Diabetes

Metabolic syndrome is on the rise: What it is and why it matters – Harvard Health Blog – Health Education Article

Metabolic syndrome may be the most common and serious condition you’ve never heard of. (At least that’s what I found out when I asked friends and relatives about it.) Worse, a study published recently in JAMA shows that it’s on the rise. Let’s start with the name, according to Merriam-Webster: Metabolic: Relating to the chemical changes in living cells by which energy is provided for vital processes and activities and new material is assimilated Syndrome: A group of signs and…

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How Does Cinnamon Help Fight Diabetes? – Health Article

13785Readers By Guest Author, Lidija Millonig Atlas During the winter months, certain spices come to mind that has a warming effect such as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, and peppermint. We add these spices to hot drinks, holiday foods, and seasonal desserts for that extra kick, and revel in their unique and unforgettable tastes. In previous centuries, people have used spices primarily for medicinal purposes, but nowadays they have been forgotten. However, imagine taking one of these spices as a natural…

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Risk Of Gestational Diabetes Infographic – Health Article

The risk of gestational diabetes can be determined up to 7 years before pregnancy based on assessing measures of body weight and blood sugar routinely. 580 ethnically diversified women participated in the study and women who experienced gestational diabetes while pregnant were compared to those who didn’t have gestational diabetes. It was found that the risk of gestational diabetes increased directly with the amount of undesirable risk factors typically connected with heart disease and diabetes that were present before pregnancy,…

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Diabetic retinopathy: Understanding diabetes-related eye disease and vision loss – Harvard Health Blog – Health Education Article

Over 30 million people in the United States live with diabetes, and approximately 7.7 million people have diabetic retinopathy, making it the most common cause of vision loss in working-aged adults. The prevalence of diabetic retinopathy has increased significantly over the past 20 years, due to the rise in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes. How does diabetes affect the retina? The retina is the light-sensing component located in the back of the eye. It is composed of blood…

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Fitbit looks to expand healthcare partnerships in 2020 – Health Article

Wearable devices will become more accessible to Americans to help them lead healthier lives, thanks to Fitibit’s efforts to grow its partnerships with both government-sponsored and private health insurers. In 2020, Fitbit devices will be included in Medicare Advantage plans offered by three insurers. In addition, the wireless-enabled activity trackers will be an embedded benefit in 59 plans offered by UnitedHealthcare in 27 states—an increase from 42 plans in 2019. And, for the first time, Fitbit has partnered with a…

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Diabetes In Womens – Health Article

Can women get diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that disturbs the balance and regulation of sugar in our blood.At present about 246 million people of the world suffer from this disease.The probability of being diabetic is same for women and men.On the basis of this you can say that about 12.3 million women in the world have been caught in diabetes.With the lifestyle changes the number of patients with diabetes has increased. According to an estimate by 2025 the number…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

Next week, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) will convene CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, where over 180,000 tech-minded people from around the world will convene to kick the tires on new TVs, games, smart home devices, 5G connections, 3-D printing, drones, and to be sure, digital health innovations. At #CES2020, exhibitors in the health/care ecosystem will go well beyond wearable devices for tracking steps and heart rate. I’ll be meeting with wearable tech innovators along with consumer electronics companies and…

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Study Confirms Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed With Weight Loss – Health Education Article

Researchers monitoring individuals who were developing type 2 diabetes have validated that fat spills over from the liver in to the pancreas, which triggers the condition. The study consisted of individuals who had the condition previously, and who had lost weight and reversed type 2 diabetes successfully as part of the larger DiRECT trial. Most of them continued to be non-diabetic throughout the 2 year study, but a small group proceeded to re-gain the weight that they had lost and…

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11 Easy and Effective Natural Measures to Lower Blood Sugar – Health Education Article

