Saturday, October 30, 2010
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If a family member is affected by diabetes, the entire family undergoes stress due to that. There is no permanent cure for diabetes but, by taking a few highly important steps, you can keep the problem under control. The problem is if you do not take these steps, it may lead to several other complications like heart diseases, kidney problems, etc. Eyes, skin and teeth are also affected by diabetes.
There are two types of diabetes. In type I diabetes, patients should be administered insulin because the body does not produce insulin or produces much less of it. If sufficient insulin is not there, the glucose that enters your body through the food you eat does not get into the body cells but rather mixes with the blood. This type of diabetes is not a common one. Mostly, it starts affecting from a young age.
In general, obese and overweight people are affected by type II diabetes when they cross the age of 40. We can not say that the pancreas of these people do not produce insulin at all in this type of diabetes. But, insulin is not produced in sufficient quantities. There are cases in which though the pancreas produce enough amount of insulin, the body cells may not be receptive. This happens when the insulin receptors of the body cells are damaged.
-The main thing in diabetes is that the blood sugar should be maintained at the desired levels. It is also necessary that these diabetes-affected people should maintain normal blood pressure. Only regular and mild exercises will help to maintain these levels. When you exercise, the cardiovascular system starts working with more vigor and so, blood circulation becomes normal. Since you use up your energy, the calories of your body are expended, thus reducing the glucose levels in the blood. If you do your exercises in the early morning hours, you will get the benefit of fresh air and fresh ozone that are present in the atmosphere during those hours. But, you should not commit the mistake of over-doing your exercises.
- You should also be careful to eat only foods that contain good nutrition and not those foods that may increase your blood glucose levels or blood pressure. It is better you consult your doctor and dietitian and plan a good diet regimen that suits you. The physician may suggest some nutrition supplements also to suit your body. Of course, you should take regular medications for keeping your diabetes under control.
- In general, doctors advise that you should eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, very importantly green leafy ones and foods that are made of unrefined grains. These diets will not increase your body fat and hence will help you to control your diabetes.
- It is absolutely necessary that you should drink a lot of water. It has been proved by researches that when your bladder is full, you are less susceptible to be affected by infections.
- You must expose yourself to sunlight sufficiently because sunlight is a good source of Vitamin D. This should also be done within limits because excessive exposure to sun's UV rays may cause wrinkles and other skin complications.
- You should have a good rest and sleep and according to experts, diabetes-affected people should sleep one hour more than the normal people. 8 to 9 hours of sleep is advised for these people.
If you adopt these steps, you are sure to keep your diabetes under control so that you can lead a happy and healthy life.
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Monday, October 25, 2010
1. Diabetes can cause endocrine disorder, for example, it has a bad influence on the secretion of the insulin. Therefore, the composition of the carbohydrates becomes difficult. The metabolism of the fat will produce acetone, which smells bad. And the point is, the acetone will be discharged through the lungs, and then through the mouth.
2. Chronic diabetes may cause several complications, which can be divided into vascul diseases and peripheral nervous system diseases. Severely, diabetes might cause hypertension, myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis and other diseases. Some Diabetic patients suffer from nervous disorder because their peripheral nerve have already been damaged. And the nervous disorder is likely to cause periodontitis, gingivitis, mouth ulcers and probably other diseases. The mouth ulcer is one of the reason that leads to bad breath. Consequently, it is necessary for the diabetic patients to pay more attention to the oral administration when taking the diabetes treatment. A diagnose in detail for the patients to see which kind of complications they may have is strongly recommended.
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a physical disorder involving the pancreas, a gland which produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone that acts to regulate the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Insulin lowers the blood glucose (sugar) level and promotes transport and entry of glucose into the muscle cells and other tissues for their energy needs and into the liver and fat cells for storage. Inadequate secretion of insulin causes elevated blood sugar and lipid levels. What is the result? Some common symptoms of DM - excessive thirst and hunger. As the disease progresses the body's inability to store or use glucose cause weight loss and fatigue. Another common symptom that is often overlooked is blurred vision.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Nowadays, more and more people are suffering from diabetes because of their lifestyle. Diabetes is a condition wherein the body produces too little insulin, is resistant to insulin, or both.
