There are two major types of diabetes – type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is a condition that the body stops producing insulin completely. In the case of type 2 diabetes, the body is either unable to produce insulin and/or not be able to use insulin properly. Up to 95 percent of the diabetes found in those of Asian American descent is type 2 diabetes.
Walking was a trial for Yong Lin, 76. After a knee replacement and back surgery, he frequently had swollen legs and difficulty moving.
Today, Lin walks faster than all his friends and can extend both knees completely. “Every day, I do more than an hour of exercise,” he said.
Have you ever thought about your high blood sugar being linked to daily intake of soft drinks and processed foods? A study published in Metabolism May 2012 issue shows that consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a sweetener commonly used in manufactured foods and beverages, may link to a variety of health issues such as diabetes and metabolic effects.
Adults who were normal weight at the time of incident diabetes had higher mortality than adults who are overweight or obese, according to a research paper published on The Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA) in August.
During the hot humid summer, everybody changes their lifestyle more or less. Not only the longer daytime, but also the more frequent sunny warm weather give us mood to travel and engage in outdoor activities. In the same time, we buy ice creams from the street stand, eat hotdogs at the baseball games, enjoy BBQ food with family and friends, and grab ice cold cokes under the sun to cool down. For people with Diabetes, do these foods sneak into your already perfect diet and gave you tough time for blood glucose control? Let the juicy and extra nutritious summer vegetables and fruits help you!
The Sampan’s special medical edition is out on stands now! As part of the newspaper’s ongoing efforts to provide the Asian American community with health and healthcare information, this edition covers all three of the Sampan’s areas of concern: Obesity, Diabetes and Smoking Cessation. In addition to information on quitting smoking, eating a better diet [...]