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When life gives you lemons, you basically make lemonade or a ridiculously tasty lemon tart, in this case, a healthier version of it! When trying to understand type 2 diabetes treatment guidelines, you need to keep a few things in mind.
With type 2 diabetes, it is imperative to realize that it asymptomatic and it is mostly lifestyle and family history related. We know now that diabetes affects the way your body handles the sugar in your blood, so that’s a start. So what we need to look at are effective guidelines on to curb this disease, especially to the many afflicted people out there that look at diabetes as a lifelong jail time.
Well, here is your get-out-of-jail-free card. Pay attention to what your body is telling you. Just as you would know you are coming down with a cold if you are sneezing all over the place and you’ve run out of Kleenex from blowing your nose, your body will always tell you when there is something wrong.
Keep in mind the following symptoms of diabetes:
– If you start experiencing extreme fatigue and lethargy.
– Constant urinating.
– Frequent bacterial or fungal infections.
– Wounds that won’t heal as fast.
– Loss of feeling or sensation in your feet or hands.
– Extreme hunger.
– Unexplained weight loss and weight gain.
– Hyperpigmentation of the skin — darkening of the skin on the neck and elbows.
– Blurred vision.
Type 2 Diabetes Guidelines
There are ways to find out if you are at the risk of having Type 2 Diabetes.
‘Check if you are predisposed to it genetically. Having a hereditary risk doesn’t mean that you’ll develop it, however, you have a 50% chance of getting it if both your parents have type 2 diabetes. Knowing your risk of diabetes early on will help you make the proper changes in your lifestyle in order to prevent developing the condition.
‘No, you cannot catch diabetes, it is not a contagious disease. However, gestational diabetes is common to some first-time moms. It goes away after childbirth, but it’s important that you are regularly tested as a safety control measure.
‘Diabetes does not discriminate on age, however, if you are over 40 years of age and overweight/ obese, you are more likely to develop diabetes and if you are especially bigger around your belly than any other part of your body because this means there is added pressure on your body’s ability to use insulin in order to control your blood sugar levels to burn energy. In some cases, bariatric surgery for the morbidly obese individuals.
‘I would highly recommend that everyone over the age of 30 have a blood screening of diabetes, at least 3 times a year. A fasting blood sugar test is the most commonly used by physicians. A urine test can be done but the sugar levels need to be very high for detection.
I have done this test, religiously, over the years, just to be sure that my insulin levels are at a safe range. Prevention is better than cure and certainly cheaper.
‘Maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are portable testing kits available for your home use.
He became a borderline obese for starters. Then he started exhibiting symptoms such as fatigue, constant thirst and urinating and it was off to the doctors. He was told that he was a prediabetes, which means that your sugar levels are high, but not to the diabetes level. It can be managed and often, reversed. He was advised to make some major changes in his lifestyle. And, no, he did not and now he is now a full blown diabetic!
What is Diabetes?
This is a disease that impairs your body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin (which is very important as it basically helps the body convert the sugars in food, into energy) this results in high levels of glucose in the blood and urine and an abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates.
Now, there is currently no known cure for diabetes and trust me, it’s either you lead a healthy lifestyle or unlike my brother, an early diagnosis can save you a lifetime of hassle.
Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes (Type 1 and 2)
You need to understand that with type 1 diabetes, the symptoms are often sudden and quick to diagnose, unlike the sneaky type 2 diabetes, which often goes unnoticed for years, even much later in old age. You will experience a lot of weight gain with type 2 diabetes as the extra fat, especially around the belly, causes a resistance to insulin.
So if you suspect that you are a diabetic, be on the lookout for the following symptoms:
1.The most common one is being unusually thirsty.
3.Passing more urine.
4.Feeling hungry and weight gain.
5.Having skin infections and cuts that won’t heal as quickly as they should.
7.Constant headaches and dizziness.
While I insist on a healthy lifestyle, such as:
*Daily exercising – walking as much as you can, use the stairs instead of the lift.
*Healthy diet – cut down on the sugar, salt, bad fats, and excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks.
Consider too that genes and family history can also increase your risks of developing diabetes in the future. So I reckon, it is about time that you did some research on that basis. Do not panic if you are predisposed. Prevention is always better than cure. Now you know!
