• How to maintain a healthy diet with nutritious food.

    HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIET: MODERATION

    Is it true that you can actually eat anything as long as you don’t overdo it? Well, I am going to answer your question on how to maintain a healthy diet: moderation is how. You’ve probably heard it before (I know I have): Go ahead and enjoy your favorite foods, but in moderation. When you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet those words are meaningless. It’s a phrase meant to help with feelings of self-restraint. According to Joy Bauer from NBC’s Today Show, that’s because it is open to discussion or argument. For anyone that is trying to maintain their weight, it can be a problem. A small piece of…

  • There are 6 reasons to smoke a doobie if you have diabetes.

    6 REASONS TO SMOKE A DOOBIE IF YOU HAVE DIABETES

    There are 6 reasons to smoke a doobie if you have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that leads to insulin resistance. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 100 million Americans have type 2 diabetes. There is no cure for type 2 diabetes. If you would like to read more information on diabetes: click here Cannabis (marijuana) plants produce compounds called cannabinoids. The major mind-altering compound is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Therefore, a doobie contains high levels of THC. The chemicals produce the “high” users feel when inhaling or ingesting it. You must be wondering does pot have the likelihood of becoming a treatment for type 2…

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    IS A HOT BATH BETTER THAN CYCLING?

    Is a hot bath better than cycling? According to a study, a hot bath is better than cycling at lowering blood sugar if you have type 2 diabetes. Dr. Steve Faulkner of Loughborough University was exploring alternatives to physical activity which could help people manage the condition. HOT BATH REDUCES BLOOD SUGAR In fact, he found that soaking in the tub reduces blood sugar by 10 percent. Dr. Faulkner found the participants who bathed had, on average, 10 percent lower peak glucose levels compared to exercising. After a meal, your blood sugar goes up. This is one of the risk markers for developing type 2 diabetes. Keeping blood sugar down…

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    HOW DOES STRESS AFFECT DIABETES?

    How does stress affect diabetes? Well, stress happens when something causes your body to act. Acute stress is when your body reacts to something that is short-lived. Chronic stress lasts quite a bit longer. Your body releases hormones when you are stressed. Your muscles will become tense. The pulse begins to increase. However, in people with diabetes, that fight or flight response doesn’t work very well. Insulin is not always able to get extra energy into the cells. In this case, the glucose piles up in the blood. LONG-TERM STRESS AND DIABETES Some forms of stress can be long-term. For example, knee replacement surgery can take months to recover. My…

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    CHECK BLOOD SUGAR WITHOUT PAIN

    Would you like to check blood sugar without pain? In order to manage our blood sugar, we have to prick our fingers from time to time. We have to check our blood sugar even with this new Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) Testing your blood sugar shouldn’t hurt. However, many of us complain that it hurts when you prick your finger. We even complain about the calluses that form on our fingertips. I myself have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about a year ago. Over 20 years ago, lancing devices were barbaric. The lancet got rammed into your finger. How deep the needle would go was truly a guess. Ouch!…

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    DO YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES?

    Do you have some of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes; it is important to recognize these symptoms. Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health problems if not managed properly. Type 2 diabetes is a common condition. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 30.3 million adults in the U.S. have diabetes. The report also estimated another 84.1 million U.S. adults have prediabetes. People with prediabetes have higher than normal blood sugar levels. Doctors don’t consider them having diabetes yet. According to the CDC, people with prediabetes will often develop type 2 diabetes within five years, if they get no treatment. The onset of type 2…

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    TYPE 2 DIABETES: CAN IT GO INTO REMISSION

    Type 2 diabetes: can it go into remission? Diabetes can go into remission. When you are in remission, you have no signs or symptoms of it. Yet, your risk of relapse is very high. TYPE 2 DIABETES, IS THERE A CURE? At this time, there is no known cure for type 2 diabetes. It can be controlled. In some cases, it will go into remission. For some people, a healthy lifestyle is enough to control blood sugar levels. Losing weight if you are overweight, eating healthy foods, and being active. People with type 2 diabetes usually have to take one or more medications or even insulin if not properly controlled.…

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    DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TYPE 1 & TYPE 2 DIABETES

    The differences between type 1 & type 2 diabetes; both occur when the body cannot properly store and use glucose, which is essential for energy. Sugar or glucose collects in the blood and doesn’t reach the cells that need it, which leads to serious complications. The CDC estimates that over 30 million people in the United States probably have diabetes. Then there is the 25 percent that doesn’t know they have it. Both types of diabetes can lead to complications, such as cardiovascular disease, vision loss, neurological conditions, and damage to blood vessels and organs. Type 1 and type 2 have different causes, but they both involve insulin. Insulin is…

  • Have a smartphone-best diabetes apps for 2019

    HAVE A SMARTPHONE – BEST DIABETES APPS FOR 2019

    Does anyone have a smartphone – best diabetes apps for 2019? I am using the OneTouch Reveal, which helps me to see trends. Sometimes wish it had other features. Managing your diabetes is crucial, no matter what type of diabetes you have. If you would like to review the four types of diabetes here is the post First, it can be tiring to think about carbohydrate counting, insulin doses, glucose, blood pressure, etc. I think you will agree with me when I say smartphones can simplify tracking and learning. Some are able to record your health information, so it is in one spot. This allows you to learn more about…

  • Why generations of families develop diabetes?

    WHY GENERATIONS OF FAMILIES DEVELOP DIABETES?

    Why do generations of families develop diabetes? Have you been wondering whether your children will develop it too? Have you thought genetics play a big role? Genes alone are not enough. Other factors are to blame. Although, type 1 and type 2 diabetes have absolutely different causes. There is the likelihood that you will inherit the disease. Something in the environment will trigger it. According to the American Diabetes Association, identical twins have identical genes. Yet one twin can have type 1. The other will get it only half the time. Yet, if one twin has type 2 diabetes, the other twin’s risk is maybe 3 in 4. TYPE 1…