DIABETES symptoms include frequent urination and unexplained weight loss. You can control your blood sugar levels by eating this popular breakfast food. By Laura Mitchell / Published 24th September 2018 GETTY HEALTH: Type-2 diabetes causes unhealthy spikes in blood sugar levels (Pic: GETTY) It is estimated that more than 4 million people in the UK have diabetes.Type-2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high.It's caused by problems with a chemical in the body called insulin, which is responsible for controlling the amount of glucose in the blood.With type-2 diabetes the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don't react to insulin.The condition is often linked to being overweight or inactive and can be controlled and prevented through diet and lifestyle changes. GETTY DIET: Eating two eggs a day can help lower your blood sugar levels (Pic: GETTY) The American Diabetes Association believes … [Read more...] about Type-2 diabetes diet: Eating THIS healthy breakfast food prevents blood sugar spikes
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DIABETES is a life-long health condition which affects around 3.5 million people in the UK alone. Experts estimate there are up to 549,000 people living with diabetes who don't know it yet. But what is it exactly and what are the difference between the two types? What is diabetes? It is a condition caused by high levels of glucose - or sugar - in the blood. Glucose levels are so high because the body is unable to properly use it. In people diagnosed with diabetes, their pancreas doesn't produce any insulin, or not enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone typically produced by the pancreas and allows glucose to enter the cells in the body, where it's used for energy. What are the signs to look out for with diabetes? The common signs you may have diabetes include: going to the toilet a lot, especially at night being really thirsty feeling more tired than usual losing weight without trying to genital itching or thrush cuts and wounds that take longer to heal blurred vision The … [Read more...] about What are the symptoms of diabetes and what is the difference between type 1 and type 2?
A medically supervised low-calorie diet is proving to be successful at reversing type 2 diabetes, but is it the answer for all patients, asks Áilín QuinlanAFTER more than 20 years struggling to manage type 2 diabetes with a heavy schedule of medication including three different types of insulin, Phyllis Bacon was confronted by a grim choice:“I could either die or end up in a wheelchair,” recalls the 58-year-old upholsterer who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 32 and who, by her late 50s, was on three different kinds of insulin as well as medication for blood pressure, cholesterol and pain.It was time, she decided, to change the way she lived her life. Last May, Phyllis embarked on a medically supervised 600 calorie-per-day diet and was taken off the insulin.It’s early days yet, says the Kilbarrack, Dublin, resident, but she already feels significantly better.Type 2 diabetes, which was once known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent … [Read more...] about Sweet nothings: Can a very low-calorie diet reverse type 2 diabetes
News by Press Association 26/06/2018, 7:33 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Patients with the most common form of diabetes could experience a more comfortable time in hospital following a successful trial into controlling blood sugar levels. The study found people using a so-called artificial pancreas, a closed-loop delivery system which minimises a patient’s involvement in maintaining glucose control, spent an average of 24.2% more time with blood glucose levels in the target range compared with those receiving insulin injections. They also had lower average blood glucose levels, which was achieved without increasing their daily insulin dose and without an increased risk of blood glucose levels falling to dangerously low levels known as hypos, according to the research. The artificial pancreas trial was carried out at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, and at another facility in the Swiss capital of … [Read more...] about Artificial pancreas pilot offers hope for Type 2 diabetes patients
DIABETES symptoms include frequent urination and dizziness – but you might be able to spot one warning sign by looking at your neck and armpits. By Laura Mitchell / Published 30th April 2018 GETTY DIABETES: Most people with type-1 are bona with it but type-2 can come on at any time Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.Most people with type-1 diabetes are born with the condition, while type-2 can come on at any time.Type-2 diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or when the pancreas stops producing enough insulin.Exactly what causes it is still a mystery, but factors such as excess weight and high-sugar diets can increase your risk.What are the symptoms of type-2 diabetes? HEALTHLINE.COM SYMPTOMS: Dark patches of skin on the armpit of neck can be warning sings 1. Areas of darkened skinIt’s worth looking our for dark patches of skin, as some people with type-2 diabetes suffer with … [Read more...] about Type-2 diabetes symptoms: How to spot early warning signs by looking at your skin