How to Control Acid Reflux
Diabetics are especially prone to acid reflux, aka heartburn… that burning sensation you get in your throat, after a meal, as stomach acid is regurgitated up into your mouth. But what really causes acid reflux and what is the best way to treat it?Type 2 Diabetes – The Location of Visceral Fat Helps to Predict Heart and Blood Vessel Disease
In July of 2017, the Journal of Diabetes Investigation reported on some interesting and potentially useful research from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University. The study included six hundred and eighty-two people who had been previously diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes with an average age of 64. By an average of 2.5 years, twenty-one of the participants were diagnosed with heart and blood vessel disease. Where fat around the inner organs was significantly greater than the amount of fat under the skin, the Type 2 diabetics were 82 percent more likely to develop heart and blood vessel disease than those participants with less fat around the organs. The scientists concluded measuring fat around the organs and just under the skin and dividing the former by the latter gives a ratio able to predict which people with Type 2 diabetes are at high risk for heart attacks or strokes.A Link Between Air Pollution and Type 2 Diabetes
The prevalence of diabetes has risen substantially in the past decade all over world, which has been linked to an “epidemic” of obesity. Besides obesity, it appears that there is a direct cause and effect link shown by correlation studies that air pollution exposure is linked to increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes.Type 2 Diabetes – It’s Never Too Late to Stop Diabetes
When most people hear of diabetes, they think of Type 2. Even if an individual does not understand the disease, he is more likely to associate the disease with Type 2. This is because it is by far the most prevalent form of diabetes in our society. Type 2 diabetes makes up about 95 percent of all cases of diabetes.Type 2 Diabetes – Diabetic Mouth Infections
People who have been diagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes are at risk for both dental and fungal infections. Not surprisingly scientists at the University of Fluminense in Brazil, and the Institute of Osvaldo Cross have found diabetics are at risk for developing Candida albicans (a type of fungus), infections in the mouth. Candida albicans is the same fungus that causes vaginal yeast infections. In May and June of 2017, the Journal of Applied Oral Science reported on a study comparing Type 2 diabetic and 15 non-diabetic participants.Type 2 Diabetes – The Benefits of Weight Loss
We are going to assume you have weight to lose. How much weight exactly is irrelevant because it varies between individuals. With that said, if you are a middle-aged adult there is a likelihood you have more than just a few pounds you ought to lose. Even if you have been gaining half a pound a month over four years, that totals twenty-four pounds. Twenty pounds give or take, can mean the difference between being at a healthy weight or being overweight. There are many reasons to lose weight.