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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Type 2 Diabetes Onset | In Obese Youngsters

Obese youngsters worldwide is found exposed to so-called ‘adult-onset’ or type 2 diabetes and later lead to a higher risk of kidney disease and death by middle age. This so-called ‘adult-onset’ also will be more prevalent than ‘juvenile onset’ or type 1 diabetes within 10 years, the study from the National Institutes of Health said.

It is because, whoever developed diabetes in younger age will give diabetes more time to be destructive to the body than those who develop it later, in middle age or older. As results, the youngsters will face other diabetes complications such as vision loss, kidney damage and heart disease in younger age.

Even if type 2 diabetes can be treated with diet, exercise, weight loss and insulin replacement but, the study concluded that the youngsters "may heave a significant economic and public health impact because individuals with ‘youth-onset diabetes mellitus’ who develop diabetic kidney disease have a high morbidity during their peak productive years and may require increased and sustained health services".

Via: The Star


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Natural Herbal Cure For Diabetes : Cinnamon

A reader of my blog has sweetly advised me to calm as diabetes is not a death sentences, but could be stop by taking recommended medicine, healthy diet and regular exercise. The same reader also kindly told me that a teaspoon of cinnamon a day may help stop and prevent the onset of diabetes.

Cinnamon, locally known as ' kayu manis' is a natural common spice that is used as cooking ingredient and has long been known as an 'energizing' spice. It’s believed can rekindle the ability of fat cells in diabetics to respond to insulin and greatly increase glucose removal. A substance in cinnamon called MHCP is believed as the main reason for this beneficial results.

Many Type II diabetics have already found a new feeling of well-being and improvement in health by using this simple cinnamon supplementation in their diet. It is likely that even non-diabetics will benefit from this common and cheaply spice, if used as a daily energizing tonic.

Furthermore, cinnamon is a rich source of magnesium, which is essential for maintaining bone density, electrolyte balance, certain enzyme functions and many other crucial biochemical processes. Cinnamon not only provides a readily available source of MHCP and magnesium, but also other possibly beneficial substances.

In addition, cinnamon can be bought inexpensively in a convenient powdered form at almost any food shop and taking it couldn't be easier: just use up to a teaspoon a day in milkshakes or fruit juice.

Even if cinnamon is a very cost-effective way of offsetting future health problems related to glucose/insulin imbalances (diabetes), the doctor should be told before taking, as it may affect other medication requirements.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is the insulin-resistant type or non-insulin dependent diabetes. This type of diabetes usually develops by people in middle-age, because the insulin resistance that leads to type II diabetes develops relatively slowly as the body ages.

In type II diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells just ignore the insulin. If the cells lose the ability to respond to insulin, the body will fail to remove excess glucose in the bloodstream.

Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use sugar. Sugar is the basic fuel (energy) for the cells in the body, and insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. If glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it will cause symptoms such as tiredness, weight-loss and blurred vision. In extreme cases, it can lead to blindness, nerve damage, heart disease and premature death.

Have diabetes is scary, but don't panic. Eventhough type 2 diabetes is serious, people with diabetes still can live long, healthy and happy lives.