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Being diabetic increases your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, thrush, dry mouth and burning mouth syndrome. So what do you have to do to maintain the health of your mouth? Here are 8 mouth-savers.
According to a research study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in May 2004, vitamin D increases insulin sensitivity by up to 60 percent. In fact, it's been recorded vitamin D may be all some mild Type 2 diabetics need to take. There is a tendency for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes to have low levels of vitamin D. This can make it difficult for white blood cells to defend their body from tuberculosis and related diseases. Diabetics have more than twice the risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) than nondiabetics.
Although not technically a health care practitioner, an exercise expert can make a big impact on lowering your blood sugar levels and your weight. A trainer can make sure you're doing the moves properly and also help you evaluate your current routine to make sure you're on track to meet your health and weight loss goals. If you've been thinking about taking that next step with your training and consulting a personal trainer for assistance to help you ensure you reach your goals, it's important you find a trainer who's right for you.
Osteomyelitis, or bone infection, is one serious complication of diabetes. Because diabetics frequently have numbness, shooting pains, and pins-and-needles type of pain in their feet - signs of nerve damage or neuropathy, small foot injuries sometimes go unnoticed. In the year 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA, recorded 75,000 hospital discharges in patients with diabetic foot neuropathy, Foot ulcers can become infected if they are not treated promptly. In 2009 Podiatry Today reported people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes have a 25 percent risk of developing foot ulcerations over their lifetimes. According to the CDC, in 2007 there were 113,000 hospital discharges of diabetics with foot ulcers in the United States alone.
There is absolutely no question that regular, even moderate to medium-level, physical activity has a significant effect on your Type 2 diabetes management. Studies show as rates of Type 2 diabetes and obesity continue to increase, physical activity continues to be a fundamental form of therapy. As you strive to boost your health and fitness level, taking control over your body weight so you decrease your risk factor for Type 2 diabetes and maintain better blood sugar control, you also need to not neglect the lifestyle you lead.
Few conditions are as widely misunderstood as Type 2 diabetes. As you go about making positive changes in your diet protocol to help lower your blood sugar and your weight, there are some important dietary fallacies you must make sure you fully understand and know about so you can put them to rest and be sure they aren't influencing you. Separating fallacies from truth will help change the way you live with your Type 2 diabetes. So many people fall victim to dietary fallacies and sadly, they can have a very large influence on the level of progress you see. Here are 3 such fallacies to be aware of...
In your quest to help manage and control your Type 2 diabetes and blood sugar levels, it's important you fully educate yourself on which foods will help you maintain stable blood sugar levels, which foods must be eaten with other foods to keep your blood sugar balanced, and which you should just avoid at all costs. While combining any food with a healthy fat and/or protein rich food will lower the release of sugar into your body so can help you manage your blood sugar better, there are certain foods that even then aren't ideal.
Pentoxifylline is often used to treat diabetic neuropathy, a complication of Type 2 diabetes, usually described as numbness and a feeling of pins and needles in the feet. It works by helping red blood cells to enter tiny blood vessels, or capillaries, in the limbs. According to new research reported on in the Journal of the Society of Nephrology in July 2014, the drug could also find a place for treating diabetic kidney disease. Kidney disease is the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States. Over 35 percent of adults with Type 2 diabetes have chronic kidney disease, which means the kidneys do not filter water and waste products out of the body well enough...
Controlling diabetes with diet and exercise is something that every diabetic is tasked with because the alternative is bleak. Medications or insulin shots can only do so much. Diet and exercise allow you to lessen the effects of diabetes on your body and life and help you thrive even with this diagnosis. In the case of type 2 diabetes, diet and exercise may even allow you to reverse this type of diabetes. Get in the game. Fight for your life and health. Diet and exercise is the best way to accomplish this.
The obesity epidemic in the United States is one of the reasons the incidence of Type 2 diabetes has doubled in the past decade. And the incidence, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is highest in the states where obesity is highest. Looking to lose weight so you can take control over your blood sugar and risk for Type 2 diabetes? Or, perhaps the disease is already a part of your life and you are simply looking to manage it as best as possible.
