Category Archives: diabetes

Why Cardiologists Want You To Go Low-Carb?

There’s been a lot of news that low carb diets are bad for your heart because of the protein and fat content. However, that’s largely due to the way people misinterpret the mandate to reduce carbs and shift to proteins.

Protein does not mean steaks every night. There are many healthy sources of protein, and if you look at the low carb menus that the nutritionists prepare, these advocate the same kinds of foods that cardiologists would recommend to their patients.

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Obesity, diabetes, gout, thyroid disease – how to diagnose these diseases?

Obesity, diabetes, gout, thyroid disease – what connects these distant medical units? Why have they been mentioned in one breath? All are related to abnormalities of metabolism – metabolic defects and are termed metabolic diseases.

Constant, elevated blood glucose and life-threatening, rapid spikes in glucose levels – this is diabetes, often the dramatic consequence of excessive obesity and physical inactivity.

And the finale? Damage to kidneys, cardiovascular system, sight, leg amputation due to diabetic foot … Gout – metabolic disease leading to the formation of urinary crystals that damage the joints.

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Controlling Blood Sugar In Type 2 Diabetes Without The Use Of Drugs

 

I was told in rapid succession that I was suffering from intermittent claudication (that’s blocked arteries in the legs), high blood pressure, Diabetes Type 2. and that I was overweight.

Not a lot of pleasure there! The intermittent claudication made it increasingly difficult to do much so that in effect I had become a prisoner to my house and garden. The exercise was out of the question, my legs simply couldn’t cope, but it was hoped that angioplasty to each leg would cure the problem. It didn’t.

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The Diabetes Diet

Although a “miracle” diabetes diet does not exist to cure the disease, if you have type 2 diabetes, there are dietary rules you can follow that will ensure you stay as healthy as possible. When it comes right down to it, proper nutrition is the only “diet” you need to follow. Many people are inexperienced with following a healthy diet, but once you get into the swing of things, eating properly will become part of your lifestyle.

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