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Diabetes: Prevention, Management And Control 2

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 : Meaning of Type 2 Diabetes: Two Causes of High Blood Glucose

Chapter 2 : Top 10 Causes of Type 2 Diabetes

Chapter 3 : 10 Top Symptoms of Diabetes

Chapter 4 : TYPE 2 DIABETES : 7 PREVENTION MEASURES

Chapter 5 : 6 Reasons Why Children Develop Diabetes Than Before

Chapter 6 : Diabetes Neuropathy: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Nerve Damage

Chapter 7 : 7 Risk Factors Shared By Diabetes And Certain Cancer

Chapter 8 : 10 ways to eat less calories to control diabetes and weight

Chapter 9 : 18 Fruits And Herbs For Diabetes

Chapter 10 : Tumeric Helps To Control Diabetes

Chapter 11 : 17 Foods For Weight Loss And Diabetes Control

Chapter 12 : PREVENTING PREDIABETES FROM TURNING INTO DIABETES

Chapter 13 : How To Reverse Diabetes Type 2 With Diets

Closing

Introduction

Diabetes is a very hard disease to live with, even deadly. However, many people have live with it for many years through proper management and control of their blood sugar via diets and drugs. Diabetes is something you should take seriously if you have been diagnosed with it or your love one has been diagnosed with it.
If you have diabetes, the first thing you should do is to read a lot about the disease and educate yourself, your family, friends and people you know that will be looking after you about your new disease. You need to know much about diabetes and that is what this book is going to do for you. No knowledge is waste they say, so no knowledge in this book is a waste, no matter how small it is.
If you don’t have diabetes but your love one has, read and acquire much knowledge (from this book) about the illness as if you are the one that has it, that is if you really love the victim and yourself especially if the victim is your blood family member or relative. You should know that if your blood relative or family member has diabetes, you are also susceptible to have it.
Why this knowledge? The more you know about diabetes, the more you will be able to deal with it and face realities about this life-threatening disease.
Let me use the case of my mum as an example. The first thing we did as a family when my mum was diagnosed with diabetes is to read a lot about the symptoms, prevention, management, controlling of blood sugar and the various health complications associated with diabetes. With that knowledge merely looking at my mum, we know if her blood sugar or glucose level has risen. Also, we know from her behavior like aggressiveness that all is not well with her blood sugar or glucose level.
Also, we know that wound is very dangerous for people with diabetes as it will not heal in time. Whenever she is injured, we usually take care of the wound with urgency. And when she had one terrible, bad and infected foot ulcer after stepping on a nail, we urgently took care of her. The foot ulcer that would have lead to amputation or even death was healed at home within few months with the help of my father, a nurse and we children despite that we are living in another state. Thanks to God and the swiftness with which we acted because of the knowledge we have about diabetes related health complications before. That is why any knowledge in this book is not a waste. It might be and may not be your perfect book for diabetes, but you will definitely gain more knowledge that will be useful for you in preventing, managing, controlling and treating diabetes.
If you are diabetic, please don’t take care of it alone. Find someone close to you probably someone living with you that can be taking care of you or rather assisting you. And if it is your love one that have diabetes please don’t leave them alone in this battle for life and fitness, especially if you want that person to live longer.
The reason for all I have said above is to show you that you need to read this my book ‘Diabetes : Prevention, Management And Control 2 ( You can buy volume 1 from this link : amazon.com/author/akinola ) in order to know one, two or more things about diabetes and prolong your life and that of your love ones.
This is my second book on diabetes, if you think that I try, kindly give a good review for encouragement and motivation to do better.
READ THIS BOOK ‘DIABETES : PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL’ NOW AND PROLONG THAT LIFE!!!

Chapter 1 : Meaning of Type 2 Diabetes: Two Causes of High Blood Glucose

Meaning of Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is the commonest type of diabetes and is affecting millions of people around the world. Type 2 diabetes is characterized by high glucose which specialists allude to as hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is different from other kind of diabetes such as type 1 diabetes, gestational and other types of diabetes because it is characterized by high blood glucose level. The danger of type 2 diabetes is high glucose in the blood stream.

TWO FACTORS CAUSING HIGH
GLUCOSE LEVEL
This high blood glucose is caused 1. high glucose are insulin resistance and 2. decreased generation of insulin by the pancreas. Predominance of Diabetes is a serious, common disease affecting multi-millions people throughout the world and over 30 million individuals in the United States alone of which 90 to 95 percent have type 2 diabetes. This indicate that very nearly 10 percent of United States population are diabetic. Imagine if more than 30 million have diabetes in the US, how many people will have the disease worldwide? Diabetes should not be taken lightly because it is currently the seventh driving reason for death among Americans, as per the CDC. And the case of diabetes will continue to rise because of the modern lifestyles will live which encourages diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases. On the off chance that present patterns proceed with, one of
each three grown-ups in the United States will have some type
of diabetes by 2050.
The CDC additionally evaluates there were 1.7 million recently analyzed instances of diabetes among individuals matured 20 and more established in the United States in 2012. If you have diagnosed with diabetes or any of your close relation or friend is diabetic, you are not alone as the disease affect around 347 million individuals presently round the world, as indicated by the World Health Organization (WHO). Let us talk about the two Major reasons why you might be diabetic or have type 2 diabetes to be precise.

