New research has suggested that a high-fat diet could contribute to symptoms of anxiety and depression due to the unhealthy levels of blood sugar and excess body weight.
Research conducted the study on mice. The mice that were fed a diet that was high in fat underwent changes in the brain. The areas of the brain that underwent changes were associated with symptoms of anxiety. These symptoms were also able to cancel out the effects of anti-depressants due to the diet that the mice were consuming.
Women who are middle-aged and older can increase their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by not getting enough sleep each night. According to some new research, which was just published in Diabetologia, the journal that is for the Euroepean Association for the Study of Diabetes has determined this. If middle-aged and older women only get less than six hours sleep each night, she is setting herself up for a much higher risk, when it comes to developing Type 2 Diabetes. However, the news only gets worse from here, because if she manages to add on two hours more a night to her sleep. It can become the thing to increase her risk of developing Diabetes.
A recently published study funded by US National Institute of Aging, The American Diabetes Association, The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, and the US National Center for Research Resources showed that people suffering from type 2 Diabetes could develop diminished blood flow to the brain that could eventually lead to a negative impact on thinking and memory skills. The root cause seems to be the impaired blood vessels. A link between people who had higher A1C levels in the preceding months seemed to have more blood flow problems than those with lower or normal A1C levels.
What is your favorite way to get to work? Do you like to drive yourself or get on a bus or train? The matter, in which, you do decide to transport yourself daily to work can greatly influence your chances of getting diabetes, high blood pressure, or being overweight. There is a study out that has some amazing results attached to it. This study clearly states that those who commute to work with a bus or train, as opposed to those who drive themselves to work, are those who will lessen their chances to get diabetes, high blood pressure, and being overweight.
Two major, long-term studies, the Nurses’ Health Study with 58,000 women participating and Health Professional’s Follow-up Study with 41,000 men participating from 1986 to 2012, were assessed by this study coauthor Zang Gong, PhD, and his colleagues for their homemade meal intake and development of Type 2 Diabetes.
At baseline no participants were diabetic or suffering from cancer or cardiovascular disease in the study’s advent.
Recent medical research suggests that children are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes if their mother developed in her childhood. Diabetic women should also try to ensure that their blood sugar levels are low and definitely under control before they even conceive. The risk of children developing type 1 diabetes can increase if both their parents have it, and depending on how old mothers were when they developed diabetes themselves. Risks of diabetes can increase depending on children’s ethnicity.
The average person does not know the different between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. People often tell a person with type 1 diabetes that they should eat less sugar and lose some weight. While people are trying to be helpful they are giving inaccurate advice. There are some things to say to friends and family members that do not understand this health condition.
Some excellent smart phone apps have been developed to help with management of your diet, insulin injections, diabetes medications, blood glucose and exercise.
This free app from the American Association of Diabetes Educators allows you to keep track of your goals. There are 7 categories of goal you can set and monitor with the app:
For every goal you set, you input how you intend to achieve it and what could stop you. Then you will receive reminders on your smart phone, encouraging you to continue with what you need to do to meet that goal.
Over my career as a dietitian many people have asked me about the type of foods they should be eating. This can be challenging to answer. People that have diabetes are used to following a strict diet. There is not always a wide variety of foods to choose from. There are new and improve meal planning tips for people with diabetes. There is no magic diet. There are different types of eating patterns to help people manage their diabetes while having more food options.
In October, we discovered that having just one glass of red wine each day with a meal could be beneficial to glucose levels in the blood, although more than one glass of wine could counteract that effect. The research has shown that consuming excess levels of red wine does not have the same benefits as having just one glass of wine per day with a meal and that excess levels of red wine could potentially have an adverse effect on glucose levels in the blood, rather than being beneficial.