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According to the Journal of Dental Practice, February 2017, seeing the dentist twice a year is important for more than oral care. It can indicate the possible presence of Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, and several other research institutions in Brazil compared 116 Type 2 diabetic dental participants with 134 nondiabetic dental participants. Oral problems were seen more often in the people who had a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
I am going to assume you live a busy life and it is difficult to find a chance to do anything not immediately necessary. It is unlikely this assumption is wrong since most adults are occupied with work, friends, and family, or other daily matters. If you are like most, it is hard for you to find time to do anything new, never mind exercise. What you may not know, however, is regularly working out is not just a beneficial activity: it is an essential one. Physical activity is widely neglected despite its importance, which regrettably comes at a steep cost. Don't make this mistake.
Did you know Type 2 diabetes is by far the most common form of diabetes around the world? The prevalence of Type 2 hovers around 90%, meaning most diabetics are dealing with a man-made disease that can be treated and managed. It can also be largely prevented. Unfortunately, prevention is not the norm. Most people become aware of their unnaturally high blood sugar levels when it is too late. It pays to know the risk factors for the devastating health problem that is Type 2 diabetes. If more people were aware, there is much we could do to prevent it developing. Perhaps we would not see such alarming incidence rates. Here is a concise list of the relevant risk factors for Type 2 diabetes...
Type 2 diabetes is a public health problem, the numbers of which are expected to continue increasing. Public health services need to know more about what services will be necessary as the epidemic progresses. Investigators at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia, have developed a way to calculate the rate of development of diabetic retinopathy per year, and to learn how the HbA1c levels were controlled since the disease was first diagnosed. By dividing the amount of retinopathy development by the number of years since Type 2 diabetes was diagnosed, scientists were able to calculate the degree of damage per year. Turning things around the scientists were able to find the level of HbA1c level control throughout the history of all the Type 2 diabetic participants.
No matter your age, sex, or personal background, your health is a prime concern. I hope you have realized this already, which means you have been prompted to act in certain ways. Or, perhaps you are still unaware maintaining your well-being is crucial as you age. There comes a time to ask yourself the right questions. Questions that will shed light as to where your health currently stands and give you a perspective on your future. Health is the number one thing many of us take for granted, which can be a lamentable source of regret no one should be forced to endure. Many people get a surprise when the doctor hands them a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
I'm going to assume you have the intention to lose weight, or that it would benefit you to shed a few pounds. Ideally, it is going to be both assumptions. Which brings me to the following question: how much weight have you lost recently? Now, if you have not had the intention to lose weight, it may seem a ridiculous question to answer. But if you have, you may be about to face an internal conflict: most people are not as successful with weight loss as they would like to be!
A new five-minute urine test can determine the nutritional quality of your diet. The test gives an indication of how much protein, sugar, fat, and fibre you are eating... great news for diabetics who wish to control their blood glucose and fat levels using diet alone.
Bariatric surgery, however, is only for those who have tried all other means of weight loss unsuccessfully. Your doctor will help you analyze whether you are a good candidate for this kind of surgery. For the success of this surgery, you will also need to make some significant lifestyle changes.
Risk factors are anything that raises the chances of an individual to the likelihood of developing a particular disease or injury. Having diabetes in the family, for instance, is a risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Central Michigan University and various other research facilities in the United States and Canada compared the risk of heart disease and several possible factors in 2335 participants with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes.
Given modern food choices and lifestyles, high blood sugar has become a concern for many people. There is a good chance you will have to look after your reading at some stage in your life if it is not a concern already. The good news is blood sugar readings are something you can control. With proper care, the issues that surface with the presence of high blood sugar can be mitigated or prevented. Notably, this includes Type 2 diabetes. If you are aiming to lower or manage your reading successfully, here is how to do it in four steps.
More than five years ago having a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes was found to raise the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. How it does this is unclear. Scientists at the University of British Columbia in Canada might have the answer. In January of 2017, the medical journal Current Alzheimer's Research reported on a study looking at how high blood sugar levels and insulin resistance could be the answer.
Did you know your appetite correlates with the state of your health? After all, if how you eat determines your weight, there is something to be said about how it influences your well-being. Many of us tend to underestimate just how important it is to control our appetite and our food portions despite clear evidence obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and several other conditions stem from unhealthy eating habits.
It is unmistakable an unhealthy lifestyle is what leads to an unhealthy body. If a majority of the population is of poor health, it is a guarantee most people also lead poor lifestyles. Despite this unsurprising detail, we continue to see an epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in our society. Physical inactivity levels are high and on the rise. Poor diets are ubiquitous, despite there is so much information available on how to eat well. All it takes is one simple search to verify being unhealthy is the norm. Will you subscribe to this new standard?
