maximize your overall health status, drinking vitamin water may be something that appeals to you. You see the information on the label claiming the water will provide a wealth of nutrition all while helping to keep you hydrated. And, given the fact drinking yet another glass of plain water just doesn't sound so appealing, you might think you're doing your body good by purchasing this vitamin water. But are you? Let's take a closer look at why this enhanced beverage may not do your body the favor it claims.
Sleeve gastrectomy is surgery to help with weight loss. A large portion of your stomach is removed leaving you with a smaller stomach. This will mean the amount of food you can eat is limited as you will feel full after eating small amounts. The procedure removes ? of the stomach, leaving the remaining stomach as a thin tube resembling a sleeve. It is less expensive than other types of weight-loss surgery and has fewer complications. It does not decrease vitamin absorption as some similar procedures do and is said to help people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
Life sometimes doesn't seem fair - you love sweets and are known for your sweet tooth but now that you have been diagnosed with diabetes you are afraid you can't have them anymore. But there is a solution for it.
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ situated at the front base of your neck. The thyroid gland makes and releases two thyroid hormones: thyroxine or T4 and triiodothyronine or T3. These two hormones affect every cell and all the organs of your body. It provides energy. When the thyroid does not make enough hormones, people can become tired, feel cold and suffer from hair loss. Skin can also become dry. When the thyroid gland produces too much hormone, patients complain of nervousness, feeling very warm and heart palpitations. Their eyes can have a bulging effect giving a "staring" or "frightened" appearance. When the thyroid develops cancer, it can spread to lymph nodes in the neck. Investigators found sufferers who were taking metformin had more lymph node spread than those not taking the medication.
One thing you might have heard of before if you are staying up-to-date with the latest in the nutritional news is something called, "bulletproof" coffee. Commonly used by Type 2 diabetics who are following the caveman diet or Paleo diet as it's often called, you might wonder if it's right for you. Let's go to what this is and give you the low-down you need to know and remember.
Let's not waste time in delivering a comprehensive list of the primary effects of Type 2 diabetes on your body. While you think diabetes has made your life more complicated, developing even one of these complications may make you wish for the good old difficult days.
The link between Type 2 diabetes and depression is not as clear as we would like it to be. With that said, there is enough evidence to suggest there is, in fact, a correlation between the simultaneous incidence of Type 2 diabetes and depression in adults.
A Healthy Life Today! Have you ever discovered that your urine is always crowded by ants? Then you sure have diabetes or to say the least it is knocking your door. Diabetes is something that seems to be common among most people today because of their ways of life.
Diabetes is approaching epidemic promotions worldwide (1 in 3 will have diabetes by 2050 if current trend continues). Learn how to stop this trend now!
C-reactive protein, abbreviated CRP, is made by your liver and released into your bloodstream when a disturbance such as infection or injury occurs. It is associated with inflammation and is used to test for inflammatory processes. High levels of CRP are linked with Type 2 diabetes, but earlier studies have been cross-sectional, meaning both CRP and HbA1c were measured at the same time. Cause and effect cannot be inferred from cross-sectional studies. Did high CRP cause high HbA1c, or was it the other way around? Researchers at Cambridge University and the Institute of Metabolic Sciences in Cambridge, UK, set out to find the answer.
The diabetes epidemic is not unique to the United States. In fact, it is rampant throughout the world. The effective treatment of Type 2 diabetes and its complications includes not only regular activity but a return to food choices that adequately cover your nutrient requirements for vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, fiber, and to a way of eating more in harmony with nature. Have you ever thought of going vegetarian? Even if you don't want to make the full switch over, going vegetarian one or two nights a week can be a great way to increase your nutritional intake, helping ensure you don't suffer from any nutrient deficiencies. There are nutrients you simply cannot get from animal-based foods: you need plants to fill your daily quota.
According to the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, women diagnosed with cancer of their reproductive organs should be screened for Type 2 diabetes. It is also beneficial for women with Type 2 diabetes to be screened for cancer of their reproductive systems.
If the same fruits dominate your fruit basket and refrigerator, it's time to expand your repertoire. Including more variety is not only more interesting but helps to cast a wider nutrient net. Despite the fact fruit does contain some natural fruit sugar, this doesn't mean you should be avoiding them in your eating plan designed to help lower and control your blood sugar. Fruit is rich in dietary fiber, not to mention a quantity of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which makes them a great choice for helping to keep your body healthy. That said, some fruit choices are simply better than others. Let's go over some of the most nutritious options to start adding to your eating plan.
