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3 Steps To Prevent Or Reverse Diabetes With Nutrition

3 Steps to Prevent or Reverse Diabetes with Nutrition

3 Steps to Prevent or Reverse Diabetes with Nutrition

“Well my mom, dad, grandma, sisters and brother all have diabetes. So I guess I was just destined to have it as well”. This is an actual quote from an actual client. For a lot of individuals developing Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) seems like
something that is beyond their control and will just happen at some point in their life.
If you are one of those who feel T2DM is in your cards or are already struggling with T2DM listen up! For most individuals T2DM is both preventable and reversible!
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 Diabetes develops gradually over time. Normally, the pancreas produces insulin to remove glucose from the blood when it is high. But over time the body can become desensitized to insulin’s effects. The more carbohydrates and sugar you eat, the higher blood glucose levels are more often. This leads the pancreas to produce more and more insulin and the body’s cells become used to these high levels of insulin and start to ignore the message from insulin, leaving you with elevated blood sugar levels. This is referred to as insulin resistance and is the starting point of developing T2DM.
Conventional Treatment
The current standard of treatment for someone with T2DM is aimed at controlling elevated blood glucose levels through medication. Sometimes, the recommendation is given to change nutrition and lifestyle habits, but even those conventional recommendations don’t get to the root cause of the issue. Traditional diet advice for diabetics is carbohydrate counting, which is aimed at dividing the amount of carbohydrates consistently throughout the day at meal Continue reading

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Does Aloe Vera Helps to Manage Diabetes? - Diabetes Self Caring

Does Aloe Vera Helps to Manage Diabetes? - Diabetes Self Caring


Aloe Vera and Diabetes: How to Use it as Diabetic Its Benefits & Precautions
Aloe Vera and Diabetes: How to Use it as Diabetic Its Benefits & Precautions
Diabetes is something which is spreading really fast and today we can witness millions of people are suffering from diabetes around the world. It has a lot to do with the type of lifestyle we live in today. Treating diabetes is extremely important as it is a disease which adversely affects the primary function of metabolism in the body thereby exposing our body to several other complications.
Experts are always looking for something natural which can treat this extremely complicated disease. One such treatment of diabetes is the use of Aloe Vera plant in various forms such as ointments, capsules, gels, and even in the juice form. In this article, we shall try to explore the various benefits the Aloe Vera plant has for a diabetes patient.
Recommended Quantity of Aloe Vera in Various Forms
In order to understand the effect of Aloe Vera on diabetes, we first would want to know more about the Aloe Vera plant.
Aloe Vera plant has long been popular amongst the medical fraternity because of its strong and powerful healing properties. The plant is known to treat a lot of diseases which include the digestion problem, constipation , problems related to the teeth or any other dental concerns, amongst others. It is also known to have soothing and healing powers besides curing minor wounds and scars. Not only this, as we progress further into the article, we will find out that Aloe Vera plant is good for even patients sufferi Continue reading

Type One Diabetes Myths – What It’s Really Like As A Type 1 Diabetic

Type One Diabetes Myths – What It’s Really Like As A Type 1 Diabetic

I’m sick of being judged and misunderstood for having type one diabetes. I’m not going to sugarcoat this…
At school, I remember my teacher talking to the class about being healthy. She said to eat your five a day, to do exercise, and to get plenty of sleep, because nobody wants to be unhealthy.
“People who are unhealthy become overweight, and can get nasty things like heart disease and diabetes, like Juliet has got.”
Everybody turned to look disapprovingly at me. I felt like I’d done something horribly wrong. But what did I have to feel guilty about?
I have been a type one diabetic since I was seven. A lot of my memories pre-diabetes have faded, and I struggle to remember a life that didn’t involve blood test strips and insulin vials. It’s a manageable, yet inconvenient disease, but the biggest bother to me will always be other people’s misconceptions. Queue the rant.
Now, let’s make something clear from the beginning: I know that non-diabetics have no reason to be experts on the disease. Of course, there are many diseases about which I’m sure I’m very misinformed myself. However, a lack of knowledge is all the more reason for people to stop telling me how to deal with my condition. Funnily enough, as a diabetic, I know more than you. So listen and learn, people.
I can eat sugar. Stop judging me when I do.
“My Grandma’s diabetic, and she can’t eat cake, so you can’t either,” is a personal favourite from ignorant non-diabetics. I have lost count of the number of times people have judged me for eating something sugary.
No, I am not rebelling. Continue reading

Post-Workout Meals and Diabetes: How to Fuel for Success

Post-Workout Meals and Diabetes: How to Fuel for Success


Post-Workout Meals and Diabetes: How to Fuel for Success
Editors Note:Ben Tzeel is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Im going to the gym. It needs to happen. I need to get in shape, you tell yourself day after day, for months.
Well guess what? That day has finally come. You went to the gym and just completed a challenging workout. Congratulations! Then you remember the old mantra, You cant out-train a bad diet and you rush home to eat a healthy snack.
What should I need to eat to look and feel great? When should I eat it? How will it affect my blood sugar?Why do I even need a snack?
Which brings me to What is the point of a post-workout meal?
When doing an intense workout, your body turns to a few sources for energy:
After an intense workout, your body wants energy and wants it NOW. There is no wait a minute. So how does our body respond? We turn to the most accessible sources: glycogen and (some) blood glucose.
Did you know that glycogen is branched chains of glucose stored in the liver and muscles for energy use? While blood glucose is convenient since it is already sitting in the blood in usable form, the average person carries 1500-2000 calories worth of stored glycogen, and our blood glucose is limited.
Okay, why does this matter? you might ask.
Heres why: a reduction in glycogen is associated with fatigue.
You know when you hear runners say they feel like theyve hit a wall towards the end of a long race? That would be glycogen depletion, boys and girls.
Fatigue = decrease i Continue reading

Diabetes & Tattoos: The ONLY 2 Things You Need to Know

Diabetes & Tattoos: The ONLY 2 Things You Need to Know


Diabetes & Tattoos: The ONLY 2 Things You Need to Know
Diabetics cant or shouldnt get tattoos would likely be uttered from the same person who would say people with diabetes cant or shouldnt eat carbs. Not only is it an ignorant, projected opinion filled with misinformation, but it is simply incorrect.
For some odd reason, people with diabetes get treated like we have leprosy and get told we cant do anything and that gets pretty frustrating at times especially because it is the furthest thing from the truth!
Getting a tattoo is a personal choice and if you decide to get a tattoo, diabetes or no diabetes, you need to make sure of the following:
The tattoo shop is accredited, licensed, up-to-date legally, and clean
The tattoo artist has good reviews not only of the quality of his or her work (no one wants a bad tat, right?) but the healing process
You are willing to 100% adhere to the healing procedure as directed by your artist
There are many in-home, or street tattoo artists that might be cheaper but never risk your health to save a buck. After all, cheaper doesnt mean better and, in most cases, means worse in terms of quality.
By simply following the advice above, getting a tattoo shouldnt be a problem for the average non diabetic but as a diabetic, there are 2 huge areas of caution you need to be aware of: your A1C and your healing time.
A1C Requirements for Diabetics Getting Tattoos
As much as we sometimes HATE checking and living by our A1C, it is a relatively good tool that lets us know how are blood sugar has been. If you really want to get some fresh ink Continue reading

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