Health News - Diabetes

Living With Diabetes

What do I need to know about diet?You’ll find differing opinions regarding a diabetic diet on the Internet. There are some diabetic diets that are available that are high in carbohydrates but I do not recommend these for my patients. High carbohydrate diets are a causative factor in type II diabetes. We can control blood sugar levels with medication despite eating high carbohydrate diet, however it appears to be counterproductive to eat large, carbohydrate concentrated meals. Carbohydrates come in the form of sugars and starches.If you attend a diabetic class you will learn about the glycemic index. The glycemic index is a total amount of carbohydrate minus the total amount of fiber in a giv...

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Doctor's Thoughts on Diabetes

What is diabetes? Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders that results in high glucose (sugar) levels in the blood. Diabetes type I is a result of a decreased production of insulin in the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone that is produced in the pancreas and is necessary to transport sugar into cells where it is used for energy. Type II diabetes is the most common type and it is a result of insulin resistance. Type II diabetes usually occurs in people that are overweight. The road to diabetes starts with excess consumption of calories, usually sugar or starches and insufficient exercise. Insulin resistance results when the body becomes dulled to the excessive insulin exposure and insulin is...

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