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Researchers at two hospitals in Changzhou, China, found low glycemic eating plans are one way of treating Gestational diabetes both efficiently and safely. Gestational diabetes is similar to Type 2 diabetes, but is seen for the first time during pregnancy. It can have severe consequences for the mother and her baby. Mothers have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes during the following five to ten years and are in danger of needing a Cesarean birth. Infants may be born overweight and can fracture their shoulders as they travel through the birth canal.
If you're like many people, you likely have a love-hate relationship with food. On one hand, you love food for what it provides you: sustenance, pleasure, and satisfaction. On the other, you're troubled by what it can cause: indigestion, weight gain, and high blood sugar levels. Eating itself is not inherently harmful to you or your health. Even if it were, there would be no avoiding it. You simply need to eat for your body to survive and thrive. This fact alone eliminates the idea fasting for extended periods of time is beneficial to your health.
The results of a fascinating study were published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics during the year 2015. Scientists at the Cybernetics Research Group in Maine, USA, found among people diagnosed with diabetes, the time of conception and birth was associated with lifespan. Their earlier work had revealed an association between the time of conception and birth to the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The risk had been linked to solar cycles which last eleven years. It was concluded exposure to ultraviolet light, the most harmful radiation the sun produces, early in life likely contributes to the development of Type 2 diabetes and its severity.
Being overweight is the single biggest risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. We're not going to sugarcoat it for you. As much as we recommend losing weight to anyone who could benefit from losing a few pounds, we're not going to deny it's going to be difficult. Weight loss truly is easier said than done. But don't let this fact fool you. While weight loss does have its challenges, it's a feat that can be achieved by anyone.
John is a 49-year-old father of two and proud husband of his dear wife, Karen. While he certainly has his share of stress to overcome in life, he's managed to solve most of his problems as they have come along. When you consider other details as well, it seems John leads an ideal life. Recently, however, John was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
People who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and the rest of us, are advised to take in plenty of fiber. Fiber is used to slow down sugar absorption and possible changes in the glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1). GLP-1 is similar to glucagon, a hormone that raises blood sugar levels. In March 2016 the Journal of Korean Medical Science reported on a study designed to learn whether cereal with added fiber could provide an improved dietary treatment for helping to stabilize blood sugar.
Type 2 diabetes is not identified as often as it could be, given how much we understand about the disease. But, at least society as a whole is aware of the condition. Most people know it's brought on by high blood sugar levels as the result of insulin resistance. While many people continue to underestimate the disease, at least there's a feeling of familiarity when the topic is raised. Unfortunately, fewer adults are aware of prediabetes, which is the condition that exists when you have a blood sugar reading of 100 to 125 mg/dL (5.6 to 7 mmol/L).
Scientists at the Ajou University School of Medicine and several Research Institutions in Korea found the class of medicines known as the gliptins slowed the development of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common kind of eye disease in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In this research it was revealed 7 out of 28 Type 2 diabetics showed a slower development of diabetic retinopathy. In June of 2016 the journal Retina, reported 25 percent of the diabetics taking gliptins, while 26 of 54 diabetics, almost half the diabetics taking other antidiabetic medications, showed the usual disease progression. The researchers suggested gliptins could be helpful for slowing diabetic retinopathy, and that further studies are warranted.
Looking to brighten up your eating plan? Eating foods the color of the rainbow each and every day is an excellent way to get the nutrition your body needs. And, there's no better way to achieve this than with raspberries. Raspberries are one of the lowest sugar-containing fruits you can eat, so ideal for those with Type 2 diabetes looking to manage their blood sugar levels. Raspberries are also very high in fiber, so will help to stabilize your blood sugar and can provide an excellent way to keep your cholesterol levels in check. Let's go over a few of the top facts about raspberries so that you can see why this fruit is a must-have in your diabetic eating plan.
Omega-3 fatty acids or linolenic acids are recommended for treating Type 2 diabetes, but how they work remains a mystery. In a study reported on by the Iran Journal of Public Health in March of 2016, scientists at Tehran University looked at how the omega-3s might affect particular enzymes. They could not find any effect on the enzymes, but the good news is the omega-3 fatty acids did lower their HbA1c levels.
Treating Type 2 diabetes does not require a revolutionary approach. Fortunately, it is a disease we understand quite well, so we know what it takes to manage it. And if you're wondering if you can "reverse" your diabetes, the answer is a resounding yes. Some may disagree, and some diabetics have a rougher starting point than others. But as it's clinically proven you can lower your blood sugar levels to a healthy range, there's a lot to be said about reversing the disease. While you may never regain the ideal range you had in your younger years, you can certainly make a significant difference, which would benefit your health tremendously.