1. Insulin Resistance
Insulin resistance is a state inwhich the body’s cells don’t utilize insulin productively. Accordingly, it takes more insulin than typical to transport glucose (the fundamental kind of sugar found in the circulation system) into cells, where it can be utilized for fuel or put away for later utilize. It’s not so much clear why a few individuals create insulin resistance and others don’t. It must be noted that is not everybody that develop type 2 diabetes do so because of high consumption of sugar or other detrimental lifestyles. So many many factors could cause it or lead to insulin resistance.

2. Decreased Insulin Production

If there is insulin resistance the pancreas reacts by discharging more insulin. This higher-than typical level of insulin in the circulation system is called hyperinsulinemia. In the beginning the pancreas may have the capacity to keep the glucose level in the blood balanced by discharging insulin and glucose levels may stay inside of the typical extent — around 70 to 100 mg/dl before suppers and lower than 140 mg/ dl after dinners. However, like other engine, the pancreas will no longer be able to keep up the balance in the long run. That means the pancreas will not be able to supply the insulin needed to balance the blood sugar or glucose level. This break down of the pancreas will lead to continual rising of the glucose levels.
In the early stages, higher-than-ordinary glucose may bring about no side effects. Be that as it may, getting it early is critical, on the O that after some time, high glucose can damage some major part of the body.
HIGHLIGHTS
Type 2 diabetes is a condition of high blood glucose level which is detrimental to the body. This high blood sugar level is caused by insulin resistance and low insulin production due to overwork and consequent breakdown of the pancreas.

Chapter 2 : Top 10 Causes of Type 2 Diabetes

So many factors or a single one can cause someone to develop diabetes. This article will analyse some major risk factors or causes of type 2 diabetes.

10 CAUSES OF DIABETES

1. Eating an excessive amount of food especially fat can cause diabetes.

2. Engaging in little or no physical activities or exercise is one of the major causes of diabetes.

3. Type 2 diabetes happens when the pancreas doesn’t make enough insulin, or the cells of the body gotten to be impervious to insulin. This is a hormone made in the pancreas that permits glucose (sugar) to leave the circulatory system, enter the cells to be utilized as energy.

4. Being corpulent or overweight puts you at noteworthy danger for having type 2 diabetes. It was revealed by one research that 90% individuals with type 2 diabetes are overweight or fat. Therefore, it is advisable for people that are overweight to reduce their weight. If not, they are writing invitation letter to diabetes.

5. The number five factors that causes diabetes on my list is abundance fat, particularly stomach fat. The fat that accumulate in your tommy changes the way that your body reacts to insulin, prompting a condition called insulin resistance. With this condition, your cells utilize insulin to process glucose out of the blood bringing about high glucose levels. While not everybody with insulin resistance creates diabetes, individuals with insulin resistance are at expanded danger of developing diabetes.

6. The number six factors on my list is poor eating habits

We need to be careful about what we eat and drink if we really want to avoid diabetes or control the condition in already diabetic individual. We need to be eating less high calorie food, refined nourishments and drinks, for example, soft drinks or juices, and to eat more crude or natural products such as vegetables, and whole grains.

7. We need to limit the time we spent in front of television. An excessive amount of TV Time has been revealed as one of the causes of diabetes. A study shows that individuals who stared at the TV more than two hours a day were more likely than their associates to have diabetes.

The reason why people that spend long hours watching TV could develop diabetes is that it is likely they will be eating while watching the TV. Since they will stay in one position their body cannot metabolise the food properly.

However, cutting TV time back to under 10 hours a week and including an every day 30- minute walk prompted 43 percent less chances of developing diabetes.

8. The number eight factor on my list of possible causes of diabetes is lack of physical exercise.

You need more muscle than fat on your body to prevent diabetes. That is why you need to engage in one exercise or the other because enough musclesp rotect the body against insulin resistance and consequently type 2 diabetes.

9. Rest Habits

Rest unsettling influences have been named to influence the body’s utulization of insulin and blood sugar by expanding the work on the pancreas. After some time, this can lead to type 2 diabetes. Therefore, balancing our sleep within 7 to 8 hours at night is the key to avoid diabetes when it comes to sleep pattern.

10. Hereditary qualities

The number ten on my list of possible causes of diabetes is hereditary factors as diabetes is known to run in certain families. If you have a family member who is diabetic , there is possibility that you will develop diabetes. Once, you have family member or relation that is diabetic, start learning about diabetes and adjust your lifestyle and diets to cut your chances of developing the disease.

The aforementioned ten factors are among the top possible causes of type 2 diabetes.

Chapter 3 : 10 Top Symptoms of Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease characterized by high level of blood sugar in the body which causes all sort of complications in the body. Diabetes itself does not kill but the complications. In order to prevent yourself from the harmful effect of complications you need to control your blood sugar by controlling your food and use your drugs.


