Type 2 Diabetes – How to Make Blood Sugar Testing Less Painful
When using a lancet to draw blood and check your blood sugar, the procedure should really not be painful at all. I know many people will be surprised to hear this! If you have developed marks on your finger from drawing blood, have scars and small bruises over the tips of your fingers – then you are not checking your blood sugar correctly. Read on to learn how to make your blood sugar checks pain free, and how to be left wondering if you have even checked your blood sugar at all – as that’s how gentle it should be!Flaxseed – A Super Food?
Its proponents claim that flaxseed can help reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Fact or Fancy? And is flaxseed suitable for type 2 diabetics?Diabetes May Lead to Amputations, Blindness and Other Effects
The effects of diabetes are little known until someone close to a person is diagnosed. Then the message hits home when one or both feet are amputated and/or the victim is blinded by it.Type 2 Diabetes – The Connection Between Insulin Resistance and Coronary Artery Disease
People diagnosed with insulin resistance or prediabetes usually go on to develop full-blown Type 2 diabetes. These particular diabetics often make enough or even more than an average amount of insulin, but their body’s cells are unable to respond to it. In fact, the body’s cells thumb their noses at insulin and refuse to allow the blood sugar in. The sugar then collects in your blood and remains chronically high with fasting blood sugar levels at 126 mg/dL (7 mmol/L) or even higher. Much of the excess sugar in your bloodstream then becomes converted and stored away as cholesterol and triglycerides…Type 2 Diabetes – Does Drinking Green Tea and Coffee Help Prevent Insulin Resistance?
Studies have suggested drinking green tea and coffee help to lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a condition caused by insulin resistance. Investigators have been looking at both beverages and their possible effect upon insulin resistance. Their work has yielded mixed results…Type 2 Diabetes – Does Aerobic Exercise Help In The Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy, the diabetic complication causing numbness or a feeling of pins and needles, is more than just an annoying discomfort. It can make it uncomfortable for diabetics to walk or to work with their hands, and can signal worse to come. Loss of feeling can contribute to falls and injuries and feet can become damaged or infected without the pain that tells their owner that medical attention is needed.Personal Hygiene Tips for the Diabetic
This article contains a few small, every day tips which will make your life easier and may save you from serious problems along the way. Only you know your body so you are the only person who can determine when something is wrong or about to go wrong. A few minutes a day can save you a lot of pain in the future.New Types of Treatments For Type 2 Diabetes
Although several advances have been made on diabetes treatment, apparently, many patients have not made considerable changes in their treatments for the last 10 years. Somehow, there has been a lot of uniformity with drugs such as Metformin and the sulfonylureas (Diabenese Micronase, Amaryl Glynase, DiaBeta and Glucotrol).Type 2 Diabetes – Don’t Believe These Diet And Weight Loss Myths!
If you have received a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis and are trying to diet and/or lose weight to control it, you will probably come across some of these myths. Don’t be fooled into believing them or you could do things not beneficial to your health and, in fact, may do more harm than good.Do You Have High Glucose Contents in Your Blood?
Diabetes is a disease that crawls unto you slowly and silently. Many people live with it for years until it suddenly catches up to them and sends them to the hospital or an intensive care unit. Here are a few common symptoms you must look out for to prevent falling into a diabetic coma that can kill you or damage your liver and kidneys. If you are suffering or have suffered any of these or a combination of them, it is time that you seek medical help and test yourself for diabetes.