These 5 foods that cure diabetes which can be easily found around the house or at the nearest grocery store can cure type 2 diabetes only. Unlike type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes is incurable and is not preventable. In spite of this, these 5 foods can still provide some benefits for those with type 1 diabetes by helping to keep complications associated with type 1 diabetes to a minimum.
Everyone knows an apple is a better snack than potato chips but there are many foods that can help you improve your health by lowering your blood sugar levels and your weight. There are actually many foods with a great capacity for improving your overall health in several ways, helping you to reverse your Type 2 diabetes. One food you may never have given much thought to in your quest to have lower blood sugar, despite hearing about it, is watercress
As a Type 2 diabetic, you are aware losing weight can help you better manage your diabetes and your overall health. Losing even a little weight has been shown to improve blood sugar levels and lower blood sugar levels means more weight loss. And by returning to a healthy weight along with following a healthy eating plan, you may find you have reversed your Type 2 diabetes. But, losing weight isn't easy. Many people who struggle with weight loss may consider diet pills as a way to help them lose weight. But, do weight loss pills work? And are they safe for diabetics?
Gestational diabetes starts during pregnancy, especially in women over age 25. Being overweight is a risk factor. This form of diabetes usually begins in the second trimester and is associated with preeclampsia, a dangerous condition characterized by high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy. With treatment, Gestational diabetes usual resolves after the birth of the baby, although both mother and child will have a greater risk for developing Type 2 diabetes later in life. Children born to mothers with Gestational diabetes are at risk for being born overly large leading to cesarean deliveries, birth injuries, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Prevention of Gestational diabetes should actually begin before conception.
You may have heard recent news that chromium is one of the most useful trace minerals for Type 2 diabetes because it helps turn carbohydrates into energy. Chromium, one of the essential minerals our body needs, has been researched in several studies to find out more about this health claim. If chromium does have this effect, it could greatly help to prevent and treat Type 2 diabetes.
The newest class of antidiabetic medications is called the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2, or SGLT2, inhibitors. It includes - canagliflozin, empagliflozin, and dapagliflozin. The SGLT2 inhibitors. They work by increasing the amount of sugar excreted by the kidneys. In 2013, the US Food and Drug administration (FDA) and the Australian Department of Health approved the use of canagliflozin, or Invokana, for use in adults diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. It has been used in Europe since 2011. In April 2014 BioMedCentral.com/bmcendocrdisord reported a study that combined four earlier studies on canagliflozin and evaluated their results as one large study.
Learning more about nutrition can help you better manage your Type 2 diabetes. In a previous article, I talked about the macronutrients: fat, protein, and carbohydrate. These nutrients all play an important role in your body, allowing you to grow, maintain and repair tissue. Here is an overview of what each nutrient is, and what it does in your body. If you have Type 2 diabetes, you likely hear a lot about carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are the body's major source of energy. They are used by the body to fuel the brain and muscles. This is why low blood sugar can cause mood changes and difficulty thinking.
Did you know many people are at risk for 'blood sugar disease' and don't even know it? Blood sugar disease is a term often used to describe diabetes or prediabetes. Both of these conditions can be treated more easily and even reversed if they're caught early on. But many people don't know they are at risk for developing these conditions, so they never get tested. Some of the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes are modifiable, while others aren't. Risk factors that can't be changed are...
Are you living with or caring for a person with a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis who isn't taking care of themself? If can be worrisome to see someone you care about ignore their disease while their health continues to decline. To best help your family member to start paying attention to their Type 2 diabetes and any complications they may be experiencing, it can be helpful to first understand why Type 2 diabetics may choose to ignore their condition. It can be very difficult for someone to accept they have diabetes when they're first diagnosed. There are a few different reasons...
Ginseng root is an ancient Chinese and Korean herb used for a variety of ailments. Lately, it has shown promise for lowering blood sugar levels in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In the month of July 2014 BioMedCentral.com/Complementary Alternative Medicine reports a study on blood sugar levels in those Type 2 diabetics taking fermented red ginseng...
If you have recently received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, you may have heard of using synthetic insulin via injection for a short period of time to rest your pancreas and help in its recovery. As well, using insulin will help you take control of your blood sugar and then you can go off of it and your pancreas will be "rested" so it will be healthier, and you'll be able to control your blood sugar without using insulin.
