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Treating Hypoglycemia Without Diabetes

Most of the time when we talk about blood glucose, we focus on making sure that it’s not too high. But it’s also possible for it to be too low—and low blood sugar is called hypoglycemia. Although it’s uncommon in type 2 diabetes especially for people who aren’t on insulin, it’s still important to understand the basics.

In general any reading under 70 is considered to be in the hypoglycemic range. Numbers below 60 are considered severe, and readings in the 30s can be extremely dangerous.

Common symptoms of low blood sugar include a feeling of falling, dizziness, rapid heart rate or confusion. Your hands might shake and you might feel sweaty around your face. And while these symptoms don’t feel great, they serve a purpose: your body is warning you of danger.

It’s useful to know that these symptoms are not caused by the low blood sugar itself, but by your body’s response to it.

This is important because your blood glucose may return to a safe range before your symptoms go away. This means you should not keep treating your low until you feel better, but rather treat it until your glucose returns to a safe range. So what causes low blood sugar in the first place?

Hypoglycemia is most common in people with diabetes who use insulin, but can also occur when people take medications known as sulfonylureas.

Taking too much insulin is a common cause of lows, and if you’re on insulin or a sulfonylurea, eating less or being more active than usual can cause your medications to lower your blood glucose too much.

We have a list of common medications that can cause lows on our website—be sure to ask your physician if one of your medications can cause you to go low.

Treating a low is actually pretty easy. If your blood glucose is too low you need to eat or drink something that contains fast-acting carbohydrates. It doesn’t take much. 15 grams of glucose should raise your blood sugar by ~ 30-40 points. A small glass of juice, half a soda, or a few hard candies should do the job.

You can also buy glucose tablets or liquids that work very well to raise blood glucose quickly. The amount of sugar you eat when you are low is important as you don’t want to eat too much sugar and have your blood glucose rebound and go too high. As soon as you feel a low you should check your blood sugar so that you know what your number is. If it is low, then drink or eat the sugar.

After 15 minutes test again. It should now be above the low end of your blood glucose target range—for most people, that’s above 70 but be sure to ask your doctor what’s right for you. If it’s not there yet, you need to eat another 15 grams of glucose and contact your doctor.

If you take one of the medications that have a risk of low blood glucose, you should always have something with you like hard candies or glucose tablets that can treat a low.


Diabetes Pain In Foot

Diabetes Pain In Foot. It is estimated that 25% of all diabetics will develop a foot ulcer at some time in their lives. Proper foot care is critical in preventing ulcerations.

Diabetes can affect the circulation to your feet, impairing the amount of blood flow to your toes. It can also affect the nerves to your feet. It will make them numb eventually.

Diabetes can affect the structure of your feet. It can cause deformities of the toes and in the arch. Your skin is also different. It can make your skin more thin, more dry, and more prone to infection. Proper foot hygiene is critical. Proper shoe gear is very important in the protection of your foot.

What to do at home. Look at your feet every morning when you wake up and before you go to bed every night. People ask what to look for. Look for anything that’s not normal. Get to know your feet. If you see a red spot, a sore, a blister, anything that is out of the ordinary, call your doctor immediately.

This can be the sign of something serious occurring. Wash your feet. Warm soapy water. Dry very well between your toes. Moisturize your feet, any type of moisturizer on the bottoms of your feet. Nothing between the toes.

Keep between your toes clean and dry. By keeping your toes clean and dry between your toes and the skin moisturized, you will reduce your risk of bacterial and fungal infections. It makes the skin a better barrier.

Check your shoes. Your shoes should fit properly. Discard shoes if they are excessively worn. If you have a deformity, make sure your shoes have an adequate width and depth in the toe box. If you have a deformity and are diabetic, you may qualify to get shoes through your insurance company.

Shoes are critical to prevention. Socks are also important. Worn socks should be discarded. Diabetic socks are great in that they have no seams, and the elasticity is not too tight. Change your socks regularly. Wash your socks.

Proper control of your diabetes is also key in slowing down and helping prevent some of the complications from diabetes. Diabetes is a slow process. It takes years for some of these conditions to occur.

Proper care now can prevent ulcerations and later amputations. Don’t smoke. Smoking and diabetes are destructive to the feet. It affects the circulation so bad that you may not ever recover.

Exercise is critical. Exercise not only will decrease your blood sugar, but it improves blood flow to your feet. This may help keep the blood flowing to your toes and nourish the nerves to your feet..


Best Sugar Free Sweetener For Diabetics | 4 Natural Sweeteners That Are Super Healthy

Best Sugar Free Sweetener For Diabetics : Quitting refined sugar can be tough. Luckily there are quite a few sweeteners found in nature that are actually quite good for health. This video looks at four of the healthiest.

