Day in the life of a diabetic
What is diabetes type one?
Carbohydrates have the most impact on blood sugar compared with protein and fat. In type 1 diabetes, the body can’t get enough or any sugar from what we eat out of our bloodstream and into the rest of our body. This causes the blood sugar levels to rise. Eating more carbohydrates would lead to higher blood sugar levels.
People with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin, the hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels, daily. One major goal of diabetes treatment is maintaining blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible. You could be careful by counting the amount of carbohydrates you eat.
You should choose the foods that are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals and low in saturated fat and sodium. It is good to avoid a lot of concentrated sweets like soda, candy, and pastries.
Processed foods such as frozen or boxed meals, boxed rice or noodle dishes, and canned soups have been change from their original state because of their convenience. These foods are higher in sodium, sugar, and fat, and lower in fiber, vitamins, and minerals than the foods from which they were created.
A diet for diabetic patients aims to do the following:
•Reduce the intake of sugar
•Reduce the intake of salt
•Reducing alcohol intake
•Consuming more whole grains and protein rich food
•Consuming less fat in food
Three proffesionals that could help a diabetic
A nurse educator educates people and helps them take control.After diagnosis, to learn about diabetes and the daily treatment you would go see them. Endocrinologists are specially trained physicians who diagnose diseases related to the glands. The diseases they are trained to treat often affect other parts of the body beyond glands.The glands in a person's body release hormones.
Endocrinologists treat people who suffer from hormonal imbalances, typically from glands in the endocrine system. The overall goal of treatment is to restore the normal balance of hormones found in a patient's body.
A podiatrist,is a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, including, but not limited to sprains and fractures, bunions, heel pain/spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown & fungal toenails, warts, corns and calluses.
An ophthalmologists can detect systemic diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke, and cancer through examination of the eyes. In fact, it is sometimes the ophthalmologist who first discovers that a person has diabetes through changes in the retina.
Stories of people with diabetes
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