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#Diabetics #Healthy Eating is the First Step in taking care of your #Diabetes-Part 1

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You can make a difference in your blood glucose control through your food choices. You do not need special foods. In fact, the foods that are good for you are good for everyone.
If you have diabetes, it is important to eat about the same amount of food at the same time each day. Regardless of what your blood glucose level is, try not to skip meals or snacks. Skipping meals and snacks may lead to large swings in blood glucose levels.
To keep your blood glucose levels near normal, you need to balance the food you eat with insulin your body makes or gets by injection and with your physical activities. Blood glucose montoring gives you information to help you with this. Near normal blood glucose levels help you feel better. They may also reduce or prevent the complications of diabetes.
The number of calories you need depends on your size, age and activity level. If you are an adult, eating the right number of calories can help you reach and stay at a reasonable weight. Children and adolescents must eat enough calories so they grow and develop normally. Don't limit their calories to try to control blood glucose levels. Instead adjust their insulin to cover the calories they need.
Of course, everyone needs to eat nutritious foods. Our good health depends on eating a variety of foods that contain the right amounts of carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, fiber and water.

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#Diabetics: Common Knowledge About #Gestational #Diabetes

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Hello all. I did not become familiar with gestational diabetes until recently when my sister-in-law and my best friend were both diagnosed with it within a week. Many women I know, myself included, have made it through pregnancies without having any serious problems like gestational diabetes.

Basically, gestational diabetes is a disease that can come on during pregnancy but that usually disappears once the baby has been born. In some women, pregnancy results in their blood sugar levels getting out of balance. A pregnant woman might realize that she is having blood sugar problems on her own or it might take a doctor to determine that her levels are not normal. Regardless of how it is discovered, gestational diabetes is a serious issue that needs to be handled with caution and care throughout a woman's pregnancy and after.

When my sister-in-law and my closest friend were struggling with feeling abnormally up and down during their pregnancies, their doctor took blood tests and determined that their blood sugar levels were being affected by their pregnancies and their food choices. They were both diagnosed simply by having this blood work done. At first they were hesitant and scared because gestational diabetes sounded huge and they didn't know how relatively simple the treatment process could be.

Gestational diabetes, because it is primarily an imbalance of blood sugar, can often be regulated by changes in diet and levels of exercise. The amount of changes that are necessary are dependant upon how poor of habits the women have to begin with. My sister-in-law and my friend had to make different levels of changes to their diets, but neither had to make such significant changes that their lifestyle was radically altered. Mostly their changes consisted of going on a low-sugar and low-carb eating plan. Gestational diabetes brings a risk of the baby getting to large during its gestational period and needing to be delivered early or by c-section. The more the pregnant mother cuts down on sugar intake, the less likely it is that the baby will get too large to be delivered vaginally.

If you are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant in the near future, take some time and learn about ways to prevent gestational diabetes. It is the best for you and your baby. Prevention is always a better option than having to find a solution to high blood sugar levels. Be wise with your food and exercise choices from the start and you should be able to avoid dealing with gestational diabetes in your pregnancies. Talk with your doctor and take every possible precaution.

Carbohydrate Counting Diet- #diabetes and #insulin

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Carbohydrates a very big impact on blood glucose levels as they are converted to sugar by the body in the process of turning the food into energy. Too many carbohydrate servings can increase blood sugar levels. It is important for a diabetic to control the number of carbohydrates that are eaten at each meal and balance the carbohydrates with protein while limiting fat intake.

In this type of meal plan foods are grouped into three different categories: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The majority of foods that you eat contain carbohydrates and this will be the largest food group. Foods in this group include:

* Grains – breads, crackers, rice, cereal, pasta
* Dairy – milk, yogurt
* Vegetables that are considered starchy – corn, peas, and potatoes
* The rest of the vegetable family
* Fruit, including fruit juices
* Desserts and other treats – chosen in limited amounts

This diet will require you to measure your foods for serving sizes and read food labels to determine how many servings are carbohydrates it should be counted as. It is standard to consider 15 grams of carbohydrates as one serving. For instance, if you are having crackers as a snack and are allowed one serving of carbohydrates you would look at the food label to figure out how many crackers you can have. If the serving size is 20 crackers and that equals 30 grams of carbohydrates, for a diabetic that would be considered two servings. In this example, you would half the serving size and eat 10 crackers to equal 15 grams of carbohydrates.

