Diabetes Nutrition Guidelines

Diabetes Nutrition Guidelines

In October of 2013, the American Diabetes Association made recommendations as the diabetes nutritional guidelines to be practiced by type 1 and type 2 diabetics.  According to the ADA, nutrition therapy should be a part of the management of every patient with diabetes.  There is no set eating pattern that is successful in all diabetics […]

How to Reverse Prediabetes

How to Reverse Prediabetes

The statistics are staggering.  About a third of all Americans (79 million) have a condition known as prediabetes, in which the blood sugar values are above the normal range but don’t rise to the level of full-blown type 2 diabetes.  Many prediabetics don’t know they have the disease and go on eating unhealthy food and […]

Symptoms of High Triglycerides

Symptoms of High Triglycerides

As if having type 2 diabetes was not enough, many people with diabetes also have elevated levels of triglycerides, which increase the risk for heart disease, especially if you have both conditions at the same time.  Diabetics have a metabolic condition that affects many bodily symptoms, causing kidney damage, heart disease, diabetic retinopathy, and diabetic […]

Diabetes and Blindness

Diabetes and Blindness

Diabetes is linked to blindness because of a number of eye diseases that are directly related to having diabetes and especially to having diabetes that isn’t under the best of control.  Diabetes can cause damage to most of the parts of the eye, including the optic nerve, lens, macula, and retina. The four most common […]

High Triglyceride Diet

High Triglyceride Diet

There is no reason to have a high triglyceride diet.  Diets that are high in triglycerides are also higher in other types of fat, such as cholesterol and eating a high triglyceride diet can result in complications, including heart disease that can manifest itself in having a heart attack, stroke, or peripheral vascular disease. There […]

Insulin vs Glucagon

Insulin vs Glucagon

Insulin and glucagon have both similarities and differences.  Both are hormones secreted by the pancreas but they are made from different types of cells in the pancreas.  Both help manage the blood glucose levels in the body but they have opposite effects.  Both respond to blood glucose levels but they have opposite effects. Each of […]

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