In February of 2016, the journal Diabetologia reported on a study carried out by the Technical University of Munich and several other research institutions in Germany. Scientists there compared HbA1c changes in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. They found diabetics who had the most unsteady HbA1c levels were at risk for emergency admissions, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), heart disease and strokes. A total of 13,777 Type 2 diabetics newly started on insulin injections were observed for five years.
There is much to be said about poor eating habits and behaviors. Arguably, deficient food choices are the number one cause of most health problems affecting adults today. For a case in point, consider Type 2 diabetes. It's a disease mostly brought on by an unhealthy diet and overall lifestyle. What was once a not so well-known condition based on its historical roots is now a modern-day pandemic with millions diagnosed around the world. It is projected by the year 2030, a whopping 1 in 10 adults worldwide will have Type 2 diabetes - this accounts for more than 550 million people. It is true one's eating habits determine a person's future well-being.
Fruits often get a bad rap among those who are managing Type 2 diabetes due to the amount of sugar they contain. Always remember fruits do contain sugar but they are also packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. Fiber-rich foods are good for keeping your blood sugar levels under control: this does not mean you want to overdo it but at the same time don't skimp on adding a few servings of fruit to your day.
Maria Torres, a healthy, fit woman of 43 was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. It was totally out of the blue. She was a woman who took her health and fitness seriously with regular exercise, healthy eating and weight management. She just couldn't believe it. Refusing to accept the reports, she requested her doctor to re-test her. Nonetheless, the results were the same. Her life would now undergo dramatic transformation and no one could fully explain why this was happening.
Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose in your blood. What do you know about its causes and symptoms? Read on to find out how diabetes can be prevented as well as its long term problems.
Much has been written on how genes affect our body and how nutrition affects us, but what about genes and nutrition together? According to research reported on in the British Journal of Nutrition in January 2017, genes and diet can combine to do more than either could do alone. Scientists at the University of Singapore and several other Scientists in the United States and China compared insulin resistance in identical and non-identical twins. In Type 2 diabetes the body is resistant to insulin. Both dietary fat and family history are linked with insulin resistance. So what happens when the two occur together?
The reasons why Type 2 diabetes is often underestimated are numerous. Few people realize just how deadly this disease is and its prevalence is understated. And regrettably, its incidence is usually ignored. Millions around the world are currently Type 2 diabetic but are unaware of their condition. If middle-aged adults worldwide went to their doctor for an overdue health check, there is no doubt we would see a significant spike in the numbers.
Managing Type 2 diabetes probably feels like an uphill struggle for good reason since a disease that develops over the course of many years cannot be reversed overnight. But even if you find this form of diabetes is a difficult disease to handle, it is far from an impossible task. Handling high and unstable blood sugar is tricky, but you can manage. You can do it - whether you realize it or not.
There are many ways to approach healthy snacking. Based on what you know and what you have heard, it may seem as if it is almost impossible to snack in a healthy manner. The word "snack" may already have a negative connotation particularly to those who are trying to lose weight or lower their blood sugar. Rarely is snacking done right - which is worrying for adults who are looking at improving their health. We agree it is not easy. Having little more than fruit or raw vegetables to choose from is far from the most satisfying way to snack. Most of us are used to having tasty treats during our afternoon or evening. It is hard to get rid of such a pleasurable habit just because our health demands it.
Social support helps to prevent many illnesses, and according to the journal Diabetic Medicine, published in January 2016, Type 2 diabetes is one of them. Scientists at the German Research Center for Environmental Health and several other research facilities in Germany, compared participants with good and poor social support over a period of 25 years. They found those with poor social support were more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.
We know you need no introduction to the fact it is important to eat well. Is it something that could be overstated? We certainly think not. The importance of eating healthily bears repeating time and time again. It could be because most people simply are not on the same page. Despite the best efforts of well-intentioned medical professionals and advisers, the average person in modern society continues to eat poorly. Unhealthy diets are as much an epidemic as obesity and Type 2 diabetes. And it is often an individual's nutrition that is primarily responsible for the development of these man-made diseases.
If you are looking for an effective eating plan to better manage your Type 2 diabetes, you might be considering trying the ketogenic diet. Some of you may have heard of this approach before while others may not. Essentially, this diet is one of the lowest carb approaches you can take. The carbohydrate intake is brought down to just 5% or fewer of your total calorie intake, and the remainder of the calories will come from 30% dietary protein and 65% dietary fat. So you could very easily call this a high-fat eating plan. Sounds interesting, right? Since watching your carbs is what controlling your blood sugar levels is all about, it may seem like a good protocol. But before you jump on the bandwagon, there are a few important points to think about.
