Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Do You or Someone You Know Have Diabetes? What to Do In case of Insulin Reaction!

Click Here! Anyone who says having diabetes is no big deal, does not have it and does not have to deal with a loved one who has it! It is a big deal! Even doctors make it sound like it is a simple thing to take your medications and give yourself a shot 2, 3, or sometimes 4 or more times per day. It is a simple thing, but there are a whole lot of things you must deal with throughout the day when you have diabetes:

1. Test your blood sugar level before each meal.
2. Monitor what you will eat and portion sizes for the whole day.
3. Make sure you eat 4 small meals instead of the 3 meals you have eaten all your life.
4. Make sure you plan what you will have for snacks and make sure you eat them!
5. Drink lots of water.
6. Exercise to the extent the doctor advises.
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Every meal everyday must be planned. Otherwise, you are tempted to get involved in whatever you are doing that day and completely forget to eat your snack. Plus, it will be time to eat lunch or dinner and you have not prepared it. If it is not ready to eat on time, you could have an insulin reaction. Click Here!

Anyone who has ever had one knows the signs. Those of you who do not have diabetes should know the signs so if anyone around you has a reaction, you will know what to do.
An insulin reaction is an excessively low blood sugar level resulting from an excess of insulin via an injection or oral medication. An insulin reaction occurs for the following reasons:

Increased activity
Not eating on time
Skipping a meal
Error in insulin dosage
Increased insulin dosages
And the list goes on and on…

Symptoms of an insulin reaction are…

And the list goes on and on…

What to do in case someone has an insulin reaction, depending upon the severity of the reaction: Click Here!

Get them a soda, regular not diet.
Give them a candy bar, peanut butter crackers, or a quick sugar fix.
Call 9-1-1 to get the person to the hospital if they are unconscious or having seizures. Do not attempt to drive them to the hospital yourself. They need immediate medical attention which an ambulance can provide during the ride to the hospital.

In any case an insulin reaction should be noted and the doctor should be informed. The doctor may want to see the patient and adjust amount of insulin dosage, snacks, meals, etc. The main thing you need to know is to do what is necessary to take care of the person having an insulin reaction, whether it is get hem something to eat or drink or get them an ambulance, then be sure to inform their doctor.

Insulin reactions are a big deal and a sign medications need adjusting. Diabetes is a disease you live with 24 hours per day and it affects all who live with or work with the diabetic. It can be a smooth ride when everything works the way it should, but the ride gets real bumpy when something is out of whack! Click Here!

Here's to a smooth ride!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Could You Use A 5 Step Diabetes Diet Plan?

A major part of coping with your diabetes is to have a great diabetes diet plan Click Here! If you have one that is great and if not you could probably use these tips to make sure you choose one that will remind you of what to look for when searching for one.

A diabetes diet plan Click Here! can make or break the control you have over your diabetes. It certainly plays a critical part in controlling your blood sugar levels. What you eat greatly affects your diabetes and is critical to preventing any further damage to the major organs of your body.

Here are 5 food groups your Diabetes Diet Plan Click Here! should recommend:

1. Grains
Any diet that proves beneficial to the diabetic should include whole grains. You want to eat whole wheat breads and avoid white. Foods rich in grains have lots of fiber which is beneficial in helping to control blood sugar.

2. Fruits
Be sure the diet recommends fruits. This too is a great source of fiber and they are rich in nutrients and vitamins.

3. Vegetables
One of the most important part of any diet, not just a diabetic diet plan is vegetables. They too are rich in fiber. They are healthy, good for you and taste good as well. Many vegetables require the body burn more calories digesting vegetables than the number of calories in the food.

4. Proteins
Be sure the diet includes proteins because they build lean muscles. They are fuel for the body. Some of the foods rich in proteins are eggs, meats, poultry, fish, and peanut butter.

5. Carbohydrates
This food group is probably the most difficult to include in your diabetic diet plan Click Here! Carbohydrates are good for you if you choose from the complex carbohydrates some of which are potatoes, pasta, brown rice, oatmeal, high fiber breakfast cereals, and beans.

