Being diagnosed with diabetes can be frightening and confusing. You may not know anything about the disease beyond thinking it has something to do with sugar, daily injections, and even amputations. There are things you can do to make life with diabetes easier, and things everyone should know about the disease. Here is some advice below.
If you have type II Diabetes then it’s time to say goodbye to fried foods. The breading on most fried food is full of carbohydrates, typically has sugar added to it, and soaks up unhealthy oils. You really don’t want to be ingesting any of these unhealthy things.
For people with diabetes, it is important to check your glucose level after heavy exercise. Exercise can keep consuming glucose for up to 24 hours later, so it’s best to check your glucose level every 45 minutes or so after your workout to see if your glucose level is dropping or remaining stable.
Diabetic children can often feel ostracized or different than their classmates. You must remind your child that everyone is different, and that they’re just like any children with peanut allergies or a pair of glasses. Their Diabetes is just a bump in their life, not a hurdle, and they’ll be a stronger person some day for working hard at keeping it at bay.
Eat a well-balanced diet. Since there is no official diabetes diet, it’s important that you handle your condition by eating a healthy diet that is high in fruits, vegetables and lean meats and low in fat, sugar and simple carbohydrates. If you eat everything in moderation and are controlling your diabetes through medication, you should have fairly stable blood glucose levels.
When you have diabetes, immaculate mouth care is not an option if you want healthy teeth and gums. Gum disease is much more prevalent in diabetics, and great care taken with your mouth can help you to have better dental health. Careful brushing and flossing and more frequent dental visits are important as well.
Try drinking green tea if you suffer from diabetes. It is a great way to give into your sweet tooth without drinking a beverage that could affect your blood sugar. Also, although nothing has been proven, doctors are looking into the suggestion that green tea may actually lower blood sugar.
Diabetics should include healthy carbohydrates in their diets. Strenuous low-carb diets are often bad for individuals with diabetes because they deprive their body of essential vitamins and fiber. Be sure that you eat enough carbohydrates to maintain your energy level.
Get enough sleep. Poor sleep habits or simply not getting enough sleep can impact many aspects of your health, including your diabetes. Studies have shown that even one night of lost sleep can cause a 25 percent decrease in insulin sensitivity. Losing sleep can also cause your hormones to become unstable, which often leads to an increased appetite and consequently a higher glucose level.
As mentioned above, many people are frightened when they first hear that they have diabetes. Ignorance and confusion can make the disease very difficult to live with. Having read this article, however, you now know more about the disease. Being better informed will make it easier for you to manage your life with diabetes.
Absolute DESPAIR (read me)
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We’ve been told that there is a sunrise after each sunset, but it’s seems we always miss it!
We’ve been told that there is a light in the end of the tunnel, but we’ve never reached it!
We’ve been told when a door closes a window open, BULL SHI*!
My uncle (my mother’s little brother) passed away yesterday, he is been through a lot during his short life time…Been treated badly by his step mother, his father, step brothers, step sisters, wife, his other brothers and sisters except my mother!
He is a man with a special need (disabled physically not mentally), no body wanted to be around him, everybody was rejecting him. Been living in our house for the last two years but since the last few months he started to be lonely, sometimes he seemed that he was pushing away some kind of invisible bad people or maybe Devils. (Sent by his witch step mother, YES a witch, it’s mentioned in the holly book and I do believe in it although no one saw a ghost and that’s only because the science couldn’t invent the right equipments yet and probably never will).
Anyway the last two months or so, he preferred to be lonely, he just started to obviate us including my mother (his sister) whose been the closest person in the whole world to him…he was ignoring us and locking his room’s door.
We didn’t found out that he passed away until few days later when my father was watering the trees and he noticed a weird smell!
Wednesday 7th of June 2006, is the worst day in our life, my mother almost had a nerve breakdown, she can’t stop crying since then, she is blaming her self and she thinks that she treated him badly, my sister and brothers seemed hopeless, my father blood sugar increased (diabetes).
Step brother and his wife, two step sister, his father and his step mother (most of them I’ve never saw in my life) came to our house when they found out trying to tear up like they really care!
Step brother and step sister were disrespecting my mother and that’s when I lost my mind and kicked them all out, my (so called) grand father is over 70 maybe 80 or 20010 (who cares?!) was swearing, I told him shut up or I would slap you on the face!
They were fighting us in our own house!
My father, my brother and I were kicking them all out while my sister and mother were trying to prevent us (They didn’t want us to perpetrate a crime and lose our furure on bunch os bu** holes), I was extremely furious…Screaming get out of here because rubbish such as you belongs to the street you whor*s!
I mentioned many words I’ve never did before.
As soon as they all gone, my heart almost popped out of my chest, my body was shaking, I couldn’t breath, my vision was gone partially (but never told my family about that and thank god they didn’t notice I didn’t want to cause more depression), and my legs were paralyzed.
I always have that condition when ever I am really mad or really depressed that’s why I try to control my self not to reach that point by making jokes of everything and make others laugh if I could (perhaps some flickrists noticed that through my comments and/or photos descriptions).
No one of my family including my mother (his closest relative) went to the memorial ceremony because we didn’t want to make a big scene with the others and we wanted him to rest in peace (at least eventually) 🙁
Uncle "Mossa" 1961 – 2006 (Arabic for Moses)..
May his soul rest in peace