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    Diabetes......



    Research shows that this may be the first generation in which children live shorter lives than their parents.

    A major reason is the epidemic of diabetes. From 1990 to 1998, the incidence of diabetes increased by 70% in people ages 30 to 39 and 40% in those 40 t0 49. What used to be called "adult onset" is know known as type 2 diabetes, and its occurring at younger and younger ages.*

    One in three children in the United States will eventually become diabetic; one in two Hispanics and African Americans will develop the disease.*

    People who are overweight have a much higher rate of diabetes.*

    ________________________________________________________________We know that stress makes the blood sugar rise. Chronic stress triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)

    When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.

    A tongue that is red and bumpy it is a sign of cortisol overload.

    Protein (beans, chicken, eggs and fish are foods that counterattack the cortisol.) and helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol.

    To ease stress, try this acupuncture trick: Hold out your right arm, wrist straight and fingers relaxed. Measure two fingerwidths down from your wrist; press that point for 10 seconds, then release for 10 seconds. Repeat nine times. Pressing this point sends a calming energy flow to the heart and triggers a 22 percent drop in cortisol almost instantly.

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    Diabetes affects just about every organ in the body---It reduces blood flow to the heart (leading to heart attacks), the brain (leading to strokes) the sexual organs (leading to impotence) and to legs and feet (leading to amputations).

    Untreated diabetes--a condition in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar--can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, poor circulation and nerve damage, all of which may result in limb amputation.

    Diabetics are more likely to develop damaged nerves and kidneys, are more prone to infections and are more likely to die of pneumonia or influenza.

    Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in people ages 20-74. And women with untreated diabetes are at higher risk for pregnancy complications.* Uncontrolled diabetes during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or a baby with a birth defect.

    Recent studies indicate that diabetes may even raised the risk of Alzheimer's disease. People with borderline diabetes (where blood sugar levels are slightly elevated) were 67% more likely to develop dementia. The higher your blood sugar, the greater your risk of dementia. The reason is people with diabetes make too much insulin, which may cause inflammation, which may, in turn result in brain damage. High levels of insulin may also cause amyloid protein deposits to build up in your brain, interfering with its function.*

    While there is no cure for diabetes, its often preventable--and even reversible.


    BE SURE TO READ Many diseases linked to high insulin http://dearpharmacist.com/?p=632


