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How to Steer Clear of Diabetes

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The treatment of diabetes is highly individualized. It will depend on the type of diabetes, whether you have other active medical problems, as well as your age and general health at time of diagnosis. However, one fact remains constant in treatment: if you have diabetes, you must make healthier lifestyle choices in diet, exercise, and other habits. These will help to improve glycemic (blood sugar) control and prevent or minimize complications of diabetes.

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joeb

"Eat a diet low in saturated fat..."

Stopped reading.

Why?  As a diabetic who has educated myself about it it makes perfect sense to me.  Saturated fats raise cholesterol levels, and diabetics have problems with cholesterol levels as diabetes tends to make them rise.  

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Geoarrge

Why?  As a diabetic who has educated myself about it it makes perfect sense to me.  Saturated fats raise cholesterol levels, and diabetics have problems with cholesterol levels as diabetes tends to make them rise.  

Saturated fats tend to raise HDL and increase the size of LDL molecules making them less likely to get embedded in arterial walls.   Low cholesterol levels impair healing, particularly maintenance of the brain and the production of steroid hormones, among other things. Furthermore fat must be the primary source of energy when restricting carbohydrate consumption in order to reverse insulin resistance. 

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Saturated fats tend to raise HDL and increase the size of LDL molecules making them less likely to get embedded in arterial walls.   Low cholesterol levels impair healing, particularly maintenance of the brain and the production of steroid hormones, among other things. Furthermore fat must be the primary source of energy when restricting carbohydrate consumption in order to reverse insulin resistance. 

 

yep.. and coconut oil, in particular, is one of the best saturated oils to use for cooking 

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Gregory Matthews

Diabetes occurs in several forms and is known under a variety of names.  The types of diabetes are:

 

Type 1

 

Type 2                       90 %

 

Gestational Diabetes

 

Surgically Induced Diabetes

 

Chemically Induced Diabetes

 

Type 1.5                  AKA Latent Autoimmune Diabetes  (LADA)

 

The most common forms are the top three of the above.

 

The etiology and treatments may differ among the above.

 

Many people confuse diabetes with a disease called Diabetes Insipidus which also exists in several forms.

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joeb

Saturated fats tend to raise HDL and increase the size of LDL molecules making them less likely to get embedded in arterial walls.   Low cholesterol levels impair healing, particularly maintenance of the brain and the production of steroid hormones, among other things. Furthermore fat must be the primary source of energy when restricting carbohydrate consumption in order to reverse insulin resistance. 

I would bet that the author of the article has in mind animal fats, hydrogenated fats, etc....   As to coconut oil being super healthy the jury is still out on that.  I'm not saying it's bad, just that it's a little too early to say it's a wonderfood.  I'll take avocados over coconut oil every time.  

 

As to high cholesterol levels being healthy for you, well, I guess I'll be dying soon as my cholesterol levels have always been low.    Naturally so, even when I ate red meat and deep-fried foods on a regular basis.  They have stayed low even though I can't exercise much and have gained a lot of weight in last 15 years or so because of forced inactivity.  

 

 Funny how until I began really suffering the effects of diabetes I've always been a fast healer.  Now I don't heal quite as fast, and my cholesterol levels are higher than they used to be but still low.....   

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5 Ways to Prevent Diabetes

Jumping on your bike or going for a jog can do more than just burn calories and boost energy levels. And cutting back on fast food and saying “Yes!” to coffee is more than just a dietary choice. This strange mix of variables can also help you fend off the most common form of diabetes…

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/diabetes_2/articles/5_ways_to_prevent_diabetes.aspx

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Doctor-Recommended Workouts for Diabetes ... and More

If diabetes, depression or menopause is dragging you down, exercise may be the last thing on your mind. But it could help you feel better. Read on to get healing workouts for 8 common health conditions...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/diabetes/articles/doctor-recommended_workouts_for_diabetes_and_more.aspx

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7 Savvy Strategies for Living With Diabetes

Got diabetes? Staying on top of the condition can feel overwhelming. But staying healthy is everything. I’ll share 7 diabetes tips – from what to eat and when to smart workouts to burn off extra pounds...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/diabetes_2/articles/7_savvy_strategies_for_living_with_diabetes.aspx

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9 Tips to Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

It’s the Holy Grail for people with diabetes – checking your blood sugar and seeing the numbers right in line. Can lifestyle changes help? Yes, say nutrition experts and top diabetes doctors. Check out these 9 tips to learn how to lower your blood sugar naturally...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/diabetes/articles/10_tips_to_lower_blood_sugar_naturally.aspx

