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Nutrition: Eating Out - Healthfully
In a dozen studies that monitored tens of thousands of people for years, "being overweight increased the risk of developing diabetes in men and women more than tenfold." Unfortunately, anyone trying to avoid weight gain and diabetes will find little help from restaurant menus. Restaurants serve large portions of tasty calorie-rich foods. That's a recipe for flab...and for diabetes. (Diabetes Nutrition and Diabetic Meal Planning)

100-Calorie Snacks
Have you ever wanted a snack, but didn't want to blow your diet? Eating the wrong snacks is an easy way a lot of extra calories are added to your daily food intake. Having quick and easy healthy snacks available when hunger strikes gives you extra willpower to avoid grabbing whatever is close at hand. We hope these examples begin to dispel current notions of "portion distortion." Try not to eat with your eyes, but with your head - a wonderful surprise awaits you. You'll be amazed at how so little (smaller portions and fewer calories) can go so far in raising your energy level. (Diabetes Diet and Diabetes Nutrition)

Conquer Your Carb Cravings - 14 Ways to Beat Temptation
Chances are, no matter how strong a dieter's resolve, sooner or later a craving will rear its ugly head. But even the strongest urge for a forbidden food doesn't warrant abandoning your low-carb lifestyle. "You should diet as if your life depended on it," says Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of The Hamptons Diet. "If you make it as important as anything else in your life, then you can't fail." Read more as low-carb experts and successful dieters share their tips to fend off cravings and stay on the path to weight loss and better health. (Diabetic Diet and Low Carbohydrate Diet)

Pediatric Diabetes - Diabetes in Children
Recent estimates suggest that type 2 may now account for as many as 45% of new diabetes cases in the pediatric population. Physicians report on children with diabetes at a meeting sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. (Search by: symptom juvenile diabetes.)

Mastering Your Diabetes (Before Diabetes Masters You)
If you have numbness in your feet, is there any point to controlling blood sugars? (Neuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetic Complications)

Diabetes Health Tricks
No magic bullet can stop our epidemic of type 2 diabetes, but certain supplements may help cut risk and alleviate symptoms. (Alpha-lipoic Acid, Neuropathy, High Triglycerides, Insulin)

Benfotiamine - Protection Against Diabetic Complications
Benfotiamine, a little-known fat-soluble form of vitamin B1, has been shown to help prevent the development and progression of many diabetic complications. Used for decades in Europe as a prescription medication, benfotiamine fights against the progression of diabetic nerve, kidney, and retinal damage, and relieves the painful symptoms of diabetic neuropathy

Vitamin B12 Screening Urged for Metformin Users
 A study presented in June 2009 at the American Diabetes Association's 69th Annual Scientific Sessions, looked at the prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency in 76 people with type 2 diabetes who had been taking Metformin for at least one year. The results showed that more than 75% of Metformin users who had low vitamin B12 levels also had evidence of peripheral neuropathy. 

Natural Cures for Painful Neuropathy
 Peripheral neuropathy may be one of the most common conditions you’ve never heard of. Estimates are that it affects as many as two-thirds of people with diabetes, 10% to 20% of people with cancer and 8% of all people over age 55. Symptoms include burning and tingling sensations, numbness, and occasional sharp, sudden pains similar to electrical shocks. Intensity of symptoms varies widely, from mild annoyance... to numbness severe enough to impair function... to debilitating pain.

1/3 of Americans Born in 2000 will get Diabetes- Type 2 Diabetes is on the Rise
New diabetes statistics reveal the steadily increasing incidence of diabetes. The report, based on U.S. health data, highlights the "urgent need" to make diabetes prevention a priority. Early diabetes diet control can bring long-term benefits by helping to prevent diabetic complications.

Diabetes-Related Heart Problems
Diabetes is only one factor that increases a person's risk for heart disease. Other factors include smoking, high cholesterol (high triglycerides), low HDL (or "good" cholesterol), being overweight, high blood pressure, your age, being male, and having a family history of heart disease.  Awareness of diabetes symptoms (diabetic symptoms) can go far in preventing the complications of diabetes. (diabetis)

Blood Sugar Levels - Guidelines for Diabetes
Whether you have type 1 or type II diabetes or gestational diabetes, the goals of achieving control of blood glucose levels are similar: to keep blood glucose as close as possible to that of a person without diabetes.

Sodium and Persons With Diabetes
Persons with diabetes are encouraged to plan a diabetic diet that limits their sodium intake to help prevent or to control high blood pressure. Suggestions for diabetic meal planning that will help toward this goal. (Diabetic Nutrition and Diabetic Cooking)

Herbal Approaches to Diabetes and Hyperglycemia
Ayurvedic botanicals often succeed where conventional medicine fails. Helping improve indicators associated with hyperglycemia and diabetes is one such area. Three herbals important in this effort are Gymnema sylvestre, Momordica charantia, and Tinospora cordifolia. (Gulvel and Bitter Melon)

1/3 of Americans Have Pre-Diabetes Syndrome
A condition called insulin resistance syndrome puts people at high risk of diabetes and heart disease. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and acanthosis nigricans (a skin condition) are linked to insulin resistance syndrome. In insulin resistance syndrome, also known as metabolic syndrome or syndrome X, a person loses his or her ability to manage insulin effectively. Know the conditions that can be a sign of diabetes.
 
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glycemic index (gly-SEE-mik)
a ranking of carbohydrate-containing foods, based on the food's effect on blood glucose compared with a standard reference food.

carbohydrate (kar-boh-HY-drate)
one of the three main nutrients in food. Foods that provide carbohydrate are starches, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and sugars.

carbohydrate counting
a method of meal planning for people with diabetes based on counting the number of grams of carbohydrate in food.

point system
a meal planning system that uses points to rate the caloric content of foods.

starch
another name for carbohydrate, one of the three main nutrients in food.
 
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