When you are diagnosed with diabetes you probably have one question in your mind, "What is the normal blood sugar range?" Keeping your blood glucose levels stabilized in the normal range can be tricky and it is essential to not panic if you notice they are elevated since stress can elevate glucose levels just as easily as a glass of wine can. Before we can look at how you can keep your levels normal we should first see what normal is exactly.
Diabetes is a disease in which above normal levels of glucose circulate in the bloodstream, an unhealthy condition that can, over time, damage the body's organs and circulation system. A major objective for people with diabetes is to manage and control the levels of their blood sugar (in the form of glucose). For the person with diabetes, knowing the levels of sugars in the blood is essential in assessing their state of health and how well their diabetic condition is being controlled, a major task for all diabetics.
Determining the exact cause of Type 2 diabetes is difficult, because the actual cause depends on a number of risk factors. These risk factors are not a guarantee that you will develop Type 2 diabetes, but they do greatly increase your chances. So doctors are reluctant to name one factor as the cause... instead they look to both the potential risks as well as the underlying genetic cause.
Dr. Louis Teichholz, chief of cardiology at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, says that even people with a normal body mass index (BMI), a standard obesity measure, can have surprising levels of visceral fat. Indeed, 45 percent of the women and 60 percent of the men scanned by Dr. Bell and his colleagues had normal BMI scores and excessive levels of internal fat.
What is the future for Diabetes? It has become what is frequently being called "epidemic proportions". But still there is great hope in a number of research breakthroughs that could slow, and even end this epidemic. Before you take any action that is contrary to your doctor's advice, you must discuss any questions concerning these "cutting edge" trends with him.
In conventional medicine, it is generally known among diabetes patients that there is no cure for Type 2 diabetes which is caused by a type body abnormality known as insulin resistance. The doctors often tell the patients that their diabetic condition is harmless as long as the blood sugar level is properly managed with the help of some medications.
Ok guys, it's time to pick up where we left off! We are heading back to the topic of diabetes! Let me just refresh your memory. Based on statistics released this January, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States, roughly 8.3% of the population have diabetes.There is still a whopping 7 million people undiagnosed and 79 million prediabetics in the US.
When you are diagnosed with diabetes you undoubtedly choose to make a variety of changes in your life in order to stay healthy and keep your blood glucose levels normal. Unfortunately there are a variety of factors that can undermine even your best efforts. One of these factors is stress. Stress and diabetes often go hand in hand as you work to maintain normal blood sugar levels;
There has been a wealth of discussion regarding carbohydrates, or carbs, and its importance to our diets over the past few years. There has been conflicting views on the value of carbs in our diets. This article will touch on the basics concerning carbs, and what is generally accepted practice, but your health team knows what is best for you specifically.
It is common knowledge that diabetes is of two types i.e.Type 1 & Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is generally found in children and young adults and can be treated only with Insulin. This article discusses some of the lifestyle issues leading to Type 2 diabetes which is becoming an epidemic in India. Current Trends, in India, are extremely dangerous with projected Diabetes Patients reaching almost 200 million in the next decade.