INHEAVEN Bassist Chloe Little On Being Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

INHEAVEN bassist Chloe Little on being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

INHEAVEN bassist Chloe Little on being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

For those of you unaware what ‘Facebook Live’ is, it’s a live broadcast where your followers can ask you questions and see you answer them in real time.
This is what I did last week with INHEAVEN - we did our first Facebook Live for our fans to ask us questions about our debut album, which comes out in just a few weeks. But during the 15 minute session, where most people were asking about our favourite songs on the record and what hair products we use, I think I was ‘trolled’.
Someone asked me ‘do you like diabetes?’, which seems a really weird question to ask a band - however when you’ve just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and only your family and doctor know about your condition it is quite a scary position to be in, live on air to 1000 people you don’t know.
How does this person know this about me? Why are other people ‘liking’ their question? Are they laughing at me because I have a disease? How the hell do they know? Can they see my internet search history? Or is it just a freak coincidence? I’ll never know.
It just felt like an absolute violation of my privacy, something I couldn’t get back. I had wanted to live with my new life changing condition for a while before I even told close friends, however now I feel like I’ve got to be open and tell the story. But who knows, it may have just been a coincidence and a ‘sign’ to push me into facing my new reality in a public forum.
Three weeks ago I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I had noticed a few weeks earlier that I had lost about 14lbs over a few months, which for someone who is Continue reading

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Can a Gluten-Free Diet Increase Your Risk for Diabetes?

Can a Gluten-Free Diet Increase Your Risk for Diabetes?

A recent study indicates that adopting a gluten-free diet may not help you be healthier. The research, which included more than 30 years of data, found that those with less gluten in their diets actually had a slightly higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes over a few decades.
Greg Zong, a nutrition research fellow at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, recognized the belief that gluten-free diets are healthier and wanted to see if this belief might have merit. Zong’s team of researchers conducted studies every two to four years in which nearly 200,000 people reported what they ate. Over the 30-year study period, nearly 16,000 of the participants had developed type 2 diabetes.
The people who ate the most gluten — 12 grams per day — had a 13 percent lower risk of developing diabetes.
What is gluten?
It’s a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and foods that contain these grains. People with Celiac Disease will have serious health problems if they continue to eat foods containing gluten.
Celiac Disease is an autoimmune illness that affects the small intestine; when people who have it eat gluten, their immune system responds by attacking the gut’s lining. If they continue to eat gluten they’ll end up with multiple nutritional deficiencies that will impact their health. Their intestines simply can’t absorb the nutrients they eat.
People who suffer from gluten intolerance have severe symptoms that include cramping, gas, and bloating. No damage to the intestines is seen but the symptoms may be intolerable. They most often can eat s Continue reading

Diabetes and Mold: The Early Warning Signs

Diabetes and Mold: The Early Warning Signs

Alarming Symptoms
Mold may not be hailed as a friendly, beneficial presence, but in the case of early warning signs for diabetes, it could just save your life.
Do you or a loved one experience any of the following symptoms?
Bedwetting (in children who previously didn’t wet the bed before)
Blurred vision (before eating or soon after eating)
Extreme hunger (this can occur before and after eating)
Fatigue and weakness
Frequent urination
Increased thirst (especially after eating)
Irritability and other inexplicable mood changes
(In females) Vaginal yeast infection
Areas of darkened skin
Blurred vision (before eating or soon after eating)
Frequent urination
Increased hunger (often intense and not long after eating)
Increased thirst (especially after eating)
Slow-healing sores or frequent infections
Weight loss (without even trying)
Unexplained fatigue
The first set of symptoms belongs to Type 1 Diabetes, while the second set belongs to Type 2 Diabetes.* As you can see, both types of the disease share specific indicators and cause similar reactions in the body. In fact, not only do they share similar symptoms, they also share a common cause: improper insulin utilization.
To better understand both types of diabetes, you must first understand the proper process of glucose (sugar) and insulin.
Glucose comes about from the conversion of food into blood-sugar, which is where insulin steps in. (Note: All food types are processed and broken down into glucose. Glucose conversion is not dependent upon the ingestion of literal sugar.)
Insulin is secreted into the blo Continue reading

GPs 'unaware' diabetes can be beaten

GPs 'unaware' diabetes can be beaten

Patients and doctors may not realise a condition which costs the NHS £22m a day can be reversed, a new report says.
Type 2 diabetes could be beaten into remission if patients shed around 15kg, the report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) said.
The Glasgow University study called for greater awareness that the condition is not incurable.
Diabetes UK said type 2 diabetes is generally considered incurable, but evidence was growing to refute that.
Type 2 diabetes now affects 5-10% of the UK population - with 254,000 people living with the illness in Scotland.
About 10% of total UK NHS expenditure goes on treating the condition, with international figures suggesting medical costs for people with diabetes are two or three times greater than the average for non-sufferers of similar age and sex.
'Missing the point'
Professor Mike Lean, from Glasgow University's Human Nutrition Section, said 488 different drugs are currently licensed worldwide to treat type 2 diabetes by lowering blood glucose levels.
"They are not treating the disease process, and are missing the point," he said.
"Not only is type 2 diabetes preventable by not getting fat in the first place, but as long as you get in early after the disease is established - in the first five years or so - you have a better than even chance of becoming non-diabetic."
The report suggested there is poor awareness of the benefits of weight loss leading to remission from the condition, with the authors arguing that is because it is rarely recorded officially.
A US study they quoted found remissions in only 0.14% of 120,000 Continue reading

Diabetes Can Be Reversed Naturally

Diabetes Can Be Reversed Naturally

Diabetes, like all lifestyle diseases, is a degenerative condition that will only worsen if not addressed. But the good news is that diabetes can be put in reverse gear in as little as 21-days! Pills and insulin injections are not the answer. A conscious shift in choosing what goes into your mouth is
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"Ditch the mangoes" and "switch to artificial sweeteners" - is the dreaded advice handed out to diabetics and pre-diabetics when first diagnosed. But did you know that the real villain here is - Fat and not carbs? In this week's column, we uncover how the advent of cutting-edge MRI techniques has helped solve this mystery and why diabetes is both preventable and reversible naturally.
Don't Shoot the Messenger
All type 2 diabetics understand that their bodies are 'insulin-resistant' or non-cooperative towards helping insulin do its job of managing spikes in blood sugar after each meal. Sadly, what most doctors and diabetics don't understand is - why.
Insulin is a hormone which, like all hormones, works as a messenger-boy in the internal communications department of our body corporate. Its job is to persuade the muscles department to use up as much of the blood sugar supply as possible. Given their large size and heavy energy needs, muscles are naturally the largest consumers of blood sugar. As per policy, insulin must first obtain an entry-pass from 'insulin-receptors' who sit at the reception desk outside the muscle department. Most times, insulin-receptors are pretty accommodating and swing open the gateways for insulin to offload its blood sugar c Continue reading

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