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American Diabetes Month 2015: Chef Sam Talbot Explains 'Diabetes Diet' Includes Food That Swaps In Delicious, Healthy Alternatives

Stephanie Castillo,November 23, 2015
Mention diabetes and most people conjure a specific image: Older men and women who are likely overweight and can have absolutely no sugar.

Vitamin D prevents arterial plaque in diabetics to lower heart disease risk

Diabetics' risk of developing heart disease or suffering a fatal heart attack are nearly doubled due to the devastating effect of insulin dysfunction and high blood glucose levels. Experts estimate that as many as one in three Americans will be affected by diabetes through the year 2050, a strong indicator that rates of cardiovascular disease and death from heart attack will skyrocket in a linear fashion. Fortunately, diabetes and heart disease are preventable through proper diet, physical activity, lifestyle alterations and a host of natural compounds including vitamin D.

Conventional food restrictions for diabetics proven wrong -

According to researchers from Denmark, the conventional advice that type 2 diabetics should restrict fruit consumption is absolutely absurd. The article, published in Nutritional Journal, evaluated the effects that fruit restriction had on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (TDM2) by taking 63 men and women recently diagnosed with TDM2 and randomly split them into two groups that they termed as “high-fruit” and “low-fruit.”

Study shows insulin injections more than double risk of death in Type II diabetics

According to the World Diabetes Foundation, nearly one-third of all Type II diabetics take daily insulin injections as part of their prescribed treatment protocol. But a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reveals that this quintessential diabetes therapy option may be responsible for more than doubling the risk of death from all causes among those with Type II diabetes.

Pre-diabetics get real health benefits from lifestyle interventions

People at high risk of diabetes can significantly improve their health by taking part in simple, self-directed lifestyle change programs, according to a study conducted by researchers at Stanford University, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.