Type 2 Diabetes – Are You Getting the Sleep You Need?

Sleep has a strong impact on the health of a person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Exercise, diet, blood sugar testing… and sleep. Lack of sleep can not only drain your energy and motivation to stick with your healthy living program, but can affect your hormones and actually promote insulin resistance, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. If you want to promote optimal health, one thing you must be doing is tending to your sleep each night. Make no mistake about it, lack of sleep will contribute to several health problems… now or down the road.

Read More »

Type 2 Diabetes – Is A Diabetic Friendly Vegan Thanksgiving For You?

Several studies have shown vegan diets, relying solely on plant-based foods, are the best kind for anyone who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. But what do vegans eat on Thanksgiving? Commercially prepared tofu turkey has a flavor and texture similar to the real thing, with a lot less work. Just heat it up according to the directions on the package, and you’re ready to go. If you get the kind that comes with stuffing, preparation is even simpler.

Read More »

Type 2 Diabetes – Prediabetes Only Needs To Be A Warning Sign

Have you been recently diagnosed with prediabetes? If so, you may be wondering how serious it is and what you should do about it. Prediabetes is a serious condition, as it’s basically a warning sign you are headed towards developing full-blown Type 2 diabetes. Here’s why prediabetes is a problem, and what you can do about it…

Read More »

Type 2 Diabetes – Does Diabetes Start In The Mind?

When it comes to helping to reverse your Type 2 diabetes, I bet you never considered psychology would play a role in this. For the last few years psychologists have been looking into mindfulness and trying to understand why mindfulness is therapeutic and so helpful to many people with an array of different problems, including Type 2 diabetes, being overweight, and unstable blood sugar levels.

Read More »

Type 2 Diabetes – Lowering Your Risk of Developing Diabetes Complications

Type 2 diabetes can cause many complications over time if it’s not managed well. Heart disease, kidney disease and nerve and foot problems are all risks. But there are steps you can take to prevent many of these complications. Read more and find out what you can do to lower your risk for three of the most common diabetes complications.

Read More »

Type 2 Diabetes – Keeping Your Brain Healthy

Obesity has been associated with loss of brain tissue in the cortex, the part of the brain responsible for sensations, memory, planning, and emotions. Scientists at the University of Tubingen and several other research centers in Germany, compared overall obesity with belly fat in order to learn which type of fat was specifically associated with brain shrinkage.

Read More »

Type 2 Diabetes – Simple Steps To A More Nutritious Lunch Salad and Lower Blood Sugar

In a perfect world, everyone would have plenty of time to prepare healthful meals from fresh ingredients every day of the week. For most of us that isn’t a reality but as a Type 2 diabetic you need to choose healthy foods to help you maintain stable blood sugar. These days, most supermarkets have plenty of grab-and-go options that require little prep time. Your mid-day meal will dramatically impact how you feel throughout the afternoon, so it’s one you shouldn’t overlook.

Read More »

Type 2 Diabetes – The Vitamin D Deficiency, Obesity and Diabetes Connection in Children

Once Type 2 diabetes was called adult-onset diabetes, because it typically occurred in middle-age and older adults. This is no longer the case as many children and adolescents who are sedentary and overweight, are also developing this disorder. Type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents is an emerging problem worldwide.

Read More »

Type 2 Diabetes – Eating Brown Rice Usually Means Lower Insulin Resistance

As a Type 2 diabetic, one great grain you should consider including in your diet on a regular basis is brown rice. Low on the GI scale, high in complex carbohydrates, and offering a moderate dose of both protein and fiber, this grain will help your blood sugar levels remain stable. People who eat whole grains instead of refined versions have less insulin resistance and tend to be thinner. Why? Whole grains such as brown rice, provide far more fiber and nutrients than their refined counterparts. That said, one primary reason why many people decide to pass on including brown rice in their day is simply because of its taste. Let’s face the facts, bland rice is boring.

Read More »

Diabetes Doesn’t Have To Be A Death Sentence

Diabetes has become a widespread problem in our society today. We can no longer be passive about getting our health back. You’ve got to take control of all aspects of your health. It is in your hands and is your responsibility to take good care of yourself.

Read More »