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Lunch ideas for people with type 2 diabetes

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Diabetes is a progressive disease with many potential complications. These include blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and loss of toes, feet, or legs.

Diabetes is a progressive disease with many potential complications. These include blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and loss of toes, feet, or legs.
Roughly 1 in every 11 people in the United States currently has diabetes, but although the condition may be familiar, it is hardly harmless. It is the country’s seventh leading cause of death, and people with diabetes have a 50 percent higher risk of death than those without the condition.

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Is Okra Good for Diabetes?

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Okra belongs to the same family of plants as cocoa and cotton.

According to a handful of recent studies, okra may reduce symptoms of diabetes – a group of diseases that includes type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes.
Diabetes claimed the lives of 75,578 Americans in 2013, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2014, 8.5 percent of adults worldwide had the condition, the World Health Organization (WHO) report. By 2030, diabetes may be the seventh leading cause of death.

A number of factors increase a person’s risk of developing diabetes, including a family history of the disease. Lifestyle factors also play a role, so doctors routinely recommend diet changes and increased exercise to reduce blood sugar levels.

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Sugary drink consumption, birth weight and adult lifestyle linked to type 2 diabetes risk

sugary-drinksincreased risk of type 2 diabetes: regular sugary drink consumption and a combination of low birth weight and an unhealthy lifestyle in adulthood.

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Higher consumption of sugary drinks – defined as one 250 ml serving daily – was associated with an 18% increased risk of type 2 diabetes before adjusting for obesity and a 13% increased risk after adjustment.
Around 29.1 million people in the US have diabetes, with type 2 diabetes accounting for around 90-95% of all cases. Continue reading Sugary drink consumption, birth weight and adult lifestyle linked to type 2 diabetes risk

Type 2 diabetes linked with reduced cognitive function

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Researchers have revealed that over just 2 years, the ability of people with type 2 diabetes to regulate their blood flow is reduced, impairing the cognitive and executive skills.
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The study focused on older adults, assessing participants with an average age of 66.
When blood flow is regulated normally, the brain can redistribute blood to areas that become more active during specific tasks. Continue reading Type 2 diabetes linked with reduced cognitive function