If you are a diabetic, you probably know that now is the time to change your diet to a diabetic diet and plan to change at least a part of your lifestyle to keep the perils of high blood sugar levels away. One needs to be careful while choosing the diet for diabetics as it is important to intake a few of food products that will reduce your blood sugar levels avoid some of the other food products that will increase your sugar levels.The idea of a diabetic diet plan is to include foods that are rich in fiber and reduce those which contain carbohydrates and high glucose.

By preparing a healthy diabetes diet plan, you will be in control of this global epidemic and your blood sugar levels.

Once you are diagonized with diabetes, it is important to work with your nutritionist to prepare a healthy and wholesome diet plan for you. Normal diets will include grains, vegetables that are high in carbohydrates  for most part, but you should also consume a mix of fresh fruits and more vegetable servings as a diabetic.

Proteins are important in any diabetic plan, dairy products should be included in necessary measures and the foods like cheese and others need to be included only as necessary as they have high fat content too.

A nutritionist is your best friend in creating a perfect diabetes diet plan that will help keep blood sugar levels in check. All sugary foods including sugar in your beverages like tea and coffee should be controlled, also foods with high salt content should be avoided by diabetics.

Though it might sound harsh, fried foods, fast foods and processed foods are a strict no-no even if you are not a diabetic. These foods have high cholesterol which is dangerous to your heart.

Foods with high cream or full cream should be interchanged with those of low fat or skimmed fat foods. Once you know that which are the foods that are to be avoided as a diabetic, you will have a better sense in choosing your diabetic plan for diabetes.

admin on March 30th 2009 in General

Gestational Diabetes, also known as gestational diabetes mellitus, GDM is a condition which is shown by women with no previous history of diabetes to have high levels of blood sugar in their blood in the time of their pregnancy. It is not exactly known how this type of diabetes is caused, but it believed that in the time of pregnancy, the body produces a lot of different hormones, causing an increased resistance to insulin.

Gestational diabetes is a treatable condition in most cases, though there is a risk of catching Type II of diabetes after pregnancy for the mother. Also the newborns of mothers who have the gestational diabetes have a risk of being obese and catching type II diabetes later in their own life.

admin on March 22nd 2009 in General

Timely detection and good treatments are key to diabetes as it is with any other disease. It is possible to live with diabetes and it is not essential that you get depressed and live miserable with it.

When treating a disease, it is important that you consult professionals in the healthcare. Never make up your own diet plans, changes in your medicine schedules on your own as they may lead to undesired changes in your health condition.

The treatment of diabetes is advancing daily and the treatment is aimed to keep your blood sgar levels at normal all the time. Treatment is aimed at each individual depending on various factors like lifestyle, other complications and medical conditions.

The treatment of diabetes need to be in co-ordination with the above and more factors in order to live with this disease.

Treatments for Diabetes Type I

Type I diabetes treatment is a daily injection of insulin, and various strict scheduled diets and physical activity. patients with this type of diabetes are treated from home with monitoring of sugar levels and insulin levels everyday.

Treatments for Diabetes Type II

Treatment procedures includes diet control, home testing of the sugar levels, and oral medication for this disease.

admin on March 20th 2009 in General

Type I diabetes, which is a more serious type of the diabetes, the symptoms are known to occur very quickly. As quickly as weeks or months. The type II of diabetes which is more common in the planet, the  symptoms are usually very slow and maybe diagonized in a normal blood test or sugar level tests. Sometimes the symtoms of diabetes maybe overlooked and hence it maybe too late once it is diagonized.

It is recommended to check your blood sugar once in a while to enure prompt detection of this disease. Also the symptoms of diabetes vary from person to person. The most common symptom of a diabetic is raised sugar levels.

Symptoms of Diabetes

  • Increased frequency of urination, and large quantity of urine passage is a symptom of diabetes.
  • Unusual thirst.
  • Quick Fatigue or lowered physical activity is a sign of diabetes. There is also a chance of anemia with this.
  • The person feels the need to eat heavily  at frequent intervals.
  • In women suffering from type II diabetes, frequent itch to scratch the vaginal area maybe noticed. The urge to scratch may also cause bleeding in some cases.
  • Insensitivity in hands and legs is noticed as a symptom of diabetes. Thus a cut or a wound maybe overlooked until its too late. It is important to protect your hands and legs if you are a diabetic.
  • Dryness in mouth, nausea and vomiting is a common diabetes symptom.
  • Problems in vision.

It is important that if you think you have any of the above mentioned symptoms of diabetes, that you visit a doctor and get your tests for diabetes done as quickly as possible. As ignorance of diabetes might lead to further complications in your health.

admin on March 18th 2009 in General

A diabetic diet is the first step, you, as a diabetes patient can take. Diets for diabetes are very important in controlling your diabetes in the right manner.The basic idea of having a diabetic diet plan is to get yourself in the right Body Mass Index (BMI).

