Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in the skins of red grapes, is a potent antioxidant that is being touted for its anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-aging, and cardioprotective effects. Some studies have shown that resveratrol intake improves insulin sensitivity in diabetic rats and patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).1-3 However, studies with resveratrol have been inconsistent with a […]
Approximately 90% of all diabetes cases are type 2 diabetes. Although lifestyle factors such as hypertension, diet and excess weight can increase risk, this condition can also be passed down through families. A recent French study published in Diabetic Medicine looked at whether a family history of type 2 diabetes is associated with incident type 2 diabetes in a […]
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition caused by the body’s inability to produce or effectively use insulin. Patients with type 2 diabetes have a much higher risk of cardiovascular complications compared with individuals without diabetes. This increased risk is associated with various risk factors such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obesity. Therefore, cardiovascular disease is the […]
When you think about eating healthier, what do you think about limiting in your diet? Sugar? Carbohydrates? Both? Over the years, sugar has gained a bad reputation. The “bad” sugar that usually comes to mind is sucrose, commonly known as table sugar. However, there are two other types of sugars: glucose and fructose. Glucose and […]
Insulin resistance (IR) is a characteristic of type 2 diabetes in which cells are unable to respond normally to insulin (a hormone produced when glucose is released into the bloodstream following the digestion of carbohydrates). Dietary fat intake is known to have a positive correlation with IR. However, researchers have yet to reach any conclusions […]
Minimize all sugars – including sugar from fruit. Eat fruits whole, limit fruit intake and avoid fruit juices.
An estimated 8.7 million adult men aged 20 or older in the United States have diabetes, yet a third of them do NOT know they have it
If you take insulin, make sure you eat three regular meals, with snacks in between.
Choose lean meats and whole grains over fatty foods and simple carbohydrates. You will feel the difference in your mood and energy levels.
When it comes to type 2 diabetes, lifestyle changes including diet and exercise, are often more effective than medications in delaying or preventing diabetes.