    Foods that battle diabetes:
    • Alcohol (AVOID!) depletes the body of B-Vitamins and magnesium which diabetics desparately need. B-150 complex is needed by diabetics (Wal-Mart)
    • Almonds- Reduce risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Magnesium rich helps relieve stress. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Apples, magnesium rich relieve stress and promote calmness. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) 1 medium apple 3g fiber and 72 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
    • Aronia Berry-Can help with inflammation, diabetes and circulatory problems.
    • Artichokes help stabilize blood sugar.
    • Artificial sweeteners AVOID!! They trick your body into thinking that it is going to get sugar so your body will then crave sugar until it gets it.
    • Avocados battle diabetes. avocados (90% fat so go easy) Since fat has nine calories per gram, and protein and carbs have only four, when you eat less fat you eat fewer calories. This includes good fats. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Avocados, high in magnesium helps relieve stress helping one stay calm. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) 1/3 3g fiber and 102 calories. Type 2 diabetes linked to high blood sugar. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar.
    • Bananas - Stress can make blood sugar rise. Bananas helps relieve stress. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Barley 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 96 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Beans (navy or pinto) 1 cup helps control diabetes. Beans instead of red and processed meat as an alternative protein source. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas are high in fiber 1/2 cup 5-8 g fiber and 100-140 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
    • Beef -A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). Go very easy on eating red meat.
    • Berries 1/2 cup 2-4 g fiber and 20-40 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Bilberry
    • Black cod Helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
    • Black pepper helps control diabetes
    • Blueberries help stabilize blood sugar
    • Brazil nuts, magnesium rich help relieve stress promoting calmness.(Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Brewer’s yeast. Rich in Vitamin B. B vitamins are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.)
    • Bread choose whole wheat. Don’t overdo- The less flour eaten, the better. Bread may contain transfat as it is expected to sit on shelves for long periods of time. Avoid prepared cookies, cakes, crackers and other foods as they too contain the trans-fat. Crackers also contain high fructose corn sweeteners.
    • Broccoli 1/2 cup 1g fiber and 12 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
    • Brown Rice (White rice is low in fiber so it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin. ) A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise).
    • Butter- Olive oil is a better choice than butter or margarine.
    • Campbell's soups AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Candy bar contains more sugar than a body can use in a week-- blood-sugar levels goes up and the pancreas overreacts, producing an excess of insulin. This flood of insulin depresses your blood sugar severely. In response the adrenal glands release anti-stress hormones, which in turn release the sugar that is stored in the liver for emergencies. you get a brief burst of energy from the candy. Then your insulin level goes up and your spirits fall. Suddenly you feel tired, irritable, moody, depressed--and you don't know why. But finally your adrenal gland kicks in and you experience feelings of anxiety, including nervousness and sometimes even palpitations. The extreme rise and fall of insulin levels makes you hungry. Sugar is causing symptoms of energy followed by depression followed by anxiety and a constant feeling of hunger.
    • Cakes-pre-packaged or from a bakery may contain hydrogentated fats Trans-fats - linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and more. Plus high fructose corn sweetners which no one should ever eat.
    • Carrots 3/4 cup 2 g fiber and 45 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Cereal- choose whole wheat. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
      (All bran or Fiber one, 1/2 cup) 10-14 g fiber and 60-80 calories
    • Chicken- Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Chili, 1 cup Wendy's 5g fiber and 220 calories Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
    • Chili peppers help fights diabetes. Hot chili peppers may help fight diabetes by reducing the insulin needed to control blood sugar spikes.
    • Cinnamon helps reduce blood sugar and triglycerides. 1/4 tsp of cinnamon a day lowers diabetes risk by up to 29%.
    • Cloves
    • Cocoa is rich in antioxidant flavonoids called flavanols. (dark chocolate)
    • Coffee cuts risk of developing diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
    • Cookies- pre-packaged or from a bakery may contain hydrogentated fats Trans-fats - linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and more.
    • Corn oil
    • DoriitoesAVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Eggs help control, treat and reverse diabetes. Eggs should be cooked in oil or prepared without fat. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Fiber seriously slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, controlling blood sugar and improving levels of blood-sugar hormones, thus helping control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Figs, dried 2 4g fiber and 95 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Fish helps control diabetes as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats ( red and processed meat). Also poultry, nuts and beans for protein source instead of red meat. Eat oily fish like tuna or salmon twice a week to help reduce the amount of saturated fats in your diet. It supplies omega-3 polyunsaturated acids, which protect against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of diabetics. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative)helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol.
    • Fish oil
    • Flax battles diabetes
    • Flaxseed helps control, treat and reverse diabetes
    • Flour AVOID!! raises risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Low in fiber, it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin.
    • Fruits help control diabetes. Wash very well to get rid of the pesticides and other toxins. Fiber from both fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of diabetes by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Load up on fruits, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.
    • Fruit juices- AVOID !! any with high fructose corn sweeteners on the can or bottle.
    • Glucosamine, which is used for osteoarthritis pain and rebuilds damaged cartilage BE AWARE THAT it may reduce the effectiveness of insulin.
    • Grains help control diabetes.
    • Grapefruit stabilizes blood sugar, which is how it helps in weight loss. (1/2 a grapefruit or an 8 oz. glass of grapefruit juice with each meal). Grapefruit helps relieve stress to keep the blood sugar from spiking.
    • Green beans 1/2 cup 2 g fiber and 22 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Green tea and black tea lower blood sugar. (Celestial Seasonings brand is the highest rated for antioxidants).
