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Everybody should be tested for
prediabetes and diabetes
regardless of your age, gender or
status. Prediabetes is a very
dangerous condition because it
can be in the body for a long
time without manifestation.
Though, few individuals may
show symptoms of diabetes, for
instance, weakness or increase
pee, many people's with high
glucose level will have no
outward signs by any stretch of
the imagination.
This implies that everybody
should be tested for prediabetes.
Anybody that falls under the
following categories should be
tested for diabetes. It is quite
advisable to go for diabetes and
prediabetes screening if you fall
under the following categories.
1. Any grown-up age 45 or more
ought to be tested

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Is Fruits Good For Diabetes

Fruits are good for everybody. Diabetics and non-diabetics can benefit themselves from the numerous health benefits of fruits.
The advice is that you should be testing your blood sugar against the safest fruits for diabetes. What you can do is to test or measure your sugar level with meter after you consume fruits to know which one is good for your diabetes condition.
What that means is that a kind of fruit that is good for one diabetes patient may spike the sugar level in others. However, fruits with low sugar or with bitter taste might be good for diabetes. Fruits that can usually spike blood sugar are those with sugary taste. Therefore, it is better for individuals to test their blood sugar against such fruits.
BOTTOM LINE Fruits are good for diabetes. However, diabetes patients are advised to test or measure their blood sugar after they consume fruits especially the sugary ones to know how they affect their blood sugar.

Symptom of Diabetes: Gastroparesis

Stomach trouble is one of the symptoms of persistent high blood sugar
or diabetes. I have written in my previous article that one of the
symptoms of persistent and uncontrolled high blood sugar is nerve
damage, a condition known as neuropathy. Therefore, diabetes or high
blood sugar can also damages the nerve that helps stomach to empty
and transport food smoothly through the digestive tract.

This inability of the stomach to empty food quickly enough as a result
of persistent high blood sugar can lead to many diabetes
complications. This inability of the stomach to process and empty food
swiftly is a condition known as gastroparesis.


1. This could cause unpleasant abdominal
problems like diarrhea,
constipation, or incontinence.

2. It may also lead to difficulty in eating or swallowing.

3. Gastroparesis can make it uneasy to control your high blood sugar
or diabetes.


One of the consequences of uncontrolled diabetes is poor digestive
system as a …

Symptoms of High Blood Sugar : Numbness or Tingling

It is compulsory for every diabetes people to know the various
symptoms of the aftereffects of high blood sugar. Knowing this will
help patients to quickly respond to the complications of high blood

One of the consequences of consistent, persistent and uncontrolled
high blood sugar or diabetes is nerve damage (called peripheral
NEUROPATHY). It is typically a sign
of chronically elevated blood sugars.

Adhering strictly to diabetes medications and diets are some of the
ways to prevent and control neuropathy.

Exercise is another effective way to prevent or control neuropathy in
relation to diabetes or high blood sugar. Exercise such as walking for
like 30 minutes or engaging in other household activities that will
make you active and sweat or make your heart beat faster everyday will
help you to control your high blood sugar and nerve damage.

Make sure you are taking care of your foot regularly if you are neuropathy.


1. Pa…

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure and Sugar : Swelling of Hands and Feets

Ability to read signs about the level of your blood sugar is vital to
overall health and vitality. High blood pressure and diabetes are
twins. Most diabetes patients are also suffering from high blood
pressure while consistent and uncontrolled high blood pressure could
lead to diabetes.

Persistent high blood pressure together with diabetes, can damage the
kidneys' ability to filter wastes
and fluid in the long run. Therefore, your
hands and feet may swell as water
builds up in your body. This is a
warning sign that you your condition is affecting your

Therefore, it is advisable to be using your high blood pressure and
diabetes medications regularly as prescribed by the doctor. If your
hands and feet swell as a consequence of diabetes and high blood
pressure, you can still reverse the condition by making changes in
your diets and lifestyle.