One snack many Type 2 diabetics find themselves turning to time and time again is yogurt. But is yogurt the healthiest snack food you can be putting into your body? Is it one that will fuel your body well and keep your blood sugar under control? The answer is both yes and no. It depends on the type of yogurt you are choosing to include in your eating plan. Here are a few facts to add to your "yogurt" knowledge bank
Can Gestational diabetes, the kind associated with pregnancy, hold back the development of a child's brain? Scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia cautiously speculate this could be the case. In May of 2016, the medical journal Pediatrics reported on a review of fourteen studies looking at brain development in children aged 12 and under.
Episodes of elevated blood glucose concentration occur in prediabetes, diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. Elevated blood glucose that lingers allows glycation events to happen. Glycation is harmful to tissues. Glycation of tissues underlies tissue and organ damage from diabetes. Glycation mounts even in the prediabetic state. Prediabetes must be reversed. Overt diabetes must be managed and controlled so that glycation-induced organ damage does not progress.
Glucose is an essential energy molecule which must be transported into cells to serve its purpose of supplying energy to tissue cells. If glucose is not transported quickly into tissue cells from the blood stream after a meal, then the glucose molecule will randomly react with various proteins, changing the nature of that protein. Insulin is essential as the transport facilitator of glucose from blood into tissue cells. The glucose surge that appears in our blood after a meal serves as a proportional stimulus for insulin secretion. If insulin secretion is low or insufficient and blood glucose concentrations remain high after a meal, then Type 1 Diabetes exists. If insulin secretion occurs but tissue cells are resistant to the action of the secreted insulin and blood glucose concentrations remain high after a meal, then Type 2 Diabetes exists. In both conditions, elevated blood glucose is the main problem, and the dreaded consequence of elevated blood glucose are random "glycation" events. Glycation is the random, non-purposeful attaching of glucose to various proteins. Glycation is harmful.
While there is ample information available on how to prevent Type 2 diabetes, it seems as if more attention is given to its treatment. Which means people are not looking to prevent Type 2 diabetes, and this leads to the development of the condition in those who are susceptible to the disease. There is no doubt heredity plays a role, and a strong family history of diabetes is a significant risk factor. But an environment that favors overeating and inactivity are also fueling the worldwide diabetes epidemic.
Surgery to bypass part of the ileum, a length of the small intestine, is known to have beneficial effects on cholesterol and blood fat levels. The procedure is known to cut down on heart disease. Another result of the procedure is to raise levels of a molecule called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). This molecule stimulates insulin secretion from the pancreas, improves insulin sensitivity, and lowers the release of sugar from the liver.
A Type 2 diabetes diagnosis is a life crisis for many people. And that is understandable. After all, Type 2 diabetes is not a disease to be taken lightly. It is better to be greatly distressed by it than to be apathetic, even if it causes you stress. Sometimes it takes frustration, anxiety, and worry before you feel you must change. As any individual who has successfully made the transition from obese to lean can attest to, there comes a time where enough is enough. An intervention is necessary, and it becomes the only option. Such circumstances often inspire drastic measures, but it's better to risk your sanity temporarily to improve your health than it is to see matters continue to get worse. If you've recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, don't despair.
Having a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes is known to have an adverse effect on the immune system. According to a study reported on in the British Medical Journal, people with a diabetes diagnosis are likely to have difficulty recovering from pneumonia. Scientists at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and several other research institutions in Portugal looked at the records of over 74,00 Type 2 diabetics hospitalized with a diagnosis of pneumonia. In 2012, 28.1 percent of pneumonia patients also had Type 2 diabetes.
Glucose is a circular molecule composed of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. As glucose enters our bloodstream from digested foods and fluids, it is transported into cells of organs and tissues, where it is broken down to carbon dioxide and water. This metabolic process liberates energy molecules which serve as essential providers of energy for life processes of the cells and tissues. Glucose may also attach as an intact molecule to larger complex molecules with the aid of an essential enzyme, thus aiding and abetting the function of that larger molecule. Or glucose may attach to an intact molecule thru a random non-enzymatic reaction and thus permanently impair the function that specific molecule and cause irreversible structural injury.
It's never too late to start a fitness program even if you have never exercised before. Exercise will reduce your Type 2 diabetes risk by lowering your blood sugar levels and body weight, and improve your overall health. There's nothing like exercising first thing in the morning to kick-start your day. It feels great and it does wonders for your health. We all know exercise is healthy and essential. And exercising it in the morning is a way to ensure you don't make excuses later in the day. And it's an excellent way to start your day on a high note.
People who have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes are at a high risk for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition in which fat gathers in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. Investigators at the University of Verona and several other research institutions in Italy found irregular heartbeats in people with Type 2 diabetes and nonalcoholic liver disease (NAFLD). Their work was reported on in May 2016,and involved 330 participants with Type 2 diabetes.
It's not unusual for many people who receive a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes to take their time in deciding to lose weight. Many continue to live an unhealthy lifestyle, and then when they are afflicted with a complication brought on by their continuing high blood sugar, realize they have no choice, but to eat healthily and lower their blood sugar levels and get rid of any excess weight. But why wait to change for the better? If you're currently overweight, you are leaving yourself exposed to health risks that can be mitigated well before they establish themselves. Why wait until a major wake-up call to improve your health?
