There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Both types of diabetes are chronic and characterized by excess levels of blood glucose (sugar). Type 2 diabetes is the most common type, representing 90 to 95 percent of all cases, while type 1 diabetes represents approximately five percent of all cases. It is estimated that more than 100 million American adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes.
If you have diabetes, your doctor may recommend you do daily (sometimes multiple times) finger pricks/sticks to measure your blood glucose (sugar). These tests are accurate but only at the moment, as your blood sugar can vary wildly depending on the time of day and your level of activity. For more accurate information, doctors recommend A1C tests.
Most cases of type 2 diabetes (T2D) are treated with a variety of measures, including diet, regular exercise, weight loss, and medications. To help cover all these treatments, we have put together this guide that will go in-depth on living with T2D.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease of unknown cause. RA not only affects your joints but also affects a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, blood, nerves, and heart. RA affects just over 1.3 million Americans — approximately 0.6 percent of the population — and approximately one percent of the world’s population.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease that affects your joints as well as various systems of the body. As a result, RA patients typically endure varying degrees of joint pain, reduced muscle strength, and impaired physical function. Most RA patients experience accelerated loss of muscle mass. All of this underscores the need for exercise, as there are estimations greater than 80 percent of RA patients are physically inactive.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease of unknown cause. It not only can affect your joints, but also can affect a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, and heart. Autoimmune refers to the fact that RA is spurred by your immune system mistakenly attacking your own body’s tissues — in this case, your joints. Symptoms of RA may include tender and swollen joints, joint stiffness (typically worse in the morning and after inactivity), fatigue, and fever. This article will share insight into natural treatments and diet for those suffering from RA.