Diabetes / 24 posts found

7 Things to Think About When Facing Type Two Diabetes

by Ross Bryant
Many people in my life have been faced with dealing with type 2 diabetes. I have seen the struggles they’ve faced, some that they have overcome, and some that they have just learned to manage. I wanted share some of the things I’ve learned in hopes they might help you on your journey. 1. What can I eat? When? How much? First, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all diet that will help manage your diabetes.  In the past, available diets were very restrictive, and as such were very hard to maintain and stay on. New research has shown that while you may need to […]

I’ve got Type 2 Diabetes. What Can I Eat?

by Ross Bryant
You’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, but you’ve still got to eat! If you are constantly asking yourself, “What Can I EAT?” It’s time to stop worrying.  You don’t have to stop enjoying the food you’ve eaten all your life, you just have to balance them out and make healthier choices.  Once you get it figured out, you can stop stressing out about it and enjoy a wide variety of delicious meals and snacks. Choosing Healthy Foods It all seems so confusing, right? Everywhere you turn, everything you read, it’s always ‘this is bad for you or that is […]

Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes

by Ross Bryant
Diabetes is not as uncommon a disease as some people may think. In fact, according to various sources, there are between 25 and 26 million diabetics living in the United States today. Take a look at some of the statistics on Google: over 600 million searches on this subject alone happen every year. Diabetes is not just a disease that affects older, overweight people; its various types can affect infants and the elderly, and those in between. In order to help you get a better grasp on the nature of diabetes, knowing the signs and symptoms for various age groups might […]

Tips for Preventing Diabetes

by Ross Bryant
Diabetes is a growing problem. If you have diabetes in your family or otherwise are at risk, it makes sense to take some preventative steps. Type II diabetes is the most preventable form of the disease. Here are some tips that may help prevent diabetes from developing in your life. Proper Diet – Foods That May Prevent Diabetes Many sources suggest that a diet emphasizing plant foods is important for preventing diabetes. Other foods that may help stabilize blood sugar and keep you from developing full-blown diabetes include the following: * Magnesium-rich foods like black beans, spinach, and almonds are […]

Simple Steps For Living with Diabetes

by Ross Bryant
Regardless of what age you are diagnosed with diabetes or which of the two types you have, it helps to have some coping strategies. Living with diabetes can be challenging, but it certainly need not keep you down. Here are some practical steps for living with diabetes. Connecting with Others One of the most helpful things you can do is get to be a part of the diabetes community in your area. You’ll learn you’re not alone; you’ll probably pick up valuable information, tips, and literature, and you’ll learn about upcoming events, retreats, and camps. This can be helpful for […]

Treatment Options for Diabetes

by Ross Bryant
There is always a significant amount of research going on in the field of diabetes. Scientists are always looking for a cure or better treatment, developing new drugs and equipment, and performing experiments with stem cells and other methods. New treatment options are becoming available all the time. As a diabetic, keeping your blood sugar levels steady is key. Once you have that under control, many diabetics like to search out alternative treatments. In conjunction with your physician’s knowledge, you may find your health is enhanced by one or more alternative treatments. Let’s take a look at some of the […]

What Are The Different Types of Diabetes

by Ross Bryant
Many people know that there is a difference between Type I and Type II diabetes, but they aren’t sure just what those differences are. Others may not know that there are actually several other types of diabetes in addition to Types I and II, and that there are diseases that may mimic diabetes but are not the “real thing.” Here are some ideas and tips on how to know the difference between the various types of diabetes. Type I Also called juvenile onset diabetes, Type I usually occurs in people under the age of 25. The pancreas, often due to […]

What Is Diabetes And Who Gets It?

by Ross Bryant
Diabetes is a significant problem in the developed world, and is especially prevalent among certain ethnic groups. Did you know that there are over 600 Million Google searches on Diabetes every year? Yet many people are not really sure what diabetes is, who gets it, and whether or not they are at risk. The Basics Diabetes means too much sugar in the blood. Its proper name is diabetes mellitus. The sugar in the diabetic person’s system also comes out in the urine, which diabetics produce a lot of – the ancient Egyptians noticed that the urine of certain people attracted […]

What Are The Causes Of Diabetes?

by Ross Bryant
Chances are, you know someone with diabetes, or someone in your family has it. But what causes it? How does a person develop the symptoms of diabetes? There are basically two types of diabetes, Type I and Type II. These differ as to their cause and treatment. Here are some ideas about what causes diabetes. Type I diabetes is caused by a malfunctioning pancreas. What causes the pancreas to malfunction differs from case to case. It tends to run in families, but some individuals have developed diabetes in childhood when no one in their family has any history of the […]

How to Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes

by Ross Bryant
Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas, a very important organ in your body, fails to provide the insulin needed or it doesn’t work well enough to break down the sugar in your bloodstream. When the glucose isn’t properly broken down, your body’s cells are not able to use it. When that happens, the effects can wreak havoc.  The unused glucose then stays in the bloodstream. Does this mean that a person can be born with Type 2 diabetes? No. The main cause of this type of diabetes is eating more food than the body can use. […]