Type 2 Diabetes - Dr Numb

Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes also called as hyperglycemia is a health condition in which the blood glucose (sugar) levels rise much higher than the normal levels. Type 2 Diabetes is the most widespread form of diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes - Dr Numb

In Type 2 Diabetes the body is not able to utilize insulin properly which is known as insulin resistance. The following blog deals with the causes and symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes is a life-long disease in which the body’s capability of handling glucose is altered. This is often a life-long disease which can only be controlled through medications, diet and diabetes but not fully cured.

What Causes Diabetes?

Pancreas manufactures a hormone called insulin. Insulin helps in converting glucose in food into energy. But in case of type 2 diabetes the body does produce insulin but the body is not able to utilize it for conversion of glucose to energy. This condition is called as insulin resistance.
The pancreas produces more insulin for converting glucose into the cells. But eventually it is not able to keep it up which results into increase in sugar levels in the blood.

Following are some factors that result into type 2 diabetes:

Genes- Scientists have discovered different bits of DNA that have an effect on body’s insulin making capacity.

Overweight- If you are overweight and have some extra pounds especially at the belly region then you are at risk of getting diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

Metabolic Syndrome- People who have insulin resistance are also likely to suffer from other health complications like high blood glucose, extra fat around the waist, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol and triglycerides.

Excess of glucose from your liver- When the blood sugar levels dip then the liver produces glucose to meet the body’s energy requirements. After our meals, the blood sugar rises and the liver stores the glucose for future use. But this doesn’t happen in some cases. Some people’s liver keeps cranking out sugar.

What Are The Risk Factors of Diabetes?

There are some factors that are not the actual cause of the disease but they can likely make you more vulnerable to it.Diabetics- Dr Numb

1. Most of them are things which are beyond your control like:
If you are at the age of 45 or above
If your parents, brother or sister has diabetes
People belonging to ethnic group African-American, Alaska

Native, Native American, Asian-American, Hispanic or Latino, or Pacific Islander-American

2. Other factors that put you at risk of diabetes are related due to your medical history in which you can seek help of your doctor.
Prediabetes
Heart and blood vessel disease
High blood pressure, even if it’s treated and under control
Low HDL (“good”) cholesterol
High triglycerides
Being overweight or obese
 • Having gestational diabetes during pregnancy
 • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
 • Acanthosis nigricans, (dark rashes around your neck or armpits)
 • Depression

3. Dietary habits and lifestyle can also put you at risk of diabetes
 • Smoking
 • Stress
 • Sleeping too little or too much

Symptoms Of Type 2 Diabetes

If you are experiencing any of the following conditions then you are likely to suffering from type 2 diabetes and you need to check the doctor.
 • Feeling very thirsty
 • Peeing in excess
 • Blurry vision
 • Irritated moods
 • Numbness in your hands or feet
 • Feeling worn out
 • Wounds that don’t heal
 • Yeast infections

How To Reduce The Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes?

You just don’t need a great effort for this. A little change in the dietary habits, lifestyle and losing few pounds can cut your risk of type 2 diabetes in half.

Start Exercising: Involve yourself in some stretching exercises, yoga postures and 30 minutes of walk.

Eat The Right Diet: Include a lot of fiber, green veggies, and fresh fruits with low sugar in your diet. Eating too much of processed carbs, sugary drinks, and Trans and saturated fats only invite diseases to your body.

Quit Smoking: Smoking is nowhere going to benefit your health. So, why to think twice, just give it up today!

Food Chart For Diabetic Patients

Eating the right kind of diet packed with essential nutrients that can meet the daily energy requirements and boost immunity can keep you away from lot of health problems. Diabetes is one such health issue that can be controlled with the right kind of diet. The diet for diabetic patients is centered on to control the blood sugar levels.

Food Chart for Diabetic Patients

The following blog is about foods that should be avoided by diabetes patients and the healthy alternatives to them.

High carb diet, unhealthy fats are always restricted to people with diabetes because they are prone to risk of heart diseases as well.
Check out the following foods to find out what can be healthy options to some of the poor dietary choices by a diabetes patient.

