Diabetes 2 Patients Benefit From Mild Compression Stockings

By Simon M - Last updated: Monday, May 15, 2017

compression socks photoDiabetes can affect circulation which is dangerous. Low blood flow can hurt your legs and feet which is why diabetics can lose a foot sometimes.

Compression stockings can help with this so should be tried if a doctor recommends them. These can improve circulation and that can save your limbs.

Key Takeaways:

“Mild compression therapy does decrease the swelling in diabetes patients with edema without worsening any vascular conditions such as PAD.”

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Pathways Leading to Beta Cell Division Identified, May Aid Diabetes Treatment

By Simon M - Last updated: Friday, May 5, 2017

Diabetes Treatment photoThese pancreatic cells help prevent diabetes because they work to regulate the body’s blood sugar levels. If the cells are not dividing properly it can cause a problem.

Knowing about the pathways for cell division can help because we can make sure it works the way it should. This will help the pancreas stay in working order.

Key Takeaways:

“Pancreatic beta cells help maintain normal blood glucose levels by producing the hormone insulin — the master regulator of energy (glucose).”


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12 Simple Tips to Prevent Blood Sugar Spikes

By Simon M - Last updated: Friday, May 5, 2017

Blood sugar spikes can be dangerous. Any sudden change in sugar levels affect the body. They can make you feel sick. You can pass out if the levels are high or low enough. Diabtetic often deal with these spikes. This gives great tips for preventing spikes. They include how to eat properly.

Key Takeaways:

“Blood sugar spikes can also cause your blood vessels to harden and narrow, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke.”


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Insulin Resistance, Unhealthy Blood Vessels & Cancer… Linked?

By Simon M - Last updated: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Insulin photoThese studies are important because of what they tell us about insulin resistance and cancer. Insulin is what the pancreas makes to help regulate blood sugar, but in all likelihood you already knew that.

Resistance to it means that your cells don’t react the way they should to it…their receptor sites aren’t interacting with insulin the way they should and so your body is unable to process sugar the way normal cells do. Another thing you probably already knew.

But…new and interesting information indicating that this might be linked to cancer is available in this reference.

Key Takeaways:

“Animal studies examine risk factors that may overlap between colorectal cancer and cardiovascular disease. This research highlights biological mechanisms driven by insulin resistance that impair blood vessel health and may be shared by both cancer and cardiovascular disease.”


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A new blood test may help you predict diabetes better

By Simon M - Last updated: Thursday, May 4, 2017

A new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital based in the United Kingdom has discovered a new blood test that will make it easier for doctors to predict Gestational diabetes which makes majority affects pregnant women and their unborn children. This new test is faster and more effective than the current two type method that Doctors are currently using to treat to this disease

Key Takeaways:

“A team of researchers has come up with a new blood test that may better predict gestational diabetes. The study led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that a single measurement of plasma glycated CD59 (GCD59), a novel biomarker for diabetes, at weeks 24-28 of gestation identified, with high sensitivity and specificity, women who failed the glucose challenge test as well as women with gestational diabetes.”


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Obese kids at four-fold greater risk of Type-2 diabetes later

By Simon M - Last updated: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The new study from the Journal of the Endocrine Society has found that children with obesity are four times more likely to develop type-2 diabetes by the time they are 25 in the United Kingdom. This rate has greatly increased since the 90”s. However, researchers also found that there is no correlation between obesity and type-1 diabetes.

Key Takeaways:

“A child with obesity faces a four-fold greater risk of being diagnosed with diabetes by the age of 25, than their counterpart who is of normal weight.”


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Mindfulness Can Help You Manage Your Diabetes And Weight

By Simon M - Last updated: Friday, April 28, 2017

Like with losing weight, being mindful of the food and beverages you consume is an integral part of managing diabetes. Weight and diabetes feed off of one another, so being able to manage your weight through mindfulness is a key factor in managing diabetes. There are many ways to stay mindful of your food and beverage consumption: eat slowly, pay attention to the caloric intake of what you drink, don’t eat absently while you’re watching T.V., make healthy eating choices and create new and healthy habits.

Key Takeaways:

“When we are mindful of what we put in our mouths, we can satisfy our hunger and thirst better than when our minds are preoccupied with something that happened in the past or that we imagine might happen in the future.”


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Is The Glycemic Index Reliable?

By Simon M - Last updated: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Do you pay attention to your glucose numbers even if you do not have diabetes? A study that is described in this article challenges the reliability of the glycemic index. The article describes a study done with 63 health people. The results from the study conclude with the interesting fact that we respond to our food and the glycemic index responds to the number value of food. Both people with diabetes and people who do not have diabetes will benefit from the information in the article.

Key Takeaways:

“Glycemic index values appear to be an unreliable indicator even under highly standardized conditions and are unlikely to be useful in guiding food choices.”


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Fruits a day may lower the risk of developing diabetes by 12 per cent

By Simon M - Last updated: Friday, April 14, 2017

fruit photoAre you eating enough fruit each day? If you are, you have a reduced risk of developing diabetes.

New research proves that eating enough fresh fruits each day will help you curb that sweet tooth,and provide an array of benefits, including the reduced risk of diabetes. Twelve percent is a big number; don’t miss out.

Key Takeaways:

“Although the health benefits of diets including fresh fruit and vegetables are well established, the relatively high sugar content of fruit has led to uncertainty about associated risks of diabetes and of vascular complications of the disease.”


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Most People with Diabetes Should Stop Iron Supplements

By Simon M - Last updated: Friday, March 24, 2017


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Iron supplements are beneficial for many people, however, those diagnosed with diabetes are not included in that group, generally speaking.

Iron supplements can be too much on the body of a diabetic. It is a good idea to talk to your doctor concerning iron supplements if you take one and have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Key Takeaways:

“When you have too much iron in your blood or stored elsewhere in your body might be why your blood glucose level is above normal. In fact, too much iron can even be why you got diabetes. Yet about one out of every five Americans regularly takes an iron supplement.”


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