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Diabetes mellitus: allowed and banned food

Foods banned: * All sugar and sugar products; * Cakes of all kinds, prepared with sugar; * Chocolate, Turkish delight, halva; * Syrups; * Crackers flavored with sugar and cream; * Sucrose-rich fruits: grape, bergamot pears, dates, raisins, figs, chestnuts; * All alcoholic beverages. Food to be consumed only weighed: * Bread which has an average of 50 g% carbohydrate; * Pasta and cereal derivatives: noodles, macaroni, spaghetti, rice, semolina, which were weighed raw around 70 g% carbohydrate, and... 

How to “reconcile” diabetes and heat

While we waited a whole for summer holidays, for trips to mountains and sea, for walks in nature, we must recognize that extremely high temperatures will not allow us to breathe without difficulty and almost no hope that we find so the relax we need. These months are even more difficult for people who suffer from some chronic diseases such as diabetes. Hot weather can quickly lead to dehydration, so it is necessary at this time that each of us to consume larger quantity of liquids – not just... 

Is coffee good for your health?

For many years, coffee is blamed for triggering many medical conditions – from funny reply “I will stop the growth!” to less fun to worry, according to which can lead to heart disease and cancer. However, recent studies indicate that coffee does not affect so much the health, so as negative criticism initially thought. After all, that is the answer? Coffee consumption has benefits or disadvantages to your health status? Following a May 2009 study, involving 128,000 women and men,... 

Type 2 Diabetes – Associated Symptoms and Conditions

* Lens in the eyes becomes gradually opaque (Cataracts) The reason for the appearance of these symptoms are: Fatigue: In diabetes, the body is not able to utilize glucose. Therefore, the body starts using fat as a source of energy. This process is not efficient. The result is feeling of fatigue or constant tiredness. Excessive thirst (polydipsia): In order to counteract high blood sugar levels body tries to dilute the high blood sugar back to normal levels. The body encourages more water consumption... 

Management of Diabetes

Terms you should know Control of Diabetes: Maintaining glucose (sugar) level in the blood at optimal levels. Honeymoon Period: The period of time in diabetics during which the blood glucose levels improve to normal or near-normal levels. It is referred as honeymoon period because the diabetic can enjoy the freedom from insulin injections only once and that too for a short period. Management of diabetes is in a holistic manner, at all levels of the being: physical, emotional and mental. It is important...