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Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Info

Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 is a problem with the body’s function that causes blood sugar (glucose) ranges to raise over normal. This is referred to as hyperglycemia. NIDDM is readily the most frequent type of diabetes. For those that have adult-onset diabetes and use blood insulin, this means the body can not produce enough blood insulin for the body to properly function or the body does not accept naturally produced insulin, this is called insulin

Type 2 Diabetes – High Blood Sugar, Blood Vessel Damage, Eye Disease and the Mediterranean Diet

It is known tiny blood vessels or capillaries become damaged in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, leading to complications such as blindness and kidney failure. Many eye problems spring from the damage done by excess sugar to the tiny vessels in the eyes. Investigators at Gazi Training and Research Hospital in Erzincan, Turkey undertook a study to learn whether changes in blood cells were responsible for the damage. The results of their work was reported on in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in July 2015.

Type 2 Diabetes – Is Just Eating Two Meals A Day Better for Weight Loss?

It’s no coincidence that each and every individual in modern society is familiar with the three typical daily meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Generations have enforced this dieting mindset where we feel an inherent need to eat at least three structured daily meals. Not only to satisfy our appetite but also to ensure our body gets the fuel it needs to function at its very best. With that said, if this practice were indeed essential, say, 50 years ago, it’s no longer beneficial to us today. Fifty years ago there was no such thing as an obesity epidemic. To be overweight then meant you were an unhealthy anomaly. Type 2 diabetes in the adult population wasn’t yet fully understood. In harsh contrast, nowadays each one of us knows someone who is obese or a Type 2 diabetic. Today it’s regrettable to say we now see Type 2 diabetes afflicting our youth. There’s a reason Type 2 diabetes was known as an adult-onset disease. Just 20 years ago, a child did not develop this form of diabetes. There are several reasons why obesity has become prevalent and are all related to lifestyle choices, particularly eating habits and behaviors.

Type 2 Diabetes – The Positive Effect of Pistachios and the Negative Effect of Arsenic Levels

In Type 2 diabetes, blood fats, blood sugar control, inflammation, and blood vessel function are all important. In July 2015, the journal Metabolism reported a study performed at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, USA. The study looked at Pistachio nut consumption as a possible way to help lower the risk of heart and blood vessel disease in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Thirty participants with controlled blood sugar and an average HbA1c reading of 6.2 percent enrolled in the study. They ate nutritionally adequate diets with or without pistachios contributing 20 percent of their energy for four weeks. The participants eating the Pistachio nuts had lower cholesterol levels and higher HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels than those on a regular diet.

Type 2 Diabetes – Food and Spice Choices to Help Ease Joint Pain

Ninety percent of all Type 2 diabetics are overweight. As well as dealing with insulin resistance and the control of blood sugar levels, being overweight often leads to aches and pains in the joints and inactivity. If you’re suffering from joint pain on a regular basis, you might find yourself wondering what you might be able to do to get past this and engage once again in physical activity. It’s no secret joint pain can be extremely debilitating. In fact, it can prevent you from doing many of the activities you want to include in your daily life. What many people don’t know is certain foods or ingredients added to your meal plan can help you fend off joint pain. Let’s look at what these foods and ingredients are and why you should include them…

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