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...
Link between diabetes and obesity
By: Ann Major
Statistically, research has shown that as Type II diabetes rises, so do rates of adult and child obesity. Accompanied by a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet, the body finds it more and more difficult to control blood sugar levels, as layers of fat accumulate...
By: Raffi Varoujian
Diabetes is a disease that affects the ability to regulate and process glucose – a form of sugar used for energy by the body’s cells. In order for glucose to be absorbed into the cell, it has to be picked up in the bloodstream...
What is gestational diabetes?
By: Adeolu Adegoke
Gestational diabetes also referred to as Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is known as a problem by which a woman who typically doesn’t have a high blood sugar, becomes diabetic during her pregnancy. This diabetic condition now happens broadly throughout the world, 5% of the...

 

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