How to lower blood sugar levels without medications
By: Jacqueline1990
It is important to maintain a regular level of blood sugar in order to have the best health. Staying fit and healthy are easy ways to lower blood sugar levels without medication. Regular exercise helps this cause immensely by controlling a person’s weight. Some...
Risk factors for diabetes
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Traditionally, physicians have categorized diabetes mellitus (DM) as Type I (formerly called insulin dependent or juvenile onset), Type II (formerly called non-insulin dependent or adult onset), and gestational diabetes. Because the pathogenesis and risk factors differ for each form of DM, each are considered separately...
By: Roma Lightsey
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and is the leading cause of kidney failure and nontraumatic lower limb amputation. It affects 25.8 million Americans. A full seven million of these potential cases have not been diagnosed and are...
Risk factors for diabetes
By: Carol Gioia
Diabetes is a chronic condition wherein the pancreas either does not produce enough insulin, or the body does not use insulin properly. Insulin is the hormone that helps glucose, the sugar obtained from the foods consumed for energy, move into the cells, as opposed to...
By: Sandra Piddock
Some foods are not only good for your body, providing all the nutrients you need for health and wellbeing, they can also act as a sort of preventive medicine for some health conditions. This gives the much-used phrase 'healthy eating' a whole new meaning. These...
How healthy foods prevent diabetes
By: Wendy S. Melton
There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes may be caused by a malfunction in a person's immune system that causes it to destroy insulin producing cells in the body. Once these pancreatic cells are damaged or destroyed no insulin is produced to regulate...
How healthy foods prevent diabetes
By: Angie Lindsay
Diabetes mellitis can be treated by taking medication, diet changes or a combination of the two. According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC), as of 2010, it's estimated that 25.6 million people over the age of 20 suffer from diabetes. With diabetes being...
By: Chelsea Padget
Gestational diabetes is diabetes that is acquired during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is not present before pregnancy, nor is it present after birth, but it does put women at risk for developing diabetes later in life. Gestational diabetes usually presents itself around week 24 of pregnancy...
How to manage gestational diabetes during pregnancy
By: Angie Lindsay
Developing gestational diabetes during a pregnancy presents many challenges for both mother and baby. If left untreated, it can cause babies to be born that are large. Babies can have hypoglycemia when born. Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes can have higher occurrences of...
Low carbohydrate diets are best for diabetes management
By: Christine L. Rice
When a person eats, the chemical, insulin, is produced by the body, in order to help regulate blood sugar, and is then absorbed by the cells. Generally speaking, this affects a person's energy levels and moods. However, the cells of people with type 2 diabetes...

 

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