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Scientists at the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, in Kerala, India, have found a protein they have linked with diabetic foot ulcers and several other diabetic complications. By knowing which proteins are associated with particular health complications, we can learn which genes code for those proteins and which genes can predict certain complications. In September of 2017, the journal Interdisciplinary Science reported the enzyme myeloperoxidase was linked with foot ulcers, oxidative stress, inflammation, and peripheral vascular disease.
Type 2 diabetes proves to be a difficult disease to manage for many people. For this reason receiving a diagnosis of this form of diabetes can be hard to deal with. Stress, anxiety, doubt, depression, and frustration are common reactions. It would be a concern if you did not share any of these feelings because it would mean you would be indifferent to your diagnosis. When it comes to Type 2 diabetes, indifference is dangerous. It is likely to cause you to neglect your condition and allow it to become worse.
Cooking red meats using high temperature and open-flame cooking methods, such as grilling (broiling) and barbecuing, increase the risk of type 2 diabetes among persons who consume red meat regularly. Why might this be so and how can you consume red meat safely?
Air pollution, especially NO2 or nitrogen dioxide pollution, has been linked with Type 2 diabetes. In January of 2015 workers at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia reported on a significantly increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in individuals exposed to air pollutants. Their work was published in the European Reviews of Medicine and Pharmacological Science. In 2014 the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice reported on a study from Brussels Free University in Belgium and several other research facilities in the United States, Australia, and South Africa. Ten earlier studies were combined and analyzed as if they were one large study. Both NO2 and particulate matter polluting the air were found to raise the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes is at risk for developing what is known as critical limb ischemia, a condition in which arteries supplying blood to the limbs form plaques inside their walls. When this happens not enough oxygen can reach the cells, and the cells develop ischemia, which can lead to cell death. Various medical people consider it an advanced form of peripheral artery disease (PAD), while others consider it a separate condition.
It has been said there are few guarantees in life. One of these guarantees is there is an excellent chance you will be alive tomorrow. And a year from now, or for 5, 10, 20 years, and so on. It may not be a guarantee but it is a case where you should assume it nonetheless. As the future comes, you need to be optimistic. There is nothing to be gained from being the sort of person who sees a glass as half empty. In regards to your health, however, being optimistic is not enough. You must be ready to give more. Only then will you be ready for what is to come.
At the present, diabetes mellitus and prediabetes, which are seemingly becoming more and more a common condition worldwide, require a maintenance of medications. The breakthroughs in holistic medicine may be where we can find the cure to these conditions.
According to the online journal PLOS ONE, September 2017, dragon fruit could be an effective way to prevent and possibly control blood sugar levels in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Silpakorn and Mahidol Universities in Thailand reviewed four reports on dragon fruit and blood sugar control and analyzed them as if they were one large study. Thirty-six volunteers diagnosed as being prediabetic, and 109 people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes were included in the four studies. In the prediabetic participants, there was a significant reduction of fasting blood sugar among those who ate dragon fruit. Among the Type 2 diabetic participants, blood sugar lowering took place only at high doses.
We are frequently presented with opportunities across many areas of our life: some good, some bad. In regards to our health, this could not be more evident. Every day we have choices to make, and while most of them may be minor, they can and do make a difference. We must remember small steps are still classed as progress, and we ought to ensure we are taking those steps in the right direction. You may feel your health is on the right track. Or, you may feel you have lacked discipline, and your situation could be better. In reality, even if you have treated yourself well there is always something that could be have been done better. So do not feel upset if you think improvement is necessary because this applies to all of us.
You have every right to be concerned about Type 2 diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes and you are worried about your future, know you are not overreacting. It is an entirely reasonable and expected reaction as it is no secret Type 2 diabetes is becoming the biggest epidemic of our time. If you know you are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes or if you just found out you have its precursor, then it is time to start thinking about diabetes prevention. Even if Type 2 diabetes is not an immediate threat, it is infinitely better to be safe than sorry. We already have enough victims of Type 2 diabetes as it is.
One of the complications of Type 2 diabetes is called diabetic retinal neurodegeneration, meaning the back of the eye where light forms a picture, loses its nerve function as it becomes thinner. When this happens, the eye is unable to send images to the brain. One recent study showed this particular degeneration could be at least partially predicted by the presence of other complications, allowing doctors to know which specific people with Type 2 diabetes are particularly vulnerable. In August of 2017, the journal Acta Diabetology published the results of a study conducted at Kyung Hee University Medical Center in Seoul, Korea.
Bariatric surgery is a relatively new treatment for Type 2 diabetes. How do diabetics fare five years after this type of surgery? In July of 2017, the journal Surgery and Obesity-Related Diseases reported on one of the first studies to attempt to answer this question. Surgeons at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, performed sleeve gastrectomy, a type of anti-obesity procedure, on thirty-five women and sixteen men.