TOP TEN SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES
1. FREQUENT URINATION
Diabetes can make you urinate more than usual especially during the night. If you are getting up like 3 times or more during the night to urinate, then you might need to check your sugar level or control what you are eating. If you need to urinate frequently more than usual that you are feeling concern about your level of urination, it could be a symptom of diabetes.
This is because the kidneys are working hard to get rid of all that extra blood glucose.
2. ABNORMAL THIRST
Diabetes will make you feel thirsty than before. Since you are urinating more than before, your body will be trying to replenish those lost fluids from the body and that is why you will be feeling so thirsty for more water.
3. ABNORMAL HUNGER
Just like diabetes can make you more thirsty, it can also make you more hungry. This excessive hunger can come from sharp peaks and lows in blood sugar levels as the body craves more or less of the glucose that cells need to function.
4. YEAST AND FUNGI INFECTIONS
Yeast candida and other fungal infections could be a symptom of diabetes.
Fungi and bacteria are known to grow in sugar-rich environ, so they tend to thrive in a diabetic body.
Also your body is vulnerable to all sort of infections since your immune system will be low.
5. DRY SKIN
Dry skin such as itchy skin can be a sign of diabetes. Other skin conditions like acanthosis nigricans which is the darkening of the skin around the neck or armpit area is also a great sign of diabetes. If you have acanthosis nigricans it is better you check your blood sugar and talk to your doctor if your blood sugar is still normal because acanthosis nigricans may be a sign of high insulin resistance.
6. LONG OR POOR HEALING PROCESS
Having cuts, and bruises that fail to heal as at when due is a great symptoms of diabetes. This is because the excessive amounts of glucose traveling the veins and arteries will get the veins and arteries damaged making it hard for the blood needed to take part in the healing process to reach the injured part of the body.
7. WEIGHT LOSS
One of the symptoms of diabetes is weight loss as a result of high blood sugar levels. The reason for this weight loss is because the the body starts breaking down protein from the muscle to get energy as insulin hormone is not supplying glucose into the cells, where it can be used as energy.
Another reason for the weight loss is that lots of calories are loss as the kidneys are also doing a great work to eliminate the excess sugar.
8. TINGLING AND NUMBNESS
Another symptoms of diabetes is Tingling or numbness in the hands and feet as well as burning pain or swelling in those part of the body. Diabetes damages nerves and tingling, numbness and burning pain are those symptoms that your nerves are going through the process of damages. This is termed neuropathy (nerve damaged).
9. FEELING OF FATIGUE
Fatigue and irritability are two among many of the symptoms of diabetes. You will be sick if your blood sugar is high. The weakness that comes with it will make you feel fatigue and irritable. The reason for these symptoms is that the body will be working hard to fill the gap or make up for the lack of glucose.
10. FAILING OR POOR VISION
Failing vision is also one of the symptoms of diabetes or high blood sugar level. There is no way a high blood sugar level will not cause blurred vision because high blood glucose changes the shape of the lens and the eye causing distortion in vision. If care is not taken and your blood sugar is higher for an unchecked long period of time, it can lead to blindness. But is changeable before blindness if you reverse your blood sugar level to normal.

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Chapter 4 : TYPE 2 DIABETES : 7 PREVENTION MEASURES

There is a popular saying that prevention is better than cure. The same thing goes for diabetes. Preventing diabetes is definitely better than curing it. Diabetes is popular now than before so to prevent it should be easy than before. Although, many people that develop the sickness do not have any fault on their part, to be sincere. We must be sincere and clarify the fact: is not everybody that have diabetes do so because of bad lifestyle or diets. Many factors are responsible for diabetes that we have little control over, such as hereditary and other factors. I read online in one of the respected health website that chronic malaria could cause diabetes. This shows that a lot of factors are responsible for the diseases that people developed, a lot of interlinking factors.

However, the disease can still be prevented to certain high degree especially if we recognize that we are a potential diabetic. For instance someone whom father or mother or someone related by blood is diabetic is prone or vulnerable to diabetes. Also someone that is alcoholic, eat fat, obese, drink sugar is vulnerable to diabetes. Such group of people should be very careful, and learn what they could do to prevent it.

If you are told your glucose is strangely high, you’re being cautioned that unless you roll out a few improvements in your life today, you would probably develop diabetes.

7 WAYS TO PREVENT DIABETES

1. EXERCISE: exercise is recommended for everybody whether diabetic, prediabetic or non-diabetic. Strolling 30 minutes a day can diminish the danger of getting type 2 diabetes by 60 percent in three years or more.

2. DRUGS

There are drugs that can help to burn excess fat and sugar from the
body thus preventing diabetes.

3. DIET

This is the best way to prevent diabetes. Foods low in fat and sugar but high in fiber are good for preventing and controlling diabetes. Some fruits are also good for diabetes meaning they will be good for preventing the disease.

4. REDUCE YOUR WEIGHT

Reducing your weight is critical for preventing diabetes.
Diabetes and overweight walks hand in hand. Most people that are diabetic are overweight presently or sometimes ago before they develop the disease. It is advisable to reduce your weight to reduce your chance of developing diabetes.

5. QUIT SMOKING

Smoking is also linked to diabetes so quit the habit to lower your odd
of developing the disease.

6. QUIT ALCOHOL
If you are a lover of alcohol, then your odd of having diabetes is high. That is one of the reasons men develop the disease.

7. TREAT INFECTION EARLY
It must be clarify that infection could trigger various diseases such as diabetes. I know most of my readers would not have heard or read that untreated infections such as malaria could trigger diabetes.

BOTTOM LINE
Preventing diabetes is better than curing the disease. There is a chance for everything. If you are yet to be diabetic, following the seven preventive measures mentioned above will help you.


Chapter 5 : 6 Reasons Why Children Develop Diabetes Than Before

Children are now developing diabetes type 2 at an alarming rate. This type of diabetes was considered as an adult diabetes before. But now both young and old including the children are susceptible to type 2 diabetes.

If children had diabetes before, it will be type 1 because 99% of children diabetes then are type 1. That is why type 2 diabetes was considered an adult disease.

