Top 10 Trigger Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness month. Its time to catch up on all trigger factors related to diabetes and take control of our body and lifestyle. Read on....

 

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body's ability to produce and respond to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose (blood sugar) to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. Diabetes Mellitus is a condition characterized by an excess of glucose (sugar) in the blood. This happens because the body is not producing enough insulin, the hormone it needs to break down sugar. Read on....

 
 

Herbal Management of Diabetes

Many studies have been performed on various naturally occurring herbs and other compounds, demonstrating their ability to lower blood sugars. While many of these compounds decrease the blood glucose level by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin, one particular herb, Goat's Rue or French Lilac, chemically known as guianidine, is particularly effective in reducing the blood glucose level utilizing a different mechanism. Read on....

 
 

Yoga for Diabetics

Diabetes means that the body does not produce or use insulin properly. Many studies have reported the beneficial effect of the practice of yoga on diabetes. Some studies have mentioned up to 65 percent beneficial effect of yogic therapy for diabetes. Read on....

 
 
 
 
 

Gestational Diabetes: Causes, Symptoms and Management

Gestational diabetes is a carbohydrate intolerance of variable severity that starts or is first recognized during pregnancy or the inability of the tissues to absorb glucose from the bloodstream during pregnancy due to a lack of the hormone insulin. Read on....

 
 

Food for Diabetics

In people with diabetes the amount of glucose (or sugar) in the blood becomes abnormally high. This is due, either to failure of the pancreas to produce enough of the hormone insulin or to the lack of insulin actions. Read on....

 
 

Management of Diabetes in Hypertension

Patients with diabetes should have blood pressure levels less than 130/80 mmHg and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels < 100 mg/dL (2.60 mmol/L). If left uncontrolled, diabetes and hypertension are a dangerous combination. Read on....

 
 

Identifying Appropriate Strategies for Diabetes Prevention

Recent Clinical Practice Recommendations 2003 by American Diabetes Association have indicated that there are now interventions capable of delaying the onset of diabetes. Read on....

 
 

Women and Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose (blood sugar) to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy.  Read on....

 
 

Dairy Intake Linked to Diabetes Prevention

For those concerned about weight and health, the first thing often cut from the diet are high-fat dairy products. But new research suggests high dairy intake may be healthier than once thought. Read on....

 
 

Top 10 Do's for Women with Type II Diabetes

It has been observed that women who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are overweight. The exact cause of this type of diabetes is unclear, but it does appear to be associated with weight gain. Read on.....

 
 

Herbs for Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugar

The amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood changes throughout the day and night. Your levels will vary depending upon when, what and how much you have eaten, and whether or not you have exercised. Read on.....

 
 

Top 10 Interesting Ways of Eating Oats

Whether you are looking for weight loss or cholesterol management, oat no doubt can prove an unbeatable food option. There are unfathomable ways of incorporating oats into your diet, provided you are ready for innovations. Over 40 studies show that eating oatmeal may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. According to Quaker, all it takes is 3/4 cup of oatmeal each day to help lower cholesterol. The soluble fiber in oats helps remove LDL or "bad" cholesterol, while maintaining the good cholesterol that your body needs. Read on....

 
 

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that can damage and weaken blood vessels, including those in the retina In the back of your eye, the retina records images of objects and sends information about the images to your brain for interpretation. In diabetic retinopathy, the weakened blood vessels may begin to leak blood or fluid vessels and develop tiny, fragile branches and fragile branches and scar tissue that can blur your vision or distort the information that the retina sends to your brain. Read on....