The Need for Diabetes Awareness
Diabetes awareness should begin at a young age. ‘Today’s child shouldn’t become tomorrow’s diabetic’. Children spend so much of their time on gaming devices, television, and cell-phones that their time spent on outdoor activities is limited. Availability of convenient fast foods has added to the problem. This has led to the rise in cases of childhood obesity- a factor that could lead to diabetes in the future. We can save our future by inculcating good eating habits in our kids, encouraging them to participate in sports and outdoor hobbies that will give them an ample amount of physical activity.Type 2 Diabetes – Long-Term Diabetic Complications to Avoid
Having uncontrolled high blood sugar is hard on your body. The extra sugar in your bloodstream damages your blood vessels and nerves over time, and can lead to complications in many parts of your body. From head to toe, here are some of the possible complications Type 2 diabetes can cause…Spirituality and Coping With Diabetes
There has been a paradigm shift in way diabetes has been managed over the past few decades, right from simple instructions such as “avoid sugar” and take one’s medicines on time to a much comprehensive approach that involves exercise, reduction in stress and the need to have personalised meal plans. Diabetes management guidelines, as recommended by the American Diabetes Association, reflects a more extensive style that involves looking at the well being of the person as a whole and not just the presence of a specific health condition.Do You Know Your Carbs?
Most of us get at about 50 percent of our energy from the carbohydrates in our food. But what are they and what is the difference between carbs and sugar? And how do carbohydrates affect our efforts to control or reverse our diabetes?Type 2 Diabetes – Using the Australian Dietary Guidelines Index for the Prevention of Diabetes
According to the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health, following the Australian Dietary Guidelines Index is a good way to help lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales and the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, compared the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes over a period of six years in women with nutritionally sound diets with those consuming poorer diets.Type 2 Diabetes – How To Adopt A Low Carb Diet The Smart Way
Want to see success with your fat loss efforts? If you’ve just become aware you have Type 2 diabetes – or you’ve been struggling with fat loss for quite some time, getting down to a healthy body weight is one of the top must-do factors for successfully leading a healthier lifestyle. In your search for a diet to follow, you might come across all the lower carb diets that are out there today. Without a doubt, diet is the keystone of diabetes control. But, how can you transition to one of these healthy diets successfully?Type 2 Diabetes – Does Adding Magnesium Improve Blood Sugar and Insulin Sensitivity in Diabetics?
Information on magnesium supplementation for Type 2 diabetes has been questionable. Researchers at the Mexican Institute of Social Safety in Tabasco and other institutions in Tobasco and Durango, Mexico, carefully designed a study to resolve the question of whether magnesium supplementation could be helpful in controlling Type 2 diabetes in diabetics who had normal magnesium levels. The study, reported on in the journal Magnesium Research in September 2014, included 98 participants diagnosed with full-blown Type 2 diabetes.Type 2 Diabetes – Tips for Changing the Way You Eat
Changing the way you eat isn’t easy. You’ve likely formed some habits over your lifetime that influence what, when, and how much you eat. But if you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, it may be time to make some changes in order to manage your blood sugar levels and prevent further complications developing. If you know what changes you need to make but are having a hard time making them, here are some tips for changing the way you eat. First, it can be helpful to think about how ready you are to make a change. Depending on what stage you’re in, there are different strategies you can use to help you change…Type 2 Diabetes – To Snack or Not!
If you’ve ever felt confused about what you should eat for snacks – or whether you should eat them at all – don’t feel alone! There’s some conflicting advice out there on whether it’s better to eat every few hours, and include snacks in your eating plan, or only eat a few meals a day and totally avoid snacks. As a Type 2 diabetic, a large concern is keeping your blood sugar level steady throughout the day. Therefore, it’s better for Type 2 diabetics to eat every few hours, with an eating plan that includes both snacks and meals.Type 2 Diabetes – Should You Use Meal Replacement Shakes?
If you’re someone who’s busy and always on the run, you may not have time to prepare your five to six mini-meals per day. You know as someone who is suffering from Type 2 diabetes however, eating regularly throughout the day is going to be a must to help maintain stable blood sugar. If you don’t ensure you are taking in regular doses of food, you are much more likely to suffer from blood sugar high’s and crashes, leaving you feeling weak, miserable, and potentially putting you in great danger as well. So all of this may have you questioning whether you should use a meal replacement shake