I have heard time and time again that animal protein is the cause of elevated uric acid and out. Now, we have mounting evidence that protein isn’t the problem, but instead, insulin resistance is the likely cause. A new study seems to confirm that. Here is my take on it.
Type 2 Diabetes – Weight Control Counseling for Maximum Benefits
Most people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are advised to lose body fat and maintain a body mass index (BMI) of under 25. The saying, “eat less, exercise more,” is essentially correct, but lacks detailed instruction. Researchers at the University for Developmental Studies in Tamale, Ghana, found professional weight management counseling for dietary planning to be helpful in healthy living and weight loss. A total of 378 Type 2 diabetics were given a questionnaire on lifestyle behaviors. Of those diabetics who had been counseled during the previous year, approximately 51 percent showed better eating habits and had also taken part in an exercise program.
Prediabetes – An Authentic Diagnosis That Is More Than Glucose Intolerance
Prediabetes has been formerly known simply as glucose intolerance — a metabolic change from normal whereby one has slower uptake of glucose into body tissues following a meal or drink. Glucose intolerance has been gently mentioned by many many doctors over years as a minor observation — one that need not be addressed aggressively. Now, however, glucose intolerance has been recognized as a lingering disorder that frequently leads to overt diabetes mellitus and its attendant complications. Thus, glucose intolerance – that is Prediabetes – must be spoken as a formal diagnosis with life altering implications. And, it commands medical attention and therapy.
Type 2 Diabetes – Diabetes Is More Predictable Than You Think!
It’s unfortunate many adults believe Type 2 diabetes is a disease that develops by coincidence. Some diabetics blame their genes and family history. Others blame their luck. Rarely do you find people who are humble enough to point at themselves and admit their actions and behaviors were the cause? It takes a special person to realize they are the one entirely at fault – this could not be any truer when this form of diabetes is involved. Type 2 diabetes never afflicts someone by coincidence. There is always one major underlying factor or a multitude of components that influenced the development of the disease in the first place. Even though some people have a higher risk of developing the condition by their ethnicity or family history, Type 2 diabetes remains a preventable disease.
Diabetes and Prediabetes – An Enormous Public Health Problem
The prevalence of overt, recognized, diagnosed diabetes has expanded world-wide into a true epidemic, and not all persons living with diabetes are formally diagnosed and under treatment for their condition. The prevalence of pre-diabetes is two-or-three fold higher. And, most persons with pre-diabetes do not know they have a clear metabolic condition that threatens them and that requires treatment and management. Personal health most probably will deteriorate with diabetes. And, personal health is highly likely to deteriorate in those persons with the clear prediabetes condition. Knowledgeable action is required by health care practitioners and the affected person.
Type 2 Diabetes – Helping to Overcome Depression in Diabetes
During the month of April 2016, the Journal of Nursing Research reports three factors having to do with depression in Type 2 diabetes: lack of sleep, little physical activity, and frequent times of inactivity. Registered Nurses at Chang Gung University of Science and Technology looked at 696 older participants diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. A total of 16.8 percent of these participants suffered from depression. It was concluded promoting sleep by increasing daily physical activity plus a more active lifestyle are needed to fight depression in people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.