Figures from health institutions and organisations revealed that thousands of children in the modern world are joining the diabetes rank every year. From America to Africa to Asia, children are now been diagnosed with diabetes everyday.

The question that we can definitely ask is that why the sudden risen in type 2 diabetes among children?

FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES AMONG CHILDREN

1. One thing i know is responsible for diabetes rate increment among children and adult is our modern lifestyle which favors diabetes development.

2. Another reason for the increment of diabetes among children is that high number of children now are more obese compare to decades ago. You will see many children that their stature will look like an older age because they are obese and they will be happy about it. Some children will even increase their age because they want to take advantage of their fat stature to claim level and seniority among their peers and even among those that are older. Imagine, such children will never want to slim down or reduce their weight because they like the way they are.

3. Another reason is that people were more richer than before. I mean there are more rich families now than before because of the easy way to transact business and availability of companies and industries than before. Such highly paid workers will definitely feed their families. Many rich family believe that eating sweet and delicious food is how they could enjoy life and their money. This will then have an aftereffect on the children as they were feed fat and junk foods right from the start of their life. Studies have shown that there is a link between early obesity and insulin resistance.

4. Another reason is increase in genetic inheritance. What do i mean? Since the rate of diabetes is also high in adults more than before, these adults will definitely pass diabetes to their children through their gene. And we know diabetes is hereditary.

5. Another reason for the alarming rate of diabetes in children is that most of these children are sedentary. Children of today don’t work hard as before and that is a fault from their parents. They think they are caring for them but they are spoiling their health.

6. One more reason for the increase of type 2 diabetes among children is that most children now are consuming more sugary products than children of olden days. Parents will buy all sort of sugary products for their children especially when they are going to school in the morning.

BOTTOM LINE

It should not be surprising that children of today are developing type 2 diabetes because our modern lifestyle encourages it and their parent also love it. Changing of diets to foods low in t, calories and fat and reduction of weight can make diabetes in both adult and children undetectable.

Chapter 6 : Diabetes Neuropathy: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Nerve Damage

One of the consequences or complications of uncontrolled diabetes or high blood glucose or sugar level is a condition known as diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage.

Diabetic neuropathy is a condition that must be treated promptly to prevent total damage of the nerves. Total damage of the nerves will definitely have a negative effects on other vital organs of the body. Since blood and other important nutrients are transported through the nerves, getting it damage will not be funny.

9 CAUSES OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY OR NERVE DAMAGE

In individuals with diabetes, the body’s nerves can be harmed or damaged by diminished blood stream and a high glucose level. This condition is more probable when the glucose level is not well controlled.

A large percentage of individuals with diabetes create nerve damage because at the initial stage it is often hard for them to control their blood sugar.

Symptoms of nerve damage in diabetes do not usually surface until many years after diabetes has been developed. Though, some people that have developed the disease long before they realized or diagnosed usually have nerve damage earlier than people who are diagnosed not long before or immediately after they developed diabetes.

SYMPTOMS OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY OR NERVE DAMAGE

The kind of symptoms you will have as a result of nerve damage depend on the type of nerves that were damaged.

Nerves in the feet and legs are frequently influenced because the negative effects of consistent uncontrolled blood sugar as relate to nerve damage typically begin in the toes and feet.

1. Shivering or blazing in the toes and fleets are symptoms of nerve damage.

2. Profound throbbing pain.

3. After some time, the pains of nerve harm can likewise extended to the fingers and hands.

4.  As the nerve deteriorates, you will likely lose feeling in your feet and legs.

5. Your skin will likewise get to be numb.

6. You might not feel any pain when you venture or step on something sharp

7. Another symptom of diabetes neuropathy is that you might not realize that you have a rankle or little cut

8. Another symptoms of nerve damage as a result of diabetes is that you might not feel any pain when your feet or hands touch something that is excessively hot or frosty

9. You might find it difficult to digest food when the nerves  that control assimilation are damaged. It is advisable to get your nerve damage controlled and treated before it gets to this stage because how will your drug s and medications will be processed if you are having problem processing or digesting what you eat or consume.  Damage to nerves that
control assimilation quite often happens in individuals with serious nerve damage in their feet and legs.

Feeling full subsequent to eating just a little measure of food, indigestion and bloating , queasiness, obstruction, gulping issues, hurling undigested food a couple of hours after a feast are symptoms that nerves that control digestion are getting damaged.

9. Diabetes neuropathy or nerve damage may also damage nerves in your heart and veins. Feeling tipsy when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension), having a quick heart rate and having some signs that comes before heart disease and attack are symptoms that the nerve controlling your heart are getting damaged.

SIDE EFFECTS OF NERVE DAMAGE ARE

1. Since nerves control sexual activities, those with diabetes neuropathy or nerve damage may find it difficult to get erection as the nerve controlling erection will be weak or damaged.

2. Vaginal dryness in woman

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3. Another side effect of nerve damage is not having the capacity to tell when your glucose gets too low

5. Another consequences of nerve damage is sweating excessively, even at the point when the temperature is cool.

6. One of the early side effects of diabetes neuropathy is feet that are exceptionally damp with sweat and the advanced stage side effect is exceptionally dryness of the feet.

TREATMENT OF DIABETES NEUROPATHY OR NERVE DAMAGE

The best way to treat diabetes neuropathy or nerve damage as a consequence of diabetes is to start controlling your blood glucose level immediately you discovered that you are diabetic. Also, immediate action or treatment should commence immediately you notice one or more of the aforementioned symptoms of diabetes.