    • Hamburger Helper AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Herring helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
    • Heniz gravy AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • High fructose corn sweeteners- contribute to both obesity and diabetes epidemic sweeping the country. Blood sugar cannot metabolize correctly. This is now found in almost any packaged product as manufacturers have found it to be much less expensive than sugar. It puts weight on at an alarming rate. READ LABELS AND AVOID HFCS.
    • Honey helps control diabetes.
    • Hostess Products AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for alias it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Hummus, 1 Tbs 1 g fiber and 26 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Kiwi fruit 2 fruit 5 g fiber and 91 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Kraft salad dressings AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Legumes help control diabetes and cholesterol. Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.
    • Lentils help control diabetes.
    • Mayonnaise (use only real mayonnaise!)
    • Maple Syrup helps control diabetes.
    • Milk- Drink milk. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Adding whey, a protein in milk, to high carbohydrate meals increases insulin secretion and lower blood sugar levels. Researchers say it may happen that whey protein is highly digestible and releases high levels of amino acids in the blood. Men who drank the most low-fat milk had a 23 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than men who drank only a little milk. (Be sure to look for milk that does not contain antibiotics or steroids. Braum's milk is organic and usually less than Wal-Mart's regular milk.) Drink milk at bedtime to sleep better and be significantly more alert the next day. Any variety even lactose-reduced, skim, full-fat or flavored will work.
    • Molasses (Blackstrap) helps control diabetes. Rich in B vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.)
    • Navy beans-cholesterol-lowering fiber (1 c. contains 46.6% of min daily require of fiber) Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes
      and hypoglycemia. Prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly.
    • Nuts, unsalted, help control diabetes by using them as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats (red and processed meat) Nuts are high in magnesium which lowers the risk of diabetes and leg cramps, linked to better blood pressure control. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Nuts (such as cashews) helps relieve stress, (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) People feel calm and content happier, more relaxed mood, reduces hunger, boosts sense of well being, making it easier to stick to a diet, reduces nighttime munchies so we we don't crave sweets.
    • Oats battle diabetes. Oatmeal 1 cup cooked 4g fiber and 150 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Olive Oil is better than many oils.
    • Oranges- Stress can make blood sugar rise. Oranges helps relieve stress to keep the blood sugar from spiking. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) 1 medium 3g fiber and 60 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Parsley helps control
      Pasta, whole wheat , 1 cup cooked 6g fiber and 174 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Peanuts-A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Peas help due to fiber Peas 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 59 calories
    • Pomegranates good
      Popcorn- 3 cups of lite microwave 12-15 g fiber and 45-60 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Potato 5g fiber and 220 calories Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Potato chips and most chips AVOID! Contains MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Poultry can help battle diabetes when eaten instead of red meat or processed meat. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Also, fish, nuts and beans can be eaten to get the protein.
    • Raisin Bran 1 cup 7 g fiber and 190 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Raspberries
    • Red meat (TRY TO AVOID). Adults who ate the most red meat had a somewhat higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Saturated fats increase the need for: and magnesium and vitamin B Molasses, Brewer's Yeast - rich in "B" vitamins.
    • Romaine lettuce or spinach 1 1/2 cups 2g fiber and 12 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Sable helps control, treat and reverse diabetes
    • Salads- use vinegar and olive oil, instead of creamy dressings
    • Salmon
    • Seaweed
    • Spinach- Stress can make blood sugar rise. Spinach helps relieve stress and helps one to stay calm, due to the magnesium. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Snow or sugar snap peas 3/4 c 2 g fiber and 31 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Soy- Stress can make blood sugar rise. Soy helps relieve stress. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Soy Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.)
    • Strawberries- Stress can make blood sugar rise. Strawberries, high in magnesium helps relieve stress, promoting a feeling of calmness. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Sugar raises risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer.
    • Swanson tv dinners (and most frozen dinners) AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
      Sweet potato 3g fiber and 117calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Swordfish helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
    • Thyme controls diabetes
    • Toast (AVOID) Toast has a high "glycemic index", meaning its carbohydrates are absorbed quickly, causing spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to diabetes.
    • Top Ramen AVOID! Contains MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
    • Tuna helps control, treat and reverse (but DO NOT eat more than 3 times a week as it does contain mercury)
    • Turkey-Stress can make blood sugar rise. Turkey helps relieve stress. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps one to stay calm. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
    • Vegetables help control diabetes. Load up on vegetables. Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. (Bring your veggies home and immediately cut up and bag them for the freezer so you can grab a bag and make soup or stir-fry. Leave enough out for salads.)
    • Vegetable soup 3/4 cup 2 g fiber and 52 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    • Vinegar (2 Tablespoons a day in pickles, cabbage, beans, tomatoes, drizzled on top of grilled vegetables or salads or in the case of balsamic vinegar as a topping for ripe strawberries. )
    • Walnuts
    • Wheat germ (the best source of zinc, a component of insulin). Wheat germ is rich in "B" vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.)
    • Whole grains help control, treat and reverse Load up on whole grains, Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. Whole grain bread light 1 slice 5 g fiber and 40 calories;regular 1 slice 2g fiber and 90 calories
    • Whole wheat helps control diabetes. Whole wheat is high in magnesium which lowers the risk of diabetes and leg cramps. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.Also liked to better blood pressure control
    • Yogurt- but do avoid any sweetened with high fructose corn sweeteners, aspartame and tread lightly with Splenda usage. (Buy plain yogurt and sweeten with fruit.)



