Diabetes in your DNA? Scientists zero in on the genetic signature of risk

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

DNA photoNumerous diabetes-connected DNA changes influence the capacity of RFX to tie to particular areas in the genomes of pancreas cell bunches called islets.

A large portion of the inconspicuous DNA spelling contrasts that expansion the danger of Sort 2 diabetes seem to disturb a typical administrative language structure in islet cells. Portrayed contrasts in DNA arrangements, as well as in the way DNA was bundled and changed by epigenetic variables and the levels of quality expression items that demonstrated how regularly the qualities had been perused and interpreted.

Key Takeaways:

“For decades, scientists have tried to solve this mystery – and have found more than 80 tiny DNA differences that seem to raise the risk of the disease in some people, or protect others from the damagingly high levels of blood sugar that are its hallmark.”


Photo by MIKI Yoshihito. (#mikiyoshihito)

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Why and How to Fire Your Diabetes Doctor

By Simon M - Last updated: Thursday, March 23, 2017

At the point when our specialists have more sympathy, we show improvement over when our specialists have low compassion scores, as indicated by a review that I detailed here in 2012. At the point when your blood glucose levels aren’t sufficiently low or you don’t take the diabetes medication that your specialist endorses, he or she may gripe about your rebelliousness. Whenever specialists and nutritionists call us rebellious, they might be overlooking their steady part in our wellbeing. An agreeable specialist is one who converses with his patients as well as tunes in to them.

Key Takeaways:

“It’s our body, and we are responsible for it. One of the ways in which diabetes differs from almost all of the other diseases is that between our rare visits to the doctor’s office, we are in control.”


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Periodontitis may be an early sign of type 2 diabetes

By Simon M - Last updated: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Numerous signs indicate the possibility of Type 2 Diabetes. These are all symptoms that you should be aware of. Now there is another sign that may be linked to the condition. It is important that you are aware of the many signs that indicate potential Type 2 diabetes, including this new one -Periodontitis.

Key Takeaways:

“In the United States, 29 million people live with the disease. Of these, over 8 million people have it but have not been diagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”


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Bacon Burrito In Low Carb Tortilla – Dream Diabetic Breakfast

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
low carb breakfast burrito

low carb diabetes friendly breakfast burrito

This breakfast is super low carb and delicious and will keep you going all morning:

2 slices of bacon
1 low carb tortilla
2 slices of tomato
1 scrambled egg or sliced hard boiled egg
1 Tablespoon mayo
A little red onion

Total carbcount: Approximately 6 grams (your carb count may vary)

An excellent way to start your day and your blood sugar levels on the right track!




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New Section To Promote Diabetic Health

By admin - Last updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To promote the best health for diabetics which is in fact the best way to prevent retinopathy we are starting a section devoted just to proper diet which will include healthy low carb recipes.

Whilewe here at diabetes-sight.org are not doctors I (the main writer) am diabetic myself and have found much success in limiting my intake of processed carbohydrates as well as grains in general.

I have found an SCD diet to be most reasonable in my case and my wife’s doctor recommended it to her for her gut problems. He has seen much success with patients with all kinds of ailments including diabetes.

We have been following this diet for over a year now and my hemoglobin A1c numbers have all improved significantly. I have in fact seen some counter intuitive results in some respects.

My goal will be to publish my meals as we make them and to also publish my blood sugars before and 2 hours after as well as to tell you what meds I am taking, whether I have excercised or not and anything else I can think of that would effect my blood sugars.

My hope is that it will be a resource.

That said I will not be able to post my first sugars since I have run out of strips.

But I will post the first extremely tasty meal.

Next post will be a beautiful low carb breakfast burrito.

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Video – Check Your Eyes Regularly

By admin - Last updated: Saturday, November 15, 2014

If you’re a diabetic you’ve been told over and over… “Get your eyes checked regularly!”

It’s easy advice to ignore and one of the easiest things to put off but as you’ll hear in the video 6 months can be a long time in the life of an eye.

This video can provide valuable insight into the potential results of ignoring medical advice and / or symptoms as well as provide incentive to follow through and receive annual eye examinations to check for diabetic retinopathy.


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Help For Diabetics That Need Glasses

By admin - Last updated: Monday, July 5, 2010

Recently one of our visitors emailed us for help finding an elderly diabetic man free glasses.

