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Depression and Diabetes. Diabetic Complications

Men and women in whom both diabetes mellitus and depression are likely to develop are usually struggling with obesity, smoke cigarettes, and have inactive ‘couch potato’ lifestyle. These people are in risk group for coronary artery disease because of elevatec C-reactive protein levels.
Although depression often precedes the onset of type 2 diabetes by 6 to 8 years, people with mental illness are at high risk for developing diabetes disease and ling-term diabetic complications including macrovascular disease and microvascular disease. » Read more

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Children and Adolescents with Type 2 Sugar Diabetes

Type 2 sugar diabetes results from a combination of malfunctioning insulin action in the body, and decreased insulin production in the pancreas. Type 2 sugar diabetes symptoms is often associated with high blood cholesterol and triglycerides and high blood pressure. It is also a serious risk of development of heart attack or stroke. In the past, Type 2 sugar diabetes was much less common in children and adolescents, but now it is not true anymore. With youth obesity on the rise, Type 2 sugar diabetes quickly gain ground in that category. Obesity in young people is a major risk fact or that predispose them to Type 2 sugar diabetes.

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What is Sugar Diabetes?

Sugar diabetes disease has been known to humanity more than 3000 years since about 1500 B.C., according to the first references in historical documents. Word ‘diabetes’ derived from the Greek word for ‘to syphon’ or ‘to run through’.

Around 30 B.C. and 30 A.D., a Greek physician Aretacus from Cappadocia applied the term ‘diabetes’ to his patients who had to urinate frequently. Much later, around 17th century, doctors discovered that the urine of people with sugar diabetes was sweet, so they added the Latin word ’mellitus’, which stands for ’honey’, hence this disease get the name ’diabetes mellitus’, or sugar diabetes, as we know it today.

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Diabetic Diet for Obesity. Weight Loss and Obesity

Obesity, particularly abdominal obesity (accumulation of fat tissue above hips), leads to the production of a number of metabolic products, hormones, and cytokines that favor decreased insulin sensitivity in the liver, muscles, and cardiovascular system. Insulin normally stimulates glucose uptake in muscle and fat, reduces glucose output by liver, and inhibits lipolysis in fat tissue (adipose tissue). In obesity, an increase in free fatty acids from more lipolytically active abdominal adipose cells decreases insulin action in the muscle, fat, and liver. This leads to a decrease in glucose uptake and unchecked glucose output, which contribute to the high blood glucose levels. Moreover, loss of insulin sensitivity leads to further lipolysis and release of free fatty acids in merry-go-round.

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How To Set Up the Meal Plan for Sugar Diabetes? Diabetic Diet

Sugar diabetes management for children with sugar diabetes rises more challenges that diabetes management for an adults. To achieve and maintain best possible blood sugar level control, all teens and children should be as consistent as possible in the ammount, timing and types of food eaten at main meals and snacks each day of their life. Knowing that mealtimes and the ammount of foofd eaten are consistent also helps rule out food as the cause of high or low blood glucose level readings. This is a hyge advantage in day-to-day management of sugar diabetes.

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