    EXERCISE-

    Being active for 30 min a day, 5 days a week, reduce the risk of diabetes by up to 50%. Walking is excellent!

    Exercise reduces blood sugar, helps you lose weight and can prevent heart disease, the leading cause of death among people with diabetes. Walk for 20-30 minutes a day.

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins have determined that in people age 55 to 75, a moderate program of physical exercise can significantly offset the potentially deadly mix of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes.

    Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body no longer produces enough or ineffectively uses the hormone insulin. Insulin lets glucose (sugar) from the blood stream enter the cells. It is "broken" when sugar is not able to move into the cells.

    The cells require glucose to function properly, so being deprived of it puts them in a "starvation" mode. Second, sugar will accumulate in the blood strea, eventually causing problems for other organs, such as the heart, blood vessels, eyes and kidneys.

    Exercise has been show to not only help those with diabetes but also to prevent those at risk from developing it.

    Physical activity enhances a cell's uptake of glucose, gettin the sugar to wher it's needed for the cell to function normally.

    When it comes to treating diabetes, it's difficult to overstate how imortant it is to remain physically active. Developing a routine of exercise represents a major step in the right direction for anyone who wants to get better contreol of the probelm. At least 30 minutes five days a week is necessary to develop a sustained beneficial effect on sugar.

    Improve your long-term odds, your exercise routine must be near the top of your daily priorities.



    DIET-Diet and exercise prevents the development of diabetes by 58%. Simple lifestyle changes can be powerful in getting diabetes under control. Carrying extra weight is the #1 controllable risk factor for diabetes. Lose a few pounds. Losing even ten pounds can make a difference. For people ages 50-71, being overweight increases the risk of premature death from all causes by 20% to 40%.



    HERBS-

    *Mormordica, a member of the cucumber family helps lower blood sugar--even in people with Type 2 diabetes. Indians have used this herb for hundreds of years to cleanse the blood and control insulin levels. Buy it as a liquid extract, tablet or tea at health food stores.

    Tulsi (holy basil). It's active ingredients, cut blood sugar, easing carb cravings and mood swings. The study proven dose 400 mg to 900 mg daily.****


    *Boston University researchers found that people who slept too little (six hours or less a night) were 66% more likely to have diabetes than those who slept seven to eight hours. Insufficient sleep causes the release of adrenaline-like substances that induce insulin resistance.


    Both the medical research community and food "manufaturers" have known MSG's side effects for decades! There is a definite link from MSG to Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Migraines and headaches, Autism, ADHD and even Alzheimer's.


    But see if that is true--Go to the National Library of Medicine, at www.pubmed.com Type in the words "MSG Obese" and read a few of the 122medical studies that appear.

    Inhalable insulin Exubera approved by FDA.

    Pray. Under stress, your body produces hormones that make blood sugar rise. Chronic stress can cause insulin resistance, which in turn may promote diabetes. Orange scent- a drop calms people and puts them in a more positive mood.

