In December of 2018, the journal Nutrients reported on a study on the effects of the Mediterranean diet when eaten during pregnancy. The study was carried out at the Hospital of San Carlos and several research facilities in Madrid, Spain. A total of 874 women at 13 weeks of pregnancy were included in the study… Continue reading Eating for Health During Pregnancy
Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer have a way of taking the life of overweight and obese people much earlier than the life of slim people. Scientists at the Medical University of Graz, in Austria, might have found the reason. When our cells divide, tiny structures called telomeres are involved in moving chromosomes… Continue reading Fat Tissue and It’s Role With Aging
Molecules involved in inflammation, such as interleukin-1 (IL-1), have been implicated in Type 2 diabetes. The implication has led researchers at the Universities of L’Aquila and Catanzaro in Italy to wonder whether existing medications that lower interleukin-1 might be useful for treating Type 2 diabetes. Their study, reported on in February of 2019 in the… Continue reading A Medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis Improves Diabetes
Researchers at the Shiga University of Medical Science in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, found taking metformin before meals helped to reduce the rise in blood fat levels seen after meals in eleven participants who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Their study was reported on in January of 2019 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.… Continue reading Diabetes Medications and Their Effect on Blood Fat Levels
In February of 2019, the journal Acta Diabetology reported on the results of a study on smoking and various other factors on kidney disease in people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Leicester and the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom combined thirteen studies on the subject… Continue reading The Effect Of Smoking On The Risk Of Kidney Failure in Diabetes
Researchers at Capital Medical University in Beijing, China, looked at one hundred and one people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who had decided to undergo gastric bypass – Roux-en-Y. The aim was to discover which people with diabetes would benefit most from the procedure. Their results were reported on in the journal Obesity Surgery… Continue reading Is Gastric Bypass Surgery Suitable for People With Diabetes?
High blood sugar levels, the definition of diabetes, damages blood vessels and causes them to become stiff. Blood travels away from the heart to the rest of the body through the arteries and returns through the veins. When the arteries become stiff, they cannot dilate sufficiently to accommodate an increased blood flow when it is… Continue reading Stiff Arteries in Young Adults With Diabetes
A negative mindset will impair your ability to reach a goal, any goal, like you would not believe. Planning is the expected part, especially when there is visualization involved. You may visualize how and where you would like to be in six months’ time. It may even boost your mood to think deeply about it.… Continue reading A Positive Approach to Treating Diabetes
Plant-focused diets range from eating plants only to diets that include some animal meats and products. Here are a few of the many you can follow: Vegan… is at the extreme plants-only end of the spectrum. Vegans eat vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, bean and whole grains. But they exclude all foods of animal origin from… Continue reading Why You Should Eat a Plant-Focused Diet
While regular sugar is often the most talked about food to avoid when suffering from Type 2 diabetes, artificial sweeteners can be just as harmful. This type of sweetener is a sugar substitute, a food additive providing sweetness similar to the taste of sugar. Usually, an artificial sweetener… contains much less food energy than sugar… Continue reading Are Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes and Obesity?