Diabetes is already a fairly complicated medical condition and to further confuses the patient with a variety of nutritional information that might not even help and would have rather disastrous results. Get all the info you need here.
Diabetes and blood sugar levels have a greater public awareness than they ever have. This is due predominantly to the massive increase in diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes. Once considered an adult disease, and even co-named ‘adult-onset diabetes’, this condition now affects more and more children. As a percentage of population, type 1 diagnoses are also on the […]
Different types of diabetes – such as type 1, type 2 or gestational – are classified such, due to how they occur. This is what makes them different. What makes them the same is what makes them all diabetes. This is most obvious in the symptoms and effects of the disease. The large increases in rates of diagnosis (especially […]
When confronted by a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, or even pre-diabetes, the biggest single realization is that what got them there is their diet, or eating habits. Sure, other factors, such as exercise and even genetics may have played a part, but they only influenced the big one – diet. From there, it is a logical […]
How a person comes to ‘get’ diabetes, and the subsequent necessary treatment will depend on the type of diabetes. Type 1 is far more rapid onset and requires constant and ongoing pharmaceutical intervention to prevent permanent and life-threatening damage. Type 2 is a ‘creeping’ disease. Healthy lifestyle habits – both diet and exercise – can prevent it ever […]
The ubiquity and increased awareness of type 2 diabetes has led to conflicting circumstances for sufferers of type 1 diabetes and their carers. On the one hand, increased interest into diabetes generally has provided some benefits from overlapping research into type 2 diabetes. However, it has caused very real problems caused by uniformed public perception for the same group. […]
Pregnancy. Is there a time more filled with paradox? Competing and conflicting emotions, advice, and of course, health issues. For most women it is an incredible time. Knowing they are creating and nurturing new life is an incredible feeling. Much inner conflict exists, as so much is happening to and within their body that is beyond their control, […]
A diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes can be very confronting, especially when the potential risks and outcomes are outlined. This can be especially so for those who are shocked to find out that their low-fat choices for the last few decades did not prevent type 2 diabetes creeping up on them. So, (for type 2 diabetics) now knowing […]