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Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is a common problem for more than half of men with diabetes. A recent study from the Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins suggests that an over-supply of a simple blood sugar could be a major cause of erectile dysfunction in diabetic men.
As the new Food Pyramid begins to take a new shape, and as the nutrition field works to establishes itself as the most important branch of health care in the 21st century, an invention called the Glycemic Index is taking center stage.
Diabetes affects the manner in which the body handles carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Essentially, the symptoms of diabetes revolve around the bodys ability to process, store and utilize glucose.
Diabetes mellitus is a condition resulting from the pancreasí inability to produce enough insulin, which is needed by the body to help create energy.
Types of Diabetes
There are two types of diabetes: the first, diabetes insipidus, is more rare and has to do with a deficiency in the pituitary hormone called vasopressin.
A poor diet may be one of the biggest factors leading to diabetes. It often occurs with people who are overweight or who eat a diet high in refined sugar, highly processed foods, low in fiber, with too many complex carbohydrates and with too much meat, and who donít exercise.
A diabetic diet is a specially designed eating plan that is high in carbohydrates and low in fat. People with diabetes don't need to go out and purchase special foods to maintain a diabetic diet, they can eat the same foods as the whole family.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type II diabetes, also known as insulin-dependent diabetes, was commonly referred to as adult onset diabetes until recently when the name no longer accurately describes the population with this disease.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type I diabetes is also known as insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes. This form of diabetes is mainly found in children. The primary problem in all forms of diabetes, regardless if it is Type I or Type II is that the glucose (sugar) levels of the body are too high.
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