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Type 2 Diabetes – A New Treatment for Dental Problems in Diabetics
Lipitor, or Atorvastatin, has an established role in treating high cholesterol levels. During the past few years, Atorvastatin has been tested as a new way of treating periodontitis in people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. In July 2016 the Journal of Periodontology reported on a study from the Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre and several other institutions in Bangalore, India. The study included 75 Type 2 diabetics with periodontitis. They were divided into two groups. Group 1 received the usual care, consisting of scaling and root planing (deep cleaning). Group 2 received scaling and root planing as well as a topical preparation of Atorvastatin.Type 2 Diabetes – Carbohydrates Diabetics Should Avoid
Generally speaking, carbohydrates are not harmful to your health. This opposes a misconception; that just about all carbohydrates are bad for you. Of course, this is not true, since fruit and vegetables are carbohydrate sources. And, there are other good sources out there, if one knows where to look for them. It helps to know which carbohydrates a Type 2 diabetic should avoid in their quest to control their blood sugar levels. We have come up with a list of carbs best to avoid on a regular basis if you are looking to stabilize your blood sugar and control your body weight.Type 2 Diabetes – Is Gastric Banding the Best Treatment for Extreme Obesity?
According to scientists at Bichat-Claude University Hospital and the University of Paris in France, gastric banding still has a place in treating people with extreme obesity which is a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more. Gastric banding is popular with obese Type 2 diabetics. Their study included 897 participants who had been treated with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). Just over 1 percent had early complications, but over half of the 897 participants had late complications.Type 2 Diabetes – Four Ways To Liven Up Your Morning Coffee Without Raising Your Blood Sugar
Type 2 diabetics are like everybody else, they enjoy starting their day with a good cup of freshly brewed coffee. And, there’s nothing wrong with that. Studies suggest having coffee in your diet plan can help you better manage your blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, though, many Type 2 diabetics wind up adding a heavy dose of cream and sugar or another ingredient to sweeten their cup of coffee. Then the sweetened cup of coffee would be far less than optimal as far as controlling your blood sugar and body weight goes.Type 2 Diabetes – Are You Depressed About Your Health?
Life is full of grim facts and circumstances. But it is also full of good and rich experiences. Even if it’s hard to accept you will have to cope with the negatives, it is something we all have to do. Fortunately, when it comes to your blood sugar levels and your overall health, coping is not the best you can do. Thankfully, your health and the direction it takes can be influenced entirely by your doings. You do not have to settle, and you do not have to fall victim to debilitating diabetic complications. You can usually prevent most of the worst complications and treat those that come along to affect you.