Some adults seek the guidance of experts to help them reach their weight loss goals. A weight loss expert such as a dietitian can be helpful in achieving your goals. The problem, however, is some individuals are often on the lookout for shortcuts. For them, anything that shortens the amount of time and effort required is a go. While it's natural to want to conserve valuable resources, it's futile when you are looking for long-term weight loss.
In Type 2 diabetes blood vessels can become unable to widen sufficiently when more blood is required for your muscles or organs. The brain, unable to get enough oxygen and energy, can suffer. Individuals with low blood flow in their arteries have been found to be at a high risk of developing dementia.
Unlike Type 2 diabetes, blood sugar does not garner enough attention so people understand fully the role it plays in the disease. Type 2 diabetes is a condition linked to several other diseases, so naturally it requires urgent attention. With that said, blood sugar is most certainly a topic needing its own discussion. In the absence of the right information, many people will overlook the importance of keeping these levels at a healthy range. And it's crucial to have your blood sugar at normal levels. Especially as you age. When chronically elevated, they pose serious harm to your body.
This article will explain that you don't have to give up on your favorite foods, but you need to learn how to eat less of them to control weight, lose weight or control diabetes. Also, eating some of your favorite foods will help you enjoy the foods you love without the guilt. For example, if you love pizza maybe you want to eat one slice or two small slices instead of five or six slices. Have more cooked or steamed vegetables with your meal to help you fell full so you don't eat more.
The consequences of living as a person who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is understated. Rarely does this disease not exacerbate into something potentially lethal. If you have Type 2 diabetes, you must do everything in your power to lower your blood sugar levels to help prevent the complicated diabetic complications that will develop. While managing and lowering your blood sugar levels may be your ultimate goal, you can begin by learning to live healthily. There are several steps you can take to improve your overall health.
If you're overweight and a person who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, we hate to bring you bad news. In your quest to better your health, your body is going to deliberately make your efforts more difficult. It's going to be an uphill struggle to lose weight and reduce your blood sugar levels to a healthy range. Why? It's because your body desperately wants to maintain your weight; it wants to hold onto the excess fat.
According to researchers at the University of Bloomington in Indiana and several other US Research Institutions, lung cancer could be a bigger threat to Type 2 diabetics than to non-diabetics. In May of 2016, the British Journal of Cancer recorded the results of a study on 2484 women who had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Those with Type 2 diabetes were 27 percent more likely to die within almost three years. Women with the longest time as diabetics, those treated with insulin, and, surprisingly, those treated with Metformin also ran a high risk of dying within a short period. How can Type 2 diabetics or anyone else for that fact, prevent developing lung cancer?
You have everything you need to get started on your weight loss journey. For some people, though, it may be a tough lesson to learn. But it's an essential one. When it comes to losing weight, treating Type 2 diabetes, or improving your health, you already have everything you need to start. It is a simple lesson. But again, it can be a challenging one to take in. That's because to apply the knowledge gained here requires one to act without hesitation. And as you've undoubtedly discovered for yourself, making progress towards achieving a worthwhile objective is rarely an easy task. Weight loss, for instance, is a simple task in nature. But its execution is a common source of struggle. Losing weight requires discipline, persistence, and most of all patience.
Scientists at the National University of Malaysia have been experimenting with breeds of red rice, trying to find the best kind of rice for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Volunteers were given three new breeds of red rice and commercially-available rice. One new strain of Thai red rice caused less rise in blood sugar and insulin than all the commercial rice types. Its present name, UKMRC9, doesn't particularly appeal to the palate, but some day we might see it in the grocery stores, filed under a more engaging name. White rice is not recommended for Type 2 diabetes eating plans because it causes a sharp rise in blood sugar, making the pancreas release more insulin.
Many adults wonder if Type 2 diabetes can be prevented. It's certainly a question worth asking because preventing any disease would be an invaluable feat. A large part of our society is at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes given the lifestyle many people lead. A whopping 10% of the population in the United States alone have been diagnosed with diabetes. As well, millions of Americans are prediabetic and unaware of their condition. What's more these figures account for a significant share of the population that includes young adults and children who were once thought not to be susceptible to Type 2 diabetes!
Sugar, a familiar name for one specific carbohydrate, has become humankind's favorite sweetener. It is pleasing. It is pleasant. It provides essential energy for our bodies. It is absorbed easily. It is used quickly by our tissues and cells. It serves human life well. It also fattens us. It also causes disease. It also disables individuals and shortens life. We must be aware and take steps to eliminate the potential and real harm of sugar, which has the scientific name: sucrose.
It is easy to become upset when you are handed a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. You suddenly imagine all sorts of gloomy scenarios. You still want to eat your favorite foods, but you know they aren't the healthiest options for you now. You're scared about your future. Your well-being wasn't an issue before, but now you're forced to address it. A Type 2 diabetes diagnosis affects individuals differently. Some people may just feel upset. Others will see it as a life crisis. A few may even feel indifferent about it because there might be more pressing concerns in life at that time.
