Preventing Diabetes in 3 Simple Steps

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Diabetes is a traitor sickness that kills millions yearly. Everyone is at risk of getting this disease. It can either be hereditary or from the kind of lifestyle you live. However, diabetes can be prevented depending on its severity. This can be done in 3 simple steps. First, exercise daily and engage in physical activities. This will help burn down the amount of carbohydrates you intake. It is also proven to lower down the blood sugar and make the body sensitive to insulin. Second, fiber intake should be maximized. This will help control the blood sugar level and get the heart to work properly. Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and seeds are a good source of fiber. It will also help to lose weight by making you feel full hence the need to eat more is eliminated. Lastly, eating foods made of whole grain is recommended. It helps to control the sugar levels and makes you crave less for more food.

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Stop the Craving Now

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Love for food is a gift that we should enjoy, however, too much of a good thing is a bad and the saying one is enough, two is too much are just few of the fact phrases we have to face. This is applicable for people who are suffering from diabetes and for people who do not know that bad eating habits will lead to diabetes.

The best thing that anyone with diabetes could do is to prevent future damage. Start a clean and healthy eating habits. One way you can do this is by cleaning your cabinets and fridge by replacing foods with good food. Avoid stress that may cause you to binge your heart out. Exercise also plays a crucial role as it helps produce endorphins which eventually suppress the food craving or the appetite. Eat at least 4-6 times a day but in small portions to help you stop your craving. Finally, do not starve yourself by not eating enough. One cause of craving is not eating enough calories which leads you to eat more.

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Oral hygiene and diabetes, connected?

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Oral hygiene is important. Not only because of the different oral diseases that may arise, but also that of diseases that are not “oral” in nature but are connected with oral hygiene such as diabetes.

Yes, diabetes is in fact linked with oral hygiene according to the latest report in Current Medical Research and Opinion, a UK medical journal. This was confirmed by an American periodontist, Dr. Ray Williams, stating that dentists and physicians need to collaborate more on their findings to determine the connection of oral hygiene and diabetes. It is said that orienting the people about the do’s and don’ts of maintaining good oral hygiene can lead to a lot of health benefits.

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The other side of aspirin.

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Obesity is a common problem in most Americans today. With the wide variety of unhealthy food choices and the urge to binge on them, chances of getting obese is indeed high. This “size” problem is mostly associated with insulin resistance, thus, making the obese more susceptible of having type II diabetes. There is, however, an aspirin like drug that has been proven to help the obese fight type II diabetes. This aspirin like tablets, also known as salicylates, can help the obese produce more and more insulin for their bodies. The drug is also known for reducing the glucose levels of the blood of those who have diabetes.

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Diet Soda And Diabetes

Diabetes is always closely linked to any sugary food. It raises the risk of a person to get Type 2 diabetes. But guess what? So does the diet sodas available in the market which boasts of it being sugar-free. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition did a study involving more than 66,000 women whose drinking pattern were self reported over fourteen years. It is a well known fact that women are more likely to order/buy diet drinks. This is because more women are concerned with their weight. During the fourteen year period, 1,369 of the women were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. This amount can be blamed on the artificially sweetened drinks / diet sodas. The study also showed that women consumed more diet – drinks than sugar sweetened ones. What is more surprising is that diet soda drinkers even have higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes than those who take regular soda. More of this study will be published for the public to see sometime soon.

Get Informed

 

One big problem about diabetes is that not a lot of people are informed about it. Just in the United States there are about 79 million people who are at risk for this disease. Add to that the number of people from the rest of the world and its a really scary number. Currently, we live in a world wherein so many people have an unhealthy lifestyle and if one is not careful, it could be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Many who are diagnosed with diabetes don’t even get advice on the proper way of treating the disease!

This unfortunate situation can be changed though if people who are influential can get the information out to the public on how to prevent diabetes. This can be done through the internet. Internet is an incredibly powerful source of knowledge and is widely used by billions around the world. A simple research from people will help.