It is advisable to take after your doctors recommendation on the most proficient method to moderate diabetic nerve damage.

As said above, the best method is to control your glucose level and this can be achieved by:

1. Eating recommended food for diabetes. Eating diabetes diets may go a long way in your diabetes management and determine how your diabetes story will be writing and end. Many people have properly controlled their blood sugar level by following the recommendations of expert concerning the food to be eaten by diabetic. Do not say you cannot live without eating so and so food, that they want to kill you before you die, remember that the food will live without you and you may die before you die if you do not eat a proper or recommended diets for diabetes. Unripe plantain and other foods that are highly rich in fiber but low in calories are good for diabetics.

2. Getting involved in physical  activity from time to time will help to averse the effect of nerve damage.

3. You should check your glucose level frequently. This will help you to keep necessary actions and to know whether what you are doing is wrong or right.

4. Try keeping a record of your numbers with the goal that you know the sorts of diets and activities that influence your glucose level

5. Make sure you take your medication or insulin properly as recommended by your medical experts.

Highlights:
Neuropathy diabetes or nerve damage is damage to the body nerves especially in the toes and fleets as a result of long term uncontrolled blood glucose level.

Symptoms include tingling or sharp pains in the affected part of the body, excessive coldness or dryness of the affected part and inability to feel pain in the affected body parts.

The best way to treat nerve damage is to control your glucose level by following your doctor advice on the kind of diet you will be eating and other lifestyle changes. Take your diabetes drug regularly. Drugs are also available to treat diabetes neuropathy.

Chapter 7 : 7 Risk Factors Shared By Diabetes And Certain Cancer

Medical scientists have discovered that there is a link between diabetes and some form of cancer. They found out that certain risk factors that cause diabetes can also lead to cancer. Scientists are trying their best to make research and discoveries in order to enlighten people about their health. Many people are ignorant about their health. They are well educated in other aspect of their lives, they were educated and well grounded in finance, relationship, news, entertainment, sports, market and other aspect of life but when it comes to health education, their score is zero. Though, having education on health does not mean that one will not sick but having the knowledge is always better because knowledge is better than ignorance anytime any day.
The research shows that certain factors that cause diabetes also cause certain types of cancers such as liver, pancreas, uterus, colon, breast and bladder cancer.

The medical researchers are still learning more about the link between type 2 diabetes and those type of cancers.

7 RISK FACTORS SHARED
BY DIABETES AND CERTAIN CANCER

Some common risk factors shared by both type 2 diabetes and certain form of cancer include:
1. Age – Age is a major factor for both disease because the research shows that as you get older, your risk for both type 2 diabetes and cancer goes up.
2. Gender – Your type of gender have an important role to play when it comes to diabetes and cancer. Overall, cancer occurs more often in men. Men also have a slightly higher risk of diabetes than women.
3. Race/ethnicity – Race is another key risk factors common to cancer and diabetes. It was noticed that African Americans and non-Hispanic whites are more likely to develop cancer. Whereas, African Americans, Native Americans, HisLatinosLatinos, and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
4. Overweight – It is important to keep a balance or lean weight because obesity or being overweight is known to increase your risk of type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.
5. Inactivity – Our body needs to warm up regularly to perform to optimum and keep us away from disease. Therefore, make sure that you involve in one exercise or the other at least 30 minutes a day. Make sure your heart beat fast and you sweattheexercise exercise. However, people that have diabetes, high blood pressure or heart problem should get recommendation from their doctors on the kind of exercise that is ideal for them.
But, ‘walking’ according to your strength and condition should not be dangerous for anyone. It has been proven that higher physical activity levels lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.
6. Smoking – Smoking is not good for your health. Smoking is linked to several types of cancer. Studies suggest that smoking is a risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes and all forms of cardiovascular diseases.
7. Alcohol – There is a medical research that prove that moderate alcoholic drinker live a healthier life than excessive drinkers and those that do not
drink alcohol at all. Therefore, drinking more than one drink a day for women or two drinks a day for men raises the risk for both diabetes and cancer.

Chapter 8 : 10 ways to eat less calories to control diabetes and weight

1. Make sure you are eating whole grains
Make sure you are eating a kernel of wheat, rice, barley, or other grain together with the outer shell or bran because the shell is full of fiber,vitamins, and minerals. This is recommended because fiber helps you feel full even on fewer calories. This will help you to control diabetes and your weight.

2. Avoid Trans fats

Saturated fats which are found in butter, coconut oil, animal fats in meat, dairy, bacon and chicken skin are better than trans fats but let them contribute just 10% of your calories. It will help you to control diabetes and your weight.

3. Eat More Fruits And Vegetable

Let fruits and vegetables contribute most of your daily calorie portion. People with diabetes should specially select the kind of fruits to eat after consultation with physician. Doing this will have a positive effects on your blood sugar level and weight.

4. Eat less of foods high in fat and sugar.
Such foods include sweets like cookies and cakes, yeast breads etc. Eating less sugar means better blood sugar control for diabetes and good for weight control as well.

5. Eat less of foods high in calories such as chicken dishes (often breaded and fried), energy drinks, sodas, tortilla dishes, sports drinks, Pizza, alcohol, pasta, and beef dishes. People with diabetes should probably avoid those food. This will help to control blood sugar level and your weight.

