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Diabetes Warning Signs In Children

Diabetes Warning Signs in Children

Diabetes Warning Signs in Children

With diabetes, it all used to be really simple: Type 1 diabetes was known as “childhood-onset,” and type 2 was “adult-onset” diabetes.
The cause of each type wasn’t really known, but people assumed it had something to do with diet.
However, we’ve learned much over the past few decades and discovered that this disease is complicated.
For parents, especially those with a history of diabetes in their families, it is very important to watch out for warning signs of diabetes in children.
Type 1 Diabetes
It’s been discovered that “childhood-onset” diabetes was actually a misnomer and that type 1 diabetes can occur into young adulthood or even later in life.
The cause is still unknown, although doctors have dismissed that diet has anything to do with it. Genetic research has shown that certain genes create a higher risk for type 1 diabetes than those without.
Type 2 Diabetes
Similarly, “adult-onset” has become something of a misnomer for type 2 diabetes. Since diet and lack of physical activity are generally responsible for its occurrence, because the national obesity rate is rising amongst children so are instances of type 2 diabetes.
According to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, “there has been a four- to five-fold rise in obesity since the 1970s.” In South Carolina – where Palmetto Health is located – the rate of childhood obesity has risen 22 percent in the past few decades, up from 5 percent in the 1970s.
Warning Signs of Diabetes
For both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the warning signs are the same:
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15 Food Dishes That Could Give You Diabetes Just by Looking at It

15 Food Dishes That Could Give You Diabetes Just by Looking at It

One day, when you're dead, you're limbs will start to decompose and fall off. So you might as well start the process early and shovel these delicious things into your mouth hole.
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Driving Safely With Diabetes

Driving Safely With Diabetes

Diabetes is a difficult condition to manage. You never get a day off, and you never get a break. It’s something you always have to consider, even at moments most people take for granted as times they can tune out and focus on the task at hand.
While people with diabetes are fully capable of having healthy lives, and can typically do anything people who don’t have diabetes can do, the condition can come with some additional struggles.
For instance, if you don’t have diabetes, your daily commute may seem like a necessary inconvenience. When getting from point A to point B, you might simply be trying to find the safest and quickest route. Maybe you fear traffic jams… getting a flat tire… or even bad weather conditions that might make your drive less safe and predictable.
If you have diabetes, these things are still on your mind. And while everyone fears the worst case scenario of a car accident, most people have the expectation that if they drive safely and defensively, they can avoid the worst.
However, if you have diabetes, it can come with some unexpected and dangerous surprises.
Take a look at the video below where people with diabetes share their experiences with unexpected hypoglycemic episodes, and learn how they’ve adapted to make driving with diabetes as safe as possible!
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Foods That Fight Diabetes

Foods That Fight Diabetes

This vegetable variety doesn't cause a spike in blood sugar, they go a long way in satisfying your appetite and boosting your intake of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals. These vegetables are low in calories and carbs, making them some of the few foods that people with diabetes can enjoy almost with abandon.
In fact, the American Diabetes Association identifies most non-starchy vegetables as low glycemic index (GI) foods with a ranking of 55 or less. What’s more, research conducted by Newcastle University found that a low-calorie diet consisting of non-starchy vegetables successfully reversed type 2 diabetes in patients. Some good non-starchy vegetables include:
Alfalfa sprouts
Artichoke
Artichoke hearts
Asparagus
Beans: Italian, green, yellow, wax
Bean sprouts
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage/Chinese cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chicory
Cucumber
Eggplant
Green onions or scallions
Greens: beet, collard, dandelion, kale, mustard, turnip
Jicama
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lettuce: endive, escarole, leaf, Romaine, iceberg
Mushrooms
Okra
Onions
Parsley
Peppers, all varieties
Radishes
Rhubarb, fresh
Rutabaga
Sauerkraut
Snow peas or pea pods
Spinach
Summer squash
Swiss chard
Tomato/Tomato paste
Turnips
Water chestnuts
Watercress
Zucchini
Avocado
Rich, creamy, and packed with beneficial monounsaturated fat, they slow digestion and help keep blood sugar from spiking after a meal. A diet high in good fats can help reverse insulin resistance, which translates to steadier blood sugar long-term.
Barley
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Super Spice Turmeric Fights Cancer, Obesity, and Now Diabetes

Super Spice Turmeric Fights Cancer, Obesity, and Now Diabetes

Turmeric, long known in the far east to be a powerful and potent spice that cured many illnesses, is now being understood by Western scientists for what it truly is – a cancer killing, obesity reversing, diabetes helping power spice.
According to Natural Society [1]:
Past Research Proves Turmeric’s Anti-Cancer Power
In the 1990s, Bharat Aggarwal, Ph.D. and colleagues from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston sprinkled a bit of turmeric on some cancer cells in the lab and were flabbergasted by what they found. “The effect was staggering,” Dr. Aggarwal told Men’s Health in 2011 [2]. Just a pinch of the powdered perennial plant blocked a biological pathway required for melanoma, prostate and other cancers to grow.
Eight years ago, Chinese researchers found that curcumin, the primary constituent of turmeric, could play a pivotal role in treating prostate cancer by inhibiting hormones known to trigger the disease. Also in 2007, University of Alabama scientists discovered that combining curcumin with traditional radiation therapy killed prostate cancer cells that had previously become radiation-resistant.
In June, preliminary research by UCLA researchers found that a synthetic version of turmeric helps kill cancer cells that had been resistant to a common chemotherapy drug [3]. The team hopes that someday turmeric will be utilized as a treatment for head and neck cancers.
Now the Spice is Being Used for Diabetes Control
Now, scientists want to know if a combination of turmeric and Omega-3 fatty acids might delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes or Continue reading

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