Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Diabetes and Sugar

Diabetes is diagnosed when fasting blood sugar is 126 mg/dl or higher or when any blood sugar is 200 mg/dl or more. If the result is above these numbers, the test should be repeated. Diabetes is also getting more common. This increase is linked to the rise in obesity levels.

Diabetes is a self-managed disease because people with diabetes must take responsibility for their day-to-day care. Much of the daily care involves keeping blood glucose near normal levels at all times.

Diabetic problems are not just a sugar problem. It causes a chain reaction of problems with the body and therefore must be treated holistically. Diabetic problems: 1) For every pound of muscle on the body, you must consume one gram of protein daily to be healthy. As a diabetic, you are allowed 40 total grams of carbohydrates per day.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

International Diabetes Federation

Diabetes is particularly common among middle-aged and older adults. According to IHS, the age adjusted diabetes mortality rate was at 70 percent for AIANs in 2004 while it was 20 percent all races nationally. Diabetes is increasing faster in the world’s developing economies than in developed countries.

Seven out of ten countries with the highest number of people living with diabetes are in the developing world. Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in Ohio and the sixth leading cause of death listed on death certificates in the United States. It is also very costly.

Diabetes is a growing global health threat. In 2007, the International Diabetes Federation estimated 246 million people with diabetes around the world. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood.

Type 1 diabetes is growing by 3% per year in children and adolescents, and at an alarming 5% per year among pre-school children. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in Canada and the cost of diabetes is estimated to be up to $9 billion a year.

Sunday, 30 March 2008

Diabetes in Cats and Dogs

As with people, the incidence of diabetes in cats and dogs is increasing. There are 4 main goals in controlling diabetes in cats: Control Thirst: In general, a diabetic cat that is drinking approximately 30-70 mls of water per kg of body weightin a 24-hour period at home is usually well controlled.

Some of the country's leading experts in feline diabetes have got together to help you learn about diabetes in cats and how it's treated. The most common causes of diabetes in cats are obesity, pancreatitis, or immune mediated damage of the pancreatic beta cells. It turns out that the loss of the use of the back legs is a symptom of diabetes in cats. Additionally, diabetes in cats is not a deeply studied subject.

Type 1 diabetes in dogs and cats is very similar to juvenile diabetes in people. Do not be bashful with your dog or cat's veterinarian if you do not understand the how, why, and when of managing diabetes in dogs and cats.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Diabetes and Pregnancy Preparation

Diabetes and Pregnancy Preparation

Meeting with your health care provider before becoming pregnant is very important to ensure a healthy pregnancy. You will be put on a diabetes pregnancy diet and required exercise program.
Pregnancy is a time when a woman’s body goes through lots of changes as it nurtures a developing baby. Although diabetes and pregnancy can be scary, chances are that the expecting mother can look forward to a happy and normal delivery Pregnancy diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and usually disappears just after delivery.

Pregnancy is a stress test on the pancreas, and if you have a tendency toward diabetes, pregnancy might make you flunk the test. For those with gestational diabetes or pre-existing diabetes, a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery are, again, generally the norm You should have your blood glucose levels tested a few months before making an attempt to get pregnant again.

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or sugar, levels are too high. A pregnant woman with diabetes should have a ready source of carbohydrates, such as glucose tablets or gel, on hand at all times. Keeping your glucose levels near normal before and during pregnancy can help protect you and your baby.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Diabetes in Children

Diabetes in Children

With the rise in diabetes in children we have seen the increase for the use of home supplys for emergency conditions. When it comes time for the test make sure you do it as quickly as possible and let the child resume normal activities right after the test is complete

So your child will be prepared it is a good idea to discuss and teach the signs of low blood sugar to your child Have everyone eat the same food so that the child won’t be left out and the family can have the benefit of eating healthy food

Some of the children are at a higher risk than others, With child diabetes, some of the daily responsibilities can include blood glucose tests, insulin injections, meal planning and treating low blood pressure To avoid low blood sugars at night it may be a good idea to do extra testing at night before bed

Lots of the food consumed by the children have high salt or sugar in them, this not being a good product for the children to have, which does not help their diabetes.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Diabetes Testing Kits

On the market now is a large number of home Diabetes Testing Kits, Making the right choice is still left upto you, also the cost is a big factor in which testing kit you should buy.

The AccuBase A1c Test Kit is a very accurate and reliable kit nowdays, the technology of diabetes kits are growing rapidly some testing kits allow you to test using the feet as an alternative,

AccuCheck Advantage tests your blood sugar using the accuracy of palladium. the great features along with the guarantee of a proven system. The Accu-Chek is very accurate and simple to use.

it takes two simple steps to get an accurate result.
also calibration extremely simple, it is just down to your budget of which test kit for diabetes you can afford.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Your Diabetes Diet

Your Diabetes Diet

Your diabetes diet may be hard to follow when the holidays roll through, but it is necessary to pay close attention to what you eat. Eat plenty of high fiber, whole grain complex carbohydrates such as wholemeal bread, rice, pasta, oatmeal, bran, and other unrefined cereals for your diabetes diet.

For many years of observation, olive oil has been researched and studied to show benifits in the diet of someone with diabetes. Your diabetes diet is one way to start controlling the disease besides the other countless tools that assist to treat the condition.

So, it is essential for you to pay careful attention towards diabetes diet and nutrition as part of your diabetes treatment course. A well balanced and nutritious diet has the potential to reduce the harmful effects of type 2 diabetes. According to American Diabetes Association, diabetes type 2 diet should include lots of vegetables and fruits.