Monday, February 27, 2012

Having Diabetes can be cool!

Having something to worry about is so not cool- especially when that something is as serious as diabetes. Every time you eat, you’ll be concerned if food contains more sugar than what you need. When you go out, you make sure your activities (or inactivity) wouldn’t trigger a need for an insulin. And at times, you may have to worry about where to put your medications. All these are not cool. But what you should know is that you can put your mind at ease with diabetes cases which conveniently bring all your supplies and protect them from possible damage during travel. Now, that’s cool!

Many insulin shops like Diabetic Care Services and Pharmacy offer wide variety of choices on where to put your diabetes needs. They have easy compact cases which carry the most important stuff. They also have large bags which hold all your equipment if you’re out from home for a long time. And you know what’s cooler? These cases are disguised in nice designs so it wouldn’t look like your bringing some medical equipment on your travel.

One shop whose goal is to give kids the feeling of being kids and let adults have fun while carrying those diabetes needs is Pump Wear Inc. All of their products are created for comfort, freedom, flexibility, and fun for all age with diabetes. The company has expanded their line of insulin pump clothing from pump shirts, pump bands, t-shirts, pj’s, and other clothing that will make you feel good. In fact, you can even have it personalized with your own picture.  

Monday, February 20, 2012

Manage Diabetes through healthy diet

Diabetes has been a long problem for a number of people around the world. Remember: it has no cure but it can be treated. Avoiding food with too much sugar is a common no-no for people with this lifetime disease. Once a person is diagnosed with diabetes pastries and sweets are deprived.

The good news is you can still enjoy your meals while at the same time manage your diabetes through proper diet.

Foods with high-fiber content are highly recommended as it can help manage the levels of sugar in our body. Plus, risks of heart related disease can also be prevented. Foods with carbohydrates that have high content of fiber are also encouraged such as fruits, whole grains, cereals and legumes. However, patients must monitor their carbohydrate intake because too much is not good. It is advised that carbohydrate must be included in each meal every day.

Examples of high-fiber foods are mashed cauliflower, winter squash, sweet potatoes, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta and bread and bran raisin.

Too much protein is not good for diabetics as it may trigger insulin resistance. Combination of carbohydrates, fats and protein is vital to achieving a balanced diet.

As for dairy products, nonfat or low fat must be taken by a diabetic instead of whole-milk products.

Little amount of foods with sugar content are not prohibited to diabetic people. They can still savor pastries and desserts as long as there is strict control with a combination of daily physical exercise.

Most of all, the golden rule is thou shall not skip meals. Whether you’re diabetic or not, regular meals are very essential to all people as every food intake gives you energy for daily living.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Children are diagnosed with diabetes too!

The number of incidences on diabetes has increased. Most of our parents or grandparents have suffered the complications of diabetes. But throughout the world, diabetes is a feared disease which also grows amongst children. Most little kids suffer from type 1 diabetes. In fact, 90% of those young people who have diabetes have type 1.

The type 1 diabetes is caused by the pancreas’ inability to produce insulin. It is a condition in the immune system where it attacks one of the body’s organs or tissues. The causes of diabetes in children are still not determined even in adults. Other specialists presume it as a combination of genes and is triggered in the environment.

In America, children and adults who are affected by type 2 diabetes is beginning to rise. The cause for this type of diabetes is mostly from a bad diet from a very young age along with a stressful lifestyle without doing any exercise.

Diabetes in both children and adults has the same symptoms. For over a few weeks, people who manifest this sickness experience thirst, frequent urination, weariness, and loss of weight. Typically, in children, they may experience behavioural problems, headaches, and pains in the tummy.

At the early signs of diabetes, children should be brought to diabetes specialist. One certain method for treating type 1 diabetic is insulin treatment. The treatment varies from different children. An insulin regimen is made to suit to the requirements of the individual and their habits. Insulin is administered in the day and lower levels during night time.