1. What to Avoid? – White Rice

People who consume rice are at greater risk of type 2 diabetes. The point is all kinds of processed, fried food and made with white flour is harmful for diabetes’ patients. Therefore, white rice and pasta have a similar impact on the body as sugar and result into increase in blood sugar levels.
Healthy alternative:
Brown rice or wild rice consists of fiber which causes slow absorption of glucose into the bloodstream and thus blood sugar levels don’t shoot up reducing the risk of diabetes.

2. What to avoid? Blended coffees

Blended coffees with sugar, whipped cream are a storehouse of calories and fat, therefore not recommend for people with diabetes.
Healthy alternative:
Black coffee with low amount of sugar is a better alternative to blended coffee as it contains much less calories and will not cause a rise in blood sugar levels.

3. What to avoid? Bananas and melons

Although fruit contain a lot of vitamins and fiber but there are some of them which consists of high levels of sugar such as Bananas, melons, and peaches. Intake of these fruits can lead to blood sugar spikes but of course the result can vary among individuals.
Healthy Alternative:
Fruits like apples, blueberries are comparatively lower in sugar than the above mentioned foods. But it is recommended to check with the doctor if a particular fruit may suit you or not. For this you can check the changes in blood sugar levels post two hours of eating.

4. What to avoid? Chinese food

High-calorie, high fat, high-sodium, and high-carb Chinese food dishes can spike blood sugar levels dramatically and even keep them high for a while.
Healthy Alternative:
If you cannot be without Chinese food, then you can cook steamed veggies with low-sodium, low-fat condiments and flavorings. Less amounts of sodium will not just lower blood pressure levels but also reduce risks of heart attacks.

5. What to avoid? Breakfast pastries

Doughnuts, toaster pastries, and all bakery sweets are like biggest enemies of blood sugar. All these food are made up of processed white flour with high amount of fat, carbs, and sodium
Healthy Alternative:
For a less processes and low-fat, carb and sodium diet, you can take half of a whole-grain English muffin or a brown rice cake with peanut butter and low-sugar jam.

6. What to avoid? Fruit smoothies

A fruit smoothie is something that can take away all your sugar cravings after a meal but if you are diabetic this can mean a sugar disaster for you. For example: A big cup of Jamba Juice smoothie has sugar as in three cans of soda.”

Healthy alternative:

For the ones who can’t resist fruit smoothies a better option is to make a fruit smoothie of your own. You can include vegetables like kale or spinach along with low-sugar fruits like green apples

4 Natural Remedies for Joint Pain That Works Magically!

Joint PainNo more joint pain is related to your age. It can happen to anyone, young or old, male or female. While there are a number of conventional treatments to control the inflammation and slow the disease progression, yet they are not considered 100% safe. Thus, the only left option is to count on the natural treatments to ease the pain.

Do you take the freedom of movement for granted? Well, if you have been ignoring this, it is better you start considering this important, before it becomes limited. The increase in number of joint pain sufferers, in different forms like arthritis, or the inflammation in one or more of joints, gives a clear sign that there is a need to worry. Although, there is an array of treatment, solutions and medications to treat the problem, yet a complete and safe solution is yet to be discovered. You cannot rely on the medication throughout life. They are either highly expensive or they bring forth some or the other side effects.

Thankfully, nature has gifted amazing solutions! If you are suffering from joint pain, here are top 4 natural remedies to make your joints pain free. Have a look:

Blackstrap Molasses Drink: The benefits of this drink are countless. It is highly rich in calcium, potassium, and magnesium. If you are new to the term, ‘Blackstrap molasses’, then it is first important to learn what it is. Blackstrap Molasses Drink for Joint Pain TreatmentThe remains after 3rd boiling of sugar syrup are blackstrap molasses. It is a common dietary supplement which has been used for years to relieve from arthritis and joint pain. Regular usage regulates nerves, boost muscle functions, and strengthen bones.

How to prepare?