Gestational diabetes occurs in women during pregnancy. It happens because the changing hormone levels in the body have altered the body's requirement for insulin. Gestational diabetes usually goes away after the baby is born. However it does increase the risk of getting type 2 diabetes later in life.
Many diabetics have asked the question "does cinnamon help diabetes?" as this seems to be one of the common natural remedies that seems to be floating around. This article seeks to understand the relationship between cinnamon and diabetes and the rationale as to why cinnamon is usually recommended for diabetes.
People with poorly-controlled diabetes are more susceptible to mouth diseases such as cavities, gum diseases, oral infections and chronic bad breath. Here is an overview of the various diseases of the mouth that can plague some diabetics.
It is known having Type 2 diabetes affects the immune system, making diabetics susceptible to many different types of infections. In June 2014, the medical journal Infection reported the results of a study carried out on shingles, which is also known as herpes zoster, in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
In 2005 the American Diabetes Association recommended people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes get at least 10 metabolic equivalents (METs) per hour per week of physical activity, and announced more than 20 would be even better. The article making these recommendations was published in the journal Diabetes Care, under the title, Make Your Diabetic Patients Walk.
In your dreams what do you want to weigh? Do you want to lose weight, or stay at your present weight and just lower your blood sugar? Changing what you eat is the best and safest method ever devised for controlling blood sugar and Type 2 diabetes. As you go about your grocery shopping for foods you now plan to include in your healthy eating plan, it's vital you take a good look at the food label so you know precisely what you're putting into your body.
68.5% of American adults are overweight and of that number, 34.9% are obese, why? Because everything Americans do is sitting. Americans drive everywhere and the where ever they go, they just sit around. In generations past, we had no cars. Cars and the car culture have created a fat America. This car culture coupled with the fast food culture has had devastating effects on America and the increases in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Once you have been diagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes, you should be referred by your doctor to a registered dietitian or a nutritionist to help you understand more about the foods you should eat and help you plan your meals. You body is unique and reacts in a distinctive way to food choices. You should use what you already know and what you can learn from a nutritional specialist so you know what to choose to eat. One of the areas you may need help with are supplements. While there are a number of gimmicky supplements out on the market that you want to be sure you are staying away from, one product definitely worth investing in is protein powder.
No matter who you are, what you eat is very important. And as a Type 2 diabetic what you eat directly affects your blood sugar levels and your weight. Controlling what and when you eat is the most important part of your self-management, whether your aim is to lower and control your blood sugar or lose some weight. You likely hear a lot about carbohydrates, but fat and protein are also important. If you feel a little confused by all the nutrition information you're receiving, here is a brief overview that will help you understand exactly what it is that's on your plate.
Heart and blood vessel disease are amongst the worst complications of Type 2 diabetes, and are serious health issues the medical profession would like to be able to predict early in the course of their development in order to prolong the lives of their patients. Investigators at Shiga University of Medical Sciences and various other centers of research in Japan, looked at the amino acids in the blood of hundreds of participants to learn whether measuring any particular molecules could give a clue as to who might be in danger in order to be able to take preventive action.
Type II Diabetes. What you should know, the real causes, trends and how to treat and possibly reverse it.
Diabetes II is one of the most common diseases in the world, with over 390 million people now suffering from it. Indeed, over 20 million Americans also have the disease, with another 40 million having pre-diabetes II (and many of them don't know it). Serious problems that can arise from the disease include heart attack, stroke, blindness and kidney failure.
There has been talk of raising the normal blood glucose range to 140. I think this is a bad move, as it will give false hope and worsen health. The reason for the increase and other health benefits are detailed.
When looking for reasons for the increase in being overweight or obese, and Type 2 diabetes, experts point to: increasingly sedentary lifestyles, the huge portions on our plates, and sweetened beverages - juice drinks, flavored milk, sodas and many other sugary drinks. With Type 2 diabetes, its more than just a weight issue - unhealthy fluids will send your blood sugar level soaring. As you go about making changes in your eating plan to help you better manage your Type 2 diabetes and blood sugar, you need to make sure you are paying close attention to the beverages you're consuming on a day-to-day basis. Take in the wrong beverages and you'll get sugar and calorie overload, which is clearly not going to be helpful in any way for you to manage your blood sugar level. Let's go through a few of the wisest beverage swaps you can use to keep your blood sugar in check...