Stevia.

Stevia is a very popular low calorie sweetener. It’s extracted from the leaves of the South American Stevia plant. There are several sweet compounds found in Stevia leaves, the main ones are Stevioside and Rebaudioside A. Both are many hundred times sweeter than sugar, gram for gram, but have virtually no calories. Some studies in humans have shown Stevia have health benefits. When blood pressure is high, Stevia can lower it by six to fourteen percent.

However, it has no effect on blood pressure that is normal or only mildly elevated. Stevia has also been known to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics, at least short term.

Erythritol.

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol found naturally in certain fruits. And it’s also used as a low calorie sweetener. Sugar alcohols are like hybrids of carbohydrate and alcohol molecules, except they don’t contain the ethanol that makes you drunk. Erythritol contains calories per gram, or about six percent of the calories as sugar, with 70 percent of the sweetness.

It doesn’t spike blood sugar or insulin levels and has no effect on biomarkers like cholesterol or triglycerides. Erythritol tastes very much like sugar although it can have a mild aftertaste. And while studies show it is perfectly safe it can cause digestive stress if you eat too much at one time.

Xylitol.

Xylitol is also sugar alcohol with a sweetness similar to sugar. It contains calories per gram, or about 2/3 of the caloric value of sugar. Studies have shown it has some benefits for dental health, and may also improve bone density, helping to prevent osteoporosis. It doesn’t raise blood sugar or insulin levels either. But as with other sugar alcohols, it can cause digestive stress at high doses. Oh, and it’s highly toxic to dogs. So you may want to keep Xylitol out of the house if you have a dog… that you like.

Yacon Syrup.

Yacon Syrup is harvested from the Yacon plant, which grows natively in the Andes of South America. This sweetener has recently become popular as a weight loss supplement because one study found it caused serious weight loss in overweight women.

While it’s promising, one study on its own doesn’t really count for much. But what makes Yacon Syrup stand out is the high fructooligosaccharide content, which function as soluble fibers that feed the good bacteria in the gut. It can help against constipation and has various benefits due to the high amount of soluble fiber. Don’t eat too much at a time though, as it may cause digestive problems.

There are several other popular sweeteners that health conscious people often eat instead of sugar. Things like coconut sugar, molasses, honey and maple syrup. In reality, they really aren’t much different from regular sugar. So if you are heavily overweight or insulin resistant, large amounts of the these sugars is still not going to be good for you. That’s not to say they are unhealthy for everyone though.

In a context of a healthy real food based diet, small amounts of these sugars will not cause harm.

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World Zoonosis Day

Hari Zoonosis Dunia (World Zoonosis Day) diperingati  pada tanggal 6 Juli setiap tahun.  Menurut https://www.onehealthcommission.org saat ini tercatat ada sekitar 150 penyakit zoonosis.

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world zoonosis day

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Diabetes Control Diet Chart

Diabetes Control Diet Chart | As soon as you employ this process you start to see that you’re able to eat much larger quantities of carbohydrate coming from fresh fruits and fresh vegetables for smaller insulin use. I’ll repeat that: more carbohydrate for less insulin. We just got back from one of out retreats. We hold these retreats a couple of times per year.

It’s an opportunity for people with type 1 diabetes, type one-and-a-half diabetes, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes to come together and learn about the power of low fat plant based whole food nutrition for significant improvements in insulin sensitivity. We’ve held multiple of these retreats before and every single time, we’re able to promote a significant improvement in blood glucose values, a reduction in insulin use, and a reduction in insulin sensitizing oral medication. And we do it using the power of food.

Now at our latest retreat, we had a total f 14 people living with diabetes — 7 of whom were living with insulin dependant diabetes. Now in this article we’re going to go into detail about the results that each one of these people achieved in improving their insulin sensitivity in as little as 4 days. That’s right. We arrive on Thursday, we’re there all day Friday, all day Saturday, all day Sunday, and you go home on Monday. And you would think to yourself, “Well, in 4 days how much positive change can you really get in improving your insulin sensitivity? Take a look below at the results that each one of our insulin dependant diabetics achieved.

Now, let’s go into a bit of detail here in understanding what is insulin sensitivity. In the world of low carbohydrate nutrition, you’ll be told over and over and over again in that the only thing that matters is how much insulin you’re using per day. That’s why all the literature out there is showing you how to minimize your carbohydrate intake so that you can minimize your insulin use. In the world of insulin sensitivity, however, your insulin use is just one variable.

The other variable which you have to take into account is your total carbohydrate consumption. Insulin sensitivity is defined as your total carbohydrate intake divided by your total insulin use in a span of 24 hours. And at this Mastering Diabetes Retreat, what we do is we teach people how to migrate towards a low fat diet because as soon as you achieve a low fat diet, then the amount of carbohydrate that you can consume — that your body can tolerate, that your digestive system and muscles and liver can metabolize — starts to go up.

