Diabetes

Blood Test May Predict Who Is Most At Risk For Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that affects millions, and can even be fatal if left untreated. Properly diagnosing it is critical to not just allow doctors and patients to begin treatment, but also to do so early enough to avoid patients suffering irreversible damage to their health. Standard testing for diabetes involves taking blood and examining […]

How Yoga Helps Type 1 Diabetes

While Type 2 diabetes results from lifestyle factors, mostly low levels of exercise and diets high in sugars and carbohydrates, type 1 diabetes is a disease of the immune system. It cannot be managed simply with lifestyle changes, and even individual who are otherwise very health, who exercise well and eat right, can have type […]

‘Well Done’ Red Meat Linked to Liver Disease, Diabetes Risk Factor

A study out of Israel suggests that your risk for diabetes increases if you eat your steak well done.  This research looked at non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its link to diabetes.  Fatty liver disease occurs when more than 5 % of the liver is made up of fat.  This can be caused by […]

More Evidence Weight Loss Surgery Can Improve Diabetes Symptoms

It is well known that obesity has become a large problem in our world. It is also quite common knowledge that individuals suffering from obesity are at a much higher-risk of suffering from other, potentially more serious, conditions. One of these conditions is type 2 diabetes. Some countries have begun suggesting weight-loss surgery for these […]

Slightly Elevated Blood Sugar Tied to Heart and Kidney Problems

Even moderately elevated blood sugar levels, where a diagnosis of diabetes would not yet be accurate, can still carry increased risk of heart or kidney damage. Higher blood sugar levels causing problems with the kidneys and heart is not new; doctors have known about it for a long time. But some recent research shows that […]

Precision Nutrition and Type 2 Diabetes Management: Is It Ready for Prime Time?

Type 2 diabetes is sometimes preventable with lifestyle changes, and even if you’re already diagnosed with it those same lifestyle changes can help tremendously in managing the condition to your benefit. Regular exercise that helps maintain a normal body weight will prevent the body changes that lead to the onset of diabetes. A balanced and […]

Diabetic Ketoacidosis – its Causes and its Treatments

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a result of diabetes. When a patient has it, there exists an increased risk for suffering damage to the kidneys. Untreated, it can be fatal. Type one diabetes patients are more likely to have diabetic ketoacidosis than type two, but it can strike either version of the disease. The insulin deficiency that […]

Foods to Eat to Help Prevent Diabetes

There has always been a question asked within the food industry and that question is, Why does meat lead to a higher risk of diabetes and why does that risk drop whenever a person begins to reduce the amount of meat they intake daily? In the article it’s mentioned multiple times that plants are a […]

Family Behavior Can Lead to Diabetes-Related Eating Disorders

In the article “Family Behavior Can Lead to Diabetes-Related Eating Disorders,” the author, Craig Idlebrook, summarizes an argument from pediatric diabetes dietitian Carmel Smart that parents may actually be harming their children who have Type 1 diabetes when they are actually trying to help them. Smart suggests that parents who enforce strict carbohydrate limitations on […]

A Guide for Blood Sugar Management When Travelling Across Time Zones

You can travel with diabetes by adjusting your insulin injection schedule to account for the irregularities travel causes. It is important to think about your schedule ahead of time and plan your meals and injections with a care team. If you are travelling within America, you may not need to make an adjustment unless the […]