Diabetes Management

Type 2 Diabetes – An Oral Diabetic Medication That Does More Than Lower Blood Sugar

According to a study reported on in May 2018 in the journal Thyroid, metformin, a medication commonly used to help people with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes look after their blood sugar levels, also helps prevent cancer of the thyroid. Scientists at the Gyeongsang National University and several other research institutions in the Republic of Korea found fewer cases of thyroid cancer in those people who had been prescribed metformin than in non-users. It was also found higher doses of the diabetic medication was associated with a lower risk of developing cancer in the thyroid.

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating – Seven Steps To Cleaning Up Your Pantry

Ready to start eating cleaner and healthier? Are you looking to start a healthy eating plan but not sure where to begin? A great place is by cleaning out your pantry. As the saying goes: “out of sight, out of mind.” If you are not putting effort into stocking your kitchen full of the food you need to consume for maximum health, you are not going to see the results you are hoping for. So let us look at a step by step guide to cleaning out your pantry. What stays – and what goes?

Why You Should Eat Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Chickpeas are an extremely healthful addition to anyone’s diet, especially diabetics as they help to control blood glucose levels. As well as their numerous health benefits, preparing meals with chickpeas is simple and quick.

Type 2 Diabetes – Gum Disease Could Help Predict Gestational Diabetes Early

Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-related diabetes raises blood sugar levels, increasing the risk of dental disease. Periodontitis, inflammation of the gums and surrounding tissues, is one major complication related to high and unstable blood sugar levels. According to a report published in the Journal of Periodontology in May 2018, periodontitis could be a helpful early indicator of Gestational diabetes. Researchers at the University of the Andes and several other research facilities in Chile and Australia found measuring blood sugar levels and fluids in pockets of the pregnant woman’s gums told them which women were likely to develop diabetes during their pregnancy.

Type 2 Diabetes – Fat-Lowering Drugs Help Lower the Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy

In clinical trials, fenofibrate and several other fat-lowering drugs were linked to a lowered risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, a severe eye condition. In a study reported in May of 2018 in the journal Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, similar results were found in patients who had been treated outside of clinical trials.

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living – The Health Benefits Of Fasting

When someone says the word “fasting” to you, do you automatically cringe? Like, how could you fast? Well, do not be so quick to assume this mindset. Fasting has caught on by storm as more and more people are adopting an intermittent fasting approach. When we talk about fasting here, we are not referring to fasting for days on end. It is merely fasting for up to 16 hours a day of which half you will be sleeping and then eating in an 8-hour window. It has been demonstrated eating in this manner can not only help boost weight loss success but may also contribute to increasing health as well.

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