After some time and experience you will become adept at counting carbohydrates and
knowing what foods work well with your blood glucose levels and what ones don’t. No
two diabetics respond the same way to every food, you will need to learn what your own ideal diabetic diet is.

Breakfast Ideas for Women #Diabetics with #Gestational #Diabetes

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Depending on when you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes during your pregnancy 
(most likely between weeks 24 and 28) you are going to have many weeks of watching 
what you eat ahead of you.  If you find a meal that you like and works well with your 
blood sugars you may be tempted to eat it again (and again and again).  

You are going to reach a point where you do not want to even think about a piece of toast 
with peanut butter again.  And when you do, here are some ideas for a diabetic friendly 
breakfast:

*    One piece of whole wheat toast with 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter and a 
glass of milk
*    A bowl of cereal and milk with almonds sprinkled on top
*    One egg (cooked to your preference) a piece of toast and a glass of milk
*    Natural peanut butter spread on half a banana
*    Egg and cheese omelet with your choice of vegetables
 


Go for quality foods because as you can see, meal sizes are going to be small.  By 
combining your breakfast foods with a protein you will assist your body in processing the 
sugar.  The added benefit of the protein is be satiating for a longer period of time.  If you 
fill up on carbohydrates (which is very easy to do at breakfast) you are going to be 
hungry sooner and have a higher blood sugar for your next reading.

As breakfast is going to set the tone for the rest of the day, don’t cheat.  If you have a 
high-sugar cereal for breakfast, your blood sugar will be elevated for the rest of the day.  
After indulging you will have to make up for it during subsequent meals by having less to 
even out your blood glucose levels.

#Gestational #Diabetes – Risks for #Child





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When you first discover that you have gestational diabetes most likely you are going to be upset and worried about your baby.  There are risks to the baby when a mother has gestational diabetes but with careful monitoring and strict control of diet and blood glucose levels these risks can be minimized.

The most frequent complication associated with babies whose mothers have had
gestational diabetes is how big they become.  The extra glucose in the mother’s system is also shared by the baby and the baby creates extra insulin which in turn produces
unneeded fat stores – this is not healthy for the baby and the baby’s size can become
dangerous. A large baby (known as macrosomia) can make labor and delivery more
difficult. The baby can get injured during delivery (shoulder injuries are common) and a higher percentage of moms with gestational diabetes having a caesarian section.

If your diabetes is poorly controlled while you are pregnant your baby will be born
producing more insulin than it should.  Once the baby is born and is no longer exposed to your high #glucose levels, he or she will still be producing insulin at the same rate they were in the womb.  This can cause your baby’s own blood sugar level to drop dangerously low, this condition is called hypoglycemia.

When a baby is born with high insulin levels the affects are long-lasting.  The baby will grow up and be at a higher than normal risk of developing type 2 diabetes for the rest of its life. These same babies may also suffer from childhood obesity because of the additional fat stores that were creating during pregnancy.  These risks give moms the incentive and drive to stick with the diabetic diet and exercise regime – it is the way to give your baby the best start.

A Short #Tutorial About Various #Diabetic Supplies- #insulin #diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease with no cure but the good news is that proper care and treatment a person can live a log and healthy life. Nearly 2,000 people are diagnosed with diabetes everyday.

It is estimated that there are 17 million people with diabetes in the U.S and another 16 million have pre-diabetes or higher blood-sugar levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

Buying diabetes supplies online can save time and money. In this article you will find the most used supplies and tools to achieve a good diabetes control and aid in everyday self-care.

For those who have been diagnosed with a diabetic condition, diabetes supplies are a fact of life. In order to maintain good health, diabetics must rely on various tools to help them monitor their conditions. Still, diabetes patients need to exercise caution when buying diabetes supplies.

