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Type 2 Diabetes and Your Heart Rate

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

anti-aging-diet-elderlyType 2 Diabetes – Physical Activity Improves the Variation in Your Heart Rate

Although heart rates are regular in healthy people, some changes along the way are necessary as well.

The nervous system reacts to the need for more or less blood flow throughout the body by altering the speed of the heartbeats.

In Type 2 diabetes the heart rate can stay the same more than is preferred because the condition damages the nervous system.

diabetes-health-exercisePhysicians recommend physical activity for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes for many reasons, including improved nerve function and the regeneration of nerves in the skin.

A healthy number of changes in the heart rate is associated with better health and a longer life. Scientists at the Universidad Extremadura in Caceres, Spain, and the Universidad Autonoma de Talca in Chile reviewed several articles showing aerobic exercise followed by muscle training could help improve changes in the heart rate.

Their work reported on in September 2017 in the journal Current Diabetes Reports, pooled the information from fifteen studies on the subject of exercise and heart rate changes. Improvements were seen in nine of the studies. The nine studies demonstrated three days of aerobic exercise each week along with some strength training, improved the number of changes in the heart rate.

From this information, the investigators concluded heartbeat rate changes should be measured in people with Type 2 diabetes to help plan routines for preventing diabetic neuropathy and death.


Why Vitamin D is Important for Type 2 Diabetes

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

vitamin-d-foodsType 2 Diabetes – Vitamin D Levels Are Linked to the Health of Blood Vessels

Heart and blood vessel disease is probably the most worrisome complication of Type 2 diabetes.

In May of 2017, the online journal PLOS ONE reported on a study showing vitamin D is essential for forming new cells to line the inside of the vessels transporting blood throughout the entire body.

Scientists at Tel Aviv University and several other research facilities in Israel recruited fifty-one people who had been previously diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The scientists removed from the participants, bone marrow cells destined to grow and develop into cells that would line the inside of blood vessels and produced them either with or without vitamin D. One week later the cells grown with vitamin D were healthier and better developed than those grown without the vitamin.

vitamin-d-supplementIn those diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, pre-blood vessel cells are often unable to repair blood vessels and function adequately once in place. The inability to restore themselves can lead to coronary artery disease, a problem for many Type 2 diabetics.

Not surprisingly, recent studies have shown vitamin D to have a healing effect on the heart and blood vessels.

The investigators suggested more research is needed to indicate how vitamin D affects future blood vessel cells in their early stages.


Type 2 Diabetes – Foods that Help with Heartburn

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

banana-healthy-dietType 2 Diabetes – The Best Foods For Diabetics To Eat To Combat Heartburn

Do you regularly suffer from heartburn or indigestion? If so, you know just how unpleasant this can be.

You need to be careful if you are a sufferer because even small amounts of the wrong foods can trigger pain and discomfort due to acid regurgitation. Fortunately, there are some foods you can eat that will help combat this problem, allowing you to finish each meal and feel great in the hours that follow.

Here are the main foods to start including in your healthy diabetic eating plan…

oatmeal-diabetic-diet1. Oatmeal. A perfect complex carbohydrate rich food, this one is excellent for soothing heartburn and keeping your blood sugar levels balanced. Just be sure you are choosing the unsweetened variety. Add a natural sweetener you can make using…

low sugar maple syrup, a few fresh berries, or some added nuts or nut butter.

Bananas are also a great add-in, which may help to fight stomach acid the natural way.


Managing Type 2 Diabetes & Weight Gain

Friday, March 4th, 2016

diabetes-managementType 2 Diabetes – Little Changes That Can Make a Big Difference to Your Blood Sugar and Body Weight

In your quest for better health, you may need all of the help you can get. It’s not a coincidence most adults struggle with their well-being.

We live in a time where it’s easy to become complacent with what matters the most. We give in to temptations. We submit to laziness.

Ultimately, unless a cataclysmic event inspiring the necessary change occurs, we tend to resume our indiscretions.

weight-gainThe above summarizes how many people develop Type 2 diabetes or become overweight.

If you’re overweight, it’s not because your body is predisposed to storing more fat. Nor is it because you have “fat genes.” Rather, it’s because you’ve made the wrong choices time and time again. But don’t fret. If you played a role in your weight gain, then you can certainly take charge of your weight loss.

The same principle applies to Type 2 diabetes. If you’re committed, you can overcome the disease that is supposed to be with you for life.

In your quest to treat these conditions, it pays to make little changes one at a time. The small adjustments you make to your lifestyle allow you to create momentum. When you finally establish some consistency, you’ll be firing on all cylinders. You’ll treat your conditions while simultaneously improving your well-being.

You may be wondering what are some of the changes that you can make to get your health back on track.