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Diabetes and Indigestion : Gastroparesis

Diabetes is itself something problematic to live with, but when indigestion comes with it then it becomes even worse. If you are a patient of Diabetes (either type 1 or type 2) for more than 10 years then you have chances of developing Gastroparesis, which causes indigestion and causes more fluctuations in blood sugar level. The meaning of word Gastroparesis means "Paralysis of Stomach", which itself describes the condition. The food moves very slowly through the stomach as if the stomach has paralyzed.

What is Gastroparesis ?

If you have studied about Diabetes then you must have come across a term "Diabetic Neuropathy", which is damaging of our nerves due to diabetes. This damage can also affect "vagus nerve", which plays an important role in digestion and controls the amount of time for which the food stays in our digestive system. This condition of slow down of digestion due to damage in Vagus Nerve is known as Gastroparesis.

Symptoms of Gastroparesis

  • Reflux (content of stomach comes back into esophagus)
  • Nausea and Vomiting (in some cases it may happen daily)
  • Inability to control blood sugar even after a balanced diet
  • Feeling fullness of stomach in comparative lesser amount of food
  • Bloating (abdominal discomfort)
  • Weight loss

Bacterial Growth due to Gastroparesis

When food stays for longer duration in stomach then it provides good environment for bacterial growth. These bacteria can itself cause the problem of Gas, which is very painful sometimes and you may incorrectly diagnose it as stone pain, appendicitis or some heart problem. The longer the food stays in your stomach, it becomes harder and can't move properly in small intestine. 

As soon as the food enters the small intestine the blood sugar goes up instantly.

Gastroparesis Diagnosis

Gastroparesis can be diagnosed using Barium X-ray. In this type of X-ray the patient is asked to eat food with barium, a radioactive substance, in it. It makes the food detectable inside your digestive system with the help of a X-ray machine. If half of the food stays in your stomach for more than 90 minutes then you are suffering from Gastroparesis. Apart from that several other techniques are also used for diagnosis, such as ultrasound and endoscopy. Wireless motility capsule is also used in some advanced diagnosis, where the patient swallows a tiny capsule with diet which measures the temprature, ph level and pressure in different parts of digestive system.

Gastroparesis Treatment

There is no particular cure or medicine to treat gastroparesis but treatment is often done by treating the symptoms. Sometime changing the insulin dosage or medication used to treat other medical conditions can help in lowering the symptoms.
Sometimes dietary changes can help a lot in getting relief from gastroparesis. Instead of three diets, your doctor may suggest you to take six small diets to keep the food moving. Slightly liquid diet and low-fat diet can also help you in digestion.

Diabetic Foot Ulcers - Don't Ignore them !

Diabetes in itself is a disease that can give birth to numerous other medical conditions. Diabetic Foot Ulcers are one of them. Cracks in foot of a diabetic person are common due to being overweight and damaged nerves in feet due to high blood sugar. Our feet takes the burden of weight of whole body, so they also demand proper cleaning and good protection through good footwear. Ignorance of feet often cost diabetic people a lot which can be avoided through proper care.

How does Diabetes affect our feet

Neuropathy: It is damaging of nerves which makes us feel sensation in any body part. Diabetes is a major reason behind loosing sensation in feet and wounds often remain unnoticed due to that. They are noticed only when the infection has gone to deeper level.
Lack of blood supply: Legs are one of the farthest areas of our body from our heart. So it takes most to take the blood there and then get it back from there. Atherosclerosis (blockage in arteries) is common in diabetic people which reduces the blood flow to farther regions like feet. It weakens the immune system for feet. Therefore and wound or infection in feet takes longer to heal.
Cracks: Cracks and easily occur in any overweight person, which is common among people with diabetes. If proper treatment is not done for these cracks then they are an open invitation for fungal or bacterial infection. Neuropathy makes these infection remain unnoticed and they are noticed only when they have gone deeper. It becomes harder for such infections to treat due to lack of blood supply in feet.
Foot Ulcers: Diabetic Foot Ulcers are most common under your big toes and the balls of your feet. They are breaking down of skin tissues and layers underneath, which may happen due to some wound or crack. It can affect the feet down to the bones.

Diabetes and Amputations

If you are diabetic you must must read this. Amputation is surgically removing a body part to stop the infection from spreading to other body parts. A number of diabetic people go through amputation of toes, feet and lower leg to treat infections in them. Such infections happen due to improper care of feet, unnoticed wounds, cracks and infections. Such infections often remain unnoticed due to no sensation of pain due to damaged nerves in the exterior skin. They are often noticed when the infection has gone deeper or when it has reached bone. In some extreme cases doctors recommend amputation of that part.