The company that you buy your diabetes supplies from should have a phone number in case you need to contact the business because of a problem with the order. In fact, it’s best if the company has a toll-free hotline number that you can reach 24 hours a day. It is much better to register a complaint by phone than by e-mail.

Also, the company should have a pharmacist available to answer your questions. Having a pharmacist on staff indicates that the company is legitimate and is determined to provide excellent service to its customers. When ordering diabetes supplies, you’ll want to pay close attention to shipping charges so that you don’t experience sticker shock when you receive your final bill.

Typically, a diabetic pays a substantial sum each month for diabetes supplies, including pills, insulin, syringes, alcohol pads, lancets, ointments, salves, and special foods. Because competition for business is so great, the prices of items such as testing strips and glucose monitors are often competitive.

This competition can help to keep the diabetes patient’s expenses in check. However, there is no question that a diabetic must devote a portion of his or her income or insurance costs to diabetes supplies. In order to control glucose, blood sugar levels must be monitored closely—at least once a day.

Insulin Cases: Environmental factors such as excessive heat and freezing will have major affect on type of insulin. So, there is a need to keep insulin safe by using special cases while traveling and going out.

Blood Glucose Monitors: It is used to examine blood glucose level. Blood glucose levels below 120 mg/dL before meals, and below 180 mg/dL after meals, is the goal to stay healthy and prevent or delay the development of diabetes complications.

Blood Pressure Monitors: It helps to check blood pressure level of a person. High blood pressure affects 20-60% of people with diabetes and results in causing eye disease, kidney disease and heart disease.

Diabetes Software: This software can be used in your computer to help you to share the information with your Health Care Team to make the best choices in your treatment. Diabetes software includes OneTouch diabetes management software, OneTouch diabetes management software kit.

Glucose Tablets: Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar levels can occur very quickly and is a sharp complication of diabetes, especially if you use insulin. People with diabetes must always carry glucose tablets.

Glucose Gels: Glucose gel is absorbed more rapidly than tablets. In case of severe hypoglycemia 15 g of glucose in the form of glucose gel must be administered immediately orally.

Experts recommend that you deal only with those Internet companies that offer a return address rather than a post office box. If you want to make sure that you are buying diabetes supplies from reputable businesses that have their own offices, rather than an individual who is simply buying diabetes supplies from an Internet auction site and re-selling them to new customers.

#Symptoms of Type 1 #Diabetes versus Type 2 Diabetes

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In the majority of cases there will be warning signs and symptoms that something is
wrong and that you need a check-up at the doctor.  There are similar warning signs that
overlap with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  But there are also symptoms that are specific to
each type of the disease.

Symptoms for type 1 diabetes can include:

*    An increased thirst that is not satisfied after drinking extra fluids
*    A frequent need to urinate (more than normal)
*    A dry or fuzzy feeling inside the mouth
*    Unexplained and sudden weight loss
*    Feeling light-headed, weak or dizzy
*    Sight problems such as blurry vision

Symptoms for type 2 diabetes can include:

*    Sharp or numbing pain in the legs
*    Cuts or bruises that take a long time to heal
*    Recurrent yeast infections
*    Sight problems such as blurry vision
*    An increased thirst that is not satisfied after drinking extra fluids
*    A frequent need to urinate (more than usual)


Many of these symptoms do not always mean diabetes is the problem they can also be
indicative of other medical problems.  It is a good idea to seek medical attention if any of
these signs show up.  Symptoms for type 1 diabetes usually come on very rapidly
whereas symptoms for type 2 diabetes may develop gradually over time.

In young children who are experiencing any of the symptoms it may be hard to tell if they
are just having a bad day or are really sick.  Keep a close on them, especially if they are
younger and may not be able to articulate how they are feeling very well.  It is better to
err on the side of caution and book a doctor’s appointment if there are any concerns that
you might have.

Techniques On Managing #Dyslexia In The Work Place

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Dyslexia can have some effects on you while being in the workplace. Here are some techniques that people with this condition usually do to deal with problems that their condition may bring upon while working.

