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Childhood Obesity And How To Fight It

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With the increase in fast foods, plus the increase in electronics and the cyber world. Childhood obesity has become nationally recognized. This chronic condition has increased rapidly over the past years with many more children becoming the next generation of obese teens, and eventually obese adults and obese seniors. With obesity being one of the leading causes of morbidity, disability, discrimination, and employment problems, it has become one of the biggest public problems since tobacco use and exposure. Bad eating habits are not the only culprit, genetic diseases that can predispose children to become overweight cannot be forgotten. However still [...]

High Blood Pressure in Obese Diabetics

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High blood pressure is a concern for anyone but people with diabetics are more likely to High blood pressure is a concern for anyone but people with diabetics are more likely to suffer from it than others.  If you are obese and diabetic, a high blood pressure can be deadly leading to a fatal heart attack.  Like many health risks associated with diabetes, good control of your blood sugars, a healthy diet and physical activity can help to keep your blood pressure in check. If you are suffering from a headache, your vision is blurry and you feel light headed or dizzy you may have high [...]

Diabetes and Obesity can Cause Depression

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Many people suffer from depression at some point in their lives and people with diabetes Many people suffer from depression at some point in their lives and people with diabetes are no exception.  If you are obese and have type 2 diabetes you may blame yourself and your lifestyle on the disease you now have.  It is hard to adjust to a new lifestyle.  Feeling down or guilty about this is okay and even normal but if it turns into something more you need to seek professional help. It is normal to feel down about having diabetes in the beginning but once you learn more about [...]

Combining Food to Control Diabetes and Reduce Obesity

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As a diabetic who is trying to lose weight, it is not only important what you eat and how As a diabetic who is trying to lose weight, it is not only important what you eat and how much but what you eat together too.  Foods react differently together and for optimal performance and the best affect on your blood glucose level there are a few guidelines that should be followed. At each meal you should have a combination of carbohydrates and protein and you can have fat in moderation.  The majority of the foods a diabetic will eat fall under the carbohydrate category, carbohydrates can [...]

A DNA Link between Diabetes and Obesity

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There is no known reason for what causes diabetes. There are certainly risk factors that make the likelihood of you being diagnosed with the disease higher. One of the only risk factors that you have control over is your weight. If you are obese, the single best thing you can do for your health and the prevention of diabetes is to lose weight. Even in small increments, when you shed pounds you are increasing your health benefits. These may be easier said than done. There are new studies that are now showing that there is a genetic factor or mutation [...]

Obesity and Pre-Diabetes

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You can be diagnosed with pre-diabetes before you actually get diabetes. In pre-diabetes you have higher than normal blood sugars but they are not at the level that they would need to be in order to be considered diabetic. If you are obese or severely overweight and pre-diabetic there are steps you can take to put off the actual diagnosis of diabetes or prevent it. The same test is used for pre-diabetes as it is for diabetes. Once you find out that you have pre-diabetes you can make a plan with your doctor to prevent the onset of the disease. [...]