    To help stabilize blood sugar:

    VITAMINS AND MINERALS
    • 600 mcg of Chromium to relieve depression for 54% of women- stabilizing blood sugar improves brains ability to produce mood boosting hormones while cutting hunger and fat storage
    • Vitamin E



    Always eat breakfast.

    Nearly one third of diabetics don't even realize they have it. Forty percent of people with diabetes, globally, don't see a doctor. Millions of Americans are pre-diabetic and prone to blood sugar problems, food cravings, mood swings and weight gain if they indulge in sugary treats, like sodas, Popsicles and ice cream.

    When children squirm, nag and misbehave in lines or long car rides it could very well be their blood sugar level. Give them apples, granola and bananas instead.

    Diabetes is the 5th leading cause of death by disease in the U.S. Forbes magazine (Oct 30, 2006, ) reports that sales of diabetes drugs could soar from $12 billion now to $26 billion in 2011. Seven new diabetes drugs are in the works. "Until people accept the fact that they cannot eat whatever is put in front of them, we are going to need more diabetes medication."

    Since mood swings are related to high blood sugar see http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/sh....php?p=1324365
    Last edited by girltalk; 11-19-2009 at 09:59 AM. Reason: To highlight, in red, the words TYPE 2 Diabetes

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    Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic

    Ever notice that you will be starving a few hours after eating a sugary snack? This overpowering urge to continue eating sweets is a function of the insulin levels in your body. The increased levels of the hunger hormone after a snack tell your brain that you are even more hungry.

    The major-insulin boosters are sweets. The fact is that eating a candy bar can make you ravenous within a couple of hours. And, as most failed dieters know, sweet binges are self-perpetuating. A handful of cookies in the morning can spell disaster for the whole dieting day.


    Insulin, the hunger hormone in your blood can slow down your metabolism, make you increasingly hungrier, make it harder to lose weight and easier to gain weight. Insulin has had a dramatic impact on people who are struggling to control their weight. Insulin not only responds to what you have eaten; it also stimulates an appetite for more. (That is why it is known as the hunger hormone.)


    In an obesity study, subjects whose insulin levels were stimulated by drinking "sugar water" out-ate the control group by over 500 calories, when set loose at a buffet.

    A U.S. government study has shown tht the mere sight of food triggers the release of dopamine, a brain chemical that prompts powerful food cravings.
    (Counteract dopamine surges by taking a five-minute walk. "Exercise activates your brain's satiety center, which can stop food cravings." Curbs appetite for up to 6 hours after a stroll.


    Research shows that the taste and aroma when eating a peppermint can eliminate the urge to eat.


    Insulin not only stimulates your appetite; increased levels of insulin can actually slow your metabolism and cause your body to store fat more easily. Therefore you will not only feel hungrier more often on an insulin-boosting diet, you'll also be more likely to gain weight. And if you're already over-weight, you already have more insulin than you should in your bloodstream; the more overweight a person, the more insulin he has in his system.


    Cutting down on the fat will have a dramatic effect on your weight loss. FAT MAKES FAT!! There's evidence that fatty foods can slow down glucose metabolism and create an abnormally high level of insulin in the body.

    Have you ever said, "I get fat just looking at food"? It is now proven that in some people just the sight or even the thought of food can make their insulin levels surge, thus making them hungry. When blood samples were taken after showing hyper-responding people a juicy, sizzling steak there was a jump in insulin levels and therefore a dramatic jump in their level of hunger.

    Artificial sweeteners, have the same effect on insulin levels as natural sugar! (They trick your body into thinking you are going to get sugar and it will continue craving sugar until it gets some!)

    Absolutely stay away from high fructose corn sweetners. http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/sh....php?p=1397371 Check every label for this nasty stuff.

    Stress can slow down your metabolism. When the body is faced with stress of any kind--a traffic jam, an illness, an over-wrought boss or even the stress of dieting --it releases anti-stress (adrenal) hormones, particularly norepinephrine. In a well-nourished, fit person, the body recovers quickly from the stress and goes on as before. Most average Americans are existing on what can be termed a "fast food" that depletes their reserves of micro-nutrients. When this happens, the body's fat-burning ability is impaired.

