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Type 2 Diabetes – Are Pistachio Nuts Effective For Lowering Blood Sugar

In the summer of 2014, the Review of Diabetes Studies reported on research performed on pistachio nuts and Type 2 diabetes at Qom University in Iran. Investigators suspected nuts rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids could help to reduce high blood sugar and improve a diabetic’s metabolism overall.

Type 2 Diabetes – Four Exercise Swaps You Should Make to Improve Your Results

Dozens of studies indicate as rates of Type 2 diabetes and obesity continue to increase, exercise continues to be a fundamental form of therapy. Exercise, except in people who have injuries or severe health problems such as advanced heart disease, is always beneficial no matter what level you can manage. But as you go about your workout routine, it’s important you pay attention to the exercises you are choosing to do. Are they most beneficial for ongoing fat burning results? Could they be holding you back from seeing the success you truly want?

Type 2 Diabetes – The Serious Effect of Low HDL Cholesterol in Diabetics

Heart and blood vessel disease is one of the most serious complications of Type 2 diabetes. Diabetic patients are two and a half times more likely than nondiabetics to have diseases of the heart and blood vessels, including strokes. Strokes occur when a blood vessel supplying oxygen and sugar to the brain either become blocked or bleeds, depriving the brain of oxygen and energy. When a blockage causes a stroke it is called an ischemic stroke. According to an article published in Lipids, Health and Disease in November 2014, scientists at Nanjing University Medical School in China compared the HDL levels in both diabetic patients and nondiabetics to learn how arteries in the brain become blocked. It was found…

Type 2 Diabetes – Perfect These Skills to Help Master Mindful Eating, Part 2

In part one of ‘Perfecting Your Skills to Help Master Mindful Eating’ I covered two of the main skills needed to master this art. By practising mindful eating, you can enter into the final battle round with problematic eating – and win! It is possible with mindful eating to lower your blood sugar, lose weight and even reverse your Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – Perfect These Skills to Help Master Mindful Eating, Part 1

You are the master of your own destiny – and this includes as a Type 2 diabetic tackling your problems with eating and not being able to ditch the junk food for healthy food that you know will help stabilize your blood sugar levels. Without resolving the fact you continue to eat when full, you don’t eat enough, constantly diet, binge when stressed, or use food to resolve emotional issues, and the many problems with food a person can have – your life will forever be mediocre and underwhelming to say the least. It is possible with mindful eating to lower your blood sugar, lose weight and even reverse your Type 2 diabetes.

Deadly Diabetes Rapidly Taking Its Toll on American Children

Statistics in 2012 show an alarming increase in the number of American Children suffering from the deadly Diabetes. However, there seems to be no cure for children as Oral Medicines used effectively for adults do not show any sign of positive reactions in children as in adults.

Type 2 Diabetes – Health Benefits of Goji Berries For Diabetics

Traditional Chinese medicine has long used lyceum barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) to treat high blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes. LBP is one of the chief molecules found in goji berries. Researchers at Southeast University in Nanjing, China, studied LBP as a way of lowering blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes. Their study, reported on in the journal Medical Chemistry in November 2014, included 67 people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. A total of 37 diabetics were given LBP while the rest took a placebo for 3 months. Blood sugar levels went down and HDL levels went up in the group taking LBP. From these results it was concluded LBP might have value when used alongside proven safe and effective antidiabetic medications.

The Devastating Damage Diabetes Causes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that comes with an array of serious health problems. The short list is kidney failure, blindness, loss of limbs and strokes.

Type 2 Diabetes – Eating Wisely Is Your Most Powerful Weapon

Eating wisely is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against Type 2 diabetes. If you look closely at the typical American diet, it’s easy to see why diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Saturated fat and refined sugars make up about a quarter of the average person’s caloric intake. While eating natural foods is imperative to good health, in many cases it’s not enough. You also need to make sure you are taking in a variety of different foods and are getting your individual nutrient needs met.

Type 2 Diabetes – Blood Sugar and Diabetes Mellitus

There are two types of diabetes mellitus (or diabetes), Type 1 and Type 2. The latter is characterized by insulin resistance and is much more common. Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 90% of all cases. Both forms of this disease include a dysfunction in the carbohydrate management systems in the body, which can be diagnosed by chronically high levels of blood sugar. What is blood sugar? You are likely familiar with the fact our bodies rely on sugar for energy. A form of carbohydrate that is ingested through food, our body cells and tissues use glucose as a preferential energy source.

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