Diabetes can give rise to some very dire medical complications. However you can avoid these horrendous consequences by taking control of your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It is not difficult. Here's how.
High blood pressure is a concern for many Type 2 diabetics and their healthcare teams. According to the American Diabetes Association 2 in 3 diabetics had high blood pressure or are being treated for it. High blood pressure readings means there is a higher risk of complications including heart attack, strokes and eye problems.
If you're a Type 2 diabetic looking to control your blood sugar and your body weight, one of the top things you should be focusing on is what you can do to simply move more. Part of any Type 2 diabetic's exercise program is ensuring it actually provides benefit. No matter what method or equipment you use, why not follow a few guidelines to help lower your blood sugar... involve your partner and your children in working physical activity into your daily life, walk to the store and walk up stairs whenever you can, and clean the house or work in the yard. It really doesn't matter what you do, you've been much less active than you should, and that's affected your health.
The American Diabetes Association's symbol is instantly recognizable to anyone who has been diagnosed with any form of diabetes. The finger with the drop of blood says a great deal. Scientists and engineers are constantly working on new ways to diagnose diabetes... Type 1, Type 2, or even Gestational diabetes, and track how well it is controlled without all the blood sampling.
Are you ready to meet the challenges of losing weight with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes? Choosing what you eat when you have Type 2 diabetes can be one of the most frustrating aspects of living with the disease. Eating is one of the most enjoyable activities in life and we're designed to enjoy it. But if you have Type 2 diabetes you need to think about what you are going to eat. Getting your day off to a healthy start is an important thing to do so you set the tone for the rest of the day. If you choose your breakfast unwisely, there's a greater chance you'll be setting yourself up for blood sugar fluctuations all throughout the day, wreaking havoc with how you feel. Fortunately, if you get a little creative, there are plenty of smart ways to start your day healthfully. Here are three wise ideas...
Apple cider vinegar is often touted as a 'cure all' for many health problems. But, as with many natural and alternative therapies, a lack of scientific data to back up these claims is a common problem. Here we are looking at a few of these studies to find the confirmed benefits of apple cider vinegar...
The food you eat is one of the things that can get you into trouble with diabetes. If you are pre-diabetic or have diabetes, one of the ways to cure, control or prevent diabetes is to focus on foods that can help cure or reduce your risk of developing this chronic condition. It may seem like a monumental task to try to change your eating habits because let's face it, many bad foods are quite delicious. Despite this, you can make a change. Some of the best foods for diabetics are delicious too.
There is considerable evidence showing when our gut is healthy we are healthy as a result. But the relationship between good gut health, obesity and Type 2 diabetes is not well-known. In our gut there are approximately 100,000,000,000,000 (100 trillion) microorganisms. That is such a huge number I don't think we can comprehend it. In fact, the human gut contains 10 times more bacteria than all the human cells in the entire body... with over 400 known diverse bacterial species.
Diabetes seems to be the most frequently diagnosed medical condition throughout the world. A disease which was once considered only for adults is now affecting children as well.
Demodex folliculorum mites live naturally on human skin and in your hair follicles. These particular mites may be beneficial in eating bacteria and normally they do not cause problems. But, occasionally, their populations can overgrow and cause redness, dryness, scaling, small round red raised lesions, itching, crawling sensations on the skin, and dandruff. Bacterial infections can start in places where the skin has been harmed by these mites.
Traveling can be stressful for anyone - but it can be an extra challenge if you're living with Type 2 diabetes. Mealtimes, sleep schedules, and exercise routines can all be disrupted, making it more difficult for you to manage your blood sugar. But with some planning ahead, you can manage your blood sugar while traveling, reduce stress, and stay healthy while you're away from home. Here are some tips for dealing with each aspect of diabetes management while traveling...