Diabetes is a disease caused by either the body's lack of ability to produce insulin (Type 1 diabetes) or body not responding to the effects of insulin (Type 2 diabetes). It will probably also show up in the course of pregnancy. Insulin is without doubt one of the important hormones that regulates blood sugar stages and allows the body to use sugar (known as glucose) for energy
It appears soy protein supplementation can help control Type 2 diabetes. That was the verdict of scientists at Harbin Medical University in Harbin, China. They looked at eleven studies on the subject and analyzed them as one large study. According to the scientists' combined study, reported on in May 2016, several factors related to Type 2 diabetes and heart and blood vessel disease. Soybean protein supplementation for over a six month period showed particularly significant changes.
If you are cutting back on calories because you are looking to lose weight, you may be left feeling hungry. You've undoubtedly discovered there are both upsides and downsides to hunger. Without an appetite for food, you'd probably forget to eat or lack the initiative to sustain yourself with nutrients, which are essential to your health. Also, eating is usually a pleasurable activity, so you will rarely find yourself complaining about it. On the other hand, there are several downsides to hunger.
Are you looking to take your fat loss to a new level? Whether you're currently attempting to burn fat faster or you simply want to maintain better control over your Type 2 diabetes, one supplement you may want to look into and consider is that of L-Carnitine. L-Carnitine is often overlooked for more conventional fat burners such as caffeine or bitter orange, which is similar to the formerly well-known ephedrine. But, as a non-stimulatory supplement, it's one you will definitely want to consider.
Pregnant mothers who are diagnosed with Gestational diabetes are cautioned to control their blood sugar levels and gain only the recommended amount of weight during their pregnancy. Good control of both helps to keep their baby from being born overly large or have other complications. During February 2016, the Journal of Women's Health reported on a study from both the Hospital Universitario La Paz, in Madrid, Spain, and the University of Miami in Miami, United States.
Looking to gain better control over your Type 2 diabetes? If so, there are particular foods that can help - or hinder your progress. When it comes to managing this condition, certain foods really act as "superfoods" in your body regulating blood sugar levels, combating insulin resistance, and helping provide you with the energy you need to perform regular workout sessions. Curious which foods top this list? Let's look at the three best foods to help you combat rising blood sugar levels and your body weight.
It's true; exercise is good for you. Physical activity will lower your blood sugar and is good for your heart. For many of us, though, working out leads us to think about "no pain, no gain" workouts and unrewarding drudgery. It's commonly said by fitness enthusiasts the only workout you'll regret is the one you didn't do. While it's fine to inspire motivation in others, it's important to know which goals you're looking to achieve and why. Some Type 2 diabetics workout to lose weight. Others do resistance exercises with the purpose of gaining muscle to help with lower blood sugar levels and improving their physique generally.
Type 2 diabetes (non-insulindependent) is a disease in which your pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or your body does not properly use the insulin it makes. This means that glucose stays in the blood and isn't used as fuel for energy.
According to researchers at the David Grant Medical Center and the University of the Pacific in California, USA, consuming aloe vera orally could very well be a safe and effective way to treat Type 2 diabetes. Their study was reported on in May 2016 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Over three quarters of the food in your supermarket contains hidden sugar. There are over two dozen words for different types of sugars and food manufacturers are trying to hide it from you.
Glucose is the essential energy molecule of life. At the organ level, a glucose molecule is typically rapidly transferred into cells and generates essential cell energy through several metabolic steps. Glucose exists in food as compound starch and other sugar molecules. Glucose is released from foods by enzymes that reside in our intestine walls and then is absorbed into our blood streams. Glucose then circulates to our tissues where it is transported into each cell for energy generation. Glucose is also produced within our bodies when food digestion and absorption is slowed or when we are fasting. Liver glycogen and muscle glycogen are storage depots from which glucose can be released during fasting. These metabolic pathways are consistent, effective, and amazing. Yet, the glucose molecule, while essential for life, can be toxic if it circulates in our blood stream too long -- and is not efficiently transported into needy organ cells. How can this be? Circulating glucose molecules can undergo a molecule disruption and thus randomly react with bio-proteins. This reaction generates a disruptive change in the bio-protein structure and function. This is adverse and undesirable - hence, toxic.
Diabetes is a killer disease worldwide. In the USA alone, it kills over 200,000 people every year and adds to its list 1.5 million people diagnosed yearly. Diabetes will not kill you fast and easy. It disintegrates your system slowly and let you suffer to the very end of your limits. However, this scenario is not a default reality. We can curb the diabetes problem if we understand the connection between diabetes and diet.
