Best Diet for Type-2 Diabetes

Best Diet for Type-2 Diabetes

Losing weight and trying to maintain your blood sugar under control can seem unattainable. Though the journey is far from comfortable with a little grit and a positive attitude, you can achieve your weight loss goals. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, you do not have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight. By practicing moderation and eating the correct amounts at the right time will keep your blood sugar in its target range and help you drop pounds. There are plenty of programs available to support you on your journey. Here are a few programs to help guide you: The DASH Diet Mark Bittman's VB6 Diet The Mayo Clinic Diet Weight Watchers Ornish Diet/The Spectrum The Biggest Loser Diet American Diabetes Association Carbohydrate Counting The Volumetrics Diet The Mediterranean Diet However you decide to manage your weight loss journey is up to you, but always make sure you consult a doctor before you start any of...
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A Touch of Sugar

A Touch of Sugar

Have you been recently diagnosed with diabetes? You are not alone, more than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes, and the number is steadily growing. There are two types of diabetes, type-1 diabetes and type-2 diabetes. In type-1 diabetes, the body cannot produce insulin which is a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in the blood. In type-2 diabetes, the body can not properly use insulin. The most common form of diabetes is type 2, and it usually develops in adults over age 45. The cause of type-2 diabetes is still a mystery, but it is known that genetics and factors like being overweight play a role. The good news is that both types of diabetes are manageable. By exercising and eating healthy people diagnosed with diabetes can live an extraordinary life. There are also methods like insulin therapy and other treatments, that help individuals manage their condition. In the next few weeks, we will be breaking down...
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Seniors and Diabetes

Seniors and Diabetes

Diabetes can affect people of all ages, but did you know it is more common in seniors? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 25 percent of adults 65 and older have diabetes. That is over 12 million seniors living with the long-lasting health condition. Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in 2015 and is expected to continue rising according to the American Diabetes Association. A report by the CDC states that more than 7.2 million people are not aware of having diabetes. Since seniors are at a greater risk for developing diabetes it is important to know the risk factors. Risk factors that may lead to Diabetes: Smoking Being overweight or obese High blood pressure High cholesterol High blood sugar Physical inactivity Though diabetes is tough long-term illness, it is manageable and it’s impact on your life can be reduced. Visit us on Wednesday to learn more about diabetes and to find different ways to manage...
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