Eating is one of life's great pleasures that doesn't have to change because you've received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. You will have to think about what goes into your mouth a little more than most people, but your blood sugar levels and body weight will be healthier for it. As you begin making positive changes to your diabetic meal plan, it's important to keep in mind the fact at times, you can get too much of a good thing. There are foods considered to be very healthy, but if you eat too much of them, they could do more harm than good. Let's look at what these healthy foods are so you can moderate them in your diabetic meal plan...
If you want to know if you have what it takes to lose weight to help treat Type 2 diabetes or improve your health, you must be willing to answer the following question. "Are you prepared to take on your hunger?" It's not just a matter of yes or no. Simply put, how you respond to this question will reveal your probability of success in your health endeavors. If there's any hint of hesitation or uncertainty, you're going to have a hard time.
Metformin and pioglitazone are oral medications often prescribed together with a healthy diet and physical activity for lowering blood sugar levels by two main methods in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The more important method consists of reducing the amount of sugar made by the liver. The other method consists of slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates by the intestines.The drugs also help to increase insulin sensitivity. Investigators at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India looked at how the drugs act to lower insulin resistance learning whether they could be of more use in that role.
Heart and blood vessel disease is one of the most severe complications of Type 2 diabetes. If we could predict which diabetics are at high risk for heart attacks, strokes, or other related conditions, we would know which people need to focus on prevention of these health problems. In October 2015, the Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation reported on a study comparing different test results to help determine which Type 2 diabetics are most at risk for blood vessel disease.
Some people wonder if it's possible to lose weight without exercise. It's certainly a doable feat, but there are no reasons why you shouldn't exercise while looking to lose weight. Physical activity of all forms increases your caloric expenditure, which in turn facilitates your weight loss efforts. Besides, there are many health benefits of regular exercise. Ideally, a healthy eating plan and regular physical activity will produce the greatest results.
One cost, many if not most adults pay at some point in their lives is in regards to the consequences of overestimating the state of their health. In particular, the components that together constitutes health as a whole. When you overestimate something, you take it for granted. There is always a price with complacency. When you overestimate the level of your health, you invite the incidence of disease. You welcome debilitating illnesses by exposing yourself to them deliberately. Such is the case with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancers we know are triggered by preventable risk factors: smoking, for instance. Let's focus on Type 2 diabetes, and how you can become a diabetic by overestimating your health.
A high-fiber diet can help people with Type 2 diabetes reduce their insulin intake, even when lots of fruits are eaten. If you want to manage your blood sugar, one thing you need to include more of in your daily meal plan is high fiber foods. Fiber-rich foods... do not contribute to raising blood sugar levels, help controls hunger, and will help provide long-lasting energy. If you're like most people, you likely have a few of your favorite high-fiber go-tos. But, it's an excellent idea to change it up from time to time, bringing new foods into your menu. Let's look at a few of the best high-fiber foods that could be missing from your meal plan.
Your health is important. Whether you agree with this or not, the fact remains the same. If you take your health for granted, there will be consequences. Your general health and well-being can be summed up by two components: your internal and external health. The components that make up your internal health are undoubtedly inconspicuous. These include blood pressure, blood sugar level, insulin resistance, vascular health, inflammation and internal fat (the type deposited within and surrounding your vital organs), among others.
Breakfast is now well past, and you're starting to feel the mid-morning energy drain. You were fine when you first arrived to work, but now a few hours have passed you feel like you can barely manage to stay awake. What's causing this slump and what can you do to get past it? Let's look at four quick steps you can use to combat energy drain.
One type of exercise you have likely heard about is fasted cardio training. The idea behind this training is you wake up and before eating anything (in the fasted state), you go on to perform some cardio training. In theory, this is supposed to help amplify your total rate of fat burning because you won't need to worry about having to burn off the calories from the food you just ate for breakfast. So your body can go right into burning the body fat stores it has. But, is this training best for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? Or would you be better off passing on it entirely? Here are a few quick points for Type 2 diabetics to keep in mind...
