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Diabetic Diet Tips from Experts

Diabetic Retinopathy: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Ava Lawson | April 15th, 2013
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Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in American adults between the ages of 20 to 74. If you have Type 2 diabetes and eyesight problems such as blurred vision, this may be an early symptom of diabetic retinopathy. The condition generally affects both eyes and is caused by damage to the delicate blood vessels in the retina. These microvascular complications are attributed to high blood sugar levels, which can also cause kidney and heart disease, and lead to stroke. The risks of… Read more »

What is a Diabetes Diet?

Neil Donaghy | April 12th, 2013
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Though the term is bandied about a great deal, a ‘diabetes diet’ is not a prescriptive eating plan. It simply means adopting healthy eating habits that can prevent – and even reverse – the symptoms of diabetes. A diabetes diet consists of moderate portions of nutritious foods that are low in fat and calories, with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and grains. Also known as medical nutrition therapy (MNT), a diabetic diet plan is the healthiest way to live for most people, whether… Read more »

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes May Include Low Melatonin

Jacky Gale | April 8th, 2013
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A new study suggests that low levels of melatonin and type 2 diabetes may be strongly linked. Melatonin is a hormone that plays a significant role in the regulation of the body’s sleep-wake cycle and biological clock. While additional research is needed, it appears that this key hormone is one more piece of the puzzle in deciphering the risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Study evaluates risk factors for type 2 diabetes In this latest study, which will be published in the Journal… Read more »

Study Finds Vitamin D May Help with Reversing Pre Diabetes

Jacky Gale | April 1st, 2013
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Reversing pre diabetes is possible with a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine, and doing so will help lower your risk of a range of medical complications, from peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) to nephropathy (kidney damage). If you’re already following a diabetic diet, you probably know to choose whole grains to control blood sugar levels. But did you know that a key vitamin might also help you manage blood glucose levels? Researchers have linked the intake of a high dose of vitamin… Read more »

Watch Out for the Early Signs of Diabetes

Jacky Gale | March 29th, 2013
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Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases, affecting millions of Americans. Countless others are at a high risk for developing diabetes, or already have pre diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes, it’s important to manage your condition properly to avoid the risk of serious complications, and early detection is critical. If you experience any of the potential warning signs of diabetes, see a doctor promptly. Signs of diabetes in your appetite Do you feel hungry frequently, perhaps even… Read more »