Keeping up good nutrition plus not smoking are important during any pregnancy. Mothers and their fetus need vitamin D to keep up healthy levels of calcium and phosphate. Calcium and phosphate are two minerals necessary for healthy bones. And smoking lowers the amount of oxygen reaching the fetus. Several studies have shown the importance of adequate vitamin D levels to help prevent Gestational (pregnancy-related) diabetes. Now scientists at Dalhousie University in Halifax and several other institutions in Canada have found smoking worsens the relationship between a vitamin D deficiency and Gestational diabetes.
The truth is there's no miracle food that will fight type 2 diabetes. There are wise food choices though that can help in avoiding the disease, especially if you combine these choices with exercise.
When it comes to diseases, there are predominantly two ways they can be categorized: those that are man-made and those capable of afflicting us regardless of our influence. That being said, there is some overlap between these categories. Various conditions can surface because we are predisposed to them and because we facilitated its development. Type 2 diabetes is a good example. You may be at risk because it runs in your family but also because you lead an unhealthy lifestyle.
One danger of having dental implants is developing an infection which goes on to affect the gums. Infection around the base of the crown which is supported by the implant is often caused due to food being caught around where they join. It usually depends on the shape and location of the teeth. When infection occurs, implants often need to be replaced. Replacement is expensive, painful, and inconvenient. People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who have poorly-controlled blood sugar levels are at risk for oral infections, but surprisingly enough, not those that complicate dental implants.
You are likely familiar with some of the causes of Type 2 diabetes. You may know a little about this form of diabetes or be very aware of the latest regarding new medications, and the strategies for coping with the psychological and social challenges. Regardless of your background, let us focus on the least common causes of Type 2 diabetes. These do not receive much attention: they are overshadowed by the main culprits, which you are likely acquainted with already.
Gestational or pregnancy-related diabetes raises the risk for both mother and baby developing Type 2 diabetes further down the track. In April of 2016, the Mexican Gynecology Journal reported on a study of 671 Gestational diabetes cases. Over a period of 18 years, 10.3 percent of the participants developed full-blown Type 2 diabetes. The following raised the risk: age under 27 or over 35, a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 30 (obese), having high blood pressure of pregnancy, insulin therapy, poor blood sugar control, and complications in the pregnancy other than Gestational diabetes.
More than 700,000 new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in the United States each and every year. Perhaps you are one of the newly diagnosed with many questions. Your diagnosis will more than likely unsettle, upset and frustrate you. It is okay to be concerned, but the last thing you should do is panic. Since you are ultimately in control of your thoughts, you are also in control of your feelings. So make sure you ask yourself the right questions and don't allow negativity to make the situation worse. One question you may be asking yourself is the following: "Why do I have diabetes? Why me?" Many people feel they have been highly unfortunate as if they have been chosen or destined to be a Type 2 diabetic.
"Tis the season for sugary treats." High blood sugar levels and weight gain are often the price of overindulgence. Germans typically acquire a pound in December and January. Japanese and US Americans typically gain 0.75 pounds. If that doesn't sound like much, think of gaining a pound every year for the next 30 years. Then add in birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other "exceptional" causes for celebration and the pounds can add up. That extra weight is not so much a function of age as it is of too many calories and not enough physical activity.
It is unfortunate Type 2 diabetes has become so prevalent in our society: almost everyone knows someone who has Type 2 diabetes or deals with blood sugar problems in some way. It is an unfortunate reality, but one we must accept nonetheless. Many factors play a role in the development of this form of diabetes. It would not be wise to pinpoint one and say it is the sole cause because there is always something else behind the scenes needing to be considered. For instance, weight gain is known as a primary cause of Type 2 diabetes. But what causes weight gain in the first place? Overeating, physical inactivity, a high sugar intake. These are all factors influencing hyperglycemia and working together to give rise to Type 2 diabetes.
In November of 2016, the Journal of Medicinal Food reported on a study showing people diagnosed with diabetes and/or heart problems, as well as healthy people, have distinctly different types of bacteria predominating in their intestines. Scientists at the University of Agronomic Science and Veterinary Medicine and the University of Bucharest in Romania analyzed the different bacteria taken from the intestines of the three groups.
Managing Type 2 diabetes is certainly an endeavor and not one to be taken lightly. People diagnosed with high blood sugar levels are in a precarious situation, and that is putting it mildly. But there is no reason to despair. High blood sugar levels and Type 2 diabetes are more than treatable and can be controlled. In the short-term, blood sugar can be monitored and managed to ensure its harshest complications do not become a reality. All it takes is action and awareness. Sadly, this is sorely lacking among many people. But you should not concern yourself with what others are doing. If you have been given a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, you should just focus on your particular case. Don't worry about other diabetics.
Food obsession is one thing. Obsessing with your health, however, is another. But do not mistakenly believe it is exclusively bad news. Even though it has a negative connotation, there are advantages to obsessing over your health. Having an obsession with food is often synonymous with food addiction. But in regards to your health, there is a good chance some positives are involved if you are overly concerned about your well-being. Allow us to explain. First, let's go over the cons of obsessing with your health.
