Stop Diabetes Before It Begins

sxType 2 diabetes is a fascinating disease, and not because of its complications. Rather, it’s because this form of diabetes has an interesting development. And that’s putting it mildly. Many people think there is a strong genetic component influencing the development of the disease. While research supports this theory, it is not the primary factor.

That’s because Type 2 diabetes is largely a man-made disease. An individual’s eating behaviors and lifestyle choices are what largely determine his or her chances of developing this form of diabetes. In this day and age, practically anyone can be afflicted with this health problem. It is not a disease that discriminates. It will likely affect those who invite it because they happen to be living poor lifestyles, characterized by poor decisions.

It’s a shame most adults are not aware of their ability to stop Type 2 diabetes before it begins. It’s realistic to believe one can prevent developing this disease before it ever starts to take shape. That’s because the primary causes of this form of diabetes are controllable factors, so all it takes is some prudence…

  • if you happen to

Is There a Connection Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Diabetic Kidney Disease

ssPeople who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are known to have the tendency toward low vitamin D levels. Nephropathy, or kidney disease, is a complication of diabetes. Could the two be related? That’s what investigators at Qilu Hospital of Shandong University and several other research centers in Jinan, China, set out to learn.

Their study, reported on in the Journal of Medical Research in March 2016, included…

  • 240 participants with diabetic nephropathy and
  • 60 healthy participants.

Vitamin D levels were lower in the participants diagnosed with diabetic nephropathy than in the healthy participants. Vitamin D levels were correlated with several factors…

  • age
  • gender
  • the length of time with Type 2 diabetes
  • body mass index (height to weight ratio)
  • blood pressure
  • fasting blood sugar
  • HbA1c (sugar in red blood cells)
  • diabetic retinopathy, a type of eye disease

It was concluded the factors above all indicated a vitamin D deficiency. Age and gender are things we can do little about. We can stave off Type 2 diabetes, perhaps indefinitely, by maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program. Which leads us to BMI…

  • a BMI of 25 or under helps to prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes.
  • a blood

Is Diabetes Less Controlled in Young Children?

2wIn the month of March 2016, the journal Pediatric Diabetes reported on the results of a study carried out to learn how adequately children are treated for Type 2 diabetes and its associated complications. The research took place in several US hospitals and universities belonging to the Pediatrics Diabetes Consortium. A total of 598 Type 2 diabetics under the age of 21 were included.

Although the participants with the longest history of diabetes had been treated with the highest amount of insulin, these children had the poorest diabetic control…

  • among the children who had the condition for less than one year, the average HbA1c level was 6.7 percent,
  • while the average HbA1c for those who had the condition for at least four years, was 9.7 percent.

Of the participants with high blood pressure readings, only about a third were being treated for hypertension. Only 11 percent of those with abnormal fats in their blood were given treatment for that particular condition. The beginning of kidney malfunction and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease were seen in about 5 percent of these young participants.

From the above results, it was concluded blood

Make Sticking With Your Diabetic Diet A No-Brainer With These Quick Tips

Struggling to stick to your Type 2 diabetes eating plan? If so, you aren’t alone. Millions of diabetics worldwide start on a healthy eating plan each year, and millions of people fall off those plans as well.

What gives? Why can so few people stick with their Type 2 diabetic diet plan?

When it comes to maintaining a healthy eating plan, it’s important you have a few go-to strategies on hand. These will help boost your motivation and commitment and keep you going during those hard times. Let’s see a few smart strategies to consider…

1. Set Realistic Expectations. First things first. When you initially begin your diabetic diet, make sure you are setting realistic expectations. If you don’t have good goals coming out of the gate, you’ll only feel defeated before you begin.

Remember you can only do so much. If you haven’t been 120 pounds since you were 15 years old, chances are, 120 is not an ideal bodyweight for you.

Set something more realistic that is achievable to help you lower your blood sugar levels and lose weight.

2. Add Exercise. While you might think it would be easier just to exercise or just to diet, often this isn’t the case. Those who

The Risks a Diabetic Woman Faces in Pregnancy

Diabetes type 1 may be found in certain families and passed to offspring. It is therefore important for affected individuals to assess their circumstances.