There are many health tragedies worth mentioning. But few are more important to discuss than those related to Type 2 diabetes. Whereas death due to cancer may be preventable, cancer is clearly a disease that is harder to control. Perhaps the most you could do is eliminate certain risk factors that facilitate the development of illness, depending on where the primary site for the cancer is located. When it comes to Type 2 diabetes, however, it may be a more serious tragedy if one is victim to an early death because of it. And that's because Type 2 diabetes is a preventable and treatable disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, almost 130,000 Americans die each year from a cerebral vascular accident more commonly known as a stroke. According to the American Stroke Association, strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death worldwide. Worldwide, there were 33 million strokes in the year 2010. Strokes accounted for 11.13 percent of deaths throughout the world. The American Diabetes Association lists Type 2 diabetes as an important risk factor for strokes. This is particularly the case for diabetics under the age of 65 and those diagnosed with hypertension. People with undiagnosed cases of Type 2 diabetes are often amongst stroke victims.
It doesn't take a genius to know being obese is a problem in our modern society. And we're not only talking about people who are morbidly obese. While there are people who are unfortunately on the extreme end of the obesity scale, most who are overweight can be considered moderately obese. Just because you're not 300 pounds doesn't mean you're not unhealthy. More than 80% of people with Type 2 diabetes are overweight. The more overweight you are, the higher your risk.
As you go about planning your healthy lifestyle, it's important you take your overall health into account. While looking great is obviously a priority for many, don't forget the real reason you are taking these steps as a Type 2 diabetic is to lower and stabilize your blood sugar levels and live the healthiest and happiest life possible. It's important you think carefully about what you can do nutritionally and exercise wise to help combat all disease and poor health conditions. One such condition you can fight through your lifestyle choices is high blood pressure. Let's look at four natural ways to help lower your blood pressure and ensure optimal heart health.
Diagnosis of the type 2 diabetes usually comes with a recommendation from the doctor to improve your meals or diet. Since the meals you eat normally have a great effect on your body health, following a proper and healthy diet plan can help your improve your well being, and manage the diabetes. A healthy diabetic meal plan will help you lose the excess weight, and maintain a proper and healthy body weight. It will help keep the blood sugar level stable; and having the right diabetic meals will help prevent various complications like high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.
Type 2 diabetes by definition is chronically high blood sugar levels and as a person with diabetes, your goal first and foremost is to control your blood sugars. Overweight or obese people are often told to normalize their weight to prevent or control their condition. Weight loss alone can, in many cases, lower blood sugar levels to a point at which some cease to require treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Why, then, do some obese individuals develop Type 2 diabetes while others do not?
When it comes to healthy eating to help Type 2 diabetics control their blood sugar and weight gain, less is usually more. To lose weight, you don't need to eat a variety of exotic low-calorie and gluten-free foods. You don't need to exercise seven days a week. And certainly you don't have to avoid all carbohydrates. You need to include carbohydrates, just like you need to include healthy fats and proteins. But usually in smaller portions than you may be accustomed to. You do need to avoid extra calories from your beverages, though. You can drink a lot of calories in a short amount of time, and research reveals people who drink excess calories do not decrease their calories from food to compensate. People with Type 2 diabetes also need to avoid the large sugar content of regular soda and sweetened juices.
I once knew a psychiatric nurse who would say to her patients: "Sleep is not a luxury. Sleep soundly and get plenty of rest." She was, of course, talking about mental health, but the advice applies to anyone diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes as well. In March 2016, the Journal of the Formosan Medical Association reported on a study on sleep duration and Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, compared the amount of sleep adults with Type 2 diabetes had.
Some people, especially people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, feel guilty of spending too much time asking questions about the food they're supposed to eat. While we all need to be concerned about our health and well-being, it's a disservice to ponder over misdirected ideas. For instance, asking yourself "do I look fat?" is not nearly as effective as "am I at a healthy weight?" While these may seem like similar questions, they address different issues, despite a correlation. Solving your health problems is infinitely more important than dwelling on improving your appearance. Though it's a bonus to enhance your physique while you go about improving your health.
When it comes to physical activity or a formal exercise plan, many adults make a mistake in believing that it's either all or nothing. In other words, you must either do a lot of exercise, or you might as well do none at all. It is common sense to many Type 2 diabetics that some form of physical activity is better than none. But you'd likely be surprised at the amount of people who believe you have to take part in physical activity seven days a week for at least an hour for it to have any positive effect. This, of course, could not be further from the truth.
If you have a history of type 2 diabetes in your family or you think that your health is headed in the wrong direction for one reason or another, then it's important to do something about it now. Carry on reading to discover how you can drastically reduce your chances of type 2 diabetes to make for a happier and healthier you. Change your diet You've probably heard this a million times but the things that you are putting into your body can either increase or decrease your chances of getting diabetes.
If you have been living with diabetes, you will be able to appreciate the importance of keeping in close contact with your endocrinologist to help you prevent all the complications that accompany diabetes. Your endocrinologist is the person whom you need to contact quite frequently when you are suffering from diabetes.
