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Differences Between Type I and Type II Diabetes

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 02:03 PM

Type I diabetes, also called juvenile diabetes, is caused by a shortage of insulin in the body. Type II diabetes is caused by the body’s inefficient use of insulin due to a condition known as insulin resistance.

Insulin is an anabolic hormone that moves not only sugar, but also amino acids, electrolytes and fatty acids into the cells of the body. A lack of insulin or inefficient use of insulin will cause these substances to remain outside the cells, starving them of the vital nutrients they require. Read More

Babies grow at different rates, and at times, you may wonder if your baby is getting enough nutrients daily.

Stages of how much your baby should be eating:

  • Newborn- on average consumes about 1.5-3 ounces (45-90ml) every 2-3 hours. This amount increases as your baby grows and is able to take more in at each feeding.
  • 2 months- your baby may be taking in 4-5 ounces (120-150ml) at each feeding and feedings may be every 3-4 hours.
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PROBLEMS WITH PLASTIC: In the past few decades more than 5,000 papers have been published on whether or not BPA from plastic is harmful for people’s health. One study by the U.S. National Toxicology Program in 2008 found that BPA may in fact have negative effects on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland development in fetuses, infants, and children. In fact, fish and mollusks living in rivers that have been polluted with BPA have been known to change their sex because of the hormonal effects the chemical can have. Read More

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