Increasing Risk of Diabetes

Increasing Risk of Diabetes

A study published in the Lancet, a leading international medical journal, shows that the risk of developing diabetes is increasing rapidly among Americans and it also depends on your race and education. Though the study only examined diabetes in the context of American people, it is likely that similar results would have been obtained had the study been conducted with Europeans or others where a Western-type diet and life-style is the norm. Increasing Risk of Diabetes The study revealed that there was a dramatic rise…

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Diet And Exercise To Control Diabetes

Diet And Exercise To Control Diabetes

Every diabetic is tasked with having proper diet and exercise to control diabetes. Medications or insulin shots can only do so much. Diet and exercise allow you to lessen the effects of diabetes on your body and life and help you thrive even with this diagnosis. In the case of type 2 diabetes, diet and exercise may even allow you to reverse this type of diabetes. Not controlling your diabetes will lead to kidney disease, heart disease, blindness, high blood pressure,…

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Type of Diabetes

Type of Diabetes

Diabetes, aka Diabetes Mellitus, is a disease where a person’s blood glucose level is above normal. This could either be because insulin production in one’s body is not sufficient, or the body fails to respond to the insulin in the required way. Some of the symptoms that are very commonly associated with diabetes are frequent thirst, hunger and urination. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes In type 1 diabetes, the body ceases to produce insulin. This type of diabetes is relatively…

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The Basics of Diabetes

The Basics of Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease where your blood sugar levels are above normal because your cells are unable to absorb glucose, hence the sugar stays in your blood. Most people do not even know they have diabetes. This disease causes serious complications in your health including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower extremity amputations. Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death in the US and majority of the patients developed heart disease. There is always an…

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