High glucose levels are dangerous for your overall health. When blood sugar levels are above normal, a lot of health issues can arise. If you suffer from Type 2 diabetes but fail to check and control this condition then it can lead to serious problems such as gangrene, amputation and even blindness.
"I'm not the sporty type and going to the gym has no appeal to me. What should I do? My doctor told me I have to exercise to help lower my blood sugar levels!" If you have said or thought about something similar to this before, this article is for you. Let's get the facts straight. Physical activity is not only good for you... it's essential. Without exercise, you're in for a life plagued by illness and worry.
We were made to move. Regular moderate physical activity is essential for managing your Type 2 diabetes and for lowering your blood sugar. One step for anyone struggling with controlling their blood sugar to take is the monitoring of their insulin sensitivity levels. Insulin sensitivity plays a crucial role in how well you manage your condition. The more sensitive your body is to insulin, the better your body will be able to handle the carbohydrates you consume on a daily basis. The great news is the right kind of exercise can significantly boost your body's sensitivity, ensuring you are as healthy as possible. But what exercise is best? Let's go over the top options for you to consider.
Let's introduce you to Jim. Jim is a 42-year-old Type 2 diabetic. It's been two years since he first knew about his condition; who knows how long he was officially undiagnosed. What matters now is he is finally cognizant of his condition. However, even though he knows he must treat his condition by following a healthy lifestyle, Jim has struggled to make any significant progress. At first, he felt a surge of motivation and energy that helped him make some changes soon after he received his diagnosis. He felt he was on the right track, and thought he had what it takes to treat his condition once and for all. Somewhere down the line, though, it all fell apart.
In October 2015, PLOS ONE, the online journal, reported abnormal blood fats and low HDL or "good" cholesterol, are linked with Gestational or pregnancy-related diabetes. Preeclampsia, a dangerous condition that includes high blood pressure during pregnancy has also been related to abnormal fats and cholesterol. Scientists at Soroka University Medical Center and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, compared blood fat and cholesterol in 27,721 pregnancies. Over 3,000 developed diabetes or preeclampsia during their pregnancy.
Of course, everyone should maintain a healthy balanced eating plan. But it's not negotiable for people managing Type 2 diabetes. In fact, many people can manage their Type 2 diabetes simply by choosing the right kind and amount of food. But you're stuck at work and don't seem to have any chance of getting home for a healthy meal anytime soon. You have two options - take out, or the vending machine - both of which seem equally as dangerous to your health and controlling your blood sugar. If you opt to fend for the healthy fare at the vending machine, we have you covered.
One hot trend right now in the nutrition industry is juicing. Whether you purchase a fancy new juicing machine capable of juicing just about any fruit or vegetable you put into it, or you pick up some fresh juice at your local smoothie bar, you might feel you are doing something right for your body and your blood sugar levels. But, as you go about this juicing practice, there are a few things you will want to know. Let's look at a few key pieces of info to keep in mind.
One common question asked by many adults is this... "If I keep to a healthy diet, why do I need to exercise as well?" There seems to be a dichotomy between physical activity and nutrition and how they relate to your overall health and well-being. In other words, there is a widespread belief these are separate elements when in fact, they work together and are both a part of your lifestyle.
If your doctor has told you your blood pressure reading is high and your blood sugar is above normal, you probably have the metabolic syndrome. This term refers to a grouping of risk factors for heart disease, including Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides. According to a report published in the Journal of Women's Health in September 2015, metabolic syndrome becomes more common in women during the years post-menopause.
If you're like the majority of people, you need no introduction to snacking. You know what it is, and it's probably something you currently do on a daily basis. For simplicity, let's assume snacking refers to the act of eating between meals - whether it's something healthy or not. It's true you can make either right or wrong food choices when it comes to your meals. If you're a Type 2 diabetic or someone seeking to improve your general health by losing weight, you need to understand this more than anyone else. The foods that make up your eating plan will either make or break your weight loss plans. Eat healthily and you will be healthy. Eat poorly and - your gut instinct tells you what to expect.
Neuropathy is not inevitable. You can reverse and totally stop it, if you know what to do and are dedicated to doing it.
This is an article about how my family has been able to control their glucose levels. It is our personal experience and what we have found that works.
Diabetes can damage the nerve that controls the flow of food through your digestive system. This gives rise to gastroparesis, an extremely unpleasant medical condition. What is gastroparesis and what can you do about it?