You will need:

  • Blackstrap molasses: 1 tablespoon
  • Warm water: 1 cup

All you have to do is heat 1 cup of fresh water. Make it warm and stir in a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses. Drinking this once a day is sufficient!

Peppermint Eucalyptus Oil Blend: With analgesic and pain-relieving properties, this remedy produces a cooling sensation. It significantly helps you overcome the discomfort, causing a soothing sensation to ease the pain.

How to prepare?

To start with, you need:

  • Peppermint oil: 5-10 drops
  • Eucalyptus oil: 5-10 drops
  • Oil (olive or almond): 1-2 tablespoon

Just add 5-10 drops of eucalyptus and peppermint oil to a small dark glass bottle. Now mix 1-2 tablespoons of carrier oil to dilute the essential oils. You need to store this oil blend in dark, keeping away from direct sunlight. Use this to rub into your joints whenever they ache. Peppermint-And-Eucalyptus-Oil for Join Pain TreatmentGolden Raisins and Gin: Derived from juniper berries, Gin contains anti-inflammatory properties. On the other hand, golden raisins are rich in glucosamine and chondroitin. Thus, the blend comes out to be aGolden Raisins and Gin for Joint Pain Treatment helpful remedy for joint pain.

How to prepare?

All you need:

  • Gin: 1/2 cup
  • Golden raisins: 1 cup

Keep 1 cup of golden raisins in a shallow dish. Now add gin slowly, covering the raisins barely. Wrap it with a towel and store it away from light. You need to wait until the gin has evaporated. It can take up to 2 weeks. Later, having 9 raisins daily will get you amazing results.

Turmeric and Ginger Tea:

Both the ingredients are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. The active ingredient, curcumin is a powerful antioxidant, which lowers the levels of 2 enzymes causing inflammation. Try this spicy tea daily for effective results.

How to prepare?

Start with:

  • Ground ginger: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ground turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Water: 2 cups
  • Honey: To tasteTurmeric and Ginger Tea for Joint Pain Treatment

Add 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger and ground turmeric to2 cups of water and bring it to boil. Lower the flame and simmer it for 10-15 minutes. Now strain it and add honey to taste. You can enjoy it twice a day.

Along with these remedies, there is a need to change your routine. Daily exercises, adequate sleep, appropriate diet plan, and much more have to be monitored. Adding these remedies to a perfect routine will get you confirmed results!

Hollywood Loves Piercing

Hollywood Celebs Go Pierced!

Being an ancient form of body art, piercing is now becoming highly popular among the celebrities. Not in one or two, it has been famous in various cultures and has been practiced at some time or the other. Let’s have a look, what celebrities love to adorn!

Hollywood Loves Piercing

Do you like to see your favorite movie star in a magazine, having a bunch of unknown piercings? Of course you do. Nowadays, a number of stars are indulging themselves in getting different types of body art done to them. While some switch to the all time famous tattooing art, the other trend to rule over the heart of the people is piercing.

Remember, when Hannah Montana rocked at a concert wearing piercings all over her body. This is not only one example, there are many other celebrities uncovering their secret body jewelry now and then.

There is a long list of famous singers, models, actors, actresses, etc. who adorn some type of piercing on their body part. As a consequence, the fans of these celebs are motivated to get a piercing and they follow their favorite stars. For example, if their idol goes for a nose piercing, they will get the one done very soon. And due to this fact, the amount of body jewelry in the youngsters has increased rapidly over the last few years.

Checkout some amazing stars with their exceptional piercings here:

Perrie Edwards: This beautiful lady recently got studded and nowadays she shows off her bizarre neck piercing everywhere she goes.

Perrie Edwards Piercing

Grabbed the first look of her piercing at Little Mix’s gig in California, she looked just fabulous. Also, she got a new nose stud, which complements her look in a unique way.

Miley Cyrus: She went under knife to get her locks chopped and then to show them off, piercing was the way out. The gorgeous lady also adorns several ear piercings and a nose piercing. She knows how to carry off them beautifully.

Miley Cyrus Piercing

Having around 10 piercings, i.e.5 on the lobe, a nose piercing, 3 on the cartilage, and a belly button piercing, she is a popular star.

