This informative post was written while one of my friends was researching diabetes for his father, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and was suddenly confronted with questions on what he needed to do to keep his newly found condition in-check. He was worried, (as was I) on the impact it would have on his life and the changes he would have to make in his diet and how that would affect his standard of living.
It’s now been a couple years and he has been an absolute rock star! he’s changed the very way he eats and is watchful of everything that he consumes except for the occasional pint of Guinness which he claims is good for you, although I haven’t researched that yet as it’s one of his few guilty pleasures and I wouldn’t want him to feel bad about enjoying a very occasional pint of the Black Ale.
I am very proud of him and I think that he is actually healthier now than he was 5, 10 or even 15 years ago!
Managing his diabetes in his 60′s and now 70′s has really focused him on what to eat and how to take care of himself as much as he does his car. (He’s always checking the oil and putting the best gas in it!) There’s a lesson in there somewhere isn’t there?
The point of this website is to offer relevant information to those who have the same questions I had about Diabetes and to come to understand, depending on the type of Diabetes, life does go on and can actually be even better than it was before the whole “diabetes thing” came into your life. It’s (mostly) just a matter of being educated, adapting and then improving your lifestyle.
Pre Diabetes – A Good Place to Start
Do You Have Pre Diabetes?
You might not yet have diabetes! This is what I thought my father had, but it’s best to ask your doctor to know for certain.
Most people don’t exhibit telltale symptoms since they tend to develop over time; however, this does not mean that they do not exist. Typical warning signs of the onset of diabetes or pre-diabetes may include an unexplained metallic taste in the mouth, blurred vision, frequent urination, and unusual thirst and lethargy. Once diagnosed, what does one need to do? Let us continue with treatment possibilities.
Treatment Options for Pre Diabetics
Pre-diabetes is not the end all. In fact, the Diabetes Prevention Program recently came out with a study indicating that those with pre-diabetes were able to delay or prevent diabetes, reversing the clock through the implementation of a healthy food plan and exercise. It is possible to return to normal blood sugar levels, thus, eradicating pre-diabetes. We will further continue this subject matter with proper pre-diabetes nourishment.
Pre-diabetics should begin a healthy food regimen as soon as possible, keeping in mind active carbohydrate monitoring and label reading. While the diabetic diet is not completely restrictive, robbing one from “normal” foods, moderation is key. It is often helpful for individuals to visit with a nutritionist who specializes in diabetes, alleviating the guesswork. Often, the nutritionist will develop a tailored dietary plan that will assist with the prevention or delay of type 2 diabetes. Taking Kalonji Oil aka Black Seed Oil regularly also helps to prevent diabetes. Although Kalonji Oil has lots of health benefits, but for the diabetes patients, it has a lots of positive value.
Types of Diabetes
People who have Type 2 diabetes are not insulin-dependent. This type of diabetes is also called adult-onset diabetes, and this type of diabetes is most often found in people. If you have this type of diabetes, you have a too-high level of glucose in your blood. Because of this, the cells in your blood, muscle, and fat don’t react well to insulin. Sugar is not able to be stored in your cells and later used for energy. Instead, the sugar is stored in the blood. People who are overweight are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes, or insulin-dependent diabetes, can be found in people of any age. Why this type of diabetes occurs is still unknown, but it may be due to an autoimmune disorder that’s brought on by infection. If you have this type of diabetes, your pancreas is not producing enough insulin. If you have Type 1 diabetes, you may notice that you’re overly hungry or thirsty, extremely tired, have blurred vision, feel a tingling sensation in your lower extremities and are urinating much more often than normal. Warning signs of this type of diabetes include dry skin, dry mouth, vomiting, deep breathing, vomiting, stomach pain and breath that smells fruity.
Symptoms of Diabetes
The first step in evaluating diabetes is recognizing the symptoms of diabetes. (Always consult a doctor if you think you have diabetes) It is important to note that there are three types of diabetes: type 1, type 2 and gestational. Type 1 diabetes is also referred to as juvenile diabetes. It occurs when cells cannot make insulin, which is the hormone that regulates blood sugar. This condition is typically diagnosed in early childhood. Some of the type 1 symptoms may include increased thirst, fatigue, extreme hunger, frequent urination and weight loss.
Type 2 diabetes is far more common. This condition occurs when the body produces insulin, but the cells cannot use it. The type 2 Diabetes symptoms are nearly identical to the symptoms that type 1 diabetics experience.
Gestational diabetes is a condition that occurs during pregnancy. Doctors believe that this condition occurs because pregnancy changes the way that the body processes sugar. Any pregnant woman can develop gestational diabetes, but it is more common in overweight women who are over the age of 25.
Treatment depends on the type of diabetes that a person has. Type 1 diabetics will have to take insulin because their cells do not produce it. Type 2 diabetes can usually be controlled with diet, exercise, and medication. However, some patients will still need to take insulin. Gestational diabetes can also be controlled with diet and exercise.
Having diabetes can make meals challenging, but with good diabetic recipes, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can find the information you need to help create healthy meals by using this website. It doesn’t matter whether you have gestational diabetes or type 2 diabetes, you will be able to find the information that you need right here. Gestational diabetes can be difficult because you need to nurture your baby while watching what you eat. Using our website, you will be able to find healthy and nourishing gestational recipes to control your diabetes while nurturing your little one without a lot of stress or effort.
Many diabetics think that they need to give up sweets and desserts. However, you can still have your cake and eat it too even if you are diabetic. However, you will need to be smart about the type of ingredients you use in your diabetes recipes. Our website will teach you how to create healthy but delicious desserts that you will be proud to share at your office potluck.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can be very difficult for diabetics who must limit their carbohydrate intake. We’ll show you how to make quick and tasty breakfast items that you can make and eat even if you are running a little bit late. Many items can conveniently be made the night before.
Our diabetic meal plan will help you to plan your menu by giving you options for snacks, lunches, and dinners. Take the stress out of meal planning by using our recipes, meal suggestions, and tips. You will be glad that you did!
Having diabetes doesn’t mean that you need to survive on bland meals, or that you need to spend hours researching recipes.