There are no fast hard rules that can be laid down but it is important to note that diabetic pregnant women undergo far greater stress than a non-diabetic pregnant women.

It is important to consider the possibility that the child of a type diabetic may also become diabetic.

For example, if both husband and wife have diabetes, or have families with a history of diabetes, the chances of having a diabetic offspring are higher than where none of the parents is diabetic.

If on the other hand if one partner has diabetes with no family history of diabetes, there is a slight possibility of having a diabetic offspring.

Let me hasten to add that diabetic woman married to a diabetic man may give birth to a child who may not be diabetic. What we have considered is the possibility that a child may be diabetic from two diabetic parents.

In addition, it is possible to have a diabetic person in a family without a history of diabetes because of environmental conditions.

Let’s now look at the situation of a diabetic pregnant woman. Pregnancy

The Plateau of Faith I Have in Myself, To Heal Myself

As I was surfing the web one day, I saw this message that said; “URGENT DIABETES HEALTH BULLETIN.”

“An Important Message for Diabetics.”

Knowing of family members with diabetes, and having spoken to many others over the years, I gave it my undivided attention.

So I begin to read it. Even though I am not a diabetic, I have talked to dozens of people who were.

One of my previous jobs was that of a Para-transit driver. Such a job entails – driving people to and from hospitals and clinics. Taking people to dialysis clinics etc. And when I tell you these people talk, I mean these people talk.

The job also included helping people who cannot walk too well, and people who were wheelchair-bound. Driving people who were blind or visually impaired. And by the way, I struck up some of the most interesting conversations with people who were totally blind. We also drove people to work who cannot use public transportation for various physical or mental reasons.

And with that said, not only did we drive people with various physical disabilities – we drove our share of men and women, boys and girls with serious mental issues also.

It might seem like a very

Best Home Remedy for Diabetes

Diabetes has become a very common health problem. It can damage the kidneys and leads to many serious problems like- nerve damage, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke etc. Today we are dependent on medicines but there are many simple solutions for this type of diseases.

Do you know you can solve your diabetes issue within a few weeks in your home? There has a simple home remedy for that. You need only a vegetable, which is Bitter Gourd. You have to follow the process step by step.

Step 1: Buy 0.5 kg fresh Bitter Gourd from the market. Rinse them well in water.

Step 2: Slice them in a round shape. Take the sliced Bitter Gourds in a grinder. Add some water and grind them to a smooth juice.

Step 3: Remove the juice in a big dish and keep it on the floor.

Step 4: Sit on a chair and place your feet on the juice. Stir the juice with your feet. Continue it for 15 to 20 minutes.

You will feel the bitter taste in your mouth after 15 minutes. Actually, you have to stir continue until the taste comes to your tongue. Normally it takes almost 15-20 minutes. But it will take almost

Is a High White Blood Cell Count Involved in Gestational Diabetes

The causes of Gestational diabetes or diabetes of pregnancy are turning out to be more complicated the more research is carried out on the condition. In March 2016, the medical journal Endocrine reports the results of a study on molecules involved in immunity and their possible role in Gestational diabetes.

For a healthy pregnancy, the fetus must not be treated as a foreign body for the immune system to attack. Individual molecules involved in immune responses work with white blood cells to prevent them attacking the fetus. If those white cells and molecules were not functioning properly, could a resulting inflammation be involved in the development of Gestational diabetes?

Researchers at the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, looked at molecules that regulate the immune response during pregnancy. Their goal was to learn whether such molecules and white blood cells could be implicated in inflammation and Gestational diabetes. Their study included…

  • 30 healthy pregnant women, and
  • 20 women diagnosed with diabetes during their pregnancy.

It was found…

  • the women with diabetes diagnosed during their pregnancy had a significantly higher number of white blood cells than healthy women. Some white cells were seen only in women treated with insulin.
  • molecules stimulating white blood cells to attack were more

Prevent It, Understand It, Treat It!

It’s unfortunate Type 2 diabetes is so widespread in today’s day and age. But that’s the way it is. Ignorance has caused many to suffer from a preventable disease. If you have Type 2 diabetes, though, don’t despair. There is always something you can do to improve your condition. Treatment is always an option – an option that is highly recommended.