The management of diabetes is best done through a good diet and plenty of exercise. Exercise helps alter a number of different physiological parameters that can help achieve better blood glucose control and possibly even reverse diabetes. Here are some of the mechanisms involved in achieving diabetes control.
As a diabetic you should be scared! Yuletide fare is far removed from what you should be eating. Here are a few tips to help you to survive.
Most of us feel that time seemed to move much slower when we were children and is gradually speeding up as we get older. Why is this? Can we slow time down?
A really good tip for losing weight (and keeping it off) is to eat foods that make you feel full quickly and that also contain fewer calories than your usual food... this tip works a treat! It uses a technique known as volumetrics.
Nothing makes you feel worse than a bad night sleep, waking up feeling like you've had a 'night on the tiles' when you've been tucked up in bed, affects your whole performance the next day. If this occurs regularly then it can severely affect your ability to manage your blood sugar levels.
As the days start to get cooler and the amount of sunshine starts to fade, our ability to naturally get the right amount of vitamin D from the sun begins to diminish. Even in the summer months, particularly in the northern hemisphere it is particularly difficult to get your full quota of vitamin D.
Here are some ways to avoid Type 2 Diabetes. The most effective method to reduce diabetes naturally.
A study completed at the Hospital Del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, linked slightly high blood sugar levels with preeclampsia in pregnant mothers. A normal HbA1c reading is below 5.7%. Gestational diabetes or diabetes of pregnancy and Type 2 diabetes are diagnosed when theHbA1c level is 6.5% or higher. Prediabetes levels lie between 5.7% and 6.4%.
You may be surprised to know there is an order in which you should eat the primary macronutrients on your plate. By macronutrients, we are referring to carbohydrates, protein, and fat. These are the big three that supply your body with essential energy in the form of calories, not to mention vitamins and minerals. Before we begin, never forget all three macros are necessary. Your diet should include carbohydrates, protein, and fats in adequate proportions. Even if you are a Type 2 diabetic, you should not be eliminating all carbohydrates from your eating plan. That being said, you can certainly control your intake of refined carbs and starchy vegetables, which we advise if your aim is to lower your blood sugar levels and lose weight. On that note, we are going to give you some ideas on how to make the most of your meals, physiologically speaking.
Diabetes Mellitus, known widely as diabetes, is a chronic disease, identified by high blood sugar levels over a perpetual time period. Indications like uncontrolled urination, increased appetite, and excessive thirst, mark as symptoms of diabetes. Types include: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes.
Anyone diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is often advised to take in a healthful vegetarian diet. To a vegetarian eating plan, it is suggested they add aerobic exercise to improve their overall fitness. According to the journal Nutrients published in October 2016, the combination improves physical fitness and increases the calorie expenditure when compared with a typical diet and aerobic exercise.
A new study from Adelaide University in South Australia and several other research facilities in Australia and The Netherlands shows a link between time of conception and the risk of developing Gestational diabetes. Their study, published in October 2016 in the British Medical Journal, compared the estimated time of conception in 60,306 pregnancies. They found mothers who conceived during the winter had the highest incidence of Gestational diabetes. Mothers conceiving in summer had the lowest risk.
There are several things Type 2 diabetics should know about carbohydrates: not all foods containing carbohydrates are bad for you. Some are excellent sources of carbs. In any case, it is not like you should be avoiding carbs altogether because they are essential: your body primarily uses glucose for energy to drive the functioning of its systems. Body tissues rely on glucose more than any other nutrient to create cellular energy in the form of ATP. So carbohydrates are not to be avoided totally... even if you are a diabetic.
Wearing medical alert bands can speak for the patient in case he or she is unconscious. Or unable to communicate their illness to respondents, police officers, and medical personnel.
Scientists in New Hampshire in the United States, have found a link between arsenic in private well water and Gestational, or pregnancy-related diabetes. Their study reported on in November 2016 in the journal Environmental Health, compared 1151 women enrolled in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study a total of 105 women, a little over 9 percent, had glucose intolerance, the cause of both Gestational and Type 2 diabetes, and 14 women, slightly over 1 percent, had overt Gestational diabetes.
Managing or reversing the effects of Type 2 diabetes means more than getting your blood sugar under control. It also means regaining your health as much as you possibly can, and safeguarding it. You may be wondering which particular method of exercise is best for you as you look to regain your health: cardio or weight training. When it comes to weight loss, it is worth considering their differences. While cardio and resistance training are both forms of physical activity, they accomplish different things.
Diabetes kills more than people around the world than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. The disease is expected to become one of the top five causes of death globally by 2030. Here are the alarming facts.