It is time to start caring for your health. This advice may serve as a reminder. It may seem like a warning, and it is. The consequences of neglecting your health are costly, and the risk is simply not worth taking. If you are already on track, allow this to be additional reinforcement for your health journey. We hope you are not currently dealing with anything too serious healthwise. It is better to be in a position where you can act to prevent a health issue than it is to have to treat an illness. Realistically, however, many will be dealing with a condition, or at the very least, an issue that requires attention. Being overweight or obese is one example. High blood pressure and high blood cholesterol are others. And Type 2 diabetes is also relevant.
It may seem contradictory to suggest eating a high level of whole grains can lead to weight loss. If you were to take this statement literally, then it would be. There is no way eating more of anything could assist your weight loss efforts. If you choose not to take this literally, however, you will be able to consider the possibility it is true. Then you should ask yourself why it could be a good piece of advice.
If there is one food you want to include in your meal plan, berries are it. Not only are berries loaded with antioxidants, they are also very low in calories, high in fiber, fat-free, and contain some of the lowest levels of carbs you can get in a fruit. This all makes them ideal for those who are suffering from Type 2 diabetes.
According to several scientists at the Maastricht University Medical Center at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands, controlling Type 2 diabetes and blood pressure can help ward off thinking problems that contribute to complicating the disease. Their study reported on in the journal of the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Care, in August of 2017, included two thousand five hundred and thirty-one participants, six hundred and sixty-six of which had Type 2 diabetes. The participants with Type 2 diabetes scored a lower level in their mental tests including executive function, attention, and processing speed, than did the nondiabetic participants.
The overall survival rate for lung cancer patients who have type 2 diabetes is much worse than for patients who are not diabetic. A recent study suggests that foods high in plant pigments can reduce the risk of lung cancer. Here's what you need to eat.
One of the most effective ways of controlling Type 2 diabetes is to keep your blood sugar levels as even as possible. It is normal for blood sugar levels to rise after a meal or snack, but it is best to keep the spike to a minimum. According to the August 2017 Journal of the American College of Nursing, incorporating some bay leaves into your cookie mixture when baking will help to do this.
In July of 2017, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported on a study conducted at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland and several other research institutions in the United States, Denmark, and Iceland. They looked at the refined grain intake during pregnancy in women who had been diagnosed with Gestational diabetes. They compared those results with the growth in these particular women's children up to the age of seven years.
Eating a balanced diet is a challenge. It is entirely different in theory than in practice: it is easy to imagine yourself eating well and reaping the health benefits. It feels good to visualize the results - a leaner and healthier appearance is always a welcome bonus. Not to mention all the internal changes in your health regardless of the issues you might be facing. A balanced diet is not a solution on its own, but it is a powerful tool with the potential to change a great number of health issues.
Many, many people have eaten cilantro, an herb with wide and delicate green leaves and a powerful flavor. The seed of the cilantro is known as coriander. It is traditionally used in cooking and was used as far back as 8,000 years ago. Remnants of the herb dating back to 6,000 BC have been found in an Israeli cave. Cilantro is related to carrots, celery, and parsley. Today it is used mainly for garnishes and salads. According to early research, cilantro might be helpful in preventing several of the complications associated with Type 2 diabetes, as well as several other health problem
In August of 2017, the journal Women's Health reported on a study showing a link between smoking and the presence of Type 2 diabetes in women. Researchers at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in Lithuania compared 168 women with new cases of Type 2 diabetes with 336 women without any trace of high blood sugar levels. Compared with the healthy women, the group who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes were 2.8 times more likely to smoke at least ten cigarettes a day.
It would be great if there were an all-purpose cure for your health issues. This is what we are going to discuss. But before we get your hopes up let us make this clear: there is no such thing as a single cure for a multitude of health problems. Despite modern advancements in medicine, there is a limit to what we can do. We cannot depend entirely on science when it comes to looking after something as complex as human nature. There is, however, much that can be done. As far as what is possible, some steps and precautions can be taken to reduce the risk of many complications and fix several of the issues already present.
In 2015 the online medical journal Cochrane reported on a review of studies concerned with the idea of using the pseudovitamin, inositol, to prevent Gestational diabetes. The reviewers concluded the evidence was weak. In July of 2017, scientists at the Madonna delle Grazie Hospital in Matera, Italy, reported on a new study with better news. Their work, published in the European Review of Medical and Pharmacological Science in July of 2017, compared 140 pregnant women with no family history of Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.
It is easy to set your sights on dieting when attempting to make changes to your health. It is also easy to lose focus at some point, which is the reason why many people do not see their weight loss efforts through to their goal. Most of all, however, might be the tendency to overlook the importance of proper nutrition.
Does your Type 2 diabetes have you feeling trapped? Rarely does Type 2 diabetes come on its own, it needs some help. Frustration, depression, and resentment are common feelings in people who have this form of diabetes. Not to mention other more concerning issues, like the presence of the metabolic syndrome which is a cluster of abnormalities including obesity, high blood pressure, high blood triglycerides, low levels of HDL cholesterol, and insulin resistance, which occurs even before diabetes.