Write It Down

When organization becomes a problem, writing things down can be beneficial. If you have to manage some work related or personal tasks, you try putting them into writing. By placing them in a sheet of paper, you can be sure that you don’t forget them.

Starting there, you can go get a notebook and designate your tasks to specific days of the week. Make use one page for one whole day. Also, try to allocate your tasks a specific time, in which you have to complete it.

When you are finished with that, place the other remaining tasks in another page. These would be your long-term tasks. Once you complete a task within the day, cross them off the page or try to reorganize what you have written.

If you have some tasks that you do not get to do or finish, then roll them off to the next day. You can also put in reminders and birthdays on the pages. Basically it’s like making a throw away organizer.

If you are a highly visual person that can learn best if you writing things down, then this method can work wonders with you. Additionally, it can give you the feeling of confidence since you have managed your tasks and have written it on paper so you would not forget.

Silence Please

Some dyslexic people only need a quiet environment in order to function and work properly. Finding a quiet place at home or at your workplace may just be the thing you need so that you can gain control and concentration on your work.

Some simply go to their ‘quiet spot’, close their eyes, and starts typing freely ong their computer. This is one way of letting your creative side gush out and take control. If you think of it that way, you wouldn’t have to bear with the endeavors of trying to think about the correct spelling of words.

Directions

If directions are your problem, then you can make use of the landmark method. Here, you notice and observe landmarks to find your way around, instead of using street names. For example, you can find your favorite restaurant by simply remembering that it is beside KFC and McDonalds.

Highlighters

The use of highlighters can prove to be very beneficial, whether you are working or studying. When you are reading books, try to highlight them to mark where you have left off. You can also highlight memos or written instructions that are given to you at work. In this way you can read them without the white glare, which highly disturbs a lot of dyslexics when reading.

Key Point Marking

Whenever you are reading a written document or memo, try to mark the key points so that when you reread them, it can be easier for you. However, be sure that you only write on documents that you are allowed to write on, or else this can be a cause of a big problem for you.


These are just some of the ways on how you can lessen the effect of dyslexia when you are working. A specific technique can be effective to one person, but not to another. Thus, doing some experiment and testing on which techniques are effective for you are needed.

#Diabetics and #diabetes: #Foods You should Never Eat Again.

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With so much misinformation out there about food and how it affects human health, making healthy food choices for you and your family can be difficult and confusing.


 There are a number of specific foods; however, that you will want to avoid in almost every circumstance because they provide virtually no health benefits while posing plenty of health risks. Here are nine foods you should never eat again if you care about preserving your long-term health:
1) White bread, refined flours. By definition, white bread and refined flours in general are toxic for your body because they have been stripped of virtually all vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other important nutrients. Because of this, the body does not know how to properly digest and assimilate these so-called foods, which can lead to health problems. Refined white flour has also been bleached with chlorine and brominated with bromide, two poisonous chemicals that have been linked to causing thyroid and organ damage.

2) Conventional frozen meals. Most conventionally-prepared frozen meals are loaded with preservatives, processed salt, hydrogenated oils and other artificial ingredients, not to mention the fact that most frozen meals have been heavily pre-cooked, rendering their nutrient content minimal at best (especially after getting microwaved again at home). With the exception of a few truly healthy frozen meal brands such as Amy’s and Organic Bistro, most frozen meals are little more than disease in a box, so avoid them in favor of fresh foods.

3) White rice. Like white bread, white rice has been stripped of most of its nutrients, and separated from the bran and germ, two natural components that make up rice in its brown form. Even so-called “fortified” white rice is nutritionally deficient, as the body still processes this refined food much differently than brown rice, which is absorbed more slowly and does not cause the same spike in blood sugar that white rice does.

4) Microwaveable popcorn. This processed food is a favorite among moviegoers and regular snackers alike, but it is one of the unhealthiest foods you can eat. Practically every component of microwaveable popcorn, from the genetically-modified (GM) corn kernels to the processed salt and preservative chemicals used to enhance its flavor, is unhealthy and disease-promoting. On top of this, microwaveable popcorn contains a chemical known as diacetyl that can actually destroy your lungs. If you love popcorn, stick with organic kernels that you can pop yourself in a kettle and douse with healthy ingredients like coconut oil, grass-fed butter, and Himalayan pink salt. 



