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Does this sound like you? As you’re going about your day, you notice you’re drinking more water than usual and making more frequent trips to the restroom. You can’t figure out why you’re so hungry since you’re eating the same amount as usual. Plus, you may be surprised to find your even losing weight–and you haven’t tried to. And by the end of the day you’re bone tired, much more than you should be.
What’s going on here? If you’ve had these symptoms for a while, it could be you have prediabetes.
Diabetes has been on the rise lately - along with the average weight of Americans. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are nearly 26 million people in the United States alone who have been diagnosed with the disease. Approximately 90-95% of all diagnoses are Type-2, and obesity is considered to be a major risk factor. While diabetes has traditionally been considered to be both a chronic and progressive illness, there has been recent evidence that suggests the illness could possibly be reversed.
Are you at risk for developing type-2 diabetes? Type-2 diabetes, also known as late-onset diabetes, usually develops in people over 40. And, overweight people who are not physically active are more at risk of developing it. If you fall into this category, you may want to say goodbye to eating like a modern person and say hello to the dietary traditions of your ancient ancestors. Keep reading to find out how to follow the “Caveman Diet.”
There are many different facets of the aging process that are physically hard on the body and mind. Staying fit and healthy while in your teens and twenties is almost mindless. But, when the late thirties and forties start to appear at birthdays, the struggles with weight and fitness become harder with each passing year. One of the possible side effects of a heavier and less fit body is the onset of type-2 diabetes.
If you've ever wondered whether or not you can reverse diabetes, or prevent it, the answer is yes. Whole food diets and lifestyle changes have consistently proven themselves capable of reversing Type II Diabetes. New research now shows that these choices are more effective than medications.
Learning how to control your blood sugar or glucose levels is hard work. Take action and get in control of your blood sugar levels, and see what the diabetes community on Social Medicine, a social networking site, are discussing.
If you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or your doctor has warned you that you’re at risk, take action now to reverse your diabetes, and see what the diabetes community on Social Medicine is discussing.
Diabetic patients are increasingly looking to the Internet for help. The knowledge, support, and engagement of people found on social networking sites have become important for patients living with chronic disease and illnesses, such as diabetes, yet the quality of the content found on social networking sites, particularly the communities held in social networking sites, are poorly understood. Many patients are found on social networking sites but most continue to use Facebook, but is Facebook the right place for people seeking information on diabetes?
A recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, concluded that improved management of many commonly used drugs can reduce the number of hospitalizations of older adults due to unintentional overdoses.
Ayurveda refers to the traditional health and healing system of India. In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda consists of the words āyus, meaning “longevity,” and veda, meaning “science” – together meaning the “science of life.” The philosophy is guided by the five great elements: air, space, fire, water, and earth.
Scientists are offering new hope for those living with diabetes and obesity
. A brain protein called nesfatin-1 could help millions of obese or diabetic individuals keep both their blood glucose levels and appetites under control.
If you or a family member is struggling with type-1 diabetes
, new research promises to deliver some encouraging news. A study recently published in Diabetes Care
states that death rates have dropped significantly in people diagnosed with type-1 diabetes.
The CDC tells us an estimated 25.8 million Americans suffer from diabetes
. Worldwide, more than 171 million have type-2 diabetes and the number is expected to double by the year 2030. Scientists have known for some time that obesity plays a huge role in the disease
, but they have just recently come to understand the significance of treating obesity with a certain surgical technique.
If you’ve been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes and struggle with your weight, staying healthy can seem like a full-time job. Simply managing your diabetes every day can be exhausting. The cycle of self-testing blood sugar levels several times a day, knowing how to tell if it is too low or too high, knowing what food to eat and when to eat it, and keeping track of all your medications can be quite the juggling act.
Prediabetes, also known as Metabolic Syndrome, has a multitude of risk factors.
Not long ago, the diabetes drug Avandia made the headlines when it was linked to congestive heart failure and myocardial ischemia. Now another diabetes drug used to treat type-2 diabetes, Actos, could possibly increase the risk of developing bladder cancer.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention tells us that 1 in 10 adults have diabetes and more and more people are being diagnosed daily. If the current trend continues in just a few short decades the number will soar to 1 in 3 adults.
Yes, 33 percent of adults would have this debilitating – and sometimes deadly – disease.
Imagine not having to monitor what you eat, your activity level, and your blood sugar every day as if your life depended on it. For people with type-1 diabetes, their very lives do depend on keeping a close tab on these things each and every day.
One of the biggest concerns many people have when they learn they have diabetes is how they are going to manage it. Often the first thing that pops in their heads is the thought that they’ll be sentenced to a life of rigid and bland foods. Or they go the opposite direction and think, “I can eat what I want as long as I watch the sugar.”
Neither idea is correct.
The benefits of breast-feeding are well documented. Breast milk is the healthiest and safest food for babies and it’s easy to digest. Breastfeeding and breast milk contribute to every part of baby’s development including physical, emotional, and perhaps even intellectual. Babies who are breast-fed have fewer infections such as colds, ear infections and diarrhea. Breast milk can even help prevent childhood obesity, cancer, and diabetes.