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Type 2 Diabetes – Helping to Prevent Chronic Kidney Disease in Children

According to research reported from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA, mothers can start working to prevent their children developing chronic kidney disease before they are born… or even conceived. Chronic kidney disease is a slowly progressive condition in which the kidneys gradually lose their ability to filter excess water and wastes from the blood. This can result in fatigue, loss of appetite, weak bones, anemia, high blood pressure, and heart problems. The condition can eventually lead to kidney failure and the need for dialysis or kidney transplant. Most cases are caused by diabetes or high blood pressure.

Type 2 Diabetes – Will My Child Develop Diabetes Because I Have The Disease?

As a parent with Type 2 diabetes, you may have concerns your children will also develop the disease. While some risk factors for diabetes are inherited and can’t be changed, there are several causes of this form of diabetes you can do something about. Find out more about what you can do to help your child live a healthy life and decrease their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – Which Type of Carbohydrate Will Help Control Blood Sugar Spikes?

As a Type 2 diabetic, there is no doubt you hear a lot about carbohydrates and how and when to eat them. But not all carbohydrates are created equal. There are three basic types of carbohydrates – sugars, starches, and fibers. Sugars are also called simple carbohydrates, while starches and fibers are considered complex carbohydrates. Each of these types of carbohydrate act differently in your body.

Type 2 Diabetes – Drinking Alcohol and Your Blood Sugar Levels

Living with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes means you will be paying a lot of attention to what you eat. It’s important to know how different foods will affect your blood sugar. So, what about alcohol? Can you drink it, and does it affect your blood sugar?

Diabetes And Pregnancy!

Gestational diabetes is diabetes that happens for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Though it goes away when the woman gives birth to her baby, chances of its recurrence are always there.

Mixing Alcohol and Diabetes

Most of us enjoy a social drink now and then. Indeed, some of us have had more intimate experiences with alcohol. But is it OK to mix diabetes and alcohol?

Type 2 Diabetes – Weight Loss Alone Is Not Enough To Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

Losing weight is always recommended for overweight and obese individuals with (and without) Type 2 diabetes. According to a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine in July 2013, more than just weight loss is required to lower the risk of developing heart and blood vessel disease. The Look AHEAD Research Group of the National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C., United States, performed a massive interventional lifestyle study with Type 2 diabetic volunteers, comparing low-calorie diet and exercise with usual treatment given to determine which could be more effective in preventing heart disease and strokes.

Type 2 Diabetes – Common Diabetes Myths!

If you have Type 2 diabetes you may hear lots of different information from various sources about managing your condition. But not everything you hear might be true! Here are some common diabetes myths that have been passed down, and the accurate information you need to know.

Type 2 Diabetes – Are Diets High in Cholesterol Responsible for the Development of Diabetes?

Some foods, such as meat, are known to be associated with a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Investigators at Ochanomizu University and other research centers in Japan looked at studies of high cholesterol consumption to discover whether diets high in cholesterol could be associated with the development of Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – How to Holiday Safely When You Have Diabetes

Traveling can present lots of challenges for people who have been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Eating right or healthily and exercising are very important for managing your diabetes, but they can both be a challenge when you’re on vacation. You will likely be eating different food than you would at home, and you may not have access to your normal exercise routine. Taking diabetes supplies with you and changing time zones can also be difficult. Here are some ideas to help you stay safe and manage your diabetes when you are on vacation…

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