A diabetic diet plan is different from person to person and is based on the age, sex, usual physical activity in a day and the type of diabetes that person has. While planning a diabetic diet, it is also important to consider other complications that may  arise due to high blood pressure cholestrol levels and other levels in the body.

Taking all these factors into consideration, a dietician will be able to assess the ammount of calories you need a day, how much you have to burn and how to loose weight if any. This will take care of the ammount of fat, protiens and carbhohydrates you need on a daily basis in your diet plan.

Exchange meal plan, is a type of diabetic diet plan where you control your daily intake of carbhohydrates. This will help you either take up a counting carbhohdrate diet plan or a constant carbhohydrate diet plan.

These are types of foods a diabetic should avoid, but there is no fixed diet plan common for all diabetes patients. Some tips which are common in all diet plans are are follows

  • Drink loads of water
  • Instead of consuming 3 meals a day, increase the number of times and reduce the amount in each meal.
  • Junk foods and quick foods are a no-no, try wholesome cereals
  • Reduce the intake of glucose, carbhohydrates and other diabetics causing foods just before bedtime.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables are a essential ingredient in your diabetic diet plan.

As we mentioned in the beginning, a good diabetes diet plan can help you control your blood sugar levels and hence prevent complications to your health. Also, a good diet plan is good for your diabetes, but it does not have to be boring! Hope this helps your quires about diabetes diet plans.

admin on March 17th 2009 in General

It is difficult to pinpoint and say what exactly causes diabetes, but the different ways by which one can get diabetes are as follows.

There are two types of diabetics

Type I Diabetes

Type II Diabetes

These types of diabetes are explained as follows

Type I Diabetes

This type of diabetes is less common in people and is said to affect only 3-5% of the people.The causes of this diabetes maybe either genetic, poor diet habits or environmental. This diabetes causes is because there is a of abnormal secretion of hormones in our blood. Example- Adrenocortical, Adrenaline and Thyroid hormones.

Type II Diabetes

Also called as non insulin-dependent diabetes, this type of diabetes is more common type of diabetes found in 90-95% of the people. This type of diabetes is mostly found in people caused due to obesity, age or have a genetic trait of diabeties in the family.

Causes of Diabetes

  • Inherited or Hereditary: It is commonly known that people whose parents have diabetic history can also contract diabetics, or if someone in the family generations have diabetes. This comes from the blood relationships of the child born.
  • Age: As men and women get older, chances of being diabetic increases, this is common in people who are above the age of 50. This cause of diabetes is very common and dangerous as well as diabetes can hinder other treatments and diseases you might get as you get older.
  • Diet habits: Poor food habits are a major cause of diabetes in the younger generation. This along with malnutrition, high intake of junk food are very much a cause of worry with diabetics. Make sure you have a diabetes diet plan to prevent this.
  • Lifestyle: again a cause of diabetes in young people and IT professionals who spend a lot of time indoors without exercise and sendentary work.
  • Stress and Tensions: This is not only  bad for your health, it also causes diabetes. Changes in cortiosteroid or ACTH is a sign of diabetes.
  • Obesity: apart from being a health problem, it also gives you diabetes.
  • Drugs and Medicines: Certain type of medicines and clinical drugs are known to induce diabetes.

admin on March 16th 2009 in General

Diabetes Mellitus type 2 or type 2 diabetes which is also called as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult onset diabetes.This Diabetes is a metabolic disorder which is characterised by high blood glucose level due to insulin deficiency.This disorder at the beginning coped up by increasing exercises and dietary modifications.Regular medications are needed as the disease progresses.Approximately,there are 23.6 million people in the U.S are suffering from diabetes with 17.9 million people are being diagnosed. Earlier this disease was considered for adults but type 2 diabetes is increasingly diagnosed in children due to rising obesity rates.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in which either the body does not generate enough insulin or the cells rejects insulin.Insulin are needed in the adequate amount for our body to use glucose for energy.The body breaks up all the sugars and fats which we get from the nutrients we eat into glucose which is the basic fuel for the cells in the body.Insulin acts as a carrier of energy to the cells.So when the amount of insulin decreases the glucose level in the blood increases causing the cells starved for energy and as time passes by it will affect our eyes,kidneys,nerves or heart.Type 2 Diabetes is a serious disease but people suffering from this can live long and happy life If controlled with a balanced diet plan and proper exercises along with medications.

admin on March 14th 2009 in Uncategorized

Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 is a form of Diabetes Mellitus which is an autoimmune disease that results in the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas.But there is a conjecture that the malfunction of the immune system can be reversed which allows in the recovery of beta cell function.Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 is also mentioned as type 1 diabetes,T1D,T1DM,IDDM and juvenile diabetes.

The fasting blood glucose will be around 70-120 mg/dl in a non-diabetic people due to the lack of insulin which then begins to appear in the urine above the renal threshold of about 190-200mg/dl in most people,thus connecting the symptom which can be identified in antiquity,sweet urine.The patients’ urine will contain glycosuria or glucose which causes the patients to urinate more frequently,and drink more than normal(Polydipsia).

admin on March 14th 2009 in Uncategorized