Category: Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that develops when the body does not make enough insulin, or cannot use the insulin it makes. A gland in the body, called the pancreas, makes insulin. The food we eat breaks down into glucose and is transported by the bloodstream. Insulin moves the glucose from the bloodstream into body cells. Glucose (also called blood sugar) provides the cells with the energy to do their jobs.

How Does Magnesium Influence Our Health 0

How Does Magnesium Influence Our Health

How Does Magnesium Influence Our Health Magnesium is one of the essential minerals in our body. It provides more than 300 biochemical reactions in our organism to work well, thus supporting our muscles, nerves, immune systems, heart and bones to perform optimally their daily activities. Furthermore, hundreds of studies prove that magnesium can prevent many diseases and ill bodily functions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, osteoporosis, diabetes etc. Magnesium is, also, responsible for proper consumption of other minerals, and the best example is calcium, which our body cannot absorb thoroughly without enough magnesium. The article “Health Benefits of Magnesium” describes magnesium’s influence on our health condition. How Does Magnesium Influence Our Health Without the presence of magnesium in the body, energy could not be produced or used in the cells, muscles could not contract and relax, and key hormones could not be synthesized to help control vital bodily functions. It is not surprising, then, the role that magnesium has been shown to play in the prevention of common diseases and conditions. According to the National Institutes of Health: Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps...


New Diabetes Type 2 Pill Launched

New Diabetes Type 2 Pill Launched A new diabetes type 2 pill launched today to help control blood sugar levels. In type 2 diabetes the body does not produce enough insulin for the body to function properly and approximately ninety percent of all cases of diabetes in the world are of type 2. Using conventional methods some people may be able to control their type 2 diabetes symptoms by losing weight, following a healthy diet, doing plenty of exercise, and monitoring their blood glucose levels. However, type 2 diabetes is typically a disease that gets progressively worse- and the patient will probably end up have to take insulin, usually in tablet form. However using a non conventional approach we believe it is possible to cure diabetes. Simply go on a raw food diet for thirty days! Look up diabetic cures on the internet. However if you prefer the conventional approach that eventually leads to a worsening then here is a good article on a new pill:- “Janssen has announced the launch of INVOKANA® (canagliflozin) in the UK, a new Type 2 diabetes treatment shown to reduce blood sugar levels in people for whom diet and lifestyle measures or treatment with other blood...


The Important Foods for Diabetes

The Important Foods for Diabetes There are some foods that can help the health of your body and if you are looking for foods for diabetes then you want ones that will not increase your blood sugar. It is important that you consider the food that you are consuming and if it is a high glycemic number, above 15, then it will be having an effect on your blood sugar. It is important for diabetics to control the sugar in their blood and if they are aware of the best foods to eat, then they will find controlling their blood sugar easier. It is important that you try and avoid having a high carbohydrate diet, you are looking at cutting this kind of food from your diet as much as possible, but if you eat some it is important that you combine it with protein and fat. This will slow done the process of absorption. This video looks at a selection of foods that you can eat that doesn’t affect the blood sugar content. It is important that if you are diabetic that you consider the food that you are eating and what it does to your body. It can...

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Eat Nuts Every Day

Eat Nuts Every Day Eat nuts every day and live longer, that’s the results of a study that looked at eating nuts and links to various diseases and longevity. Data was analysed over a thirty year period and from over 120,000 people. There appeared to be no difference between tree growing nuts such as cashew nuts and ground growing nuts such as peanuts. Just a handful a day appears to be enough to bring about these benefits. The data also corresponds to previous studies showing that eating nuts may lower diseases including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, colon cancer and diverticulitis. “Scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health came to this conclusion after analyzing data on nearly 120,000 people collected over 30 years. The analysis also showed that regular nut eaters tended to be slimmer than those who ate no nuts, putting to rest the notion that eating nuts leads to weight gain. Senior author Charles S. Fuchs, director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center at Dana-Farber and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and colleagues also examined how eating nuts or not related to causes of death....

