Diabetes and COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)


People with Diabetes are among those at increased risk to complications surrounding COVID-19 infection. Several Sugar High viewers have inquired about how COVID-19 affects people with diabetes and what we all need to know about it. In this “Answering Your Questions” video, I discuss how the virus can affect diabetics and how to stay prepared and keep safe.

Type 2 Diabetes – Simple Tips to Help You Control Your Blood Sugar

Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes can lead to anxiety, fear, and a lot of confusion about what types of foods you should be eating. It also usually comes with the harsh reality you may be faced with taking medication for the rest of your life. However, the good news is there are steps you can implement in your diet and lifestyle that can help improve your overall health, and potentially even reverse you Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – Fat Tissue and It’s Role With Aging

Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer have a way of taking the life of overweight and obese people much earlier than the life of slim people. Scientists at the Medical University of Graz, in Austria, might have found the reason. When our cells divide, tiny structures called telomeres are involved in moving chromosomes to the “new” daughter cells. With each cell division, telomeres grow shorter, and shortness has to do with aging. The University of Graz, Austria, in March 2019, in the journal Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, reported on the link between fat tissue and its distribution of the shortened telomeres.

Type 2 Diabetes – The Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Spice to Help Manage Diabetes

Turmeric may be one of the most effective anti-inflammatory spices in existence. It has long been known as being a powerful spice that has been used in India for thousands of years: used as a spice and a medicinal herb. Believe it or not, it may help you better control your Type 2 diabetes. A study published in The International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism looked at turmeric and its active compound curcumin and its ability to help manage Type 2 diabetes. Here is what the research says about turmeric and Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – Does A Keto Diet Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Is a ketogenic diet safe for people who have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes? The food recommended for people with high blood sugar encourages weight loss: a ketogenic diet has high amounts of fat and is low in carbs, so it is mystifying how such a high-fat diet is an option for alleviating high blood sugar. The ketogenic diet underlines a low intake of carbohydrates and increased consumption of fat and protein. The body then breaks down fat by a process called “ketosis,” and produces a source of fuel called ketones. Usually, the diet improves blood sugar levels while decreasing the body’s need for insulin.

Type 2 Diabetes – The Risk for Diabetes Increases With Extra Inches Around Your Waist

Your chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes soar when you carry extra weight around your stomach. The question is how much weight around our middle is “extra” and is it possible to lose inches from our waist? Many people with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes feel they are not able to lose the weight they carry around their midline. However, this is not true. Anyone can take steps to reduce their waist measurement, and in this article, we will explore why and how losing inches from your waist measurement can help you to lower your blood sugar and reduce your chances of developing Type s diabetes.

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