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Strolling Toward Fitness: Steps To Avoid Diabetes

There are several things that can be done to prevent the onset of diabetes. By heeding the following tips, one can delay and even avoid developing diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes – You Are What You Eat

When you found you have Type 2 diabetes, you no doubt experienced a wave of emotions… concern, confusion, even fear and anger. The good news is there’s a lot you can do to become healthy and improve your quality of life. There’s a common saying that goes by the tone of ‘you are what you eat’. Surely you’ve heard this before. If you haven’t, you’re probably aware of what it dictates. You are what you eat. How much truth is there to this statement? Is this one of those occasions where the truth is only as valid as your beliefs? Or is this accurate regardless of your personal thoughts and feelings on the subject?

Healthy Fats For Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Fats for food are generously available from plant and animal sources. The choices are numerous ranging from saturated fat, trans fat, mono- and poly-unsaturated fats. Since fat is already part of our diet, it would be important to take a look how we can use them judiciously for our health.

Ketogenic Diets For Managing Type 2 Diabetes

A ketogenic diet is designed to shifts the body’s metabolic fuel from burning carbohydrates to fats. It’s goal is to treat diabetes at its root cause by lowering carbohydrate intake leading thereby lowering blood sugar, which in turn, lowers the need for insulin which minimizes insulin resistance and associated metabolic syndrome. Ketones are a byproduct of that process. Buildup of ketones may create a risk for developing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

Type 2 Diabetes – Inflammatory Molecules Present in Diabetics With Periodontitis

Periodontitis is inflammation and infection of the gums and soft tissue surrounding the teeth. Although anyone can get the disease without proper dental hygiene, Type 2 diabetics are particularly susceptible. High blood sugar levels could be responsible for allowing bacteria to grow – infection leads to inflammation. More and more, inflammatory molecules are being found to influence the complications associated with Type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Bergen in Norway and several other research institutions in Norway, Sudan, and Qatar looked at inflammatory molecules and their possible contribution to periodontitis in adult Type 2 diabetics.

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