Reversing Type 2 Diabetes on Your Own – Diabetes and Vertigo Connection
Brazilian researchers have just published a review of scientific literature on that subject in the journal Revista CEFAC, looking at the reasons why it happens.
- Systemic arterial hypertension. Diabetics have higher blood pressure in their arteries. This restricts blood flow, so organs like the inner ear get less oxygen than they should, and less oxygen there means a higher chance of balance disorders. Your inner ears need a lot of nutrients, but they can’t store them. That’s why it’s vital for healthy arteries to keep bringing them fresh supplies.
- Obesity. People with a body mass index above 30 (and so classified as obese) are more likely to have vertigo, but it wasn’t clear why.
- Peripheral neuropathy. Nerve damage around the body makes walking more difficult, and many people feel dizzy and off-balance with it.
The symptoms of vertigo are pretty similar in both diabetics and nondiabetics:
- Unsteadiness in the dark and on uneven surfaces. Peripheral neuropathy makes it harder for diabetics to maintain their postures and to walk evenly when their legs are affected.
- Balance problems when looking at moving objects. This is a common symptom for all vertigo sufferers.
- Postural instability when moving your head or body quickly. This is another common symptom of vertigo. Since you already feel dizzy while stationary, your brain struggles even more to make sense of balance information when you start moving fast. This is especially true for diabetics with peripheral neuropathy where their legs are affected, making all their movements erratic and unpredictable.
- Stumbling and falling. Previous studies have found that obese people are more likely to fall, and they struggle to carry out normal daily tasks.
Diabetics with peripheral neuropathy also fall more often than those with normal nerve function, because it’s harder for them to walk evenly.
It’s also a reminder that the body works as a complete system, where all the various parts need to be healthy for everything to work together properly.
Vertigo may be an inner ear disorder, but it’s not just caused by problems with your ears.
Reversing Type 2 Diabetes on Your Own
A new study published in the journal Diabetes Care proves that people with diabetes can drastically improve, or even cure their disease, without medications if given the right information and management tools.
Although this is of course no news to us natural health researchers who have been supporting people to do this for decades, it’s a great victory to have this acknowledged.
Scientist identified 81 adults in their early 20s with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. All of the subjects were from low socio-economic backgrounds, and all were English or Spanish speakers from Los Angeles County.
The researchers divided the subjects into two groups:
– One to receive an occupational therapy program
– The other to receive general educational material
The occupational therapy program they tested was called Resilient, Empowered, Active Living with Diabetes (or REAL Diabetes, for short).
It consisted of a manual with seven activity-focused chapters: (1) assessment and goal-setting, (2) living with diabetes, (3) access and advocacy, (4) activity and health, (5) social support, (6) emotions and well-being, and (7) long-term health.
The contents of the chapters were very practical and focused on specific steps towards behavior change.
An occupational therapist worked through one chapter with the subjects biweekly to make the process interactive.
The general educational group received standardized educational material together with a biweekly phone call.
The researchers, who did not know which participants received which program, were responsible for assessing the subjects hemoglobin A1c levels (their average level of blood sugar over the past two to three months), their diabetes self-care, their diabetes-related quality of life, their diabetes distress, their depressive symptoms, and their life satisfaction.
All subjects were tested at the beginning of the study and again after six months to check whether there was an improvement.
After six months, the REAL Diabetes program group showed a significant more improvement in hemoglobin A1c, in diabetes-related quality of life, and in habit strength for self-monitoring blood glucose.
The fact that both programs included the same amount of human interaction suggests that human interaction was not the reason for the effectiveness of the REAL Diabetes program.
The authors speculated that the REAL program’s success was due to its ability to build healthy goals and habits in the participants.
This shows that given the right information and tools, people can move mountains.
Reversing Type 2 Diabetes on Your Own – Beat Type 2 Diabetes 47%
If you’re a mother, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, you can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by a whopping 47% by doing this one thing.
Not only that, you will also help protect your child from both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in addition to tons of other health benefits.
For this study, scientists analyzed information already collected by a long-term study called Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults.
The researchers identified 1,238 subjects, all women between the ages of 18 and 30 at the beginning of the study.
They were all diabetes-free at the beginning and all of them gave birth to at least one baby during subsequent years.
All of the subjects reported their breastfeeding duration for each baby and their diabetes status was tested at least seven times throughout the following 30 years.
Compared to women who never breastfed, those who did it for six months or less had a 25% smaller risk of developing diabetes later in their lives.
Also, compared to non-breastfeeders, those who breastfed for more than six months had a 47.5% smaller chance of dodging the diabetes bullet.
Interestingly, past studies have also concluded that breastfeeding can prevent your kids from developing diabetes.
For example, in a 2014 article in the journal Jornal de Pediatria, scientists reviewed 21 relevant studies, nine on type 1 diabetes and 12 on type 2 diabetes.
The majority of the studies concluded that longer breastfeeding conferred a lower risk of both types of diabetes.
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In this program, Jodi Knapp shares practical tips and advice on how you can prevent and cure diabetes naturally. She also dispels myths commonly associated with diabetes, like for example, diabetes being a lifelong condition. There are also lots of information going around that is simply not true and she’s here to correct it.
Diabetes is a disease, and it can be cured. This is just one of the important tips Jodi reveals in her program. Also she included several ways in preventing the onset of disease, choosing the right food to eat, recommended vitamin supplements, the right time of the day to take the blood sugar and many more.
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