Your diabetic diet plan can help you control your weight which controls your blood sugar levels as well. Be sure to eat approximately the same number of calories daily. You can obtain a detailed list of foods included in each of these groups from the internet.

Don't let your diabetes control you. Control it with help from your diabetic diet plan Click Here!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Diabetes and the Gruesome Twosome Can Be Beaten By The Dynamic Duo!

Diabetes and high blood sugar levels are the "Gruesome Twosome!" Diabetes and high blood sugar levels go together like peanut butter and jelly. They do not taste as good, however! Click Here!

A sure fire sign you have diabetes is high blood sugar levels! This is not always detected, however and you may not experience any symptoms associated with diabetes. This is one reason so many diabetics go undiagnosed until they are besieged by complications caused by diabetes.

Many times diabetes goes undetected for years and it works silently inside the body attacking blood vessels and damaging major organs as it spills glucose into the blood and into the urine. The person has no idea this is going on. The "Gruesome Twosome" is doing its devilish work to create high blood sugar and attack the major organs! Click Here!

All those years you ate those family dinners of fried chicken, mashed potatoes full of melted butter, corn on the cob coated in butter, cream gravy, biscuits, and homemade apple pie, You had no idea what it was doing to your body. All those carbohydrates, fried foods, sugar and fats sure tasted good but worked havoc on your body. The "Gruesome Twosome" was moving right in!

All those years you drove by the fast food restaurant and grabbed something to eat on the way to work. Later you drove to the fast food restaurant for lunch and picked up some hamburgers and fries and cokes for everyone in the office. You had no idea the "Gruesome Twosome" was hard at work messing with you blood sugar levels, your metabolism, and setting you up for type 2 diabetes! Click Here!

If you had known, you could have changed the program. You could have invited the "Dynamic Duo" (a healthy diet and regular exercise) to be a part of your life. You could have stopped the "Gruesome Twosome" in its tracks. But you had no idea what all that great food was doing to your body! If you had only known!

Now everybody talks about fats, sugars, carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables. They never discussed all that food stuff when you were growing up. You just ate what you liked and life was sweet until the "Gruesome Twosome" became a permanent part of your life! Now you have to recruit the "Dynamic Duo" to move in and help you defeat the "Gruesome Twosome." Click Here!

You have to start eating a healthy diet and doing regular exercise. Hand in hand with these two you can defeat high blood sugar levels and diabetes. You have to defeat diabetes! Last year your mother lost her leg because of diabetes! You do not want to go there! The only way to defeat diabetes and high blood sugar levels is to get the "Dynamic Duo" working for you! Get rid of the "Gruesome Twosome" and do right by your body. A healthy well balanced diet split into smaller meals and snacks during the day along with regular exercise can start you on the road to recovery!

For the last few years we have been hearing eat more fruits and vegetables, eat the right kind of carbohydrates, stop eating so many of the wrong kind of carbohydrates, stop eating sugar, stop eating fried foods and, of course, stop eating fast foods. All the things we love to eat have to go! That is not true! You see we just have to eat in moderation!

I do not know about you but I love to eat and eat and eat! I have never done anything in moderation if my life! Have you? Well, it is time we learned. We have to change the way we eat and the way we think if we do not want diabetes in our life! Click Here!

Retrain yourself like I am! I have learned to like fruits and vegetables and staying home to eat. I am trying to eat to live not live to eat and it has been very difficult! I will not lie! There were days I would have killed for a hamburger, fries, onion rings and the biggest coke they sell! But it gets easier. Everyday gets easier!

Just remember you are working for a goal! You are working to save your legs, and your eyes, and your heart and your kidneys and all the other body parts that diabetes destroys!

Get the "Gruesome Twosome" out of your life! Get the "Dynamic Duo" working for you! Get out and use your legs and feet and keep them for a lifetime!

The good Lord save and keep you until next time…

Monday, August 17, 2009

Diabetes Is Rising. Is It Staring You In The Face?

