When it comes to knowing the difference between sweet potatoes and yams, it can get confusing! A simple distinction is to know that what is commonly marked as a “yam” is actually a sweet potato that was grown in the Southern United States. Generally speaking, the terms are used interchangeably, but the United States Department of Agriculture requires that the label “yam” always be accompanied by “sweet potato” for clarification. Are Sweet Potatoes Good for diabetics?
Almost one third of people living with diabetes don’t even know they have it. The symptoms of diabetes seem so harmless and often get disregarded as part of just getting older. This blog goes into the main types of diabetes and the most common symptoms related to each of them to help you better understand diabetes and how to identify it before it’s too late.
Choosing a healthy breakfast cereal (Best Breakfast Cereal for Diabetics) can sometimes be confusing and very time-consuming. The cereal aisle is a long one! There are cereals made with refined grains which mean they hardly have any fiber, there are cereals with more added sugar than some boxes of cookies, and there are cereals made with whole grains and bran that can contain an amazing 7 grams or more of fiber.
Antioxidants have received a lot of attention in recent years, in relation to wellness and disease prevention. More studies are needed to better understand how antioxidants (Best Antioxidant for Diabetes) may affect diabetes management and treatment.
Several vitamins and minerals are classified as antioxidants. An antioxidant is a substance that reduces cellular damage. Our bodies produce some antioxidants naturally. Certain foods are also good sources of antioxidants. It’s well accepted that eating foods rich in antioxidants is a healthful thing to do. The jury is split on whether or not to use vitamin supplements to further boost antioxidant intake. Some studies show benefit from supplementing with antioxidant vitamins, while other studies aren’t so conclusive.
Can a whole egg eaten at breakfast raise my blood cholesterol levels? Well, a couple of decades ago, eggs had a not-so-popular reputation and it was decided that the cholesterol in eggs could clog your arteries. Now, more and more research is proving that one egg per day does not result in increased blood cholesterol levels, nor does it increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in healthy people. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 state that consuming less than 300 mg per day of cholesterol can help maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. Plus, consuming less than 200 mg per day can further help individuals at high risk of cardiovascular disease.
Working with Medicare is one of the biggest challenges for people seeking coverage of diabetes supplies and services. ‘”People have a hard time with Medicare,'” says Tim Cady of Advanced Diabetes Supply (www.northcoastmed.com.), a division of North Coast Medical Supply in San Diego.
Tim should know because his national mail-order diabetes company specializes in helping people who have insurance get their testing and insulin pump supplies. Medicare is the nation’s largest health insurance program, covering about 40 million people.
In May 2014, a report released jointly by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reconfirmed what many have known for some time now, Latinos have a very high risk for developing diabetes. The reason for the prevalence has long been discussed. Just last year, researchers published findings indicating that genetics may play a serious role in it. But more research still needs to be done on the topic.
Until recently most treatments for diabetic neuropathy have been painkillers that helped some people but not others. Even if they helped control the pain, they did nothing to reverse the neuropathy. My web page on “Diabetic Neuropathy” describes many of these treatments.
About half of us have some degree of neuropathy. It is probably the most common complication of diabetes.
David Mendosa is a freelance journalist and consultant on diabetes. Since 1995, his Web site, www.mendosa.com, has become one of the largest about diabetes. He publishes ‘”Diabetes Update'” online each month and is a coauthor of the book “What Makes My Blood Sugar Go Up and Down.”
Like comedian Rodney Dangerfield, glucose tablets and gels “don’t get no respect.” That’s not good grammar, but nothing else better captures the low regard that many of us have for this wonderful product (Diabetic Testing Supplies).
…glucose…is the sugar that our bodies use the fastest.
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