You can still preserve
the kidney function by
taking your diabetes and blood
pressure medicines as
prescribed. Following the recommende…

Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar : Feeling Dizzy or Shaky

Every diabetes patients should learn how to know whether their blood
sugar is low or high. In my two previous articles, i wrote about how
to know that your blood sugar is high through excessive
thirty/frequent urination and Feeling of fatique/tiredness. I advice
you to read those two articles because knowledge is power.

Today, am writing about one of the symptoms that your blood sugar is
low. High blood sugar is the problem or cause of diabetes but
sometimes due to many factors blood sugar could drop low in diabetes
patients. It must be noted that low blood sugar is a serious and
dangerous sickness on it own. Low blood sugar is a silent killer and
kill fastly.

One of the symptoms of low blood sugar is DIZZINESS. Feeling dizzy or
shaky can be a sign of low blood sugar or hypoglycemia.

Low blood sugar is very dangerous and kill fast because our
brain needs glucose to function, therefore
a drop in blood sugar means the brain will malfunction which could
lead to many things such as diz…

Symptoms That Your Blood Sugar Is High : Fatigue or Tiredness

If you are diabetic, it is very important to be able to read your
blood sugar level without meter but through how you feel inside of

Being able to read how you feel from time to time concerning diabetes
will help you to balance your blood sugar if it rises.

One of the symptoms that shows your blood sugar is high is feeling of
fatigue or tiredness.

Fatigue is one of the major signals that
your blood sugar is high. The reason why you are feeling fatigue or
tired when your sugar is high is that your sugar which is suppose to
be diverted to your body's cells is instead staying in your
bloodstream. Therefore, your muscles do not have
enough fuel to use for energy.

The fatigue may range from feeling only a little tired to needing a
nap. When your blood sugar is high you will be feeling tired all the
time or after just a little work or after eating a big


Fatigue for diabetes people is a signal and symptom that their blood
sugar is high. Being able to read along thi…

Symptoms That Your Blood Sugar Is High: Thirst And Frequent Urination

There are many ways you could know that your blood sugar is on the
rise. First, people with type 2 diabetes need to be reminded that
their blood sugar
levels can be keep under control with diet, exercise, and drug.

However, you need to be checking your blood sugar level every day with a
meter, to get best results. Therefore, it is advisable for anyone with
diabetes to be checking their blood sugar regularly as this will let
them know the kind of action to take or maybe to keep doing what they
are doing right.

However, if you do not have time or your needle has finished, one of
the ways to know that your sugar is high is that you will be unduely
and excessively thirsty.

Thirst and frequent urination are
two significant symptoms of diabetes due to too much sugar in your blood.

You will need to urinate more than normal if your blood sugar is high
because your kidneys work harder to
filter out the sugar, pulling more fluids from your tissues in the process.

Being thirsty on the other h…

6 Reasons Why Children Develop Diabetes Than Before

Children are now developing diabetes type 2 at an alarming rate. This type of diabetes was considered as an adult diabetes before. But now both young and old including the children are susceptible to type 2 diabetes.

If children had diabetes before, it will be type 1 because 99% of children diabetes then are type 1. That is why type 2 diabetes was considered an adult disease.


In my previous article, I wrote about the importance of fiber to diabetes diet. If you have not read the article it is advisable you do so. Reading it will give the you the knowledge about the importance of fiber for the controlling and balancing of blood sugar.

Food rich in fiber is usually recommended for diabetes by doctors. Diabetes people should consider eating fruits and foods that are high in fiber but low in sugar calories, fruits, starch and carbohydrates. Foods high in vitamins and minerals are also a must for diabetes diet.

The problem that most diabetes patients have is that they concentrated much on using drugs that flush or balance their blood sugar than on eating foods that could equally do the same or outperformed the drugs because ...
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How To Reverse Diabetes Type 2 With Diets

Reversing type 2 diabetes
with proper diet

It must be admitted that living with diabetes is not easy because you have to follow a daily routine of using your medications as at when due. It is even a terrible case for those on insulin, some diabetics take insulin daily, as they need to be injecting themselves with needles.


Coronary or health disease and vein disease are risky diseases for some individuals who don't have their diabetes under proper control.

