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Is Cucumber Good For Diabetes
Be very careful: I have not persoanlly recommended it but I have patients who have decided to take it themselves. There are some published papers from india, but these are of low quality. Diabecon has not gone through fda monitoring, and could be dangerous or contaminated. Some 'natural' products have been found to cause serious injury: (http://online. Liebertpub. Com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.1998.4.1-9. ...Read more
Yes: Most studies r done on cinnamon cassia-the most common form in the market. A systematic review of studies have shown some decreases in fasting blood sugar & response to oral glucose tolerance tests. One showed reduction in FBS of 18-29%. No definite conclusions for therapy but it does have anti-hyperglycemic properties. 1, 000mg = 1/2 tsp powdered cinnamon per day is effective or "aqueous" extract. ...Read more
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
The same: As anyone else -- eating less and exercising more. You have to burn off 3, 500 calories to lose a pound. Try cutting out 250 calories a day to lost a pound every two weeks. It's not how fast your lose, but you need to learn to eat properly to not only lose the weight but keep it off the rest of your life. Good luck. ...Read more
Diabetic Education: Most hospitals offer courses in diabetic education, not just for the patient, but for caregivers. They are usually in the evenings and they are usually free. Check with your local hospital. ...Read more
High antioxidant: A recent study shows daily consumtion of berries decreases the incidence of strokes 33%- blueberry, strawberry, black berry & raspberry etc. High in vit c & antioxidants. ...Read more
.How long have you had type 2 diabetes and how much weight have you gained?
There are many good exercises and if there is a facility close to you, take a look and decide whether that is a good place for you to work out.
Your diet may also need attention. Go to "NuVal" on the web and find out a lot of information about which foods are good, not too bad, and no good for you. ...Read more
You can't: You can't make an accurate diagnosis on your own. ...Read more
Gout and dm diet: ADA 1800cal /day. No sugar. No bread. No muffins. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat nonstarch veggies and hi pulp fruits. Whole grains and nuts are excellent. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read more
Gout dm diet: Optimal features - take in tart cherry juice +tart cherries, 10/day. Add Lemon extract 2 tblspns/day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz/day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat only of pulpy fruit and non starch veggies. No bread. Drink 3 L /day. ...Read more
Talk w your doctor.: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
Yes, diet/toxins, yes:
Yes, ginger improves Insulin sensitvity & lowers chol. & inflammation so is very good for diabetics- see http://bit. Ly/15zcnkz.
Many other herbs & supps also help diabetes- see http://bit. Ly/1fuhuyp
diabetes is increasing due to increased sugars/high fructose corn syrup in our diets, decreased activity & environmental toxins-see http://drhyman. Com/downloads/diabetes-and-toxins. Pdf
see my comment. ...Read more
What is a good homeremdey for someone who has diabetes to make them go to the bathroom real good?
My A1c test was 5.9 if I continue to eat as I please is there a good chance I won't get diabetes? I am 52 years old. If not how long b4 I get it?
You decide: Like all living things, cucumber seeds contain a huge number of substances some of which do things to cells in tissue cultures and so forth. And like everything else it has some vitamins and minerals in it. I would caution you against using this or any other supplement for a specific purpose, especially if you are actually sick. It's your money. ...Read more
It is a sulfonylurea:
They causes weight gain, hypoglycemia, prevents coronart arteries from dilating when one has ananginal episode, is asociated with increased risk of dying 1 year after starting them, and destroy beta-cells
there are 8-9 other non-insulin drugs for diabetes without these risks
we don't use it-take patients off it ...Read more
A good insulin pump: If you and your doctor decide to use an Insulin pump, the omnipod is a popular choice. However, do not make this decision lightly. The pump only infuses insulin; you still have to check glucose--a lot! If the pump malfunctions, the Insulin stops and you may not know. You may not get better control from when youwere using conventional insulin. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...Read more
A waste of: Money. Try eating the correct amount of healthy and less expensive food instead. ...Read more
Here are some things you can do for type 2 diabetes:
1. Weight loss (if overweight)
2. Low carbohydrate diet
3. Aerobic exercise (250 min/week)
4. Less sitting & more standing
6. Januvia or other dpp4 inhibitors
8. Victoza (liraglutide) or other glp-1 injectables
9. Glipizide or other sulfonureas
10. Insulin injections
11. Bariatric surgery (roux-en-y and others). ...Read more
Diet and exercise: I treat the feet of many diabetic patients and encourage them to watch their diet and to exercise. That's how to lose weight. Cut down on foods that can raise your blood sugar such as candy, soda, chips, cookies, breads. Don't eat until you are stuffed, eat less at mealtimes. Snack on fruit or nuts or yogurt. Exercise at least 20 minutes a day 3-4 times a week. Get your blood sugar checked. ...Read more
Possibly: Ginger may have benefit in type 2 diabetes. Some research suggests it can increase Insulin sensitivity, and improve lipid profile and inflammation markers like c-reactive protein and pge2, in type 2 diabetes. In this way, it may improve complications of this condition. Http://tinyurl. Com/md5ur3u. ...Read more