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How to Snack in the Right Way if You Have Type 2 Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, you don’t need to include snacks in your daily diet, unless you’re on a type of medication, such as insulin or sulfonylureas, that can cause hypoglycemia. However, snacks—if they are healthy and part of the meal plan developed by your diabetes educator or dietitian—can help prevent blood glucose peaks and valleys, as well as overeating at mealtime.The trick is knowing which foods make a “good” snack, the right portion size, and how often you should eat between meals.Calculate snack carbohydrates and calories A good…

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How to Lose 20 Pounds in 2 Weeks Safely

It’s possible to lose weight in two weeks — cutting bloat, fat and water weight — without using a juice fast or starvation diet. The key to this weight-loss regimen is to stick to a small group of foods — all lean proteins, healthy fats and whole grains. If you want maximum weight-loss, you have to be able to commit to eating a rather boring and routine diet. The trick is to stay strict to avoid cheating and temptation. The low-sodium diet helps banish water weight and bloat. The lean…

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Can a Plant-Based Diet Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Consuming high-quality plant-based diet such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes can substantially lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, says a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist. The findings showed that eating a healthy version of such diet was linked with a 34 per cent lower diabetes risk, while a less healthy version — including foods such as refined grains, potatoes, and sugar-sweetened beverages — was linked with a 16 per cent increased risk. Such diets are high in fibre, antioxidants, unsaturated fatty acids,…

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Wearable device can reduce fat, treat type 2 diabetes

Scientists from Japan have developed a wearable medical device that can help diabetic elderly or overweight people to lose fat and treat type 2 diabetes. The device developed by Kumamoto University affects visceral fat loss and improves blood glucose (sugar) by helping overweight or elderly people exercise, which is effective for the treatment of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a disease of systemic organ failure due to chronic hyperglycemia and inflammation from the accumulation of excess visceral fat. Metabolic disorders such as hyperglycemia attenuate stress resistance in the human body…

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2,000 Medicines to Become Cheaper: Nadda

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda has said nearly 2,000 medicines will be made available at rates up to 90 per cent less than the maximum retail price (MRP) under the Amrut Scheme. “Two thousand medicines will be made available at 60 to 90 percent less rates than the MRP,” said the Minister on Saturday while addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony here of the proposed Super Specialty Block of Jabalpur Medical College. He said such retail stores would also be opened in Madhya Pradesh. Nadda said the central government would…

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Distress and Depression With Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Skipping Meds

People with type 2 diabetes who also have symptoms of distress or depression are more likely than others to miss or skip their diabetes medications, according to a recent study. “Although it would seem intuitive to expect that depression would make the already difficult job of diabetes self-management that much harder, the available data have not been very clear,” lead author Jeffrey S. Gonzalez of Yeshiva University in New York said by email. It is clear, however, that treating depression may be necessary though it is unlikely to be sufficient…

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