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Type 2 Diabetes – What Part Did You Play in Developing Diabetes?

More than 700,000 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in the United States each and every year. Perhaps you are one of the newly diagnosed with many questions. Your diagnosis will more than likely unsettle, upset and frustrate you. It is okay to be concerned, but the last thing you should do is panic. Since you are ultimately in control of your thoughts, you are also in control of your feelings. So make sure you ask yourself the right questions and don’t allow negativity to make the situation worse. One question you may be asking yourself is the following: “Why do I have diabetes? Why me?” Many people feel they have been highly unfortunate as if they have been chosen or destined to be a Type 2 diabetic.

Type 2 Diabetes – Food Choices During the Holidays

“Tis the season for sugary treats.” High blood sugar levels and weight gain are often the price of overindulgence. Germans typically acquire a pound in December and January. Japanese and US Americans typically gain 0.75 pounds. If that doesn’t sound like much, think of gaining a pound every year for the next 30 years. Then add in birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other “exceptional” causes for celebration and the pounds can add up. That extra weight is not so much a function of age as it is of too many calories and not enough physical activity.

Type 2 Diabetes – The Effect of A High Carb Intake on Your Body and Blood Sugar Levels

It is unfortunate Type 2 diabetes has become so prevalent in our society: almost everyone knows someone who has Type 2 diabetes or deals with blood sugar problems in some way. It is an unfortunate reality, but one we must accept nonetheless. Many factors play a role in the development of this form of diabetes. It would not be wise to pinpoint one and say it is the sole cause because there is always something else behind the scenes needing to be considered. For instance, weight gain is known as a primary cause of Type 2 diabetes. But what causes weight gain in the first place? Overeating, physical inactivity, a high sugar intake. These are all factors influencing hyperglycemia and working together to give rise to Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – Looking at Microbes Present in Diabetes and Heart and Blood Vessel Disease

In November of 2016, the Journal of Medicinal Food reported on a study showing people diagnosed with diabetes and/or heart problems, as well as healthy people, have distinctly different types of bacteria predominating in their intestines. Scientists at the University of Agronomic Science and Veterinary Medicine and the University of Bucharest in Romania analyzed the different bacteria taken from the intestines of the three groups.

Type 2 Diabetes – Reversing Diabetes One Step at a Time

Managing Type 2 diabetes is certainly an endeavor and not one to be taken lightly. People diagnosed with high blood sugar levels are in a precarious situation, and that is putting it mildly. But there is no reason to despair. High blood sugar levels and Type 2 diabetes are more than treatable and can be controlled. In the short-term, blood sugar can be monitored and managed to ensure its harshest complications do not become a reality. All it takes is action and awareness. Sadly, this is sorely lacking among many people. But you should not concern yourself with what others are doing. If you have been given a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, you should just focus on your particular case. Don’t worry about other diabetics.

Type 2 Diabetes – The Pros and Cons of Obsessing With Your Health

Food obsession is one thing. Obsessing with your health, however, is another. But do not mistakenly believe it is exclusively bad news. Even though it has a negative connotation, there are advantages to obsessing over your health. Having an obsession with food is often synonymous with food addiction. But in regards to your health, there is a good chance some positives are involved if you are overly concerned about your well-being. Allow us to explain. First, let’s go over the cons of obsessing with your health.

How Exercise Could Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

The management of diabetes is best done through a good diet and plenty of exercise. Exercise helps alter a number of different physiological parameters that can help achieve better blood glucose control and possibly even reverse diabetes. Here are some of the mechanisms involved in achieving diabetes control.

Scared of Christmas?

As a diabetic you should be scared! Yuletide fare is far removed from what you should be eating. Here are a few tips to help you to survive.

Getting Older Quicker

Most of us feel that time seemed to move much slower when we were children and is gradually speeding up as we get older. Why is this? Can we slow time down?

The Easy Way to Lose Weight (and Keep It Off)

A really good tip for losing weight (and keeping it off) is to eat foods that make you feel full quickly and that also contain fewer calories than your usual food… this tip works a treat! It uses a technique known as volumetrics.

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