One of the biggest myths out there about diabetes is that it is caused when you consume too much sugar either by way of processed sugary foods and drinks such as cakes, biscuits, chocolates and sodas amongst others. The truth is high blood sugar levels can be brought on by several other factors besides sugar. Some of the other common causes of diabetes include being overweight and leading a sedentary lifestyle. Having family members who are diabetic can also increase the risk.
Diabetes is the most prevalent type of diabetes and affecting about 27 million people. It is usually caused by genes and extra weight, glucose in the liver, damaged beta cells, metabolic syndrome, and erratic communications between the cells of the body.
If you are a diabetic, chances are good that you have experienced some stressful moments at birthdays, Thanksgivings, Christmases, and other occasions for celebration. On the one hand, you wanted to join in the feasting along with all of your friends and family members, but on the other hand, you had to be extremely careful about what you ate for the sake of your health, particularly since the food and drink served at celebrations tend to ignore the normal rules of moderation. Fortunately, even if you are a diabetic, there are some simple ways that you can still participate in all of the celebrations that you want to your heart's content.
As fats go, olive oil is one of the best oils to use in your eating plan for good health. Oils creep in everywhere: cooking oils, salad oils, and vegetable oils are used in baking and snacks. The Mayo Clinic recommends olive oil when fat is needed anywhere in your Type 2 diabetic meal plan. This is not to say a large stack of white flour pancakes is made healthy by using olive oil when baking them. On the other hand, if you eat pancakes (make mine buckwheat), it is better to use than butter or margarine. In the Mediterranean region, where people eat more olive oil than anyone in the other areas, heart disease is rarer than in other parts of the world.
Before you can decide to treat one single episode of high blood sugar, you will need to understand the cause of the spike. Some of the major causes are eating heavy meals, lack of enough physical activity, not taking medication for diabetes and having to deal with stress and illness.
Diabetics have too much glucose in their blood. Their liver and kidneys are incapable of processing so much glucose and it runs free in the blood stream. Millions of people know they are diabetics and deal with this condition every day of their lives. On the other hand millions more are also diabetics and do not know about it. Diabetes is a disease that works silently, it does not hurt and it does not show itself. Many people take it lightly without caring for their weight and living sedentary lives sitting at their desk at work all day or before the television set all night. They go through life eating and doing what they want until one day they collapse into a diabetic coma, or worse.
Many Type 2 diabetics ponder over the same question: "How long does it take to treat my diabetes and have normal blood sugar levels?" It's human nature to set expectations and look ahead into the future. Since time is so valuable, all of us want to know what sort of return we would get on our efforts and how long it will take to see measurable progress. So naturally, a Type 2 diabetic that's about to start or has recently begun treating their blood sugar levels will always have this question in the back of their mind - if they have not yet asked it already.
Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which a human body has insulin resistance and under this state, either the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin or the body doesn't use the insulin properly. Insulin is used by the human body to manage the levels of sugar or glucose in the blood and to convert glucose into energy. Moreover, insulin also helps to remove extra glucose from your blood.
Anyone diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is at risk for heart and blood vessel disease, including cardiovascular accidents (CVA's) more commonly known as strokes. Type 2 diabetics have a 50 percent higher chance of developing a stroke than do non-diabetics. The good news, according to a study reported on in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, in April 2018 that death from hemorrhagic or bleeding strokes causes no more death in Type 2 diabetic stroke patients than in non-diabetic stroke patients. This could be, at least in part, because surgery post-stroke has been effective in both groups.
Make no mistake: your eating plan is key to your health. Your well-being relies so much on your diet plan and nutrition it would be a tragedy if you were to neglect healthy eating. Unfortunately, this happens to be the case for the vast majority of people. Eating plans are neglected which leads to a host of health complications with the passage of time. One condition, in particular, Type 2 diabetes, is practically a given with a poor diet that is not treated soon enough. That's right; a poor diet is a serious problem that must be addressed.
Type 2 diabetes is defined by high blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and high levels of blood fats: these are frequent complications associated with Type 2 diabetes. In April 2016, the American Journal of Medicine reports on the results of a study using sesame and rice bran oils to lower hyperglycemia and improve blood fat readings in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
One of the top leading "killers" so to speak in today's society is excess inflammation. While inflammation per say is unlikely to become fatal, the problem is with what's associated with the inflammation. When inflammation is high in your body, there is usually a lot of free-radical damage to innocent cells and tissues. Inflammatory elevated if you have heart disease, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and autoimmune conditions disorders such as lupus, multiple sclerosis or Chron's disease.
Diabetes Mellitus, often shortened as Diabetes, is a medical condition in which the cells of the body find it difficult to absorb and utilize sugar or because there is inadequate secretion of insulin. This results in high level of sugar in the blood. The first signs are frequent urination known as polyuria, constant thirst - polydipsia and constant hunger - polyphagia.