Gestational diabetes, the kind of diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy, can be a serious health problem for both the mother and her baby. Predicting early the possibility of the woman developing diabetes during her pregnancy would enable doctors to advise their patients on how to prevent it.
There's no doubt about it: your eating habits will either make or break your diet. What's the point of eating healthier foods to help you lose weight if you're still consuming some of the unhealthy foods and large portions that caused you to gain weight in the first place? You must find a balance if you are to improve your meal plan so your health can improve as well. Let's go over four ways you can improve your eating habits, starting today...
The thyroid is a gland in the neck, on either side of the windpipe, or trachea. It makes thyroid hormone, which gives your body energy. When not enough thyroid hormone is produced in the body, people become weak, overweight, and cold, and lose large amounts of hair. Tests for hypothyroidism, or sluggish thyroid, include measures of the thyroid hormone itself, of a molecule soon to become thyroid hormone, and the thyroid stimulating hormone.
6 symptoms of diabetes you should not ignore! You should not take diabetes lightly, and these are the symptoms which you should not ignore.
It's no secret omega-3 fatty acids are quality fats we are all advised to include in our meal plan. In fact, they are arguably the best fat source available due to their various health benefits. Omega-3s are named based on the chemical structure of their fatty acids. The location of a double molecular bond is what separates this fatty acid from its cousins, omega-6, and omega-9. Omega-3 fatty acids have unique properties. They are predominantly found in fish sources, and since most people don't routinely eat seafood, it's safe to assume most people aren't getting enough omega-3 fatty acids in their meal plan.
Do you have blood sugar problems? Are you a Type 2 diabetic? If you answered yes to either of the above, this could be a solution for you. One that does not involve the use of pharmaceutical drugs. One that can reduce the risk of your circulation, cholesterol and other major hormones in your body being affected by high blood sugar levels. One of the answers to your blood sugar problems is physical activity. Exercise acts like a medication to treat and prevent a range of conditions. In Type 2 diabetes exercise acts as if it is insulin, pulling sugar our of your bloodstream and into your muscle cells.
Diabetes Type 2 is easily the most typical form of diabetes, an ongoing condition that impacts the body's capability to process and metabolize glucose (sugar). This can result in the body becoming unable to utilize insulin (a hormone that controls the circulation of glucose into ones cells) correctly, possibly since it is insulin-resistant or because it cannot generate adequate insulin. Although Diabetes Type 2 is much more prevalent in middle-aged people, it is actu
One of the most serious complications of Type 2 diabetes is heart disease. In diabetes, heart cells are lost and replaced with fiber. A team of scientists at the University of Otago in New Zealand compared heart autophagy in people with and without Type 2 diabetes, to learn whether too much autophagy could cause heart damage for people with diabetes.
What is a Diabetes Type 2 Diet you may be asking. A diet plan for Diabetes Type 2 is an excellent point to start from when deciding to control your Diabetes Type 2 symptoms. Good nutrition is very important in regulating your Diabetes Type 2 as it will give you more energy, stamina and positivity for each and every day. Good eating habits are a great way to manage your Diabetes Type 2 and maintain a healthy weight which is the goal of eating healthy and smart. Healthy
Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 is a problem with the body's function that causes blood sugar (glucose) ranges to raise over normal. This is referred to as hyperglycemia. NIDDM is readily the most frequent type of diabetes. For those that have adult-onset diabetes and use blood insulin, this means the body can not produce enough blood insulin for the body to properly function or the body does not accept naturally produced insulin, this is called insulin
It is known tiny blood vessels or capillaries become damaged in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, leading to complications such as blindness and kidney failure. Many eye problems spring from the damage done by excess sugar to the tiny vessels in the eyes. Investigators at Gazi Training and Research Hospital in Erzincan, Turkey undertook a study to learn whether changes in blood cells were responsible for the damage. The results of their work was reported on in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in July 2015.