6. Try to delay the urge to eat for like 5 to 10 minutes to confirm maybe you actually want to eat. Avoid eating just because you feel like. This will help you to control your weight and diabetes. However, people with diabetes should not go hungry before eating even if it is small portion.

7. Make sure you keep unhealthy snacks far away from where you can easily see or take them. This will make you to eat less of them. Is one of the best ways to control your weight. Diabetes patients should avoid unhealthy snacks totally.

8. Always use small plate to eat.
The trick behind this is that you cannot put more food on the plate than the size of the plate. This will serve as caution and guide against eating large portion of food always. This will help you in controlling your weight and diabetes.

9. Try to eat your food slowly.
The science is that you eat more food when you are rushing than when yo are eating slowly. This will help you to avoid excess weight and lessen risk of diabetes.

10. Make sure you drink water while you’re eating, usually between few folklorks. This strategy will make you full, cut back on calories and control your weight and blood sugar whether you are diabetic or not.

Chapter 9 : 18 Fruits And Herbs For Diabetes

Fruits, herbs and vegetables are very essential in the diet of diabetics because of their high fiber, nutrients and vitamin content. The problem is that many diabetes patients don’t know the kind of fruit to consume since most fruits are sugary in taste and two, they are very careful when it comes to chosen what they eat in order not to trigger their blood sugar.

18 FRUITS AND HERBS FOR DIABETES

1. Apple

Apple is a good fruit for diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases prevention and control. Though, people with diabetes were not free to consume large quantity of apple like non-diabetics. Consuming one apple a day is recommended for non-diabetics and this will keep them at bay from doctors and prevent them from developing diabetes. Another reason apple is good for diabetes is that it lowers high blood pressures due to low sodium content. It also induces the secretion of urine which help to bring them the blood pressure and sugar to normal level. Remember, if high blood pressure level is high, blood sugar will also go up.

2. Carbage
Carbage contains a type of acid called tartronic acid which prevent the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrate into some fat preventing obesity and control diabetes. Carbage is also good for the treatment of heart and hypertension because it contains anti-oxidant vitamin A, C and E which enhances the regeneration of the arterial wall.

3. Cucumber

Cucumber helps to control diabetes because it has few carbohydrate and rich in vitamins and minerals making it a healthy food for diabetes and to control obesity.

4. Garden egg

Garden egg is also a recommended diet or fruit for hypertensive and diabetic patients. It helps to normalize blood sugar. Garden egg is rich in fiber and low in sugar.

5. Garlic

Garlic is recommended for the treatment of diabetes because it helps to normalize the sugar level in the blood. Garlic promotes waste excretions process which enhances diabetes. Garlic also regulates blood pressure and reduces the cholesterol level in the blood.

6. Ginger

Ginger is used for treating diabetes because it helps to lower cholesterol level.

7. Guava

Guava may also be considered as good fruit for diabetes because it helps to lower cholesterol level in the blood and normalizes blood pressure.

8. Lettuce

Lettuce is considered a good fruit for diabetes and a good remedy for the treatment of diabetes since it control the blood sugar level.

9. Mango

Tender leaves of mango tree are used in the treatment of diabetes. The fresh leaves is squeezed and soaked in some water. When taking every morning, it helps to control blood sugar.

10. Onion

Onion also helps to control blood pressure and blood sugar. A recommended one for diabetes.

11. Plantain

I know this will not be strange to diabetes patients. Unripe plantain is the ideal food for diabetes patients because of it’s low content of carbohydrate and sugar.

12. Potato (IRISH)

Potato is also good for diabetes because it contains high fiber and helps to reduce cholesterol level in the blood. It also reduces hypertension because it contains low sodium and fat. Though, from own intuition, diabetes patients should be careful of potatoes.

13. Soya beans

Soya beans is a good diet for diabetic patient because it has high amount of carbohydrate but little or no starch. It also help to reduce cholesterol level in the blood and contains no fat.

14. Tomatoes

Tomatoes is good for diabetes and weight reduction. For weight reduction, the fresh juice of tomato mixed with water should be taken over empty stomach.

15. Vegetables

Some people have controlled and reversed their diabetes through proper consumption of vegetables.

16. Water melon

Water melon is good for diabetes because it is low in sugar. Water melon is also good for weight control.

17. Water

Water is recommended for diabetes patients because it aids proper functioning of body organs and reduce the concentration of blood sugar.

18. Tumeric

A tablespoon of tumeric powder daily normalizes blood pressure and sugar.

Chapter 10 : Tumeric Helps To Control Diabetes

Tumeric is a very useful herb for treating, managing and controlling diabetes. There are many herbs that can help diabetes patients to better
manage their health condition by controlling the glucose level in the blood.


Diabetes patients are encouraged not to rely on Orthodox medication alone. Get me right i do not say that diabetes patients should not use orthodox medicine, but they should also take a look at herbs.

God created these herbs for our benefit and we should take advantage of it. One of the herbs , that is good for controlling diabetes is tumeric.

Tumeric contains many important elements or properties such as antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic and calming properties.
There is a post i wrote about seven health benefits of tumeric.
In that post i wrote that tumeric relieves arthritis, heal wound, control diabetes, fight cancer, powerful immune booster, contain numerous nutrients and vitamins and lower cholesterol level.

