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Type 2 Diabetes – Healthy Drink Choices for Type 2 Diabetics

What’s a Type 2 diabetic to drink? For starters, eliminate sodas, sugar-free mixed drinks, and heavy juices; they can all wreak havoc on your blood sugar levels and actually increase your cravings throughout the day. Instead, check out some diabetic-friendly drinks to keep your thirst satiated throughout the day…

Type 2 Diabetes – Screening for Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes has traditionally been screened for at around 24 weeks of pregnancy. The pregnant woman drinks sugar water and her blood sugar level is measured two hours later. If the blood sugar reading is too high, the test is usually repeated 2 weeks later. There is now some controversy about whether screening should take place earlier in the pregnancy and what test is the best to use. Researchers at the University of California San Diego Health System in San Diego, USA, compared early screening and different types of tests to determine the best way to identify women in need of treatment for diabetes that develops during pregnancy.

Type 2 Diabetes – Eggs Are a Useful Food to Add To A Diabetic Eating Plan

There are very few foods worthy of being labeled as a ‘superfood’ for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Even less foods may be considered near-perfect inclusions to your diet. Eggs are an honorable mention, for they are as ideal a food for diabetics as you can find. Eggs are an interesting food choice. They are essentially a staple food item in many homes but if you are like most people, you rarely consume them. Preparation takes valuable minutes that most don’t seem to have in the mornings. Of course this is an excuse, though you have to wonder if the culprit is we really just can’t be bothered cooking.

Type 2 Diabetes – The Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy During Pregnancy

Retinopathy, blood vessel damage to the eyes, begins to develop at least seven years before clinical diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and can lead to visual loss in many people. Women who have diabetes before pregnancy can have difficulty controlling their blood sugar levels during pregnancy. Scientists at the University Hospital Galway, in Galway, Ireland, looked at the problem of diabetic retinopathy in women who conceive after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

The “Fear Of Failing” and Diabetes – Overcoming And Understanding This Destructive Emotion

Fear of Failure is a common and dangerous emotion that plagues many diabetics. It develops during a repeating series of successes and failures. It hinders their ability to step up and successfully manage the daily routine and the process of managing the food, drugs and exercise required to control diabetes. Understanding what the emotion is, and overcoming it can be vital to their continued success in controlling diabetes. In this article we briefly describe the Pathology of the emotion and some steps a diabetic can take in overcoming this crippling fear of failure syndrome.

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