How I Reversed My Pre-Diabetes | Kate Kowalczyk | TEDxDePereMiddleSchool


Kate was faced with a difficult decision in middle school – accept being pre-diabetic and steamroll ahead towards diabetes, or fight it. Kate, through her own struggle, decided that she was too young to have such a serious disease. This talk will inspire you to see how simple changes can make a big difference in your life.
Kate is an ordinary eighth grader. She enjoys drawing, reading books, and playing softball. In addition, she plays piano and trombone. When Kate grows up, although it’s unlikely that she ever will (humor intended), she wants to be a graphic designer.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Type 2 Diabetes – Motivate Yourself To Become Healthy

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Type 2 Diabetes – Will Exercising on an Electric Bicycle Help People With Diabetes?

Electric bicycles, as the name suggests, have motors that move the pedals making the vehicle go at least 20 kilometers an hour. Pedaling the old-fashioned way is also permitted, and in fact, encouraged. Researchers at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom explored how the use of electric bicycles could help to improve the health of people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Healthy Eating – Do You Think Of Food As Your Enemy?

Food is becoming a source of hatred for many people. They think of it as being the enemy. We eat food that tastes good and satisfies us at the moment; then we hate how it makes us look and feel. But it is not the food we should hate. It is the decisions we make regarding food and our attitude towards food that needs a makeover.

Type 2 Diabetes – Do a Bit More For Your Health Today

Even small changes in your lifestyle can help you better manage Type 2 diabetes. While blood sugar testing is a crucial self-management tool, developing a physically active lifestyle and changing your eating style help control both your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Regardless of the problems you may be dealing with at the moment, the trick is to do a bit more for your health today than you did yesterday. Maybe it is not a trick, but more a simple piece of advice.

Type 2 Diabetes – Liver Enzymes, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes

In May of 2018, the journal Hormone and Metabolic Research reported on a study performed at the South Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University in Harbin, China, and the First Hospital of Jilin University in Changchun, China. High liver enzymes which indicate liver disease, were linked to insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes. A total of 212 participants with Type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease were studied. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, as the name describes, is a condition with too much fat stored in the liver, not caused by alcoholism.

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