The medical community has labelled diabetes – especially Type 2 diabetes – as an epidemic. If only there was a way to reverse diabetes (Type 2 (T2) diabetes). The good news is that T2 diabetes is entirely reversible through both natural and medical ways. With diabetes being a leading cause of kidney failure and high blood pressure, getting rid of it is important.
Diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce insulin or, in the case of T2, the insulin produced is not sufficient enough to regulate the glucose levels in the body.
It is worth noting that Type I diabetes is an autoimmune disease and thus reversing it is close to nil. Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, is a lifestyle disease which can be reversed. This article concentrates on reversing Type 2 diabetes.
The primary cause of T2 diabetes is leading an unhealthy lifestyle by consuming sugars, refined carbohydrates, and fatty foods. High-stress levels are also to blame for the rising number of people with diabetes.
Genetic factors are also to blame for diabetes mildly. Individuals with a history of diabetes are predisposed to the disease. Genetic predisposition works in combination with other factors.
To reverse diabetes (T2), the wholesome approach is necessary. Most of the methods of fighting diabetes out there entail a single approach to dealing with blood sugar. But combining some factors is needed to help reverse the harmful effects of diabetes.
Here are several steps to reverse diabetes – Type 2:
1. Control your insulin � Diabetes occurs as a result of the body lacking adequate insulin. To reverse diabetes, focus on boosting your insulin levels. You can do this by eating food high in fiber such as fruits and whole grain carbohydrates.
2. Exercise � Weight gain causes fat to block the pancreas. This, in turn, inhibits the production of insulin. Exercising will help you lose weight leading to a dramatic change in your disease. When your muscles are strong due to exercise, their resistance to insulin reduces.
3. Clean your gut � Toxins are to blame for most medical problems. By getting rid of toxins and grains in the intestines, you are a step closer to reversing diabetes.
4. Maintain fat balance in the body � Too much fatty foods especially omega fats are to blame for diabetes. Having too much Omega six contributes to diabetes. Balancing the Omega 6 and Omega three is important.
5. Stress control � When your mind is not as peace, your sugar levels tend to rise. Stress not only makes you prone to diseases such as heart attacks and other chronic diseases. Practicing daily relaxation techniques will ensure that you are not under stress and consequently help reverse diabetes.
It is important to monitor your diabetes regularly. Through regular testing, you will be in charge of your condition. As you make lifestyle changes, your type 2 diabetes is likely to start reversing. Monitor this progress since in some cases there may be a change in your dosage. Have a food log and testing types of equipment. Take note of any food that may have caused a surge in your blood sugar level.
Hyperglycemia is a common health issue reported in today’s busy lifestyle. How to maintain healthy blood sugar levels? This query is quite common among people. Let’s see here some among the herbal remedies for diabetics. Uncontrolled hyperglycemia is a common cause of many health issues like heart diseases, infection and stroke. Diet holds a prominent role in controlling troubles like hyperglycemia problems. In order to reduce the troubles due to hyperglycemia, it is advised to make use of food sources like apples, beetroot juice and carrots in daily diet.
Including food sources with antioxidants in diet is a safe way to alleviate the troubles due to free radical mechanism. It prevents the risk of heart diseases safely and naturally. In order to achieve great results, it is advised to make use of a good amount of fresh fruits and vegetables in daily diet. Daily exercising is another natural way to reduce the troubles due to hyperglycemia. For effective health advantage, it is generally advised to do regular exercises for at least thirty minutes per day.
Obesity, a common cause of hyperglycemia can be easily controlled with the help of exercising techniques. If you are in search of a natural way to increase insulin sensitivity then feel free to do exercises daily. Apart from the above specified health benefits, regular exercising is also found to be very useful to alleviate the troubles due to rise in HDL cholesterol and high blood pressure.
High stress is a common cause that can lead way to troubles like hyperglycemia problems. This condition can be controlled by following a healthy lifestyle with regular exercises and nutritious diet. Holy basil leaf tea is another natural cure to alleviate the risks due to hyperglycemia. In order to achieve the best health result, feel free to drink a cup of holy basil tea daily in the morning and in the evening. High stress, a common cause of hyperglycemia can be easily treated with the help of holy basil tea.
As per studies, including cactus juice in daily diet is found to be very useful to alleviate the troubles due to hyperglycemia. It promotes insulin sensitivity and alleviates the risk of many health disorders. At times, including flaxseeds in daily diet is found to be very useful to control hyperglycemia. In order to achieve the best result, you can also make use of flaxseed oil in daily food recipes that you prepare and consume.
