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4 Natural Type 2 Diabetes Treatments

…critical type 2 diabetes treatment. Obviously, following a low-glycemic diet and engaging in regular exercise will help with weight loss. But, if you have a lot of weight to lose, I strongly encourage you to consider the mini-fast with exercise. This clinically studied intermittent fasting diet has produced…

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Do You Have Pre-Diabetes?

Pre-diabetes occurs when a person’s blood sugar is elevated above normal but not quite to diabetic levels. People with pre-diabetes have either impaired fasting glucose (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), or both. To determine if IFG is present, you must fast overnight and then have your blood…

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Lose Weight, Lose Diabetes

…favorite diabetes success stories. It comes from a gentleman named J.D. J.D. writes: “Dr. Whitaker, four and a half years ago, I was 43 and in the worst shape of my life. At 6’2”, I weighed 310 pounds, and the only exercise I got was mowing my yard. I insisted on going out for a fast food lunch…

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes--It Can Be Done

…subscribers: the “mini-fast with exercise” program. This regimen helps with weight reduction and blood sugar control—plus it’s sustainable, which is the key to reversting type 2 diabetes for life. You May Also Be Interested In: * Four Natural Type 2 Diabetes Treatments * Diabetic Diet Plan Do's and…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s

…They measured both the length of time the teenagers slept and their insulin resistance, an indicator of pre-diabetes. During the study, the participants logged their sleep and provided fasting blood samples. What the researchers found is that the participants averaged just 6.4 hours of sleep a night…

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Lose Weight With a Mini-Fast Diet

…you’re fasting, however, most certainly will. In a 12-week clinical trial, overweight participants who followed this intermittent fasting diet plan lost an average of 16 pounds of fat—25 percent of their initial fat mass—and three inches around the waist! Win Your Weight Battle With a Mini-Fast * Don’t…

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Diabetes and the Western Diet

…of their natural fiber and nutrients. Meat has become more prominent in the daily diet. And fast-food restaurants are springing up all over the globe. This is horrible news for anyone trying to manage diabetes. In the US, we’ve been eating a schizophrenic diet for years. In a futile effort to lose weight…

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New Study Shows Psoriasis Doubles Your Diabetes Risk

…need to be extra diligent about diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. If you already have diabetes, you can help to reverse it with lifestyle changes and targeted supplements. My Mini-Fast with Exercise is another good place to start. As far as managing psoriasis, there are two natural therapies…

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Why Diabetes Drugs Fail Patients

…you’re a diabetic. So why would you want to take a drug that puts you on the fast track for greater health complications? Just as importantly, these drugs give doctors and patients a false sense of security, and get in the way of solving the real issues. The only way to “solve” diabetes is to eat…

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Diabetes, Doctors, and Drugs: What Every Patient Should Know

…into this common trap: As soon as a patient’s blood test comes back with elevated glucose numbers, they put them on an oral diabetes medication, end of story. I say, not so fast. The reality is, many of these medications contribute to weight gain, elevated triglyceride and cholesterol levels, and heart…

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Manage Diabetes by Limiting Saturated and Trans Fats

Excess fat, particularly saturated fats from meat and whole dairy products and trans fats found in processed and most fast foods, can wreak havoc on your body. As early as the 1920s, it was demonstrated that a high-saturated fat diet not only causes weight gain, but also decreases insulin sensitivity…

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Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It?

…excessively hungry and thirsty (as those with type 1 diabetes often experience), nor did they feel sick in any way. In fact, there are few truly recognizable type 2 diabetes symptoms. The disease is usually discovered during a routine blood test when a high fasting blood glucose reading, usually in the 150 to…

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Higher Blood Sugar Levels Linked With Cognitive Impairment

…mini-fast with exercise protocol (even if you don’t need to lose weight). I also recommend taking targeted nutritional supplements for extra support. Now it’s your turn: How do you watch your blood sugar and/or keep your memory sharp? You May Also Be Interested In: * New Study Links Diabetes and Alzheimer’s…

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Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

…extremely high levels of glucose in the blood. Type 1 diabetes is not as common as you may think—only between five and 10 percent of all people with diabetes have this form of the disease. Most diabetics have type 2. Type 2 Diabetes Causes Type 2 diabetes is also marked by elevated blood glucose levels but…

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Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Diabetes

…of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. This vitamin also also been shown to lower fasting blood sugar levels and reduce risk of complications such as diabetic neuropathy. The ideal daily dose for people living with diabetes is 75-125 mg of B6, 150-1,000 mcg of B12, and 300 mcg of biotin daily. Vitamin C…

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Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

…excessively hungry and thirsty (as those with type 1 diabetes often experience), nor did they feel sick in any way. In fact, there are few truly recognizable type 2 diabetes symptoms. The disease is usually discovered during a routine blood test when a high fasting blood glucose reading, usually in the 150 to…

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What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

…or insulin insensitivity, and is at the root of 90 percent of all diagnoses of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes symptoms can sneak up on you. The actual disease is usually discovered during routine blood tests when a high fasting blood glucose reading, usually in the 150 to 300 mg/dL range, is noted. For the…

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Living with Diabetes? Enjoy Dark Chocolate

…health benefits of dark chocolate cannot be denied, even to people living with diabetes. Italian researchers discovered that dark chocolate significantly improves markers of insulin sensitivity. It can also decrease fasting insulin and glucose levels, as well as insulin and glucose responses to the glucose…

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Managing Diabetes with Vanadium

…individuals who were trying to treat type 2 diabetes. They each received 50 mg of vanadyl sulfate twice a day for four weeks, followed by a placebo for four weeks. At the end of the study, they were found to have a 20 percent reduction in average fasting blood sugar, which lasted well into the placebo…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Thank You and Keep Up the Great Work

…hope you’ve have terrific success! As the challenge ends, our battle with diabetes and obesity does not. If you know someone who has problems with weight or blood sugar control, please encourage them to follow my mini-fast with exercise program. Tell them about this blog, my monthly newsletter, and…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…in chronically high levels of both insulin and blood sugar. It’s obvious that this would take a toll on the pancreas and increase the risk of diabetes, but what about the other aspects of insulin resistance and symptoms of metabolic syndrome? Elevated insulin levels thicken the blood vessels and…

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