Basic Checklist for a Diabetic

Do you have diabetes? If yes, then you have a greater responsibility to watch over your health.  Indeed, your family, friends, and physician can give you the assistance and support you need but you have the primarily responsibility to keep your condition in check.

One of the most important concerns of a diabetic patient is monitoring blood sugar level.  Aside from diabetes medications, there are other tools that you need such as insulin injection, glucose meter, etc. Listed below is a checklist of must-have tools for diabetics. Continue reading “Basic Checklist for a Diabetic”

A Wake Up Call on Diabetes

According to recent diabetes news from the American Diabetes Association 2005 survey, about 15 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes. Out of this number, about 1.5 million new cases of diabetes have been reported.

In other diabetes news, it is estimated that 54 million American have a pre-diabetes condition. When left unchecked, this condition can lead to Type 2 Diabetes. Furthermore, it is estimated that 6.2 million people are not aware that they have Diabetes. Continue reading “A Wake Up Call on Diabetes”

Treating Diabetes with Natural Remedies

Are there really natural remedies for diabetes? In this article, let’s take a closer look at diabetes and how you can reduce the risk of developing this condition. Then, we will take a look at some of the most popular natural remedies for diabetes.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder which involves the level of sugar or glucose in the blood. Recent diabetes news by the World Health Organization reveals three types of Diabetes: Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. Gestational Diabetes can be developed by women during their pregnancy or gestation period and disappear after the child’s delivery.

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A Food List for People with Diabetes

A person with diabetes is more prone to complications brought about by excessive levels of sugar in the blood. To avoid complications, it’s important to follow a diabetic diet plan. It isn’t just sugar that causes diabetes but too much calories that can put one in danger. In this article, let’s discuss how you can make healthy food choices.

A Balanced Diabetic Diet Plan

Fiber-rich vegetables and fruits such as spinach, broccoli, lettuce and urugula are healthy substitutes to processed food products. Meanwhile, whole grain products like brown rice, brown pasta and wheat bread are great substitutes to the white variety. Fish are great source of protein and omega-3. In fact, people with diabetes are encouraged to eat fish at least 3 times a week. Skim milk and non-fat dairy products are also recommended.

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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”