Type 2 Diabetes – Could Probiotics Help With Managing or Reversing Diabetes?

Helpful bacteria live in the human gut and scientists are beginning to explore their possible use for helping to control Type 2 diabetes. These bacteria are known as probiotics and are given as supplements for a variety of illnesses.

In May of 2017, the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism reported on a study pooling the results of eighteen earlier studies and analyzing them as one large work. A total of 1056 participants were included,…

  • 527 taking probiotics, and
  • 529 not using probiotics.

The study participants taking the probiotics showed lowered…

  • blood sugar readings,
  • insulin, and
  • HbA1c levels.

From these results, the investigators concluded probiotics could be useful for reducing blood sugar levels, insulin levels, and HbA1c levels in people with Type 2 diabetics.

The following month the Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders<

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Type 2 Diabetes – Does A Keto Diet Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Is a ketogenic diet safe for people who have received a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes? The food recommended for people with high blood sugar encourages weight loss: a ketogenic diet has high amounts of fat and is low in carbs, so it is mystifying how such a high-fat diet is an option for alleviating high blood sugar.

The ketogenic diet underlines a low intake of carbohydrates and increased consumption of fat and protein. The body then breaks down fat by a process called “ketosis,” and produces a source of fuel called ketones. Usually, the diet improves blood sugar levels while decreasing the body’s need for insulin. The diet initially was developed for epilepsy treatment, but the kinds of food and the eating pattern it highlights, are being studied for the benefit of those with Type 2 diabetes.

The ketogenic diet contains foods such as…

  • pasta,
  • fruits, and
  • bread

as a source of body

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Type 2 Diabetes – The Effect of the Medicinal Herb Sumac on Blood Sugar Levels

Sumac is used as a medicinal herb in traditional medicine. Investigators at Iran University of Medical Science in Tehran and several other research centers in Iran and the United states, studied the effects of this medicinal herb on Type 2 diabetes.

Their study, reported on in the Iran Journal of Pharmacology Research in the fall of 2014, included 41 participants diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes…

  • 22 participants received 3 grams per day of sumac powder, while the other
  • 19 were given a placebo for 3 months.

It was found the blood sugar levels and HbA1c went down in the sumac group while remaining the same in the placebo group.

From these results it was concluded the sumac herb could possibly lower blood sugar in many people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Edible sumac is a different species from the weed that causes an itchy rash – edible sumac berries are known for their tart, fruity flavor. Their red colo

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Can Diabetes be Cured?

Types Of Diabetes

There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes includes individuals dependent upon insulin to prevent ketosis (abnormal accumulation of ketones in the body as a result of a deficiency or inadequate utilization of carbohydrates). A keytone is an organic compound having the group -OH- linked to two hydrocarbon radicals.

This category (Type 1) of diabetes is also known as the insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) subclass and was previously called juvenile-onset diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes deals with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM).

These categories of diabetes were conveniently and strategically created by the National Diabetes Data Group of the National Institute of Health. When you see or have the word institute, you should see the connection to the word institution. When you want to perpetuate a thing, you institutionalize it. That’s why the United States is full of

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Diabetes Mellitus Tests to Establish the Diagnosis

Are you experiencing some of these symptoms of the 4Ps: Polyphagia (excessive hunger), Polydipsia (excessive thirst), Polyuria (frequent urination) or Pruritis (itching)? Or you easily get sleepy and tired? Or you have some close relatives, your father or mother, an uncle and so forth with diabetes? Well, you should be aware for having diabetes mellitus. However, to establish a sound diagnosis, you need to visit your physician who may as well send you for a blood test to look into your blood sugar levels…

There are several tests that need to be conducted to diagnose whether you have diabetes or not. Those tests include:

#1 – Fasting plasma glucose test (FPGT). This test will measure your blood sugar or glucose levels. You will be asked to fast for a minimum of 8 hours prior to taking your blood sample. This test is usually arranged so you can do the fasting in the evening and your blood sample to be taken in the morning. The result will sho

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Diabetes Coma

In today’s world, many people are realizing that they need to get educated about the reality of disease. In addition to gaining basic knowledge about conditions they may be susceptible to, individuals need to develop prevention strategies that can empower them to lead profoundly healthy lives. One condition that more and more people are striving to learn more about is diabetes. Learn more about this condition and some of its severe outcomes, including the diabetic coma, by reviewing the information found below:

SO… WHAT IS DIABETES?

Diabetes is an illness that takes place when an individual’s blood sugar (blood glucose) is too high. Blood glucose is the body’s primary source of energy and it is found in the foods we consume. Insulin, a hormone manufactured by the body’s pancreas, enables the glucose from food to enter our cells. The food is then used for energy. If the body doesn’t make enough insulin or utilize it effectively,

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Penis Odor Could Be a Sign of Diabetes

Some degree of penis odor is common in many men and while it can cause embarrassment when the trousers fall, in most cases it’s not a major health issue. However, in some cases that rank penis odor may be an indication or result of diabetes. Maintaining appropriate penis health can help to eliminate the odor issue, but if diabetes is a suspected cause, seeing a doctor is highly recommended.

Why penis odor?

Most often, a smelly penis occurs due to an accumulation of bacteria from sweat, as well as to the aroma attached to dried fluids such as urine or semen.

The groin is a high-heat area by nature. The thatch of pubic hair that surrounds it creates insulation to keep the penis and sack warm, but it also encourages the production of sweat. Add to this the impact of being kept beneath two layers of clothing and nestled snugly between the thighs and it’s easy to see why there’s so much heat and, consequently, sweat in the area.

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Proper Glucose Control is Key in Prevention of Vision Problems For Diabetics

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It is estimated that more than 14 million Americans have some form of diabetes. Public health officials expect that by 2050, there will be more than 48 million diagnosed cases in the United States.

Diabetes is caused when the pancreas either does not produce enough insulin or is unable to process insulin correctly. The disease poses numerous complications for the eyes, including fluctuations with eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions; cataracts at a younger age; increased risk of developing glaucoma; and diabetic retinopathy, which is the most serious risk.

The retina is the wall-like structure that lines the back of the eye; it is made up of light-sensitive tissue and a network of blood vessels. In cases of diabetes, the blood vessels of the retina can begin to leak fluid, blood, or cholesterol deposits on the retina. It is also possible that abnormal blood vessels will form and can cause s

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Natural Cures For Diabetes – Deals With the Cause and Your Unique Expression

Natural cures for diabetes must take into consideration your unique cause. Then it must target your personal symptoms, which will have endless permutations of the major and common symptoms. Only this personal approach can come even close to a cure. Everything else is simply suppressing the cause or dealing with the effect.

A cure must, by definition, be temporary treatment. Providing you with the strength to push through and manage on your own.

Before looking at what natural modalities can achieve this, there is one area of natural health care than has and is also curing diabetes, in animals as well as people.

Diet.

The old saying of ‘garbage in, garbage out’ couldn’t be more true for health. Eat processed food or a diet which is essentially nutrient poor, and how can you expect your health to be good? Or, to put it another way, if you put diesel in your unleaded vehicle, would you expect it to run at all, let alone well?

Why is t

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