Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Type 1: Autoimmune disease that destroys insulin producing cells in the pancreas. It’s often diagnosed in patients that are under 18 years of age but can occur at any age. The patient will need regular doses of insulin to manage the disease.

 

Type 2: The body loses sensitivity to insulin; the hormone that helps muscles absorb and be able to use the blood sugar.

Usually occuring within older age groups but due to the rise in obesity even younger generations are being diagnosed with the disease. It’s recommended treatment is diet and exercise; removing bad habits and introducing new healthier ones to accomodate with tackling and managing the serious disease.

 

What are good and bad fats?

Good: Unsaturated fats; choosing unsaturated over saturated reduces your risk of developing heart disease and other risk factor diseases.

Commonly found in fish, olive oil, whole olives, nuts such as peanuts, avocados, vegetable oils such as corn, soybean, coconut.

Bad: Saturated and trans fats; including fats like these on a daily basis majorly increases your risk of developing heart problems, and other medical conditions in the future.

Commonly found in fatty meats (not lean), butter, fried foods, cheese, processed dairy, highly processed snack foods such as chips, candy bars, breakfast foods.

 

Why am I not losing weight?

A) Not enough sleep; this can effect your metabolism greatly, making you feel hungry during the next day.

8hrs a night is ideal for any person, and going to bed and waking up on regular hours, even on weekends is crucial.

Try to keep a healthy sleeping pattern.

B) Not aware of calorie intake; everyone should know that 1 pound of fat equals 3500 calories. Track what you eat everyday so you and get and overall idea on how many calories you consume.

This will help with how much your calorie intake should be and what you need to do to burn it off. Creating a calorie goal.

C) No regular eating habits; having a regular set time for eating allows the creation of time intervals so that your body has a proper amount of time for healthy digestion and easier meal tracking.

Doing so will also improve your metabolism, so stay on track, even if your tempted to indulge on weekends, remind yourself your hard work will go to waste.

D) Skipping meals; this is the worst approach to trying to lose weight because it slows down your metabolism causing you to burn fewer calories during work outs and storing fat instead of losing fat.

This leads to sudden food cravings, causing over eating which is the worst alternative to having a regular meal at normal schedules.

 

What's considered High Blood Pressure?

Your blood pressure consists of two numbers; systolic and diastolic. Systolic is the high number and represents the blood pumping, driving blood flow out of the heart and into the body and lungs.

Diastolic is the lower number and represents when the heart is at rest during the time that it is being filled with blood.

The Systolic number is over the Diastolic number for example 120 over 80, 120/80.

The systolic number being 120. 120/80 is a normal blood pressure, anything above means a high blood pressure on average.

 

How can I control my High Blood Pressure?

Some effective ways to control and completely avoid high blood pressure; Losing weight, obesity levels have risen dramatically and causes a major risk of developing high blood pressure and even harder to manage it.

Eating a healthy diet; this will lower your blood pressure and help with overcoming the symptoms.

Consuming less alcohol, taking some pressure off your liver and heart is a great way to focus on dealing with your high blood pressure.

Regular exercise, contributes with having a healthier heart.

Reducing sodium intake; the main cause of high blood pressure besides stress, which we cant control as well as the amount of salt we put in our foods so cut down!

Proper sleeping patterns, giving your heart a proper amount of time to rest, heal and prepare itself for the next day.

 

 

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