Posted by mcpaul on 5/17/2013
While medications on diabetes management was made affordable these days, there are still a huge percentage of patients that shifting to natural way of treatment. However, doing it without consulting a doctor can pose danger to your condition. Instead of make things better, you made the condition worst hence, requiring higher cost on the side of the patient.
Natural way of managing diabetes is a good way of treating it. Doctors do not discourage you doing it as long as there is moderation. Some are using ways, the natural and the medical ways to fasten the treatment. As long as your doctor gave you a go signal to do it, then feel free to do it. If not, follow what your doctor is telling you. There may be underlying effects that you do not see. Your doctor should be able to explain them to you.
Going back to these natural ways, here are some of the best practices used by many.
Posted by mcpaul on 5/14/2013
When you have already acquired the fearsome diabetes, there is no better thing to do but to have a change in lifestyle. Stop the cringing, sour raping, and self pity. Better re-assess what needs to be changed in you. Having diabetes is not that dangerous as other perceive it, only if perfectly monitored and managed. What is dangerous is the possible onset of complications if you neglect to take care of yourself once you've known you have it.
There are many ways on how to prevent diabetes. Though a large portion of the onset is hereditary, it still can be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle. However, if you really cannot avoid it and you've acquired it already, then just focus on how to better manage it.
Posted by mcpaul on 5/14/2013
The earlier you can detect and begin treatment of your diabetes, the better. Unfortunately, most do not see Diabetes as a medical condition that should be taken seriously or should require treatment. It can be a matter of life or death. With chances of heart attack and stroke at a rate of 4 times the norm, one needs to realize the contribution that diabetes can have on their health. Using a Bayer Ascensia Contour or Freestyle Lite blood glucose monitors and blood glucose diabetes test strips can help you maintain a healthy, active lifestyle that allows you to be in control of your diabetes. Controlling your blood glucose levels is key in getting a handle on your diabetes. Be vigilant in checking for risk factors, monitoring your blood pressure, screening your cholesterol levels and maintain good glucose levels to assure you have a great start to reducing the effects of diabetes on the body.
Posted by mcpaul on 5/14/2013
The consummation of excessively rich energy foods can lead to a surplus of body fat when paired with a lack of exercise to burn off this excess of energy. It is predicted that over 700 million people in the world will qualify as obese by the year 2015 as well as an unheard of number of 2.3 billion adults that will be considered overweight.
Posted by mcpaul on 5/12/2013
When dealing with children, often times the symptoms of diabetes are more obvious that that of their adult counterparts. Yet, they are often misdiagnosed or a diagnosis may be late in coming. Often confused with other illnesses with similar symptoms, diabetes can sometimes mimic appendicitis, gastroenteritis and influenza. Later the real culprit of diabetes is found. Diabetes should be suspected especially when there is a history of diabetes mellitus in the family or in already diagnosed in siblings.
Posted by mcpaul on 6/30/2012
One of the more important parts of blood glucose testing is the diabetic test strip. There are a number of strips, like One Touch Ultra
, that are used with glucose meters. There are a number of glucose meters that are available. They all measure your sugar levels in minute amounts of blood collected from your finger using a short needle called a lancet, which is then applied to the diabetic strip, be it One Touch or any other brand.
Posted by admin on 6/29/2012
7 One Touch Ultra Tips For Testing With Little Pain
When testing your glucose blood levels with One Touch test strips, you will need to prick your finger in order to extract a drop of blood. Some people say it hurts them, others say they’ve gotten used to it and it’s painless. It’s all relative. However, here are seven tried and true tips for making finger pricking practically painless when using One Touch.
Posted by admin on 6/25/2012
Diabetes supplies, such as One Touch Ultra, have improved greatly over the last half decade. One Touch Test Strip users benefit from the smaller amount of blood required for the diabetes testing strips; this means less pain and discomfort! See, when you are living with diabetes, as millions of Americans are, having access to a steady supply of reliable diabetes testing strips is the key to maintaining great health.
There are a variety of test strips on the market, and each one correlates to a specific monitor. You may want to opt for the One Touch system. One Touch testing strips are made to work with a minimal amount of blood as a sample, meaning there's less pain and mess involved in regular testing, which is important for those diabetics who will need to run a diabetes test every few hours.
Posted by admin on 6/12/2012
Diabetes By The Numbers: A Harsh Reality
Uncontrolled diabetes is the most widespread disease in the United States. This diabetes disease causes people to waste away, hindering mobility, eroding eyesight, and stripping them of the ability to eat foods that most of us take for granted. Further, type 1 diabetes AND type 2 diabetes are the leading causes of new cases of blindness among adults aged 20 - 74 years. Every year it is responsible for 5% or 5 million cases of blindness in adults and one million limb amputations. Diabetes is also one the biggest causes of heart disease, stroke, cataracts, and is one of the primary causes of kidney failure in the world.
Posted by admin on 5/9/2012
A small glucose-sensing device called a sensor is placed under the skin of your abdomen. The insertion is quick, and is usually painless. It's very much the same as the insertion of an insulin pump catheter. Often, tape is used to hold it steady.
The One Touch Ultra Monitors sensor measures the level of glucose in the tissue every ten seconds and then proceeds to transfer the date through a wire to a small device called a monitor that you attach to the waistline of your pants. They One Touch Ultra system records an average glucose value every five minutes for around 72 hours.
Results of your One Touch Ultra readings are taken with a One Touch meter at different times every day and entered into a monitor for calibration. Any insulin you take, exercise you do, or meals you consume should be entered into a paper-based diary and recorded into the One Touch Monitor.