No doubt you learned about the pancreas when studying the digestive system in High school. And once you receive a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, you constantly hear about the pancreas and the role it plays in diabetes. Insulin is made in the pancreas, an organ located just behind your stomach shaped along the lines of a TV remote control. A remote control is a great way to think about the pancreas - it sends insulin out into your bloodstream so it travels to the cells of your body to help them take in sugar from your bloodstream...
For anyone diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who leads a busy lifestyle, finding the time to eat regularly throughout the day can be a real challenge. But, if you want to stabilize and maintain your blood sugar level, eating regularly is a must. On those extra busy days, a protein smoothie can do the trick perfectly. They will help you get in the protein you need while also balancing out your carbohydrate and healthy fat intake. Let's go over a few of the best protein smoothie recipes that will help keep your blood sugar balanced due to their higher healthy fat and lower carbohydrate content...
People suffering of the disease of diabetes are many times frustrated. They are unsatisfied with their life with this disease. They often try to fight with this illness, and try to find new ways how to cure it. Sometimes it is very hard for them to stay motivated and focused on curing the diabetes, especially, when they do not see results.
Type 2 diabetes is a disease of inflammation and at least some complications of diabetes have to do with inflammation. Inflammation is a response the immune system performs to an irritating stimulus on your body. It can involve redness, swelling, heat, loss of function, and swelling. Pomegranate juice is known to contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecules. Scientists at Shahid Beshteshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran designed and carried out a study to determine whether this particular juice could be used to lower inflammation in Type 2 diabetes.
Are you concerned you or a family member may have diabetes? There are several warning signs you can watch for that may mean you have Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or that your blood sugar is too high. If you pay attention to these warning signs and see a doctor as soon as possible, you can help prevent developing full-blown Type 2 diabetes, or even manage the condition and reverse it.
Gestational diabetes is the kind of diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy in a previously healthy woman. Having the condition puts mothers and their children at high risk for developing full-blown Type 2 diabetes at a later date. According to a report published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention in 2014, preventing Gestational diabetes could also help to prevent certain cancers.
What causes Type 2 diabetes? The answer isn't completely understood, as there are several factors that can contribute to developing this form of diabetes and it is a bit more complicated than Type 1. However, we do know the two main causes of Type 2 diabetes are being overweight or obese with a large abdominal area and not having a healthy exercise goal. Known risk factors include...
Did you know there are actually three different main types of diabetes? They are Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational diabetes. Each type has different causes and treatments. Learn more about each type and what you can do to prevent some types of diabetes.
When you first receive your diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, it might be tempting to imagine simply popping a few pills or injecting insulin will take care of your problem. Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes are, in fact, diseases where medications alone are not enough. Many people with these conditions could be treated without medications if changes were made to both their diet and workout program to help manage their blood sugar levels, get in far better physical condition, and actually train their body to stabilize blood sugar levels better. That's right. With the right exercise program, you can actually reduce the severity of your Type 2 diabetes.
Anyone who has been given a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes are at risk for both stomach ulcers and heart disease. In 2013 researchers at National Yang-Ming University and Taipei General Veterans Hospital in Taiwan, reported a study comparing 5699 Type 2 diabetics and 11,226 non-diabetics. Their article, published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, reported a 44 percent higher risk of bleeding stomach ulcers in the diabetic participants than in the non-diabetic group. According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes have an 80 percent higher risk of heart disease than non-diabetics.
Prediabetes usually has no symptoms in the early stages. You can live with it for many years before showing detectable signs and being officially diagnosed. Here are some typical early symptoms to be mindful of increased thirst, blurry vision, frequent urination, fatigue darkened skin areas on your knees, knuckles, armpits, neck and elbows. If you have any of these symptoms, you should not hesitate to speak to your doctor.
If you have Type 2 diabetes, your primary goal is simple - to bring your blood sugar levels under control. There are many different ways to regulate your blood sugar, from simple healthy eating to choosing the correct amount of food at each meal. There are also certain foods known as superfoods, with a great capacity for improving your overall health. Introduce them gradually giving your palate a chance to develop a taste for them...