It is very important for diabetes people to keep their blood sugar level under proper control because they were twice as liable to have heart issues and strokes as
individuals who don't have the condition.

10 Steps To Better Diabetes Diets

Keeping a balanced weight is key to prevent and control diabetes. Eating a balanced diet or foods low in fat and calories but full of nutrients will help us to maintain a balanced weight which is key amongst the most critical things you can do to bring down your risk for type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a condition described by high blood glucose levels brought on by either an absence of insulin or the body's failure to utilize insulin productively. Type 2 diabetes could affect anybody regardless of their age. Before it was thought that type 2 diabetes only affect adults but now even young kids are having the sickness.

7 Risk Factors Shared By Diabetes And Certain Cancer

Medical scientists have discovered that there is a link between diabetes and some form of cancer. They found out that certain risk factors that cause diabetes can also lead to cancer. Scientists are trying their best to make research and discoveries in order to enlighten people about their health. Many people are ignorant about their health. They are well educated in other aspect of their lives, they were educated and well grounded in finance, relationship, news, entertainment, sports, market and other aspect of life but when it comes to health education, their score is zero. Though, having education on health does not mean that one will not sick but having the knowledge is always better because knowledge is better than ignorance anytime any day.

Tumeric Helps To Control Diabetes

Tumeric is a very useful herb for treating, managing and controlling diabetes. There are many herbs that can help diabetes patients to better manage their health condition by controlling the glucose level in the blood.


This morning i bought groundnuts and someone that is diabetics asked me to give her, so i did. I now decided to ask from google whether eating groundnut is good for diabetic. Though, the answer i found do not mention groundnut specifically but it says the overall effects of nuts as a whole on diabetes and other sickness.

Diabetes Neuropathy: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Nerve Damage

One of the consequences or complications of uncontrolled diabetes or high blood glucose or sugar level is a condition known as diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage.

Diabetic neuropathy is a condition that must be treated promptly to prevent total damage of

Meaning of Type 2 Diabetes: Two Causes of High Blood Glucose

Meaning of Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is the commonest type of diabetes and is affecting millions of people around the world.
Type 2 diabetes is characterized  by high glucose which specialists allude to as hyperglycemia.

Top 10 Causes of Type 2 Diabetes

So many factors or a single one can cause someone to develop diabetes. This article will analyse some major risk factors or causes of type 2 diabetes.


1. Eating an excessive amount of food especially fat can cause diabetes.

Early insulin treatment for diabetes may produce better outcomeses

A pilot study of 23 adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes found
early insulin therapy to be as effective as 15 months of oral therapy
and may improve the body's ability to produce insulin.

Researchers at loggerhead over benefit of diet soda to weight gain and diabetes

Diet drinks are good but like other things should be consumed in small
quantity. As there are lots
of theories about why diet
drinks is safe and vice versa.

For instance, a study
published in the journal
Trends in Endocrinology and
in 2013 pointed that frequent
consumers of these sugar
substitutes (such as aspartame,
sucralose and saccharin) may
also be at increased risk of ...
metabolic syndrome, type 2
diabetes and cardiovascular

Also the findings of the San
Antonio Heart Study suggested a
strong link between diet soda
consumption and weight gain
over a long period of time.

Meanwhile there are also studies that
suggesting zero-calorie sweetened
beverages, including diet soda,
may help people in maintaining their
For instance, a study
found that overweight teens maintain their weight by switching from sugar-
laden drinks to zero-calorie
options such as diet soda.

So as researchers are at loggerhead over the benefit of diet s…

Unborn babies test for type 1 diabetes supported by $8m

The first study in the world to
test unborn babies for type 1
diabetes has reportedly been supported by an $8
million funding injection.

University of Adelaide where the national study is being carried out
is the first in the world to test
pregnant women for the probability that
their unborn child may have the

The funding is being provided by
the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation and the Helmsley
Charitable Trust and comes on
top of a $35 million Federal
Government grant over five
The Foundation's chief executive
Mike Wilson said unlike type 2
diabetes, authorities still did not
know what caused type 1.
"Type 1 diabetes has a very
strong genetic element to it, but
that doesn't determine alone
whether you develop the
disease," he said.
"You need to know what
happens in the environment to
trigger its initiation."

