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This video is part of “Question and Answer Fridays”where Dr. Sarah answers questions she receives on her Facebook page.

Type 2 Diabetes – You Can Make Weight Loss Easy!

Is weight loss part of your Type 2 diabetes prevention or reversal plan? Losing weight is one of those things in life people find surprisingly easy or overwhelmingly difficult to accomplish. It depends on your approach, your goals, your dedication, and most importantly your mindset. Failure to reach your desired weight must not be an option if you are to succeed. When you inevitably encounter a setback, you have to see it as an opportunity to learn something new. Perhaps it is a sign you need to change your approach, or adjust your food choices in some way.

Type 2 Diabetes – Three Foods For Diabetics To Avoid At Breakfast

By now you should realize eating breakfast is one of the most important meals you need to eat if you hope to boost you energy level and keep your blood sugar levels stable. Sadly, though, many people make poor decisions with the food they chose to include in their first meal of the day, which can end up putting them at a disadvantage instead of an advantage. Curious what these foods happen to be? Let us look at three foods you need to steer clear of.

Type 2 Diabetes – Can Oat Bran Taken Before A Meal Slow Down the Absorption of Sugar?

Fiber will not raise your blood sugar, and will help control any spikes. Several researchers have stated studies reveal a high-fiber diet “significantly improves” blood sugar control and reduces cholesterol levels in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Fiber is known to contribute to the slowdown of sugar absorption in the small intestine, helping to keep blood sugar levels from rising too fast after a meal.

Type 2 Diabetes – Why You Should Fast for 12 Hours Every Day

It is puzzling so many people think they can lose weight despite frequently eating throughout the day. Small meals or not, the more often you eat, the more likely it is you will eat more than you need. Overeat and you will struggle to make progress with your weight loss plan. Also, frequent meals keep your blood sugar levels elevated over the course of the day. If you are not allowing yourself to be intermittently hungry, you are not giving your insulin and blood sugar much-needed respite.

Type 2 Diabetes – What Is the First Drug of Choice and Best Dose for Newly Diagnosed Diabetics?

On receiving a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, many newly diagnosed diabetics begin learning to control their chronic disease (meaning it’s for the rest of your life, or at least until they find a cure), through eating a healthy diet and by adding exercise to their day. If diet and exercise alone do not give the desired result of lower blood sugar levels and weight loss, then metformin is the oral drug of choice prescribed. The medical journal Current Medical Research and Opinion reports on a study suggesting the length of time of having Type 2 diabetes could influence the ideal dose of metformin. Scientists at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and the Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia found among 6,050 people starting to take metformin, the diabetics who had the longest history of Type 2 diabetes had the lowest success rate of reaching their HbA1c goals. These results were especially true of many diabetics starting on the lowest doses of this drug.

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