By Michael Bryer-Ash
Even if you re a newly clinically determined sufferer, or a pal or relative of somebody pain with diabetes, this e-book bargains aid. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Diabetes presents authoritative, sensible solutions to universal questions on this situation to aid sufferers and households in achieving a better knowing of all points of facing diabetes together with treatments, resources of help, and masses extra. This booklet is a useful source for somebody dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this disorder.
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Weight and coexisting conditions like high cholesterol and high blood pressure are important in determining an appropriate meal plan. Most people with type 2 diabetes need to treat all of these conditions. Sugars and starches are primarily responsible for high blood sugar after a meal. These include fruit, juice, milk, soda, desserts, beans, peas, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and corn. A moderate restriction of these types of carbohydrates will help control after-meal blood sugar. However, restricting these foods too much may also be harmful, so it is important to seek professional guidance when choosing an appropriate carbohydrate amount.
Is there anything I can do to reduce my children’s risk of getting diabetes? QXP 10/1/09 1 0 0 9:08 AM Page 22 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T D I A B E T E S for releasing insulin, or responding to insulin. Overall, the effect of most of these items is quite mild, and they may influence the blood sugar by a few points. However, occasional individuals have a fairly dramatic response. In addition, there is a known association between low levels of vitamin D and diabetes. It is possible that this may not result from the lack of vitamin D itself, but from other factors somehow related to low vitamin D levels.
Different diagnostic procedures are used for pregnant women, most of whom should be screened for the presence of diabetes of pregnancy (“gestational diabetes”) during the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy or earlier if they are at high risk or had diabetes in a previous pregnancy. This involves an initial 1-hour screening test for which fasting is not required. If the screening test is positive, it is followed by a more detailed 3-hour test for which prior fasting is necessary. QXP 10/7/09 10:52 AM Page 28 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T D I A B E T E S 23.
100 Questions & Answers About Diabetes (100 Questions & Answers Series) by Michael Bryer-Ash