Regardless of your age, ethnic background, or medical history, if you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes you share one thing in common with all people diagnosed with this disease. You have a high and unstable blood sugar condition. Other similarities worth mentioning may include weight problems, poor food choices, and a lack of physical activity. But the similarities stop there. Each person reacts differently to his or her condition.
Scientists at Seonam University College of Medicine in Jeonju, Korea found a link between HbA1c readings and the complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in two hundred people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who had stroked or had a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). This particular study was published in the October 2016 copy of the journal Annals of Rehabilitative Medicine. The study divided the diabetic participants into those with and without CRPS. The participants with CRPS averaged significantly higher HbA1c levels than those with lower CRPS values. Then they classified the participants further.
Osteoporosis is a bone condition in which calcium and other minerals are depleted from the skeleton, causing brittleness of the bones. Women face more risk of osteoporosis because they lose certain hormones as they age, which contributes to bone loss. Type 2 diabetes accelerates bone loss in women and, to a lesser extent, in men. Weight-bearing exercises can help minimize bone loss. The bones lose density and strength, which along with slowed reactions and poor eyesight, can lead to bone fractures in older women. The International Osteoporosis Foundation estimates osteoporosis affects 200 million women and is responsible for over 8.9 million fractures each year worldwide.
You could argue most people live their lives without any structure. When it comes to health, it is almost a given for the majority of people - particularly in regards to eating. It has become the norm for many individuals to eat however they please. While this is fine every so often, it is likely to cause unwanted consequences in the long-term. The lack of any structure as it relates to diet and nutrition is simply not conducive to a healthy lifestyle. Not that you need a strict eating plan to have a lean body and to help keep your health in good standing. But what you should strive for is a balance, because leaning towards either extreme is not ideal.
Diabetes, as severe as it is, brings with it, a whole other dimension of diseases. Diabetes interferes with the body's ability to use and manage sugar(glucose). This disease is identified by too much sugar in the blood, which spreads damage throughout the body, including the eyes. And, one of them, is the infamous 'diabetic eye disease' or Diabetic retinopathy. Here, the damage occurs to the retina due to the adverse affects of uncontrolled diabetes, which may eventually lead to blindness.
Exercise dramatically lowers your risk for cardiovascular disease, the number-one killer of people with Type 2 diabetes. Sometimes it pays to take small steps. Although there is nothing wrong with having an ambitious goal, the execution may be daunting if it requires significant changes in your life. One must know how to walk before he can run. Just like a toddler starts with crawling before walking, you too need to take small steps when making changes to your lifestyle.
Much has been written about stomach surgery for reducing weight and preventing or treating Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Rome have found more good news. Their investigation reported in the medical journal Obesity Surgery in November of 2016, linked sleeve gastrectomy, a surgical procedure created as an aid for weight loss, with a lowered risk of developing heart and blood vessel disease.
Despite the diagnosis of over 1.8 million new cases a year in the United States, Type 2 diabetes is not feared as it should be. A survey taken by the ADA and the CDC showed many people were more afraid of snake bites, plane crashes, or cancer. Someone who is not in good health is putting their well-being in jeopardy, and the side effects could be felt for years. An individual who is overweight or obese for instance may have to deal with much more than just adiposity in the years to come. Type 2 diabetes could strike, and life, as it is known, could be changed forever.
During pregnancy, mothers produce more blood and naturally the baby's body makes its first blood supply. Both processes require iron, so expectant mothers have long been advised to take iron supplements. Now a study published in the journal Diabetologia in November 2016, links iron supplementation with Gestational, or pregnancy-related diabetes. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health and several other research institutions in the United States found women with Gestational diabetes had more iron in storage during weeks 15 to 26 than women with a healthy pregnancy. The more iron was stored, the higher the risk was of developing Gestational diabetes.
If Alzheimer's disease happens to run in your family or you are simply worried about the possibility of contracting it later in your life, there are steps you can take to lower your risk factor. Your diet can have a huge influence. In addition to focusing on eating foods that best control your blood sugar level to ward off Type 2 diabetes, it is also a wise move to focus on which foods will help you sidestep age-related cognitive decline as well as conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. It's no secret people with Type 2 diabetes have a significantly increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, by up to 65 percent. Which foods are best? Let's look at the top brain boosters.
Type 2 diabetes warrants caution and concern for several reasons. If you are not bothered by a diagnosis of this disease, it is unlikely you will do what it takes to lower your blood sugar, lose weight and reverse your diagnosis. It is better to be anxious about your diagnosis than it is to be indifferent. If you have Type 2 diabetes, it should come as no surprise lifestyle has a significant impact, especially on your blood sugar control. No one can be forced to treat their Type 2 diabetes. If you have received a diagnosis and you decide not to treat your condition, know you are acting as though you are willing to accept the high possibility of developing adverse complications.
The timing of your meals can have a profound effect on how well you manage your blood glucose levels. Here are five tips for optimising the what-and-when of your daily food intake.
