How Diabetes Affects Different Body Parts

Diabetes 101Diabetes is a disorder that can affect several different parts of your body.

If not managed correctly, diabetes may increase your risk for several serious health issues. However, with the appropriate lifestyle changes and good medical care, it may be possible for a person living with diabetes to delay or even prevent the onset of these complications.

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What Does Your Healthy Look Like?

FruitsThe saying “You are what you eat” is more than just a phrase.

Your diet has a direct impact on your health and on whether you can control or prevent certain serious diseases. What you choose to eat (or not eat) can affect your health, and you may be surprised when your doctor recommends changes to your diet as part of a treatment plan instead of, or along with, reaching for a prescription pad.

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Diabetes – Are You At Risk?

diabetesType 2 Diabetes is the boogieman in the closet these days — one in every three Americans is now at risk for developing the disease, though only one in nine currently has the condition. For that one in nine, living with diabetes can become a string of bad days and doctor visits and may even lead to permanent disability if nerve damage or fatigue is severe.

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Diabetes 101

Diabetes 101

Diabetes occurs when blood glucose levels are above normal. When we eat food some of it turns into glucose, which is used for energy. After the glucose is created, the pancreas releases insulin, a hormone, to help the body process the glucose and take it to cells.

However, in the body of a person with diabetes there either isn’t enough insulin or it is unable to carry the glucose to where it needs to go. The glucose builds up in the bloodstream and can causes other disease states.

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Managing Diabetes Through The Right Diet

As the number of people affected by diabetes continues to rise, the word “epidemic” is being used more and more. There is no question that the prevalence of both diabetes and various conditions that are pre-cursors to diabetes is increasing at alarming rates.

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What Is ‘Diabesity’?

Apple, tape and glucometer“Diabesity” is one of the single biggest health challenges that face America today.

It is a condition that affects one in every two Americans. Up to 80% of people who are overweight and up to 40% of normal weight people suffer from the condition. And worst of all, over 90% of people who have diabesity are never diagnosed.

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