Medicare pays for his eye exams but apparently and unfortunately does not pay for the actual glasses.

He hadn’t upgraded his prescription in 10+ years because he is unable to afford the cost.

This is the unfortunate condition in which many without vision insurance find themselves.

If you find yourself in this position there is help available through The Lion’s Club.

While it is best to have vision insurance so that you can get an exact prescription many are unable to afford the associated costs with maintaining such an insurance plan.

Thanks to programs provided through such organizations those in need can benefit.

If you have any free resources please feel free to leave a comment and if your resource is good we’ll post it!

For those that need free glasses click here.

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Dr Whitaker Vision Essentials

By admin - Last updated: Monday, November 9, 2009

Dr Whitaker of the Whitaker Center / Whitaker Wellness Institute has a new & improved all natural formula specifically to help protect vision as well as improve night vision.

If you have read Dr Whitaker’s books or taken a look at his free diabetes report you know that he has been on the forefront of Diabetic research for many, many years and that he has a lot of great information to share.

With the introduction of this improved vision supplement we are confident that this product will stand along with his other wonderful supplements and herbal remedies in helping many Diabetics to improve and safeguard their vision.

To get the Vision Essentials you can go here.

Here’s a bit of what Dr Whitaker’s site has to say about Vision Essentials:

Doctor Whitaker’s Vision Essentials will cost you about $35 a bottle but if you buy more bottles they will give you a discount and any purchase of $60 or more can use coupon code JWHHB at checkout and get $10 off.

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How Can I Prevent Blindness from My Diabetes? Part 2

By admin - Last updated: Thursday, October 29, 2009

The results of uncontrolled blood sugar can be very scary as mentioned in part 1 of this series of articles but there are ways to prevent blindness as a result of Diabetes.

The simple answer from part 1 was to control blood sugar levels and we examined why a physicians help is important in this matter.

This article will focus on the importance of diet in the life of a diabetic and the effects of a poor diet on the vision of a diabetic as opposed to good things someone with diabetes can do to maintain their vision.

When sugar levels are ignored untold amounts of damage happen in a diabetic’s body including the eyes. If attention is not given to blood sugar levels blindness is almost a certainty.

So what kind of foods are bad for the vision of a diabetic?

Foods that contain trans fats are shown to have an extremely negative effect on blood sugar levels and can also have negative effects on vision.

Highly processed foods are also shown to have negative effects as they usually are high on the glycemic index and therefore tend to cause a spike in blood sugar levels.

Refined flour is included as well as white rice which both can elevate blood sugar levels rapidly and therefore can contribute to vision problems.

Think whole grain, unprocessed / less processed food when making diet choices. The less that’s been done to it the better.

Another recent study (from an article published August 2009) done by the university of oxford showed that in rats (studies done in rats in the past have shown many similarities to human results) when fed a high fat diet even over the course of a few days their brain function and their performance levels during excercide or their tolerance to excercise decreased noticeably.

The rats started with a diet containing 7.5% fat and then 1/2 of the population of rats were then switched to 55% fat diet which is not all that uncommon in the western (read US) diet.

At the end of the study they concluded that there was a significant decrease both in cognitive ability and physical endurance.

Why are the results of that study important to a diabetic in regards to vision?

Because one of the most effective ways to control blood sugar levels is through exercise.

According to the results of the study it would seem that if one has a high fat diet they would more easily tire out from exercise and therefore be less motivated to actually do it.

A vicious circle usually leading to weight gain in diabetics and perpetuating the negative effects of the condition.


Eat whole foods and a low fat diet not only for the direct effects on blood sugar control but also so that exercise will be more desirable / less burdensome.

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Nutritional Supplements and Herbal Remedies

By admin - Last updated: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

There are so many companies that offer herbal remedies and nutritional supplements that claim to help Diabetics both to maintain healthy blood sugae levels as well as to help prevent vision problems.

To help we have compiled a list of products offered by reputable companies:

Blood Sugar Regulating Products

Triple Complex Diabetonic:

This product has a $25.95 price tag.

Advanced Formula Gymnema Sylvestre:

Gymnema is also known as the “Sugar Destroyer”& has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 1,500 years to help maintain normal and healthy blood sugar levels.

Research has also shown that Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre) has a beneficial effect on Beta cells in the pancreas and delays glucose absorption in the intestine.

This product has a very reasonable price tag at $14.95.

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