    To reduce the effect of stress on your body and get your metabolism in high gear you need anti-stress vitamins and minerals (which can also help you control hunger and cravings and help you control stress) and you need to be active. (You may not even feel like being active now but once you get your metabolism corrected you will start losing weight and feel so good about it you will want to be more active to burn more calories.)

    FACT: A crash diet can lower your metabolic rate, sometimes as much as 20%, while exercise increases your metabolic rate so that even if your diet remains the same you will lose weight! Exercise stimulates your body to burn fat even after the exercise ceases. You will continue to burn off calories at a high rate for up to two hours after an exercise session.

    You need an adequate number of calories each day (too few calories is as counter-productive as too many). A severe low-calorie diet can cause metabolism to slow down dramatically. It can cause a 15-30% decrease in metabolic rates.

    Counting calories doesn't work. (You just have to break your meals down...not one or two or three big ones....Eat six times. You don't need a full course meal each time-one course for each of your smaller meals is plenty.

    If you eat a doughnut and coffee for breakfast, have some crackers and cheese for lunch an it can become "no holds barred" come dinner. This irregular eating pattern puts your insulin levels on a roller coaster, making it much more difficult to avoid quick fixes of sugar and caffeine and making you extremely vulnerable to cravings and binges.....and those binges will pack on pounds.

    Regular meals at regular times make it easier to improve your metabolism and help control your insulin --therefore, you lose weight. Bad eating habits make you feel terrible as well as make you gain weight. Eat real meals and realize how good you can feel.


    If you took the food you will eat for the whole day and either ate it slowly over the course of the day or saved it all to eat at one meal your body is going to process it completely different. And you will be fat from eating the one big meal. (Fact: you can actually eat more calories, spread through the day and lose more weight than if you ate them all at once.)

    Breakfast is a must- Oatmeal with fat free milk is a good choice or a bowl of cereal or toast and fruit . You have been sleeping for several hours so you body has had nothing for hours. When your body doesn't receive calories it will slow your metabolsim to conserve calories. You need something in your body before you begin your work day.

    You must have a real lunch---3-4 oz of protein (either fish or chicken) or a salad or soup-- or some other combination of foods that qualify as a proper lunch. And you must eat a real meal at dinner.

    Pasta with red sauce ....you are going to be starving because pasta is starch which will convert to sugar and the sauce is full of sugar (unless you make your own) ....so you will have an insulin spike!)


    Insulin spikes, from bad eating habits contribute to diabetes, which is now at epidemic proportions.

    Forbes magazine (Oct 30, 2006, ) reports that sales of diabetes drugs could soar from $12 billion now to $26 billion in 2011. Seven new diabetes drugs are in the works.

    Forty percent of people with diabetes, globally, don't see a doctor.
    A North Carolina study revealed that almost one in three of us will be obese by our 35th birthday.

    "Until people accept the fact that they cannot eat whatever is put in front of them, we are going to need more diabetes medication."


    See also http://www.freesamplesite.com/ydf/sh...d.php?t=106125
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    Can you please make it VERY clear that you are talking about TYPE 2 diabetes? Too many people get confused and don't understand the difference - TYPE 1 diabetes (also known as insulin-dependent or juvenile diabetes) is NOT preventable and there is no cure! I'm not discounting what you've said about type 2 - it is very important and fast becoming an epidemic. But this would be a good opportunity to educate people about the difference between type 1 and type 2.

    Type 1 diabetes is where the pancreas completely stops producing insulin. The reasons are not certain (the reigning theory is a virus attacks the beta cells, which produce insulin). A person with Type 1 diabetes must take insulin for the rest of their lives. Yes, diet and exercise are very important in maintaining a healthy body, but regardless of how healthy they are, how well they eat or how much they exercise, they will ALWAYS require insulin. It isn't something you can catch, it's not contagious. It is also something you can't prevent or predict. Type 1 diabetes (like type 2), if not controlled, can lead to the same repercussions as uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetics are also at high risk for death from extremely low blood sugar. Their bodies basically shut down. (My husband nearly died last October from this. Fortunately my mother found him in time to get help.)