5) Cured meat products with nitrates, nitrites. Deli meats, summer sausage, hot dogs, bacon, and many other meats sold at the grocery store are often loaded with sodium nitrite and other chemical preservatives that have been linked to causing heart disease and cancer. If you eat meat, stick with uncured, nitrite and nitrate-free varieties, and preferably those that come from organic, grass-fed animals.

6) Most conventional protein, energy bars. By the way they are often marketed, it might seem as though protein and energy bars are a strong addition to a healthy diet. But more often than not, these meal replacements contain processed soy protein, refined sugar, hydrogenated fat, and other harmful additives that contribute to chronic illness. Not all protein and energy bars are bad, of course — Thunderbird Energetica, Organic Food Bar, Boku Superfood, Vega Sport, PROBAR, and Zing all make healthy protein and energy bars. Just be sure to read the ingredient labels and know what you are buying.

7) Margarine. Hidden in all sorts of processed foods, margarine, a hydrogenated trans-fat oil, is something you will want to avoid at all costs for your health. Contrary to popular belief, butter and saturated fats in general are not unhealthy, especially when they are derived from pastured animals that feed on grass rather than corn and soy. And if animal-based fats are not for you, stick with extra-virgin coconut oil or olive oil rather than margarine.

8) Soy milk and soy-based meat substitutes. One of the biggest health frauds of modern times, the soy craze is a fad that you will want to skip. Besides the fact that nearly all non-organic soy ingredients are of GM origin, most soy additives are processed using a toxic chemical known as hexane, which is linked to causing birth defects, reproductive problems, and cancer. Soy that has not been fermented is also highly estrogenic, which can throw your natural hormone balance out of whack.

 9) “Diet” anything. Many so-called “diet” products on the market today contains artificial sweeteners like aspartame (Equal) and sucralose (Splenda), both of which are linked to causing neurological damage, gastrointestinal problems, and endocrine disruption. Many diet products also contain added chemical flavoring agents to take the place of fat and other natural components that have been removed to artificially reduce calorie content. Instead, stick with whole foods that are as close to nature as possible, including high-fat foods grown the way nature intended, and your body will respond surprisingly well

#Diabetics:How To Control Blood Sugar Levels Naturally- #diabetes




Although blood sugar control is made to appear complicated, it’s usually simple.

And with diabetes skyrocketing, knowing how to control blood sugar naturally is vitally important to your health and well being.

What is blood sugar anyway? Simply put, blood sugar (glucose) is the fuel that feeds your brain, nervous system and body tissues. And maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is essential to your mind, body and health.

And while you need glucose, most people’s blood sugar is out of control.

Even though a healthy body can make glucose from protein and fats, your blood sugar levels are mainly based on your carbohydrate consumption. Normal blood sugar levels fluctuate between 80 and140 mg/dL.

Control Blood Sugar to Avoid Diabetes

Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is essential if you want to reverse or avoid diabetes. But diabetes and heart disease are so closely related that you need to take both of these diseases into consideration.

Diabetics have a 400% higher risk for heart attack or stroke. And cardiovascular disease hits earlier in life and is more likely to end in death for a diabetic.

Many people with diabetes and prediabetes take medications that control their blood sugar levels, but don’t change their diet and lifestyle to both control blood sugar naturally AND prevent heart disease.

Yet high blood pressure contributes to many diabetes complications and 80% of diabetics die from circulation problems like heart failure.

This is why making natural healthy lifestyle changes are so important.


How to Control Blood Sugar Naturally


These 10 natural steps to control blood sugar will also improve blood pressure and help protect you from circulation and artery diseases.

1. Exercise for 30+ minutes a day. Physical activity helps control blood sugar, your sensitivity to insulin and is important for healthy weight management. Include both aerobic exercise and weight training.


