Weight Loss Can Reduce The Risk Of Kidney Disease

With kidney disease one of the most devastating complications of type 2 diabetes – and a risk for about 35 percent of those with the disease – a new study suggests that losing weight can help significantly lower the risk of nephropathy in overweight or obese adults with type 2. In fact, according to a study that appeared in the journal The Lancet Diabetes &

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Healthy Mothers Less Likely to Have Obese Children By Brenda Neugent

The healthier a woman is before she becomes pregnant, the less likely her baby will develop obesity later in life, according to a new study from British researchers. The University of Southampton’s Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit looked at several different risk factors including obesity. Women with excessive weight gain during pregnancy, smoking status, Vitamin D levels, and breastfeeding for less than one month

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Plant-based Diets Lead To Lower A1c Levels

If you’re battling type 2, switching to a vegetarian diet could help significantly reduce symptoms, according to researchers. And before you lament the thought of a diet free from meat, the myriad health benefits researchers from the Physicians Committee found during their analysis might totally change your mind about black beans, tofu and soy-based meat substitutes. By analyzing data from 255 participants with type 2

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College Students Do Gain Weight

Students do tend to pack on a few extra pounds during the college years, experts say, but the so-called “freshmen 15” might be a bit of an overstatement. According to researchers, college students gain about 3 and a half pounds while in school, although the gains are spread out over the time spent in college, and do not occur only during freshman year. “Everyone puts

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Recession May Have Worsened Obesity

According to a report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Great Recession that began in 2008 may have worsened obesity rates in developed nations, including some groups in the United States. The organization is composed mostly of wealthy nation, such as the U.S. and European countries. But their relative prosperity didn’t keep obesity from spreading during a time of profound economic turmoil.

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Meal Time: Where to Begin?

As we people with diabetes know all too well, diabetes presents some of its greatest daily around the dinner table. This is an area where I still find one of my biggest struggles: the ability to create tasty low-carb meals. A hard question to answer when planning your meals is, “Where to begin?” The first thing to keep in mind is that you have to

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The New York City YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

At 330 pounds, Kerry Watterson was tired of not being able to fit into his seat on an airplane. He had a family history of type 2 diabetes, and although doctors said his blood sugar was still at a normal level, he knew it was time to make a change. “I found out about the YDPP [YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program], called the director, and said,

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My Wife Has Diabetes-And I’ve Never Felt Better

Like many people, I have a soft spot for salty chips, butterscotch sundaes, cheesecake, meat loaf, mashed potatoes, fried chicken, and countless other comfort foods. A couple of martinis, accompanied by plump, red, pimento-filled olives, are another pleasant indulgence. And martinis were exactly what my wife Pat and I were drinking during the 2-for-1 Happy Hour at a chic Atlantic City bar during a vacation

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