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Prediabetes! – Resolve to Wean Yourself From Sugar

There can be many reasons why you are considering eating less sugar. For example, your doctor might diagnose you as having Prediabetes. Even though I don’t believe that there is such a thing as Prediabetes, you would do well to use this to make an association about your wellness and the power you possess to preserve it.

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Diabetes and Sleep Apnea, How Treating One Helps the Other

Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea are two conditions that are hard to live with. And the worst part is that you can be a type 2 diabetic and have obstructive sleep apnea, both without knowing it.

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Type 2 Diabetic Alzheimer’s, Insulin and Dementia

Type 2 diabetic Alzheimer’s caught my attention when I was reading about nasal insulin spray. It was on the market for a short while, but diabetics did not warm up to it, so it was taken off the market again.

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Diabetes And Fainting

People with diabetes, Type 1 or Type 2, can tell you that there are times when their disease can cause them to feel really lousy. They may feel “out of sorts”, have sudden mood swings, even feel grumpy or irritable. In fact, a diabetic can pretty much predict how they are going to feel if they eat certain foods that are not good for them, or their condition. But is it possible to actually faint at unfortunate moments from diabetes? In a way, yes, it is.

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Blood Sugar and Dementia!

Anyone diagnosed with diabetes runs a greater than the average risk of developing dementia. An article in the journal Neurology reported on the incidence of dementia in a village of over 1000 people studied by researchers at Kyushu University. Between 1988 and 2003, twenty-seven per cent of people with diabetes were diagnosed with dementia, compared with only 20 per cent of healthy people.

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Suffering From Diabetes?

The flavanones are a group of plant based nutrients that can be found in citrus fruits such as grapefruits and oranges. They are not classed as essential nutrients but research has revealed they have numerous health benefits. In this article I will be taking a deeper look at these nutrients and discussing 4 flavanone benefits in greater detail.

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A Possible Cure for Type 2 Diabetes

In its early stages Type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance. As the disease progresses, beta cells in the pancreas can fail to make insulin and injections become necessary. Researchers at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, set out to discover whether the disease could be reversed before progression to beta cell destruction could take place.

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Monogenic Diabetes

The most common kinds of diabetes, which would be type 1 and type 2, are polygenic, which means that the potential of developing these varieties of diabetes is related to many different genes. Several rare types of diabetes come from mutations in one gene and consequently are referred to as Monogenic Diabetes.

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Driving When You Have Diabetes

A big concern for newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetics is how their disease will affect their driving. For those who are keeping their blood sugar levels in check and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, they need only to keep their disease under close scrutiny. But for others, Type 2 diabetes may mean the difference in whether they can keep their driving license or if it will have to be surrendered.

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Where Is Stem Cell Research in Arthritis Heading?

A diabetic meal plan is really a way of recognizing which food products you have a choice of for your snacks as well as for your meals.

There’s a powerful link to having excessive unwanted weight and diabetes troubles. You’ll discover that quite a few people suffering from diabetes generally have excessive weight, an attribute that might explain the ever-increasing amount of heavy teens who happen to be clinically determined to have diabetes.

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Diabetic Test Strips

Diabetes is a condition that requires constant monitoring. Nearly every diabetic should have a kit for testing their blood sugar. Many purchase or receive supplies of a variety of test strip brands, and after a favorite is chosen, the other boxes are simply abandoned and left to gather dust. The relatively short shelf life of test strips often means having to deal with a growing collection of boxes that are of no use, and must be gotten rid of somehow. Frequently this means simply throwing perfectly good boxes of diabetic test strips in the garbage.

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Prediabetes in America

79 Million Americans Have Prediabetes, and Most Do Not Know It!

Prediabetes is a condition in which the blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to meet the criteria for Diabetes Type II. Unless this condition is detected, a person with Prediabetes will never know that his insulin is not working properly. Even though the beta cells of his pancreas will be working overtime to produce very high amounts of insulin in order to maintain normal blood sugars, he will not have any symptoms. Most people with Prediabetes will develop Diabetes type 2 within a 10-year time frame if they do not adopt lifestyle changes. (It takes about that long for their beta cells to wear out from the stress of having to produce so much extra insulin.) About 11% of people with Prediabetes develop overt diabetes every year. People with Prediabetes face 2-3 times the risk of heart attacks and strokes compared to those without it, and if and when they become diabetic, these risks increase further.

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Type 2 Diabetes – Healthy Carbs Contain Fiber!

Being diabetic means having to rely heavily on monitoring your carbohydrates. But where does fiber come into the picture? If you look on a food label it is listed in the carbs section, yet, it doesn’t add calories due to the fact it can’t be broken down in the body. So why all the confusion?

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A Diet Plan for Those With Diabetes

If you are a diabetic patient, then you must give importance to the food for diabetics. If you do not care about what you eat, then the condition may get worse. There are some products that you should include in your diet to control diabetes and there are some products that can make your condition worse. It is quiet likely for the diabetic patients to get confused about what they should eat and what they should avoid. Therefore, this article provides information about the diabetic foods that can help diabetic patients.

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Tidbits of Helpful Information for Diabetics and Others

Being diagnosed with Diabetes can send one’s world into a tailspin. There is so much to learn it can seem overwhelming at times. This article features some short “tidbits” of useful information for diabetics or anyone interested in their health. A pudding recipe is also included to show you how easy it is to eat healthy. Eating correctly does not have to be difficult once you are aware of the little changes to make in your diet. Hopefully, you will find some information below to make your life easier.

Just eliminating sugar from your diet will not control your blood sugar. Did you know bread is one of the biggest culprits for raising your blood sugar level? When the American Diabetes Association lifted the ban on sugar in 1994, it made a tablespoon of sugar equal to a slice of bread on the diabetic exchange. Each is considered a starch exchange. This is a reminder to be cautious with bread. When you eat a slice of white bread, it is like eating a spoonful of sugar. When you eat bread, it should always be whole-wheat or other whole-grain. Don’t even keep white bread in your house. And read the nutritional label and pay attention to the sugar listed even on whole-grain breads. If you have young children, they should be trained to eat healthy bread. My six-year-old granddaughter loves whole-grain breads because that is what she’s used to at my house.

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Dealing With Gestational Diabetes

About three to five pregnant women in every hundred are diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which can present when high placental hormones induce insulin resistance in a mother to be. This situation worsens as the placenta grows and if the pancreas cannot produce sufficient insulin to deal with higher pregnancy hormone levels.

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Do Supplements Affect Your Blood Sugar Levels?

The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey conducted in 1996 discovered that diabetics are 1.6 times more likely to use complementary anti-diabetic medications compared to their non-diabetic counterparts. In another national survey conducted from 1997 to 1998, it was shown that thirty-five percent of Type 2 diabetics used supplements to treat their condition.

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Evaluate The Best Exercise Routine For You

If you are a Type 2 diabetic, being physically active is one of the best natural ways to control your blood sugar according to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. However, there are still many other benefits associated with taking part in regular exercise.

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A Natural Cure for Diabetes

As a type 1 diabetic who has been living without any medication and with normal blood sugar levels for a while now, I know that a natural cure for diabetes is not a myth. If you doubt it, the best way to find out is to test it.

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Vitamins and Minerals That Diabetics Need!

Consuming a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and lean meat are the optimal approach to maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. But sometimes Type 2 diabetics do not get the recommended daily allowance of what they need. Whether in the foods they eat, or through supplements, there are some key vitamins and minerals that should be consumed to help ward off the side effects of Type 2 diabetes.

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