Click Here! If you have heard the news in the last few days, then you know diabetes is on the rise in America. Sales are down. Loans are down. New car sales are down, but diabetes is on the rise! Everyday there is something in the news about how the number of Americans with diabetes is increasing.

Wake up America! We have an epidemic in America! The main reason diabetes is of epidemic proportion in our country is the way we eat. We eat fast food everyday all day long. Click Here!

Another reason this disease is so prevalent in America is we do not exercise! We ride everywhere! The only energy we expend to get from one place to another it to walk to the car. How many people do you see walking to the neighborhood store, which is just up the street? We have a shortage of gas in our country and what we do have is very expensive, but we still drive our cars three doors down to get some milk! We drive everywhere! No wonder the number of Americans is increasing daily in America!

When my mom was diagnosed with diabetes, I had a wake up call! I began to wonder what is diabetes? What causes it? Where did it come from? Who is at risk of developing it? What can I do to stop it? Click Here!

I began studying the disease that day. I started with my first question. What is diabetes?

I looked the definition up in Webster's dictionary. The definition is elegantly stated as…
"any of several disorders characterized by increased urine production. It is also called diabetes mellitus, a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, usually occurring in genetically predisposed individuals, characterized by inadequate production or utilization of insulin and resulting in excessive amounts of glucose in the blood and urine, excessive thirst, weight loss, and in some cases progressive destruction of small blood vessels leading to such complications as infections and gangrene of the limbs or blindness."

Let's look closely at this definition of diabetes. Click Here!

"Increased urine production" is usually the first symptom that alerts a person that something is wrong. We have all heard that excessive thirst and urination indicate high blood sugar levels and the beginning of diabetes. If this happens it is time to see your doctor and be tested for this disease.

The second sentence of the definition states "It is also called diabetes mellitus, a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, usually occurring in genetically predisposed individuals." Click Here!

"Genetically predisposed" means there is a history of the disease in the family. Families have a great influence on diet and exercise. In my family, for instance, my grandfather was a diabetic. We ate an ample supply of carbohydrates at every meal. Therefore, the descendants of our family were predisposed by heredity to incorrectly metabolize carbohydrates. We were genetically predisposed and at a high risk of developing diabetes. If we had known this, we could change our destiny through diet and exercise.

The final part of the definition states "the disorder of carbohydrate metabolism is characterized by inadequate production or utilization of insulin, resulting in excessive amounts of glucose in the blood and urine, excessive thirst, weight loss, and in some cases progressive destruction of small blood vessels leading to such complications as infections and gangrene of the limbs or blindness."

This final part of the definition states it plainly. Carbohydrate metabolism means the body does not produce enough or does not use insulin correctly. When this happens, excessive amounts of glucose is found in the blood and urine. Therefore, you will have high blood sugar levels! Usually, you will have excessive thirst, weight loss, and progressive destruction of blood vessels. This leads to all kinds of complications including loss of limbs, kidney failure, heart failure and blindness. Click Here!

If your family has a history of the disease, do not ignore the signs. Check your blood sugar levels. Have your doctor run tests to determine if you are on the diabetic highway! Most of all change your lifestyle as it relates to diet and exercise. Limit your carbohydrates and eat more vegetables and fruits!

You can change the course of the disease in your family! Do not standby and do nothing! Take control of your life and stop the diabetic cycle!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Do You Know the Earliest Sign of Diabetes?

Click Here! What are the earliest symptoms of diabetes? Why isn't there a warning sign so prevalent that you would know without a doubt you have diabetes? Most physicians and medical personnel proclaim high blood pressure is the silent killer! How about diabetes? Could it be another silent killer?

You can have high blood pressure for years without any symptoms. Then suddenly without warning, you have a heart attack or stroke! Cure Diabetes

Well, diabetes is much like high blood pressure. You can live for years with this disease and not know it until the complications of diabetes begin to show up! By that time, you will have pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome or full blown Type 2 diabetes. Why did you not know something was wrong before it developed to this point?

I am here to let you know there are warning signs! You, like most others, fail to pay attention to the symptoms. Because the symptom does not reach out and hit you upside the head, you shrug it off as "no big deal." Click Here!

