Category Archives: Type II Diabetes

SAY YES TO YOGA FOR BETTER DIABETES HEALTH

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Yoga is not just yoga; it’s a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that entails various practices such as meditation, breath control and adoption of specific body postures that are aimed to promote good health and optimistic energy. Who could complain about positive energy and well being?! Yoga is an excellent practice for individuals battling diabetes, because it can […]

ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT PANCREAS TRANSPLANTATION

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Daily injections of insulin is a daunting task for many individuals with type 1 diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes would like to undergo a pancreas transplant if given the opportunity. This surgical procedure involves placing a healthy pancreas from a deceased donor into a person with a malfunctioning pancreas. It is important to note […]

METFORMIN FOR TYPE II DIABETES

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One very common drug frequently used to treat Type II Diabetes is Metformin. Also known as Glucophage, the drug has been around for at least 80 years. It was once widely used until the 1990s. There were a few sporadic reports about its safety and doctors soon stopped prescribing it. Most reports of it adverse […]

WHAT IS TYPE II DIABETES?

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Unlike Type I diabetes where pancreas does not produce enough insulin, Type II diabetes or commonly known as adult diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas produces insulin but it does not perform well. Unlike Type I diabetes, people with Type II diabetes can sometimes take pills that are not […]

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MAY LEAD TO TYPE II DIABETES

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Historically diabetes has been faulted for causing high blood pressure. Now the opposite may be true as a new study shows “people with elevated blood pressure are almost 60% more likely to develop Type II diabetes,” says The Guardian. Study Provides strongest link between elevated blood pressure and diabetes In a new study scientists at Oxford […]

I HAVE DIABETES, WHAT CAN I EAT?

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The first thing all diabetics should know is that diabetes is a progressive disorder. Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin and Type 2 is treated with medications, dietary changes and exercise. Diabetes is relatively easy to control but if neglected the complications of the disorder are devastating. Quality of life is minimally affected if […]

HOW MUCH EXERCISE DOES A DIABETIC NEED?

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There is no question that exercise is good for overall health. However, the type, intensity and amount of exercise required for diabetics is debatable. Some experts recommend intense exercises and others suggest any type of exercise, as long as it is performed regularly and for a reasonable time. Prior to starting any exercise, diabetics should […]