In August of 2017, BioMed Central, an online publisher of scientific journals, reported on a study dealing with losing pregnancy weight after having Gestational or pregnancy induced, diabetes. Workers at the University of Austin in Texas, and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Northern California, in the United States, found avoiding fried foods was an important way to help lose the fat. They looked at 1035 women aged 20 to 45 years who had been diagnosed with Gestational diabetes during their pregnancy.
Much can be said about expectations and their role in your behavior. In the context of health and well-being, it can help you to have expectations but only when they are realistic. If they are unreasonable, you are likely to be misguided or face a bitter reality check that frustrates or completely demoralizes you. If your goal is lowering your blood sugar levels, weight loss, reversing Type 2 diabetes, improving your blood profile, or anything in regards to strengthening your well-being, it is imperative to have reasonable expectations. It is wise not to bite off more than you can chew.
The time to start preparing for a healthy pregnancy is in childhood according to a study reported on in July of 2017 in the Annals of Epidemiology. Scientists at the Tulane University in Louisiana, United States, looked at the childhood measurement of blood pressure, blood fats, cholesterol, insulin, and blood sugar. The researchers compared the childhood measurements with the complications of pregnancy the women suffered during adulthood.
Type 2 diabetes is a malicious disease. You can deny it causes you harm if you like but that will not change its effects. The nature of Type 2 diabetes is to exacerbate and give rise to complications that impede your chances of living a healthy life. Do not take your health for granted. It is not beneficial to your health to wait until a worse situation arises where you are prompted to act. The sooner you decide to put a stop to high and out of control blood sugar, the more favors you will do for yourself in the long run.
Including enough vegetables in your diet plan is an important factor in disease prevention, weight management, and blood sugar control. Yet, many people are falling short on their vegetable choices. Even if they are making an effort to include more, usually this comes in the form of choosing the same vegetables over and over again. By mixing it up, you can ensure you receive optimal nutrition and put your best defense up against disease. Let us look at four delicious vegetables you may be missing out on that should be a part of your regular diet plan.
Having Type 2 diabetes is known to raise the risk of developing vision loss. Among older people with Type 2 diabetes, between 10 and 20 percent have problems with their eyes, which weaken with age in all people. Approximately 90 percent of diabetics will have some blood vessel changes in their eyes after having diabetes for more than twenty-five years. The loss of vision is caused by retinopathy, a condition in which the back of the eye is damaged. The back of the brain or occiput often shows damage as well. The occipital lobes process information brought from the eye to the brain via the optic nerve. It might be assumed damage to the retina could lead to shrinkage of the occipital lobes (use it or lose it), but now it appears the occiput can sustain diabetic damage even before retinopathy takes place.
Eating wisely is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against Type 2 diabetes. But despite what you may have been told, carbohydrates are not to be avoided altogether. They are not harmful to you by nature. It depends on how you choose to eat them and when. Carbs are a preferred energy source in the body due to efficiency and convenience. Because of glycolysis, it is the most efficient means of extracting energy from a nutrient. In the absence of carbs, our body will convert other nutrients into glucose to compensate: This is known as gluconeogenesis.
A significant concern in Gestational or pregnancy induced diabetes is the likelihood the baby will be born overweight. This can lead to the need for a cesarean section or C-section, a broken shoulder during a vaginal birth, and an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes down the track in both the mother and the child. Obstetricians and midwives check for Gestational diabetes with the oral glucose tolerance test or OGTT, usually at between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy.
When it comes to your health, turn to natural remedies as often as you can. While this is not to say there cannot be a time and place for conventional medicine as there certainly is, you do want to go the natural route whenever possible. Going natural will help to reduce the overall risk of symptoms and side effects that come from prescription medicine, keeping you healthier in the long run. One natural treatment deserving your attention is apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar has been used for many years by people of all cultures and offers a broad range of significant benefits. Let us look at three benefits you should know about.
In August of 2017, the journal Nutrition Research and Practice reported on a study carried out on post menopausal Korean women who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. They were looking specifically at the risk of the ladies developing heart disease. Scientists at Ewha Women's University and Huh's Diabetes Clinics in Seoul, Korea, included 25 women in the study who had been supplemented with 800 micrograms of folic acid for eight weeks.
This essay tells about what is diabetes and its signs. It also tackles about ways to prevent it by eating a good diet.
Usually, diet and exercise are the first things that come to mind when people who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes think of losing weight. But let us look at another of those things we all know is beneficial but is often neglected. When was the last time you remember eating slowly? Taking your time, not dashing through the food on your plate. You have heard it is good for you. Eating is something we do several times each day and is part of our routine, so perhaps it is easy to overlook the importance of eating slowly. Have you ever been told gobbling food is good for you? It is highly unlikely it would do you any favors.
