Healthy Diet For Pregnant Mother With Diabetes

Diabetes is the condition where a person suffers from higher levels of blood sugar. There are two major types of Diabetes- Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes occurs when a person’s pancreas is not able to produce insulin. On the other hand, Type 2 Diabetes is largely related to a person’s diet and lifestyle and is often acquired or developed in later life. However, there is another form of diabetes that is found in pregnant women.  What is it and why should you be interested?

Why should pregnant women be aware of diabetes?

According to studies, pregnant women are at risk of developing a condition called gestational diabetes. During pregnancy, women can suffer from excessive glucose or sugar levels in their blood. Since this type of diabetes does not show obvious symptoms, it can go undetected until the 24th or 30th week of pregnancy. If you are pregnant and you have a family history of diabetes or if you’re overweight, it’s best to consult your doctor right away. If gestational diabetes is diagnosed early, a proper diet can be administered and precautionary measures can be taken to avoid serious complications.   Continue reading “Healthy Diet For Pregnant Mother With Diabetes”

Symptoms Of Diabetes In Adults

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Diabetes Mellitus is the condition where the body is unable to produce insulin or when a person becomes resistant to insulin. This chronic illness is characterized by high levels of sugar or glucose in the bloodstream and can bring serious complications such as heart diseases, high blood pressure, kidney failure, blindness, and others.

The American Diabetes Association reports that diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.  2005 statistics show that more than 21 million Americans have diabetes while 54 million have a pre-diabetic condition.   Continue reading “Symptoms Of Diabetes In Adults”

Simple Tips On Preventing Diabetes

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Diabetes is a chronic disease that threatens millions of people worldwide. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases reports that more than 2 million Canadians have diabetes and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. The report also shows that unhealthy eating and physical inactivity play a big role in acquiring the disease. In fact, only 10% of these diabetes cases fall in the Type 1 category and 90% are diagnosed as Type 2 Diabetes.

In a related study, the American Diabetes Association reports that in the United States, nearly 21 million people have diabetes and it is estimated that about 40 million Americans have pre-diabetes. Aside from this, it is known to be the sixth leading cause of death in the US.   Continue reading “Simple Tips On Preventing Diabetes”

Diabetic Safe Recipe: Lemon-Nutmeg Scones

lemon nutmeg scone with dried cherries
lemon nutmeg scone with dried cherries
This is a great recipe I found on Diabetic Living.  Taste great and if you keep these in a Tupperware bowl with a tight lid, they will stay soft.  We also put a slice of white bread in the bowl, my friend SWEARS that if you do this it will keep baked goods soft for days after you bake them.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 cups flour

3/4 cup oat bran

3 tablespoons sugar*

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 cup butter

1  6- ounce carton lemon, orange or peach low fat yogurt with sweetener

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Diabetic Safe Recipe: Ziti With Meat Sauce

Here is a great recipe I tried today. I got it out of Diabetic Living Magazine.

Use 95% lean ground beef in this recipe – this will keep it low fat and low cal.ziti-with-meat-sauce
Prep time 20 – 30 mins
Cook time : 25 mins
Makes 8 servings

Per serving: 297 cal, 7 grams of fat, 46 mg chol, 464 mg sodium, 36g carb, 3 g fiber, 22 protien
Exchanges: 2 starch 1 vegatable, 2 lean meat, carb choices 2.5

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