BEATING DIABETES: What about the Vegans?




Type 2 Diabetes – Add Health-Promoting Vegetables to Your Meals to Help Lower Blood Sugar

It’s not necessarily what you eat that causes Type 2 diabetes, it’s also what you don’t eat. Vegetables are in the food group where the carbohydrate content is very low. They are also high in dietary fiber, which helps to smooth blood sugar peaks associated with food intake. They are also the food group often avoided. Side dishes present a terrific opportunity to add health-promoting vegetables to meals. The trouble is convenience often drives our side dish choices which is why prepackaged potato and rice mixes are on many dinner tables while vegetables are often missing.

Type 2 Diabetes – Four Diabetes Myths You Cannot Forget!

As a Type 2 diabetic, you likely have heard every kind of helpful and not so helpful pieces of information about diabetes, its causes and treatment. And while some of it is true, other things you hear may not be. Here are some common diabetes myths and the truths behind them to help you tell fact from fiction…

Type 2 Diabetes – Which Diabetes Medication Is Best to Lower Blood Sugar and Protect Your Heart?

Metformin is usually considered the drug of choice for new cases of Type 2 diabetes. Some studies have suggested acarbose could be equally effective at lowering blood sugar and protecting the heart from disease. The latest study, published in January 2015, found different results.

Type 2 Diabetes – Are You in Danger of Developing Diabetes?

Over 25 million people in the United States have Type 2 diabetes. But did you know seven million of these people don’t know they have the condition? This form of diabetes can be managed and sometimes even reversed but it’s best to catch it early, before dangerous complications develop. If you’re wondering if you may have Type 2 diabetes or might develop it in the future, answer these questions to learn more about the risk factors for this form of diabetes and what you can do to prevent this disease…

Type 2 Diabetes – Problems of the Eye and Protecting Your Vision

The risk of damage to your vision has lowered considerably with modern diabetes and eye care, however eye problems are a common complication of many Type 2 diabetics with 15 to 20 years of having diabetes. Cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and even blindness can all be caused by high and unstable blood sugar. So it’s important to have your eyes checked regularly to make sure you aren’t developing any of these conditions.

Type 2 Diabetes – Lower Blood Sugar Levels Help Prevent Damaged Nerves

Nerve disease is a complication of Type 2 diabetes that can affect many parts of the body. Damaged nerves can lead to problems with your skin, feet, stomach, bladder, eyes, and more. Learn how to prevent damage to the small blood vessels supplying nutrients to your nerves and avoid developing complications. And if you do have nerve disease, learn what you can do to treat it.

Type 2 Diabetes – The Connection Between Low Levels of Various Amino Acids and Insulin Sensitivity

Some research is so basic it will be some time before it yields practical value, but it is interesting to see what is going on in the field. In November 2014 the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reported on a study of various amino acids, sensitivity to insulin, and the development of Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – Tasty And Healthy Beverages To Have During the Holiday Season

Looking for a beverage to drink during the holiday season that won’t completely derail your diabetic diet plan, raise your blood sugar and increase your weight? If so, you aren’t alone. You’ve worked hard throughout the year, doing everything you can to ensure you maintain as healthy of a diabetic diet as possible. The last thing you want to do now is ruin it on some unfortunate beverage choices. Fortunately, you don’t have to…

Type 2 Diabetes – Spotlight on Low Carbohydrate Non-Starchy Green Beans

Generous amounts of vegetables and fruits are at the very heart of a healthy Type 2 diabetes diet. In fact, no one has anything really bad to say about vegetables and fruits – they will help keep your weight in check and help protect against heart disease, cancer and several other health issues. Why not plan to fill at least half of your plate with vegetables and fruit at each meal? To keep your calories and carbohydrates under control, have plenty of low-carbohydrate non-starchy vegetables.

Type 2 Diabates – Exercise Is Key for Improving Insulin Sensitivity

Exercise is beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes in several ways. Besides helping keep your blood sugar levels under control and helping you lose weight, exercising also can improve insulin sensitivity.

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