    In Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is still producing insulin, but either not enough, or the body has stopped using it properly. Diet and exercise play MAJOR factors in controlling diabetes. If blood sugar cannot be controlled with diet and exercise, then oral medications are frequently used. Insulin is sometimes used as well, either instead of or in conjunction with oral medications. I may be wrong, but isn't the leading cause of Type 2 diabetes obesity?

    Yes, this is personal to me. My husband is a type 1 diabetic. I have made it a mission in life to help educate people about diabetes, which you've already done. But, please, use this opportunity to let people know about the difference between the two types.

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    Thank you Chilla for the clarification.

    :: Type 1 for 34 years and counting. :: :cool:

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    Thank you. You did a wonderful job of explaining it.

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    MSG and Diabetes

    MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer.

    If you eat out, you are almost guaranteed to get a nasty dose of MSG, aflavor enhancer. KFC puts in in everything--chicken, potatoes, gravy. MSG goes by many aliases so if you ask if they use MSG they can deny it. Many restaurant employees and their managers, will swear they don't use MSG but ask for the ingredient list and you WILL see MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein everywhere.

    Many of today’s prepared food products contain MSG as a byproduct.

    Burger King, McDonalds, Wendy's, Taco Bell, every restaurant, even the sit down ones like TGIF, Chilis', Applebees and Denny's use MSG in abundance. Kentucky Fried Chicken is one of the very WORST offenders: MSG is in every chicken dish, salad dressing and gravy. Their secret spice is MSG! (SEE MORGAN SPURLOCK'S DOCUMENTARY "SUPER SIZE ME, WHERE HE ATE AT MCDONALD'S FOR A MONTH.) That was just scary to see what damage the foods were doing to his body...not even his doctors expected it to be so bad!

    On the rare occasions one must eat out order broiled or baked.

    Many items that don't have MSG on the label have something called Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, which is just another name for Monosodium Glutamate.

    MSG ALIASES- is hidden under many different names in order to fool those who catch on. We are blindly feeding this to our children!

    Strive to stay away from foods that contain the following ingredients which are definite sources of MSG:

    autolyzed yeast
    sodium caseinate
    calcium caseinate
    gelatin (including all gelatin-covered nutritional supplements)
    hydrolyzed protein
    textured protein
    yeast extract
    citric acid
    Also, please be aware that the following ingredients usually contain MSG:

    any mixes labeled as "flavouring"
    natural flavours
    soy protein isolate, concentrate, or extract
    protein powders like whey powder
    carrageenan



    A book on the food additive industry called The Slow Poisoning of America, (www.spofamerica.com), says MSG is added to food for the addictive effect it has on the human body.

    The food manufacturers lobby group supporting MSG at: http://www.msgfacts.com/facts/msgfact12.html explains that they add it to food to make people eat more. It is good for elderly people who need to eat more, but then they have the side effects.


    http://i.am/jah/why.htm

    The MSG manufacturers themselves admit that it addicts people to their products. It makes people choose their product over others, and makes people eat more of it than they would if MSG wasn't added. And we wonder why the nation is overweight?

    Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, it is an addictive substance! Since its introduction into the American food supply fifty years ago, MSG has been added in larger and larger doses to the prepackaged meals, soups, snacks and fast foods we are tempted to eat everyday.

    MSG, like Aspartame, is an excitotoxin. http://www.excitotoxins.info/


    Both the medical research community and food "manufaturers" have known MSG's side effects for decades! There is a definite link from MSG to Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Migraines and headaches, Autism, ADHD and even Alzheimer's.


    But see if that is true--Go to the National Library of Medicine, at www.pubmed.com Type in the words "MSG Obese" and read a few of the 122medical studies that appear.


    Good website: http://www.msgmyth.com/discus/messages/247/256.html

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    Dr. Gott on Hawthorn Berries for diabetes,restless leg syndrome and heart

    ...hawthorn berries extract was effective in treating patients with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes who were simultaneously taking medications prescribed by their physicians.

    ....available in capsules, liquid extracts, tinctures and solid extracts.


    Read whole story:
    http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/arti...4_DearDr762002
    Last edited by girltalk; 11-19-2009 at 09:33 AM.