In this discussion, I’d like to go over three facets of this form of diabetes…

  • prevention,
  • understanding, and
  • treatment.

Let’s not waste time in getting to the details…

1. Prevention. Prevention is ultimately more important than treatment. Unfortunately, most people are not aware of this fact and choose to neglect their health in the early stages of the disease. Type 2 diabetes starts as prediabetes, which is a condition characterized by increased sugar levels in the blood. As blood sugar levels continue to rise, eventually prediabetes evolves into full-blown Type 2 diabetes.

Proper nutrition and a physically active lifestyle are two key ingredients to preventing diabetes. It helps to control your weight as well.

2. Understanding. Most adults are not entirely aware of what constitutes being a diabetic. Diabetes is characterized by hyperglycemia, which as previously mentioned is a state of chronically elevated blood sugar levels

The Key to the State of Your Health Is Your Diet

If more people became educated about the importance of a healthy diet, there wouldn’t be nearly as many health problems in our society. Practically all of the common diseases encountered by adults today are a result of a poor lifestyle, where an unhealthy diet is an ultimate factor. Everything revolves around your food choices: your weight, your energy levels, your immune system, and your internal well-being all depend on a healthy diet to be at an optimal state…

  • if you eat too much, you’ll gain weight,
  • if your diet does not contain a healthy balance of nutrients, your energy levels will suffer, and
  • if your diet is poor, your immune system will be compromised.

And of course, you’ll leave yourself vulnerable to a host of diseases if your internal health is impaired.

While physical activity is an essential factor worth mentioning, nothing is more important than your eating plan as it pertains to your health.

It’s a shame so many adults are Type 2 diabetic nowadays. Type 2 diabetes, a disease once called “adult-onset diabetes,” now affects adolescents and children. A short time ago it only affected adults since one’s health becomes much more sensitive with age. Now we see the incidence of Type 2 diabetes

Good News for Diabetics

Diabetes Mellitus type 2 (DMT2) affects over 350 million people worldwide, being the most common variety of diabetes. And the tendency is for this number to grow. A patient suffering from DMT2 displays chronically low insulin blood levels and subsequently high glycemia levels, which increases the risk of several health problems, such as retinophaty, nephropathy, neurophaty, obesity, hypertesion and dyslipidemia. But there are some positive news coming from ground-breaking research about whey supplementation for diabetics or even for healthy individuals wishing to prevent diabetes from occurring.

Researchers found that whey protein, popular among bodybuilders, weightlifters and athletes to build, develop and maintain muscle mass, stimulates the production of a gut hormone, the GLP-1. This way, studies demonstrated the potential of whey for reducing appetite, and thus for preventing the excessive sugar intake and hyperglycemia, which can lead to the development of diabetes along with its associated complications.

Studies realized in Sweden [1] and Australia [2] shown that when administered whey during lunch (or 30 minutes before), the blood insulin levels rose by 57% and the blood glucose levels dropped by 21% compared to individuals who did not take a protein supplement. And these results back up other research, making whey supplementation a

Diabetes and Self Help Plus Spiritual Healing

It’s an insidious disease and those who suffer from it may have this handicap for the remainder of their lives, but it doesn’t have to be that way. One doesn’t suddenly wake up with diabetes as there is an onset stage. Type 2 is the most common and it affects children as well as adults and it can be reversed. Symptoms occur long before diagnosis and healing through the Spirit is also possible.

Sugar and overweight conditions cause it and obesity is rampant. Latest reports show there are more people obese than underweight people in the world today. This is a serious statistic and the reasons may be less obvious that the craving one has for fast food and sugar loaded drinks.

A few years ago my doctor took some tests that suggested I was border-line diabetic. My grandmother suffered from it and the genes run in the family. Like everything, however, the trigger for onset of a genetically inherited disease is usually environment. At that time in my life my days were spent writing.

