How Insulin Can Help Control Diabetes

Insulin is an important part of many diabetes treatments. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, is primarily responsible for regulating sugar in the human body. When someone suffers from diabetes, the body is either not making enough insulin (Type I diabetes) or the patient’s cells have become increasingly resistant to the body’s own insulin (Type II diabetes).

Without insulin, the body can enter a state of high blood sugar. If this conditions remains unchecked, complications can arise include kidney disease, blindness, and nerve damage. By adding insulin to a patient’s diabetes Read more »

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The Most Effective Methods for Controlling Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes people to have higher than normal blood sugar levels. People with diabetes need to be careful about what they eat and drink on a regular basis, especially if they want to stay healthy. While diabetes is on the rise in the United States, there are many ways to effectively control and combat diabetes. Even the smallest changes allow diabetics to reap amazing results.

To get started with controlling diabetes, a diabetic should begin changing their diet. They should consume foods that are high in fiber.Didn’t catch that? Read more »

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What A Blood Test Can Tell You About Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease where the pancreas either doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body is no longer responding to it. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the levels of glucose in the blood. Glucose, a simple sugar, gives energy to the cells to the body. However, glucose that’s out of control can have devastating consequences for nearly all of the systems of the body, including the peripheral nervous system, the kidneys, the eyes Read more »

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How to Make Delicious Low-Carb Pancakes

Now that you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you’ve probably made arrangements through and gotten yourself on a diet. There’s comes a time in the life of every dieting diabetic when he or she starts to miss comfort food. However, just because you’re on a strict diet, you don’t have to give up all the good things in life.

Here’s a recipe for high-protein, low-carb pancakes. Depending on which type of vanilla extract you use, the recipe is sugar-free as well. Feel free to experiment with ingredient quantities. This recipe is flexible and easy to alter according to taste. Perhaps most importantly, it’s also very easy to make. Even the most inexperienced chefs can pull off this breakfast favorite in mere minutes.

1/2 cup of steel-cut oats
1/2 cup of cottage cheese
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon

Place all ingredients in a blender. This recipe only makes about two large pancakes, so a small smoothie blender will do the trick. Pour half the mixture onto a nonstick frying pan and place the pan on a burner set to medium heat. When the pancake is speckled all over with bubbles, it is ready to be flipped. Wait another minute or so. Test the pancake with a spatula to see of both sides are thoroughly cooked. Serve with sugar-free syrup.

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How the Different Types of Diabetes Differ

What Is Diabetes?

Many people without diabetes, or who have not yet been diagnosed, are unsure as to the differences between the two types of diabetes. The differences are important, especially to anyone suffering from the disease. The difference has a lot to do with how the body uses insulin. Some people cannot efficiently use insulin while others simply have too little in their system.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is also referred to as juvenile onset diabetes or insulin dependence. This is the less common type of diabetes. In fact, only about ten Read more »

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Recognizing the Classic Symptoms of Diabetes

Those who wonder if they may be getting sick may have something more serious. The symptoms of diabetes are serious, and they are similar to the symptoms of many other issues. However, those who are experiencing these symptoms should have a doctor check them out right away.

Some of the most noticeable symptoms of diabetes are feeling very thirsty all the time. It can also include feeling very hungry, and these changes can be dangerous to a person’s blood sugar level. Those who have also been losing a strange amount of weight may be diabetic as well. There may Read more »

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Is Diabetes Contageous and Other Myths

Dealing with diabetes includes understanding and dispelling the myths that surround it. It is a disease that is often fatally misunderstood.

First, diabetes is not contagious. It is not caused by transmissible bacteria or viruses. Two main factors are known to cause diabetes: genetics and lifestyle.

Another myth is that obesity causes diabetes. Though being overweight is considered a risk factor, it is not the only one. Thin people also get diabetes.

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What Role Lifestyle Plays in Getting Diabetes

Many different factors can contribute to a diabetes diagnosis. These are a few factors that are directly attributed to lifestyle choices.

Over 30 of adults are considered obese. Since body fat interferes with the bodies ability to use insulin, being overweight can lead to a higher risk of insulin resistance.

A sedentary lifestyle:
A sedentary lifestyle is a known contributor to obesity. Since obesity is a one of the risks associated with diabetes, this means a sedentary lifestyle can contribute to a diabetes diagnosis. Inactivity and being overweight contribute to one another. Diabetes type 2 Read more »

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Must Diabetics Give Up Eating All Sweets?

Most people who are diagnosed with diabetes automatically assume that they can no longer enjoy sweets and sugary foods. Most experts agree that is not the case as long as a person is smart about their diet and pays attention.

A few things to take into consideration are what exactly you are eating, the portion size and just what is in it. The key things to look for in the foods you choose are the carbohydrates, sugars and calorie count.

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