2. Eat a healthy low glycemic diet. High glycemic carbs that move sugar rapidly into the blood are the main culprits for both hypoglycemia and diabetes. A healthy low glycemic diet is the answer.


3. Get plenty of high fiber foods. Fiber helps keep blood sugar levels steady and decreases heart disease risk. Get at least 30 to 40 grams of high fiber daily from the healthy list of high fiber foods.


4. Switch to 100% whole grains. Studies show whole grains reduce diabetes risk and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.


5. Avoid high blood sugar foods. Replace all refined carbohydrates with healthy carbohydrates and limit caffeine and alcohol, which both interfere with your body’s ability to normalize blood sugar levels.


6. Eat good fat and avoid bad fats. Follow a heart healthy diet that’s low in saturated and trans food fat and high in omega 3 fish oil.


7. Have 4 to 6 small meals a day. Eating small mini-meals frequently on a regular schedule helps to stabilize your blood sugar levels
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8. Include protein with every meal. Protein also stabilizes blood sugar, so include a small amount of high protein with each meal.



9. Practice weight management. When combined with regular exercise, even a little healthy weight loss can vastly improve your odds. Overweight people who lost just 5 to 10% of their initial body weight were shown to have reduced their risk of developing diabetes by 58%.


10. Include quality supplements. Make sure you get 200 micrograms GTF chromium, extra vitamin C with bioflavonoids and B complex, along with a complete profile of nutritional health supplements.

#Diabetics and #Women, #Diabetes and #Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: How #Exercise Can Help

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Some women are at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes because of a syndrome that often goes undiagnosed: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, affects between six and ten percent of women who are of childbearing age. One of the symptoms of PCOS is often excess weight gain, with that weight carried around the abdomen. Reducing the risks of developing type 2 diabetes in women with PCOS involves, in part, improving insulin sensitivity.

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If you have symptoms such as irregular or infrequent menstrual cycles, acne, excessive body or facial hair, you may have PCOS. PCOS causes a hormonal imbalance that can cause these types of symptoms. Your doctor will be able to identify the syndrome and direct you to appropriate treatment to control the condition and prevent future complications such as heart disease, infertility, endometrial cancer, and diabetes.

Women with PCOS should be sure to eat a healthy diet, and include regular exercise each week. Maintaining a healthy weight, and losing any extra pounds, will not only help to prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes, it will also help to reduce the symptoms associated with PCOS.

There are some women that, even with increased exercise and a healthy diet, will not lose weight. Will these women still benefit? Studies have shown that exercising has healthy benefits, regardless of its effect on weight. Exercise affects how the body metabolizes carbohydrates (glucose), and improves insulin sensitivity, both of which help to prevent diabetes from developing. As our body becomes less sensitive to insulin, the pancreas increases its production of insulin to try to compensate. By exercising, and improving our body's sensitivity to insulin, we keep the pancreas from working overtime.

Losing weight can be particularly important to women, not only for the health benefits, but also because of the effect on energy and self-esteem. Even if the exercise does not help you to lose weight in the short term, it will still have a benefit to your health. Before starting an exercise program, it is important to check with your doctor. They may have recommendations on starting a program, or cautions based on your personal medical history.

There are several ways to start an exercise program; the key is finding what works for you. You may choose to ride a stationary bike, swim, walk, or dance.

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Walking is a great way to begin a habit of regular exercise. Women who enjoy a daily walk report feeling better, sleeping better, and experience less moods swings. Should you decide to start a walking program, make sure you have a quality pair of walking shoes. Your local running store can provide you with information on the style of shoe best for you. When you begin, do not worry about your speed, or how long you walk. Even a slow-paced walk will be good for your health, and as you build up stamina, you will be able to increase the length of your walk. Start out slow, studies show that even a slow-paced walk is good to your health. As you continue your program, you will probably find your stamina builds up and you can add more distance to your walk. An excellent goal to work towards is a thirty-minute walk every day.

#Diabetes: #Alzheimer's and #Diabetes Could Be Linked #Diseases- #diabetics


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The group of researchers from Brown University Medical School analyzed, in the frontal part of the brain, one of the major area affected by Alzheimer's, insulin and insulin receptor function.