However, i just want to extract the number 3 usefulness of tumeric on the list which is how it helps to control diabetes.
Read the excerpt below:
Tumeric Controls Diabetes
Turmeric can be utilized as a part of the treatment of diabetes by serving to control insulin levels. It likewise enhances glucose control and expands the impact of prescriptions used to treat diabetes. Another noteworthy advantage is turmeric’s adequacy in helping decrease insulin resistance, which may keep the onset of Type-2 diabetes. Be that as it may, when consolidated with solid meds, turmeric can bring about hypoglycemia (low glucose). It is best to counsel a medicinal services proficient before taking turmeric cases.

BOTTOM LINE:
Tumeric should be added to our diet routine either diabetic or not since it is useful as a preventive agent against diseases as mentioned above. It is highly recommended for diabetes patients because it will help them to properly control their blood sugar while also protecting them against other opportunistic diseases.

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Chapter 11 : 17 Foods For Weight Loss And Diabetes Control

Foods that are good for weight and diabetes control are those low in calories and fats but high in vitamins and nutrients.

The following list of foods are good for dieters that want to loss weight and at the same time prevent or control diabetes.

17 FOODS FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND DIABETES CONTROL

1. Chicken Broth

Instead of cooking with oil, you can cook with chicken stock this will help you to avoid the high calories of cooking oil which is not good for someone trying to loss weight and prevent diabetes.

2. Old Fashioned Oatmeal

New school oatmeal are often loaded with sugar but old fashioned oats like the cardboard canister oats are healthy and each hearty serving provides 150 calories.This is good for weight loss and diabetes diet.

3. Cucumber

Cucumber is low in calories so good for weight loss and diabetes diet.

4. Chick peas

A half cup of chick peas which also good for the heart has about 130 calories, almost 6 grams of fiber and 7 grams of filling protein. This is good for weight loss and diabetes control.

5. Peanut Butter ( in packets) is also good for weight loss and prevention of diabetes.

6. Roast Beef
Thinly sliced roast beef could satisfy your craving for red meat if you want to loss weight since a 2-ounce serving only has about 80 calories. Using the roast beef in a cucumber sandwich is also recommended to escape calories from bread and avoid excessive weight gain and diabetes.

7. Old School Popcorn

Popcorn especially old-school one can help you to lose weight faster and successfully. Naturally made pop corn provides about 90 calories per serving. It can also used to control blood sugar in diabetes.

8. Shrimp

Shrimp is recommended for weight loss and diabetes prevention diet since a single serving of medium shrimp provides 17 grams of protein and only 77 calories.

9. Eggs

I know it will surprise readers to find eggs on the list of best foods for weight loss and diabetes prevention. A single hard boiled egg contains only 72 calories and over 6 grams of protein. Though, there is some fat in eggs, but you can remove the yolk and eat the white.

10. Iceberg Lettuce
Iceberg lettuce is recommended for anyone serious about losing weight and control diabetes because it has only 7 calories per cup.

11. Grapefruit

You should make grapefruit part of your diet routine because one half grapefruit has only 52 calories and is highly rich in vitamins A, C and B6. This good for those that want to loss weight and control blood sugar.

12. Cheese Minis

Each mini cheese serving contains just 70 calories. Good for weight loss management.

13. Beef Jerky

A natural style beef jerky is good diet for anyone trying to loss weight since it has only 70 calories and 13 grams of protein per serving.

14. Asian Yogurt

Asian yogurt is the top recommended yogurt for weight loss and prevent diabetes because each cup of Tarte Asian Yogurt has 12 grams of protein and only 110 calories and 13 grams of sugar.

15. Radishes

Radishes are recommended for weight loss diet because is rich in fiber and super low in calories and each large radish provides only 1 calorie! This is a good diet for diabetes control.

16. Slaw Mix

The broccoli slaw blends that include carrots and slaw blends that include only cabbage are equally healthy diet for weight loss and diabetes prevention and control.

17. Cauliflower

Cauliflower is recommended for weight loss and diabetes control because one it is cheap and also a serving of cauliflower vegetable has only 25 calories 2.5 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.

Chapter 12 : PREVENTING PREDIABETES FROM TURNING INTO DIABETES

Many young people are now living with diabetes unlike before where the
disease is viewed as a sickness for the adults. There are concerns
worldwide about the rate at which young ones or teenagers are developing type 2 diabetes. For instance, about 24 million American
grown-ups are living with diabetes.

There is high number of people especially young ones that are living with a condition known as pre-diabetes. This is a condition of high glucose level in the blood but not yet turn into full blown diabetes. It was estimated that additionally around 79 million Americans are pre-diabetes.

What makes prediabetes a problem is that many people living with the
condition are unmindful of the disease. Many diabetics would have
prevented the disease from turning into diabetes if they had known
because you have to be prediabetes before becoming diabetes.

Prediabetes implies that while your glucose levels are higher than ordinary, that level isn’t sufficiently high to warrant a diabetes problem. Immediately, a symptoms of diabetes begin to show then it is time for prediabetes to anticipate diabetes.

Study shows that prediabetes is common in men than women. If you feel you have prediabetes or you are having a feeling that you know is one
or more of the symptoms of diabetes, go for prediabetes test. Early test will help you to know how you will reverse your condition before it becomes a full blown diabetes.

A fasting glucose level of more than 100 but below 120 is a signal of
prediabetes.

I know a woman that went for a test when she started noticing some
symptoms that are not normal. The test revealed that she is prediabetes. Quickly, she changed her diets to foods that are good for diabetes. With that she was able to reverse her prediabetes condition and now her blood sugar is normal.