It is a "big deal!" It is such a simple symptom. It could be a symptom for several things. Why would you consider it to be the first indication that you have diabetes? This symptom is Unexplained Fatigue! You go to bed tired. You wake up in the morning tired! During the day you find yourself so fatigued, you have difficulty completing the day! You have no reason that you know of to feel so tired! Cure Diabetes

When this happens to us, we pay no heed. We explain it away. We have been working too hard. We have a lot of stress at work. We haven't been sleeping well. We can make a lot of excuses for why we feel so weary! We accept it as a way of life instead of talking to our doctor about it. When we go to bed tired and we get up the next morning more tired than when we went to bed the night before, we need to pay heed! When the fatigue never goes away and we do not have an explanation for the extreme fatigue, we need to pay attention! Unexplained Fatigue is the earliest symptom of diabetes! Click Here!

Do not ignore this symptom! If there is no reason for you to be so tired all the time, then it could be high blood sugar levels. If you feel a "bone-weary" fatigue when you are not sick, or you have not been out partying late at night, or you have not been staying up late at night, then you need to go to the doctor and check it out. When you are so tired it is difficult for you to get through the day, then it is time to see the doctor! Extreme fatigue with no apparent reason is the earliest sign that your blood sugar levels are too high! Click Here!

Insulin is used to help the cells absorb glucose, which is energy for the body. When the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body does not properly use the insulin, the cells do not absorb the necessary glucose to supply energy to the body. Therefore, you begin to feel tired for no apparent reason!

If you have Unexplained Fatigue, talk to your doctor. There are several tests that can be performed to determine if your blood sugar levels are high! Simple blood sugar checks can be done prior to your meals to determine your blood sugar levels throughout the day. You can monitor your blood sugar levels over a few days and help your doctor determine if your blood sugar levels are high and if that is the reason for your "Unexplained Fatigue." Click Here!

If high blood sugar levels prove to be the culprit, then you can take steps to slow down or stop the complications of diabetes in your body. Most people do not know they have diabetes and it is left untreated for years. By the time they discover the diabetes, it has done much damage to some of their major organs. This can greatly affect their quality of life. Cure Diabetes

If you have fatigue, "bone weary" fatigue, that you cannot explain, then get to the doctor. Have him check your blood sugar levels and do whatever tests are necessary to prove you are or are not diabetic! The sooner you find out, the sooner you can begin to fight it and STOP it in its tracks! Cure Diabetes

Live the great life you deserve!

Until next time.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Early Detection of Diabetes is the Key!

Unfortunately diabetes is not discovered early. By the time the symptoms appear, much damage has already been done. Diabetes works silently for years and a person is not even aware the disease is wreaking havoc inside their body. Click Here!
Increased glucose levels sometimes work without detection and can attack major organs, causing severe complications. This sometimes occurs even though there are no apparent symptoms!

Diabetes has two common types, type 1 and type 2. It is necessary to have medical tests performed to determine if a person has diabetes. The tests can identify the type of the disease as well. Once the disease is detected, a person must immediately begin treatment and maintain medical supervision to avoid additional life threatening complications. Click Here!

Type 1 diabetes is usually found in children or young adults and is common to those of Caucasian descent. This form of diabetes is found in those who have a family history of diabetes. This type of diabetes accounts for approximately 6 to 10% of those who suffer from diabetes in America. This type occurs primarily because the pancreas fails to produce insulin. Insulin is necessary to help the body cells to use glucose for energy. Click Here!

Type 2 diabetes, as we have discussed before, is the most prevalent form of the disease, manifesting itself in adults aged forty plus who are of African American, Asian American, or Latino descents. It is often referred to as adult onset diabetes and accounts for 90-95% of all diabetes in America. Those with this type of diabetes are still able to produce insulin, but the body fails to use the insulin properly. Click Here!

The exact cause of type 2 diabetes is still unknown. There are several risk factors that apply to those who develop it however. Some of the risk factors are beyond your control. These risk factors are nationality and heredity, which are both beyond your control. Click Here!

