Items Tagged ‘type 2 diabetes’

May 1, 2019

Healthy Tips for Ramadan

By uclahealth uclahealth

Ramadan begins on Monday, May 6, 2019 and ends on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Millions of people from around the world will be recognizing this Islamic holy day through prayer and dawn to dusk fasting. Fasting can be done safely if you take the necessary precautions— especially for those with certain medical conditions. If you […]

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Tags: breastfeeding, cardiac disease, complex carbohydrates, dehydration, diabetes, fasting, fasting for adolescents, fasting for children, fasting tips, heart disease, iftar meal, low blood sugar


Prediabetes: 5 things you need to know

January 16, 2019

Prediabetes: 5 things you need to know

By uclahealth uclahealth

About 30 million people in the United States, or 1 in 10, have diabetes. Most have Type 2 diabetes, which may be preventable and takes years to develop as blood sugar levels increase. On the path to Type 2 diabetes, many people are first diagnosed with a reversible condition called prediabetes. Risk factors for both […]

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Tags: A1c, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes, healthy living, prediabetes, preventive care, primary care, The Checkup, type 2 diabetes


What's the deal with brown fat? This researcher is uncovering its function

October 2, 2018

What’s the deal with brown fat? This researcher is uncovering its function

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

When most people think of fat, they think of what medical experts refer to as white fat, or the fat tissue in the body that stores calories. But we all have another kind of fat, with a completely different function: brown fat. “Until somewhat recently, we thought only babies had brown fat,” says Dr. Xingxing […]

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Tags: adipose, adipose tissue, brown fat, childhood obesity, diabetes, Dr. Xingxing Kong, endocrinology, fat, metabolism, muscle, muscle growth, myostatin


Ask the Doctors - Which spikes blood glucose more? Sugar in fruit or food?

August 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Which spikes blood glucose more? Sugar in fruit or food?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’m trying to lower my blood glucose level but I have a sweet tooth. What raises blood glucose more — the sugar from fruit, or foods with refined sugar?  Is diet the only way to keep blood glucose steady? Managing your level of blood glucose, which is the measurement of how much of […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blood glucose, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, fruit, glycemic index, prediabetes, processed food, sugar in food, type 2 diabetes


Ask the Doctors - How can air pollution increase the risk of type 2 diabetes?

July 20, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can air pollution increase the risk of type 2 diabetes?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: A recent study found that air pollution increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes. How can that be? Air pollution can’t possibly raise blood sugar levels. I can understand your disbelief.  My first thought when I saw this study was that it was correlative, not causative. In other words, air quality is simply […]

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Tags: air pollution, Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, metabolic dysfunction, pollutants, type 2 diabetes


Ask the Doctors - Am I too old to start jogging?

June 11, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Am I too old to start jogging?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’m 63 years old and even though my kids think I’m too old, I want to start running. Can you help me to prove them wrong? At the risk of wading into the middle of a family argument, we believe that it’s never too late to become physically active. And if you’re careful […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, heart disease, physical activity, regular exercise, running, type 2 diabetes, weight control


Kids with diabetes can still enjoy Halloween

October 6, 2017

Kids with diabetes can still enjoy Halloween

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

    It’s October, when summer heat gives way to autumn crispness and kids’ thoughts turn to costumes, candy and the other sweet-tasting goodies of Halloween. There’s one group of children, however, who can’t splurge like most others: those with type 1 and 2 diabetes. The good news is that they don’t have to miss […]

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Tags: blood glucose spikes, candy, candy buyback, childhood diabetes, children with diabetes, diabetes, Dr. Steven Mittelman, Halloween, low-carb snacks, low-sugar snacks, pediatric diabetes, sugar-free candy


Five ways to get in shape with your partner

February 21, 2017

Five ways to get in shape with your partner

By uclahealth uclahealth

Did you give your beloved a paper heart this Valentine’s Day? Think beyond cards and chocolate and make a pact with your partner to focus on heart health, too. Getting in shape together is a great way to reduce your risk of heart disease. Regular physical activity can also help you lose weight, boost your […]

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Tags: boost mood, cancer, diseases, energy levels, exercise, exercise program, flexibility, heart disease, lose weight, mood, physical activity, relationship


Seven weight-loss strategies for children

January 20, 2017

Seven weight-loss strategies for children

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you are concerned about your child’s weight, you’re not alone. Childhood obesity has risen dramatically in the last three decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2014, about 17 percent of children and adolescents – 12.7 million – were overweight or obese. And it’s not just a cosmetic […]

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Tags: adolescents, asthma, balanced meals, BMI, body mass index, childhood obesity, children, diabetes, exercise habits, healthy food, healthy meals, healthy snacks


My battle with weight has been a long one

October 23, 2016

My battle with weight has been a long one

By uclahealth uclahealth

Randall’s Story Total Lost: 130 pounds*     My battle with weight has been a long one.  As a boy growing up it was hard going to school being teased by kids calling me fat. My brothers as well would tease me so I just ate more and was depressed not knowing what would happen […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, exercise, gastric bypass, high blood pressure, loss weight, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, type 2 diabetes, weight, weight loss