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Flaxseed Oil Lowers Blood Pressure
Regularly eating a diet supplemented with flaxseed oil may lower blood pressure and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. (Cardiovascular Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetic Nutrition)

Dieters Weigh Choices: South Beach vs. Atkins
Diabetics have been aware of the benefit of low-carb diets for years. Now the general public has embraced the concept.  Agatston, author of The South Beach Diet, takes the approach of urging dieters to eat "the right carbs" - fruits and vegetables and, eventually, whole grains - but it still means forgoing the "white carbs" - white potatoes, white bread, white rice and pasta (except for whole wheat pasta) - for the rest of your life.

Conquer Your Carb Cravings - 14 Ways to Beat Temptation
Chances are, no matter how strong a dieter's resolve, sooner or later a craving will rear its ugly head. But even the strongest urge for a forbidden food doesn't warrant abandoning your low-carb lifestyle. "You should diet as if your life depended on it," says Fred Pescatore, M.D., author of The Hamptons Diet. "If you make it as important as anything else in your life, then you can't fail." Read more as low-carb experts and successful dieters share their tips to fend off cravings and stay on the path to weight loss and better health. (Diabetic Diet and Low Carbohydrate Diet)

Managing Hypoglycemia - Basic Guidelines (Part I)
Hypoglycemia can be the precursor to Type II diabetes and other insulin resistance related ailments. The good news is that treatment is easy  to understand, and you can manage it yourself.  Best of all, the treatment is without risk, whether or not you actually have hypoglycemia because the treatment is simply a change in diet. (Low blood sugar)

The Importance Of A Daily Multivitamin
In research conducted in Germany, diets of type 2 diabetic patients were analyzed and found to be deficient in one or more of 22 nutrients evaluated. More alarming, a whopping 97 percent of the diabetic patients did not obtain three to seven nutrients in the recommended amounts from their diets. (Diabetes Nutrition, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes)

Diabetes Problems "Vitamin Deficiency Link"
A simple vitamin deficiency may be the cause of many of the side effects of diabetes, a study suggests. Researchers found people with diabetes expelled thiamine - vitamin B1 - from their bodies at 15 times the normal rate in a study of 94 people. (Vitamin Deficiency, Thiamine, Heart Disease, Eye Disease)

Low Blood Sugar - Hypoglycemia
When people first encounter the diet prescribed for hypoglycemia, they are often baffled by the ban on sugar. They have been given a diagnosis of low blood sugar and yet they must avoid sugar. Hypoglycemia is the opposite of diabetes, and diabetics cannot have sugar, therefore, surely the hypoglycemic sufferer must eat lots of sugar? This is a common misunderstanding.

Insulin and Obesity - Living the Low Carb Life
Insulin is the fat-storage hormone. It is also the hunger hormone.  When you eat a lower-carb diet, you stimulate less insulin but you also stimulate more glucagon, its sister hormone, which responds more to protein. (Diabetic diet and Diabetes management)

Good Fats for Low-Carb Living
Your body needs EFAs (essential fatty acids) just as it needs vitamins and minerals. Essential fats are necessary for life, but they must be obtained through diet or supplementation because the body cannot make them. Learn more about why these essential fats are so important for optimal health. (Diabetes Nutrition, Fish Oil, Omega-3)

MicroManagement - Pay Attention to Vitamins and Minerals
An estimated 80 percent of American adults take nutritional supplements, primarily vitamins and minerals, or micronutrients.  The main reason? We need to compensate for nutritional inadequacies in the modern American diet, cited as a contributing factor in a variety of diseases from atherosclerosis and diabetes to high blood pressure and stroke. (Diabetes Diet and Diabetes Nutrition)

How Many Carbohydrates Should A Person With Diabetes Eat Each Day?
Carbohydrates are extremely important and should not be eliminated or severely restricted from a person's diet. Read more about carbohydrates and diabetics. (Low-carb diet, Carbs, Diabetic Meal Planning)

Diabetic Recipes - Low-Carb Side Dishes
To make real changes in your diet, you must be conscious of what you eat. It's easier to prepare and eat lower-carb meals in the comfort of your own kitchen, where you know the ingredients involved and have the ability to measure portions. Make Savory Green Bean Casserole, Broccoli Italian Style, Dilly Beans and Vegetable Strata part of your next meal plan. (Diabetic Diet and Diabetic Meal Planning)

Heart Disease & Diabetes
A high level of homocysteine in the blood is now being recognized as a new, independent risk factor for heart troubles.  But the good news is that a high level of homocysteine can be treated with modifications to your daily diet or by supplementation. If you are getting plenty of folate, B6 and B12 from your food, they "detoxify" the homocysteine, driving levels down and keeping you safe from heart troubles. Important information for a diabetic diet.

Shaky Amount of Iodine in U.S. Salt
There are fewer food sources of iodine in the American diet than there were just a few decades ago, raising the risk of iodine deficiency in a growing number of people. So says a researcher who calls himself an "iodine activist." (Salt, Low Salt Diet, Iodine Deficiency)

Diabetes And The Holidays: Tips To Control Stress And Blood Sugar
Celebrations around the holidays tempt all party-goers to disregard healthy habits, but calorie-laden festivities pose a special challenge for the millions of Americans living with diabetes. Usually managed by diet, exercise and medication, diabetes can get out of control when portion sizes grow and careful food selection is abandoned. (Diabetic Meal Planning, Exercise, Low-Carb Diet)
 
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calorie
a unit representing the energy provided by food. Carbohydrate, protein, fat and alcohol provide calories in the diet. Carbohydrate and protein have 4 calories per gram, fat has 9 calories per gram, and alcohol has 7 calories per gram.

creatinine (kree-AT-ih-nin)
a waste product from protein in the diet and from the muscles of the body. Creatinine is removed from the body by the kidneys; as kidney disease progresses, the level of creatinine in the blood increases.

microalbuminuria (MY-kro-al-BYOO-min-your-EE-ah)
the presence of small amounts of albumin, a protein, in the urine. Microalbuminuria is an early sign of kidney damage, or nephropathy, a common and serious complication of diabetes. The ADA recommends that people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes be tested for microalbuminuria at the time they are diagnosed and every year thereafter; people with type 1 diabetes should be tested 5 years after diagnosis and every year thereafter. Microalbuminuria is usally managed by improving blood glucose control, reducing blood pressure, and modifying the diet.

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
a study by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducted from 1998 to 2001 in people at high risk for Type 2 diabetes. All study participants had impaired glucose tolerance, also called pre-diabetes, and were overweight. The study showed that people who lost 5 to 7 percent of their body weight through a low-fat, low-calorie diet and moderate exercise (usually walking for 30 minutes 5 days a week) reduced their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. Participants who received treatment with the oral diabetes drug metformin reduced their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by 31 percent.

exchange lists
one of several approaches for diabetes meal planning. Foods are categorized into three groups based on their nutritional content. Lists provide the serving sizes for carbohydrates, meat and meat alternatives, and fats. These lists allow for substitution for different groups to keep the nutritional content fixed.
 
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