The team discovered that the levels of insulin receptors and the brain's ability to respond to insulin decreased as the severity of Alzheimer's increased.

According to the experts, insulin receptors were nearly 80 percent lower than in a normal brain in the most advanced stage of Alzheimer's.

Two abnormal situations related to insulin in Alzheimer's were also found by researchers. The first abnormal situation was that as the disease progressed, levels of insulin dropped. In relation to the second one, experts explained that insulin and its related protein, insulin-related growth factor-I, lose the ability to bind to cell receptors, which creates a resistance to the insulin growth factors, causing the cells to malfunction and die.


For the neuropathologist at Rhode Island Hospital and professor of pathology at Brown University Medical School, Suzanne M. de la Monte, this means that they are able to show that insulin impairment happens early in the disease, as well as they are able to show it is linked to major neurotransmitters responsible for cognition.

“We're able to show it's linked to poor energy metabolism, and it's linked to abnormalities that contribute to the tangles characteristic of advanced Alzheimer's disease. This work ties several concepts together and demonstrates that Alzheimer's disease is quite possibly a Type 3 diabetes”, explains de la Monte, the leader of the research.

Prevent #Insulin Resistance for #Diabetes and #Diabetics

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Some newly discovered compounds have just been found to turn off all of the genes that cause diabetes. Are these compounds found in a pill bottle? No! Instead, you’ll find them on your dinner plate — in rye bread and pasta.

As I wrote in another blog about diabetes, rye contains special phytonutrients that turn off all the genes responsible for diabetes — in just a few weeks. I explained how to find out if you are pre-diabetic or diabetic. Half of the 24 million people with diabetes don’t know they have it and nearly all the 60 million people with pre-diabetes don’t know they have it.

Today, I want to share with you more information about what you can do NOW to prevent  diabetes and pre-diabetes.

And rye bread isn’t the only answer – I’ve got a lot more good advice, too.

But first I want to emphasize new research that should be headlines news but never saw the light of day. Do our current drugs treatments for diabetes actually work to prevent heart attacks and death?

Surely lowering blood sugar in diabetics is an effective strategy for reducing the risk of death and heart disease. It would seem obvious that if diabetes is a disease of high blood sugar, then reducing blood sugar would be beneficial.

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However elevated sugar is only a symptom, not the cause of the problem. The real problem is elevated insulin unchecked over decades from a highly refined carbohydrate diet, a sedentary lifestyle and environmental toxins.

Most medications and insulin therapy are aimed at lowering blood sugar through increasing insulin. In the randomized ACCORD trial of over 10,000 patients, this turns out to be a bad idea.

In the intensive glucose-lowering group, there were no fewer heart attacks, and more patients died. Yet we continue to pay $174 billion annually for this type of care for diabetes, despite evidence that lifestyle works better than medications. We also pay for cardiac bypass and angioplasty in diabetics when evidence shows no reduction in death or heart attacks compared to medication.


How to Stop Insulin in Diabetics

There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 occurs when the pancreas produces no insulin at all. As a result individuals with this type of diabetes must give themselves insulin injections two or more times a day to provide the insulin required by the body. Type 2 diabetes is more common. It occurs when the pancreas still produces insulin but does not produce enough. Individuals with this type of diabetes will usually take a combination of oral medication and insulin. Since obesity as well as a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing factors to type II diabetes, when a person makes changes in their diet, exercise and body weight, they may be able to stop the need for insulin injections.


How to Stop Insulin in Diabetics

There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 occurs when the pancreas produces no insulin at all. As a result individuals with this type of diabetes must give themselves insulin injections two or more times a day to provide the insulin required by the body. Type 2 diabetes is more common. It occurs when the pancreas still produces insulin but does not produce enough. Individuals with this type of diabetes will usually take a combination of oral medication and insulin. Since obesity as well as a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing factors to type II diabetes, when a person makes changes in their diet, exercise and body weight, they may be able to stop the need for insulin injections.


