Type 2 Diabetes

Condections that affects the way blood sugar processes

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

  • Diabetes that happens mostly seen in adults

  • Your body does not use the insulin properly

  • Affects the way your body process your blood/glucose sugar level

  • Happens due to people eating too much fat leads to obesity

Symptoms when you have Type 2 Diabetes

Symptoms include;

Increased thirst,

Frequent urination,

Hunger, fatigue

Blurred vision.

Foot Swelling

Diabetic Diet

Diabetics should gain a healthy routine with their eating, because the blood sugar is mostly effected by what you eat! You should stay away from foods that carries carbohydrate such as: grains, bread, pasta, sweets and etc. We are not saying you cant eat these items, you just can't have to much because it will raise your blood level. You should eat more foods with protein such as: eggs, yogurt, nuts and seeds. These food items help you managed your blood level and live a healthy food choice

Blood/Glucose Monitoring

Glucose monitoring helps people with diabetes manage the disease and avoid blood levels problems. A person can use the results of glucose monitoring to make decisions about food, physical activity, and medications. The most common way to check glucose levels involves pricking a fingertip with an automatic lancing device to obtain a blood sample and then using a glucose meter to measure the blood sample's glucose level. The glucose monitoring uses a tiny sensor inserted under the skin to check glucose levels in tissue fluid. The sensor stays in place for several days to a week and then must be replaced. A transmitter sends information about glucose levels. Diabetics has to adjust to this being their new lifestyle to maintain a healthy and long lasting last

Stay Active and Fit

  • Being physically active is a major component when you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Exercising can reduce the glucose in your blood and the muscles can use glucose without the insulin. Stating that it doesn’t matter if you’re insulin resistant or if you don’t have enough insulin: when you exercise, your muscles get the glucose they need. Exercise can also help people with type 2 diabetes avoid long-term complications, especially heart problems

  • The three main exercise needed are; aerobic, strength training and flexibility work

  • Aerobic exercises include running, walking, biking, hiking and etc you should try to do these
  • Strength Training are; squats, sit-ups, push-ups and crunches etc
  • Flexibility exercise are: yoga and pilates

APA Format

Patient information: Self-blood glucose monitoring in diabetes mellitus (Beyond the Basics). (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.uptodate.com/contents/self-blood-glucose-monitoring-in-diabetes-mellitus-beyond-the-basics

Fitness. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/fitness/

What is an Endocrinologist? (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.hormone.org/contact-a-health-professional/what-is-an-endocrinologist

What is a Podiatrist? (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.maxfootcare.com/our-services/what-is-a-podiatrist/