Reading Time: 10 minutes High blood sugar is nowadays a very common health concern which mostly occurs as a result of unhealthy lifestyle routine followed by people all around the world. If it remains unchecked for a longer duration then it takes the form of diabetes which is considered as a lifelong disease. Though there are medications to lower and control your sugar level it is always better to consider natural measures to lower blood sugar first before you jump…

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7 Ways Your Gut Impacts Your Health – Natural Health Blog – Health Article

83Readers By Guest Author, Jennifer Landis Think back to the last time you had a stomach ache. Was it the only symptom you experienced? Chances are, you also felt fatigued and sluggish. You might have had a headache or backache, too.  Your intestinal health influences the way your entire body works. Researchers discover more about the gut-body connection each day. They understand that what happens in your tummy can impact other areas of the body.  Discover why you should take…

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The Two Biggest Dangers Of Diabetes – Health Article

Two of the biggest risk of diabetes are Heart failure and Diabetic Macular Edema.People who suffer from diabetes are more likely to get these two diseases. This disease arises due to low insulin production in the body and today it has become a very common disease.Today a large part of the population is suffering from diabetes and it is a matter of concern that even the youth are not untouched by this disease.By the way,diabetes causes many chemical changes in…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

There’s something like cognitive dissonance as I prepare my 2020 Health Populi TrendCast of what to expect in the health/care ecosystem in the new year. One of my key pillars for health-making is food-as-medicine, and that opportunity in this moment resonates in this holiday season with Dickens’ “Best of Times, Worst of Times” context-setting that kicks off Great Expectations. In the “best of times” part of the food+health equation, we recognize the growing role of grocery stores, food-tech and food manufacturers…

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Coffee Consumption And Diabetes Risk? – Health Education Article

Consuming 3 to 4 cups of coffee each day could help in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Regular and moderate coffee consumption has consistently been associated with a possible lower type 2 diabetes risk. 3 – 4 cups of coffee each day is linked to an estimated 25% reduced type 2 diabetes risk, when compared with consuming no coffee or less than 2 cups each day.[1] One study also revealed a dose dependent effect with the relative risk reduced…

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Diabetes Awareness Month: 15 Fun Facts About John – Health Education Article

  15 Fun Facts about John (as told by his wife, Angie) in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month: Besides having B.S. & M.S. degrees in Nutrition, he also has a B.S. degree in Political Science. He takes diabetes very seriously. When he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 28 years ago, he decided to return to college & study Nutrition. He wanted to help as many people as possible. He met his wife Angie (also a Dietitian) in Nutrition Assessment…

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Sitting Too Much Increases Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes – Health Education Article

Research has revealed that women who remain sitting down for long time periods each day tend to have a higher type 2 diabetes risk, but the same association was not evident in men. The researchers said that women who are inactive for the majority of the day had a higher risk of showing the early metabolic defects which become a precursor for type 2 diabetes compared to those who are sitting less.[1] The researchers evaluated more than 500 women and…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

Two separate and new OECD reports, updating health and the global economic outlook, raise two issues that are inter-related: that gains in longevity are stalling, with chronic illnesses and mental ill health affecting more people; and, as wealth grows more concentrated among the wealthy, the economic outlook around most of the world is also slowing. First, we’ll mine the Health at a Glance 2019 annual report covering data on population health, health system performance, and medical spending across OECD countries.…

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Foods to Avoid When Suffering from Diabetes – Health Article

Diabetes is a chronic disease that can be managed by eating a healthful and balanced diet. Uncontrolled, diabetes may lead to serious consequences like heart disease, kidney disease, blindness among others. Eating the wrong food can raise blood sugar and insulin levels and promote inflammation, which may increase the risk of the disease. However, having diabetes doesn’t mean you avoid certain foods completely. You can eat most foods, but eat some of them in smaller portions. This article will guide…