However, there are risk factors medical experts have identified as conducive to those who suffer from diabetes. These main two factors are poor diet and lack of exercise. If you have a family history of diabetes, then you can lower your risk of developing diabetes is you follow a healthy diet and get plenty of regular exercise! Get up off that couch and start walking, crawling or running as fast as you can! Lower your risk of developing diabetes! Do whatever you can to stop it from happening to you!
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Once you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is a long term, rest of your life, commitment! You will be fighting high blood sugar levels for the rest of your life in the hope you do not fall victim to the complications of the disease.

Start a lifestyle change right now, today! Begin eating healthy foods and start on a program of regular exercise! If it will help you stave off diabetes, it will be worth your time and effort! The ravages of the disease are numerous and severe. Most of the complications are irreversible and can prevent your living a quality last years of your life!

So you want to know the complications of diabetes if left untreated or uncontrolled? Many diabetes fight fiercely to stop the disease and yet they are unable to control the disease. So it is to your benefit to stop it before it progresses any further. The complications cause by years of high blood sugar levels are heart disease including heat failure and cardiovascular disease, circulation problems, eye disease, kidney failure, neuropathy, and amputation of legs and limbs caused by poor circulation. Click Here!

If you are not familiar with any or all of these complications, read my other blogs. I have discussed and detailed the causes and the symptoms. All of them have terrible symptoms that definitely prevent you from living a good quality life for the remainder of your time. If you start fighting right now, you can slow down or stop the spread of the disease in your body. Whatever time it takes to do the proper diet and exercise, will be time well spent! So get after it! Click Here!

Do it and do it now! Here is to the good life and a healthy life! Click Here!

Take care until next time.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Diabetic Info For the Diabetic! Diabetics Should Read This!

You will be interested in this diabetic information if you have been told you have diabetes or are pre-diabetic. Read on! Arm yourself! Get ready to fight!
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The first thing you should know is that if you have diabetes, you can expect the disease to rob years from your life. Are you willingly going to sit back and let that happen? If not, you better get ready for the fight.
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Diabetic info number one (1) is start by making sure your diet is a well balanced healthy diet. You will hear this over and over from anyone in the medical field, as well as health experts. Diet is the first factor you should fix. It is the essential base for everything else in the diabetic lifestyle. You must make sure it is healthy and nutritious.
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There is more diabetic info you should know if you plan to halt the progress of this disease. New research shows there are certain foods that are especially effective in preventing diabetes. If you do not yet have full blown diabetes, you should add these super foods to your diet because studies show they are especially effective in preventing the disease.

If there is anyway you can prevent the disease you should do so. Once you get the disease, diet is everything to prevent the spread of it. I stress this because if you can halt the disease with diet or certain foods, you must do so.
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Diabetic info number two (2) is fix diabetes with food. Here is the list of foods that research proves are effective in preventing diabetes:
(1) MILK
Drinking eight (8) ounces or more daily reduces the risk of developing diabetes by 40%. Milk has calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D which help your body use insulin correctly. Be sure to choose skim or 1% milk because saturated fat may cancel the benefits.
(2) NUTS
Study after study has proven those who eat peanuts every day cut their risk of developing diabetes by 21%. Other nuts such as walnuts, almonds or cashews are just as effective.
I have seen many studies proving cinnamon can help keep blood sugar levels under control. As little as one half a teaspoon per day can keep your blood sugar levels under control. Try sprinkling the cinnamon over your cereal, fruit, ice cream or yogurt.
Studies on the health benefits of coffee to your health have greatly differed over the years. However, recent studies have shown that drinking as little as four cups of coffee daily can lower the risk of developing diabetes by 30%. Decaf is just as effective as caffeinated. So drink up!
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Above all else, believe this: Diabetes is a deadly disease! If will take years off your life and it has severe complications if left untreated! Stop this disease from doing its damage to you!
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I hope this diabetic information proves useful to you. Take this info and use it to live a healthier longer diabetes free life! Be happy!

Until next time…