Specific elements that help in the development of diabetes are Heredity That diabetes can easily be actually received has actually been recognized for centuries. Statistic reveals that those with a family history of the condition have a much higher danger of creating diabetes in comparison to those without such a background. One explanation why diabetes, especially type-2 diabetes runs in the family members is as a result of the diabetes genetics.
The majority of people comprehends the significance of dietary fiber in their diet. Much has actually been claimed about its own value in heart health, diabetes, cancer prevention, and body weight command. Just what is less effectively now is just how new styles of fiber affect the physical body.
Prediabetes is a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than considered healthy and normal, but when they are not high enough to be categorised as diabetic. Type 2 diabetes develops slowly over the course of many years, that's how the medical experts came up with the prediabetes category.
Currently, diabetes treatment has actually ended up being a typical ailment among folks. It is actually resulting in because of malpractice of the carbohydrate rate of metabolism inside the physique. Diabetes is identified along with the extreme development of urine, appetite, thirst and also excessive loss of weight, tarnished goal, and also an impediment in healing of skin, duplicated infection, and too much tiredness.
Diet is, without a doubt, the keystone of Type 2 diabetes control. But virtually every study also indicates exercise is specifically advantageous to people with Type 2 diabetes over the long run, and attacks visceral fat and lipid levels. Are you constantly losing weight - only to gain it back again? Feel as though you startup on a workout program as often as you come off it? Are you a yo-yo dieter?
Diabetes Mellitus is a disease through which the pancreas develops slightly or even no insulin, a hormonal agent that helps the system's muscles absorb glucose (glucose) so this may be used as a source of power. The problem could also build if muscle group, fatty tissue, as well as liver organ cells answer inadequately to insulin In individuals with diabetes mellitus, glucose levels accumulate in the blood and also urine, resulting in excessive urination, being thirsty, appetite, and problems along with fat deposits and also protein rate of metabolism. Diabetes mellitus varies coming from the much less usual diabetic issues...
Matt Traverso's Reverse Your Diabetes Today is an ebook containing a complete course that can treat diabetes permanently in a span of 21 days with the aid of natural means. The author is a renowned medical researcher and health expert. It does not involve medications and other medical interventions. Diabetes is a serious condition which may lead to death when it remains untreated.
Diabetes, sugar and heart disease are inextricably linked. To reduce the risk of heart disease you need to control your diabetes. This in turn means reducing your intake of sugar. But what is the maximum amount of sugar you should ingest daily to minimise your risk of heart disease?
In May 2014 the journal Experimental Physiology reported the results of an experiment using a molecule called bosentan to help blood flow through the arteries of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes while they are exercising. During exercise muscles require more oxygen in order for them to keep operating. The heart pumps more strongly and faster, pumping more blood through the arteries. In healthy people the arteries widen to accommodate the higher blood flow. In those diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes the arteries often do not widen as they should...
Pistachios, the 'green nuts,' have been known to benefit blood sugar levels by increasing the body's response to insulin, making them a healthy choice for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. But recent research has shown even greater benefit to these sweet nuts: they also increase the body's feeling of satiety or fullness, when taken with a meal.
Mushrooms are good for almost everyone, especially Type 2 diabetics, who often lack vitamin D. Various species of mushrooms have different nutritional values but 100 grams of one particular raw white mushroom, provides 5 percent of a person's daily nutritional need for vitamin D. Packages of some brands are specially marked as being high in vitamin D when the mushrooms have been exposed to ultraviolet light.
Eggs have long-since gotten a bad rap by doctors because of their high cholesterol content, but recent research has shown us that saturated fats are more to blame for contributing to heart disease than overall cholesterol levels, and that trans-fats are even worse for us. Furthermore, we now understand that we have two different types of cholesterol, LDL and HDL, which contribute differently to heart health, and it's only the LDL we should be concerned with keeping low, or in balance with HDL.
Dieting is surrounded by many myths and misconceptions. There is not one single food or diet that can help you lose weight. To reduce your body fat and lose weight, you need to change the way you eat and increase your physical activity. There are many unhealthy misconceptions about weight loss. When given weight loss information, you should always check it out before going along with whatever you are told...
