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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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Daily chocolate intake linked to lower risk of diabetes, heart disease

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Could a doctor’s visit one day result in a prescription for chocolate? According to a new study, it is possible. Researchers suggest that consuming a small amount of chocolate every day may lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Study co-author Prof. Saverio Stranges – visiting academic of the University of Warwick Medical School, United Kingdom, and scientific director of the Department of Population Health at the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) – and colleagues publish their findings in the British Journal of Nutrition. Continue reading Daily chocolate intake linked to lower risk of diabetes, heart disease

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

Diabetes prevention: 5 tips for taking control

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Changing your lifestyle could be a big step toward diabetes prevention — and it’s never too late to start. Consider these tips.

When it comes to type 2 diabetes — the most common type of diabetes — prevention is a big deal. It’s especially important to make diabetes prevention a priority if you’re at increased risk of diabetes, for example, if you’re overweight or have a family history of the disease. Continue reading Diabetes prevention: 5 tips for taking control