The Key that Helped Me Beat Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes – Orthotic Treatment for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Foot ulcers are among the commonest complications of diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, United States, 60 percent of foot amputations in the US occur in people with diabetes. Eighty-five percent of those amputations were preceded by foot ulcers. Controlling blood sugar levels and good foot hygiene are important for preventing diabetic foot ulcers.

Type 2 Diabetes – Why Is It Crucial For Diabetics to Lose Weight?

If you are a Type 2 diabetic and overweight, it’s certainly something you must take seriously. Your weight plays a major factor in many aspects of your health. Why is it crucial for diabetics to lose weight?

Type 2 Diabetes – Does Drinking Coffee Help Prevent Kidney Disease in Diabetes?

Kidney disease in diabetes, or diabetic nephropathy, is one of the more serious complications of the condition. Recent studies have shown drinking coffee could have some protective effect against Type 2 diabetes and appears to influence kidney function. According to a study reported on in the Korean Journal of Family Medicine in July 2013, coffee-drinking could confer some protection against diabetic nephropathy.

Type 2 Diabetes – Reasons To Avoid Tanning Beds If You Are a Diabetic

Some people tan very easily in the sun after only a short period of time. Others tend to burn. Many people use tanning salons and beds to develop an artificial tan due to lack of time, or for personal preference. Here are a few reasons to consider before tanning if you suffer from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes…

Type 2 Diabetes – Research Into the Link Between High Blood Pressure and Diabetes

A new study from Federico II University Hospital in Naples, Italy, shows high blood pressure could be a possible cause of Type 2 diabetes. The study, reported on in the European Heart Journal July 2013, looked at patients with heart disease and blood vessel disease caused by high blood pressure, and compared their rate of development of diabetes with patients without damage caused by high blood pressure.

Why Should Diabetics Exercise?

Diabetes is a chronic disease involving abnormalities in the body’s ability to use sugar. In healthy people, the hormone insulin is secreted by the pancreas in response to carbohydrates absorbed into the blood stream, usually in the form of glucose, through normal digestion. Insulin has been referred to as the key that unlocks the cells which allows glucose to be taken up into muscle and other cells in the body, which in turn, lowers your blood glucose level circulating in your blood. Glucose taken up by the cells is then used for normal metabolism, stored as glycogen, (primarily in the cells of the liver and muscles and functions as the secondary long-term energy storage,) or it is converted into fat (the primary energy storage), otherwise known as adipose tissue, for later use. Diabetes is diagnosed when the body either has an inability to make insulin, or the cells have an inability to act in response to insulin (insulin insensitivity).

Type 2 Diabetes – Common Diabetes Myths

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases across the globe. The number of new cases being diagnosed each and every year makes it more of an epidemic than just a mere disease. The fact that more and more younger adults are developing diabetes is even more shocking. But even with so much publicity being focused on diabetes there are still many things that most people might not know about the condition. Here are some common myths associated with Type 2 diabetes…

Type 2 Diabetes – Is There a Connection Between Depression and Gestational Diabetes?

Being diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy presents risks for both mothers and their babies. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, United States, compared women with and without depression to discover whether depression could be associated with Gestational diabetes.

Upscale Your Greens

An easy fun recipe to upscale a leafy green side dish. Diabetic, Vegan and Vegetarian friendly with a few taste twists.

Type 2 Diabetes – What You Should Know About Pre-Diabetes

What is pre-diabetes? It is a warning: a wake-up call. It means you are on the road to developing full-blown Type 2 diabetes unless you make changes in your lifestyle. How sure is this prediction? Enough that it cannot be ignored… the sign or prediction is so big, it’s hard to ignore. Pre-diabetes means you are showing some classic symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, but you have not been diagnosed with the full-blown disease yet.

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