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Summer’s Bounty Pasta Salad – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Summer’s here and so are those delicious summer vegetables–tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, Oh my!  Try them with this chilled pasta salad dish.  It will be the perfect side-dish to take to a Fourth of July celebration!  It is kidney-friendly too for those with Chronic Kidney Disease. Ingredients: 12 oz Box Tri-Color Rotini 1/2 green pepper, diced 1/2 red pepper, diced 1/2 orange pepper, diced 1/3 cup red onion, diced 1/3 cup cucumber (w/skin), diced 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 1…

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Fruit Juice Associated With Increased Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes – Health Education Article

Whole fruit consumption, particularly apples, grapes and blueberries is linked to a lower type 2 diabetes risk, while consumption of fruit juice has an adverse effect. Increasing the consumption of fruit has been recommended for preventing type 2 diabetes as well as numerous other chronic diseases. Research has however produced some mixed results. This study examined the association of individual consumption of fruit relative to risk of type 2 diabetes. Data were made use of from 3 prospective cohort studies…

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Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Research tells us that people who eat breakfast have more mental clarity and energy AND can better control their weight and blood sugar levels. Here is a quick grab and go breakfast idea that is full of nutrition.  Greek yogurt provides protein, calcium and probiotics (people who consume milk and yogurt better control their blood pressure as shown in the DASH diet studies). The fruit provides more vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.  Nuts  contain unsaturated fat which can help you better…

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

This incredibly healthy, colorful and fresh Mediterranean Pasta Salad can be a side-dish, snack or an entree salad. It’s quick to throw-together and it does not last long at our house. The flavors and textures are so perfect together!             Salad Ingredients: 6 ounces textured pasta like penne or rotini (Gluten-Free if desired) 4 oz. roasted red peppers (from jar) 2 oz. sundried tomatoes (or 1/2 cup diced fresh tomatoes) 1 cucumber (peeled and diced)…

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Okra & Tomatoes – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

This Okra & Tomatoes recipe is so easy and so delicious! We live in the South and most people here prefer to have their okra fried and have usually not eaten it cooked any other way. Here is a healthy, delicious alternative that we often share with our clients.  Okra is a low calorie vegetable high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B-Complex & Folate. One surprising benefit of okra is found in the phytochemical, mucilage, which aids digestion and helps…

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What is Type 2 Diabetes? – Health Education Article

There are two main types of diabetes, known as Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is far more rare and results from the pancreas ceasing to function. Usually Type 1 diabetes will appear in a child by age 5, but in some cases it’s onset can be delayed until adulthood. There is no “cure” for Type 1 diabetes, there is only treatment and management of the condition. Type 2 diabetes on the other hand often does not appear…

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The History of Diabetes (We’ve Come a Long Way Baby!) – Health Education Article

On this World Diabetes Day, let’s take a look at diabetes from a historical perspective.   We have come a long way with the diagnosis, treatment and tools to aid diabetes management. Frederick Grant Banting (right) and Charles H. Best with Marjorie Aware of the Symptoms but not the Cause…. The earliest known mention of diabetes was in 1552 BC, when Hesy-Ra, an Egyptian physician, documented frequent urination as a symptom of a mysterious disease that caused severe weight loss. …

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Key findings of the Health Profile for England report – Health Article

Emma Hammett A qualified nurse, author and first aid trainer with over 30 years’ healthcare and teaching experience The Health Profile for England report was published in September 2018 and is a comprehensive report covering life expectancy, major causes of death, mortality trends, child health, inequality in health, wider determinants of health and current health protection issues. The data and evidence contained with this plan will be used to help shape the forthcoming NHS long term plan and has been instrumental in…

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Quick Baked Oatmeal – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Begin your day with a warm bowl of oatmeal!  Preparation can begin the night before to make for a quick, easy and nutritious oatmeal breakfast. The chia seeds are an excellent source of omega 3 fat and the nut butter will add more healthy fat and a good amount of protein which will help to increase satiety. Enjoy! Ingredients 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 1 T chia seeds (optional) Sweetener of choice Dash of salt 2 T smooth nut butter…

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