Living with Type 1 Diabetes
About Diabetes, Diet, Life style choices, and more!
About Type 1 Diabetes...
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when there is too much sugar/glucose in your blood.Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. This version of diabetes is when the body is unable to produce insulin. There are circumstances where it produces scarce Insulin but not much. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells. Since insulin lets glucose into the cells, it is very vital to the human body. The body breaks down the sugars and starches you eat into a simple sugar called glucose, which it uses for energy. Although maintaining a healthy life with diabetes can be stressful, you can still live a normal and successful life. Click on the video below for more information.
What Can I Eat?
Diet is very important when it comes to living with diabetes. When it comes to eating you must be vigilant, but you don't have to deprive yourself from the foods you love most. The key is that everything should be eaten in moderation. As a diabetic there are a few things that aren't good for the body; for instance too many carbohydrates. Carbohydrates have a big impact on your blood sugar levels—more so than fats and proteins. Everyone knows that carbs are composed of sugar and starches, which can be risky for a diabetic. "The goal ... is to take in enough carbohydrates to nourish ourselves, but never so much that it causes high blood sugars," says Linda Sartor, a diabetes nutrition specialist at the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. As Sartor says, eat enough to keep you healthy but don't abuse the consumption of them. In other words eat in moderation. Foods you should focus on are: high-fiber, slow-release carbs. Make sure to be smart about what types of carbs you eat.
Delicious Healthy Food Ideas!
Spanish Omelet / Tortilla española This tasty dish provides a healthy array of vegetables and can be used for breakfast, brunch, or any meal! Serve with fresh fruit salad and a whole grain dinner roll.
This light version of the traditional Reuben sandwich contains reduced-fat Swiss cheese and lower-sodium deli roast beef. Lose the top slice of bread to make it a low-carb lunch.
Tangy balsamic sauce is the perfect accompaniment to herb-rubbed steaks. Ready in no time, this diabetic dinner is simply delicious.
Follow these links for more delicious recipes!
Dietary habits are one of the most important pieces of the diabetes puzzle. Understanding how different foods affect your blood glucose will be very essential to your daily routine. For those who do not know how foods affect your blood glucose follow the link below for a better understanding. It is also my recommendation that you develop solid meal plans. This will help you get on track and also ensure that you make healthier choices. Follow the second link to sign up for free recipes and meal plans!
High Blood Sugar
Lets say you eat too much, or don't get enough exercise or perhaps you don't have enough insulin in your body. The result of this would be Hyperglycemia, which is just a medical term for high blood sugar. Some symptoms include, increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, stomach pain, and very dry mouth. If your blood sugar is over 240, it is too high. Having too much sugar in your bloodstream is never good therefore you must take care of it right away. When this occurs, Insulin medication will be the fastest way to bring down the glucose levels. If you need more help on how to inject click the link below for detailed steps on how to do so. Apart from that, taking part in physical activity will also bring levels down rapidly. Exercise results in an increased sensitivity to insulin. It forces your muscle cells to take up more glucose, leaving less of it in your bloodstream.
Low Blood Sugar
Exercise and Controlling Diabetes.
Professionals that can Help!
A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in prediabetes,diabetes prevention, and management. The CDE educates and supports people affected by diabetes to understand and manage the condition. They can help diabetics learn how to manage diabetes and educate them on how to go about things.
Clinical research is a branch of healthcare science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use.They can help diabetics by ensuring that they intake effective medicines like insulin, and their injection syringes are created to their best ability and well developed
Words of Hope
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2) When Your Blood Sugar Is Too High or Too Low. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/blood-sugar-levels?page=2
3) When Your Blood Sugar Is Too High or Too Low. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/blood-sugar-levels?page=2
4) When Your Blood Sugar Is Too High or Too Low. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/blood-sugar-levels?page=2