Sugar High: Diabetes The Killer Disease

Written by Charlene J. Nuble

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Type 2 diabetes was used to be called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes. This form of diabetes develops slowly andrepparttar symptoms are usually less severe than people with type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes begins as insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a disorder in whichrepparttar 143624 cells do not use insulin properly. Asrepparttar 143625 need for insulin rises,repparttar 143626 pancreas loses its ability to produce insulin.

Recent studies have shown that genetics, fetal history, obesity, lack of physical activity, diet high in fat, and stress may influence inrepparttar 143627 development of this form of diabetes. Also, genetic studies have shown that association of some genes is in factrepparttar 143628 cause of Type 2 diabetes.

Now on torepparttar 143629 most important question Ė is it treatable?

There is still no cure for diabetes but it can be managed. Some ofrepparttar 143630 ways to manage diabetes is through injection of insulin inrepparttar 143631 body, careful meal planning, blood glucose monitoring, and exercise.

There are some recent medical breakthroughs that may help inrepparttar 143632 curing of diabetes. One isrepparttar 143633 transplantation of beta cells (the insulin producing cells) which has been successful although with some side effects. Another treatment isrepparttar 143634 pancreas transplantation. This is not recommended treatment for diabetes unless there is a need for a kidney transplant as well. Another approach isrepparttar 143635 genetic manipulation although this is still under study. In this particular treatment, insulin genes are inserted to cells that are not producing insulin to make them produce insulin.

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Water: The Beverage of Life

Written by Bette L. Hall CMA, NHC

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Water is a simple substance consisting of one part oxygen and two parts hydrogen. It has no calories, itís low in sodium, and contains no caffeine. Water has no fat and no cholesterol.

Every cell, tissue, and organ ofrepparttar body needs water to function. The body needs water more than it needs any other nutrient. Water isrepparttar 143487 main constituent of every bodily fluid--blood, saliva, urine, amniotic fluid (the liquid in a fetal sac), perspiration, synovial fluid, sputum, and tears. Water moistensrepparttar 143488 eyes andrepparttar 143489 tissues liningrepparttar 143490 nose and mouth.

You ask how much water is required byrepparttar 143491 human body? The American Dietetic Association recommends 8-12 cups of water daily. The National Kidney Foundation says, "You should drink at least 12 to 16 cups (3 to 4 quarts or liters) of fluid throughoutrepparttar 143492 day. Most of this should be water."

I can't stress to you enoughrepparttar 143493 importance of water for a healthy diet/lifestyle. Itís one of my incredible secrets that's really no secret at all.

Writing health and weight loss articles for over twenty years, Bette has become an author in demand.

Bette is a Certified Medical Assistant and Natural Health Consultant with special studies in Nutrition. For more information on walking, hiking, running, or bicycling, visit

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