So that means less fat, more carbohydrate. So as soon as you emply this process, you start to see that you’re able to eat much larger quantities of carbohydrates coming from fresh fruits and fresh vegetables for smaller insulin use.

See Also : diet-to-control-diabetes-without-medication

I’ll repeat that: more carbohydrate for less insulin. Now out first retreat attendee attended the retreat eating 150 grams of carbohydrate in her previous diet, and she used a total of units of insulin, which means that her 24 hour insulin sensitivity was about 1.7. During the retreat, we instructed her to increase her carbohydrate intake while reducing her fat intake. She was able to consume an average of 257 grams of carbohydrate and her insulin use fell to units for a 24-hour insulin sensitivity of 4.4. So you can see that her change in insulin sensitivity over this 4-day period was 258%. This is what happened in the first 4 days.

Imagine as soon as she returns to her normal life and continues this approach. Her insulin use is likely to continue falling and her carbohydrate intake is likely to continue increasing as she controls her blood glucose with more and more precision.

Now out second attendee increased her total insulin sensitivity by a total of 309%, and she did this by increasing her carbohydrate intake only by about 50 grams per day. But as you can see, her total insulin use went from 50 units per day all the way down to 22 units per day.

So what that means is that she’s eating more carbohydrate, but she cut her insulin use in half in only a 4- day period. And as a result of that her total insulin sensitivity increased by a total of 309%. The third person increased her carbohydrate intake from an average of about 200 grams per day all the way up to about 300 grams per day, and in this process she also cut her insulin use by 50%. You can see here she started out using a total of 60 units per day, divided about in half between basal and bolus, and reduced it all the way down to 30 units per day.

As a result, she increased her insulin sensitivity by a total of 299%. Our next attendee increased her carbohydrate intake by twofold. In other words, she started to eat double the amount of carbohydrate that she ate when she previously came — 208 grams versus about 110 grams previously. As a result of that, her insulin use fell from units per day all the way down to units per day, giving her an increase in her total insulin sensitivity of about 162%. This gentleman increased his carbohydrate intake from 275 grams per day all the way up to 422 grams per day, and in the process he was able to cut about 8 units of insulin off of his standard baseline of 37 units per day.

What that means is that his insulin sensitivity went from a all the way to a 14.4, which is a change of about 193%. Our next attendee increased her carbohydrate intake by about 50%. She went from about 100 grams per day to about 142 grams per day. Now you’ll notice here that her insulin use actually slightly went up, and the reason for that is simple. Before she came to the retreat, she was using only basal insulin – zero bolus units per day.

In the retreat, we showed her how to decrease her basal use of insulin. And in the process, she found that she needed a little bit more bolus insulin. So her total insulin use actually climbed from 18 units per day to about 23 units per day. Despite that slight increase in her insulin usage, her insulin sensitivity still went up. So in the first 4 days, she noticed about 111% increase in her insulin sensitivity.

So you can see in each of these situations how adopting a low fat whole food plant based approach makes significant changes in a very short period of time. Now, each of these attendees has gone back to their life, has gone back to their daily routine, but done so by changing the food that they are eating and changing their movement patterns according to what they learned while at the retreat. What you’re looking at here is just the tip of the tip of the tip of the iceberg because this 4-day period for a lot of individuals is just a launching point into a brand new lifestyle that leads to improved insulin sensitivity over the course of time.

Now we like to talk about the fact that this is just biology. We understand the biology of diabetes and insulin resistance better than most people. And as a result of that, simply integrating a low fat plant based whole foods approach, we can see dramatic differences in a short period of time that then lead to dramatic differences in the long-term.

Now whether you’re interested in participating in a coaching program, showing up to one of our retreats, or just doing this on your own, the world is your oyster. Keep in touch with us, let us know how we can help you, and we hope that we can get the same results for you that you saw for all the other retreat attendees.

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Diabetes Control Diet Chart


Symptoms Of Type 1 Diabetes In Kids

Symptoms Of Type 1 Diabetes In Kids | One in three people with type 2 diabetes don’t know that they have it. And most do experience those early warning signs, but they just don’t understand or realize what those symptoms are. (upbeat music) Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes can have a profound impact on your long term health. Just a three year delay in diagnosis increases your relative risk of heart disease by 29%.

Therefore, by knowing what to look for you can take control of the situation before it takes control of you. Just for the record, the signs or symptoms of high blood sugar are typically the same for both children and adults. Now, patients with type 1 diabetes usually develop the symptoms over a sudden, short period of time. The condition is often diagnosed in an emergency setting. Now, type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, progresses quite slowly. Symptoms tend to come on gradually, which is why they’re often missed. So some don’t even experience any early symptoms at all, but most do.

