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7 Ways to Lower Insulin Levels

7 Ways to Lower Insulin Levels If you’re among the more than 30 million people in the United States living with Type 2 Diabetes and need insulin, these simple lifestyle tips might help reduce your requirements. Type 2 diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to regulate blood sugar levels properly and effectively. In someone without diabetes, the body produces insulin, a hormone created by the pancreas, which facilitates the bodies breakdown of blood sugar into usable energy. Producing the correct amount of insulin is a delicate balance that most people never have to worry about. However, when someone has...

Aerobic or Anaerobic

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise: Which is Right for You If you’re among the more than 34 million Americans currently living with diabetes, it probably comes as no surprise to hear that exercise can be extremely beneficial in managing your disease. In fact, hopefully you’ve already begun a doctor-recommended fitness program. If not, there’s certainly more than enough evidence to point you in that direction. As a general rule, regular activity is good for everyone. It improves heart health, contributes to weight loss, speeds metabolism, builds muscle mass, increases HDL cholesterol (that’s the good one!), and even tends to lift the...

Diabetes Prevention Tips

Diabetes Prevention If you’re at risk for Type 2 diabetes now is the time to do something about it. By far the most common form of diabetes is Type 2 diabetes. In fact, of the more than 34 million Americans living with diabetes up to 95% are facing the Type 2 form of the disease. While it usually develops in individuals over the age of 45, a growing number of young people, and even children, are developing Type 2 diabetes these days, in large part due to weight and dietary issues. The statistics are sobering. However, if there is one...

Weight Loss For Diabetics – Setting Realistic Goals

Weight Loss and Diabetes Be Realistic and You’ll See Better Results Nearly nine out of ten individuals diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are either overweight or battling obesity. We know there is a tremendously high correlation between being overweight and being diagnosed with the disease. We also know that shedding those unwanted (and dangerous) extra pounds is one of the most effective ways for an individual to lessen the impact of Type 2 diabetes, and in some cases, even reverse the disease. If you count yourself among those with diabetes related to carrying too much weight, you already know that...

What is Type 1 Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), there are currently more than 34 million Americans living with diabetes. That’s more than one out of every ten people living in this country - an eye-opening statistic to say the least. However, less than 1.6 million people with diabetes are diagnosed with the Type 1 form of the disease. It is far less prevalent than Type 2 diabetes and in many ways it’s also far less understood. This post attempts to shed some light on the basics of Type 1 diabetes. What causes it. How to spot the warning signs. How to...

The Importance of Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes and Exercise Being Active Can Help Keep Your Diabetes Under Control. Regular physical activity is an important part of diabetes management. We tell you why and offer up a few good fitness activities you may want to try.   If you’re among the more than 34 million Americans living with diabetes and already have a doctor-approved physical activity regimen in place - congratulations. You know how much of an advantage being active is when it comes to controlling your diabetes. However, if you have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes and have not yet begun an exercise or activity plan,...