Diabetes

Dragon fruit is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients – researchers have investigated if dragon fruit is good for diabetics. Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are diagnosed using blood sugar levels. A fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test measures blood sugar levels after approximately eight hours without eating. The two hours post-prandial glucose (2HPP) test measures blood
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Diabetes is a serious health condition, and it affects millions of people around the world. It is often thought that a piece of fruit might be harmful to diabetics because of its sugar content. However, fruits can still be enjoyed following a few tips. Since diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels, people
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A recent study suggests that smartwatches may have use in controlling insulin production through light-emitting diodes. Smartwatches use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to monitor a range of physical health parameters, including heart rate, heart-rate variability, electrocardiograms, blood pressure, and sleep. Cells can be induced with continuous or pulsed green light. The green light emitted penetrates the
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Diabetes is a chronic health condition. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled in the past 40 years.1 After we eat, food is broken down into sugar and taken up through the blood. Insulin is needed to take up glucose (sugar) from the blood.2 Without
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Changing dietary habits is often a strategy used to help control diabetes. Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet and has many health benefits. Current food recommendations include eating about 25 or more grams of fiber a day for women and 35 or more grams for men. For those with diabetes, even more
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In recent years turmeric has gained increasing popularity as we continue to discover the huge health benefits it has. One current research topic of interest is whether the dietary addition of turmeric may help treat diabetes. Turmeric comes from a plant called Curcuma longa. Its active ingredient is curcumin, which gives it that bright yellow
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For people with diabetes, eating habits need to be strictly monitored or they risk experiencing damaging and even fatal health effects. High sugar foods in particular, are very risky for diabetics. So, is honey good for diabetics? Mismanagement of diabetes can be fatal Diabetes is a disease where your body is unable to regulate blood
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Diabetes can be life-threatening and is a disease that needs to be monitored. There are some medications that are used to help mitigate the long-term effects of diabetes, and one such drug is lisinopril. Diabetes is a disease that affects more people than meets the eye. According to the Centres for Disease Control & Prevention
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Most everyone knows that when someone has type 1 diabetes, their pancreas lacks the ability to produce the hormone insulin (or their pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin, as in the case of type 2 diabetes). What isn’t so well known is that the pancreas also produces another helpful hormone called amylin that people with diabetes
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People with diabetes have special dietary requirements, but unfortunately, lots of important vitamins and minerals are lacking in the standard American diet. That’s where vitamins can play a crucial role in supplementing one’s health. This article will outline the most important vitamins that people with diabetes need to live their healthiest life. Vitamin B12 People
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This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission. This lightened-up version of the popular Thai dish is made with hearts of palm “pasta” that keeps our hearts and blood sugars happy. Pad Thai That Will Steal Your Hearts…of Palm This lightened-up version of traditional Pad Thai is made with
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This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Makaila Heifner Eritrea Mussa Khan is 28 years old and has had type 1 diabetes for 18 years. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband where she works full-time in application development training for a large school district. Recently, Eritrea joined the
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Within 5 minutes of reading any diabetes blog or perusing through any Diabetes Facebook group, you will probably find more biased, scientifically unsupported diet advice than a poorly thought out midnight infomercial. “Keto is best!” “No, plant-based is best!” “Wrong, apple cider vinegar and intermittent dieting is best!” With so many opinions and biases, how,
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Dating can feel daunting when you live with diabetes. Hear about dating from others with diabetes, and learn what you can do to prepare for dates. My now-husband David and I met at a friend’s birthday party where there was bowling and a lot of birthday cake. Knowing I had diabetes, he was surprised by
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I remember feeling anxious. Sitting in the waiting room of the eye doctor in March of 2019, I knew this sensation all too well. It came from my experience of receiving “bad news” one too many times. I was nervous but quietly tried to connect with the inner knowing that I was not the only
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This content originally appeared on Sugar-Free Mom. Republished with permission. Breakfast sausage is a delicious addition to any brunch, or breakfast, or brinner (breakfast for dinner). Unfortunately, most prepared store-bought breakfast sausage always seems to contain some form of sugar. Since sugar is totally unnecessary to delicious breakfast sausage, I figured a new recipe was
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There are currently about 463 million adults with diabetes, and that number is increasing in most countries. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type, making up about 90% of diabetes cases.  Type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body use or store blood sugar the body
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This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lala Jackson A major contributor to high insulin list prices that is often misunderstood – because it is designed to be complex and opaque – is the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) and rebate system. Rebates are a percentage of the list price of a
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Living with diabetes is hard. The 24/7/365 management, constant conscientiousness, precise measurements and tracking, and near perfection that the condition requires can be exhausting, and sometimes we’re our own worst critic. We can become siloed in the “shoulds” and “should nots”, working ourselves into a corner of unrealistic expectations, not letting ourselves be fully human.
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This content originally appeared on ForGoodMeasure. Republished with permission. The pairing of chocolate and hazelnuts conjures up creamy, sweet Nutella for most palates. This recipe is about to rearrange your tastebuds. Found in prehistoric China, the hazelnut has shared a long, sacred history in Scandinavia, Scotland and Ireland. It entered the confectionary scene in Italy
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March kicks off with National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. While we think there’s more than enough reason to celebrate the existence of our all-time favorite spread every day, we’re honoring this event by featuring low-carb peanut butter recipes you (and your pancreas) will love. Photo credit: Jennifer Shun Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread This shortbread is
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