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Diabetes

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Control Your Sugar Level Now

Diabetes is a metabolic condition, which is characterized by pathological changes with regard to insulin metabolism and blood sugar levels. All over the world, there are millions of people who suffer from this chronic disorder, requiring permanent treatment (often in the form of insulin shots). There are several types of diabetes, each with its own manifestations, but all require careful monitoring of blood sugar levels and adequate management/treatment. Main diabetes types – type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes Type 1, also known as juvenile diabetes, is an autoimmune condition. What happens is that the overactive immune system attacks the pancreas, affecting insulin production. This causes people to become dependent on artificial insulin. Type 2, more commonly referred to as diabetes mellitus, affects the use of insulin...

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Is The Keto Diet Safe for Someone with Diabetes Type 2?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Type 2 diabetes is a condition affecting blood sugar levels that can be managed by following a healthful diet and maintaining a healthy weight. People who are obese can reduce their risk of developing diabetes by eating a balanced, nutritious diet. Following a diet that is full of vitamins and minerals and low in added sugars and unhealthful fats can help people to lose some of the extra weight. People who lose 5-10 percent of their body weight can lower their risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent. For people with diabetes or people with pre-diabetes, losing the same amount of body weight can help provide a noticeable improvement in blood sugar. For some people, the ketogenic diet is an effective way to control their diabetes. It...

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How to Naturally Help Manage Your Diabetes

Over the past few decades, the prevalence of conditions such as diabetes and cancer have increased. Even though there have been major medical advances in the treatment of these conditions, it has led many people to wonder if there are healthier alternatives that can treat these diseases or prevent them in the first place. Diabetes, in particular, diabetes type two, can be helped by trying to change your lifestyle and improve the food you eat. Here are some natural ways to help to manage your diabetes. Learning About Diabetes It is important that you understand how diabetes affects you and what you need to do to make the condition manageable. The first step, however, is to get a diagnosis from a doctor if you feel that something...

5 Best Food Choices for People with Diabetes

Foods for Diabetics: 5 Best Food Choices for People with Diabetes

By Athena Philis-Tsimikas, M.D. Living with type 2 diabetes means making smart choices for meals, snacks, and beverages — especially if you are also trying to lose or maintain your weight. You may often feel as though you are given a long list of foods to avoid and a short list of recommended ones. Instead of restricting yourself to certain foods, think in broader terms. The following five tips can serve as general guidelines to help you make smart choices while still leaving you a number of options. 1. Opt for Whole Grains Fiber is the big benefit of whole grains — it helps keep blood sugar levels steady, helps with digestion, and fills you up faster so you’re less likely to overeat. In addition, research has shown that...

What Is Diabetes

What Is Diabetes And How To Control It?

Diabetes is a serious health condition characterized by an extremely high level of glucose or sugar in the blood. This disease strikes when the body’s ability to use the blood sugar deteriorates or when the body is not able to use the sugar level properly. The worst part is that high glucose levels in the body can cause some really serious health complications in the long run. Which means, the earlier diabetes gets treated the better it will be for the body. Two types of diabetes -   Type 1 and Type 2 – exist and both are different to each other and are caused by entirely different factors. However, both need immediate treatment and proper care to not let health problems cripple the body. This disease...

5 Shocking Symptoms Of Diabetes

By KAREN CICERO Not every case of type 2 diabetes symptoms presents the obvious—unquenchable thirst, nonstop bathroom trips, and numbness in your hands or feet. Look out for these other subtle signs that something may be amiss with your blood sugar. 1. You've noticed unpleasant skin changes Dark, velvety patches in the folds of skin, usually on the back of the neck, elbows, or knuckles, are often an early warning sign of too-high blood sugar levels and diabetes symptoms. Although genetics or hormonal conditions can cause the skin disorder, called acanthosis nigricans, "when I notice the patches, the first thing I do is test my patient's blood sugar," says Sanjiv Saini, MD, a dermatologist in Edgewater, Maryland. "High insulin levels promote the growth of skin cells, and melanin, a...

Want to Delay or Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

By Athena Philis-Tsimikas, M.D. If you are among the one in three adults who has prediabetes, meaning your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes, are you destined to develop diabetes? The answer, fortunately, is no. While it is true that prediabetes is likely to become full-blown diabetes within 10 years, taking active steps to change your health now can delay or even prevent type 2 diabetes in the future. Changing Your Health Starts With Changing Your Lifestyle For many of us, that’s easier said than done. This is where a diabetes prevention lifestyle change program recognized by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) can make a difference. Designed specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes, these structured programs are led by trained lifestyle coaches:...