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21 Million Americans (7%) Have Diabetes, CDC Finds
Nearly 21 million Americans have diabetes, most of them the type-2 variety associated with being overweight, too little exercise and poor diet, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Type 2 Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, Syndrome X, Diabetes Statistics)

Vitamin B12 Prevents Senility
What you don't know about vitamin B12 can literally take your mind away. Unfortunately, it's a well-kept secret that a deficiency of vitamin B12, which is alarmingly common, can lead to neurological damage, including disorientation, memory problems, and dementia. (Senility, Dementia, Memory)

Diabetes And Constipation: An Awkward But Real Issue
About one in every four diabetics experience frequent bouts of constipation, making it by far the most common gastrointestinal issue for people with diabetes. The problem afflicts both type 1 and type 2 diabetes sufferers, and is known to be significantly more prevalent among those diabetics who also suffer from nerve damage. (Diabetic Complications, Type 2 Diabetes, IBS, Nerve Damage)

Weight Wise - Learn From Winners
Finally a clear way - using both new and time-tested ideas - to lose weight, keep it off and get happier, all at the same time. (Weight Loss, Exercise, Diabetic Diet)

Iodine Deficiency and the Thyroid
While iodine deficiency was not common in the U.S., it is again on the rise here as well. The first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I), which took place between 1971 - 1974, found that just 2.6% of US citizens had iodine deficiency. The follow-up NHANES III survey, conducted between 1988 - 1994, found that 11.7% are iodine deficient. The October, 1998 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reported that over the previous 20 years, the percentage of Americans with low intake of iodine has more than quadrupled. (Iodine Deficiency, Hypothyroidism, Brain Damage)

Nature's Sweet Benefits
Chalk up another one for Mother Nature. Most people with diabetes rely on drugs and lifestyle modifications to moderate their body chemistry. But a host of natural herbal supplements may further help them manage blood glucose levels, improve their vision, and alleviate a variety of diabetes-related health problems.

New Review Endorses CV Benefits of Fish Oil
A new review concludes that there is extensive evidence from three decades of research that fish oils, or more specifically the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) contained in them, are beneficial for everyone and that it can reduce the risk for total mortality, sudden death, CHD mortality, and cardiovascular mortality by as much as 30%. (Cardiovasular Disease, Omega 3, Fish Oil)

Type 2 Diabetics' Acidity Heightens Risk For Kidney Stones
Individuals with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus) are at increased risk for developing kidney stones in general, and have a particular risk for uric-acid stones. (Diabetic Complications and Type 2 Diabetes)

Higher Body Iron Stores Predict Future Risk of Women Developing Type 2 Diabetes
In the first large study to assess iron stores and risk of type 2 diabetes in an apparently healthy population, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that higher iron stores were associated with significantly elevated risk of type 2 diabetes, independent of other known diabetes risk factors. (Diabetes Research, Type 2 Diabetes)

Causes of Type II Diabetes
Unlike people with type I diabetes who become unable to produce insulin, people with type II diabetes produce insulin. But, either the body does not respond to insulin's action-it's resistant-or there is just not enough insulin to go around-there's too much body for the amount of insulin that's made. Either problem leads to the same outcome: high levels of glucose in the blood. (Type 2  Diabetes and Diabetes Education)

Study Finds Link Between Alzheimer's, Diabetes
A statistical analysis found that people with diabetes had a much higher rate of developing Alzheimer's disease than those who don't have diabetes. Age is still the greatest risk factor for developing Alzheimer's. One in 10 Americans over 65 and nearly half of those over 85 have the incurable, progressive brain disease.

How to Read Food Labels
Food labels not only help you choose healthy foods, they can help you control your diabetes (diabeties). Learn what to look for in planning your diabetes diet.

Walk It Off - Get Moving To Lose Weight
It's January, and many of us have resolved to drop those extra pounds we put on during the holidays. Losing weight can actually be enjoyable if you find a healthy diet you can live with and exercise you enjoy. An easy and effective activity to fit into any busy schedule, a walk a day can do wonders for your health - and your waistline. (Exercise and Diabetes Management)

Why Take Supplements?
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that a large percentage of Americans get less than 70 percent of the recommended dietary allowance of antioxidant vitamins and many essential minerals.  Countless studies link a host of diseases (including atherosclerosis and heart disease, high blood pressure, colitis, diabetes) to today's highly processed diet, high in saturated and trans fats, caffeine, and refined carbohydrates. (Diabetes Nutrition and Diabetes Management)

The Low-Carb Way to Weight Loss
Carbohydrates are one of three basic macronutrients needed to sustain life (the other two are protein and fat). But eating too many carbohydrates, especially refined carbs - can cause weight gain and can adversely affect your health.  Glycemic index guidelines to help you plan a healthy diabetes diet. (Diabetes type ii and Diabetes type i)
 
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calorie
a unit representing the energy provided by food. Carbohydrate, protein, fat and alcohol provide calories in the diet. Carbohydrate and protein have 4 calories per gram, fat has 9 calories per gram, and alcohol has 7 calories per gram.

creatinine (kree-AT-ih-nin)
a waste product from protein in the diet and from the muscles of the body. Creatinine is removed from the body by the kidneys; as kidney disease progresses, the level of creatinine in the blood increases.

microalbuminuria (MY-kro-al-BYOO-min-your-EE-ah)
the presence of small amounts of albumin, a protein, in the urine. Microalbuminuria is an early sign of kidney damage, or nephropathy, a common and serious complication of diabetes. The ADA recommends that people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes be tested for microalbuminuria at the time they are diagnosed and every year thereafter; people with type 1 diabetes should be tested 5 years after diagnosis and every year thereafter. Microalbuminuria is usally managed by improving blood glucose control, reducing blood pressure, and modifying the diet.

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
a study by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducted from 1998 to 2001 in people at high risk for Type 2 diabetes. All study participants had impaired glucose tolerance, also called pre-diabetes, and were overweight. The study showed that people who lost 5 to 7 percent of their body weight through a low-fat, low-calorie diet and moderate exercise (usually walking for 30 minutes 5 days a week) reduced their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. Participants who received treatment with the oral diabetes drug metformin reduced their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by 31 percent.

exchange lists
one of several approaches for diabetes meal planning. Foods are categorized into three groups based on their nutritional content. Lists provide the serving sizes for carbohydrates, meat and meat alternatives, and fats. These lists allow for substitution for different groups to keep the nutritional content fixed.
 
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