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Type 2 Diabetes – Can Exercise Help Curb Your Appetite?

Weight control, insulin sensitivity, and maintaining blood sugar levels are important ways of keeping Type 2 diabetes under control. All are tied to appetite control and a healthy meal plan. Researchers at the University of Missouri in Columbia, United States, tested what effect exercise had on the appetite in Type 2 diabetics. Their study reported on in the Medical Science and Sports Exercise in August 2015 included 12 obese participants diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – The Lean Diabetic

A common misconception regarding Type 2 diabetes is all diabetics are overweight. It is true in most cases, those with Type 2 diabetes are either obese or overweight, and that’s because central obesity is one of the primary causes of diabetes. But we must remember it’s not the only cause. Diet plays a major role and so do your physical activity levels. Although not fully understood, family history and ethnicity also determine your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes as you age. Though you shouldn’t worry about the latter factors. Worry about what you can control.

Type 2 Diabetes – Are Total Saturated Fats A Predictor for High Blood Sugar?

High amounts of fatty acids and abnormal proportions of fatty acids are present in the bloodstream of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, Finland, carried out work to determine whether amounts and proportions of blood fats could be used to predict high blood sugar levels and development of Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – When Is The Best Time for Diabetics to Exercise?

Exercising, along with meal planning, weight loss, insulin injections and/or oral diabetes medications, is an important part of Type 2 diabetes management. Exercise benefits Type 2 diabetics in several ways – when you exercise, your body can move sugar from the blood to the working muscles without the use of insulin. Over time, exercise can also make you more receptive to insulin. And if you need to lose weight, exercise combined with healthy eating is the best way to do it. You may be wondering when the best time to exercise is. Should you work out before work, over your lunch break, or in the evening?

Type 2 Diabetes – Do You Get the Amount of Sleep You Need to Help Control Your Blood Sugar? Part 2

Getting enough sleep is an important part of managing Type 2 diabetes. When you don’t sleep enough, your body produces too much cortisol, the stress hormone. High cortisol levels contribute to insulin resistance and high blood sugar levels. Too little sleep also causes the hormone ghrelin, an appetite stimulant, to increase so you’ll be more likely to overeat. And when you’re awake when you should be sleeping, you crave more salty, fatty, carbohydrate-rich foods. Overall, it pays to get enough sleep! Here are more tips to help you regularly get enough sleep…

Carb Restricted Diets And Diabetes

Just like one can find more than one method to shed weight, one can find several diet plans to control diabetes. Of the numerous choices, low-carbohydrate diet programs have been used the longest, and over time substantial studies have shown their success in managing blood sugar amounts. Nevertheless, they really are still debatable.

Type 2 Diabetes – You Can Prevent Heart and Blood Vessel Disease by Controlling the Risk Factors

One of the most serious complications of Type 2 diabetes is heart and blood vessel disease. Several risk factors for both diabetic and nondiabetic individuals are known. Investigators at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, United States, and various other research centers in the USA and Mexico, looked at several risk factors to learn whether controlling them all at once could reduce the chances of developing heart disease.

Type 2 Diabetes – Do You Get The Amount of Sleep You Need to Help Control Your Blood Sugar?

In today’s fast-paced society, many adults don’t get the amount of sleep their body needs. This has many effects on your health, ranging from psychiatric problems to obesity. But research is now showing another result of a lack of sleep is poor insulin sensitivity. This means not getting enough sleep leads to a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and for those who already have diabetes, it causes impaired blood sugar control. Here’s how it works…

Type 2 Diabetes – Recommended Weight Gain During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and have never had diabetes, it’s possible during your pregnancy you could develop a form of diabetes called Gestational diabetes. This form of diabetes presents special challenges on the way to producing a healthy newborn. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has established guidelines for the healthy amount of weight gain during pregnancy. Investigators at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA, carried out a study to learn just how important the guidelines are in women who have been diagnosed with diabetes during their pregnancy. Their study, reported on in the American Journal of Perinatology in June 2014, included 635 women with Gestational diabetes…

Type 2 Diabetes – Three Low Carb Diet Myths You Don’t Want To Fall For

So you’ve decided to take steps to improve your eating plan and are now considering what type of diet to go on to improve your blood sugar levels. Low carb diets may be calling to you as they often promise relatively fast results and as someone who is looking to prevent or control your high blood sugar levels, these seem like a great fit. You might have some beliefs about these diets that make you question the taste of the food you need to eat. Should you go on a low carb diet?

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