Tag: Diabetes

6 Ways to Reduce Stress With Diabetes

By Vanessa Caceres Reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD Stress management can be an important part of managing type 2 diabetes. Discover how to recognize diabetes-related stress and then how to unwind from it. Stress management is important for everyone’s overall health, but it’s particularly vital in type 2 diabetes. That’s because the way your body responds to stress could lead to diabetes complications, says Robert A. Gabbay, MD, PhD, an endocrinologist and chief medical officer at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. According to Dr. Gabbay, stress leads to an increase in the hormones cortisol and epinephrine, and a rise in...

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Eat More Healthy Fat to Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Eating more unsaturated fats instead of carbohydrates decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says research published in PLOS Medicine. Replacing carbohydrate and saturated fats with healthy fats, such as polyunsaturated fats, lowers blood sugar levels and improves insulin control, according to findings from a new meta-analysis. Around the world, there has been a sharp increase in the rates of insulin resistance type 2 diabetes. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 29.1 million people have diabetes. That is approximately 9.3 percent of the population. To treat existing diabetes, the CDC...

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