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Diabetes Symptoms & The Diabetes Diet To Control Them

Updated on January 1, 2012

Lower Blood Sugar and Reverse Diabetes In 4 Weeks

If you want to reverse your diabetes, reduce your medication and lose weight this report could help you or someone you care about.

Diabetes has become an epidemic in the modern world. As more and more people become overweight and obese Diabetes along with the other harmful diseases is taking hold and costing the healthcare system millions of dollars.

 

Common diabetic symptoms consist of:

Frequent hunger
Poor healing of wounds
Excessive thirst
Repeated urination
Blurred vision and
Fatigue

If you experience one or more of the above symptoms continually I advise you go and visit your doctor, have a blood glucose test done to confirm one way or another whether or not you have diabetes. Let me tell you, if you experience any of these diabetic symptoms, and leave them unchecked, you could be on a downward slope that could could lead to a dangerous situation involving the deterioration of your kidneys, heart, eyes and nerve system, and may even be fatal.

If you have not experienced any of the symptoms above, maybe these will strike a familiar note:
Excessive weight gain or
Weight loss
Regular vaginal infection
Impotence in men
Dry mouth
Tingling sensation around mouth
Metallic taste in your mouth
Unexplained vomiting
Drying skin
Groin rash
Itchy skin
Chronic constipation/diarrhea

Many people who experience some of the aforementioned symptoms do not realise they could be diabetics and go about their daily lives with an illness that is extremely dangerous.

Don't play Russian Roulette with your health, Diabetes can kill!

Get Diagnosed

If you have experienced any of the symptoms already mentioned then you need to get some answers. And, you need them sooner rather than later. Therefore the first port of call would be to see your physician who will carry out a blood and urine test to confirm whether you have diabetes or not.

If you are unfortunate and told that you have diabetes there are many methods you can use to keep it under control and in some instances eliminate it altogether.

Type 1 Diabetes

If you are diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic you will be put on medication immediately and for your entire life you will have to inject insulin, maybe 3 to 4 times a day, in order to regulate your blood sugar levels.

Type 2 Diabetes

If you are told that you are a Type 2 diabetic you have a few more options than a Type 1. Diabetes in Type 2 diabetics can be controlled through diet and exercise, oral medication in the form of tablets, insulin injections or a combination both of tablets and insulin.

Understanding Hyperglycemia can be one of the most important actions you can take to insure your good health. Understanding the condition and your diabetes diagnosis is critical to your health and well being.

Diabetes has reached alarming levels globally, and sadly if left unchecked it can lead to serious medical problems or even death

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Many people go undiagnosed for years because they do not understand that their body is exhibiting signs of hyperglycemia. This is unfortunate because the disease is treatable if diagnosed early.

Get your questions answered, set your mind at ease & take action today.

Don't play Russian Roulette with your health, Diabetes can kill!


 

Diet For Diabetes

At one time the school of thought was that a person who has diabetes ought to follow a specific diet, but with developments into the treatment of diabetes we have discovered that a diabetic can more or less eat the same as a non-diabetic except for one crucial food group; I refer to the food group carbohydrates. Rather than follow a specific diet a diabetic should follow certain guidelines and consume the right diet for diabetes in order to obtain better control.

Guidelines:

Foods full of color – Choose fruits and vegetables that have deep colors of reds, yellows, oranges, blues, purples and green. Research has shown that colourful fruit and vegetables contain essential nutrients, powerful antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and fiber, which promote good health and gives you a sense of well being.

Add any of the following to your daily diet and you should see a marked improvement in control of your diabetes: Tomatoes, red apples, red and pink grapefruit, papaya, strawberries, guava, kale, broccoli, cabbage, green beans, brussel sprouts, pears, oranges, sweet potatoes, carrots, apricots, pineapple, blueberries, blackberries, aubergines.

Wholegrain Fiber – Aim for 30 grams of fiber daily. Choose whole-grain products and high-fiber fruits and vegetables.

Get The Right Balance - It's not just what you eat but how much you eat that counts. If you're more of a sedentary person you will require fewer calories than a person who is more active. The general rule is that sedentary people require 10 calories per pound per day; therefore a 150 pound person would need to consume about 1500 calories, whereas an active person might require 15-20 calories per pound per day.

Diabetics should consume food like horses – Why? Because horses need to eat and drink regularly throughout the day, and that's exactly how a diabetic should eat. Consuming small regular meals throughout the day helps to maintain blood sugar levels thus avoiding swings of highs and low. Unfortunately due to our fast paced lifestyles we tend to eat more like camels, an animal that can survive all day without eating or drinking.

We tend to skip breakfast, and frequently lunch as well, surviving throughout the day on copious cups of coffee ending with a full on binge because you’re so hungry. Word of Warning This type of eating is dangerous for a person with diabetes. A diabetic should eat regularly scheduled meals throughout the day and not go for more than four hours without food. Following this guideline ensures that you will have good blood sugar control.

 

Cut The Carbs – Although carbohydrates are necessary for fuel, so far as diabetics are concerned they have to be managed carefully because they can raise blood glucose levels too quickly. So when you're planning your meals you should ensure that the carbohydrate content is made up of low GI Carbs (glycemic index) as these type of carbs do not raise blood sugar levels rapidly.

Sample menu:

Breakfast: Bowl of All-Bran and low fat milk, topped with fresh strawberries

Snack: 1 Red apple and 5 almonds

Lunch: Large mixed salad tossed in vinaigrette and topped with chicken breast

Snack: 1 pot of low fat yogurt and a handful of cherries

Dinner: Wrap a salmon fillet dressed with herbs, tomato, and onion in foil and bake in a hot oven for 15 minutes. Serve with a medley of stir-fry colourful vegetables.

 

Lean Proteins – Unlike carbohydrates studies have shown that protein does not have the same effect on blood glucose levels. It serves as a blood sugar stabilizer, and when eaten with other foods it will prevent blood sugar levels rising too high or going to low. It is recommended that the main part of your meal should consist of chicken (skin removed), fish, lean cuts of beef, lamb and pork.

Therefore the right diet for diabetes is one that contains colourful fruits and vegetables, wholegrain products, lean proteins, small amounts of carbohydrates the right quantity of calories and meals eaten at regular intervals, say every 3 hours.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Editorsupremo, Very good educational hub! Great suggestions and information on diabetes! Lowering blood sugar is important! So right about "Russian Roulette!" Wonderful suggested ways to improve one's overall health! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

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