Wouldn't it be wonderful, if you could diet for two weeks and see all of your health problems go away? Or, if you could exercise rigorously for one month to get a lean midsection? It would be fantastic! Unfortunately, as you're probably aware, this is rarely if ever the case. Quick fixes may produce instant results, but how often do they instigate the sort of change that lasts?
Most people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are advised to lose body fat and maintain a body mass index (BMI) of under 25. The saying, "eat less, exercise more," is essentially correct, but lacks detailed instruction. Researchers at the University for Developmental Studies in Tamale, Ghana, found professional weight management counseling for dietary planning to be helpful in healthy living and weight loss. A total of 378 Type 2 diabetics were given a questionnaire on lifestyle behaviors. Of those diabetics who had been counseled during the previous year, approximately 51 percent showed better eating habits and had also taken part in an exercise program.
Prediabetes has been formerly known simply as glucose intolerance -- a metabolic change from normal whereby one has slower uptake of glucose into body tissues following a meal or drink. Glucose intolerance has been gently mentioned by many many doctors over years as a minor observation -- one that need not be addressed aggressively. Now, however, glucose intolerance has been recognized as a lingering disorder that frequently leads to overt diabetes mellitus and its attendant complications. Thus, glucose intolerance - that is Prediabetes - must be spoken as a formal diagnosis with life altering implications. And, it commands medical attention and therapy.
It's unfortunate many adults believe Type 2 diabetes is a disease that develops by coincidence. Some diabetics blame their genes and family history. Others blame their luck. Rarely do you find people who are humble enough to point at themselves and admit their actions and behaviors were the cause? It takes a special person to realize they are the one entirely at fault - this could not be any truer when this form of diabetes is involved. Type 2 diabetes never afflicts someone by coincidence. There is always one major underlying factor or a multitude of components that influenced the development of the disease in the first place. Even though some people have a higher risk of developing the condition by their ethnicity or family history, Type 2 diabetes remains a preventable disease.
The prevalence of overt, recognized, diagnosed diabetes has expanded world-wide into a true epidemic, and not all persons living with diabetes are formally diagnosed and under treatment for their condition. The prevalence of pre-diabetes is two-or-three fold higher. And, most persons with pre-diabetes do not know they have a clear metabolic condition that threatens them and that requires treatment and management. Personal health most probably will deteriorate with diabetes. And, personal health is highly likely to deteriorate in those persons with the clear prediabetes condition. Knowledgeable action is required by health care practitioners and the affected person.
During the month of April 2016, the Journal of Nursing Research reports three factors having to do with depression in Type 2 diabetes: lack of sleep, little physical activity, and frequent times of inactivity. Registered Nurses at Chang Gung University of Science and Technology looked at 696 older participants diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. A total of 16.8 percent of these participants suffered from depression. It was concluded promoting sleep by increasing daily physical activity plus a more active lifestyle are needed to fight depression in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
Many people have poor habits that hinder their chances at healthy living. Poor diets are the norm, which is the reason why diseases like obesity and Type 2 diabetes are now ubiquitous. There are two main reasons why poor diets exist: overeating, and an unhealthy intake of carbohydrates. In this discussion, let's focus on the latter.
Whole wheat is known to be helpful in weight control, heart health, and Type 2 diabetes prevention and control due to its fiber content. Fiber is not digestible and slows down the absorption of carbohydrates. Researchers at Lund University in Lund, Sweden, have found rye-based dinners too, could be a help in preventing both prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
There is no secret to healthy eating. Eat quality foods in moderation while avoiding "food vices" and you're all but guaranteed to be in good health with stable blood sugar. At least when it comes to your nutrition, that is. What you eat and how you choose to eat, have a tremendous effect on your health, your wellbeing and blood sugar levels. If you eat poorly, you will gain fat and become overweight. With a poor diet, you would also be. nutritionally deprived, exhaust your physical appearance while weakening your immune system.
There are some diseases that give no symptoms. They kind of creep up on you attach themselves like a leech without you feeling anything. For example, blood pressure is one of them you wouldn't know you've got it; the same applies to diabetes. This is fact, 90 percent of people who have diabetes don't know they got it. Although, this disease brings along some of the worst complications like hypertension, heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputations. Which is a total epidemic and hardly covers how grieve the situation really is.
One complication of sugar intolerance or Type 2 diabetes is autonomic neuropathy. Autonomic nerves control the important unconscious functions; functions such as heartbeats. Researchers at Tepecik Education and Research Hospital in Izmir, Turkey, found people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or prediabetics showed more nerve damage, or autonomic neuropathy, than did individuals without these conditions. Our heartbeats are supposed to be more or less regular but they also vary as needed when our body requires different amounts of oxygen. Among people with Type 2 diabetes, there was less variation in their heart rates than there were in healthy individuals.
Watching the obese people in shopping centers and elsewhere as they gorge themselves on fat and sugar is upsetting. Don't they realise that they are risking diabetes, which is an insidious disease with no known cure? Those who love sweet food and are pouring it in like water have a lot to learn.
