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Cherries Bad For Diabetes
Diabetes And Coffee:
Coffee is good for prevention of diabetes.In a study it was found if you drink more than6/7cups regular or decaf coffee daily you have 35% less chance of developig diabetes as compared to those who drink less than2cups a day. Those who drink4to6cups of coffee a day reduce their risk by28%.It may be due to antioxidant effect and mineral like magnesium&chromium, which helps body use insulin.
Not caff. ...Read more
Absolutely DM is ↑ed: Blood glucose, by definition. Honey is concentrated sugar & compounds the problem the individual has with elevated blood sugar. Healthy foods, especially for those with Diabetes, are HFLC; look up on Google. A major driver of Diabetes Mellitus is the low fat diet, HCLF, which drives insulin output ↑ with carbs converted by the liver into triglyceride fats for storage. Study: http://goo. Gl/uDGIwD. ...Read more
I have pre diabetes. I've been eating really bad and I'm scared it may be too late. What should I eat?? How long before someone actually gets diabetes?
Gain control: Hi. Lifestyle (an unhealthy one) is what has caused the epidemic in obesity and type 2 diabetes. It's never too late to take control and live healthily, although it can become too late to reverse prediabetes or diabetes. Do: whole grain, nuts, legumes, fruits, veggies, nonfat dairy, canola & olive oil, lean meats. Don't: fast food, white flour, white rice, high fructose corn syrup, sat. Fat, etc. ...Read more
Diagnosis: There is no such thing as random bad result when it comes to diagnosing diabetes. You can't diagnose diabetes by just one test. Per guideline, you need at least two tests consistent with diabetes before the diagnosis can be made. There is always a chance for lab error so if you are worried, get the test or tests repeated. ...Read more
GoodAnyone? Marketing: Marketing of magic potions, snake oil continues & exempted from any requirement to prove by dshea act of 1994. Buyer beware applies, as always! Reality is complex, too good to be true is just that. Study dm, physiology yourself. The net makes it easier, but watch out for all the con game marketing. Adding nih to any search phrase ↓es bad info. Study: dietdoctor, nusi. Org. Lustig, ralph defronzo. ...Read more
What happens if diabetes is left untreated? How many years of not treating it will bad things happen?
Complication of this condition as follows
1 kdney failure leading to dialysis
2 cadiovascular disease and stroke
3peripheral vascular disease and amputations
4eyes retinitis leading to blindness
5 acute diabetic ketoacidosis requiring hospitalisations
6nerve damage, neuropathy
7susceptibility to infe
how long it takes depends on severity and other risk factors like highpertension, smoking, high cho. ...Read more
I'm worried about getting diabetes, I usually eat decently but lately have eaten bad, I still have chocolate and chips to eat, I don't want to waste?
Unlikely to get diabetes but you should see a doctor who will help you control your blood sugar if needed.
Eating "bad" is not a good idea!
PS: I grew up in Sydney and had a good time before I left for America after graduation in Sydney. Have been back a few times and enjoying life! ...Read more
Issitting down a lot bad if you exercise? I heard that being sedentary greatly increases risks for h.D and diabetes regardless of weight. I'm a student
Yes diabetes can directly effect your nervous system to cause trembles. Also diabetics can have attacks of low blood sugar which result in trembles, food and sugar craving, weakness, lightheadedness and even coma.
If you have diabetes you should be carefully followed by your doctor to control this disease as well as possible. ...Read more
What kind of fruits best for diabetic person? They said fruits are bad when u have diabetes. Is it true?
No: Fresh fruit can be very good for you as a diabetic. You just want to watch what type of furit you are eating. Avoid any dried fruits as they are usually higher in carbs. Eat fruits lower on the glcemic index such as berries, cherries, apples, but avoid fruits higher on the glycemic index such as ripe bananas, watermelon, or mangoes. I hope this helps! ...Read more
I did a boold test and my hemoglobin ac1 is at 5.6 is that bad and how fast can it get to 5.7 pre diabetes?
5.6 is "normal": An a1c of 5.6 is considered normal. This test measures the "sugar coating" of your red blood cells. A value of 7.0 or higher means the average sugars are >140 and can cause damage to nerves, blood vessels, kidneys, etc. To keep the a1c down, focus on diet and exercise. Regular resistance exercise (weights, resistance bands, etc) have been shown to decrease sugars quite a bit! ...Read more
Why do more & more folks have diabetes today? Is it the bad genes we have or food we consume? This a global problem. Thank you, docs.
Obesity: Obesity. People are eating more and exercising less. As a result they are getting obese which causes diabetes. Yes it's becoming a growing world problem. * as the world becomes more civilized it seems to become more sedative which is horrible for diabetes and your overall health. Be aware of this and exercise daily. **. ...Read more
How can a bad case of diabetes insipidus treated x 2 years with ddap slowly resolve with no further need for ddap anymore? It happened. How? Why?
1. If real, but due to pressure on pituitary/hypothalamus, and pressure relieved, it could resolve.
2. More likely it was a misdiagnosis. ...Read more
How much could a person (diabetes type2)live on insulin? Will a patient reach to a point where either insulin or diabetes will affect him badly? Plz
Variable.: First off, we presume it to be much better medically to control the blood sugar in the long term than to forgo treatment because of concern as to side effects of insulin or oral anti-diabetic agents. Second, we know that risks of diabetes increase over time during which blood sugar is left uncontrolled, so controlling the blood sugar diligently over the long term is the rule for longevity. ...Read more
Normal: By definition, it's normal. However, most obs will reassess your risk factors and determine if repeat testing, diet modification, or finger-stick testing is helpful. Some patients develop gestational diabetes later in their pregnancy and this factors into your doc's decision process. Follow a reasonable diet & exercise program to help deter gdm or ask your OB the best course of action. Good luck. ...Read more
Eat something!: A blood sugar below 60 is too low. This may be due to a drug program that is too strong or missing a meal. Patients on Insulin are more at risk for low sugar (hypoglycemia). Older patients may experience hypoglycemia from a drug called glyburide. You should have a rapid acting sugar product for emergencies. Check at your pharmacy for instant glucose in a tube which can be squirted in your mouth. ...Read more
Yes..: As long as calories per serving < 15 cal. ...Read more
Gestational diabete.: Talk to your doctor and monitor your blood sugars. ...Read more
Yes, you can.: It's possible for diabetic women to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies - but it does require careful attention. Perhaps you are having second thoughts about this pregnancy for other reasons. It is very important to be clear about this. Talk with your doctor asap to help you sort this out. For specific information regarding second trimester abortions, call your doctor or planned parenthood. ...Read more
Prediabetes.: An A1C of 5.8% is prediabetic but not high in the range. Medications are not necessary for prediabetes, only lifestyle measures such as high fiber diet with complex carbohydrates, smaller more frequent meals, leaner proteins, regular aerobic exercise and weight training and weight reduction if necessary. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium can help as well. ...Read more