Dinner + Dessert – Still Blood Sugar Stays Low!

Type 2 Diabetes – Dietary Fiber and It’s Effect on Insulin Sensitivity

According to a study completed at KRIEM, the Kuopio Research Institute of Exercise Medicine in Finland and the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio – Finland, dietary fiber could be helpful in lowering insulin resistance, the hallmark of Type 2 diabetes. The study, reported on in the British Journal of Nutrition in September 2014, looked at 4 day dietary records, fitness, insulin sensitivity, and the disposition index, a measure combining insulin sensitivity with insulin secretion.

Type 2 Diabetes – Figuring Out What Food Labels Really Mean, Part 2

Are you confused by food labels? Don’t feel alone – many people don’t understand all the information on food labels. In fact, there are currently some proposed changes to food labels that may make them easier to understand. Besides serving size, carbohydrates and protein, which were covered in Part 1, here are some additional tips to help you get the information you need from food labels…

Type 2 Diabetes – Are Oxytocin Levels Lower in Diabetics?

Oxytocin is an interesting hormone made in your brain and secreted into the blood by the pituitary gland. It is associated with feeling happy, with bonding, trust, food, childbirth, and nursing. Research shows, at least in rats, oxytocin is associated with weight loss. Researchers at the Affiliated Hospital of Jiangsu University, in Jiangsu, China, compared oxytocin levels in normal weight and also obese individuals with and without Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – Figuring Out What Food Labels Really Mean, Part 1

Nutrition is a big part of your life when you have Type 2 diabetes. It’s something you probably think about a lot as you plan meals and select food. Reading food labels can help you decide what to eat. But food labels contain lots of information and it can be hard to decode them and find out what you want to know. Here are some tips for reading food labels and getting the facts you need to help you decide what to eat…

Type 1 Vs Type 2 Diabetes: What’s the Difference?

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to diabetes. One of the biggest sources of confusion is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This article attempts to shed some light on this and clear up some of the confusion.

Type 2 Diabetes – Are There Benefits to Joining A Diabetes Support Group?

Dealing with Type 2 diabetes can feel overwhelming. The condition affects many areas of your life as it takes daily maintenance to stay healthy. Having a good support system can help you deal with diabetes. Friends and family members can be good sources of support, and peer support groups are another option. If you’ve ever wanted to share your thoughts with other Type 2 diabetics and give and receive support, a group of this type may be for you.

Type 2 Diabetes – Will Eating Asparagus Help Fight Diabetes?

All of the studies on Type 2 diabetes emphasize simple and modest lifestyle changes pay off with big dividends. Eating a nutritious diet low in calories, fat, and saturated fat, choosing more vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, lean meats, low-fat dairy products and unsaturated fats, increasing your fiber intake to 30 grams a day, reducing your intake of sugar, and engaging in moderate-intensity physical activity, are some of the specific lifestyle changes diabetics are encouraged to make. Are you looking to ramp up the nutrition of your diet? If so, you need to make sure you are eating plenty of fresh vegetables each and every day. Vegetables are perhaps the healthiest of all foods you can consume and will not only help keep your weight in check, but disease at bay.

Type 2 Diabetes – Decreasing the Risk of Heart Attack

Heart and blood vessel disease is a concern for anyone who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and their healthcare teams. According to the Hoorn Study carried out on the general population in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Type 2 diabetes and blood vessel disease act synergistically to cause heart attacks. The study, reported on in the journal Hypertension in September 2014, included 445 participants – 23 percent with Type 2 diabetes, and 28 percent with slightly elevated blood sugar levels. During the 7.6 years from commencement of the study, 106 participants had heart attacks…

Type 2 Diabetes – Is Jogging Or Cycling Best To Boost Your Cardiovascular System?

Individuals with Type 2 diabetes have two to three times the risk of dying prematurely of heart disease or stroke compared to nondiabetic individuals, and 55 percent of deaths in diabetics are caused by cardiovascular disease. In view of this it is very important for diabetics to be regularly screened for factors linked to atherosclerosis. Are you looking to boost your cardiovascular fitness level but aren’t sure which form of exercise is going to best do the job? In the war of cardio machines, it’s often the treadmill and bike that face-off, head to head. Which one will win this race?

Type 2 Diabetes – Why You Should Strength Train As You Become Older

Are you seeing the years go by and wondering what you can do to boost your health and fitness level? As someone who has Type 2 diabetes, chances are good you are much more aware of your daily choices than many non-diabetics are. You must monitor your food intake to ensure stable blood sugar levels and pay attention to your activity level to ensure you keep both your weight and blood sugar in a stable and healthy range. But, are you doing everything to maximize your physical fitness? As you become older – to 50 and beyond, strength training is going to become even more important than ever before.

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