Saturday, May 22, 2010

Guest Post by Patricia Harris on Type 2 Diabetes

Hello frens ,todays post is special one as its a guest post by Patricia Harris who blogs at Diabetic Menu blog,she shares in this post some info on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

If You Won't Prevent Type 2 diabetes Now, You'll certainly Hate Yourself Later

Diabetes type 2 is a very common form of diabetes. Lots of Americans appears to have been told they have diabetes type 2,and many more are unconscious they're at high risk. Some groups have a relatively higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others.
Diabetes type 2 is much more common in African Americans, Latinos, Indigenous Americans, and Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, along with the older people.
In type 2 diabetes, either one's body doesn't produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is essential for the body to use glucose for energy. After you eat food, your body breaks down all the sugars and starches into glucose,that is the fundamental fuel for any cells in the body. Insulin takes the sugar from the blood to the cells. When glucose accumulates inside blood instead of going into cells, it can result in diabetes complications.
You could have the capability to enhance and protect your wellbeing. With proper nutrition and work out and making good life style choices (like not smoking), you'll be able to feel better, stronger, and healthier, and may decrease your risk of diseases like the cancer,diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
What is a Healthy Weight?
There's an easy way to discover if your current weight puts you in danger of developing serious diseases. Look at and take the Body Mass Index (BMI) test. The final results will help you decide if you need to give consideration to your weight.
The Better You Eat, Better You Feel
 Here are some basic guidelines to assist you and your family make healthier food decisions.
* Eat many vegatables and fruits.
* Choose whole grain foods over processed grain products.
Try brown rice rather than white. Substitute brown bread bread for white.
* Eat fish 2 รข€“ 3 times per week.
* Select leaner cuts of meat like those that end in "loin."
* Remove the skin from chicken and turkey.
* Eat low fat dairy
* Drink water and low calories non-carbonated beverages.
* Use liquid oils for cooking instead of solid fats.
* Cut back on junk food like chips, cookies, cakes, and regular frozen goodies.
Look for baked chips and reduced calorie snacks. Or have a bit of fruit instead.
* Be careful about your portion sizes. Even an excess of "healthy" food may cause an increase in weight.
* Compare labels of similar foods, then pick the one with smaller amounts of saturated fats, cholesterol and sodium.
* Adults should eat under 2400 mg. of sodium on a daily basis. If you have high blood pressure, you must aim for even less.
* Try adding herbs and spices in your own cooking to substitute for salt for enhancing flavor.
A bit Physical exercise Goes further
Anything that gets you up and moving is wonderful for you. Some tips about what it may do:
* Lower your risk of developing diabetes type 2 symptoms
* Reduce your risk of heart problems and stroke Lower hypertension and cholesterol
* Reduce blood glucose (sugar) levels if you have diabetes, which will reduce your risk of developing diabetes-related complications
* Relieve tension * Assist you to lose fat
* Offer you more energy
* Allow you to sleep better
* Build stronger bones and muscles
Its not necessary to go to a gym, play sports or use fancy equipment.
Certainly, it's best to consult your doctor before starting any exercise routine.
If you have Diabetes.
Eating healthy and staying active are much more important if you have diabetes.
Well-balanced meals may help keep your glucose (sugar) level as close to normal as possible.
Being active likewise helps you lower your blood glucose. If you increase your level of physical activity, you could probably take less insulin or diabetes pills. If you are very inactive, have heart disease or maybe a history of foot ulcers, consult your doctor about safe exercise for you.
Check your blood glucose before exercising. If it's under 100 mg/dl, eat some fruit, crackers or drink glass of milk or juice.
Check it again after exercising to know how your blood glucose responds to workout. Bring a snack if you will be active for some hour.
About the Author -Patricia Harris writes for the Diabetic Menu blog ,her personal hobby website focused on ways to eat healthy in order to avoid and manage diabetes.