Following my reincarnation the Spirit of the Universe, the only God, called me to tear down the wall of churches and bring in the harvest. That is because

An Enormous Public Health Problem

Over 20 million Americans are known to have diabetes mellitus. This is nearly 7% of the US population. Another 6-7 million people living in the US are also diabetic but do not know it — it has not been diagnosed or even recognized — and thus is not managed in any form. Astonishingly, approximately 60 million individuals in the US have prediabetes, which is a distinct and authentic metabolic disorder that easily and often progresses to the overt diabetes condition. The prevalence of both conditions grows yearly, but the majority of individuals with either condition are not diagnosed.

Around the world, the number of people with prediabetes approaches 350 million. Public health experts predict this number will pass 400 million by 2020. In past years, prediabetes was not recognized but was simply acknowledged as impaired fasting glucose, or glucose intolerance. Glucose intolerance was most frequently minimized as a concern. Folks were told simply to reduce sugar intake and to try to lose a few pounds — or not told anything. However, we now know that the “glucose intolerant condition” — or what we now formally name “prediabetes” — shall progress to overt diabetes mellitus at the rate of approximately 5%

Diabetes Is More Predictable Than You Think

It’s unfortunate many adults believe Type 2 diabetes is a disease that develops by coincidence. Some diabetics blame their genes and family history. Others blame their luck. Rarely do you find people who are humble enough to point at themselves and admit their actions and behaviors were the cause? It takes a special person to realize they are the one entirely at fault – this could not be any truer when this form of diabetes is involved. Type 2 diabetes never afflicts someone by coincidence. There is always one major underlying factor or a multitude of components that influenced the development of the disease in the first place. Even though some people have a higher risk of developing the condition by their ethnicity or family history, Type 2 diabetes remains a preventable disease.

Which means the factors leading to full-blown Type 2 diabetes are controllable: some people seem to think diabetes is unpredictable by nature. And that’s not only in regards to its inception. The general belief is also Type 2 diabetes can get worse at any time, and some of its harshest complications such as heart disease and stroke can happen at a moment’s notice.

While heart attack and stroke

Is This Breakfast Food Bad For You

Many people have poor habits that hinder their chances at healthy living. Poor diets are the norm, which is the reason why diseases like obesity and Type 2 diabetes are now ubiquitous.

There are two main reasons why poor diets exist…

  • overeating, and
  • an unhealthy intake of carbohydrates.

In this discussion, let’s focus on the latter.

Carbohydrates are essential. Many adults have been led to believe we either need to consume carbohydrates frequently, or we should disregard them altogether. The result is often a diet with no direction because too much, or too little of what’s essential tends to be harmful. Balance is often necessary.

Most people are guilty of eating too many carbohydrates on a daily basis. Especially low-quality carbohydrates that have a poor nutritional profile and a high glycemic index (GI). Eating mediocre sources of carbs can cause an adult to become nutritionally deprived while inflating their blood sugar levels over time.

Moreover, we’d like to mention granola as a source of carbohydrates. Granola is a staple in many diets because it is so versatile. It’s great with fruits, yogurt, or milk, and it provides for a satisfying breakfast. The problem, however, is granola tends to be highly caloric.

Just one cup of granola can

Helping to Overcome Depression in Diabetes

During the month of April 2016, the Journal of Nursing Research reports three factors having to do with depression in Type 2 diabetes…

  • lack of sleep,
  • little physical activity, and
  • frequent times of inactivity.

Registered Nurses at Chang Gung University of Science and Technology looked at 696 older participants diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. A total of 16.8 percent of these participants suffered from depression. It was concluded promoting sleep by increasing daily physical activity plus a more active lifestyle are needed to fight depression in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Physical activity inspires your brain to make endorphins. These endorphins are molecules similar to morphine and are known for helping us to feel happy. So it is not surprising exercise is a good treatment for depression. Exercise is, of course, also useful for weight control and raising insulin sensitivity, which in turn lowers blood sugar levels and helps prevent or control Type 2 diabetes…

  • walking,
  • swimming,
  • bicycle riding, and
  • dancing

are all ideal aerobic physical activities. These activities make your heart rate, and breathing go faster, uses up calories, and in turn, leads to physical fitness.