Lower extremity arterial disease, or LEAD, also known as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), or peripheral vascular disease (PVD) of the legs, can be a complication of Type 2 diabetes. Blood heavily laden with sugar damages the blood vessels, leading to poor circulation and clots. Where blood vessels are damaged cholesterol, calcium, and blood cells that cause clotting, can congregate to form a clot, or thrombus, further lowering the amount of oxygen-rich blood going to the legs and feet. A decrease in oxygenated blood being transported through the legs and feet can lead to oxygen starvation in the muscles.
Some may be surprised to learn Type 2 diabetes inflicts more than physiological stress. There is often an emotional burden with this form of diabetes, which makes it even harder to manage. Fortunately, these burdens can be relieved if you have initiative. High blood sugar levels and Type 2 diabetes should not be allowed to linger, as this health issue has the potential to become one of the most debilitating and deadly diseases in modern life. Let us go over some of the emotional aspects of Type 2 diabetes. For better or worse, these issues affect your mindset. Do your best to ensure it is only positive.
Blueberries are known to be highly nutritious and are one of the world's powerful sources of antioxidants. They contain anthocyanin, the pigment that gives them their blue color (other anthocyanins may be purple or red). Anthocyanins are thought to promote heart health, and decrease the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
Do you set a calorie limit for yourself? More importantly, do you regulate your intake in any way? If you are looking to lose weight, treat Type 2 diabetes, or make general health improvements, moderating your caloric intake is going to help you. You cannot afford to eat based on your appetite and guesses alone: this is what causes many people to become overweight, to begin with.
Whether it is weight loss, hypertension, hyperglycemia, or high blood cholesterol, there is always a search for the "magic pill" to cure these health problems. To some extent, methods of coping with these issues are available. For instance, there are many medications available to lower high blood pressure, high cholesterol readings, and blood sugar. The problem with many drugs or supplements is they do nothing to treat the cause.
If exercise were a pill, every doctor would prescribe it to people with Type 2 diabetes because of its positive effects. Physical activity is strongly recommended for lowering blood sugar levels and keeping Type 2 diabetes under control. Scientists at the University of Alberta and various other research institutions in Canada and Egypt, have found at least part of why exercise is so important. They discovered the level of a molecule known as interleukin-6 ( IL-6) was increased after moderate-intensity exercise in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
A calorie is a calorie. Or is it? Everyone is familiar with calories. We all know they serve as energy and their intake is the cause of changes in our body weight. What many do not know however is not all calories are the same. More specifically, it has to do with the source, whether it is food or drink.
Millions of people including Type 2 diabetics, are fighting the same weight loss battle you are. We all crave a lean physique. We all want a healthy body. But before we can have these, it seems we must toil. More specifically, we must build the foundation for a healthy life. Nothing can be produced without effort. Also, it is not just the foundation that matters. It is also what you build on it. Your lifestyle and how you maintain it will define your health and well-being for years to come. Your habits will determine the direction everything takes how you eat, what you eat, and even when you eat, matters.
Fruit is not off-limits for people with diabetes. It has too many good things going for it such as fiber and nutrients, as well as its natural sweetness. So, what are the best fruits diabetics can eat? It is the most common question which arises in the minds of diabetics as many of them believe that they can't eat fruits as all fruits contain all sugar content.
Teenagers often respond poorly to medications designed to increase insulin sensibility, compared with an adult. It has been thought adolescents have more severe cases than adults. Or could there be some other difference?
Liposuction became popular in the 80's as a way to sculpt an aesthetically pleasing body. Could the effect of removing fat tissue also prevent or help to control Type 2 diabetes and heart and blood vessel disease? That is what scientists at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, United States, wanted to know.
If you have Type 2 diabetes, one thing is for certain, and that is you need to be cautious about which beverages you put into your body. Many drinks contain a high volume of sugar, which will send your blood sugar levels soaring, making it hard to keep your condition under control. On the other hand, some beverages tend to do the opposite and will help to stabilize your blood sugar levels. Which beverages should you focus on?
Type 2 diabetes is a known risk factor for both nonalcoholic liver disease and peripheral vascular conditions. Scientists at Qingdao University and other research facilities in China have found a link between both conditions. In July of 2017, the Internal Medicine Journal reported on a study of two thousand six hundred and forty-six participants who had been previously diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. They were all at least 40 years of age. Those who had nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were at a high risk for peripheral vascular conditions. A total of 12.8 percent of the participants with the liver condition also had vascular conditions, compared with 7.8 percent of the participants without liver disease.
What is your greatest struggle? For you, it may be financial. It may have to do with your relationships. Maybe you are going through hard times at work. These are all hardships faced by the vast majority of us at one point or another. And you know what: some struggle is essential. How are you to better yourself or learn from your mistakes otherwise? Another common struggle many of us currently face or will encounter is to do with health. However, this is not something you should want to experience. There is nothing to be gained from seeing your health degrade, and there is no consolation in finding you have a disease be it acute or chronic.