Physical activity is important for effectively treating Type 2 diabetes and the relevant increase in blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, about two-thirds of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes feel they lack time to exercise as much as they have been advised to. One scientist at Kohnodai Hospital in Chiba, Japan, might have the answer. According to the Current Diabetes Review for November of 2016, Dr. H. Hamasaki reviewed eight studies showing exercising for short intervals throughout the day is also an excellent way to help control high and unstable blood sugar levels. Dr. Hamasaki warns little is known about the safety of interval training in people who have received a diabetes diagnosis and find they also have heart and blood vessel disease. Interestingly, the studies reveal some differences.
No-one wants to think about rising blood sugar levels and weight gain, especially when you are relatively young. It's rare to find young adults in their 20's or 30's who are mindful of their blood sugar unless they have had a condition such as Type 1 diabetes since their younger years. But these days it is less common to see people with Type 1 diabetes especially when you compare the numbers to Type 2 diabetes. Both are a severe condition, but Type 2 is more common in our society. While Type 1 is an autoimmune disease, Type 2 which has usually been seen in adults, is now found increasingly in the young population. The genesis of this form of diabetes is insulin resistance.
According to the World Health Organization, some decades back diabetes seemed to be an uncommon disease, throughout both developed and establishing countries. Today, the story is different. It is currently predicted that over 143 million people worldwide are affected by the disease.
Insulin resistance is the hallmark of Type 2 diabetes. The pancreas makes an average or above average supply of insulin but it cannot effectively do its job of helping sugar enter the cells to make energy. Too much insulin resistance, abnormally high insulin levels, and high blood sugar levels in healthy people can put them at risk for developing full-blown Type 2 diabetes.
Relatively easy, simple to adapt lifestyle changes can dramatically reduce your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes. It is unquestionably better to prevent any illness developing than to have to treat or manage it. There are two underlying causes of Type 2 diabetes. One is the development of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance means the tissues of the body become less sensitive to the effects of insulin. The result is sugar remains in the blood and does not enter the body's cells as easily. To lower the blood sugar and allow insulin to do all its required to, an increased amount of insulin is required. The second cause of Type 2 diabetes is when insulin cannot be increased to cope with rising demand. So, insulin resistance or decreased insulin secretion, or both can lead to the development of Type 2 diabetes.
Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to help fight the battle of the bulge. They are low in calories and high in bulk and will contribute to filling you. Anyone skipping these foods will likely find they eat more calorie dense foods such as pasta, rice, and bread. Protein-rich foods are also filling foods that help stave off hunger and keep you feeling satisfied until your next meal. As part of your healthy eating plan, replacing some of your carbohydrates with protein will help keep your metabolism revved up and help maintain muscle while losing fat. And eating a sufficient amount of protein is a must for anyone leading an active lifestyle and hoping to control their blood sugar level. Chicken is a fantastic source of protein a Type 2 diabetic should consider eating, but it's one protein food many people become bored with.
Physical activity is helpful for weight control and staying in shape before the birth of a woman's baby, but can it be linked to premature birth, one of the leading causes of infant death? Fortunately, according to a study reported on in November of 2016 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the answer is no. Aerobic exercise, in fact, shows benefits during pregnancy, including the pregnancy of women with Type 2 diabetes.
A diagnosis of diabetes is a call to action! We hope you have not been misled into thinking Type 2 diabetes is a tame disease. While it can be tolerated, it is best this option never crosses your mind. Even though it is possible to live well despite the presence of diabetes, it still weighs on you physiologically. Of course, treatment is the number one option. If you can turn your health around by returning your blood sugar to a healthy range, then you are in an excellent position to more or less secure your well-being as you age.
There are a couple of things you should know if you are thinking about an exercise program to help you become physically active on a regular basis. But you must be careful not to overwhelm yourself. Do a simple search for anything related to physical activity online, and you are going to be blasted with information and varied opinions. Much of what you will find will be redundant, or even contradictory. So take everything you read with a grain of salt. If you wish to enjoy the known benefits of physical activity, which includes better blood sugar control and weight loss, what you are looking for is a healthy level of exercise.
Macular degeneration or diabetic macular edema (DME) is one of the most severe complications of Type 2 diabetes.The back of the eye or retina becomes damaged due to high blood sugar levels affecting the blood vessels. The damaged blood vessels grow new, poorly-formed vessels. The fragile new vessels bleed into the eye, causing loss of vision. The macula, where the blood vessels start, can become swollen or edematous. Fortunately, a new class of drugs, the anti-VEGF medications, have proven to be helpful. VEGF stands for the "vascular endothelial growth factor." It is a protein linked to building new, dysfunctional blood vessels.