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    From USA Weekind

    TOP 10 (DIABETES) SUPER FOODS

    1. Beans. Though high in calories, kidney, pinto, navy, black and other types of beans are rich in nutrients and high in fiber. They help you feel full and stay full longer, Tobin says.

    2. Dark, leafy green vegetables. Spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, kale and other dark, leafy green veggies are nutrient-dense, low in carbohydrates. And so low in calories that Tobin says you can “eat all you want.”

    3. Citrus fruits. Oranges, grapefruit and other citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, which helps heart health. Stick to whole fruits instead of juice. Fiber in whole fruit slows sugar absorption so you get the citrus fruit nutrients without sending your blood sugar soaring.

    4. Sweet potatoes. High in vitamin A and fiber and low in glycemic index, sweet potatoes don't “raise your blood sugar at the same level as a regular potato,” Tobin says.
    5. Berries. Whole, unsweetened blueberries, strawberries and other berries are full of antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Choose fresh or frozen for salads, smoothies or cereal.


    6. Tomatoes. Enjoy this low-calorie super food raw or cooked. Serve sliced, steamed, broiled or stewed, as a side dish, in salads, soups, casseroles or other dishes. “You're getting really very vital nutrients — vitamin C and iron and vitamin E,” Tobin says.

    7. Fish high in omega 3 fatty acids. Salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, halibut and herring are high in omega 3 fatty acids that help both heart health and diabetes. (Tobin advises staying away from breaded or deep-fried fish.)

    8. Whole grains. Pearled barley, oatmeal, breads and other whole-grain foods are high in fiber and contain nutrients such as magnesium, chromium, folate and omega 3 fatty acids.

    9. Nuts. Once a diet no-no because of nuts' high fat content, research now shows these are “good fats” (including omega 3s) that improve heart health and provide other benefits. But nuts are high in calories, so “you can't eat a whole bag of almonds or walnuts,” Tobin cautions. The ADA recommends 1.5 ounces a day, “a small handful.”

    10. Fat-free milk and yogurt. These dairy foods not only provide the calcium and vitamin D your body needs, but they also help curb cravings and between-meal snacks.


    http://www.usaweekend.com/article/20...fight-diabetes

    See also this one from Reader's Digest
    http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/10-...cle121742.html

    Also from Diabetes org
    http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fit...uperfoods.html

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    Reduce pain by lowering your blood sugar

    A diabetic asked Suzy Cohen of Dear Pharmacist for help with pins and needles and burning.

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    The No. 1 thing you can do to reduce pain is to lower your blood sugar.

    Also, see if you take a statin cholesterol drug, which is known to cause neuropathic sensations. The supplements that she recommends help shuttle more oxygen to your cells, reduce inflammation, protect the myelin wrapper around your delicate nerves, quench toxic free radicals and reduce protein kinase C (PKC). These could all be taken together:

    Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) — This antioxidant squashes free radicals that attack your myelin sheath and "fray" your nerve wiring. You might notice effect in a few days, though most people require several weeks. Try 200-250 two to four times daily or half that dose if you take R lipoic acid. To boost this antioxidant's effect, take it with fish oil, krill oil or DHA extract, about 500 mg with food.

    Curcumin — Found in the spice turmeric, it reduces blood sugar. Curcumin chases away a pain-causing chemical TNF as well as nitric oxide. It helps to cool the burn you feel in your nerves. Cook with turmeric spice, but also take a supplement, 500 mg twice daily. Effects take about a month.

    Methylcobalamin (B12) — When your body starves for B12, you lose the myelin sheath, and your nerves short circuit. This can cause neuropathy and depression.

    Thiamine — A glass of wine every night can steal this nerve-protective nutrient. Candida overgrowth can snatch it too. Run low on thiamine, and you absolutely will suffer with bizarre neuropathic sensations. She suggests about 50 to 100 mg daily for a few months, along with a low dose B-complex so you have all the other Bs on board.

    Neuragen — It's a topical ointment sold at pharmacies and online. A study showed that it might be helpful for shingles neuralgia, diabetic or HIV neuropathy or trigeminal neuralgia.

    Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/arti...4_spancl409787

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