Number one is excessive urination. So, as a point of reference, most people pee four to seven times in a 24 hour period, so if you’re going much more than that, it could be a red flag. Also, if you’re getting up during the night to pee, even if you went right before you went to sleep, and you don’t normally wake up during the night to do this, then this is also a big red flag. So why does this happen? Well, your kidneys are working overtime to expel the excess sugar in your blood, and sugar that cannot be absorbed into the blood must be absorbed from the blood, so it must be urinated out.

See also : normal-blood-sugar-for-children

So excess sugar in your blood equals more urination. Okay, excessive thirst is another glaring symptom. So drinking constantly throughout the day and even overnight. So it could be something like four liters or more per day, which is equivalent of a gallon. And this basically happens because of the excessive urination cycle. So the more you pee, the more you wanna drink, and the more you drink, the more you need to pee. Those with diabetes can have what seems to be an insatiable appetite. So even though you might’ve just eaten, it feels like you haven’t eaten a thing.

Now, why does this happen? Well diabetics have lost much of their ability to self regulate blood sugar, so this leads to a significant fluctuation in blood sugar levels. Now when these levels plummet, the brain thinks it’s starving, and craves more sugar and more calories, and that’s why you’re always feeling hungry. So number four is rapid or unintentional weight loss. Now, this is not a good weight loss. It can be anywhere between five to ten kilos, or I think it’s 11 to 22 pounds in a matter of a week or a month. This is much more common in type 1 diabetics though, when your glucose metabolism can shut down really fast.

So why does this happen? So without new energy coming into the cells, the body is tricked into thinking you’re in a sort of starvation. So in order to provide energy, the body responds by breaking down protein in the muscle, and this leads to muscle deterioration, which accounts for almost all of that weight loss. So unmanaged diabetes is gonna leave you feeling very lousy and lazy, like extremely lazy and fatigued to the point where you can’t do your regular daily activities.

So this happens because with all the sugar remaining in the blood, it doesn’t get absorbed into the cells for energy. So you literally have less energy. So the body is also expending more energy to try and filter out that excess sugar, kidneys are in overdrive, you’re probably sleeping poorly, and your blood sugar levels are going up and down when you eat, so this is all starting to take its toll, and that’s why you’re feeling really, really, lethargic.

So a tingling or numbing sensation in the body’s extremities, like your hands and feet, toes and fingers, is actually a really common sign of high blood sugar or unmanaged diabetes. Now, it generally happens in the morning after you’ve woken up, even if you haven’t been sleeping uncomfortably or sleeping on your arm or something, or on your leg, you still feel that tingling, or it can even be a burning sensation.

Now, this happens because the sugar that lingers in the blood for a long period of time starts to damage the nerves and your nerve endings. Nerves that are furthest from the heart, they’re not well repaired because you’ve got circulation problems, and they’re the furthest point, so that is your toes and your fingers, and that’s why you’ll get that tingling or burning sensation there.

So distorted or blurry vision or commonly seeing eye floaters is a common sign of high blood sugar as well. And this happens because excess sugar in the blood is pulling fluid out of the cells and tissue, and this includes your lens in the eye, which can swell and alter its ability to focus.

Fortunately, this is largely reversible once you treat your blood sugar levels. Overly itchy or irritated skin can be a sign of high blood sugar. You can even get dark skin around your neck here and armpits. Now, this dry skin can be the result of poor circulation and or excessive fluid loss from urinating too much. The darkening skin is to do with a hormonal change, namely insulin resistance.

So the last early sign of diabetes is cuts and wounds that just don’t heal, or heal very slowly. So it’s not uncommon for someone to get even a leg bruise or a cut on your foot or something that just won’t close up. It’s really common in the extremities where the circulation is the least strong. So this goes hand-in-hand with the numbness and tingling that I spoke about before.

So this happens because the sugar that’s in the bloodstream starts to damage the arteries and veins, and that affects circulation. So the blood is required to facilitate healing, so with limited circulation, a wound or bruise will be very slow to heal, because there’s just less blood going there. So the lower down the cut, it tends to be the slower the healing process. So there you have it, there are the nine early warning signs of diabetes. Like I mentioned at the start, the symptoms between adults and children tend to be quite similar.

So if you are experiencing any of these warning signs, then go and get your blood sugar levels tested with your medical practitioner. Just remember that an early diagnosis can stop those temporary symptoms from becoming permanent. For additional information and the full list of scientific references, you can see the original article at dietvsdisease.org And if you found this helpful, you can sign up for the mailing list on the website there.

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Symptoms Of Type 1 Diabetes In Kids


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