How To Cope With Diabetes

Diabetes has become an epidemic and it is not just affecting one country, but it is affecting people from the entire globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the total number of diabetics will touch a 240 million worldwide by 2010.

* If Diabetes is left uncontrolled, it can lead to the following complications:

-Renal failure

-Nervous disorders

-Diabetic coma


-And lot more.

Types of Diabetes, diabetes can be classified as:

* Type 1 diabetes: Due to the inability of the body to produce insulin.

* Type 2 diabetes: Due to discontinuity in the production of insulin.
* Gestational diabetes: Manifests in pregnant woman but disappears after child birth.
* Juvenile diabetes- Type 1 is usually diagnosed at a younger age, mostly during childhood. This is because the pancreas stops to function at an early age.


* Urinating frequently
* Extreme hunger
* Weakness
* Irritability
* Nausea and/or Vomiting
* Blurred Vision
* Tingling or Numbness in Legs, Feet, or Fingers
* Frequent Infections
* Itching of Skin or Genitals
* Slow Healing of Cuts and Bruises.

Management of Diabetes

In Type I diabetes patients are administered insulin artificially by hypodermic needle syringes.

Type II diabetes- Diabetic medications along with modification in life style and diet is used. In advanced cases of Type II diabetes, artificial insulin administration could be prescribed.

Diabetics and Nutritionist

In both cases of diabetes, high-fiber low-carbohydrate diet is prescribed. Starvation in diabetic patients can be life threatening leading to hypoglycemia or even hypoglycemic shock. They are always recommended to carry a candy with them so that they can consume it when they are fatigued due to sudden decline in blood sugar.

Diet is the most important aspect of Diabetes. Diabetics require a balanced diet and the combination of recipes will be provided by the nutritionist. Starving is never a healthy way to bring down blood glucose. The body still requires its dosage of glucose.

The following points are helpful in controlling diabetes:

* Regulate your meals with a high-fiber low-carbohydrate diet.
* Vitamin A, D, E, K and B complex vitamins appropriate dosage.
* Do not binge; eat lot of fruits and vegetables, and not burgers and fries!
* Stress increases the blood glucose level, therefore practice mind relaxation techniques.
* Some of the alternate treatment methods like acupressure and related reflexology treatments are said to be of some benefit in controlling diabetes.
* Increased intake of vegetable soups and salads. A soup or salad before a meal quenches your appetite and it will reduce your craving for sugar.
* Avoid tobacco and alcohol.
* Have 8 hours of sleep a day.

The first thing that can affect anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes is psychological shock and depression. Diabetes is manageable with diet and proper care. The disease can seem alarmingly fearful and coping with diabetes can be scary when you are diagnosed for the first time. It is better you talk to a psychiatrist so that you feel you are not trapped by an uncontrollable disease condition. After you are convinced, with some lifestyle and dietary changes you are back to normal, no panic.

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Princess adopted us in January. Now she is adopted!/ Princesa nos adopto en Enero, y ahora ella es adoptada
no more diabetes
Image by AmazonCARES
Princess captured the hearts of the Amazon CARES and Vet Ventures Team with her kind look. From the beginning of the year (2009), day and night she remained close by, closely watching us as we worked the Sterilization Campaign for the benefit of the city of Requena. It was she who chose us as her master.

The health status of Princess was very poor. We have tried our best to treat her skin problems, other issues, and even had a balanced diet flown from Iquitos for her (no nutritionally balanced dog food is available for public sale in Requena).

Slowly, Princess was getting better, and treatments seemed to be working, but then Princess started to have convulsions. We all got very worried, and considered poisoning, reaction to medicine, renal problem, and diabetes, as possible problems. Concerns and frustration grew; impatient for a solution to health problems we asked a distant laboratory for a diagnosis. Just as she began to improve again, we received the diagnosis: she is a Collie-mix, and Collies can react to treatment of scabies with convulsions, similar to poisoning.

As the days passed, Princess became a member of the Amazon CARES and Vet Ventures Teams, while our deadline to leave Requena grew close. The thought of leaving Princess behind to wander alone and defenseless in the streets tormented us all. She had captured our hearts, so we brought her with us. In Iquitos, healthy and happy, she will have a better chance to have a family.

Princess had another surprise for us, though. Her convulsions were back.

Alarmed by this situation, we performed various examinations and finally discovered that Princess has Epilepsy. In dogs, epilepsy is very similar to that in humans, and can be defined as, "an unloading of electrochemistry in the brain, appearing at any time and becoming repetitive with time.” This means that Princess needs medicines like Fenobarbital and Silimarina for the rest of her life in order to control the seizures. Since receiving these medications, there has been no more convulsions and Princess now waits be adopted.

Amazon CARES has decided to administer these medications to Princess for anyone who adopts her, for as long as is necessary, since these medications are strictly regulated under the Peruvian law.

Here you can see her very healthy and happy with a full coat of shiny hair. She now has her own family! Her collar and lead are donated by the generosity of

Princesa capturo nuestros corazones con su querida Mirada. Desde el principio del 2009, dia y noche ella se mantenia cerca, vigilandonos en la Campana de Esterilizacion para Requena. Fue ella quien nos escogio como sus duenos. La salud de Princesa estaba malo. Tratamos todo por tratar su piel, y otras cosas, hasta tuvimos comida especial traido a Iquitos solo para ella, porque no habia en Requena. Poco a poco, Princesa estuvo recuperandose, y los tratamientos parecian que trabajaban, pero Princesa empezo a tener convulsions. Todos nos preocupamos, y pensamos que era veneno, una reaccion a las medicinas, problemas renal, y diabetes, posibles problemas. Preocupaciones y frustraciones crecieron; impacientes preguntamos a un distanciado laboratorio por un diagnostico. Cuando ella empezaba a recuperarse, recibimos el diagnostico: ella es un Collie-mix, y Collies reacciona a estos tratamientos con convulsions, similar a veneno. Los dias pasaron, Princesa paso hacer un miembro de nuestra familia. Ya faltaba poco de que dejemos Requena atras, y pensar de dejar Princesa atras, en las calles, sola, nos tormentaba a todos. Ella capturo nuestros corazones, entonces decidimos traerla; porque en Iquitos, feliz y sana, tendria mas oportunidad de ser adoptada. Pero Princesa nos sorprende con mas convulsiones. Alarmados por esta situacion, mas diagnosticos revelaron de que tiene epilepsia. Esto significa de que Princesa necesita medicinas como Fenobarbital y Silimarina por el resto de su vida. Desde la administracion de estas medicinas, Princesa no ha tenido convulsiones, y tan solo espera por ser adopatada.
Amazon Cares ha decidido de dar las medicinas a la persona que adopte a Princesa.

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