Maximum Life (Volume V) – A Few Diabetes Type 2 Suggestions

by darkjade68

alba12Maximum Life (Volume V) – A Few Diabetes Type 2 Suggestions

(It was either Jessica Alba, or a Piece of Fruit and some Mini-Weights to signify better health, Lol)

Below are some excerpts from some Articles about Type 2 Diabetes.

I don’t have Type 2 Diabetes (Last time I checked anyways), but I was diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes a year or so back.

072ef909d088d6f158bd945030f47138And though I don’t have it, I still follow some things that people with it do, as a form of Preventative Care… Because the reality is, the things they have/suggest you do (With Diet, and Exercise), are things you should be doing for better health anyway… So why wait until you’ve actually got Diabetes Type 2.

(Ok the picture of the guy is just to even things out, by no means do I recommend you drink Diet Soda, Lol I did in fact drink it to work my way off of regular Soda, but then switched from that to Iced Tea, which I recommend… Because there are things in Diet Soda that are not good (Stating the obvious maybe), the main thing being Aspartame… Nuff said on that)



Excerpt From Article One

Original Article in its Entirety can be found here Type 2 Diabetes; Foods To Prevent Or Manage Diabetes

Spice Up Your Diabetes Diet

Several studies have documented that cinnamon can lower blood sugar levels. But for an even bigger punch of diabetes protection, sprinkle cinnamon in your morning coffee. Coffee consumption has been associated better type 2 diabetes management, possibly due to its antioxidant properties. Having both cinnamon and coffee can give you double the ammunition to fight type 2 diabetes.

A hearty bowl of curry could also help control your type 2 diabetes. That’s because turmeric, a spice used in curry, can help prevent the inflammation associated with type 2 diabetes. “Turmeric contains a chemical called curcumin, which is a natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as some anti-inflammatory drugs,” Reardon says. Curry typically contains a heaping helping of turmeric, but you can spice up other dishes with turmeric as well.


Excerpt From Article Two

Original Article Found In Its Entirety Here 6 Simple Ways To Better Your Diabetes Management Plan

Unlike some health conditions, type 2 diabetes can’t be controlled simply by taking a pill. In fact, proper diabetes management often involves a series of important lifestyle changes, including constant awareness of your blood sugar levels as well as eating a healthy diet and getting regular physical activity. With so much to consider, it’s no surprise that you might end up feeling tired or overwhelmed at times. Luckily, there are ways to avoid diabetes burnout and keep your type 2 diabetes plan on track.

“There’s no such thing as a vacation from diabetes,” says Donna Kernodle, CDE, RD, MPH, a diabetes educator at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. “All of the routine care — such as checking blood sugar levels at least four times a day, taking medications, and being active — is ongoing.”

Consider taking these steps to simplify the lifestyle changes needed for diabetes management:

Start walking. Regular exercise makes your cells more sensitive to insulin, which is why it’s especially important for people with diabetes, explains Kernodle. Even brief 10-15 minute walks after meals can improve your body’s ability to control blood sugar. It’s recommended that people with diabetes get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic exercise. However, the activity should be spread out over at least three days, with no more than two days of no exercise in a row.

For those who may be intimidated or overwhelmed by these exercise guidelines, “begin slowly with something easy like walking and find a buddy,” suggests Kernodle. “Keep walking shoes with you in places other than at home. For example, keep a pair at work and another pair in the car so when you have the chance to meet someone at a walking course or the park, you are ready to go.”

Wearing a pedometer “can really give you helpful feedback about how much you are walking,” she adds. “Many people with type 2 diabetes are only taking about 4,000 to 5,000 steps, and everyone should be taking 10,000.” Keeping track can give you the push to integrate more movement into your day until it becomes a routine part of your type 2 diabetes plan.

Lose just a few pounds. Research shows that you don’t need to lose a significant amount of weight to improve your diabetes management and control blood sugar.

One large study, called the Diabetes Prevention Program, showed that if overweight people at risk for type 2 diabetes lost a small amount of weight and increased their physical activity over the course of three years, they could prevent or delay developing type 2 diabetes. For many people, losing just 10 to 15 pounds could help lower blood sugar levels and blood pressure and improve blood fats. Dropping a few pounds could also cut down on the amount of medicine you need to take.

Setting small, attainable weight-loss goals can also help boost your confidence and help you stay motivated, Kernodle adds.

One simple way to help manage weight is by drinking enough water. Staying hydrated will help you feel full, which can prevent overeating. Opt for water over sugary drinks such as soda and fruit juice. Eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day is a good starting point.

Know what not to eat. If you have type 2 diabetes, knowing what to eat may seem confusing. Knowing which foods to avoid, however, can help narrow things down. It’s important to steer clear of foods with saturated or trans fats, high levels of sodium, refined grains, and added sugars. These ingredients are often found in processed foods, desserts, and high-calorie drinks as well as many condiments and salad dressings.

Instead, opt for foods that are low in sugar, salt, and saturated fats. Foods that are high in fiber and protein will help control blood sugar levels. Although carbohydrates are typically digested within two hours, protein and healthy fats are digested more slowly. By incorporating more protein and healthy fats into your diet, you can avoid unhealthy spikes in blood sugar.

If you’re unsure which foods are healthy or simply want to improve your diet, talking to a nutritionist can help you learn about easy, nutritious diabetes meals and get advice for what to order when eating out.



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