How a Diabetic person should take care of feet ?

This advice is often ignored by some diabetic people and it cost them a lot in some cases. Feet are one of those body parts that a diabetic person should be most concerned. We will tell you how to take proper care of your feet.
  • Inspect and clean your feet daily. It is most important to see any unnoticed cut or wound in your feet. If there is any then get it treated properly.
  • Toenails should be cut and cleaned regularly to avoid any infection.
  • Use a good footwear to give your proper protection and comfort.
  • Keep your blood sugar in check by adopting a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet.
  • Try to keep your weight in check and loose some weight to get off some burden from your feet.
  • Measure your blood sugar and weight at regular intervals and keep a record of them.

How to check Blood Sugar using Glucometer at Home

If you are using a glucometer at home to check your blood sugar at your own convenience then you might have some suspicion about its usage and getting the accurate result. Some people worry about the time to measure it and some worry about the finger to be pricked to collect the small amount of blood on the test strip. Here you will get answer to such questions and it will help you in getting the accurate result at the comfort of your home.

How to check Blood Sugar using Glucometer at Home ?

Keep following things ready before testing. Glucometer, test strip, lancet (to prick your finger), cotton swab and a diary to note down the reading and time of test.
  • Wash your hands, so that any sugar deposit on your finger tips won't affect the result.
  • Load the lancet in lancing device.
  • Put the test strip in the glucometer. It will turn it ON.
  • Prick your finger with lancing device.
  • Squeeze your finger and put a drop on blood on test strip.
  • Within 10 seconds the glucometer will show the result.
  • Clean your finger with the cotton swab.
  • Note the result and time in your diary to keep a track of your blood sugar.

Which finger is best to check blood sugar ?

According to WHO middle or ring finger should be used to check blood glucose. You should avoid using thumb, index finger, little finger. Thumb and Index finger have comparatively more nerve ending and hence more pain in pricking. These nerve ending make our finger tips an ideal instrument to touch and sense anything. Any damage to these nerves by using a lancet is not recommended. For the same reason it is advised to prick your middle/ring finger on the sides, not on the main pad/finger tip. Little finger is not recommended due to less skin on it, and you might need to squeeze it more to get some blood out of it. There is no impact on result if you don't follow these recommendations but you might get more pain and some of your nerve endings may get damaged. All fingers carry the same blood, amount of nerve endings and skin differs.

Should i wipe off the first drop and use second drop for testing blood sugar ?

Usually it is recommended to wash your hands with soap and then dry them before testing your blood glucose. It washes away any external factor that can change the results. But if you have not washed your hand then you should wipe off the very first drop with impurities in it. Comparatively second drop will be more pure and will give accurate results. Squeezing the finger can also change the result sometimes. So to get the accurate results it is recommended to use second drop after wiping the first drop of blood with cotton and avoid squeezing if possible.

Which time is best to check blood sugar ?

There is no best time to measure your blood sugar. If you want to get the minimum blood sugar reading then you should check it hours after having a diet. Early morning time is best for that. If you want to get highest reading then check it just after having a diet. Blood Sugar is measured in three ways on the basis of their timing. These test timings are made to get the actual result and measure the amount of blood sugar rising in your body. So instead of searching for a time to get best result, check your actual reading and get the proper treatment if you are diabetic.
  • Fasting: It is measured before having breakfast. This reading tells us about the minimum level of blood sugar in our body. Usually the time interval between dinner and breakfast is highest compared to any two diets. It makes the blood glucose level to fall down to its minimum limit. If this reading is between 70 to 99 mg/dl then it is a good news. 
  • Postprandial: Usually people call it PP Blood Sugar. It is measured 2 hours after having breakfast. If this reading remains less than 140 mg/dl then it is normal. If you are in hurry and measure it after 1 hour then it should be below 200 mg/dl.
  • Random: Random blood sugar can be measured at any point of the day. 79 to 160 mg/dl is the normal range for random blood sugar. Just keep in mind the above two information given in above two measurement timings. If your random reading falls in those regions the most probably you are no diabetic.

Gdiabetes : Is it Diabetes or something else ?

The term "gdiabetes" is searched by a number of people around the web. We tried to found if this term really have something to do with diabetes. We found some interesting information about gdiabetes on internet which is worth giving a look.

