Diabetes

Is weight loss the magic pill to reverse type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes is a common and chronic condition in America affecting millions of people. It is a condition that severely impact quality of life and has serious health ramifications and side effects. According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2017, 30.3 million people in the U.S. (or 9.4% of the total population) suffer […]

What is the treatment for type 2 diabetes?

The degree of severity of symptoms will differ between patients, depending how far the disease has progressed. This will itself be a result of diet, prior to diagnosis, and after. A change to a healthier lifestyle alone often enables those with type 2 diabetes to reach their desired blood sugar levels. This means eliminating things […]

What are the signs of high blood sugar levels?

High blood sugar levels, also known as hyperglycemia, can be very serious for diabetics. The ideal range for blood sugar levels to be at are 90 – 130 mg/dL before meals and below 180 mg/dL 1-2hrs after a meal, anything above these are classed as high. While blood sugars do vary during the day and […]

How do you lower high blood sugar levels quickly?

There are many ways that are claimed to bring down blood sugar levels quickly although only few are medically proven. Caution must be taken with all possible ways of bringing down high sugar levels quickly and levels must always be taken before and after trying. If you are prescribed insulin it is the safest and […]

Can you prevent diabetes?

Diabetes is becoming so commonplace of late, that the question often arises, ‘could it have been prevented?’ We’ll look at both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes normally occurs because some external factor has compromised your immune system. Your natural ability to fight infection and disease turns on your […]

What causes type 2 diabetes?

The development of type 2 diabetes is directly related to lifestyle factors. Overweight, obesity, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise are strongly correlated to the development of type 2 diabetes. A diet with a high inclusion of simple carbohydrates, especially processed sugar, is the biggest dominant causative factor. Constantly elevated blood sugar levels trigger the […]

What’s the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Untreated or unmanaged, the primary symptom of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is the same – dangerously elevated blood sugar levels. The main differences between them are: Type 1 Diabetes Occurs when the body stops producing insulin. This can happen to anyone and the onset is usually rapid or even abrupt. Until researchers […]