Pink: The pop rocker, Pink is well-known for her different style of piercing. From her tragus, ear, to other parts of her body, she is very fond of this body art.

Pink Face Piercing

Her all time favorite the tragus- the perforation projecting in the front of ear canal has been followed by her huge fan following, due to the fact it is bit pain free. She is a rock star and very well knows how to pull of her piercings.

Lady Gaga: The famous singer always loves to be in news for something or the other. Attention-craving star has been constantly found parading around in different styled costumes to be always in the limelight.

Lady Gaga Piercing

Her courage to reveal what piercings she has is astounding.

Rihanna: She is a true showstopper. While you love her for her graceful performances, you will fall in love with Rihanna’s isn’t piercings too.

Rihana pirecing

Being a crazy talented and beautiful singer, she opted for a sheer ensemble purposefully to show off her piercing.

Demi Lovato: She kept it simple and sweet. Yes, it is about her frequently sported small nose stud. Isn’t that a tasteful way to get a piercing done!

Demi Lovato Piercing

She is one of the stars who have suffered from both depression and cutting, but now once again she is all set to rock the world. Making a comeback to the topping charts, she is known for her courage to speak out about her personal tribulations.

Fergie: Getting different from the world is what Fergie loves to be. And therefore, she opted for an eyebrow ring.

Fregie Eyebro Ring

The famous singer blended it a bit and tried to make it almost ethereal.

Drew Barrymore: She has been famous for her wild past. And then she earned fame with a tongue ring. While she got it to play a character in “Whip It”.

Drew Barrymore - Tongue Piercing

However, she decided to keep it afterwards too. She rocked her ring on film, on some talk shows, and even on the red carpet as well.

Thus, if you are planning to get it done, you can consider your favorite star style and flaunt your style just like they do!

Skin Care Kitchen

Secrets From kitchen to Keep Your Skin Lighter!!!!!!

Glowing and healthy skin is what everyone today years for. And in order to achieve this, people opt for expensive cosmetics, undergo knife and much more. However, it is not necessary for you to do the same. There are a number of natural solutions that can help you to keep skin beautiful in long term. Check out some of them here.

Skin Care Kitchen

Men and women, both are equally worried for their skin tone and other skin problems. Multiple facts, like the ever-increasing pollution, growing age, etc. makes your skin easily damaged. Nowadays, you have to confront with enormous skin conditions such as acne problems, blemishes and much more. And, all these problems collectively make your skin look dull and dark with time.

If you surf through internet, you will get a multiple solutions, claiming to provide through relief. And, there are chances that many options can really help you with skin lightening. But, there consequences can be little more dangerous due to the harmful chemicals used in their composition. Even the dermatological treatments you opt for are not considered 100% safe. Yes, they can cause immediate effects, like lightening your scars and blemishes instantly; however, they can have severe side effects too.

Why not go natural? Well, you believe it or not, it is the best way out if you want your skin to remain youthful and beautiful in long run. Have a look at some of the best natural solutions for lightening your skin problems.

Gram Flour

You have that in your kitchen. Isn’t it? Use this to lighten your skin complexion. The presence of rich nutrients in gram flour keeps your skin healthy. Try this remedy every other day. It removes excess oil from your skin and retains the natural moisture.

Gram Flour

Method: Blend a little amount of gram flour with water or rose water (preferably) to make a thick paste. Now apply it to your face, neck, hands and legs. Allow it to dry completely and then wash it off with water.

Honey

If you want an agent, which can be used to bleach your skin and also act as a moisturizing agent, honey is your answer. Generally, dry skin condition contributes to your uneven skin tone. Hence, using honey can be beneficial. It has amazing antibacterial properties, which help to fade age spots and acne scars.

Honey - Dr Numb

Method: You can directly apply pure honey to your face. Allow it to set on your face for few minutes, before you wash it off with lukewarm water. With this simple remedy, you can remove dead skin cells and make your skin appear brighter.

