Diabetes is one of the fastest growing killers, as I discussed in Part 1 of this series. Thirty million adults in the U.S. suffer from it today. Another 84 million have a milder condition, prediabetes, that puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Over time, if current trends continue, the disease will strike 25 to 58 million new victims in the U.S. All will contend with a disease that is the leading cause of blindness and kidney failure, often leads to the loss of a leg or foot, significantly increases the risk of heart disease and is one of the leading causes of death.
We can save many from this fate. We have the knowledge and resources to dramatically…
In our ongoing dieting dialogue we spend a lot of time talking about what to eat, but what if we’re leaving out something just as important? What if changing when we eat could significantly improve our health? For the first time, a small study offers preliminary evidence supporting precisely that argument, showing that eating earlier in the day might affect our health as much as what we're eating.
Swapping healthy unsaturated fats for carbohydrates or saturated fats may reduce your risk of diabetes, according to a new analysis of 102 randomized trials totaling 4,660 participants.
The strategy I’m referring to is using a glucometer to test your post-meal blood sugars. It’s simple, accessible and completely bypasses the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies by putting the power of knowledge in your hands.
Diet and exercise can prevent, control and in some cases even reverse Type 2 diabetes. Cardio and strength workouts are both important but if you have time for only one, choose resistance training.
“Keep consumption at moderate levels,” she said, “about seven drinks a week for women and 14 for men. Alcohol is associated with many diseases and conditions — at the same level where it may protect against diabetes, the risk of other diseases is increased.”
Checking your fasting blood sugar levels is a key component of successful diabetes management — but are you also making sure to test after meals?
American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health professionals and the public.
Dealing with any one of five key lifestyle risk factors can lower the risk of developing diabetes by about a third. Katherine Harmon reports.
Foods that may help diabetes and reduce the risk of pre diabetes.
You've just found out that you're at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. But you don't have it yet.
That's the really good news. It means that you now have the chance to make changes that can delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes.
As a growing middle class worldwide consumes more sugar, meat, soda, and other processed foods, the number of people suffering from the obesity-related disease type-2 diabetes has quadrupled in the last 40 years, to some 400 million people worldwide.
The disease, in which the body doesn’t produce or process insulin properly, has been considered chronic and incurable, a condition that only gets worse with age—so efforts have focused on prevention. But new research suggests that, for some people already diagnosed with diabetes, following an extreme diet could reverse the disease.
The good news is that type 2 diabetes is largely preventable. About 9 cases in 10 could be avoided by taking several simple steps: keeping weight under control, exercising more, eating a healthy diet, and not smoking.
Good news for coffee drinkers: If you’re a long-term caffeine user, you might be less likely to develop diabetes than people who don’t drink coffee at all. The anti-inflammatory effect of the drink might be the reason for this outcome, according to a new study published in Nature’s European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
We have the knowledge and resources to dramatically lower new incidences of diabetes. To do so, we must first discard three misconceptions: prevention doesn’t work, it is too expensive, or it takes too long.
Diabetes is a highly preventable rising global epidemic. Defeat Diabetes Foundation works to support conscious and sustainable solutions aimed at preventing, identifying and managing Type 2 Diabetes.