Persistence could be explained as being a course of action in spite of difficulties. With persistence, you can achieve the most delicate of tasks. You can succeed when the odds are against you. Moreover, you can overcome the adversities that make many people quit. Staying power is a valuable quality. If more people had it, there would be a significant change in our society. Fewer people would succumb to preventable health issues: obesity and Type 2 diabetes would no longer debilitate so many lives.
According to recent research published in July 2017 in the online journal PLOS ONE, a critical six-month transition phase occurs in people before they can be diagnosed with full-blown Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Stanford University in Palo Alto, United States, and various other institutions in China studied 7,334 participants from the Maine (USA) State Health Information Exchange. The researchers looked at all the medical records dating back to 24 months before the Type 2 diabetes diagnosis was made. They found a critical period of six months prior to the diagnosis, a time when it might be possible to head off the disease.
One of the tenets of science is learning the mechanism of how something works and helps with knowing it does work. Walnuts are recommended for helping to control weight and blood sugar levels. A new study shows exactly how walnuts work. Small parts of the brain, called the left and right insula, is a section of the cerebral cortex and is located at the base of the Sylvian fissure. The insula is involved in the processing and control of emotions, memory, taste, and the craving for food among other things.
To be motivated means you have the desire to bring about something you desire but it's been said you must be careful with motivation. Initially, it may seem like there are no problems with motivation but as with many things, there are pros and cons. If you are not careful, you are going to make the common mistake of focusing on the former while neglecting the disadvantages. When it comes to health and well-being, you have to put in the work. Whether it is now or in the near future, there will be a time where you will need to stop procrastinating and fix your health issues, even if they are minor. Since the odds are against us as we age, this moment is inevitable.
The hare is quick. Like rabbits, they are fast-moving creatures. Tortoises, on the other hand, are anything but quick. Similar to sloths, no matter how hard they try there is a limit to how fast they can move. Now if we suggest you should move like a tortoise and not a hare when it comes to making changes to your lifestyle, you might get the impression we are advocating sluggishness over quickness. That is not the case. The difference comes down to efficiency.
One severe and all-too-common complication of Type 2 diabetes is kidney disease and their subsequent failure. Diabetic kidney disease is diagnosed by a test that looks for albumin, or the presence of protein in the urine. Albumin is a molecule usually found in the blood. When the kidneys filter blood, they keep the albumin in the bloodstream where it belongs. When the kidneys begin spilling albumin into the urine, a condition called albuminuria results. If it is allowed to go on or become worse, the kidneys can eventually shut down altogether. When that happens, the diabetic needs dialysis (artificial kidney), or a kidney transplant. When the diabetic receives a diagnosis of albuminuria, they are also in danger of having or developing heart and blood vessel disease.
Have you been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? And yes, there are reasons why you should feel upset. But take comfort in knowing this form of diabetes is a disease over which you can exercise a large amount of control. Whether you have just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or have been living with the disease for several years, diabetes is a disease that can be reversed and controlled. Do not think of yourself as a victim: think of yourself as a person who has choices to make.
Diabetes is among the current top killer diseases worldwide. Diabetes is a condition blood sugar deviates from the normal level. It is a life to death disease. Diabetes type II results from insulin not being used by the cells. Insulin is a hormone produced to keep blood sugar level at normal by pancreatic cells. Sugar builds up results from the resistance of the cells to insulin.
Over the past 20 years, the global epidemic of obesity explains the dramatic increase in the incidence and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes. The precise reasons that link the two conditions are - blur and yet, excess weight is an established risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Many times, obese individuals do not develop type 2 diabetes.
In July of 2017, the online journal Scientific Reports (Nature) published an article on diabetic retinopathy and the importance to people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes of keeping on top of their blood pressure reading. Workers at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil studied five hundred and forty-four Type 2 diabetics who were at high risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, a severe eye disease. Over the course of six years, the participants had an annual eye examination. Their blood pressure reading was taken as they went about their normal routines. Their aorta (artery from the heart to the rest of the body), was examined for stiffness. By the end of the study, one hundred and fifty-six of the participants either developed diabetic retinopathy or saw the condition grow worse.
There is much debate as to whether or not Type 2 diabetes is a preventable disease. Some believe there is little that can be done to stop its development, as it is mostly defined by genetics. Some people are more predisposed to this form of diabetes, so the influence of genes is real. Certain ethnicities come to mind, not to mention family history is also a proven factor. Believing there is not a preventable component to developing Type 2 diabetes would be a misunderstanding. In fact, three factors can make a difference.
Diabetics are especially prone to acid reflux, aka heartburn... that burning sensation you get in your throat, after a meal, as stomach acid is regurgitated up into your mouth. But what really causes acid reflux and what is the best way to treat it?
