Gestational diabetes is first diagnosed during pregnancy. Like type 1 and type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become too high.
When you eat, your digestive system breaks down most of the food into a sugar called glucose. Glucose enters your bloodstream so your cells can use it as fuel. With the help of insulin (a hormone made by your pancreas), muscle, fat, and other cells absorb glucose from your blood.
But if your body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or if the cells have a problem responding to it, too (more…)
Hope you enjoyed Part 1 of The Tips To Avoid Diabetes Complications Part 1 which I sent to your inbox last week. If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the link for it.
Say No to Salt
Reduce the salt in your diet. It may help lower blood pressure and protect your kidneys. Not salting the food on your plate may not be enough. Most of the salt in Americans’ diets comes from processed foods. Avoid convenience foods and use fresh ingredients when you can. Season with herbs and spices instead of salt when you cook. (more…)
Choose Carbs Carefully
Diabetes doesn’t mean you have to cut carbs completely. Choose carbohydrates that break down in the body slowly, providing steady energy. Reach for whole grains, beans, nuts, and fresh vegetables and fruits. Yes, you can eat fruit even though it’s sweet. It’s about eating the right amounts of carbohydrates at each meal. A registered dietitian can help you learn how much is right for you.
Lose Weight If You Need To
Start small. If you are overweight, shedding just a few pounds can improve the body’s (more…)
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Did you know that one in three diabetic will have some kind of skin problem!
In fact, skin problem is some times the first sign that one is diabetic.
Because bacteria and fungus feed on sugar your chances of getting a skin infection are higher when you have diabetes. Diabetics should be more careful because the disease can make your (more…)
Does eating too much sugar cause diabetes? For years, scientists have said “not exactly.” Eating too much of any food, including sugar, can cause you to gain weight; it’s the resulting obesity that predisposes people to diabetes, according to the prevailing theory.
But, now a large epidemiological study carried out at the Stanford University School Of Medicine, University of California – Berkeley and the University of California – San Francisco suggests that increased sugar in a populations food supply was directly linked to higher diabetes rates. The paper published in February 2013 by the lead author Professor Sanjay Basu* stipulates – (more…)