Can Insulin Boost Athletic Performance?

Can Insulin Boost Athletic Performance?

Insulin is a hormone which is produced by the pancreas to regulate the level of glucose – a simple sugar that provides energy – in the blood. Diabetes is the body’s inability to produce insulin (Type 1), or the cells’ inability to respond to insulin produced by the body (Type 2). In either case, glucose is unable to get into the cells, and glucose levels in the blood become too high. Eventually, these high glucose levels can cause serious health complications. Athletic performance and insulin us…

Is the Glycemic Index Diet Always Good for Diabetes?

Is the Glycemic Index Diet Always Good for Diabetes?

The Glycemic Index Diet ranks foods based on they Glycemic Index or the rate at which they break down in the body to form glucose. Foods that rank high break down quickly, boosting blood sugar levels, and leaving you wanting more within a brief span of time. Low GI foods break down more slowly. Low GI foods keep you feeling satiated for a long period of time. Low GI foods include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, lean meats, and low-fat dairy. All of these foods are packed with nutrients a…

Easy Ways to ReduceYour Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Easy Ways to ReduceYour Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Having diabetes is like being shackled for the rest of your life, a burdensome disease that currently has no cure.  And with a fast-paced lifestyle, we seem to overlook that the things we love to do are actually the ones that put us closer into getting Type 2 Diabetes.  Remember that unlike Type 1 Diabetes, you are not born with a Type 2 Diabetes, but you can be inflicted with it.A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health statede that most new cases of diabetes among those over 65 y…