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Lose Weight, Lose Diabetes

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…

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Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

…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 300 mg/dL range, is noted. There are, however, a few common type 2 diabetes signs and symptoms: * The vast majority of people with type 2 diabetes are…

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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…

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Diabetes and the Western Diet

…in itself—but also decreases insulin sensitivity and makes it difficult to control blood sugar. Beating diabetes has a lot more to do with lifestyle choices than with which pill to take next. Stay tuned to this blog for additional diet recommendations and other natural remedies for diabetes.

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Why Diabetes Drugs Fail Patients

…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…

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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…

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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…

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Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It?

…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 300 mg/dL range, is noted. There are, however, a few common type 2 diabetes signs and symptoms: * The vast majority of people with type 2 diabetes are…

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Do You Have Pre-Diabetes?

…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 sugar levels tested in a physician’s office. If your fasting blood sugar…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s

…shows that teens who stay up too late texting or studying won’t just suffer from irritability—that lack of sleep can also lead to diabetes. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Psychiatry studied 245 high school teenagers for one week. They measured both…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Slow Down

…risk of developing type 2 diabetes. To reach these findings, researchers in Lithuania studied the eating habits of 702 people: 234 with type 2 diabetes and 468 without. Results showed that those people who eat more quickly were 2.5 times more likely to have diabetes than those who eat their food…

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What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

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

…Share your success stories, challenges, and personal solutions so that everyone in the “Whitaker community” can celebrate your milestones. I will continue to post great diabetes tips, recipes for diabetes, and advice for several diabetes-related complications every week, so stay tuned!

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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…

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Higher Blood Sugar Levels Linked With Cognitive Impairment

diabetes and Alzheimer’s in which Japanese researchers found that type 2 diabetes increased the risk of dementia by 35 percent. Now, research recently published in the journal Neurology suggests that higher blood sugar—even in the healthy range, without diagnosis of type 2 diabetes or…

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3 Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants

…between antidepressants and risk factors for type 2 diabetes. They concluded that, for the most part, people who take these drugs are at an increased risk of developing the disease. In their review, which was published in the journal Diabetes Care, the researchers reported that the reasons for this…

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