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Diabetes

A condition in which the body either does not produce enough, or does not properly respond to, insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas.

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Oct 11, 2009
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It's a prolong death sentence. Highly expensive & tough condition to be in. A former colleague has had his foot amputated due to this. Sad!
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review by . October 12, 2009
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Diabetes 1
This is about the personal battle that each and every one of us must wage with ourselves on a daily basis.  Should I start my day with my favorite donut and a large cup of coffee?  Do I  realize the importance of consuming at least 5 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day?  Do I take the elevator or climb the stairs at work?  Will I make time for vigorous daily exercise a priority in my life? Should I have a second helping of mashed potatoes?   Diabetes …
Quick Tip by . September 18, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Diabetes has been shown to be curable through a raw diet. On the testimonials page of my website there is a video about five people who were cured of diabetes by going raw. My mother reversed her own diabetes years ago, shocking her doctors. Go to really raw raederle on blogspot to learn how to reverse your chronic illness through delicious food.
Quick Tip by . October 11, 2009
Diabetes...what a debilitating disease to live with. I remember a neighbor having his leg amputated...just awful. How to prevent it??
Quick Tip by . October 11, 2009
It wouldn't kill you right away, but you'll have to make huge lifestyle changes. I'm trying to avoid diabetes!
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Diabetes is a condition in which the body either does not produce enough, or does not properly respond to, insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas. Insulin enables cells to absorb glucose in order to turn it into energy. In diabetes, the body either fails to properly respond to its own insulin, does not make enough insulin, or both. This causes glucose to accumulate in the blood, often leading to various complications.

Many types of diabetes are recognized: The principal three are:

    * Type 1: Results from the body's failure to produce insulin. It is estimated that 5-10% of Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. Presently almost all persons with type 1 diabetes must take insulin injections.
    * Type 2: Results from Insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, sometimes combined with relative insulin deficiency. Most Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Many people destined to develop type 2 diabetes spend many years in a state of Pre-diabetes: Termed "America's largest healthcare epidemic," pre-diabetes indicates a condition that occurs when a person's blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. As of 2009 there are 57 million Americans who have pre-diabetes.
    * Gestational diabetes: Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have high blood sugar ...
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