The supplements containing one of the compounds found in curry spice may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk, according to a Thai study. The researchers found that after nine months, a daily dose of Curcumin appears to prevent new cases of diabetes among those with prediabetes call, ie abnormally high levels of blood sugar that can progress to type 2 diabetes.
Curcumin is a compound of the spice turmeric. Previous research has suggested that can combat inflammation and oxidative damage called body cells. These two processes are believed to feed a variety of diseases, including type 2 diabetes.
The study included 240 adults with prediabetes Thais were randomly assigned to take turmeric capsules or a placebo. Those who took six capsules curcumin supplement ingested per day, each of which contained 250 mg of “curcuminoids”. After nine months, 19 of the 116 placebo-treated patients had developed type 2 diabetes. The figure compares with that none of the 119 patients treated with curcumin.
The researchers found that supplementation appears to improve beta cell function, which are the cells of the pancreas hormone releasing regulating blood sugar, namely insulin. They hope that the anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin help protect beta cells from damage.
However, further testing is necessary to consider the daily calories of each patient, their exercise habits and rhythms. It is also impossible to determine whether the spices containing compound marketed and how much is presented.
Posted by admin | Posted in Health Info, Nutrition | Posted on 17-03-2012
Starting for the fast eat the white rice seemed good to try. Recent research suggests there is likely to develop diabetes type 2 risks by consume rice.
The study was conducted to look back on four previous studies involving about 350,000 people. The result, a growing number of white rice consumption, the higher chance for someone to develop the condition.
The findings, published in the British Medical Journal analyzed all participants through 18 gram serving of rice and other factors, such as weight, exercise levels and diet. During the study period (4-22 years), approximately 13.200 people develop diabetes.
Asians are considered high risk for diabetes type 2. This is due to the Asia tend to have a much higher intake to consume rice than Westerners, on average three to four servings a day.
The researchers explained that there are negative effects on blood sugar levels because white rice contains a high glycemic index than brown rice. In addition, white rice has fewer nutrients, including fiber and magnesium, which can prevent diabetes type 2.
The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly glucose released into the bloodstream after eating. Foods containing low glycemic index, such as brown rice, make people feel full longer and keeps blood sugar levels more stable.
Posted by admin | Posted in Health Info | Posted on 11-06-2011
People are quick to give advice to expectant mothers – cut down on caffeine, avoid alcohol, take prenatal vitamins – yet there’s one topic that is often missing from the conversation. Gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy, can cause high blood sugar levels that can threaten the health of your unborn baby. According to the American Diabetes Association, this condition affects about 135,000 pregnant women in the U.S. each year.
Gestational diabetes is more likely to occur in women who:
- are older than 25 years
- are overweight
- had gestational diabetes before
- had a very large baby (over 9 pounds)
- have a family history of diabetes
- are Native American, Asian, Hispanic, African American, or Pacific Islander
- have polycystic ovary syndrome
But there’s good news. You can manage gestational diabetes by eating healthy foods, exercising regularly and, if necessary, taking medication. Taking good care of yourself can help ensure a healthy pregnancy for you and a healthy start for your baby.
Women with a history of gestational diabetes have a much higher risk of developing diabetes during the 5 to 10 years after they deliver. If you had gestational diabetes, it is important to be tested 6 to 12 weeks after the baby is born, and at least every 3 years after that. Women may be able to prevent getting gestational or type 2 diabetes in the future by reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy foods, and getting regular physical activity. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by admin | Posted in Treatment | Posted on 13-02-2011
If you have diabetes, your body can not produce or properly use insulin. This leads to elevated glucose (blood sugar) levels. Healthy eating helps to reduce blood sugar. It is a fundamental part of diabetes management as controlling glucose (blood sugar) can prevent the complications of diabetes.
Choosing foods wisely is the mainstay of treatment of diabetes. Diabetes experts suggest meal plans that are flexible and take into account their lifestyle and other health needs. A dietitian can help you design a meal plan.
Healthy eating for diabetes include:
* Limit sweets consumption
* Eat frequently
* Take care when and how many carbohydrates are consumed
* Eating large amounts of whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables
* Eat less fat
* Limit alcohol consumption
Posted by admin | Posted in Nutrition | Posted on 25-08-2010
Diabetes is a serious illness and proper care is essential to staying healthy. People with diabetes need to be careful what they eat and when you eat. This particular disease is very sensitive and any small mistake can cause the level of blood sugar to rise tremendously. Very often, people suffering from this disease are also concerned with high cholesterol, high blood pressure or obesity. Taking all this into account, a healthy diet for a diabetic is a must.
Healthy food habit for diabetics is to monitor your intake of carbohydrates. Carbohydrate consumption is just as important as proper sugar intake. Carbohydrates are simply a different type of sugar and they can impact the blood levels in the same way as sugar in a cake or candy. Some foods to be served in controlled portions include pastas, potatoes and bread. These foods, along with other products high in carbohydrates raise blood sugar levels in the blood. A good diet for someone suffering from this disease should be low in sugar, fat and carbohydrates. Read the rest of this entry »