Category: Diabetes

Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes – The Five Most Damaging Refined Carbohydrates

The bulk of carbohydrate foods consumed today are highly refined and processed. Most of it is simple sugar, but not just table sugar; corn syrup, sweet drinks and different types of candy. Usually, the nutrients and fiber have also been stripped away. Not all carbohydrates are bad for you, but the following are classed as […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Loneliness, Depression and Inflammation in Diabetes

According to a study reported on in January of 2019 in the journal Psychophysiology, loneliness affects how people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes handle stress. Stress has known links to heart disease and death, possibly by affecting the different hormones, the nervous system, and inflammation. It is known people with Type 2 diabetes have difficulty […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Protecting the Heart and Blood Vessels

Omentin is a small protein recently discovered. This protein is found… in fat cells around the heart and other organs, in the small intestines, in the cells lining the heart and other organs, in blood vessel cells, in some airway cells, in the colon, in the ovaries, and blood. The molecule is anti-inflammatory, and varying […]

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Case Study: Acupuncture for Gestational Diabetes

A 34 year-old pregnant woman in her sixth month came to me worried about how her newly diagnosed gestational diabetes might affect her baby’s health, and that of her own in the long term. She had not previously suffered from diabetes, although she explained that her father had had type-2 diabetes since his forties. She […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – Is Diabetes in the Mother Linked to ADHD in Their Children?

A study reported on in October of 2018 in the journal Diabetic Care has linked Type 1 and 2 diabetes along with Gestational or pregnancy-related diabetes in mothers, with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Pasadena, United States, and the University of Southern California in Los […]