Category: Diabetic Tips

Diabetes Tips – You Don’t Know This Much

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The  ”diabetes” category of this site where the following piece can be found,  consists of a lot of other important pieces of content and information for virtually any search you are thinking about, regardless of whether it is diabetes, you will find either the below piece of writing or many others contained in the same category valuable, as we are all acquainted with someone with diabetes.  Do not hesitate to discuss your feelings, recommendations and difficulty with us. Your opinion will certainly help!

If the doctor tells you that your diabetes may have been avoidable to a certain degree, whether due to weight, poor diet, lack of activity or genetics,  you tell them that the issue now is “what can I do about it”  how can I control it, who can help me with a nutritional plan and ask him for your choices of  meds if needed, do not just take the first prescription offered, do your home work.  Some Type 2 oral medications have been found to have horrible side effects,  some, like Metformin, actually assist i n weight loss, look them up on the internet, do your homework, don’t just take them and wait for the side effects to happen.  This will demonstrate your sincerity in taking control of your own health.

Insulin resistance occurs when the insulin receptor sites in your body no longer accept and allow the insulin where it is needed.  Insulin is the hormone made in the pancreas which carries glucose from your blood into muscles and organs needing it for energy. Instead, glucose stays in your blood,  sticking to muscles and joints (glycation) creating all kinds of trouble for later.   That is how a lot of people who have Type 2 Diabetes for long periods of time without knowing, first learn they have it,  slow healing wounds, (bacteria loves glucose), poor circulation, poor vision and it snowballs until they finally are diagnosed, sometimes just in time to save a limb, other times not so lucky.  If you have it already, please stick close to the specialist and learn what you may do to deal with it.

Not everyone who suffers from diabetes dies from it.   Hopefully, some of the articles in this site will make you stop and say,  ”Heck, thats me”  and if she can do it, so can I.  You ought to seek out those people who have done well with their own and are willing to share some insite, and help you find your way to live despite diabetes, not just with it. .

Hopefully the information presented so far about diabetes has been applicable. You might also want to keep reading so that you will discover more interesting tips that you previously didn’t know about.  That said, keep reading the rest of this article.

Do not get discouraged by bad news; take the information by the horns, look it is the face, and tell it that you will win.  You can do everything right, by the books as planned and still have a bad reading for unknown reasons. As an endocrinologist once told me, there are numerous reactions in our body that occur by the minute which can affect our blood sugar, we can control only 4;  Diet, Activity, Medication, and to a small extent, our Emotions.

There are people who have died due to complications that arose from diabetes. There is no reason however for that to be your own story. Stay with the program, and include a little heart of your own, and you might be the miracle woman just yet. Anything is possible.

Given that you are done with going through the above diabetes info, I need to ask you – it wasn’t that challenging to read through and understand, was it? And you’ve earned an abundance of awareness, just from using precious time to study an expert’s word on tips about diabetes told us they considered them both useful and interesting.  If you are truly set on taking control of your life, you will read more of these articles, especially helpful is the article on being Proactive, this is what it is all about.  Remember,  you are not a DIABETIC,  your are a person with diabetes, (PWD).   Makes it more tasteful doesn’t it!

Diet For A Diabetic – Tips For Better Blood Sugar Control

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For those newly diagnosed with diabetes,  one of the hardest parts of managing this disease is the undertaking of a “diabetic diet”.  But since this is also probably the most important part of managing this condition,  re-learning to eat the right types of foods is paramount.

There is mountains of dietary information available for the diabetic in the form of books, videos, magazines,  and online resources.  When you throw in the information given by their health care provider and nutritionist it can be a little overwhelming,  and confusing at best.   Fortunately,  with an open mind to changing poor eating habits, and a desire to live a long,  healthy life, you will find the “diabetes diet” is actually a  food plan everyone should be on.  Its a minor change from the faithful old  food pyramid ,  however, it is easy to live with, shop for, and keep your whole family happy and healthy and hopefully instilling good habits on the young.

With that in mind,  here are 4 tips that if you keep them at the forefront of your diabetic meal planning,  will keep you on the right track to fighting the complications that every diabetic fears.  1. Watch the snacks – This can be one of the more difficult things that any diabetic has to undertake. In our society the grocery store shelves and checkout lines are loaded with snacks and drinks that are the bain of the diabetic.  These foods are loaded with refined sugars which spike blood sugar levels the instant you eat them. You will have to break the sugary snack habit and instead eat more healthy snacks such as unsalted mixed nuts and fresh fruits and vegetables.

2. Watch for foods that are highly processed and made with white flour – What you need to be eating are whole grain foods that are high in fiber and complex carbohydrates. The reasons for this are simple; complex carbohydrates from high fiber foods are broken down slowly and released into the bloods stream at a manageable rate. This keeps blood sugar levels steady without the huge spikes caused by refined foods.

3. Eat more raw foods including fruits and vegetables – Foods in their rawest and freshest form are the healthiest foods and are an important part of a diet for a diabetic. They are high in fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals, and complex carbohydrates all of which are a key part of blood sugar management.

4. Stay hydrated – That’s right you need to drink plenty of water. While it contains little in the way of nutrients it is probably the most important nutrient you can consume. It keeps all your bodily systems running smoothly and helps removes wastes and toxins from the blood stream.

The diet for a diabetic is an evolving undertaking, just as all nutritional plans are,  and should actually should NOT be considered a “diabetic diet”,  it is a smart meal plan for everyone, young and old, of course portion control, carb and calorie counting depends on your individual issues.    As  you begin to  learn more about your own body, and which foods affect you in a good or bad way, how fast your sugar rises (glycemic index) with these foods,  and how to manage its effects. If you keep these four tips in mind you will find that you will soon find the right combination of foods and lifestyle choices that keep you healthy and whole.

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