Researchers are hoping to find
out whether environmental
factors trigger the onset of type
1 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes affects…

I Will Not Be In Germany Next Season - Hummel

The Dortmund and Germany defender has hinted
that he could leave his current club at the end 2014-15

The Borussia
Dortmund player also said his move will
be for a club outside of the
This may be because Dortmund are
likely to finish outside
top four this season amid strong interest
from clubs such as Manchester
United and other top european clubs.

He said:

"I have had many conversations
with the leaders of Dortmund,
where I know I am a big part of
the team. But I
am yet to make a decision about
my future.
"I'm being open about this
because I'm not a fan of those
who claim they are staying but,
behind the scenes, have actually
secretly agreed a transfer away
from their current club.
"I will do what is best for my
career and what I would like to
do. Everyone knows how much I
love it at Dortmund, but I also
want to make sure I'm part of a
strong team with powerful
"Whether we are in the
Champions League, the Europa
League or h…

Type of Drug For Diabetes Can Cause Heart Failure

A new study published in the
current issue of The Lancet
Diabetes and Endocrinology has
examined that the type of glucose or sugar-
lowering medications prescribed
to patients with diabetes may increased risk for the
development of heart failure in
these patients.

The study was conducted at American
College of Cardiology and examined
clinical trials of more than 95,000
patients and found that for every
one kilogram increase in weight as a result of sugar-lowering
diabetes medication or strategy,
there was seven
per cent increased risk of heart
failure directly linked to that
medication or strategy.

Dr. Jacob Udell, the study's
principal investigator, and
cardiologist at the Peter Munk
Cardiac Centre, University Health
Network (UHN) and Women's
College Hospital (WCH), said that
patients randomized to new or
more intensive blood sugar-
lowering drugs or strategies to
manage diabetes often showed an
overall 14 per cent increased risk
for heart failure directly
associated with the…

3 Steps To Reduce The Risk of Diabetes

3 Steps To Reduce The Risk of Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that causes the victim to have excess level of sugar in the bloodstream. There are two type of diabetes type 1 and type 2. Type 1 starts mainly in childhood and only account for about 10% of all diabetes. Type 2 which this article is about, accounts for about 90% of all diabetes cases.

Risk For Type 2 Diabetes

One major risk is excess body fat, especially fat accumulated in the belly and waist. Also, fat in the pancreas and the liver appear to disrupt the body's blood sugar metabolism.

Effects of Type 2 Diabetes

Damage to vital organs, impairment of blood circulation, may lead to foot or toe amputation, kidney disease and blindness. It can also result to death through heart attacks or stroke.

3 Major Steps To Reduce The Risk of Diabetes

1. Eat Healthful Food
Drink water, tea, or coffee instead of carbonated beverages and sugary fruit juice. Eat small portions of meat, nuts, fish and beans. Avoid refined foods, instead …

Association Between Diabetes And Advance Breast Cancer

According to Dr. Lorraine
Lipscombe, a scientist at the
Institute for Clinical Evaluative
Sciences and Women's College
Hospital in Toronto, Women with
diabetes may have an increased
risk of being diagnosed with
advanced breast cancer.

She said:
"Our findings suggest that
women with diabetes may be
predisposed to more advanced-
stage breast cancer, which may
be a contributor to their higher
cancer mortality."

The research which took place in Canada analyzed data
from more than 38,000 women with age range 20 to 105 who were
diagnosed with invasive breast
cancer between 2007 and 2012.

The result of the study published
March 24 in the journal Breast
Cancer Research and Treatment shows that about "16 percent of the women
had diabetes and that women with diabetes were 14
percent more likely to have stage
II breast cancer, 21 percent more
likely to have stage III breast
cancer, and 16 percent more
likely to be have stage IV breast
cancer, compared to having
stage I breast …