It's no coincidence that each and every individual in modern society is familiar with the three typical daily meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Generations have enforced this dieting mindset where we feel an inherent need to eat at least three structured daily meals. Not only to satisfy our appetite but also to ensure our body gets the fuel it needs to function at its very best. With that said, if this practice were indeed essential, say, 50 years ago, it's no longer beneficial to us today. Fifty years ago there was no such thing as an obesity epidemic. To be overweight then meant you were an unhealthy anomaly. Type 2 diabetes in the adult population wasn't yet fully understood. In harsh contrast, nowadays each one of us knows someone who is obese or a Type 2 diabetic. Today it's regrettable to say we now see Type 2 diabetes afflicting our youth. There's a reason Type 2 diabetes was known as an adult-onset disease. Just 20 years ago, a child did not develop this form of diabetes. There are several reasons why obesity has become prevalent and are all related to lifestyle choices, particularly eating habits and behaviors.
In Type 2 diabetes, blood fats, blood sugar control, inflammation, and blood vessel function are all important. In July 2015, the journal Metabolism reported a study performed at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, USA. The study looked at Pistachio nut consumption as a possible way to help lower the risk of heart and blood vessel disease in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Thirty participants with controlled blood sugar and an average HbA1c reading of 6.2 percent enrolled in the study. They ate nutritionally adequate diets with or without pistachios contributing 20 percent of their energy for four weeks. The participants eating the Pistachio nuts had lower cholesterol levels and higher HDL ("good" cholesterol) levels than those on a regular diet.
Ninety percent of all Type 2 diabetics are overweight. As well as dealing with insulin resistance and the control of blood sugar levels, being overweight often leads to aches and pains in the joints and inactivity. If you're suffering from joint pain on a regular basis, you might find yourself wondering what you might be able to do to get past this and engage once again in physical activity. It's no secret joint pain can be extremely debilitating. In fact, it can prevent you from doing many of the activities you want to include in your daily life. What many people don't know is certain foods or ingredients added to your meal plan can help you fend off joint pain. Let's look at what these foods and ingredients are and why you should include them...
It's never too late for a person with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes to begin a fitness program - even if they have never exercised before. The kind of activities that reduces the effect of Type 2 diabetes and improve overall health, do not require a high level of athletic skill. There are two main excuses many adults resort to using when attempting to explain why they are not physically active. One is in regards to a lack of time.
Since the discovery of genes and the DNA molecules that make them up, scientists have thought of manipulating human programming to cure one disease or another. Being at least partially caused by genetics, Type 2 diabetes is a good place to start.
Sometimes it can be difficult to determine what is fine to eat or drink, and what isn't. Type 2 diabetics who are managing their blood sugar are essentially in an eternal struggle with their meal plan, at least until their weight and blood sugar levels are under control. Even with Type 2 diabetes, the worst foods and drinks are fine on occasion, as long as you're sensible about the amount you take in. With that said, for the time being you are better off without them. Here are six foods and beverages it's wise to eliminate from your diabetic meal plan, at least until your blood sugar level and weight loss are under control...
Diabetes is one of the most popular diseases in the world. It's estimated that one in every 10 people has diabetes. The condition is characterized by high levels of glucose in blood. Due to the popularity of the condition, there are many lies about it. Here are some of the most common lies about the condition:
Diabetes and strokes are linked. Multiple studies indicate that diabetes increases your risk of having a stroke. Diabetes also reduces your body's ability to respond to a stroke. But what is a stroke, what are its effects, how is it treated and how can you lower your risk?
Gestational diabetes needs to be watched closely and carefully managed, but going to see the obstetrician or midwife can be inconvenient. Investigators at the University of Melbourne in Parkville Victoria along with several other research centers in Australia looked at studies evaluating telemedicine as an alternative to making frequent visits to their health care provider.
Whether you're looking to lose body fat or control your blood sugar levels, you can't get enough fiber in your meal plan. High fiber foods slow the release of glucose into the bloodstream and they also help you feel fuller, so you eat fewer calories. Which fiber foods are best? Higher intakes of whole-grain cereals and fruit and vegetables are recommended. When you eat fiber from vegetables, it can help you reduce blood pressure and homocysteine. When you eat fiber from grains, you may enjoy a lower body mass index, and when you get fiber from fruit, it may help decrease blood pressure.
Betatrophin, a hormone discovered in the past few years, is thought to play a role in fat, sugar, and energy metabolism. There are some implications betatrophin could be related to Type 2 diabetes, but how it might work is not yet understood. Scientists at the Medical University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria, compared betatrophin levels in women with and without Gestational diabetes.