In July of 2017, the Journal of Diabetes Investigation reported on some interesting and potentially useful research from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University. The study included six hundred and eighty-two people who had been previously diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes with an average age of 64. By an average of 2.5 years, twenty-one of the participants were diagnosed with heart and blood vessel disease. Where fat around the inner organs was significantly greater than the amount of fat under the skin, the Type 2 diabetics were 82 percent more likely to develop heart and blood vessel disease than those participants with less fat around the organs. The scientists concluded measuring fat around the organs and just under the skin and dividing the former by the latter gives a ratio able to predict which people with Type 2 diabetes are at high risk for heart attacks or strokes.
The prevalence of diabetes has risen substantially in the past decade all over world, which has been linked to an "epidemic" of obesity. Besides obesity, it appears that there is a direct cause and effect link shown by correlation studies that air pollution exposure is linked to increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
When most people hear of diabetes, they think of Type 2. Even if an individual does not understand the disease, he is more likely to associate the disease with Type 2. This is because it is by far the most prevalent form of diabetes in our society. Type 2 diabetes makes up about 95 percent of all cases of diabetes.
People who have been diagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes are at risk for both dental and fungal infections. Not surprisingly scientists at the University of Fluminense in Brazil, and the Institute of Osvaldo Cross have found diabetics are at risk for developing Candida albicans (a type of fungus), infections in the mouth. Candida albicans is the same fungus that causes vaginal yeast infections. In May and June of 2017, the Journal of Applied Oral Science reported on a study comparing Type 2 diabetic and 15 non-diabetic participants.
We are going to assume you have weight to lose. How much weight exactly is irrelevant because it varies between individuals. With that said, if you are a middle-aged adult there is a likelihood you have more than just a few pounds you ought to lose. Even if you have been gaining half a pound a month over four years, that totals twenty-four pounds. Twenty pounds give or take, can mean the difference between being at a healthy weight or being overweight. There are many reasons to lose weight.
People with Type 2 diabetes are among those who can benefit the most from a healthier lifestyle. With just a few simple changes, you could see drastic improvements in your well-being. Whether you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or not, the following tips are going to help you recover your health. Considering the effects of aging, it is in everyone's best interest to eat healthily, look better, and improve their general health. Here are 25 lifestyle tips.
Type 2 diabetes is fraught with numerous complications, and there is much research going on now on how one complication should alert people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and their doctor to the possibility of more. In June of 2017, the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice reported on a study for diabetic foot osteomyelitis or bone and muscle infection, and heart and blood vessel disease. Scientists at San Donato Arezzo Hospital in Tuscany and several other research centers in Italy included one hundred and ninety-four people with diabetic foot osteomyelitis in their study. After a period of 2.8 years 73 or 13.2 percent, of the participants died and 59 of the participants died of heart and blood vessel disease.
In July of 2017 Planta Medica, a leading international journal in the field of natural products reported coffee is thought to be useful for preventing Type 2 diabetes, as well as other chronic health conditions. K. Nyberg, of the University of Leipzig, writes any one or more of 800 molecules in coffee could be responsible for lowering the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and liver disease. Drinking three to four cups of the beverage also appears not to cause heart problems. Both caffeine-containing coffee and decaffeinated coffee have the same effect, implying caffeine is not responsible for its health benefits.
Behind every action, there is motivation or purpose. Since humans are not senseless by nature, we act for a good reason. If there is an aspect of your life you want to or need to change, then you surely have your reasons for why you believe it is beneficial or necessary. When you want to make changes regarding your health, then it is guaranteed your motivation stems from the same source. If you are afflicted with a disease or if your health is sub-par, then you should have enough motivation to change. It is when we start to appreciate our health we no longer take it for granted.
Diabetic foot ulcers are a serious complication of Type 2 diabetes. Neuropathy, one of the long-term complications of diabetes that affect the nerves in your feet, may affect your ability to sense major trauma. If left unchecked the foot ulcer can result in bone infection and the need for limb amputation. One diabetic during his or her lifetime has a 25 percent risk of developing the condition.
It is no secret Type 2 diabetes is quickly becoming the largest epidemic of our time. Through lifestyle choices, you have the power to determine your health now, and in the years ahead. Most studies emphasize simple, and modest lifestyle changes pay off with huge dividends. The following tips are helpful not only for Type 2 diabetics but for all individuals looking to improve their health. Doctors can advise you, and your peers can offer suggestions: the responsibility is yours.
Necrobiosis lipoidica is sometimes referred to as necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum because it was first discovered in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and is often seen with the condition. Collagen, connective tissue, is replaced with immune cells, fat cells, and thickened blood vessels, to make what is called a granuloma. Granulomas are used to wall off infection, inflammation, or anything else the body perceives as undesirable. Gradually granulomas take on calcium and become as hard as bone.