Alternatively, you can prepare a skin-lightening mask. Just mix one teaspoon of honey and lemon juice with one tablespoon of powdered milk. You can also add few drops of almond oil. Apply this mixture gently on the skin and allow it to dry for 10 to15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.

Aloe Vera Gel

It helps you to restore your skin’s original color and alleviate hyperpigmentation, which is one of the main causes of uneven skin tone. In addition, the cooling properties of aloe vera helps you rebuild damaged tissues and regenerate new cells, leading to healthy skin and improve your overall skin complexion.

Alo Vera- Natural Skin- Dr Scabies
Method: Get some fresh Aloe Vera leaves and cut the outer layers. Extract the thick, jelly-like substance and apply this fresh gel thoroughly on your skin. Keep it for approximately 30 minutes. Later wash it off with water.

Cucumber

This easily available skin agent binds collagen and assures that your skin is firm and supple together. It is also known for its cooling effect and is suitable for all skin types.

Cucumber- Natural skin - Dr. Numb
Method: Get some fresh cucumbers, cut into slices and place those slices directly on the dark skin areas. Allow them for a few minutes, remove them and then wash with lukewarm water.

Alternatively, grate a cucumber and blend it with honey. This mask is highly beneficial for spot-reducing. Apply it to your face and neck, leave it to dry for 15 to 20 minutes. Later rinse it off with cold water.
The best thing about these solutions is that they are readily available and produces no side-effects. Isn’t that all you want!

Natural Exfoliators

Exfoliate your Skin with these Natural Exfoliators

Exfoliating is a significant part of any skin care routine. Not only does it clear the dead skin, but also unclogs the oil and dirt living in your pores. These clogs further serve as ground for breakouts. Although, there are many chemical-based exfoliants available around, most of these exfoliants contain harsh chemicals and lots of uncertain ingredients with unknown or no benefits.

Natural Exfoliators
Instead of wasting money for such useless store-bought exfoliators, concoct some homemade exfoliators using constituents that probably every woman has in her pantry.
Homemade exfoliators are probably the best in the world! In addition to being natural, they also ensure that your skin stays soft throughout! Moreover, they do not leave you with any side-effects. So ladies, here are the top 6 homemade exfoliators that will unquestionably make a variance in how your skin feels!
Just keep in mind, these home-made exfoliators should be used twice or thrice times a week, and not daily. So, let’s go!

1.Sugar and Olive Oil

Sugar crystals are small and rough naturally that make them perfect for removing dead skin cells from your face. Also, it’s full of glycolic acid that aids in breaking down the dead skin cells and cut those ugly-looking fine lines. You need not to pay a lot anymore for glycolic acid facials! Just try this sugar exfoliator at home and get a clear skin for free!
All you need to do is take some sugar and mix some olive oil in it. With this, you got yourself a skin-softening scrub ready! The blend of the oil and sugar makes a great softening agent, which will also scrub away the dead cells completely.

2. Honey and Sugar

Add a little more sweetness to your exfoliation!! Besides sugar and its incredible effects, honey too helps in speeding up the natural exfoliation process. It has humectant qualities, which means that it entices moisture to your skin that makes it a great hydrating facial scrub.

Mix it with a little sugar to make a fantastic scrub! This scrub will soften up your skin and will make it look radiant and glowy as well.

1. Sugar and Water

The baseline is that Sugar is the RULER! It is a darling to your skin. Just take two tablespoon of sugar and mix it well with water until it becomes a paste. Apply it over your face and massage gently in circular motion. Do it until you cover each and every corner of your face and rinse with warm water. Your clean and glowing face is ready!

2. Tomato and Suga

Red tomatoes to make your cheeks rosy and sugar for your sweetness! Just kidding! A tomato and sugar scrub is also a great exfoliator. Just grab a tomato and a tablespoon of sugar. Next is, slice the tomato in two and dip the fleshy side in the sugar. Take the sugar-dipped tomato and rub on your face in circular motions. Leave it on your face about 10 minutes and rinse off. What do you see???

