Diabetes Resources

There are many great resources for diabetic information that can be found on the web. You can even read up on some blogs of some people living with diabetes. I find the blogs particularly useful because you can read all about the experiences of those diagnosed with diabetes. One of the best resources I have seen is the American Diabetes Association website. There is one page in particular that is especially useful is the page all about diabetes. The page talks about the different types of diabetes and all of the resources available on the site such as diabetic symptoms, diabetic myths, and much more. If you or someone you know has diabetes, this page is a must.

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I’ll be gone for a bit

I’m heading out of town for my sister’s wedding so I won’t be contributing to this blog for a bit.  I just wanted to give all of my great readers a head’s up because I respect you guys.  I don’t want you to keep coming back day-in and day-out with nothing new to read.

Until then, be sure to eat right and exercise on a regular basis.  Make a commitment to yourself to live longer and enjoy those around you while those you love, can enjoy you around as well.

Recently Diagnosed?

If you or someone you love was recently diagnosed with diabetes it can seem at first to be a challenging time, but it actually doesn’t have to be difficult. It can seem like horrible news and coping with the condition is almost out of the question. Luckily, there is hope. A lot of living with diabetes has to do with your mindset and attitude. Many diabetics could have just quit and thought that there was no reason left to live. On the other side, there are those people with diabetes who refuse to simply stop living life and enjoying all that it has to offer. I know that diabetes can seem difficult to overcome, but only if you think that way. Much of life’s success and enjoyment comes with one’s attitude on life. And the great part is that you don’t have to do it alone. Aside from friends, families and loved ones, the America Diabetes Associated has a section on their website devoted to those who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes. The page emphasizes the fact that you’re not alone in the battle. There are sections for children, adults with type 1, and adults with type 2. Just remember, you’re not alone and you always have more to live for.

Diabetic Neuropathy

What exactly is diabetic neuropathy? Neuropathy is the damage done to nerves. Diabetic Neuropathy is simply nerve disease or damage caused by diabetes. High blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels and nerves and thus over time, cause this disease. The higher the blood sugar levels, the greater the risk. Close to half of the diabetic population end up diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy because they simply do not do enough to treat their diabetes problems.

Take control of your blood sugar levels. Take your medications as directed by your doctor. Eat a healthy, and well balanced diabetic diet. Go in for regular check-ups. Consult your physician, then, upon approval, begin an exercise program working out 4 to 5 times a week for 30 to 40 minutes at a time. Taking care of your feet is also an important part of diabetic treatment. Avoid tight fitting shoes that may cut off circulation. Many diabetic patients find that walking regularly, taking warm baths, and using elastic stockings or diabetic socks help to relieve foot pain. So start now, take care of yourself and your blood sugar levels.

Exercising

I cannot stress enough the importance of exercise to treat and prevent diabetes. Diabetics want to continue to strive to maintain their ideal body weight. Most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are overweight. Further more, in most scientific studies, type 2 diabetes has improved with weight loss. If you have diabetes however, you should never begin a rigorous workout regimen without consulting a doctor.

Use this blog along with the many resources available on the net to find great diabetic recipes to maintain your diabetic diet. Proper diet and nutrition is the key to help control this disease. Most anyone can ‘eat’ themselves into being diabetic. Healthy eating with hearty exercise results in a happier lifestyle.

What Exactly is Diabetes

For those of you who don’t know exactly what diabetes is or how it begins, Diabetes is a disease in which the level of sugar in the blood is abnormally high. The reason for the high blood glucose (sugar) levels is that the body is not able to properly control the amount of sugar in the blood. Persons diagnosed with diabetes cannot produce or effectively use insulin to regulate their glucose levels.

Diabetes begins in the pancreas, but can lead to kidney failure, nerve damage in the feet, eyes, and heart, and cause great disabilities. But proper  treatment can lead to a healthier lifestyle and an higher quality of life. If you or a loved one is affected by diabetes, please feel free to contribute to this blog. Share your thoughts, ideas, feelings, and especially experiences. Together, we can conquer diabetes.