Month: October 2013

Causes of Type 2 Diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes which used to be known as middle aged diabetes, is the most universally widespread form of diabetes, but the causes of type 2 diabetes are not clear cut they are caused by a combination of factors, which include insulin resistance, this condition occurs when your liver, muscles and fat cannot use insulin. Insulin helps muscle, fat, and liver cells absorb glucose from the bloodstream, lowering blood glucose levels. Insulin stimulates the liver and muscle tissue to store excess glucose. The stored form of glucose is called glycogen. One of the causes of Type 2 diabetes develops when the body can no longer produce enough insulin to compensate for the impaired ability to use insulin. Symptoms of type 2 diabetes may develop gradually over a long period of time, and they can be subtle; some people with type 2 diabetes remain undiagnosed for years. Fifty years ago diabetes was called the silent killer because often it did not present symptoms until it had developed to the complications stage. Causes of Type 2 Diabetes. Causes of type 2 diabetes are not fully understand, but non the less there are some fairly accurate pointers. Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older people who are also overweight or obese. The disease, once rare in the young is becoming more common in overweight and obese children and adolescents....

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Diabetes Impacts Eyes

Diabetes impacts eyes because diabetics have an increased risk of developing eye complications which, if left untreated, can lead to poor vision and blindness. However, 98% of serious vision loss from diabetes can be prevented with regular eye examinations and early treatment. Glucose crystals  as a resultant of too high sugar readings are damaging your organs. However, this can be avoided with regular eye examinations. How does the eye work? The eye works a bit like a camera. Light enters through the cornea and the pupil before passing through the lens which focuses the light onto the retina. Special...

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Weight Loss and Dieting Problem

One of the greatest health problems most urban citizens face these days is Obesity. The causes could be anything ranging from junk food or unhealthy lifestyles to improving standards of living and comfort seeking attitudes, rather than weight loss. Whatever the reason might be, the effects could be serious if the problem is ignored. We all know what we should eat to be healthy, and whilst the rules of healthy eating are easy most people realize that the reality is very different, many people think that they do not have time to eat healthily. Would you feel differently if...

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Detoxing, A Guide to a Healthy Gut

What is a healthy Gut? Your gut is not just a vague piece of internal piping somewhere inside us –¬† it is your mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine. For it to be a really healthy gut it relies on other organs such as the liver, gall bladder and pancreas to help in the digestive process. Everything we eat ingest goes in and out the same way, that means food, drink, alcohol, drugs legal and illegal, as well as viruses and bacteria. A healthy gut is essential for health and well-being because the majority of our immune system is in our gut. It is important to keep a healthy balance of stomach acid, a healthy ratio of good bacteria to a limited quantity of bad bacteria and healthy daily elimination of toxic waste. Fast food, prepackaged food, preservatives, additives, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, pesticides, genetically modified food and microwaves are a major downfall of our health today. We are what we eat. Many diseases can be contributed to improper diet, indigestion and problems with regular elimination which directly affect our organs, energy level and ultimately a quality of life. What is your Immune System? Your immune system is your body’s defense against infection and illness. It recognizes the cells that make up your body, and will try to get rid of anything unfamiliar. It destroys...

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Diabetic retinopathy- Causes and Prevention

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common complications of diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2, recent studies by the American diabetic association have found that fifty percent of people with raised sugar levels in the pre-diabetes stage are at risk . What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy occurs when elevated sugar levels damages the tiny blood vessels inside the retina. The retina is the light sensitive part of the eye and it is imperative for healthy vision, which is why blindness occurs when the retina is damaged. Sadly there is very little warning or symptoms before the...

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