• Preparing Your Child and Family for Life With Diabetes

     
    If you are finding that you are having trouble managing your child's diabetes let me first share some statistics I found so you realize you are not alone. 35-75% do not follow meal plans all of the time 20-80% do not administer insulin correctly all of the time 30-70% do not record blood-monitoring level properly all of the time 23-52% do not provide adequate foot care all of the time 70-81% do not exercise adequately all of the time General family stress can greatly affect blood glucose levels....
     

    The Profect Solution for Diabetics

     
    Diabetes, which affects more than 6% of the US population or over 18,000,000 people [i], is diagnosed when the body is not creating or effectively utilizing the hormone called insulin. As a result, much-needed energy from sugar, starch, and other sources are not being exploited as effectively as they should. This can lead to severe adverse health consequences, including nerve, ocular, and kidney problems [ii]. While genetics and environmental factors play a role, the exact cause of diabetes is as yet undetermined....
     

    Diabetes And The Long Term Dangers

     
    Diabetes has hidden dangers that begin before diagnosis and continue to worsen if certain steps are not taken to prevent the complications that are the true, "killers" in terms of diabetes. Why do diabetics life shorter life spans than non-diabetics? The answer is both simple and complicated. Simple in explaining in general terms, complicated in the medical sense. Without traveling the complicated route in this article, I will try to give a simple, straight forward answer to the above question....
     

    Pre-Diabetes - The Calm Before the Storm

     
    Remember when the medical world identified pre-hypertension to better monitor your blood pressure? The new buzz: Pre-Diabetes concerns a similar condition pinpointing people who are at severe risk for getting diabetes. Because diabetes silently invades your body, early detection and corrective action are critically important. The goal with identifying pre-diabetes is to prevent the onset of diabetes from ever happening. How do you know if you need testing for pre-diabetes? Good question. The truth is - You may not know....
     

    Diabetes and Exercise - Just Move it!

     
    With all the fitness and diet programs out there, you wouldthink people in our country would be getting in bettershape. We're not. Why? All of us are confused, frustratedand burdened down at the contradictory of medicine andfitness for one reason, and the other reasons involve issueswe have already discussed. The key in motivating yourself to exercise is to keep youreye on the big picture. If you don't, the details willbecome a quicksand pit. The big picture is: JUST MOVE IT! So much money and time is spent on gimmicks and diet fadsthat only get used for a short time, with little or noresults....
     

    Recognizing Early Symptoms Diabetes

     
    Early symptoms diabetes Stay alert in recognizing early symptoms of diabetes. Certain symptoms put you on notice and you'll want to decrease the chance of developing into complications. You'll do yourself a lot of good with early treatment if necessary to maintain optimum health. If you don't have the early symptoms of diabetes looked your risking more than you need too. Some of the early signs of the diabetic issue are frequent urination, blurry vision, irritability, extreme hunger, excessive thirst, unusual weight loss and increased fatigue....
     

    Raising Happy Diabetic Kids

     
    This is the first in a series of articles I am about to embark upon concerning this subject. As my family gets older and matures with this disease I think back to the early days and wonder why aren't we all on medication for depression? Why don't we have standing twice a week appointments with a psychiatrist? How did we end up so normal?(whatever that is) As I look back this didn't happen by accident, nor am I Super Dad, and I didn't plan it out step by step. It was mostly just paying attention, luck, and decent communication between my girls and me, granted sometimes at the top of our lungs....
     

    Can We Do More for Diabetics? New Research Suggests that We Can

     
    Diabetes can briefly be defined as a state when the body's blood glucose is too high. The body does require a certain amount of sugar in the blood; however, those suffering from diabetes have levels much higher than what is needed. Type I diabetes is also referred to as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. In this form of diabetes, the body's immune system has destroyed the ability of the pancreas to produce insulin from its beta cells. As in all cases of immune disorders, the body makes a mistake somewhere along the line and sees itself (the pancreas and its insulin producing beta cells) as foreign bodies....
     

    The Importance Of Following And Maintaining A Diabetic Diet

     
    A diabetic diet is a specially designed eating plan that is high in carbohydrates and low in fat. People with diabetes don't need to go out and purchase special foods to maintain a diabetic diet, they can eat the same foods as the whole family. A healthy diet based on the diabetes food pyramid is beneficial to diabetics and non-diabetics alike. A diabetes diet or meal plan should be based on the specially designed diabetic food pyramid. The diabetes food pyramid groups foods based on their carbohydrate and protein content and not on how they classify as a food....
     

    Benfotiamine - A New Tool In Preventing Diabetic Complications?

     
    Benfotiamine made headlines globally in 2003 when researchers released information about a study that was conducted at The Einstein College of Medicine in New York. The bottom line of this study was that a substance of the allithiamine group of the naturally occurring thiamine-derived compounds had positive effects on neuropathy, retinopathy and nephropathy and heart/circulatory problems in diabetics. Benfotiamine, a derivative of thiamine (vitamin B1), was an invention of Japanese scientists and there is a U....
     
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