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I'm extremely addicted to salts, sugars, fats. Have been since I was young. I've tried to diet but can't stick with it. How do I stick with a diet?
It's tough!: Completely understand. Get help and support from others. If you are obese, consult your doctor and consider a health coach, someone who can monitor your habits, what is in your kitchen, how you are eating. Basically keep only fresh veggies, fruits, whole wheat pasta, etc. In your house. Use only olive oil to cook with. Remove all bad foods. Avoid animal fat. Use apps like myfitnesspal and pacer. ...Read more
I have blood sugar level 140 in fasting. My age is 29 and seems I got caught at a very young age in diabetis. Plz give me some helpful tips.
Many: Check your sugars, eat well and avoid sweets and treats. Exercise regularly. Check your feet every day for cuts and problems, have an md checkup for your eyes yearly. If your sugars go over 150 regularly and you don't know why, see your doctor. Be faithful with your meds. Good look for a long and healthy life! ...Read more
Is there sugar in those really sweet toothpastes made for children? Our young son seems to like the taste of those fruity kids toothpastes far more than ones that taste like mint, but I'm worried that they are not as good for the teeth as "real" toothpast
Watch for ADA sign: Make sure the tooth past has ada (american dental association)seal of approval. ...Read more
What can cause mixed enuresis, day/night, in young women who are not diabetic? Not improving with reduction in sugar, salt, caffeine or fluid intake.
Diet properly: Educating yourself to the proper diet and exercise regimen is the best way to control your blood sugar (diabetes). Carbohydrates and concentrated sweets should be avoided if diabetic. Getting to know your body, the signs and symptoms of high and low sugars, and being compliant with your docotrs advice/rx's/testing and visits will help you stay well. God bless. ...Read more
Try low glycemic: As a rule you want to eat many fruits and vegetables a day, with natural sugars. What you want to avoid is processed sugars in soda, candy, and many snack foods in boxes. Avoid Corn Syrup. I like the 90/10 rule that nutritionists use, goal 90% of diet healthy, and live a little, don't worry about the other 10%. ...Read more
Insulin: High simple sugars in the diet raises your insulin abruptly which causes the deposition of the sugar as fat, in the liver, in the muscles and in areas such as the stomach, thighs. To avoid this, a diet high in fiber and low in processed foods and simple sugars is best. Best of health to you. ...Read more
Nobody does!: "Sugar high" is an urban myth and I don't get them either. Nobody does, really. Research definitely shows that eating sugar, the amount of sugar in the blood, and rapidly rising sugar levels have no effect on mental status, activity level, or feeling high. Any such effects are psychological, or by moms who mistakenly believe that's why their kids act hyper from time to time. So you're normal. ...Read more
Watch carbohydrates: Your body turns carbohydrates you eat into sugar that goes into your blood. If you eat less carbohydrates you'll make less sugar. More importantly, though, is the type of carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates like sugars, white bread, cake, candy, juice, and sugary soda pop all make your blood sugar go up, and very quickly. Complex carbohydrates like beans, lentils, and green vegetables do it less. ...Read more
See doc/nutritionist: The body has an incredible ability to regulate sugar, but once this ability is diseased as in diabetes, you will have to work extra-hard to help. Healthy, balanced/diabetic diet (diabetes. Org or see a diabetic educator), exercise regularly, keep ideal body wt/wt loss, and of course see your doc for assessment/treatment. Follow your doc's recommendation & I am sure u will do well. Good luck. ...Read more
R/O DIABETES: Diabetes is a very common condition. The first step is to have an exam&Labs. Especially HBA1C. If the initial workup is inconclusive, Rarely a GGT test is needed. Other labs are done to determine Type1 VS Type2. And an appropriate treatment regimen will be started. Follow up is essential every 3 mtgs with monitoring of HBA1C and URINE MICROALBUMIN. ...Read more
The human body tries to keep glucose (sugar) levels in the blood stream fairly steady. There is a complex interaction between several hormones (esp Insulin and glucagon) that either stores excess glucose or makes the liver release stored glucose.
Some people have low glucose because they run out of stores or have excess insulin. Others have high glucose due to insufficient Insulin (diabetes). ...Read more
Diabetes is bad!:
Too much sugar in the blood is a sign of diabetes. In diabetes, the extra glucose or sugar, in the blood can cause lots of organs to not function properly over time, most importantly the heart and blood vessels, nerves, kidneys, and eyes.
This needs to be diagnosed quickly and treated aggressively for prevention of damage to these organs! ...Read more
Eat all else: Eat healthy food such as fruits and vegetables. They contain complex carbohydrates that are broken down to sugars slowly. They are less likely to cause a high rise in insulin, and less likely to cause obesity and make you feel fuller because of the benefit of fiber. Good health to you ...Read more
Yes: Depending on the timing this could be very high (if you have not taken any calories in for a while) or moderately elevated (right after a big meal.) in either case that reading is high enough to discuss with your doctor and have further testing. ...Read more
Good luck!: Once damage to nerves from diabetes is complete, not likely to have improvement, so need to get sugar under tight control asap to minimize damage. Then prescription meds (levitra, viagra, (sildenafil) cialis) 'might' be an option. If they do not help/can't be used, then urology consult can provide other options. See your dr or endocrinologist (/diabetologist) soon. ...Read more