Blood Sugar Test: Bananas vs Candy Bars

Alpha-Lipoic Acid – A Self-Experiment

It is claimed that alpha-lipoic acid (aka thioctic acid) can relieve the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy from which I suffer. As I could not find reputable clinical reports on the Internet I undertook a self-experiment to find out whether these claims have any substance in fact. The results were disappointing.

Type 2 Diabetes – Depression and Mental Decline in Diabetes

People who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes tend to be depressed more than healthy people. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry, depression is not only a problem in itself but can be linked with other mental problems. Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle, United States, tested 2977 diabetics for depression and the presence of mental decline.

Type 2 Diabetes and the Possible Complications

Great responsibility comes to those that are diagnosed with diabetes. It is a lifestyle change that will stay with them for the rest of their lives and never change. There are many medical health conditions that can arise from diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – Pain, Referred Pain and Diabetes

Nobody likes pain and it can occur in any part of your body, at any time. However, pain doesn’t always originate in the spot where you actually feel it. You often get referred pain. This is when a spot feels painful but the pain is being referred from another point in your body.

Apple Cider Vinegar – Is It Beneficial for Diabetics?

Apple cider vinegar is said to be a cure for numerous diseases and troublesome conditions. Most of these claims are not supported by any clinical evidence. It seems, however, that this vinegar may be of use in treating diabetes and related conditions such as obesity, high levels of cholesterol and high blood pressure. But is apple cider vinegar really beneficial?

Food Cravings – Why Are They So Hard to Resist?

Even though I have been beating my diabetes for years by following a healthy diet, I still find that chocolate has an irresistible draw. And some of my siblings are unable to resist cheese of any kind. But why do we crave certain foods? Here’s what I found out through research on the internet.

Handling Thyroiditis With Diabetes

There are two major factors that both diabetes and thyroid disease have in common, and that is they are both related to the endocrine system. When a patient with diabetes is diagnosed with thyroid disease, their blood glucose levels can become harder to control. The purpose of the thyroid is to control the metabolism in the body by releasing a specific hormone. When too much of the hormone is produced, you get hyperthyroidism and your metabolism speeds up. If you get too little of the hormone, it slows down, which is hypothyroidism.

Children and Type One Diabetes

Although type one diabetes is found in adults, it is most common in children and at one time was known as juvenile diabetes. In this type of diabetes, the pancreas does not make insulin which the body needs in order to function properly. This means that your child will need to take insulin for the rest of their lives, unlike other forms of diabetes. They will be dependent upon insulin shots forever in order to live a healthy life.

Type 2 Diabetes – Should You Drink Alcohol As a Diabetic?

Technically speaking, it’s not a good idea to drink alcohol at all. Alcohol is a poison to your system, and when you already have a serious health problem such as Type 2 diabetes, you would not want to go and exacerbate your symptoms by drinking alcohol. Drinking alcohol can interfere with any medication you may be taking – even medication such as insulin,

Understanding Insulin Use to Control Diabetes

For a person with diabetes, it is essential they use insulin to control the sugar, or glucose, which is in the blood. Insulin comes from various sources such as pork, or is created genetically. The classification of insulin is done by how quickly it works. This is judged by determining when the highest amount of insulin is in the blood and the period of time that it lasts.

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