Type 1 Diabetes

Let's Talk About Type 1 Diabetes

…with type 1 diabetes are often diagnosed in the emergency room—dehydrated, wasting away, and sometimes in a life-threatening diabetic coma. Their blood glucose is sky high, usually between 350 and 750 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL; normal is 80 to 110 mg/dL). This type of diabetes

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Manage Diabetes With Vitamin D and Vitamin E

…both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as impaired insulin secretion. This vitamin also turns on genes that boost production of antimicrobial peptides called cathelicidins, which destroy viruses, bacteria, and other germs. Since people managing diabetes are more prone to infections due to diabetic

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A Diabetes Success Story

R.B., a type 2 diabetic, had been on insulin for 16 years. She had retinopathy, angina, high blood pressure, a history of two heart attacks, and an open ulcer on her foot that refused to heal. But the most debilitating of her problems was neuropathy. Nerve damage left her with virtually no sensation…

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The Downsides of Supplemental Insulin

…most people think injected insulin is reserved for type 1 diabetes, more than one in four people with type 2 diabetes use insulin. And, in most of those cases, it just makes things worse. “Bill”, a patient of mine, had type 2 diabetes for 10 years prior to coming to the Whitaker Wellness…

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Diabetes and Retinopathy

…damaged, usually as a result of metabolic changes associated with diabetes. The longer you’ve been living with diabetes, the higher your risk of developing this condition. Early diagnosis and treatment are very important, as diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of irreversible blindness…

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Prevent Diabetes By Eating Fish

…to prevent diabetes. What the researchers found is that a diet high in fish can help to lower the concentration of glucose in your bloodstream and lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Plus, the inverse is also true. A red meat diet increases your risk of developing diabetes and weight…

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Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

…didn’t suddenly lose weight or become 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…

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4 Natural Type 2 Diabetes Treatments

…another proven type 2 diabetes treatment. * Be active every day. One of the greatest risk factors for type 2 diabetes is a sedentary lifestyle. But regular exercise is equally important for treating type 2 diabetes. In fact, some researchers found that overweight and obese diabetic patients who…

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Type 2 Diabetes Is No Longer an Adult Disease

Type 2 diabetes, sometimes referred to as “adult-onset” diabetes, was once considered an adult-only condition. However, in recent years, the occurrence of the disease in children has grown at epidemic rates. Fueled by today’s rise in childhood obesity, the CDC estimates that 1 in 3…

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes: Baked Salmon Dijon

…especially in you’re interested in reversing type 2 diabetes. Better yet, this diabetic recipe for dinner is tasty and easy to prepare. You can find this and other delicious recipes for diabetics in my Reversing Diabetes Cookbook. Enjoy! Diabetic Recipe for Dinner: Baked Salmon Dijon Makes 4…

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Diabetes and Obesity

As you may know, type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance. For people living with diabetes, the beta cells in the pancreas make plenty of insulin—the hormone that moves glucose from the blood into the cells—but the cells are unresponsive to insulin’s actions. This leads to a…

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Lose Weight, Lose Diabetes

…reversing diabetes was within his reach and he did what was necessary to make it happen. You can do the same. But even easier is to take steps now to prevent the disease. Preventing type 2 diabetes is a lot easier than reversing it. I encourage you to seek natural treatments for diabetes, many of…

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Could Quitting Smoking Cause You to Develop Type 2 Diabetes?

…a review of 10,000 smokers found that the risk of type 2 diabetes actually went up when people quit smoking, most dramatically in the first three years after quitting. During those first three years, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes was about 70 percent higher than those who had never…

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5 Interesting Facts About Diabetes

Interesting Fact About Diabetes #1 In the Diabetes Prevention Program, a large prevention study of people with diabetes risk factors, changes in lifestyle reduced the likelihood of participants developing diabetes by 58 percent over three years. And for participants who were aged 60 years or older,…

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Fiber: The Amazing Diabetes Fighter

…sugar–lowering effect equal to that of oral diabetic drugs! This high-fiber diet had an additional benefit that diabetes drugs can’t match: It significantly reduced levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. The best type of fiber for improving blood sugar control…

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Diabetes and the Western Diet

…a high-saturated-fat diet contributes to type 2 diabetes, as it not only causes weight gain—one of several diabetes risk factors 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…

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Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It?

…didn’t suddenly lose weight or become 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…

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The Connection Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's

type 2 diabetes symptoms) production of acetylcholine can be disrupted, setting the stage for Alzheimer’s and other memory problems to develop. I encourage people living with diabetes to pay strict attention to this information. I suggest that they adhere to the natural remedies for diabetes

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