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Why Diabetes Is Riskier for Women

One out of every 10 American women is living with diabetes, which causes more deaths each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Still, most Americans don’t see it as a serious disease. Here’s why women should worry...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/diabetes_2/articles/straight_talk_on_diabetes_and_women.aspx

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The Pre-diabetes Diet Plan

By Hillary Wright, M.Ed, RD

The balanced-plate approach focuses on restructuring how different kinds of foods populate your plate based on their carbohydrate content. This method is similar to those of other organizations, including the USDA’s ChooseMyPlate.gov, which replaced the Food Pyramid with the plate approach; the American Institute for Cancer Research’s New American Plate for cancer prevention; and the Harvard School of Public Health’s Healthy Eating Plate—all of which are designed to promote a healthier weight, better heart health, and a lower risk of diabetes and cancer. The idea is to manage what’s on your plate so you’re visually satisfied and don’t feel deprived, but the net effect of what happens in your bloodstream is conducive to lowering your circulating insulin levels and trimming calories from your diet. Let’s break down the balanced-plate approach into steps (Carb-Distributed Diet Approach 1 (pages 54-59).


Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Wellness/Health/The-Prediabetes-Diet-Plan.aspx#O1YfTPBRlg6zMtEx.99

 

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13 Ways to Prevent Diabetes

About 25% of Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes – and most of us have no idea. A poor diet, not exercising enough, even aging raise our likelihood. Fortunately, simple efforts to improve our health can make a big difference. Read on for 13 prevention tips...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/diabetes_2/articles/13_ways_to_prevent_diabetes.aspx

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B/W Photodude

I recommend that people see the movie "Forks Over Knives." If you haven't seen it, it is available thru Netflix. The Dr that did the research told how diet modification for a lot of people brought them to where they could discontinue a lot of their medications including in some cases medications for diabetes. Of course, as always, don't do this without discussing it with your doctor.

 

The trailer:

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phkrause

The trailer says it all. Looks like a great movie for sure. It's also amazing that anytime they talk about what is the worst food to eat, it always comes back to eating red meat. Not that chicken, turkey, etc. are that much better!

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B/W Photodude

The trailer says it all. Looks like a great movie for sure. It's also amazing that anytime they talk about what is the worst food to eat, it always comes back to eating red meat. Not that chicken, turkey, etc. are that much better!

I believe in the full movie they discuss some dairy issues with a recommendation for nearly a vegan diet. The primary author of the content is a physician.

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What’s the Best Diabetes Food Plan?

If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, what you eat can make a big difference to your health. But experts don’t all agree on the best diabetes food plan. Before you decide, learn the benefits of low-carb, vegan, “caveman” and Mediterranean-style eating…

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/diabetes_2/articles/whats_the_best_diabetes_food_plan.aspx

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How to Avoid 5 Serious Diabetes Complications

A diabetes diagnosis comes with a host of worries beyond controlling blood sugar levels and watching your diet. Potential diabetes complications include heart trouble, blindness, nerve damage, foot problems and kidney failure. Experts explain what people with diabetes can do to sidestep these risks...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/diabetes_2/articles/how_to_avoid_5_serious_diabetes_complications.aspx

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Kathy Smith’s 10 Tips to Tackle Diabetes

Feeling sluggish? Battling a weight problem? Have a family history of diabetes? Whether you’re at risk or newly diagnosed, fitness expert Kathy Smith has a plan to help you regain control of your health. Learn her 10 best diet and exercise tips, and try 7 easy workouts you can do at home...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/diabetes_2/articles/kathy_smiths_10_tips_to_tackle_diabetes.aspx

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Weight Loss Surgery for Diabetes Patients

If you have type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery may help you reach a healthy weight and keep blood sugar under control. It can even reverse many of obesity’s health risks, according to recent studies. Learn how the procedures work for diabetes patients, and whether bariatric surgery could be right for you...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/diabetes_2/articles/weight_loss_surgery_for_diabetes_patients.aspx

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The Best Apps for People With Diabetes

Finding it hard to remember to log your blood sugar levels? Want a central place to store your data? For people with diabetes, technology can take out the guesswork. Read on for the latest in apps and other gadgets...

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/diabetes_2/articles/the_best_apps_for_people_with_diabetes.aspx

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