Having Type 2 diabetes raises the risk of developing several types of disease. According to radiologists at the University of Montreal in Canada, Stanford University in Palo Alto, United States of America, and University of California at San Diego, USA, liver cancer is one disease to watch out for. In June of 2017, the medical journal Abdominal Radiology, the radiologists (physicians specializing in x-rays) listed a number of risk factors for developing liver cancer...
Type 2 diabetes is a predictable disease and it is not difficult to pinpoint its development. Its causes are well understood, meaning no one develops this form of diabetes for no apparent reason. This is not the case for the less common form of diabetes - Type 1, where despite theories suggesting a genetic component, its causes are not fully understood.
Heart and blood vessel disease is probably the most worrisome complication of Type 2 diabetes. In May of 2017, the online journal PLOS ONE reported on a study showing vitamin D is essential for forming new cells to line the inside of the vessels transporting blood throughout the entire body. Scientists at Tel Aviv University and several other research facilities in Israel recruited fifty-one people who had been previously diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The scientists removed from the participants, bone marrow cells destined to grow and develop into cells that would line the inside of blood vessels and produced them either with or without vitamin D. One week later the cells grown with vitamin D were healthier and better developed than those grown without the vitamin.
It is a travesty, so many people neglect their health and well-being because caring is inconvenient. Managing one's health requires work and attention, the same effort often given to other areas of a person's life. Your job, relationships, and the activities you engage in are undoubtedly important to you. But do you give the same amount of attention and effort to your health? Most people do not, and this is one reason why preventable diseases like Type 2 diabetes and obesity are rampant in our society.
In May of 2017, the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics reported medical nutrition therapy was found to be helpful in keeping newborns from becoming overweight in cases where their mother was diagnosed with Gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is the kind diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy. It affects about 7 percent of pregnancies - a fetus receiving high levels of sugar can store it as fat, just as in adults. Overweight children often become obese adults and are then at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Mothers of overweight newborns are at risk of needing c-sections. Scientists at Herning Hospital in Herning, Denmark, found the longer the mother diagnosed with Gestational diabetes followed their prescribed healthy diet, the lower the birthweight of their baby.
What we once knew about diabetes seems much simpler than it has turned out to be.Type 1, or juvenile-onset diabetes occurred in children and was caused by antibodies destroying the beta cells, the ones that make insulin in the pancreas. Type 2, or mature-onset, diabetes took place in adults usually over the age of 50. This form of diabetes was caused by insulin resistance, often brought on by being overweight or obese along with leading a sedentary lifestyle. Then we learned children could also acquire Type 2 diabetes, and "juvenile-onset" was dropped from Type 1. Type 3, or Gestational, diabetes was found to take place in pregnancy and acted like a temporary form of Type 2 diabetes, which was usually "cured" by the birth of the pregnant mother's infant.nNow the fourth form of diabetes, dubbed Type 1.5, has been found.
How you react to being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes does not have to dictate how you feel about the disease. Type 2 diabetes, while a lethal disease, is not a death sentence. Your life is not at immediate risk just because you are a diabetic. Even though it is a serious cause for concern and you most definitely should work on a solution, there is no need to damn yourself or lose spirit. It is certainly possible to live well despite having to control the type of carbohydrates and fats you need to eat each and every day.
You may consider taking part in physical activity essential for weight loss. In reality, it is only beneficial. It is certainly possible to lose weight with minimal exercise but in that case, you would need to take note of your calorie intake and make sure your food choices are balanced and healthy. If you choose to lose weight without exercise, however, you would be missing out on many benefits...
Various kinds of antidiabetic medications work by different means and have varying effects on the body as a whole. As research into such effects progress, we learn more about how to tailor the best drug regimen for each person. In June of 2017, the New England Journal of Medicine reported on a study of canagliflozin (Ivokana), a member of the gliflozin family, and what other effects it might have besides the already known ones.
It seems as if more and more people become unhealthy with age. As you get older, the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes rises. Approximately one out of five people age 65 and over have Type 2 diabetes. You could argue aging does not make it easier for any of us because our body loses its ability to manage minor issues with ease. But you could also say over time; our health becomes burdened with stress. Years of poor habits inevitably catch up, causing many of us to play catch up with our health ironically. One condition you should be worried about as you age is the Metabolic Syndrome.
Here is a question for you: how long can you go without eating? Have you asked yourself this question before? Often people shy away from attempting any challenge that could benefit their health because it takes a lot of work. Many Type 2 diabetics are quick to say they would love to lose weight but when it comes time to put in the work, they start looking for excuses. To lose weight you have to eat fewer calories than your body expends.
Diabetes has become an epidemic over the years, is increasing its momentum and not going to change any time soon. As it is a very highly self-inflicted problem, lifestyle-related diabetes has become the fastest growing disease in the western world. Projections show, type 2 diabetes will overtake coronary heart disease, depression and anxiety if not already done so. With this type of disease, the highest growth has been among young adults. There has been a rise in 21 to 29-year old's diagnosis and a 15 percent increase for those aged in their 30s. That diabetes only affects the older population is a myth.