This shows that having early test is one of ways you can prevent
prediabetes from turning or developing into diabetes.

BOTTOM LINE
Prediabetes is a condition of high blood sugar that is more than normal but not high enough to turn to diabetes. It is consistent prediabetes that will turn into diabetes. It is reasonable that one will have to go through prediabetes before diabetes. Therefore, take note of your body language and go for test if you have any strange feeling, especially one similar to that of diabetes.

Prediabetes could be controlled and reverse through change of diets to
food rich in fiber and low in calorie, exercise and other recommended
practices.

Chapter 13 : How To Reverse Diabetes Type 2 With Diets

Reversing type 2 diabetes with proper diet. It must be admitted that living
with diabetes is not easy because you have to follow a daily routine of using your medications as at when due. It is even a terrible case for those on
insulin, some diabetics take insulin daily, as they need to be injecting themselves with needles.
Contrary to popular believe that diabetes cannot be reverse, a clinical trial has proven that type 2 diabetes, can be reversed and with your diet.
Weight loss has been said to be able to improve diabetes condition. Accordingly, IU Health Arnett Doctor Sarah Hallberg helped to create a diet
for a weight loss study program examining how a low carb diet can serve as a treatment for diabetes. The diet was designed in such a way that it is low in carbs, moderate on protein intake and suggests high levels of fat.
I know that you will be surprised to read that the diet ‘suggests high levels of fat.’
However, the fat are not harmful ones cause the fat sources are all real food
sources from dairy, butter fat, heavy whipping cream, and coconut oil.
Hallberg said there are meat sources for those people who choose to eat meat but adviced not to eat meat in order to follow a proper low carb high fat diet.
The following are 2 testimonies from two people out of the many that have participated and benefited from the program.

1. Debra Jones has seen a reverse in her diabetes and other health issues, and she gave the credit to changing her diet. “I was on insulin and diabetic
medicine and I’m off of it now, my sugar stay real low, and I’m also off of my blood pressure medicine, it’s just, it’s just unbelievable,” said Jones.
2. Lisa Asbury is another participant who has been able to reverse her
diabetes through her involvement in the diet study. She encourage people with diabetes to join the weight loss program. “This is the easiest way of eating that I have learned in my entire life, you can take your life back you don’t have to sit at home and be depressed and not leave home because you’re so heavy,” said Asbury.
The designer of the program Sarah Hallberg said people can control blood sugar levels almost instantly with this consistent diet. She also says the
response from participants have been amazing and encouraging.
“They cry because they are so happy, like I can’t believe I don’t have to take the insulin anymore or I can’t believe my blood sugars are normal, or they’ll cry more commonly and say why didn’t anybody tell me this before. But it
really show, that we can use food as medicine,” said Hallberg.
She says the diet program can also help to maintain blood sugar levels for people who have type 1 diabetes. About 500 people are taking part in the diet program, which will be evaluated by doctors over two years.
BOTTOM LINE
Diet is one of ways to reverse, control and manage diabetes type 2. Following proper diabetes diet will go a long way in determining how your diabetes story is gonna end. You can do your own research and design a diabetes diet for yourselves according to your culture and financial status.

Chapter 14 : Breastfeeding may reduce moms’ risk of diabetes

Breastfeeding may reduce moms’ risk of diabetes

According to a new research, mothers who had gestational diabetes
during pregnancy but breastfeed their baby for like 2 months or more
have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The study found that there a link between type 2 diabetes and breastfeeding since breast- feeding for more than two months was linked to around a 50 percent reduction in the odds of developing type 2 diabetes for mothers who had already experienced gestational diabetes in the past.

The study also shows that the longer women breast-fed, the lower the
odds of type 2 diabetes.

The research is an eye opener that mothers need to increase their
breast-feeding efforts especially those who are obese or have a pregnancy
with gestational diabetes.

It must be clearly stated that breast-feeding does not mean that a mother will not have diabetes but it can only lower risk of type 2 diabetes and the study found an association between diabetes and breast feeding.

The length of breast-feeding is also important. For instance, breast-feeding for more than 10 months was linked to reduced the mother’s risk of diabetes by 57 percent when compared to breast-feeding two months or less. And Moms who breast-fed their babies between two months and 10 months had about half the risk of developing diabetes when compared to those who breast-fed less than two months.

The research shows that breast-feeding help reduce the risk of type 2
diabetes because Lactation gives the insulin- producing cells in the body a rest because they don’t have to make so much insulin to lower blood glucose. Breast-feeding uses up glucose and fat in the blood because those nutrients are transferred from the bloodstream into the breast tissue for milk production. Breast- feeding give the body a recovery period after pregnancy, when the body must go into overdrive with insulin production
to keep blood sugar levels under control and seems to reset the body’s metabolism after the metabolic chaos of pregnancy.

Also for moms to fully benefits from their breast-feeding in relation
to type 2 diabetes, other lifestyle behaviors such as weight loss, dietary changes and increasing physical activity that reduce future risk of diabetes should be practice.

In the long run both moms and babies would benefit from adequate or
exclusive breast feeding.

Closing

I hope you have gained from my book ‘Diabetes : Prevention, Management And Control 2 ( You can buy volume 1 from this link : http://amazon.com/author/akinola ) in order to know one, two or more things about diabetes and prolong your life and that of your love ones.
This is my second book on diabetes, if you think that I try, kindly give a good review of this book for encouragement and motivation to do better.

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