Posts Tagged diabetes

Healthy and Well as You Age

Aug 16th, 2013 Posted in Preventing Diseases | no comment »

There are so many reasons to stay healthy and well as you age.

Physical Wellness

Keeping yourself fit and trim can help with so many difficulties, especially the inflammatory ones like arthritis. People who just walk moderately have less difficulties with joint pain and arthritis later in life.

Taking a walk at the fair. You can get some healthy things. Frozen bananas!

Taking a walk at the fair. You can get some healthy things. Frozen bananas!

And the cardiovascular effects of moderate exercise can keep your heart in check. You need to move to the groove!

Mental Wellness
Getting out there and getting into shape can help with your mental health too.

Endocrine Disease: Diabetes

Jul 13th, 2012 Posted in Preventing Diseases | no comment »

The endocrine system is made up of the glands which are structures that produce and secrete chemical substances called hormones.

The endocrine system includes the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pineal, thymus, adrenal, pancreas, ovaries and testes.

Lets start with Diabetes Mellitus ( also  called DM2 or age onset diabetes)  This condition seems to be related to obesity and there is a hereditary factor involved in its development.

Diabetes

A condition in which the beta cells of the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas do not secrete enough of the hormone insulin, or none at all ( as in DM1)

How to Eat Better

Jun 12th, 2012 Posted in Maintaining your Weight, Preventing Diseases | no comment »

 

If you really want to lose weight, or if you are newly diagnosed with diabetes, here are a few tips for you, especially when eating out.

1. Always bypass the bread at the restaurant. The bread is just empty calories, filled with carbs that you do not need before you eat a meal.

2. Pay attention to portions in restaurants. There probably is 4 portions in your dinner! Restaurant sizes are notorious for being over-sized. Do not be afraid to ask for a kids portion, and if they are not willing, ask for a 1/2 portion of a regular meal. ( that will probably be 2 portions instead of 4!). You may also try ordering an appetizer instead of a meal. I do that a lot!

Diabetes and Obesity

May 30th, 2012 Posted in Maintaining your Weight, Preventing Diseases | 2 comments »

Diabetes is fast becoming one of the major killers of Americans. If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, you have a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and loss of nerve functioning.

There is an estimated 10 million people in America who have diabetes and with this disease, obesity contributes to the difficulties with symptoms of this disease.

The contributing connection between obesity and diabetes is profound. People who have lost weight have decreased their risk and /or even eliminated their diabetes condition.

Diabetes is a chronic disease. One way that it occurs is if the pancreas does not secrete enough of the hormone insulin. This is Type 1 Diabetes.