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How to Stop Insulin in Diabetics

There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 occurs when the pancreas produces no insulin at all. As a result individuals with this type of diabetes must give themselves insulin injections two or more times a day to provide the insulin required by the body. Type 2 diabetes is more common. It occurs when the pancreas still produces insulin but does not produce enough. Individuals with this type of diabetes will usually take a combination of oral medication and insulin. Since obesity as well as a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing factors to type II diabetes, when a person makes changes in their diet, exercise and body weight, they may be able to stop the need for insulin injections.


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#Diabetes And Your #Diet with #fitness, #exercise

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If you are like me you probably thought diabetes is one of those things you have or don't have; nothing could be further from the truth because diabetes is now the biggest threat to health in the developed world and we are eating ourselves into it because of poor diet.
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First question is how prevalent is diabetes?
Using Australia as an example that has a total population of around 20 million inhabitants, in the last full year official figures show 70,000 people were diagnosed with diabetes during the year. That is equal to one extra person diagnosed every seven minutes 24/7.

At present 700,000 people are diagnosed with having diabetes and a conservative figure indicate that for each person diagnosed there is another that is not diagnosed but does suffer from diabetes. that is 1.4 million sufferers out of a total population of 20 million. - More than 5% and growing by the day. The organization Diabetes Australia forecast that by the year 2010 the number of sufferers could be close to 10% of population. This rate of increase is happening throughout the developed world and is caused by lack of exercise and poor diet. We could be quite cruel here and say that people are queuing to shorten their lifespan because diabetes does reduce your lifespan.

The answer to this epidemic is in the hands of each of us. We must exercise more and be more conscious of what we eat. Attention to diet should start from a very young age; in particular we should concentrate on serving sizes and avoiding fatty foods. Yes that does include every child's favorite burger and fries. Once a month does little harm if the children are active, once a week causes damage even if they are active.

We all need to be conscious of seven servings of fruit and vegetables each day in our diet and also the need to back a good diet with reasonable exercise, like walking. People most at risk of type 2 diabetes, the most common, are overweight and do not exercise. They may have high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol, if you fit this category ask your doctor to check for diabetes next time you visit.

I saved the scariest fact for last: The total number of people in America with diabetes or "pre-diabetes" is 10.2 million. Each of these people will have a reduced lifespan.

Low Blood Pressure- #bloodpressure




There are a lot of different effects that blood pressure can have on a body.  Most think about hypertension otherwise known as high blood pressure.  However having low blood pressure can cause problems as well.  Hypotension can be serious and it should be taken care of immediately.  Having low blood pressure can affect the bran and could as a result cause more problems that can not be fixed or even fatal.

The most known reason for having hypotension is having decreased blood volume that is known as hypovolemia.  There are many reasons why this is a problem that can occur in this way.  Most of them have to do with problem with the nervous system in the brain.  There are other causes that will include some medicines that can have hypovolemia as a side effect.  Because low blood pressure has these affects and is a result of problems with such an important part of the body, it makes hypotension even more serious than having high blood pressure.

One type of problem related to hypotension that should be considered is orthostatic hypotension.  This is also known as postural hypotension and is one of the more common forms of low blood pressure.  It can occur because of a change in the body’s position.  An example would be standing up from a sitting or lying down position can briefly lower the blood flow in the body.  Because of this, you can become dizzy, and can be noticed on a regular basis by many.  Another more serious type of the syndrome can be brought on by medications of the physical and the psychiatric topic.

There is another form of hypotension that is less common than orthostatic hypotension. It is known as postprandial hypotension and will occur 30-75 minutes after you have eaten.  Digestion of food can send a large dose of the blood to the digestive system and due to this the autonomic nervous system must compensate to increase the body’s heart rate and find make more blood pump.  Orthostatic hypotension can affect the autonomic nervous system, making it even weaker than it already is.  It is also a sign of a failing autonomic nervous system maybe because of age or something else completely.

Hypotension is just as severe as hypertension. Even though the two may sound the same, their affects on the body are very different. However they are both cause for concern and should be checked out immediately especially since having low blood pressure could affect the brain and this is the most important part of the body.