This video is part of “Question and Answer Fridays”where Dr. Sarah answers questions she receives on her Facebook page.
Type 2 Diabetes – Does A Pregnant Woman Influence the Later Health of Her Child?
A new study from the University of California and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, United States, shows an increased risk of developing cancer in children born from abnormal pregnancies. Specifically, Type 2 diabetes before pregnancy, Gestational diabetes, and abnormal weight gain during pregnancy, were all linked with cancer in the women’s children. The study, reported on in September of 2016 in the journal Cancer Causes and Control, included 11,149 cases of cancer in children under six years of age, and 270,147 children who did not develop cancer.Type 2 Diabetes – The Best Way To Handle Your Diabetes Is To Be Your Own Teacher
If you have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, it’s natural to want to find out how to be healthier than you are now, and it’s natural to look for assistance. You may ask family or friends; you may do internet searches or purchase a book or two. You may consult your doctor. It’s recommended you seek professional assistance, because, despite the good intentions of those close to you, they may not be able to give you sound advice. And whichever diet or physical activity program they rely on may simply not cut it for you. Which leads to the importance of being your own teacher.Type 2 Diabetes – Overeating Is A Vice Many Of Us Share
If there is one vice many of us share, it is overeating. It is evident we eat not only to sustain our body but also to enjoy ourselves. It is hard to argue eating is one of the finer pleasures in life. With that said, a balance is essential. Overeat all the time and you will gain weight. Limit yourself too much in an attempt to lose weight, and you may have a breakdown causing you to go on a binge and ruin any progress you made. If you are trying to lose weight, lower your blood sugar levels and treat your Type 2 diabetes, or generally improve your health, it would benefit you to learn how to control your eating.Type 2 Diabetes – Physical Activity for Improving Brain Function
A sedentary lifestyle is a major risk factor for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. As we age brain function can suffer, especially in Type 2 diabetics. According to the Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Science and Medical Science in September 2016, physical activity can help fight brain problems associated with this form of diabetes in older individuals. The Journal reported on a study from Wake Forest University and several other research institutions in the United States. A total of 416 individuals with Type 2 diabetes and 1,061 nondiabetics were included in the study. They were divided randomly into physical activity and sedentary groups. After two years both the Type 2 diabetics and the nondiabetic participants in the physical activity group, increased their walking speed. The diabetic participants in the physical activity group improved on tests of memory and overall brain function.Type 2 Diabetes – Five Habits Exposing You to High Blood Sugar Levels and Weight Gain
Type 2 diabetes runs in families but that does not mean if one of your parents has diabetes, this has to be your destiny as well. If your genes call for diabetes, it doesn’t say you need to listen. One could argue unhealthy habits are the primary cause of rising blood sugar levels and weight gain. While high blood sugar, obesity, and an unhealthy diet lead to the disease, all of these factors are fueled by unhealthy habits. If you have received a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, there is a good chance you have been eating unhealthy foods for many years, plus not moving enough.