People nowadays want to look slimmer. Everybody wants to have an ideal body weight. To many people, fashion dictates what weight they should be in. Slimmer people are thought to be sexier, have more choices on what to wear, have better self-esteem, and most importantly, more attractive and happy in their lives. The definition of being sexy differs from one race and culture to another. People have different perspectives about how they look and feel. Continue reading
In February of this year, First Lady Michelle Obama presented her ambitious Let’s Move campaign to battle the terrifying childhood obesity epidemic. Lady Obama was inspired not only from her family and children’s lifestyle, but also by some startling obesity statistics that have been gathered by medical researchers over the past thirty years. A child is considered obese if their BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30 or higher, and this BMI level in anyone, especially children has the potential to cause very severe health issues. Continue reading
The glucose tolerance test is a laboratory method to check how the body breaks down (metabolizes) sugar.
How the Test is Performed
The most common glucose tolerance test is the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). You cannot eat or drink anything after midnight before the test. For the test, you will be asked to drink a liquid containing a certain amount of glucose. Your blood will be taken before you do this, and again every 30 to 60 minutes after you drink the solution. The test takes up to 3 hours. Continue reading
A 1500 calorie diabetic diet means eating no more than 1500 calories of food each day. You may need this diet to control your blood sugar or lose weight. Or lower your risk for heart problems.
- Blood sugar is the amount of glucose (simple sugar) in your blood. Glucose is the main source of energy for your body. Glucose comes from carbohydrates in your diet.
- A diabetic diet limits how much carbohydrate, fat, and protein you eat. A 1500 calorie diet is low in calories and fat. Continue reading
A lot people nowadays are very much inclined to sports and keeping themselves physically and mentally fit. Living a healthy lifestyle has been always the goal. It’s not a very easy thing to do. It takes extra effort to be in shape. “Health is wealth,” as many people say and in order to achieve it; we are to take the extra miles. Continue reading
Our blood sugar plays the role of fuel in order for us to do our activities of daily living. The brain also functions and needs a good supply of sugar in the blood in order for it to work. The term hypoglycemia refers to the clinical syndrome that result from low blood sugar Continue reading
Along with the further development of the world’s economy and technology, the occurrence of various health conditions like diabetes. For years, so many specialists have exerted effort in finding out ways that will battle this long-term disease.
A pathogen is a microorganism that causes a disease. An opportunistic pathogen is one that exists harmlessly as part of the normal flora of the human body and does not become a threat until the body’s immune system fails or is disturbed. Candida albicans is considered an opportunistic pathogen. Continue reading
Type II diabetes affects so many people around the world especially in the US. As you know, sugar is the source of energy for cells in your body. Insulin is the hormone produced by the alpha cells in the pancreas that enables the sugar to enter the cells from your blood. When you have Type II diabetes, your cells are either very resistant to insulin’s effects or your pancreas doesn’t give enough insulin.
Diabetes is a condition that is really tricky. There are a lot of considerations that you have to take note of. Blood sugar levels become erratic when you have diabetes. This may be caused by the insulin-glucagon balance, stress, diet, exercise, lifestyle, and even the time you take your medication. But hard as it is to admit, there are times when your blood sugar levels go crazy all of a sudden. This unexpected irregularity to your blood sugar may even occur even if you know very well that you stick to your routines everyday. When this happens and you are on long acting insulin, maybe it is time to check it s adjustment already.