Type-2-Diabetes

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes--It Can Be Done

Scientists from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have found that reversing type 2 diabetes can be done by sticking to a very low-calorie diet (about 600 calories) for two months. The study—funded by Diabetes UK—involved 11 diabetic participants, seven of whom were able to reverse type…

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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 children…

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Three Characteristics of Type 2 Diabetes

While type 2 diabetes can sneak up on you, there are three type 2 diabetes symptoms you should be aware of: * Diabetes and weight go hand-in-hand. The vast majority of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight, with the distribution of weight most commonly in the abdominal area. Excess weight is…

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Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

Many people dealing with diabetes admit that the disease snuck up on them. They didn’t see it coming. These men and women 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…

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Could Quitting Smoking Cause You to Develop Type 2 Diabetes?

We all know that smoking is bad for your health. But a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine just might have you wondering about that, at least at first glance. According to researchers, a review of 10,000 smokers found that the risk of type 2 diabetes actually went up when people quit…

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What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes, sometimes referred to as non-insulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes, is marked by elevated blood glucose levels. The problem starts at the insulin receptor sites on the cells’ surfaces—they simply won’t open up to let in glucose and other nutrients, regardless how…

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Let's Talk About Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes information and research can be found all over the place, but much less is written about type 1. That’s likely because the vast majority of people living with diabetes have type 2. Nevertheless, type 1 diabetes warrants discussion. Type 1 diabetes, sometimes referred to as…

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Special Note About Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes because it usually appears before the age of 20 (though it can present itself at any age). It results from the inability of the pancreas to produce adequate insulin. While the vast majority of people living with diabetes are suffering…

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Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It?

Many people dealing with diabetes admit that the disease sneaked up on them. They didn’t see it coming. These men and women 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…

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Could Your Gut Bacteria Signal Diabetes?

We know that immunity begins in the gut. Now, new data shows that your gut bacteria can reveal whether or not you have type 2 diabetes—perhaps even before other signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes emerge. To reach this conclusion, researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Beijing…

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Diabetes Risk Factors You Must Be Aware Of

Just about anyone can develop type 2 diabetes, but research has shown that certain individuals seem to be more susceptible than others. Let’s take a look at two common type 2 diabetes risk factors. Genetics Some research has found that people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes typically…

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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 rise in…

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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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Treating Diabetes the Conventional Way

If you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you’ll immediately—and unavoidably—be prescribed insulin. If the diagnosis is type 2 diabetes, you’ll probably be told to make some changes in your diet and to begin exercising. But, you’ll also likely be told to take a drug if your blood glucose…

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Lose Weight, Lose Diabetes

To show you how making a commitment to lifestyle changes is one of the best preventive methods for reversing diabetes, I want to share one of my 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…

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