Insulin is a hormone that is produced in every person's pancreas and it helps regulate and individuals blood sugar. Sugar is vital in our diet because it is converted to glucose which is used by the body for energy. The body makes use of glucose with the help of insulin that is produced in the liver. The insulin assists the passage of glucose from the bloodstream into the different parts of the body. Hence when there is low insulin or when the body does not respond to the hormone the body cannot utilize glucose.
There are 3 major types of diabetes:
The World Health Organization estimates that 220 million people around the world have diabetes. This is a metabolism disorder that results from the body's failure to produce enough insulin or has a hard time using the insulin it produces.
When the blood does not produce insulin or the production of insulin is not enough, Type I diabetes occurs. This is also known as childhood-onset diabetes and symptoms include fatigue, weight loss, too much thirst and hunger, and too much urination.
When the blood has difficulty using the insulin it produces, Type II diabetes occurs. This is also known as adult-onset diabetes and is often the result of obesity and lack of physical activity. Symptoms of this type include hypertension, dry skin, fatigue and blurred vision.
Most people who suffer from this disease need insulin shots several times a week. Fortunately though, medication is not the only cure.
Diabetes is a debilitating disease that occurs when one's body cannot produce enough insulin. Type 2 diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, prevents one's body from producing enough insulin, or ignoring the insulin in the body. Insulin is vital to processing sugars and carbohydrates in the body. When one has diabetes, he or she must remain on a controlled, low-sugar diet and may have to take insulin injections to keep blood sugar levels in check.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form. Many people have been diagnosed with this disease over the years, yet there are still many more people who have the disease but are unaware of diabetes symptoms. There are those who are at a higher risk for developing diabetes, with factors such as genetics and diet playing a large role. This type of diabetes is more prevalent in races such as Native Hawaiians, African Americans, and Latinos. It is also more common in older people.
Insulin plays a vital role in breaking down the glucose sugars in the body that it uses for energy. When one consumes foods such as sugars, starches, and carbohydrates, these turn into glucose. Glucose provides the energy a body needs to run on, much like a car needs gasoline to go from point A to point B. The chemical insulin then carries the sugars from one's blood into the cells. If the insulin does not process properly and builds up in the cells instead, this can ultimately lead to diabetic complications.
Monday, October 11, 2010
An estimated 50 million Americans have Metabolic Syndrome, which means they are at increased risk of coronary heart disease and other diseases related to plaque buildups in artery walls. Per the American Heart Association, those with with Metabolic Syndrome suffer from: abdominal obesity, blood fat disorders, elevated blood pressure, and insulin resistance or glucose intolerance.
A new study published in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases finds that one doubles his or her risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome if they consume high amounts of red meat, especially processed red meat.
The researchers say that this is the first study of its kind to specifically examine the consequences of eating processed red meat. Processed meats include: hot dogs, bologna, sausage, ham, and other packaged lunch meats.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
How to Use the ‘Glycemic Index’ to Melt Away Fat & Quickly Get the Lean Body of Your Dreams! REVEALED – How to Lose Weight & Get Healthier … Without Starving Yourself, Depleting Your Energy or Spending a Fortune! You may know that the glycemic index has been used by people with diabetes and insulin resistance to monitor their calorie, carbohydrate and protein intake for years … but did you also know that research has shown it is the “perfect diet” for anyone who wants to lose weight easily and keep it off?
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Well, I was out for my 1 hour Nordic Pole Walking, today. This is such an amazing exercise, and it's not expensive. And, bonus, it's fun!
See if you can find a group of people that will go with you, and make a time that you can all go together.
Readers Digest mentioned the fact that you can easily use up to 65% more calories than plain walking.
And don't forget, always ask YOUR doctor if this is right for you!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Happy Autumn! Take your kids, your dogs, your spouses and go out walking. What an amazing time of year for trekking through nature.
Following a strict diet regime and taking your medication on time are not the only treatment for diabetes. There are many good reasons why exercising and leading an active lifestyle is encouraged for everyone, including diabetic patients. On the other hand, if you are suffering from diabetes, there are certain things that you need to look out for in order to enjoy the full benefits of exercising and staying fit. These precautions will be discussed in this article.