Posts Tagged "Metabolic Syndrome"

The Inside Scoop on Diabetes – Taste for Life Magazine November 2012

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 | 0 comments

The Inside Scoop on Diabetes – Taste for Life Magazine November 2012

Our bodies evolved by developing sophisticated mechanisms that help us adapt to changes in diet, lifestyle and environment. But what happens when too many negative influences affect our health all at once -- unhealthy foods, an overload of environmental toxins, sedentary lifestyle -- and we can't adapt well enough? Our complex biological mechanisms start to misfire, and we have trouble maintaining the balance needed for optimal health. As a result a number of chronic illnesses can develop. Diabetes is a classic example.

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Postprandial (After Eating) Diabetes Management Techniques – Nutritional Outlook March 30, 2011

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 | 3 comments

Postprandial (After Eating) Diabetes Management Techniques – Nutritional Outlook March 30, 2011

Of the various approaches to dealing with blood glucose levels, postprandial (after eating) management techniques are among the more interesting. This does not deny the value of such alternatives as diet and exercise; stimulation of insulin production; improvement of insulin sensitivity; and increasing levels of adiponectin, a protein produced by fat cells that may play an important role in the development of obesity and insulin-resistant diabetes. This article, however, will focus on postprandial options. “Postprandial glucose management is the key to controlling risks due to diabetes,” states R.V. Venkatesh, managing director of the Gencor Pacific Group (Anaheim, CA). He cites studies showing that postprandial hyperglycemia is closely correlated to elevated glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) levels. HbA1C provides a measure of the degree by which hemoglobin is glycosylated. Glycosylation is the enzymatic process that attaches glycans to proteins, lipids or other organic molecules in red blood cells. This glycosylation, linked to postprandial hyperglycemia, “is irreversible, and it leads to vascular problems, increasing risks of cardiovascular disease,” says Venkatesh.

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Prevent and Reverse Prediabetes – Delicious Living Magazine JULY 2012

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Prevent and Reverse Prediabetes – Delicious Living Magazine JULY 2012

More than 26 million children and adults in the United States live with Type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and experts say as many as 79 million more have prediabetes -- a condition where elevated blood glucose levels raise your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. So how can you avaoid or reverse prediabetes? Start by asking your doctor for fasting plasma glucose (FPG), AIC and oral glucose tolerance (OGT) tests; then follow these expert recommendations for staying diabetes free.

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