It is a bad sign when you are overeating on a regular basis. How can you tell if this has become a way of life? Sometimes it is hard to know. You can eat too much during a meal or throughout the course of a day. The former is easy to spot - do you feel full 30 minutes after you finished eating? If so, you probably ate past your limit. Otherwise, unless you are counting every calorie you take in, you simply have to guess.
According to the Canadian Journal of Diabetes, September 2016, people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes can improve their quality of life with physical activity. Investigators at the University of Alberta in Canada compared some health-related items in both active and inactive Type 2 diabetics. Several surveys were given out to learn the degree of activity and quality of life of all the participants. It was found a total of 1948 participants reported taking part in organized physical activity for an average of about 84 hours per week.
You may or may not know much about Type 2 diabetes. It is frankly irrelevant because what matters is you are at least aware of the disease. The dramatic rise in the prevalence of this form of diabetes is a recent phenomenon and is closely tied to the increase in obesity. There is also a link to heredity playing a role, and a strong family history of Type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for developing this condition. We are fortunate to live in a time where we know so much about diabetes. There has never been a better time to prevent and treat the disease. Despite these advancements, however, an explosion in the number of people diagnosed with this disease has occurred in recent generations. Numbers are at an all-time high: Type 2 diabetes is becoming the biggest epidemic of our time.
In the modern-day, everyone knows physical activity is essential. While it is true, many people overlook or underestimate its importance, at the very least it is well-understood exercising is important. Perhaps what more people need is a greater understanding of the merits. If it were understood just how conducive it is to a healthier and ultimately more fulfilling life, we are sure there would be a rise in the number of people exercising on a regular basis.
If you've ever tried to lose weight, as most of us have at one point or another, you'll know that it's not always as simple as society would have us believe. We're told repeatedly that it's a simple matter of 'calories in VS calories out.'
According to an article published in the Indian Journal of Endocrinological Metabolism in September and October 2016, the following issues raise the risk of a severe form of infection called necrotizing fasciitis. Poorly controlled blood sugar levels, an infection with more than one species of bacteria, amputation, or a delay in getting help. Necrotizing refers to dying. Fasciitis is the inflammation of fascia, a covering under the skin. The problem can occur in many parts of the body, but the study was limited to hand infections.
Living with Type 2 diabetes is far from ideal. It is the somewhat unfortunate circumstance many adults have to accept. And once the realization is made that blood sugar levels and weight gain must be lowered to avoid serious consequences, you give yourself the opportunity to change. Of course, it still depends on you. If you have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, nobody can force you to treat and manage your disease. Although it will require diligent effort on your part if you are to make a difference! And while you have the choice to deny yourself this opportunity, it would not be a wise one.
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. According to the statistical data of International Diabetes Federation, in 2015, 1 in 11 adults has diabetes. What is surprising to know is that 1 in 2 adults with diabetes is undiagnosed. It is frightening to know that every 6 seconds 1 person dies from diabetes. So, it becomes necessary for people to have basic knowledge about this dreadful disease and its risk factors, which will help them to prevent or manage it better if they have the disease.
Most of us know how to cook something at least! We may not all be chefs, but we are aware of how to prepare a few simple meals. In case you have not guessed it, there are many reasons why you should make cooking a regular habit, even if it is time-consuming. But in that case, there is always something you could do to make cooking more efficient. For instance, it is not a bad idea to do all of your cooking for the week on a Sunday afternoon. You can store your meals in glass containers and just reheat them for lunch or dinner throughout the week.
According to the October 2016 copy of the European Journal of Nutrition, Chromium-enriched whole wheat bread is helpful for controlling Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Athens in Greece found eating chromium-enriched bread helped blood sugar and insulin levels in a study they carried out with thirty Type 2 diabetics. Some of the diabetics were assigned to the chromium-enriched whole wheat bread group, and the remainder were placed in the plain whole wheat bread group. At the end of 12 weeks, the participants in the chromium group showed improvements in their blood sugar levels, insulin levels, HbA1c reading, and insulin resistance.
For many years, researchers have been adjusting Type 2 diabetic diets. One of the aims is to improve insulin sensitivity and often the results are remarkable, especially when little or no animal products are eaten. Many participating Type 2 diabetics lost weight and improved their insulin sensitivity, therefore, reducing their blood sugar to within a normal range. Are you thinking of going on a vegetarian diet? While you can successfully go on this type of diet and see great results, far too many people either don't know what to expect or don't approach the plan correctly. As such, they fail to optimize their well-being.
Some people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or people who have been told they are prediabetic may be searching for a "diabetic diet." Unfortunately, this is an exercise in futility. In short, there is no such thing as a diabetic diet, but healthy eating is a different story.
A platter of delicious food can uplift a person's dull mood. If you take a look around you, you will notice that the happiest people are those who treat themselves to the tastiest delicacies. Now would that make people with diabetes, the grumpiest of them all? Absolutely not!
