Safe Sugar Substitutes For Patients With Diabetes

Sugar is one of the unhealthiest foods available today, especially for diabetics. However, many artificial sweeteners aren’t much better. These man-made chemicals have been shown to have detrimental effects on the body including obesity, appetite control issues, digestive problems, headaches, migraines and thyroid problems. For this reason, a growing number of diabetics are becoming interested in safe alternatives to both sugar and its chemical substitutes. Here are a couple to consider.


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Learning The Warning Signs Of Diabetes In Adults

Type 2 diabetes is the type of diabetes that normally occurs in adults. Diabetes has become a major health problem in the United States in the last few years. Much of the rise in diabetes is attributed to the growing levels of obesity in the American population. Type 2 diabetes does have some warning signs that adults should be aware of.

One of the major sypmtoms of the onset of type 2 diabetes in adults is excessive thirst. Many at this stage of diabetes do not feel that they can get enough to drink.

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Raising A Happy And Healthy Child With Diabetes

When you find out that your child has diabetes, the news can be difficult for the entire family. Everyone is likely going to contribute to amplifying the health of your child, but what are some specific actions you can take to really help your child? You absolutely need to keep all of the doctor’s appointments. If you don’t, you are really risking your child’s health.

Your child is also probably really scared, so you should work to address this concern. Find out if someone who has diabetes will talk to Read the rest of this entry »

Reasons Not to get Diabetic Advice from the Web

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes you may be frantically using your connection to search for symptoms and MD advice onlinedon’t. Here are a few reasons it’s always best to listen to your doctor and not take advice from people online when it comes to your health:
They’re not educated – People online generally don’t have medical degrees so it’s never a good idea to take advice from them when it comes to your health. Trust a licensed doctor only when it comes to ways to change your body.
They may have questionable motives – It’s important to remember that some people online are trying to sell you something, make money for themselves or simply get more traffic. If you don’t know the person personally you can’t be sure your health is their number one motive
Every diabetic is different – No matter what your case, it’s impossible to know how to deal with it if you’re over the internet. You doctor knows your body and your past issues and is the only one who can accurately recommend treatment options for you.

Diabetes Can Not Have My Eye Sight

If you are someone who has diabetes, you may know that it will or may have already affected your eyesight One thing that you must do, is basically take control of the situation itself. Diabetes can be put under control if you talk to your doctor about it. There are many things that you can do to make sure that your eye sight is taken care of. You can always get glasses, or have your eyes re-examined in case you need a stronger prescription. There are also many Read the rest of this entry »

How To Put Type 1 Diabetes Under Control

People that have type 1 diabetes need to realize that there are many things that you can do about the medical illness to help you out. You do not have to suffer, and just because you have type 1 diabetes, doesn’t mean that it is the end of the world. There are so many different medications that you can get on to help control your diabetes. You need to follow a very strict diet, and control your blood sugar at all times. This is very important if you want to Read the rest of this entry »

I Have Diabetes, But It Doesn’t Have Me

When I was diagnosed with Diabetes I felt betrayed. Betrayed by my own body. How could this happen to me? Well, as it turns out, I was doing quite a bit to contribute to the state of my poor health. I ate a lot of sugary foods, barely exercised and had more than my fair share of fat in my diet. My years of indulging my unhealthy cravings had caught up with me, and diabetes was the result.
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Learning Your Blood Glucose Target Range

If diabetes runs in your family, knowing your target blood glucose range is important. Your blood glucose levels, will tell the doctor how much sugar is present in your body. If you are diabetic, the level of glucose in your blood will be high.

There are several types of diabetes. These include gestational, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is mainly seen in children under the age of 18. With type 1 diabetes, the patient will need insulin injections to control their blood sugar level. Most diabetics have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is controlled with medication, diet, Read the rest of this entry »

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