DIABETES: Health news, advice and natural remedies

Is your diabetes caused by a thyroid disorder?

Thyroid disorderThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Estimates that 29.1 million Americans have diabetes and among that group 8.1 million cases are undiagnosed. With such high numbers diabetes prevention is on the forefront of health.

We currently know and …

The habit putting you at risk for diabetes

TV WatchingAt least 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that another 86 million people have pre-diabetes and are headed towards full-blown diabetes if they don’t get off the couch.

A …

Diabetic? Why you should be concerned about your blood pressure

managing blood pressure for diabeticsIf you’re diabetic, managing blood sugar is a main concern. It’s routine to check this before and after meals, a few times a day. Although monitoring blood sugar numbers is part of living with diabetes, there’s another number that diabetics …

Working the night shift? You may be at risk of type 2 diabetes

risk-of-Type-2-diabetesIn America, odds are you’re at risk of diabetes. That’s a fact. And what if your job was putting you at even higher risk for the disease?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 29.1 million Americans …

Diabetic neuropathy: Natural remedies and TLC

natural remedies for diabetic nerve painNumbness or tingling in your legs or feet? Are you more sensitive to touch these days? If you’re diabetic, these are symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. The condition is a type of nerve damage caused by high blood sugar. It …

The simple beverage swap to reduce risk of diabetes

reduce risks of diabetesWe all know we should be drinking water throughout our day, but a lot of us are still grabbing a can or bottle of soda. It’s no secret that Americans like their soda.

But sugary beverages – top-selling sodas included …

Turning 50? You could be at risk for diabetes

Young doctor check the blood-sugar levelGetting older has its pluses – life experience, wisdom, longstanding relationships. Our senior years can be fulfilling ones. But the other side of that coin is we’re more prone to chronic disease because of our aging bodies. There’s the wear …

Your risk for diabetes increases if you’re not getting enough of this

lack-of-sleep-may-cause-diabetesIt seems like there’s not enough time in a day to get everything we need to do, done. So instead of putting tasks off until tomorrow, we stay up later impeding on our sleep time. It may not seem like …

Stride healthy: Foot care for diabetics

foot-care-tips-for-diabetesDiabetics have a lot on their plate. They’re thinking about blood sugar control, following their medication, exercising, watching their carbohydrates and eating right… The list goes on.

But feet and diabetes are not always top of mind. We need to …

Hypoglycemia alert: How low is your blood sugar?

symptoms-of-hypoglycemiaAre you feeling shaky and weak? Nervous and sweating for no apparent reason? It could be hypoglycemia – low blood sugar – a symptom, just like fever, that signals something is wrong with your health.

When it comes to the …

Diabetic? Easy ways to cut down on hidden sugar

cut-down-hidden-sugarUndeniably, sugar is everywhere. It seems impossible not to consume sugar at any given moment. From naturally occurring sugar found in fruits to artificial sugars that can be found in junk food and soft drinks, we are living in a …

Can’t sleep? You’re at risk for diabetes

sleep-linked-to-diabetesIt seems like there’s not enough time in a day to get everything we need to do done. So instead of putting tasks off until tomorrow, we stay up later, encroaching on our sleep time.

It may not seem like …

Simple steps for preventing diabetes

prevent-diabetes-naturallyWe all know that diabetes is a disease where there is excess sugar in the blood. Why is it there? How can I prevent it? Why does everyone not get it? All good questions. And I’ll try and answer all …

Smart phones, smart cars and now…smart insulin

smart-insulin-to-treat-diabetesJust imagine: Instead of repeated blood tests and injections to keep blood sugar and diabetes in check every day, a single dose of “smart” insulin could circulate in the body and turn on whenever needed.

Breaking it down: Insulin for …

Healthy resolutions every diabetic should follow

health-tips-for-diabetesYou’ve been diagnosed with diabetes and are still not quite sure how to handle all the challenges it brings. Well, that’s not surprising, because it can come as a shock to some people how far off the mark they’ve been …

Not eating these foods? You’re putting yourself at risk of…

Not eating these foods? You’re putting yourself at risk of…You may want to fill up on more sweet potatoes, butternut squash and those dark leafy greens. That’s because a lack of vitamin A – usually found in these foods – could be behind type 2 diabetes.

A new study …

4 health benefits of this overlooked miracle food

4 health benefits of this overlooked miracle foodDo you keep apple cider vinegar in your kitchen cupboard? If not, maybe you should. That’s because the health benefits of apple cider vinegar are wide-ranging – rivaling those of other natural helpers like tea tree oil and garlic.

Unlike …

Eating more of this will help prevent diabetes

diabetes, probioticsDairy is good for your whole body – heart, bones, teeth – and a new study has singled out yogurt from the dairy food group for its ability to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.

I like the …

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