Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis and Tests

Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis and Tests

Gestational diabetes is extremely common, occurring in 5-9 percent of pregnancies in the US.  It seems to be becoming more common in recent years.  Gestational diabetes is controversial.  Sources don’t seem to be able to agree on the guidelines for testing and treatment of the disorder. Recent research has indicated that, when the gestational diabetes […]

Glucosamine and Diabetes

Glucosamine and Diabetes

Glucosamine is a type of simple sugar but, unlike glucose and other simple sugars, it doesn’t seem to affect insulin sensitivity or blood glucose levels to the same degree as glucose does.  There has been some research to indicate that glucosamine worsened insulin resistance, resulting in an increase in blood glucose levels; however, later research […]

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 […]

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