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This is blamed upon poor lifestyle and diet choices. There are even many people who are suffering with Type 2 diabetes without even realising it. The main thing that you need to know about diabetes is that it is often a lifelong condition.
Talking to Your Doctor
It is extremely important that you talk to your... Read all »
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Obviously anything made with sugar is off your list when eating out, including dessert items and sugary drinks like sodas and lemonade. You may want to ask about their iced tea before you order, as some restaurants serve sweetened tea without mentioning it as being sweetened. Mixed alcoholic drinks are often... Read all »
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Increasing Your Exercise
Perhaps the first thing that you should focus upon is increasing the amount of exercise that you do. There are so many ways to keep active. You could invest in fitness DVD’s if you don’t have time to go out to the gym. Or you could go for a nice long walk. It is advisable to get at... Read all »
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The Goal of Diabetes Medication
The goal of diabetes medication is to stabilize your blood glucose levels. The American Diabetes Association has set a recommended blood glucose level for both before and after meals. Ideally your medication should help you to achieve blood glucose levels of 70-130 mg/dl before meals... Read all »
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Your blood glucose levels are more likely to become too low if you take medications or insulin for your diabetes. It can also occur if you skip meals and eat the wrong foods. High blood sugar levels are likely to occur at some stage for all diabetes sufferers. Even if you control the condition really well there will... Read all »
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Making the right dietary changes is not difficult. However, there are a few things that can make your life easier. Below you will find out everything that you need to know about which foods you should be eating, tips on tracking what you eat and inspiration for diabetic meals.
First Things First – What Should You... Read all »
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The Side Effects to Look Out For
There are various side effects that you should look out for if you are worried that your child does have diabetes. They could complain of stomach pains, headaches, weight loss and tiredness. You could also start to notice behavioural problems too. Doctors will typically test your... Read all »
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The condition itself can cause all kinds of problems for an elderly sufferer. Below you will find out everything that you need to know about controlling diabetes when you are older and the problems that can arise.
The Risk of Infection
All diabetes sufferers have an increased risk of developing infections.... Read all »
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The more glucose that is present in the bloodstream, the more insulin is produced. It is the insulin’s job to help the glucose to get into the body’s cells. Once in the cells, glucose is converted to energy or it is stored within the liver and the muscles. You will find that Hypoglycaemia develops when there is a... Read all »
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What is Diabetes?
Anybody can develop diabetes if their glucose levels are too high. There could be a number of reasons why your glucose levels are higher than usual, but whatever the reason for it, your body cannot properly use the glucose and it starts to build up in the bloodstream.
One of the reasons why... Read all »
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Diabetes – Not Just Blood Sugar You Should Be Worried About
When you think of diabetes, most of the time you think only about blood sugar levels. However, the problems that it can cause are so much more than this. The condition can affect various parts of the body including your kidneys, heart, eyes and blood... Read all »
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Diabetes will affect each person differently and you need to understand that they may feel depressed, frustrated, lonely and angry at their condition. This is particularly true if the person has developed Type 2 diabetes later on in life. They may no longer be able to do the things that they really enjoyed doing.... Read all »