Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes is like a ticking time bomb inside your body. It's a disease that affects every organ in your system and it's just a matter of time before the clock reaches 00:00. And this could be fatal.
Do you see how important it is to properly manage your health when you're a diabetic? And it's easier than you thought possible to do so!
All you need to do is keep a log o... ››› more
I sometimes compare having type II diabetes to having a little baby. You need to make sure you've always packed the essentials. You have to nurse your diabetes throughout the day. And, it requires a different degree of responsibility than someone without diabetes or a baby.
But, if you're organised, it makes life so much easier.
Here are four tips to help you get organised so you can enjoy... ››› more
Up to 70% of people who suffer from either type I or type II diabetes have some form of neuropathy. It's a condition in which the nerves get damaged as a result of chronic high blood sugar.
These are the symptom of neuropathy you need to know about…
Neuropathy is one of the most frustrating symptoms of sugar diabetes
Diabetes can cause damage to any of the nerves in the body. The... ››› more
When your blood sugar is high, you take more meds. When it's low, you drink a glass of fruit juice or eat 15g of quick-digesting carbs to recover. Sounds easy enough, but boy is it hard to get it 100% right when you're controlling your diabetes!
With type II diabetes, your blood sugar can swing from pillar to post. But don't despair, There's help at hand with the plethora of information on diab... ››› more
Like with fats, there are good carbs and bad carbs. Bad carbs are the ones that contain simple forms of carbohydrates. This means your body processes them quickly, leaving you with a rapid spike in your blood sugar. And because you have type II diabetes, your body can't deal with this much sugar all at once.
The good types of carbs are the ones that take a long time to digest. They contain co... ››› more
Many diabetics think they have to avoid eating fruit because of their disease. This because the sweet taste of fruit gives the false impression that they're full of sugar. While in actual fact, they contain a marginal amount!
Despite your type II diabetes, you need to include fruit into your diet. They contain many vitamins you need to keep your body healthy.
When you eat fruit as part of... ››› more
A puffy cheeked little angel is too cute, but when your baby starts looking more like a sumo-wrestler than a child, there's something wrong. Not only will a severely overweight child have possible physical developmental issues, he'll have health issues too. And severe ones at that! It'll put him at a huge risk of developing type II diabetes. But what do you do to prevent this?
Researchers say... ››› more
Fenugreek seeds provide a variety of health benefits. But one of the most significant changes in patients taking Fenugreek is in their body's ability to control their fasting blood sugar. In fact, a study reported on by the National Institutes of Health indicated that patients with type II diabetes have a massive 25% improvement in their fasting blood sugar after treatment with Fenugreek.
But... ››› more
Sugar filled foods are the bane of a type II diabetic's life. And it's not the obvious sugary foods that are the problem. It's the foods that supposedly don't contain sugar that put your blood sugar on a constant rollercoaster ride! And as much as you try to avoid these foods, it's not always possible. So you need a bit more help in regulating your blood sugar. And it comes in the form of this nat... ››› more
Because of your type II diabetes your risk of having a heart attack or developing heart disease is double that of someone without the disease. This means you need to be more mindful of the amount of salt you eat every day! But it's not as easy as cutting out Salt & Vinegar chips from your diet… It's about reducing your overall salt intake! And the best way to do that is to refrain from using sal... ››› more
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