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Diabetes Diet
The more we've learned about diabetes, the more we've come to understand that those who suffer from it don't need to be on a specific diet, but rather they should follow certain guidelines for eating. By doing so, they'll better control their diabetes and general health. (Diabetes Diet and Diabetic Meal Planning)

Resveratrol: The Antioxidant Compound
The health benefits of drinking red wine have been widely recognized for years. In fact, nearly ten years ago scientists suggested that red wine consumption may be responsible for the "French paradox"-or the notably low occurrence of cardiovascular complications among the French people, who eat a relatively high-fat diet. (Resveratrol, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Disease)

A Compound In Red Wine Makes Fat Mice Healthy
A substance found in red wine protected mice from the ill effects of obesity and extended their life spans, raising the tantalizing prospect that the compound could do the same for humans and may also help people live longer, healthier lives. (Diabetes, Heart Disease, Resveratrol)

Diets High In Omega-3 Oils Prevent Heart Attacks
Omega-3 fatty acids are lipid structures found abundantly in cold water fish and flaxseed oil. They have been extensively researched for their ability to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. (Cardiovascular Disease, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Heart Attack)

Do You Know About Celiac Disease?
A link between diabetes and celiac disease, both autoimmune disorders, has been recognized for some time. People with type 1 diabetes have a greater risk for developing celiac disease, typically about 1 in 20. (In the general population, including people with type 2 diabetes, the rate may be as high as 1 in 133.) In most cases, diabetes is diagnosed first. (Celiac Disease, Diabetic Complications)

Diet & Exercise: What They Can Do for Diabetes
The achievement of three basic goals can change the life of a Type 2 diabetic. The goals are: to improve fitness, to get dietary fat down to about 25 percent of calories, and to get the activity level up to about 30 minutes a day of moderate activity five to seven days a week. Slight weight loss can result in major benefits.

Weighty Research On Diet Supplements
Researchers in this study that covered a 10-year period found that obese or overweight consumers who took four supplements experienced less weight gain than those who did not use the supplements. Chromium seemed to most help weight control. It helps regulate blood-sugar levels, which keeps appetite in check. (Chromium, Diabetes Nutrition, Weight Loss)

Those With PCOS Can Benefit from Lo Carb Diet
Women with Polycystic ovary syndrome have an increased risk of developing insulin resistance, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, lipid abnormalities and endometrial carcinoma (cancer). Many non-medical approaches can relieve or reduce specific symptoms. Many women with PCOS follow a low-carbohydrate diet designed to lose or maintain their weight.

Good Fats
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are the "good" fats your body needs to function properly. They provide energy, increase your absorption of nutrients from foods and support the health of your bones, brain, breasts, eyes, heart, immune system, joints, nerves, muscles, prostate and skin. (Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Eye Disease, Omega Fatty Acids)

Research Touts Blueberries As Brain Food
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a daily serving of blueberries can help reduce your risk for dozens of debilitating illnesses, including obesity, cancer and Alzheimer's disease. (Alzheimers, Age-Related Memory Loss, Obesity, Cancer)

Reduce Your Risk of Memory Loss
Every essential nutrient (those not manufactured by the body) is important in brain function, but antioxidant nutrients which prevent the build-up of cell-destroying free radicals are crucial -- particularly vitamins C, E, selenium, grape seed extract, glutathione peroxidase, and superoxide dismutase (SOD). (Alzheimer's disease education)

Glucose and Immunity
Eating sugar also reduces the body's ability to fight infections. In 1908, researchers noted that diabetics were more susceptible than non-diabetics to infection. It took researchers until 1942 to discover that the bacteria-engulfing white blood cells of diabetics were essentially sleeping on the job. (Blood Sugar and Glucose and Diabetes Diet)

Why Trans Fat Is So Bad For You
An American Heart Association study released in 2002 showed that food cooked with trans fat clogs arteries quicker than food cooked in animal-based saturated fat. But trans fat has what researchers are beginning to agree is a more insidious function in the body: It actually reprograms how cells work, causing lifelong damage that can lead to diabetes, stroke, and possibly cancer.  (Diabetic Nutrition, Heart Disease, Syndrome X)

Developing An Age Reduction Plan
Type I diabetics as well as Type II diabetics who take charge of their condition, vigilantly keeping their blood sugar levels within normal ranges, can significantly reduce the manifestations of premature aging. By managing diet, insulin, and exercise-- diabetics can avoid much of the aging that high blood sugar causes. No matter what ails you, the aging damage that a chronic condition causes is always improved by proper management.

Other Important Supplements - Essential Fatty Acids
There are two main EFA groups: omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. EFAs are components of cell membranes the body needs but cannot manufacture itself. (Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetic Complications, Essential Fatty Acids)
 
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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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