Can You Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?
Current figures suggest there are 3.9 million people living with diabetes in the UK. By 2025, this figure is expected to hit 5 million. Of these 3.9 million Brits, 90% have type 2 diabetes a metabolic disorder that results in high blood glucose levels and is often cause by lifestyle choices. Over time complications may include heart disease, stroke, kidney and eye disease, and nerve damage. Type 2 diabetes often requires the use of anti-diabetic medication or insulin to keep blood sugar levels under control. However, in some cases it may be possible to 'reverse' type 2 diabetes through lifestyle changes. According to Diabetes.co.uk , diabetes reversal is a term that usually refers to significantly reducing insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes. By doing so, it may be possible to reduce dependency on diabetes medicine some people can get blood sugar levels down without the use of any medication. The book Reverse Your Diabetes: Take control of type 2 diabetes with 60 easy-to-prepare recipes , by Dr David Cavan reveals how a person with type 2 diabetes can modify their day-to-day diet in order to help stabilise blood glucose levels, control diabetes and potentially reverse the diagnosis. His theory is based on the latest scientific research that shows weight loss (in particular reducing visceral fat) when combined with an increase in physical activity has the potential to reverse type 2 diabetes. Research indicates that effective ways to 'reverse' diabetes include very low-calorie diets, low-carbohydrate diets, exercise and weight-loss surgery . Talking about research Dr Cavan says: "If you have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes then, by reducing your calorie intake and weight, there is a chance you could become free from diabetes. The fact diabetes Continue reading >>
Diabetes Blogs And Forums
There are many resources available for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes online, including some excellent blogs and patient forums. To connect with other people living with diabetes, or to read perspectives from other patients, we’ve compiled a list of some popular forums and blogs below (ordered alphabetically). While not exhaustive by any means, we hope this list serves as a good starting point for exploring the diabetes online community (the "DOC"). Table of Contents: Diabetes Forums Children with Diabetes – Founded in 1995, Children with Diabetes is a forum where parents and other family members of children with diabetes can connect and share information and tips about schools and daycare, sports and athletics, nutrition and food, pregnancy, and other information related to raising a child with diabetes. It was started by type 1 parent Mr. Jeff Hitchcock after his daughter Marissa was diagnosed with diabetes. CWD also holds an amazing conference, Friends for Life, every July in Orlando. Diabetes Daily Forum – Diabetes Daily contains a collection of forums where patients, family members, and others in the diabetes community can post personal stories, ask questions, share news, and much more. Topics range from exercise and diet to clinical trial recruitment to how diabetes is portrayed in the arts and modern culture. Diabetes Daily Forum, along with the DiabetesDaily blog, was founded in 2005. Diabetic Connect - Diabetic Connect is an online diabetes community that provides people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes with treatment information, recipes, news, several discussion forums, videos, and more. The website also includes an “Ask an Expert” feature in which users can post questions to be answered by health care professionals. TuDiabetes – A pro Continue reading >>
Diabetes Type 2 Symptoms, Treatments & Forums | Patientslikeme
81 evaluations from diabetes type 2 patients report major effectiveness of Metformin for diabetes type 2 (30%) 92 evaluations from diabetes type 2 patients report moderate effectiveness of Metformin for diabetes type 2 (34%) 32 evaluations from diabetes type 2 patients report slight effectiveness of Metformin for diabetes type 2 (12%) 20 evaluations from diabetes type 2 patients report none effectiveness of Metformin for diabetes type 2 (7%) 45 evaluations from diabetes type 2 patients report that they could not tell effectiveness of Metformin for diabetes type 2 (17%) 36 evaluations from diabetes type 2 patients report severe overall side effects for Metformin (12%) 48 evaluations from diabetes type 2 patients report moderate overall side effects for Metformin (16%) 55 evaluations from diabetes type 2 patients report mild overall side effects for Metformin (18%) 152 evaluations from diabetes type 2 patients report no overall side effects for Metformin (52%) diarrheanauseadiarrheanauseastomach painconstipationupset stomachdecreased appetiteheadachesloose bowel movementsnausea if taken on empty stomachvomitingabdominal bloatingexcessive gasirritable bowel syndromeweight lossabdominal crampsabdominal painautosomal recessive polycystic kidney diseasebowel problemscandida (fungal) infectionchronic diarrheachronic kidney diseasedaydreamingdehydrationdiabetic neuropathydiarrhea after eatingdigestive disturbancesdizziness and feeling faintdrowsinessdry mouthdry skinelevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia)flatulencegastrointestinal pseudo obstructiongastroparesishair lossheartburnheart palpitationsheavy periodsincreased appetiteincreased painintestinal crampskidney stonelactic acid increaselow blood sugar (hypoglycemia)low motivationmemory problemsmental fatigue or exhaustionmood Continue reading >>
Omega-6 Fatty Acid And Type 2 Diabetes
Without reading the full report and scolling down to the Declaration of interests Unilever. PaulL (So much bacon . . . so little time . . .) I dont know. They seem to have identified a pretty strong correlation between the presence of linoleic acid and a lowered risk of developing diabetes, unless there is something wrong with their mathematics or they fudged the data in some way Im not qualified to detect. But its taking the analysis too far to say that linoleic acid actually prevents Type II diabetes. There I agree with you. Its entirely possible that some other factor associated with the presence of linoleic acid is what actually prevented the diabetes. The data they analysed are incapable of telling us which. I guess (being an engineer) Ive done some bad Engineering myself by jumping the conclusion I like this video where professor Noaks introduces Association studies and how to interpret them. Hmm isnt the entire deposition a valuable resource? I sure learned a lot from it. PaulL (So much bacon . . . so little time . . .) If you want to get more deeply into the statistical underpinnings of how to assess the significance of a correlation, you could do worse than to read David Colquhouns article, The Perils of P-values. Continue reading >>
The Forum News What? I Have Type 2 Diabetes ? Now What?
The patient is a major player in management and control of disease Shocking and scary words to hear for anyone who has been recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Dont think that you are alone. The CDC reports that there are over 23.1 million people who have heard those very words. There are still 7.2 million people who have diabetes that have yet to be diagnosed, with an additional 84.1 million adults over the age of 18 that have the early stages of diabetes (pre-diabetes). Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic condition where the pancreas makes little or no insulin at all. Type 1 develops usually at a young age. When diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, you have a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose) either due to the pancreas producing inadequate amounts of insulin or your body not appropriately responding to the insulin being produced. Diabetes is a chronic, lifelong disease resulting from your bodys inability to process a sugar called glucose. Your digestive system breaks down foods and beverages, resulting in a variety of nutrients, which include glucose. While a portion of glucose produced is stored in your liver, most enters your bloodstream and travels to cells to be used as fuel for energy. Glucose needs the help of a hormone called insulin (produced by the pancreas) to enter your cells. Insulin is thought of as the key that unlocks the door and allows glucose to enter the cells, thus being used for energy. Glucose cant enter the cells without insulin. When you have Type 2 Diabetes, the cells dont respond well to the available insulin in your bloodstream, thus glucose cant enter cells easily and builds up in your bloodstream. This is called insulin resistance and is associated with Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes is not a disease to t Continue reading >>