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Diabetes Statistics – Reliable Numbers

Diabetes is one of the most common non-communicable diseases in the world. It is a leading cause of death in advanced nations and is developing into an epidemic in emerging economies. But how prevalent is it and are the statistics on diabetes reliable?

Type 2 Diabetes – The Importance of a Food Journal

In our fast-paced lives it is very easy to lose track of various items. This is even more true for Type 2 diabetics who have to focus heavily on what they eat, how much of it they eat – and when they eat it. This helps to prove the importance of a food journal. Using one will never leave you guessing again…

Type 2 Diabetes – Managing Diabetes By Preventing Periodontal Disease, Part 4

Type 2 diabetics place a lot of emphasis on their smile, as everyone does – yet many of them still manage to neglect their mouth by not taking adequate care of their teeth as they should. Simply brushing your teeth isn’t enough. When you don’t give your teeth the attention they deserve, you allow periodontal disease to set in. Since this condition can come about very quickly, it is important to understand just how important it is for people dealing with high blood sugar problems to adequately care for their teeth – and their gums.

Type 2 Diabetes – Managing Diabetes By Preventing Periodontal Disease, Part 3

Everyone should be concerned about periodontal disease. But this should be of the utmost importance to Type 2 diabetics who are much more prone to developing the condition due to the way having diabetes and high blood sugar levels encourages it to form. In this third part of the four-part series we give you some helpful ways that you, as a diabetic, can ward off the advances of periodontal disease…

Type 2 Diabetes – Managing Diabetes By Preventing Periodontal Disease, Part 2

Periodontal disease is something everyone has to be leery of. It can lead to teeth becoming loose and eventually even the loss of these teeth if care to correct this condition is not carried out in a timely manner. The first step towards correcting this would be a visit to your dentist as quickly as possible. But preventing periodontal disease is even more important for a person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes because they are more likely to develop problems with their teeth than a non-diabetic.

Type 2 Diabetes – Eating Nuts Daily Will Improve Your Health

Eating nuts has now been associated with a lowered risk for developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In July 2013 the Journal of Research and Medical Science reported on a literary study performed by researchers at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran. Fifty-eight studies were reviewed, and from this information it was concluded that eating plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains, along with a lower intake of red meat could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – Managing Diabetes By Preventing Periodontal Disease, Part 1

When you think of your teeth most people are only concerned about cavities. But this should not be the case for a Type 2 diabetic. Believe it or not, a diabetic’s teeth can tell a great deal about how healthy they are. In this first part of a four-part series we take a look at how you can help keep your blood sugar under control by preventing periodontal disease.

Type 2 Diabetes – 5 Foods Every Diabetic Should Be Eating to Improve Their Health

Whilst there are many healthy foods suitable for diabetics, the foods mentioned below are a shortlist of perhaps the most powerful foods that can help keep your blood sugar under control. To get blood sugar under control and within the normal healthy range is the goal for every single person who is diagnosed as being a prediabetic or a Type 2 diabetic. The difference between the two in a nutshell is a prediabetic is insulin resistant with slightly higher than is considered normal blood sugar on a regular basis.

Type 2 Diabetes – Drugs Will Not Reverse Your Diabetes

Just relying on diabetic medication from your doctor and not addressing the true cause of your Type 2 diabetes, be it your eating plan, smoking, or drinking alcohol, that is keeping your blood sugar constantly high will not help you correctly manage or reverse your Type 2 diabetes. Every diabetic has the possibility of reversing their diagnosis and can go on to live a life free of oral medication and insulin shots once their blood sugar has come back down to a healthy normal level.

Flash Glucose Monitoring

All diabetics know that regularly monitoring the level of glucose in their blood is necessary if they are to control their diabetes, but many find regular testing difficult. A novel monitoring system… flash glucose monitoring… is currently undergoing clinical testing. But what is FGM and will it indeed be an improvement over traditional self-monitoring?

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