Getting enough fiber into your diet plan is one of the most important factors for blood sugar control and optimal body weight management success. Fiber may help you lose weight, because it produces that satisfied feeling of being full. Fiber helps move food through your body and may prevent other diseases, as well. Those who aren't taking in enough fiber are going to notice more significant blood sugar highs and lows and may find they get hungrier faster between meals. So what can you do to boost your fiber intake? If you're struggling, here's some tips...
Do you know what your fasting blood sugar is? Did you know that "normal" blood sugar levels recommended today are significantly higher than those recommended 50 years ago?
Many Type 2 diabetics have a problem with eating bread. A nutritious and fast meal to serve up for your lunchtime meal that replaces the classic sandwich... is a wrap. Wraps are great because they'll allow you to pack them with more vegetables than you would a regular sandwich, getting your nutrition up. That said, you need to know how to build your wrap right. That said, you need to know how to build your wrap right. Unfortunately, there are too many wraps gone wrong out there that are just as unhealthy as a burger would be.
As one gets older, it is only normal for him to experience some changes in his body. Apparently, such changes may not be welcome at all, especially if he is turning 60 or older. The reason behind this is that it is also at that point in time that one's immune system gets weak and he becomes more vulnerable to a number of diseases.
Modern day diseases including Diabetes have been consuming us financially and emotionally. Are there better meditation methods to handle such demons. Read on...
With the advent of fast food chains and TV dinners, the idea of fresh vegetables and healthy foods was essentially forgotten by many. But we are now seeing a resurgence of interest in healthy foods with green markets setting up, and organic foods being sold in supermarkets. Food choices are important to health and superfoods contain nutrients essential to good health. There are many of them and if you can add them to your regular diet, you'll be able to maintain good health. Here are four superfoods to add to your diet.
Type 2 diabetes can lead to a number of different complications throughout your body. When blood sugar is high for a long period of time, the high blood sugar level actually damages your blood vessels. The high blood sugar level is also guilty of damaging nerve fibers throughout the body. These are the main causes of diabetes complications like vision loss.
Diabetic wounds can be difficult to treat and heal slowly. If left untreated, they can become life threatening. Unfortunately some fifteen percent of diabetics will develop open sores on their body, mostly on their lower legs and feet.
While there are worse medical conditions out there, there is no doubt that diabetes can have quite a negative impact on your life. It can remove a lot of the freedom that you used to have. It may require you to have to have a much more strict diet. You will have to make sure that your blood sugar stays low, etc. Some of the changes that people with diabetes have to undergo are very good. It's just a shame that it took diabetes to bring out that change in behaviour and habit.
As a Type 2 diabetic, you are aware what you eat makes a big difference in controlling your blood sugar. When you take part in physical activity or exercise, after a few months your metabolism actually changes, and you burn more calories all through the day. When you exercise on a regular basis, you may also have less trouble changing your eating style.
Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is a well-known side effect from using the common diabetes treatment that is injectable insulin. But what is less known is by taking this medication you could be hindering your successful weight loss. Weight loss is vital for successfully managing your Type 2 diabetes...
Living well with diabetes might sound intimidating. It doesn't have to be. Here are a few quick tips to help you manage this disease.
What do you do when you start feeling a little peckish between meals? As a type 2 diabetic you cannot give yourself a boost with a bar of chocolate, a few sweets or a sticky bun. Here are a few suggestions.
Type 2 diabetes was once considered a disease that didn't strike the young and only the over 45's. That has changed dramatically in recent years as due to a consequence of increased obesity and inactivity, this form of diabetes is now affecting young children as well as young adults.
In earlier articles on air pollution and Type 2 diabetes I have referred to studies carried out on this subject. Recent work done at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Switzerland, and other research centers throughout Switzerland and Germany, confirm many of these earlier studies. The Swiss study, reported on in the journal Environment International in June 2014 included 6,392 participants between 29 and 73 years of age. Concentrations of air pollution particles less than 10 micrometers wide and nitrogen dioxide in the air around the homes of these participants were estimated.
