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Good Fats for Low-Carb Living
Your body needs EFAs (essential fatty acids) just as it needs vitamins and minerals. Essential fats are necessary for life, but they must be obtained through diet or supplementation because the body cannot make them. Learn more about why these essential fats are so important for optimal health. (Diabetes Nutrition, Fish Oil, Omega-3)

More Exercise Equals Greater Benefits for Diabetics
People with type 2 diabetes can significantly improve their health and reduce medical costs by walking at least three miles each day, according to Italian researchers. Read more about the benefits of simply walking. (Diabetes Research and Exercise)

Diabetic Symptoms of High Blood Sugar
Don't ignore high blood sugar. All the long-term complications of diabetes (diabeties) are believed to result from prolonged periods of high blood sugar or poor control of blood sugar levels. Diabetes information from Dr. Richard Bernstein's book on new approaches to diabetes treatment. Know the conditions that can be a sign of diabetes. Diabetes symptoms of high blood sugar may include confusion, headache,tingling to the fingers or tongue, buzzing in the ears, elevated pulse, unusual hunger and trembling hands.

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)

Carnitine - Fuel For High-Energy Living
What do college students, fitness enthusiasts and people who worry about getting older have in common? They-and many others-can benefit from L-carnitine, a nutrient found in many energy drinks and in dietary supplements designed to support exercise performance and a long life free of heart disease and other age-related maladies. (Diabetic Nutrition, Exercise, Heart Disease)

Why Trans Fat Is So Bad For You
An American Heart Association study released in 2002 showed that food cooked with trans fat clogs arteries quicker than food cooked in animal-based saturated fat. But trans fat has what researchers are beginning to agree is a more insidious function in the body: It actually reprograms how cells work, causing lifelong damage that can lead to diabetes, stroke, and possibly cancer.  (Diabetic Nutrition, Heart Disease, Syndrome X)

Diabetic Complications
Persistently high blood sugar levels can lead to long-term complications such as accelerated development of cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, cardiovascular disease, diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy and foot problems. Diabetes education on how to recognize signs and symptoms. Details diabetes symptoms of eye problems, nephropathy, cardiovascular disease, neuropathy and foot ailments.

Peripheral Neuropathy Explained
Perhaps because it's poorly understood and not commonly discussed, peripheral neuropathy is sometimes called the "silent disease".  Yet it affects more people than rheumatoid arthritis-a much better known ailment-with just as severe consequences in its worst form. (Neuropathy and Diabetes Education)

Walk For Your Heart
Exercise doesn't have to be strenuous to be effective. The "no pain, no gain" attitude can sometimes discourage people from exercising at all. While it's true that aerobic exercise (dancing, swimming, jogging, and bicycling) gives the heart and lungs a continuous workout, brisk walking is also beneficial-and much easier to work into anyone's schedule. (Diabetes Education and Exercise)

Gymnema Sylvestre, Bitter Melon, Cinnamon Extract, Vanadium & Chromium
If you are trying to get your carbohydrate-craving and weight-storing chemistry under control, gymnema may be of benefit. Bitter melon can help by improving blood sugar balance and reducing the amount of sugars in the blood. A compound in cinnamon bark has been shown to increase glucose metabolism. Research on vanadium indicates that it may produce insulin-like activities in the body, making it of potential value for those with diabetes, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome. Chromium is thought to stimulate fat metabolism and to have a lowering effect on cholesterol and triglyceride levels. (Diabetic Nutrition, Diabetic Product)

Good Fats and Bad Fats
Some fats are bad such as saturated fats and trans-fats. However, there's another kind of fat called essential fatty acids - and they are indeed essential. These unsaturated fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 fats, make our cell membranes more flexible, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and reduce mortality from heart disease. (Diabetic Nutrition, Essential Fatty Acids, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure)

Take Care of Yourself ... Take Care of Your Diabetes
There's a lot you can do to stay healthy. Research shows that if you keep your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol close to target, you may prevent or delay serious health problems. (Diabetes Education)

Study: 2M Adolescents Have Pre-Diabetes
Roughly 2 million U.S. children ages 12 to 19 have a pre-diabetic condition linked to obesity and inactivity that puts them at risk for full-blown diabetes and cardiovascular problems, government data suggest. Read more about these alarming new statistics. (Pre-Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetic Children, Cardiovascular Disease)

If I Don't Feel Sick, How Can High Blood Sugars Hurt Me?
Complications from diabetes come on over time, and damage has often started before we realize something is wrong. The belief that "as long as I feel well I must be well" does not hold true for the complications of diabetes; they come on quietly. (neuropathy prevention, diabetic complications, diabetic neuropathy)

A Growing Epidemic: Taking Aim at Managing Blood Sugar
The loss of insulin sensitivity can be decreased with the right nutrients. Numerous vitamins, minerals, herb and antioxidants have been studied for their efficacy at promoting healthy blood sugar and protecting cells from the damage of elevated blood sugars with favorable results. (Chromium, Fenugreek, Gymnema sylvestre, Vanadyl)
 
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triglyceride (try-GLISS-er-ide)
the storage form of fat in the body. High triglyceride levels may occur when diabetes is out of control.

lipid profile
a blood test that measures total cholesterol, triglycerides, and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is then calculated from the results. A lipid profile is one measure of a person's risk of cardiovascular disease.
 
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