Type 1 diabetes

A day in the life of a diabetic

General Background On the Biology of the Diesease.

Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both.

-NA (2009) What Is Diabetes? What Causes Diabetes? MNT. Retrieved From: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/info/diabetes/

Type 1 Diabetes

Basic Recommendation for a Diabetic's Diet.

Eating right is vital if you’re trying to prevent or control diabetes. While exercise is also important, what you eat has the biggest impact when it comes to weight loss. But what does eating right for diabetes mean? You may be surprised to hear that your nutritional needs are virtually the same everyone else: no special foods or complicated diets are necessary. A diabetes diet is simply a healthy eating plan that is high in nutrients, low in fat, and moderate in calories. It is a healthy diet for anyone! The only difference is that you need to pay more attention to some of your food choices—most notably the carbohydrates you eat.

-Maya W. Paul and Melinda Smith, M.A. (2013, August) Diabetes Diet & Food Tips. HelpGuide. Retrieved From: http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_diet_diabetes.htm

The Role of Monitoring and Adjusting your Blood Sugar.

Monitoring- Because you cannot cure diabetes you must treat it and with all treatments you must monitore yourself. Using a handle held glucose meter to check sugar levels daily will help you stay ontop of your condition. Monitoring it daily will also prevent serious problems for the future.

Adjusting- Adjustments may be as simple as eating a candy bar or taking insulin. Major spikes in blood glucose may mean hospitalization.

-David K McCulloch, MD (2012, July) Patient information: Self-blood glucose monitoring in diabetes mellitus (Beyond the Basics). UpToDate. Retrieved From: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/self-blood-glucose-monitoring-in-diabetes-mellitus-beyond-the-basics

Recommendation for Exercise and Lifestyle.

How staying fit relates to keeping diabetes in control:

> Being extra active can keep you in control. The best exercises to do are aerobic or/and strength training. Everyone has their lazy days, having diabetes doesnt mean that you cant have a lazy day because it will affect your health. This simply means that you cant neglect your body's need for being active as much as others.

What can a physically active lifestyle do for me?

  • lower your blood glucose and your blood pressure
  • lower your bad cholesterol and raise your good cholesterol
  • improve your body's ability to use insulin
  • keep your heart and bones strong
  • keep your joints flexible
  • lower your risk of falling
  • help you lose weight
  • reduce your body fat
  • give you more energy
  • reduce your stress levels

-NA (2013, Sept) What I need to know about Physical Activity and Diabetes. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC). Retrieved From: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/physical_ez/

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