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Is a plant based diet or a vegetarian diet best for someone who has type 2 diabetes or prediabetes?

Is a plant based diet or a vegetarian diet best for someone who has type 2 diabetes or prediabetes?

Not for everyone...: A vegan diet with fat-free (plus once in a while low-fat dairy) milk can be quite healthy. A vegan, ovo-vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, and lacto-ovo-vegetarian are all types of vegetarians. Because some things (calcium, vit.D, vit.B12, protein) are harder to get if a vegetarian eats no egg or dairy products, a strict vegan has a much harder time finding all the nutrients he needs to stay healthy. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Can you tell me in my family along with diabetes. what are some tips on a healthy vegetarian diet?

Can you tell me in my family along with diabetes. what are some tips on a healthy vegetarian diet?

See below: Complex carbohydrates, meaning fresh fruits and vegetables, and little if none processed foods. Diet with mostly unsaturated fats and spreading the calories out in frequent small meals. Each meal should have a protein, a fat, and a complex carbohydrate, including whole grains and legumes. Skipping meals and large meals cause Insulin surges and are ill advised. Stay away from high sugar foods- ...Read more

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Can prediabetes carry some of the same symptoms of type 2 or 1 diabetes?

Can prediabetes carry some of the same symptoms of type 2 or 1 diabetes?

Possibly: Mostly "prediabetes" is asymptomatic, as in no symptoms. But if and when prediabetes more closely approaches diabetes, that's when your more likely to see symptoms like increased thirst, increased urination, fatigue and blurry vision. ...Read more

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Is type 2 diabetes the same as prediabetes?

Is type 2 diabetes the same as prediabetes?

Not quite: Prediabetes means u have high blood sugar, but not yet high enough to be called type ii diabetes. U r headed in that direction though. Eliminate grains and sugar from diet. If on a medication like metformin, be sure to let your doc know about diet changes asap. If on a station drug like lipitor, (atorvastatin) these increase risk for diabetes. Diet is biggest factor. Eat low carb. Avoid soda. ...Read more

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I have prediabetes type 2.My fasting blood sugar in the morning is 184.Is it full blown diabetes?

I have prediabetes type 2.My fasting blood sugar in the morning is 184.Is it full blown diabetes?

Most likely yes...: A blood sample, taken after an overnight fast, that is less than 100 mg/dl is considered normal. A fasting blood sugar level from 100 to 125 mg/dl is considered prediabetes. If it's 126 mg/dl or higher on two separate tests, you have diabetes. ...Read more

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Had prediabetes. Is exercising 5 hours per week any better than 2.5 hours at preventing type 2 diabetes when both results in same # of fat lbs. Lost?

Had prediabetes. Is exercising 5 hours per week any better than 2.5 hours at preventing type 2 diabetes when both results in same # of fat lbs. Lost?

Twice as good: Twice the exercise should burn off twice the weight, assuming your doing the same intensity of exercise. You need to combine it with food restriction of you're going to have any success. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood sugar and prediabetes, type 1.5 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes?

What to do if I have high blood sugar and prediabetes, type 1.5 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes?

See your doctor: Talk with your doctor about lifestyle and diet changes. Also talk about the need to start medications in the future. ...Read more

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Can diet and exercise be enough to manage and reverse pre-diabetes without medication?

Can diet and exercise be enough to manage and reverse pre-diabetes without medication?

Manage, yes: Likely you can manage pre-diabetes if sufficient lifestyle changes are made (with 7-10% weight loss)...But if you have some degree of pancreatic dysfunction on top of Insulin resistance due to excess weight, the pancreatic function doesnt go back to normal...So lifelong healthy lifestyle changes are necessary to slow progression. ...Read more

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If you are diagnosed with pre-diabetes, can you diet and exercise enough for it to go away?

Yes: Certainly if you can lose weight, reduce your sugar intake and exercise, you can certainly reverse the pre-diabetes. It will require careful attention to your diet, but exercise and diet will be the most effective intervention you can do in the long run. Medication can only help so much--and not much if your diet is still poor. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Louis Krenn
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Prediabetes (Definition)

Prediabetes is a condition where you are at high risk for developing diabetes. It is caused by an impaired ...Read more