 

Diabetes Management

38.jpgThe ultimate goal of diabetes management is keeping the levels of blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol similar to the normal range as possible. Keeping the glucose levels normal helps reduce the danger of developing major barriers of diabetes. Researchers established that whoever maintains a lower level of blood glucose through rigorous managing had considerably lesser rates of complications. In recent times, a study was conducted demonstrating the ability of thorough manipulation to lower the complications of diabetes . It also shows that serious management of blood glucose and blood pressure diminished the probability of blindness, kidney disease, stroke, and heart attack in people with type 2 diabetes.

J&J Diabetes Drug

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical developed their diabetes drug called canagliflozin. This drug is said to treat type 2 diabetes. The company is pushing to have their drug to be approved for the market to be sold under the brand name of Invokana. Naturally before this happens, some tests needs to be done if the drug is safe for mass production.  FDA (Food and Drug Administration) released the documents of the studies they’ve done on Tuesday. It says that the diabetes drug though effective at lowering the a key measure of blood sugar, it is also said that there’s a potential stroke and risk of heart attack/heart related problems.

Diabetes affects over 370 million people around the world. More than half of these cases are type 2 diabetes. The need for a drug to help treat this disease is high and there are only a few pharmaceutical companies that come up with solutions. On Thursday, a meeting will be held to discuss if the drug will be approved for sales in the US.

Fighting Diabetes

 

The way people have been taking care of themselves these days, it’s no wonder that there are millions of people around the world suffering from diabetes. People do not pay close attention to the food they consume and it’s one of the many factors that cause a person to have diabetes. But there are ways to put an end to this.

If people are just disciplined and know what the right food to eat and what not to, then diabetes can easily be avoided. First, one must have enough vitamins in their body. More importantly, Vitamin C. Go the natural way by fruits like oranges, strawberries and vegetables. Also fill up on antioxidants and spices like Cinnamon and Tumeric is perfect.

Good news for lovers of dairy products, researches have said that fermented products like cheese and yoghurt help reduce the risk of diabetes. If you are a fan of chocolates, go for the dark one. A bit of these delicious goodness will not just help reduce the risk of diabetes but also stroke and cardiovascular diseases. Just don’t overload on it. Eat in moderation.

Marked for Life


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One or more in our families today have diabetes. It may be hereditary or acquired it is a life-long disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. As with any other medical condition, knowing how to prevent diabetes is worth much more than a pound of cure. Furthermore, since there is no known cure for diabetes which is the sixth leading cause of death, taking steps to prevent the development of diabetes becomes even more critical. This is especially true if you have certain risk factors that make you a likely candidate for the disease. The majority of people diagnosed with diabetes are usually overweight. Body fat especially around the middle, increases your risk of developing diabetes. Knowing your family history gives a better idea of the increase chances of developing it later in life. Stay physically active. Regular exercise as always can help to prevent diabetes by controlling weight and improving blood flow. Exercise is especially important if genetics put you at risk for developing the disease. Eat a balanced diet, low in fat and sugars. Since diabetes involves impairment in the body’s ability to either produce or utilizes insulin to convert sugars into energy, it’s important to restrict the amount of glucose and starches consumed. It is what we eat that most of our illnesses occur. Get checked. Everyone over the age of 45 should schedule a blood glucose measurement test with their doctor every 3 years. However, if there are risk factors present, such as family history or obesity, regular testing should begin at an earlier age. Monitor your blood pressure regularly and take steps to reduce it, if applicable. Approximately 73 percent of adults with diabetes also suffer from high blood pressure. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. Studies have shown that bioflavonoids, the pigments that lend fruits and plants their color, may stimulate insulin production and inhibit glycation, the process in which damaged glucose molecules bind with proteins to create advanced glycation end products, or AGEs. While most AGEs are harmless, others disturb molecular functioning and contribute to organ and nerve damage. To better understand how this occurs, remember that glycation is what causes food in the oven to brown.
Keeping oneself healthy is a lifestyle that we often disregard and neglect. Eat in moderation and exercise to control blood sugar and prevent symptoms and complications.