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3 Signs of Juvenile Diabetes

My friend Mark was a good deal overweight. He played blues guitar professionally, so was out late most nights and did not live the healthiest of lifestyles. He had no idea what the signs of juvenile diabetes were, so when he started to exhibit them, he was somewhat puzzled.

Blood Sugar Management: How to Get Your Blood Sugar Back to Normal

Diabetes is considered as a lifestyle disease. Though hereditary to a large extent, it is mostly acquired. Sedentary lifestyle, obesity or overweight and stress are major factors that lead to high blood sugar levels. Better stress management and more exercise to burnout unwanted fat are some ways to control. Stress management can be done in several ways. Read more..

Type 2 Diabetes – What The Diabetes Prevention Program Could Mean For You

Since Type 2 diabetes has been on the rise in America, doctors and scientists have been interested in finding the absolutely best way to prevent developing this disease. Lifestyle interventions, such as increasing physical activity and losing weight, have been shown to be able to prevent diabetes. Metformin, an oral medication that helps control blood sugar levels, has also been shown to be effective. Researchers conducted a large study to see which is more effective – lifestyle intervention or metformin. The study enrolled over 3,000 people. They were divided into three groups – one group completed the lifestyle intervention, a second group took metformin, and the third group took a placebo.

Type 2 Diabetes – Preparing For The Holiday Eating Season

It might be tempting for people with Type 2 diabetes to imagine simply taking their prescribed medications or injecting insulin will take care of their health issue. But diabetes is a disease for which medication alone is not enough. Type 2 diabetes needs to be supported by a healthy diet, exercise and the appropriate medications. Right from the time of diagnosis, you have been eating healthy foods and taking in more exercise. But what do you do when it comes to the holiday season? ‘Holiday Eating Season’ – while it may not be an official term, you can rest assured there is such a thing. From late fall into the new year, you are going to have eating-focused event after event.

Dangerous Signs and Symptoms of Sugar Diabetes

The symptoms of sugar diabetes are many. Some are so subtle, you might not even notice them. All of them may indicate something serious you might need to pay special attention to.

3 Dangerous Symptoms of Sugar Diabetes

Recognizing the symptoms of sugar diabetes might save your life. Some of these symptoms are very subtle, so it’s important to pay attention to what your body is telling you.

Type 2 Diabetes – The Tobacco and Prediabetes Connection in Young Adults

Smoking is a risk factor for prediabetes, or slightly elevated blood sugar levels. Why this is remains to be discovered. Scientists at University Hospital in Basel and other research institutions in Switzerland, compared smoking and prediabetes in young adults to learn whether nicotine dependence could be a factor in the development of the condition. Their study, reported on in the Swiss Medicine Weekly in October 2014, included 2142 non-obese individuals without diabetes, between 25 and 41 years of age. It was found…

Type 2 Diabetes – What Happens If Your Blood Sugar Is Not Managed Well?

Managing Type 2 diabetes is a challenge for many people. Good management involves meal planning, exercising, blood sugar testing, doctor’s visits, and sometimes insulin injections and oral diabetes medications. But there are definite benefits to getting in the habit of managing your diabetes well. There are definitely serious complications associated with Type 2 diabetes if the disease is not managed well. Some of the serious complications include cardiovascular disease, amputation, and blindness.

Type 2 Diabetes – Who You Need To Help You Come To Terms With Your Diabetes Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes usually means making many changes to your life. One of the changes you will need to deal with is the number of health professionals you’ll work with. Your primary diabetes doctor will help you build a health care team to coordinate your care and help you get the most out of the health care system. A health care team usually consists of at least a primary diabetes doctor, nurse educator, and a registered dietitian. You may also work with a pharmacist, foot doctor, or eye doctor. If you haven’t worked with these health professionals before, here’s what you can expect…

Type 2 Diabetes – Overcoming Gym Fear For Woman With Diabetes

If you’re a female with Type 2 diabetes looking to get healthier, lower your blood sugar and shed a few pounds or gain more muscle strength, chances are you’re thinking about signing up to a local gym. You want to get in there, do some strength training and get your cardio work in. But, you’re feeling a little anxious – you’re worried what other people will think of you as you are a little overweight. You’re worried about exercising in the company of men and you may be worried you just won’t know what to do when you get to the gym and suffer embarrassment from this. If these are all thoughts running through your mind, rest easy – they are all easily overcome.

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