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Diabetes Lifestyle and Care
Author: roubenhw
Blog URL: http://www.wellnessweb.com/blogs/diabetescare
Tags: diabetes, health, diabetic, health care, healthy
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Diabetes management, lifestyle and care.
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Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring System For Diabetes
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I have always struggled more with hypoglycemia (low blood sugars) than hyperglycemia (high blood sugars). I do not think I have ever had a Hemoglobin A1C higher than 6.0 (maybe 6.2). Every time I see an endocrinologist, I am told to try to avoid having so many lows. Despite I have been practicing diabetic diet for many years, I have not yet been able to test and manage diabetes with a continuous blood glucose monitoring system.

Has anyone else tested one of these products? If you have, I’d love to hear how it is working for you. I am sometimes bothered that I am not able to get my hands on a potentially life saving technology, but I understand how careful these pharmaceutical companies must be. After Merck suffered mightily from the Vioxx debacle, I am not surprised that others are slow to release new equipment.

As soon as I can test one of these products, I am going to be writing about it frequently, and I hope that others will do the same.
12/23/2009 0 Comments | Add Comment
 
Type 2 Dibetes On The Rise
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I knew that diabetes was affecting many more people each year, but I did not realize how quickly it was growing. It appears that diabetes cases have gone up by more than 50% in just the last ten years. This is pretty scary to think about.

Americans have put themselves in a dangerous position during the last ten years. During that time, the number of cases of diabetes has dramatically risen, and cases of Type 2 Diabetes have risen in step with the increased obesity. In that past, no state in the U.S. had more than 20% of its adult population with diabetes. Currently, however, almost every state had rates of obesity over 20% in the adult population. That is a frighteningly fast leap.

Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Do your family members have pre-diabetes?

Your BMI is one of the most critical indicators for managing Type 2 Diabetes. Obesity is defined as having a BMI of greater than 30. Remember, though, that this is only an estimate. For example, a pro basketball player may be 6’3” and may weigh 210 pounds. Even though this is technically overweight according to the standard BMI measurement, the NBA player is not necessarily overweight. Remember, muscle is heavy too! If only more of us had the problem of being overweight because of muscle…
11/13/2009 0 Comments | Add Comment
 
Type 2 Dibetes On The Rise
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I knew that diabetes was affecting many more people each year, but I did not realize how quickly it was growing. It appears that diabetes cases have gone up by more than 50% in just the last ten years. This is pretty scary to think about.

Americans have put themselves in a dangerous position during the last ten years. During that time, the number of cases of diabetes has dramatically risen, and cases of Type 2 Diabetes have risen in step with the increased obesity. In that past, no state in the U.S. had more than 20% of its adult population with diabetes. Currently, however, almost every state had rates of obesity over 20% in the adult population. That is a frighteningly fast leap.

Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Do your family members have pre-diabetes?

Your BMI is one of the most critical indicators for managing Type 2 Diabetes. Obesity is defined as having a BMI of greater than 30. Remember, though, that this is only an estimate. For example, a pro basketball player may be 6’3” and may weigh 210 pounds. Even though this is technically overweight according to the standard BMI measurement, the NBA player is not necessarily overweight. Remember, muscle is heavy too! If only more of us had the problem of being overweight because of muscle…
11/13/2009 0 Comments | Add Comment
 
Knowing the Symptoms of Diabetes: Diagnosing Type 2
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The symptoms of Type 2 diabetes are not nearly as sudden or pronounced as they are for Type 1 Diabetes, but they can be similar in many ways for adults. Often, a person does not know that he or she has Type 2 Diabetes for several months or even years. In many cases, it can be hard to detect unless a blood glucose meter is used. The symptoms of diabetes include the following:

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms in Adults

-Hazy vision
-Increased thirst
-Increased urination
-Lethargy, excessive fatigue
-Arm and leg aches
-Wounds require longer to heal
-Problems with gums
-Men: Impotence
-Potential weight loss
11/09/2009 0 Comments | Add Comment
 
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