Conjugated Linoleic Acid, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Diabetes

The association between the development of Type 2 Diabetes and the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is well established in the literature. Treating NAFLD then becomes part of the overall diabetic care plan. One bioactive compound that positively affects NAFLD and hyperglycemia in those with diabetes is Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), an omega-6 essential fatty acid that cannot …

3 Hidden Forms of Diabetes Your Doctor Never Told You About

Most people have heard of type I and type II diabetes but what about the other 3 types? Pre-diabetes, Type 1.5 and Type 3 Diabetes are all common metabolic abnormalities, but little reference is made to them in the clinical setting. So, let’s peek at these mysterious “lurkers” behind the metabolic curtains! While many people look at this diagnosis as …

Diabetes and the Magnesium Miracle

Low magnesium levels are commonly found in people with diabetes, but little attention is focused on it. Magnesium is an essential mineral necessary for the processing of glucose and glucose communication between cells. It’s status is often overlooked due to a lack of clear cut guidelines on exactly how much magnesium (Mg) is needed for optimal health and a lack …

Why Being Lean Doesn’t Always Mean Healthy

A growing number of research studies are pointing to the risks of the “skinny fat”– people who, appearance wise, are at the right body weight but whose organs carry too much visceral fat. Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference are independent risk measurements performed due to the inverse relationship between waist measurements and cardiac risk regardless of overall BMI. …

Symptoms Associated with Diabetes & How to Deal with Them

In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled as the US population has aged and become more overweight. Now, more than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and of those, 7.1 million are undiagnosed. To add to these alarming statistics are the estimated 33.9% of US adults who had prediabetes in 2015, a …

Overcoming Diabetes – Is It Possible?

Managing your diabetes can be daunting, especially when you’re presented with a variety of paraphernalia advertising to be the best product. Which glucose monitor should you choose? Which lancet is best? Will those blood sugar supplements  do what they promise? It’s hard to know which management techniques and solutions you should be looking for. But don’t worry– you’re not alone. …

Diabetes Treatment And The Mineral You Can’t Miss

You’ve probably already heard of minerals like calcium and magnesium, but there’s an essential mineral that, while not in the running for “most popular mineral,” is just as important. That mineral is manganese. A recent study found that individuals with type 2 diabetes seem to have significantly insufficient levels of manganese, and while that doesn’t mean that a manganese deficiency …

Are Whole Grains the Diabetes Solution You’ve Been Looking For?

Researchers in Denmark conducted a study this month proposing that whole cereal grains like rye, oats, and wheat have the potential to lower an individual’s risk of developing diabetes. Out of the 55,000 participants in the study, a little under 13% developed diabetes. Those who ate the highest amount of whole grains (50g per day) ended up having the lowest …

Diabetic Diet – 3 Biggest Nutrition Missteps

Managing diabetes can feel like a full-time job. Maybe worse is the endless amounts of confusing and conflicting information that make it almost possible to know how to best support health and healing. There are surely basics like eating whole foods, avoiding sugar, and drinking plenty of water, but even those recommendations must be refined and tailored to each person. …

10 Fast Snacks to Support Balanced Blood Sugar

Balancing blood sugar is tricky if you are suffering from impaired glucose metabolism and diabetes. In healthy people, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose and shuttled to cells to generate fuel. Between meals, when glucose is low, the body can use glucose stores (glycogen) and fat for fuel. The best snack between meals is one that is packed with nutrients …