Diabetes

4 Secrets for Preventing Diabetes & Controlling It

Many people think of diabetes and heart disease as two separate conditions, but they're closely related. The most common problem is atherosclerosis—the hardening of the arteries that usually starts before full-blown diabetes is diagnosed. The accumulated plaque typical of atherosclerosis can rupture…

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Is Niacin Effective and Safe? Here’s My Take

…the risk of stroke, heart disease, and death. Plus, it caused serious side effects—including skeletal and gastrointestinal problems, as well as diabetes. These niacin findings are based on the results of two clinical trials. The first, called the AIM-HIGH trial, looked at 3,414 high risk patients taking…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…published in the journal Diabetes Care said that the death rate of people in the U.S. with diabetes has dropped substantially. Plus, the number of people with diabetes and heart disease has dropped as well, but is still much higher than those who don’t have diabetes. Facts About Diabetes and Heart Disease…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Simple Salad Caprese

…and is a great choice for a light lunch or side dish with dinner. And since it’s low glycemic, it’s a perfect recipe for people living with diabetes. Simple Salad Caprese Serves 2 * 2 large tomatoes cut into 10 slices * 10 large fresh basil leaves * 2 ounces light mozzarella cheese cut into 10…

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A Delicious Heart-Healthy Breakfast—Overnight Oatmeal

…soluble fiber offers a sustained energy release. Plus, the American Diabetes Association also advises that foods high in soluble fiber, like oatmeal, may actually stabilize blood sugar and lower your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite heart-healthy breakfast?…

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News Alert: High-Dose Statins Can Increase Your Diabetes Risk

…that fire—that high-dose statins (80 mg) can increase a patient’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The Statin and Diabetes Risk The JAMA study looked at 32,752 patients and compared the diabetes risk for those taking a daily high-dose statin of 80 mg, to those taking lower doses. During the five…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Vitamin D

…benefits of vitamin D make it one of the most important nutrients you need. Adequate vitamin D levels protect you against heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, cancer, and more. Yet, many doctors are still giving their patients misinformation when it comes to this critical nutrient. What You Need…

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Statins and Diabetes Linked in Study

…statinss and diabetes. The findings were the result of a multi-year study which followed nearly 154,000 women in the Women’s Health initiative. What they found is that post-menopausal women taking certain types of statins had a 48 percent greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers…

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Metabolic Syndrome Tests: How to Determine If You’re At Risk

…asked by readers if they could have metabolic syndrome. This is an excellent question. Metabolic syndrome, as you likely know, is a precursor to diabetes, kidney disease, and coronary artery disease—so it’s not something you want to leave unchecked. But figuring out if you have metabolic syndrome…

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Avandia and Your Heart

…bay—have reason to be concerned. Those of you who subscribe to my newsletter have gotten my take on Avandia, as well as alternative solutions to treat diabetes, over the years. But the drug is back in the news this week, so let’s update you all on the subject. After years of discussion regarding the safety…

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7 Reasons Why Exercise Is More Powerful than a Drug

…reduce breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. 7. Lower your blood sugar by improving your use of insulin and preventing insulin resistance and diabetes. Now it’s your turn: What is your favorite type of exercise? You May Also Be Interested In: * Why Yoga is Powerful “Medicine” for Your Heart…

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

…individualize your own approach to address as many modifiable risk factors as possible. What Are the Alzheimer's Risk Factors? * High blood pressure * Diabetes * High LDL cholesterol levels * Age * History of stroke * Head trauma Our age and genetics are factors that are not within your control. In fact,…

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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

…does everything right for your health. The health benefits of watermelon include quenching inflammation, an underlying culprit in heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, arthritis, and asthma. How to make Watermelon Delight: Fill up a blender with chunks of chilled watermelon. Add water (either filtered…

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8 Ways to Avoid Colorectal Cancer

…Losing excess weight is extremely important to holding down your colorectal cancer risk. A healthy weight also decreases your diabetes risk, which is important since diabetes is linked to higher rates of colorectal cancer. 2. Exercise: You want to try and exercise for at least 20-minutes, three times…

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Women: Get the Benefits of Fish for Your Heart Health

…particularly prominent in one group of postmenopausal women—those with diabetes. This was a great discovery in better understanding the needs of women with heart disease. What's the Take-Home Message for You? If you’re a diabetic postmenopausal woman with heart disease, your bottom line preventative…

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Dark Chocolate Can Be Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet

…associated with a lower risk of developing cardiometabolic disorders—which is a combination of risk factors that can lead to both heart disease and diabetes. So, once again there's proof that the benefits of dark chocolate can be a vital part of a heart-healthy diet. The studies they reviewed were not…

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3 Times Conventional Treatments Trump Alternative Medicine

…Don't Recommend Alternative Medicine for Heart Health 1. In any patient with a history of heart attack, stent, bypass, or angioplasty, and even in diabetic patients with high C-reactive protein levels or those with high coronary calcium scores, statin medications may prove to be a reasonable intervention…

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