We already know that high blood sugars can result in serious complications and for diabetics the feet are especially at risk due to two conditions – Diabetic Neuropathy and Peripheral Vascular Disease.
Uncontrolled diabetes can cause nerve damage and is called Sensory Diabetic Neuropathy. Diabetics with this issue will not notice cuts and sores on the feet which turn infectious. This can also cause damage to the muscle which could lead to improper alignment and injury. (more…)
Diabetes is transmitted in a number of ways:
Genetically – Type 1 Diabetes is evident in children from a young age and they are usually on Insulin injections for the rest of their life.
Pre-Diabetes is also prominent where there is a family history of Diabetes. If you have been recently diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic, look around and you will find that you are not the first person with diabetes in your family.
According to the American Diabetes Association your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes is: (more…)
It is easier said than done, “you know It takes a big commitment to keep your diabetes in check”. Even so, no two days are the same since you will be more motivated some days than others. This reminds me of the old adage of negativity and negative thoughts.
It’s time for a rethink – Oh! I couldn’t be bothered any more, I am already a diabetic – so I don’t care.
Well, this attitude will certainly not give you any relief from your condition nor will it help with your well-being. It’s time to re-boot your brain into taking positive action and turn those negative ideas and thoughts into positivity for your health and well-being. (more…)
1/. It is false to say that people with type 2 diabetes cannot eat sweets.
Nothing should be off the menu, however, the old adage that everything in moderation and a healthy well balanced diet and an exercise regime to help you loose weight and maintain it at a sustainable level should be adopted to avoid major complications with your health developing.
2/. It is a fact that some people do not have any symptoms. Nearly 35% of the people with high blood sugars do not know that they are diabetic or pre-diabetic.
3/. It is a fact that one of the main symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes is “Heavy Thirst”. (more…)
A1c provides information about your average blood glucose over the past 3 months. The test is also known as Hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c or Glycohemoglobin Test.
Glycated Hemoglobin is a form of haemoglobin that is measured primarily to identify the 3 month average plasma glucose concentration.
The test is limited to a 3 months average because the lifespan of a red cell is 4 months.
The A1c test is based on the attachment of glucose to the hemoglobin.
This is the protein in the red blood cells that carries oxygen. Red cells are forming and dying continuously in your body, but typically they live for approximately 3 months. Therefore, the A1c (more…)