A day in the life of a Diabetic
Type 1 diabetes
-In type 1 diabetes the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the sugars and starches into glucose. Insulin is a hormone the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into cells in the body to produce energy.
-In most type 1 cases people inherit the risk factors from their parents or if diabetes runs in the family.
-This disease cannot be cured but needs treatment.
-Can last for years or be lifelong.
Recommendations for a Diabetic Diet
-eat foods full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
-protein is essential for a healthy meal.
-read the labels on food and look at the amount of carbohydrates are in each serving.
How do you monitor and test your Blood Sugar?
-make sure you test your blood glucose several times daily.
-symlin is an injectable drug that treats sudden increase in blood glucose.
-The drug cannot be taken orally, the stomach acid will destroy the hormone.
ways to test blood glucose:
-inhaled using a inhaler
-insulin reservoir, using a catheter
Recommendations for Exercise and Lifestyle:
-Exercise at least 150 minutes minutes (2 hours 30 minutes) a week.
-Fast walking/Power walking.
-Test blood sugar at least 30 minutes before and after exercising.
-Make sure you talk to your doctor before jumping into any fitness program.