Diwali is closing in fast and we are set in the mood for a celebration. It's time for crackers, fireworks, meeting friends, festivities, sweets, get togethers and sweets. Often we find that we indulge excessively in sweets on Diwali. After the festive season is through, we find that people are required to go on a diet to shed the excess pounds.
According to the journal Cancer Research, Type 2 diabetes and other problems associated with the condition, likely raise the risk of developing liver cancer. In October 2016 scientists at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta and several other research facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom, reported the results of their study linking Type 2 diabetes to liver cancer. The rate of liver cancer in the United States is three times what it was in 1975. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes have followed the same trend. Could there be a connection?
If you have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and lowering your blood sugar levels and achieving weight loss are top of your list of things to do, please know eating healthily has got to be a daily commitment. You cannot be passive towards your condition and expect it to treat itself. You can hope as much as you like, but Type 2 diabetes does not go away without consistent effort. And people who do not control their Type 2 diabetes have chronically elevated blood sugar levels. There is no cure for Type 2 diabetes, although it can be managed and the various complications avoided.
Pre-diabetes is a medical condition, in which blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be classified as type-2 diabetes. Without intervention, it is likely to become type-2 diabetes in 10 years or less. Pre-diabetes can be an opportunity for one to improve one's health. However, its progression to type-2 diabetes isn't inevitable if effective intervention is instituted.
If you are hoping to maximize your fat loss results, one subject you may want to give some consideration to is resistant starch. What is this type of starch? As the name suggests, it is a type of starch that tends to be resistant to digestion. Your body will not break the starch down like regular starch: it tends to pass through the body and become excreted. Resistant starch is good news for you for two reasons. First, it doesn't impact your blood sugar levels as much. If you are not breaking the food down, this means it is not broken down into glucose and is not going to spike your blood sugar levels.
Insulin is a hormone that is produced by pancreas, which allows cells to use glucose (sugar) as energy. People with insulin resistance have cells that don't use insulin effectively, which means the cells have trouble absorbing glucose. The diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin in transporting glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream into muscle and other tissues results in a build-up of glucose in the blood. As a result, the body needs higher levels of insulin to help glucose enter cells. The pancreas tries to keep up with this increased demand for insulin by producing more. As long as it is able to produce enough insulin to overcome the insulin resistance, blood glucose levels stay in the healthy range.
Getting a regular Blood Sugar Test is one part of managing your diabetes successfully. Your blood sugar is tested both pre and post meal (i.e. before and after). This allows you to see how the meal affects your blood glucose levels and helps you to understand which meals may be best for your blood glucose control.
It is no secret Type 2 diabetes is quickly becoming the biggest epidemic of our time. If you have been diagnosed with this form of diabetes, how can you avoid becoming another statistic in the diabetes epidemic? If you have been recently diagnosed, then the talk of high blood sugar levels is still relatively new to you, even if the development of the condition took place over several years. If you were diagnosed many years ago, however, you are at a different stage, where you are likely encountering more difficulties than a newly diagnosed diabetic. High blood sugar levels can lead to crippling health issues, and this is well understood. But it is also frustrating because blood sugar levels can take more effort to manage than most people realize. You have to stay on top of them.
If a "magic pill" cure for Type 2 diabetes existed, we would love to discuss it in-depth. But unfortunately, it doesn't. The closest we can get to a cure is an intervention that would most likely involve drastic changes in the lifestyle of a person with Type 2 diabetes. But some people don't want to hear about lifestyle changes and do not want to know about its existence. But good nutrition and moderate exercise are even more efficient in people age sixty and older than in younger people. The last thing you need however is a pessimistic approach.
In 2013 the Environmental Health Perspectives reported when all studies on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) were combined, the pollutants were linked to Type 2 diabetes. Could Gestational diabetes of diabetes of pregnancy have the same link? A study at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran says the answer is "yes." According to the journal Environmental Research POPs called Polychlorinated Biphenyls or PCBs and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers or PBDEs had been found in the blood of women with first-time pregnancies and no health history or family history of diabetes. Seventy women who had been diagnosed with Gestational diabetes and 70 women without diabetes diagnosed during their pregnancy, donated blood for the research. The Gestational diabetes group of women had higher levels of both POPs, and the risk of Gestational diabetes was highest in the women with the highest level of POPs. From these results, the scientists concluded exposure to the POPs studied was linked with Gestational diabetes.
How familiar are you with healthy eating? We all know what the term applies to. And we can all agree we could eat better than we do now. The fact of the matter is we are all familiar with healthy eating to some extent. So it is usually an excuse when we say we do not know how to change our food choices or where we need to start in altering our eating plan, even if we must. Type 2 diabetes and obesity do not care about your lack of expertise or your choice to remain passive. These two health issues can hit, and often the impact is rough.