Diabetes : Health & Medical
Your blood sugar levels are not as low as you want them to be? Your HbA1c is registering over 7% and you want it to be less than 6.5%? If you are not making progress in the right direction, let's start at the beginning and check off these points.
Having diabetes doesn't mean your days of eating delicious food are over. It does, however, mean you'll need to start being more careful with what you take in. This doesn't mean simply avoiding sugary foods. What you should focus on is maintaining a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fat that inc
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Lowering blood pressure and blood fat levels to below current targets did not bring down higher risks of heart problems for diabetes patients, according to new results from a landmark federal study.
Besides professional medical treatment, the most important factor in treating diabetes successfully is a person's dietary habits. Certain foods should be eliminated from the diet, or at least cut down to a bare minimum (we know this as moderation).
It is easy to feel desperate and discouraged when you find out that you have diabetes, but Type 2 diabetes natural remedies are out there, so you shouldn't lose hope that one day you can live life normally again. Controlling blood sugar levels is surely tough, especially when you are accustomed
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Ever find it hard to remember facts or names? Turns out that a spike in your blood sugar can lead to short-term memory loss.Fluctuation in blood sugar is often associated with diabetes and weight gain, but a 2008 study from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition published findings that indicated
A recent study shows a 3 fold increased risk for dementia in folks with diabetes. The aging process by itself can lead to some loss of mental acuity. In patients with type 2 diabetes, the dementia, or severe loss of mental sharpness, comes on faster and is more severe than in others without diabetes
Some women are more prone to Type II diabetes due to a condition which often remains unnoticed. This is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS. It affects between 6 to 10 % women of childbearing age and increases the risk of diabetes significantly.
Unfortunately, there is no magic answer to losing weight or keeping it stable. But the good news is, if you can manage it, a reduction of 5 to 10 percent in body weight will make your Type 2 diabetes substantially easier to manage, reducing your HbA1c by between 1 and 2 percent on average. While thi
If you or a loved one has diabetes you need to know when to seek medical attention, either routine or emergency. There are some symptoms that under normal circumstances are not serious but for a diabetic can be life threatening. To assure proper care of the individual you need to be aware of what to
Diabetes is a disease that affects nearly 24 million people in the United States alone. Furthermore, 57 million additional people are classified as pre-diabetic, where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be called diabetes. Although treatment for diabetes is certa
Almonds are more than just a simple and tasty snack food and are now recognized as a source of nutrients and phytochemicals that can lead to reduced risk of heart attacks, lower LDL cholesterol levels and improved glycemic controls. This is especially of interest to people with diabetes, as discusse
When a person who doesn't have diabetes takes exercise, the release of insulin from the pancreas is shut down, whereas other hormones are produced that cause the blood glucose level to rise. When you're taking insulin or sulphonylurea (SU) tablets, however, your insulin level goes on risin