It has been revealed the plastic chemical BPA can increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and it seems the body fluids of Australians are laced with BPA says a researcher. "There is strong evidence supporting the fact BPA increases the risk of diabetes developing in mice, monkeys and rats." said Professor Dianna Magliano ahead of a talk at the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Professor Magliano is analysing urine samples from 3000 Australians to find whether the presence of BPA in urine can predict people's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes over time.
Both men and women who have diabetes can experience sexual problems. Men with diabetes may experience erectile dysfunction, which is the inability to have an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.
One overlooked way to help reverse Type 2 diabetes without drugs is to neutralize and eliminate the damage done by free-radical toxins by using antioxidant foods and supplements. Free radicals are molecules that damage the body's cells. Making sure you eat an antioxidant rich diet is one of the top ways to combat disease, keep your immune system strong, and simply feel better on a day to day basis.
When most people with Type 2 diabetes - and probably most people in general, are tested with a simple blood test, they come up low on vitamin D. Just so you know, some of the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include muscle aches, muscle weakness, fatigue, and bone pain.
Losing weight is important if you have Type 2 diabetes. But are you struggling to lose those last 10 pounds? If you feel like no matter how hard you try to lose weight, you just can't move any closer to your end goal, your metabolism may be to blame.
Many studies have revealed eating a diet rich in whole grains and fiber may help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by as much as 42 percent. Fiber will not raise your blood sugar but it will help control spikes. An excellent source of both whole grains and fiber is heart-healthy oatmeal. It's packed with soluble fiber which slows the absorption of sugar from the food in your stomach - keeping your blood sugar levels stable. Oatmeal is a fantastic option for your breakfast meal - it's high in fiber, low in sugar, and even offer a slight dose of protein as well. The problem? Most people despise the taste.
Being high in fiber and therefore filling, fruit and vegetables play a central role in a low-GI diet plan. In addition they protect you against disease, they are bursting with nutrients that will give you a glow of good health. As a Type 2 diabetic, one of the healthiest fruits you could be consuming in your diet is the blueberry. Blueberries are also sometimes referred to as a 'brain berry' because they have a very positive impact on your mind and memory health. In addition to that, they also contain a wide array of antioxidants to help to fend off disease and ensure you are feeling as best as you possibly can.
A blood glucose meter is a gadget use for medicinal reasons that aides in deciding the glucose content in the blood. This gadget is basically used by individuals experiencing diabetes and hypoglycemia. The methodology of observing the glucose content in the blood is carried out by pricking the skin to get a little measure of blood; the blood is then put in a disposable strip that the meter peruses to compute the glucose level.
Anyone diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is vulnerable to depression to begin with, so being made to feel like a pincushion should not have to be a part of their care. Fortunately your blood is not the only area of your body where sugar can be detected, and researchers are now finding ways of measuring it without the painful and tiresome pinpricks.
Becoming more physically active is a lifestyle choice that will help you lower and control your blood sugar. This aspect of self-management of your Type 2 diabetes may also help you lose weight and achieve better health. With the summer months around the corner, many of you may be wishing you could break free from the confines of the gym and take in what these warmer months have to offer. And, you definitely can.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is classified among anxiety disorders. Anyone who has been in a situation in which they were harmed or threatened can still feel threatened after the actual danger is over and done with. Living with anxiety can set off a 'fight or flight' response, in which stress hormones such as cortisol can raise blood sugar levels.
With good self-management you can keep your blood sugar and Type 2 diabetes under control. With the temperature rising, you might be looking for some food options to help you cool your body down and satisfy your sweet tooth without raising your blood sugar. In previous years, the choice may have been clear - a scoop or two of ice cream is what you typically went in for.
In diabetes, there is no such thing as a small or a big wound. In people who have high blood sugar levels, not only does it take more time for the wounds to heal, but wounds also tend to get worse quickly without any warning.
If you have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes you may need to make changes in your life that may feel overwhelming. But the first step to take to control your blood sugar is to change your eating style. You don't have to eat different foods than everyone else or eat special diabetic only foods. Following a healthy meal plan,eating at consistent times, and eating a variety of healthy foods, will help keep your blood sugar steady, and you may even be able to reverse your diabetes. Scientific evidence proves controlling your diabetes is the key to avoiding long-term health problems.