Including cinnamon powder in food recipes that you prepare and consume is another way to alleviate the troubles due to hyperglycemia. For the best health advantage, you can also make use of bilberry leaves in daily life. If possible, drink a cup of bilberry leaf extract daily in the morning and in the evening. Do you like to drink green tea? High antioxidants present in green tea improve skin health and hair health naturally. Diabkil capsule is one among the best sold products to control the blood sugar level. You can directly make use of this product with milk or water. Also, it is advised to follow a healthy lifestyle with regular exercises and nutritious diet.
Congratulations! You’ve just been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Welcome. You are going to learn SO MUCH stuff. And as a lovely parting gift from your doctor for allowing him to share this exciting news with you, here is you very own, brand new glucometer to test your blood sugars, complete with meter, 10 lancets and 10 free test strips. A “value” of over $100…now yours, absolutely FREE, just for playing “Hey, Why Am I Always So Darn Thirsty?”. Then the doctor disappears, nurse gives you your first little “prick” to show you how to “do it”, packs up all of your new stuff into a plastic bag and schedules a 3 month follow-up. Is that the way it happened for you? Yeah, same for most of us.
Anyway, now that you’re “diabetic”, strap yourself in for the learning curve (it looks like a roller coaster at Six Flags). You are about to get a crash course on everything related to being a Type 2 Diabetic from education classes with a “diabetes educator”, learn really important stuff about nutrition ( I STILL don’t get that whole “exchange” thing ), warning signs, explanations and examples of what happens when your blood sugars are too low or too high. You’ll get books, and manuals, infographics, phone numbers, different doctors or professionals to have on your “care team” Did you know you are even going to have a dentist and an eye doctor on it? Just who’s NOT going to be billing my insurance company?
So, I thought this was FREE?
The one thing you didn’t get with all of your “free” stuff ( actually paid for by your insurance company ), was a “price list”. “Why would I need a price list?” you might ask. Well because diabetes is big BUSINESS and there TRILLION$ of GLOBAL DOLLAR$ to be made by the same companies that either bill or pay for $425 for an aspirin while in hospital. You think that’s bad? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Wait until you need to go out of pocket for test strips. Be careful to not have a stroke – remember, as a diabetic, you ARE at risk!
Okay…Let Me Have It…I’m Ready Now For MORE Bad News…
Alright, let me prepare you for it first. You’ve kind of been in this spot before.
Remember when your “old” computer printer crapped out and you went to Wal-Mart to go buy a cheap one…and WOW, look at how cheap they ARE! Such a deal. You almost wanted to buy TWO they were so cheap (c’mon, they’re printers not big jars of peanut butter 2-for-1…oh wait I DO need peanut butter ). You were so happy and proud at all the money you saved. You hurried right home, plugged everything in, ran a test page – LOOKS GREAT – then got to work printing stuff out.
Then….it STOPPED! After only what seems like 10 pages, it ran out of ink. The kid at Wal-Mart didn’t know that the manufacturer only puts enough ink in the printer to get it home and get you excited. The reality now hits – you have to go get an ink cartridge – but hey, how expensive can an ink cartridge cost for a $30 printer? No problem, right?
“WAIT…There Must Be Some Sort Of Mistake!”
How can a BLACK ink cartridge cost almost as much as my printer? You tell the clerk at the office supply store ( or Wal-mart again ) “You need to check the price in you computer. It MUST be wrong!” After 10 minutes of “huh?”, you realize you have been “suckered”. But don’t feel too bad about it…it happens again when you get your new glucometer.
Remember in your new box for your meter, you received 10 lancets and 10 test strips? Well, think of the test strips as the ink cartridge ( and in this case, like the “teaser” ink cartridge that came with your new printer – starting to get that “old” feeling? ). The glucometer was actually FREE – whereas you stilled paid a little money for your printer. Now if your printer cost about $30 and ink cartridges cost about as much, then it makes sense that if my glucometer is FREE, then my test strips are going to be pretty close to free, too. Right? Oh, it is always so sad to tell a young child one day that there really is no Santa Claus. The answer, I’m afraid, is NO! Not Even CLOSE. It’s very likely that a box of 50 test strips is going to cost just about as much as your ink cartridge – but your ink cartridge is actually going to look pretty inexpensive when you compare it to your test strips. Watch this very carefully