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Type 2 Diabetes – Does Overdoing Iron Supplementation in Pregnancy Help Induce Gestational Diabetes?
During pregnancy, mothers produce more blood and naturally the baby’s body makes its first blood supply. Both processes require iron, so expectant mothers have long been advised to take iron supplements. Now a study published in the journal Diabetologia in November 2016, links iron supplementation with Gestational, or pregnancy-related diabetes. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health and several other research institutions in the United States found women with Gestational diabetes had more iron in storage during weeks 15 to 26 than women with a healthy pregnancy. The more iron was stored, the higher the risk was of developing Gestational diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes – The Top Brain Boosters to Help Diabetics Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
If Alzheimer’s disease happens to run in your family or you are simply worried about the possibility of contracting it later in your life, there are steps you can take to lower your risk factor. Your diet can have a huge influence. In addition to focusing on eating foods that best control your blood sugar level to ward off Type 2 diabetes, it is also a wise move to focus on which foods will help you sidestep age-related cognitive decline as well as conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. It’s no secret people with Type 2 diabetes have a significantly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, by up to 65 percent. Which foods are best? Let’s look at the top brain boosters.
Type 2 Diabetes – So You Have Diabetes!
Type 2 diabetes warrants caution and concern for several reasons. If you are not bothered by a diagnosis of this disease, it is unlikely you will do what it takes to lower your blood sugar, lose weight and reverse your diagnosis. It is better to be anxious about your diagnosis than it is to be indifferent. If you have Type 2 diabetes, it should come as no surprise lifestyle has a significant impact, especially on your blood sugar control. No one can be forced to treat their Type 2 diabetes. If you have received a diagnosis and you decide not to treat your condition, know you are acting as though you are willing to accept the high possibility of developing adverse complications.
How to Use Meal Timings to Stabilise Your Blood Glucose
The timing of your meals can have a profound effect on how well you manage your blood glucose levels. Here are five tips for optimising the what-and-when of your daily food intake.
Type 2 Diabetes – Does Interval Training Help to Treat and Control Blood Sugar Levels?
Physical activity is important for effectively treating Type 2 diabetes and the relevant increase in blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, about two-thirds of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes feel they lack time to exercise as much as they have been advised to. One scientist at Kohnodai Hospital in Chiba, Japan, might have the answer. According to the Current Diabetes Review for November of 2016, Dr. H. Hamasaki reviewed eight studies showing exercising for short intervals throughout the day is also an excellent way to help control high and unstable blood sugar levels. Dr. Hamasaki warns little is known about the safety of interval training in people who have received a diabetes diagnosis and find they also have heart and blood vessel disease. Interestingly, the studies reveal some differences.