Diabetes do you really understand it. Can you help

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  1. Sundaymoments profile image76
    Sundaymomentsposted 9 years ago

    Diabetes is guilty of killing many more Americans than even cancer. The most common reasons for the high death rate is caused by a lack of education and diagnosis?

    I started this forum posting so that fellow hubbers can inform others of knowledge based information, ask questions that they may won't to know about the disease and support one another through the diagnosis of the disease.

    Living UN-Diagnosed  diabetes is a fearful way of life. The individual suffers with symptoms that they do not understand nor do they know how to explain so often time they fear speaking about it. If you have any comment, information or knowledge of knew known symptoms please feel free to post them right here

    1. vydyulashashi profile image59
      vydyulashashiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Almost 60% of the middle aged population in  this world are diabetic. Proper diet with equal work outs will definitely keeps healthy. But one must keep in mind about the hereditary diabetes and acquired one.

      One cannot acquire diabetes most part of their life if they have proper diet balanced with equal exercises.

      People who are already diabetic can control it too. But life is little bit complicated for high diabetic patients.

      1. Sundaymoments profile image76
        Sundaymomentsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yes you are right once a Peron is diagnosed with the disease it is manageable however with a knew way of living.

    2. profile image0
      CollBposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's maintaining a good balanced diet consisting of food like spinach, cauliflower, tomatoes (if the patient does not have chronic kidney disease), cabbage and other types of vegetables which do not have a high level of sugar content.  Eating less meat can also help in keeping diabetes to a manageable level as well as drinking more fluid like Green tea.  Half an hour's exercise a day really helps, though overdoing the exercise can lead to complications.

      Seeing a dietitian regularly until a healthy dietary plan becomes second nature to the patient, is essential as the patient can get to a stage where they can eat sweet food and drink alcohol from time to time and enjoy life as normal as possible.

  2. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 9 years ago

    I'm just learning about it. I recently had 2 high blood sugar readings, so I've almost completely cut out carbs. I've been experimenting with low carb recipes, and as I create good ones, I'm posting them on Hubpages.

    It is scary, but knowledge is power!

    1. Sundaymoments profile image76
      Sundaymomentsposted 9 years agoin reply to this


      The disease is truly a scary one and most certainly can be maintained with dieting and in many cases medication. The key to a successful maintenance is a good diet, exercise and certainly rest.

      Though often times you could be doing all the good stuff to maintain your good health and still have the symptoms of the disease, it is at the up-most importance that at every ongoing symptom that you check in with your physician. This disease is a disease that is one that affects a person with individuality and can be confusing without the support of medical personnel.

  3. puebloman profile image61
    pueblomanposted 9 years ago

    I've had diabetes (type 1, with injections) for 30 years. It does get progressively worse and the diabetics work is to slow down the degeneration to maintain good health as long as possible. You need to work in partnership with health professionals. Its sometimes hard for them to share the care and the expertise, and sometimes hard for me to nod solemnly when I'm being lectured by a junior medic about something that was current before s/he was born and has now come round again. Diabetes is particular in that you can't see or feel it (unless you'r badly out of control) and on one level this is good. If I had to have a chronic disease, I think I'd choose diabetes. On the other hand its easy to let yourself go or try to ignore it. I've given myself about 60,000 injections and about 40,000 blood tests.
    At the moment I'm fit and well, running a little business and doing a little farming in southern Spain. I don't feel any worse off than any non-diabetic.

  4. lrohner profile image76
    lrohnerposted 9 years ago

    My 23 year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 11. Maintaining good health is a lot of work for her, as she has to really think about everything she puts in her mouth--both food and drink. She exercises consistently and keeps very good tabs on her blood glucose levels.

    There are a lot of other factors that she can't control that cause her issues with her blood sugar levels, like stress and female stuff. I never realized just how much stress affects the body. With her, moving in/out of the dorm, prepping for final exams or fight with the boyfriend inevitably meant that I would be dialing 911 within the next 24 hours.

    Diabetics also need to let people know that they suffer from the disease, which is something my daughter finds very difficult to do. But episodes of low blood sugar can be easily reversed when people know what to do.

  5. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 9 years ago

    Diabetes Type 2 is the worst part of my medical profile - but I can control easily if I just watch my food intake, exercise (moderate is plenty) and drink plenty of fluids.  Whenever I get of my routine, my body lets me know right away.  And if I'm not eating right I can get really low blood sugar - dizzyness etc.  But so far it has not progressed to any dangerous levels and I am being proactive in all my health decisions so I don't worry about it.  I do need to lose some weight, I know that will improve everything in my life!

  6. joshuanoerr profile image61
    joshuanoerrposted 9 years ago

    The most disturbing part about diabetes for me is the rampant upswing in adult onset. People are not being intelligent with their food choices and paying for it later in life.

    Here is a simple formula for a proper diet:

    If it doesn't run, walk, swim, fly, or grow out of the ground, don't freakin eat it! It's that simple.

    I told this to a client once and she responed with, "What about whole wheat bagels?" Do they grow??! No, so don't eat that crap!

    1. Sundaymoments profile image76
      Sundaymomentsposted 9 years agoin reply to this


      This is something I would have asked not too long ago. These types of questions are asked because of lack of education on the disease.
      I honestly believe for those of us who have diabetes we should stay educated and always look for the updated research within the health field as they are always finding knew and improved information in living within the disease

  7. Mama Sez profile image64
    Mama Sezposted 9 years ago

    What I know is that low carb diet plus regular intake of Ampalaya (bitter gourd, Momordica charantia) tea or Chamomile tea normalizes sugar level in the blood. Ampalaya capsules are also available in the Philippines to be taken every after meal.

    1. Sundaymoments profile image76
      Sundaymomentsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Marna Sez I would like a hub on more of your statement; if I could can I ask you to write a hub for more detailed info in regards to low carb diet plus regular intake of Ampalaya (bitter gourd, Momordica charantia). If you decide to post a hub on this subject would you email me and let me know?

  8. DrMikeFitzpatrick profile image35
    DrMikeFitzpatrickposted 8 years ago

    Dr. Joe Prendergast has been awarded lifetime achievement awards for 20 years of helping diabetic patients. Do what he did/does, hav what he has. The work in NO (Notric Oxide)through L-arginine supplementation may change your life too. I have been taking insulin for 35 years and due to the protocol he has his kids on, i have not felt this great in 35 years. In 1998 the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded for this research.

    His patients have not had a heart-attack or stroke in 20 years, i have also been able to reduce my insulin intake aand main low sugar levels.

    Prosperous regards in great health, Dr. Mike


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