Type 2 diabetes is not inevitable although it's possible to go from "normal" to developing Type 2 diabetes without even knowing it. There are things you can do to avoid it, or at least slow it down significantly. A healthy diet, increased physical activity and weight loss are the most effective and preferred means for correcting this condition. Is weight loss part of your Type 2 diabetes prevention plan? If so, how should you go about it? What goals should you set? When it comes to setting goals, perhaps you have heard of the SMART goal setting process.
A personal view on Diabetes. The reasons for the surge in the disease and the way we can halt it.
Gestational diabetes is much like Type 2 diabetes, but is diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy and is usually resolved, at least temporarily, after birth. Gestational diabetes also links to the babies who eventually become overweight or obese and puts them at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In March 2016, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reported on an Israeli study on neuropsychiatric problems in children brought on by their mother having Gestational diabetes or diabetes diagnosed during their pregnancy.
An epidemic of Type 2 diabetes, formerly known as mature onset diabetes, has developed in children and adolescents. Pediatric Type 2 diabetes follows the obesity epidemic in young people. A rigid low-fat diet is frequently prescribed for obese teens who often have difficulty following this type of eating plan. According to the scientists at Monash University and the University of Queensland in Australia, either a low-carbohydrate diet plan or a low-fat eating plan is suitable for adolescents who need to lose weight.
If more people became educated about the importance of a healthy diet, there wouldn't be nearly as many health problems in our society. Practically all of the common diseases encountered by adults today are a result of a poor lifestyle, where an unhealthy diet is an ultimate factor. Everything revolves around your food choices: your weight, your energy levels, your immune system, and your internal well-being all depend on a healthy diet to be at an optimal state.
The FDA published new warnings the class of new medicines used to treat diabetes known as on sodium glucose inhibitors. It is very important to understand the health complications for all new diabetes medications and new classes of blood glucose regulating drugs. Known side effects of this medicine include heart attack, renal failure, bone fractures, bladder cancer, kidney failure, low blood pressure, and genital fungal infections.
Diabetic retinopathy is a form of eye disease, diabetic kidney disease is known as nephropathy and together with foot ulcers, are some of the complications associated with Type 2 diabetes. According to a recent study, the presence of the first two complications can help predict the likelihood of diabetic foot ulcer.
When it comes to choosing your carbohydrates, you likely know it's critical you are choosing slower digesting sources. Keeping your blood sugar levels under control at all times is a must if you are going to ward off prediabetes or full-blown Type 2 diabetes, and control your blood sugar levels, not to mention weight gain. As such, brown rice is the classic choice. It's sugar-free, slow to digest, and easy to prepare. But, don't let yourself overlook the benefits quinoa has to offer.
It's unfortunate Type 2 diabetes is so widespread in today's day and age. But that's the way it is. Ignorance has caused many to suffer from a preventable disease. If you have Type 2 diabetes, though, don't despair. There is always something you can do to improve your condition. Treatment is always an option. An option that is highly recommended. In this discussion, I'd like to go over three facets of this form of diabetes: prevention, understanding, and treatment. Let's not waste time in getting to the details.
If you're a diabetic or trying to prevent diabetes from occurring, supplementing with whey can be beneficial for you. Recent studies suggest the consumption of whey protein as a novel way to control diabetes. Learn more with this article!
It's an insidious disease and those who suffer from it may have this handicap for the remainder of their lives, but it doesn't have to be that way. One doesn't suddenly wake up with the diabetes as there is an onset period. Type 2 is the more common and it affects children as well as adults and it can be reversed.
People who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are often advised to reach and maintain a healthy lean weight. Another good reason to normalize weight involves the brain. Studies have linked obesity with memory loss in older adults. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, Germany, set out to learn if there could be a cause and effect relationship between obesity and the brain in older people.
In this article I discuss the risks a pregnant diabetic woman is likely to face during pregnancy. In addition I also discuss how some of those risks can be minimized.
As I was surfing the web one day, I saw this message that said; "URGENT DIABETES HEALTH BULLETIN." "An Important Message for Diabetics." Knowing of family members with diabetes, and having spoken to many others over the years, I gave it my undivided attention.
Diabetes has become a very common health problem. It can damage the kidneys and leads to many serious problems like- nerve damage, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke etc. Today we are dependent on medicines but there are many simple solutions for this type of diseases. Bitter Gourd or Karela(in India) is a unique vegetable-fruit which can be used as the best medicine for a diabetic patient.
The causes of Gestational diabetes or diabetes of pregnancy are turning out to be more complicated the more research is carried out on the condition. In March 2016, the medical journal Endocrine reports the results of a study on molecules involved in immunity and their possible role in Gestational diabetes. For a healthy pregnancy, the fetus must not be treated as a foreign body for the immune system to attack. Individual molecules involved in immune responses work with white blood cells to prevent them attacking the fetus. If those white cells and molecules were not functioning properly, could a resulting inflammation be involved in the development of Gestational diabetes?