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High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training Can  high intensity interval training be the answer you have been looking for? High intensity interval training or HIIT, is a regimen where you exercise at maximum for around twenty seconds and then have a rest or exercise at a lower rate. You repeat this a number of times. There appear to be many variations but the best one I have come cross for people who do not generally have the time to exercise properly is one that involves a high burst (on an exercise bike) for twenty seconds followed by 2 minutes of medium peddling, repeated three times and the exercise then repeated again every other day. So basically 1 minute of high intensity a day three times a week! High Intensity Interval Training Here is some background:- “A HIIT session consists of a warm up period of exercise, followed by three to ten repetitions of high intensity exercise, separated by medium intensity exercise for recovery, and ending with a period of cool down exercise. The high intensity exercise should be done at near maximum intensity. The medium exercise should be about 50% intensity. The number of repetitions and length of each depends on the...


Diabetes Is On The Rise

Diabetes is on the rise according to a study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is not surprising since most people in the West continue to be overweight, lack exercise and by enlarge eat the wrong diet. Furthermore the onset of diabetes, if not immediately controlled, can lead to many years of  insulin injections and also a host of other diseases such as kidney failure. “The report shows that between 1995 and 2000 the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in all states of the US, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, increased by 50% or more in 42 states, and by 100% in 18 states. Ann Albright, director of CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation, says in a press statement that in 1995, there were only three states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, where 6 out of 100 people or more had been diagnosed with diabetes. “By 2010, all 50 states had a prevalence of more than 6%”, she adds. By region, the largest increases are in the South, followed by the West, Midwest and Northeast, says report first author Linda Geiss. The states showing the largest increases are Oklahoma (226%), Kentucky (158%), Georgia (145%),...

Diabetes Type 1 & 2 0

Diabetes Type 1 & 2

DIABETES TYPE I Type I diabetes is a disease that develops when the body does not make enough insulin. The food we eat breaks down into glucose and is transported by the bloodstream. Insulin, a hormone released by the pancreas, moves the glucose from the bloodstream into the body cells. Glucose (also called blood sugar) provides the cells with the energy to do their jobs. Diabetes is diagnosed when too much glucose remains in the blood due to lack of insulin. Type I diabetes usually occurs in children and young adults less than 30 years old. It develops quickly, sometimes within days. When the body stops making enough insulin, glucose builds up in the blood and cannot get into the body cells. People may have very high blood glucose levels when their diabetes is first diagnosed. High blood glucose is called hyperglycemia. A person with hyperglycemia may have: increased thirst and hunger frequent urination weakness and fatigue blurry vision or unplanned weight loss Type I diabetes is controlled by: taking insulin shots every day carefully monitoring blood sugar levels eating healthy foods and exercising Uncontrolled diabetes causes many problems, such as: heart and kidney disease blindness stroke nerve damage and...

Gestational Diabetes Diet Plan 0

Gestational Diabetes Diet Plan

Gestational Diabetes Diet Plan Keeping to a gestational diabetes diet plan is very important if you have been diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy. It is vital to your own health as well as the health of the baby that your blood sugar levels are managed and controlled during your pregnancy.   Gestational diabetes is diagnosed when women who have not been diabetic before develop diabetes during pregnancy. Most pregnant women are tested for it as a matter of routine. It happens because the needs of the baby for glucose, which provides energy, interfere with the body’s normal insulin-based regulatory mechanism. If you maintain close contact with your health care provider during your pregnancy and take any medications that they prescribe as well as following the gestational diabetes diet plan that they will help you to formulate, there is every chance that you will have a normal birth with a healthy baby. The diabetes often goes away when the baby is born.   The main principles of a diet plan for pregnant women with diabetes are the same as for other forms of diabetes:   Avoid refined sugars, including high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), and any foods that contain them. Replace...