"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." ~Benjamin Franklin. Mr. Franklin was known for getting a little sleep but going to bed early and having at least seven hours sleep has been linked to lowering the risk of developing Gestational diabetes. According to the study reported on in June of 2017 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, going to bed early and getting enough sleep during pregnancy can help prevent developing diabetes at this time. Evidence suggests a lack of sleep impairs the metabolism of sugar.
Presumably, you have something to look forward to if you are setting goals. If you are looking to treat Type 2 diabetes by lowering your blood sugar it could be because you want to reduce your risk of developing serious complications. You may want to lose weight - there is nothing wrong with striving for a healthier appearance. Just as there are rewards for reaching your goals, you should give yourself rewards for having good habits. Good habits are the foundation of a healthy lifestyle, which is essential for any health objective. Wanting to lose weight without following a healthy lifestyle is futile because even if you succeed in the short-term, you may eventually find yourself struggling with weight gain once again.
One of the birth defects seen in the infants of mothers who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, is heart problems. Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis along with several research institutions in the United States, set out to discover ways of predicting heart problems in newborns before the actual problems appear. Their work reported on in June of 2017 in the journal Pediatric Research, included 68 mother-infant pairs
We all are familiar with sugar, but a few of us are aware of the hidden sugar and sources of it. We routinely take these sources in our daily life and are adding sugar in our bodies without knowing it. This increases glucose levels in the body and sugar level in the blood. This adds all the risks related to an elevated sugar level in the blood. To avoid this situation and to save yourself from the threats of high blood sugar, you should be aware of the sources of hidden sugar. After knowing these hidden sources, you will be able to eliminate these from your daily routine.
Helpful bacteria live in the human gut and scientists are beginning to explore their possible use for helping to control Type 2 diabetes. These bacteria are known as probiotics and are given as supplements for a variety of illnesses.
You may feel as if there are countless ways to change your lifestyle. Based on the state of modern medicine, this is likely true. There are so many things you could do for different reasons. Despite the number of options available, however, you should be wary of trying anything that relies too much on science. A drug, an artificial supplement, or surgery are all alternatives for someone looking to make changes. But just because they are available to you does not mean they are options worth considering.
It has become common to start skipping meals when there is an intention to lose weight. The idea behind it is simple: by eating less, there will be a larger caloric deficit which will lead to quicker weight loss. Does it work? Yes. But just because skipping meals can be useful does not mean you should do it. If you did not know already, there are issues involved with skipping meals - some of which may make weight loss more difficult.
Pre-diabetes is the stage when the person is diagnosed partially of having the symptoms of diabetes but does not fully have all of the symptoms and cannot be called diabetic in true essence. It is the stage between normal life and diabetes and it is often called a grey period. Pre-diabetic stage can last for long periods or may not last very long.
Researchers at the University of Pavia in Pavia, Italy, have found the drug metformin extended release (XR) formula to be more efficient at controlling Type 2 diabetes than the drug metformin immediate release (IR) formula. In a study reported on in May of 2017 in the journal Drug Design and Developmental Therapy, two hundred and fifty-three people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes had HbA1c levels between 7.0 percent and 8.5 percent (poor control). For six months these Type 2 diabetics were divided into two groups and received either 1,000 to 3000 mg of metformin IR, or 500 to 1500 mg of metformin XR per day.
The thyroid gland is located in the neck and is responsible for making and releasing particular thyroid hormones. These hormones make it possible to burn energy for movement and heat. The Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is released by the pituitary gland situated at the base of the brain. It tells the thyroid gland when to make thyroid hormone. When the thyroid gland is sluggish, the pituitary produces more TSH to stimulate the thyroid to produce enough hormone. When elevated TSH is found, the sufferer is treated with thyroid hormones.
If you are new to exercise, getting started will seem daunting. It is normal not to know where to begin, but you will find your way, even if it takes some trial and error. More importantly, if you are looking to get started, it means you have made the decision to get active. Being active alone is a step forward, especially if you are not in great shape. Before you embark on a new exercise program, be sure to get your doctor's approval. Make sure your heart, your joints and your blood sugar readings are up to it. If you are to get fit, improve your health, and ultimately improve your quality of life, you will need to have an exercise program sorted along with a time that works for you. Let's go over the essentials of a physically active lifestyle.
For more than a decade preeclampsia and Gestational diabetes which is also known as diabetes of pregnancy, have been diagnosed together in sufficient numbers of women to make scientists suspect a relationship exists between the two. Preeclampsia is a condition in which pregnant women develop high blood pressure, and lose protein in their urine. Often they suffer swelling in their ankles, feet, and hands, as well as having abnormally sensitive reflexes. If not dealt with, the condition can progress on to eclampsia, or convulsions, endangering the lives of both the mother and child.