3. Honey and Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of the gentlest exfoliants I’ve ever found. It’s a boon for those having sensitive skin. Oatmeal works to their best when whole oats are crushed up in a food processor, and mixed with water or another base. Another benefit to oatmeal is that it absorbs oil, which offers you dual benefit – face cleansing as you exfoliate.
Prepare a mix of equal amounts of oatmeal and water (say ¼) and 2 teaspoons of honey. You can use a blender or a coffee-maker to serve the purpose. Apply the scrub on your face and ‘brush’ those dead cells away.

4. Baking Soda

Baking soda is a common ingredient today and being used as a natural exfoliation is no exception! Since all you have to do is to make a paste of baking soda and water, it’s the simplest and least expensive exfoliant on this list. This is an effective homemade scrub that will naturally remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells from your face skin. With Baking soda, your face will always feel fresher and smooth.

Note: Avoid leaving this baking soda scrub on your face for longer; rinse the scrub after 30 seconds. This is a must if you have sensitive skin as this homemade scrub with baking soda (also known as sodium bicarbonate) can sometimes cause irritation or redness.

So, shall we start!!!

Rib Cage Tattoos- From ‘Pain’ to ‘Painless’

Yearning for a smart and fabulous look this season? What about Rib Cage Tattoos? It sound perfect and yes, these tattoos look classy! And, if you are worrying about the pain the process causes, your concept will change after reading this one. Have a look.

rib cage tattoo

Undoubtedly, the ribcage tattoos are the recent way to flaunt your style. They get you the incredible look you have been craving for. Not only boys, even girls these days opt for this cool tattoo style to add much more to their appearance. Before, you move on to the process of getting a rib cage tattoo, let’s have a look at some of the crazy designs first.

Flying birds:Rib Tattoo-Flying Tattoo-Dr Numb

Birds are a symbolic to freedom. They are meant to be flying freely in the open sky. Get them to your rib space and a superb look to your look. And it is completely your choice, whether you want a single lovely bird to be there or a flock of birds wandering around your ribs. Both designs get you amazing appearance.

Go In Shape:

Triangle Tattoo Design-DrNumb

By this, it doesn’t mean that you need ‘shaping’. Instead, it is about the crazy geometrical shapes which look super cool on your ribs.

You can go for any size, whether big or small with geometric tattoo designs. They look different and unique in true sense.

A Word:

Word Tattoo

It can be anything, your name, a special word for someone you care for, or anything you want to be inked. Just a single word and it express the entire feeling to the world, isn’t it awesome. Don’t miss the chance to let someone know how special they are to you!

Quote for the life:

Quotet Tattoo- Rib Cage-DrNumb

They inspire us, they are meaningful and yes, they are beautiful in themselves. Here it is about the ‘quotes’. Get your favorite quote inked on the ribs forever and feel more positive. If you want to be an eye catcher at the next event, this is a superb idea.

Feathers and flowers:

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Though these are very common style, yet it will be something new and elegant to get them inked over your ribs. Especially, for women they are a perfect choice. Keep up with your feminine style and rock the world in your way.
Well, there is not end to rib cage designs. The reason why people opt for rib cage space is that it offers a beautiful spread of canvas. Giving the professionals a complete space to craft their best creativity, you can get the most beautiful designs inked over there. However, the major problem encountered with this is that the skin across the ribs is quote thin. It can cause quite a bit of a challenge for those being tattooed. It is one of the most painful sites to get a tattoo. Hence, if you are going for this type of tattoo style, you need to be prepared well.

Is there any way to get a painless rib cage tattoo?

Painless Rib Tattoo- Dr. Numb

While you are not the only one who is looking for painless tattoo. You can count on numbing solutions for this. Purchase any of them with safe composition like Dr. Numb. Being one of the topical anesthetic creams, it consists of 5% Lidocaine. It is produced in a state-of-the art FDA and GMP-compliant facility in North Carolina, USA. Known for its quality and manufacturing procedure, it strictly follows the ISO standards.
As far as tattooing is considered, it does not interfere with the ink. And, yes it does not produce any side-effects. Causing the perfect numbing effect for up to 4 hours, it saves you from enduring long hours of the pain in rib cage tattooing!