Whether you want to find out more about your condition or to educate your family members who are uncertain about the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the aim of this article is to help you gain a greater understanding of this medical problem.
There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding diabetes. For example, lots of people believe mistakenly that as long as you avoid eating sugar, you can eat anything else that you like. There is also confusion about the differences between type 1 and type 2 – many people think that type 1 is always diagnosed in childhood while type 2 always occurs later in life, after the age of 30. Another popular misconception is that type 2 is always linked to obesity.
A trip to the store can be a real chore. Jostling for parking spaces, screaming kids and grumpy shoppers can make the weekly shop a pain. This can be even worse if you are diabetic and struggling with low blood sugar levels. All too often we go shopping without a coherent plan in mind. We may have a list or some idea of the basics that we require but frequently we get carried away by our cravings. So here is some useful planning advice:
Decide in advance what you’re going to eat all week and list all the necessary ingredients. Make a different list containing all the non-edible items like cat food, toilet rolls and cleaning fluid. Avoid buying these at the supermarket where they can be more expensive and go instead to your local discount store. Avoid peak times if you need to concentrate. Try to shop when there are fewer crowds or take someone with you to help out.
According to a statement made by the American Heart Association, AHA for short, women who have Type 2 Diabetes are at a much greater risk then men are for developing coronary heart disease.
People in general, who do have Type 2 Diabetes are more prone to have heart trouble, and this risk of heart disease is much of a greater risk for happening to women then it is for men. This conclusion comes from detailed research conducted on the subject. These previous research results do strongly indicate one thing. This thing is that women have a clear increased risk of cardiovascular problems than their male counterparts do.
A new research study may add to the controversy for health benefits of drinking coffee. Danish researchers have found two substances in coffee that may prevent type 2 diabetes. Previous coffee studies have linked coffee drinking to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
The study conducted by researchers at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark show promising results. The study tested the effects of several components in coffee and the effect they had on rat cells. Two components found in both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee show positive effects. The results may lead to new medications for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Coping with diabetes and living with the anxiety an illness can cause can be difficult.
For people with diabetes, anxiety is a constant companion. There are several health issues to worry about, along with issues related to side effects from medication.
Here are five complications that can result from diabetes, and what you can do about them.
Dr. Roy Taylor, of the Newcastle Diet fame is also professor of medicine and metabolism at Newcastle University, believes to have found a link between fat in the pancreas and type 2 diabetes.
“We have shown there is excess fat in the pancreas of people with type 2 diabetes, which is not present in people without diabetes.”, Professor Taylor was quoted. “If this special pool of fat is removed, then the pancreas can produce insulin normally and control sugar levels in the body.”
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.