People often do not walk because they perceive their neighborhoods as lacking amenities, or connecting streets that are good for

The Best Foods To Combat Inflammation In Several Conditions Including Diabetes

One of the top leading “killers” so to speak in today’s society is excess inflammation. While inflammation per say is unlikely to become fatal, the problem is with what’s associated with the inflammation.

When inflammation is high in your body, there is usually a lot of free-radical damage to innocent cells and tissues. Inflammatory markers are usually elevated if you have…

  • heart disease,
  • obesity,
  • Type 2 diabetes,
  • arthritis,
  • chronic fatigue syndrome, and
  • autoimmune conditions disorders such as lupus, multiple sclerosis or Chron’s disease.

In short, inflammation must be stopped. One of the best ways to prevent high inflammation levels in your body is through making a few smart changes to your lifestyle.

Along with getting sufficient sleep at night, the foods you eat on a daily basis will also contribute to bettering or worsening inflammation. Let’s go over a few of the best foods to eat if you want to get this health issue under control…

1. Olive Oil. One of the frequently used healthy fats, olive oil, is perfect for combating inflammation. This unsaturated oil is excellent for drizzling on top of salads and in addition to decreasing inflammation levels can also help to lower your risk of developing heart disease.

As it has a lower smoke point, avoid

How Does Your Eating Plan Affect Your Health

Make no mistake: your eating plan is key to your health. Your well-being relies so much on your diet plan and nutrition it would be a tragedy if you were to neglect healthy eating. Unfortunately, this happens to be the case for the vast majority of people. Eating plans are neglected which leads to a host of health complications with the passage of time.

One condition, in particular, Type 2 diabetes, is practically a given with a poor diet that is not treated soon enough. That’s right; a poor diet is a serious problem that must be addressed. Otherwise…

  • weight gain results,
  • cardiovascular health degrades, and
  • blood sugar levels and insulin resistance increase.

All of which lead to the development of Type 2 diabetes and several other lethal diseases. Make no mistake – your eating plan is everything.

It’s not that you have to take any drastic measures, either. Often all you need to do is moderate your vices and make sure to eat healthily a majority of the time. Life would be extremely stressful if you were to limit yourself to a strict diet just because of your health. Indeed, that’s what often happens with many crash diets. No carbs, no fats, protein only,

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus, often shortened as Diabetes, is a medical condition in which the cells of the body find it difficult to absorb and utilize sugar or because there is inadequate secretion of insulin. This results in high level of sugar in the blood. The first signs are frequent urination known as polyuria, constant thirst – polydipsia and constant hunger – polyphagia.

There are three main types of Diabetes – Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Gestation Diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes

Here, the body does not secrete insulin at all. Due to the fact that people usually develop it before the age of forty, it often referred to as either juvenile diabetes or early-onset diabetes. People hardly talk about this type of diabetes because it is not half as prevalent as type 2 diabetes. However, it is also dangerous. Patients of type 1 diabetes have to take insulin injection that will enhance absorption of sugar for the rest of their lives. This will in turn regulate the blood sugar level. They also have to follow a special diet as prescribed by their physician.

Type 2 Diabetes

For this type of diabetes, it is either the body secretes inadequate insulin or the cells in the body

Long Term Goals Are the Answer to Reversing Your Diabetes

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if you could diet for two weeks and see all of your health problems go away? Or, if you could exercise rigorously for one month to get a lean midsection? It would be fantastic! Unfortunately, as you’re probably aware, this is rarely if ever the case. Quick fixes may produce instant results, but how often do they instigate the sort of change that lasts?

Many people focus exclusively on the short-term. Type 2 diabetes needs to be treated right here and now…

  • high and unstable blood sugar levels need to return to within a normal range as quickly as possible, and
  • high blood pressure needs to be taken care of immediately.

While these are ambitious goals, it’s simply not realistic to achieve such feats in a short amount of time. You should certainly aim high, but keep your feet on the ground while you do it.

It’s a harsh reality for many, but it’s an essential one: short-term solutions are not suitable to be used as long-term solutions. While it’s fine to experiment with the former, you should most definitely focus on the latter. When it comes to your health, rarely will something be taken care of promptly. More often