Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose inside the body to use for fuel. When there is too much glucose circulating in the blood, you can develop a condition called diabetes. One way to manage your diabetes is to keep a close eye on your glucose levels, also known as your blood sugar levels.
It is... ... read Monitoring Your Glucose Levels
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Diabetes is a condition of the metabolic system where insulin doesn’t act as it should. There are many risk factors that increase your chances of developing the Type 2 variety of diabetes. Carrying too much fatty tissue on your frame is one of those risks.
Everyone Needs Fat — Just Not That Much
Fat... ... read The Dangers of Abdominal Fat… and How to Get Rid of it
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If we want to finally figure out a solution to the growing problem of obesity among children in America, we first have to understand the causes of childhood obesity. Naturally, people tend to look at a child’s family for clues. Does family history and genetics contribute to a child’s weight?
Let’s... ... read How Important is Family History to Childhood Obesity?
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Smoking used to be socially acceptable. Remember the Marlboro Man? Smoking was thought of as cool, rugged, and sexy. Virginia Slims won their campaign and made smoking cigarettes fashionable for women, as well.
In reality, smoking has always been detrimental to our health. It’s now common knowledge... ... read Smoking: Metabolic damage and the Risk of Diabetes
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You probably have heard about diabetes, but most likely haven’t heard the term ?metabolic syndrome.? This is an important term to understand as it can be an indicator of potential diabetes risk.
We are all concerned about metabolism. It refers to the way that the body burns nutrients for fuel.... ... read What is Metabolic Syndrome? Know the Risk Factors
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Just like the sugar in your blood can get too low, it can also go sky high. One reason that an individual develops diabetes is because of the levels of sugar in the blood is higher than normal. This is called hyperglycemia and can be dangerous if left untreated.
The repercussions of hyperglycemia can... ... read Understanding and Treating Hyperglycemia – High Blood Sugar
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Although diabetes touches millions of people in the United States and around the world, many people may not realize is that there are different types of diabetes.
How many types of diabetes are there? The answer is that there are three main types of diabetes mellitus.
... read Three Types of Diabetes – Yes, Three!
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We have all suffered from athlete’s foot at one time or another. You may be surprised to find that there are different types of athlete’s treatment available. Of course, it depends on the severity and type of athlete’s foot that you suffer from, but most of the time athlete’s... ... read Athlete’s foot treatment
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Diabetes Type 2 hinges on levels of blood sugar in the body. Stress can have something to do with that. Are you stressed? More importantly, are you handling your stress properly? It could be a bigger problem than you think.
Everyone knows what stress feels like. However, there are two types of stress.... ... read The Effects of Stress on Blood Sugar Levels
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Weight loss pills aren’t a quick fix or a cure-all for weight loss. But they can work together with diet and exercise to help speed up weight loss and show progress quicker than just diet and exercise. The two types of weight loss pills include over-the-counter pills and prescription pills. Prescription... ... read Do I Need A Prescription Weight Loss Pill?
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