Gestational Diabetes is often termed as Gdiabetes. This type of diabetes is common in women going through 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Some researches have found that insulin resistance occurs in pregnant women to bring more glucose to the developing brain of fetus. Usually GDiabetes (gestational diabetes) goes away after the child birth. But if this condition continues after childbirth then it can cause type 2 diabetes. Excessive hunger, excessive thirst, or fatigue and frequent urination are some of the symptoms to be monitored during pregnancy, which can indicate gdiabetes. If Gdiabetes occurs more often in pregnancy then it can cause depression and increases the chances of Caesarean section.

GDiabetes is also used for "Girls Diabetes". It is a twitter account in Arabic language dedicated to girls suffering from diabetes.

Gdiabetes is also name of a software based in GTK+ (Gimp toolkit) which is designed for diabetic people using Linux. This web based software help them keep track of the information about doctor and their test results. You may know more about it from http://gdiabetes.sourceforge.net/ .

If you are a pregnant lady and doctor says that you have got gdiabetes then don't be fearful as it is not diabetes and most probably it will go away after child birth. But you need to take care of your diet and exercise.

Is Insulin Resistance really a disease ?

Insulin Resistance is popularly known as a major reason behind Diabetes. But very few of us know if Insulin Resistance is really a disease in itself or not. Yes, Insulin Resistance is a major reason behind diabetes if it remains in body for a longer duration. But the truth is that Insulin Resistance is a protective mechanism for our body. You will understand it once you read this complete article. To understand this mechanism better you need to go through the working of Insulin hormone and its resistance mechanism. Then you will know how Insulin Resistance is actually a protective mechanism for our body.

How does Insulin works in our body ?
Whenever blood sugar level rises in our body, insulin hormone is released. This hormone get mixed in our blood supply from pancreas and then sits on insulin receptors on each cell. It makes the body cells being capable of receiving glucose from blood and fulfill their energy needs. Once the energy demand of all body cells is fulfilled and if still some extra glucose is available in blood stream (apart from the minimum blood glucose level) then insulin converts in to fat and stores in different fat stores of body for usage during energy demands during high intensity work load or during starvation. 

What is Insulin Resistance ?
It is a mechanism in human body where all or most of the body cells become resistant to insulin temporarily. It means that body cells don't accept insulin hormone to sit on their insulin receptors. It makes the blood glucose level remaining elevated for longer duration. However it occurs more often in a diabetic person but if it happens in a controlled manner then it is a protective mechanism for our body.

Why Insulin Resistance is a protective mechanism ?

Helps in survival of brain: Our brain is just 2% of body mass but requires 20% of energy. When our brain needs more energy supply due to any work load, our brain can trigger insulin resistance in remaining body so that the glucose in blood is not utilized by any other body part and our brain keep working. After all brain is most important for body.
During development of fetus: Insulin resistant can occur in a pregnant women to provide more glucose to the brain of developing fetus. At that time there are two brains in woman's body and require more energy to work and develop.
When our brain need more energy: 

Negative effects of long term Insulin resistance

  • If insulin resistance becomes a permanent feature of your body or occurs more often then it can cause diabetes type 2.
  • Insulin resistance makes your pancreas work more to produce more insulin and already available remains incapable to lower blood glucose. This long term workload on pancreas make them incapable to produce insulin anymore or the insulin production is permanently reduced.
What makes Insulin Resistance uncontrolled in our body?
So now you know that "Insulin Resistance" can make us unhealthy if it become uncontrolled. What makes it uncontrolled is the main thing to worry about. Most of the researches found that obesity is the main reason behind it. Large stores of fat in our body are capable of generating its own hormones which disturbs the hormonal balance in body and cause insulin  resistance to occur without any need.

How to protect yourself from uncontrolled Insulin Resistance ?
You already know it ! Just control your weight. Waist of above 40 puts you at very high risk of insulin resistance. Most of the patients of diabetes never notice this condition when they remain pre-diabetic for years. So wake up now and control your waistline.

Reactive hypoglycemia - Low blood Sugar after having a meal

Hypoglycemia, Diabetes Type 1, or Low Blood Sugar are different names for same medical condition. Reactive hypoglycemia is a rare medical condition where a person have low blood sugar within one to three hours after having a meal. Reactive hypoglycemia is an indication of a person becoming diabetic or Insulin resistance. If you feel low in energy just after few hours after having a meal then you may be suffering from this condition. But before making any conclusion you must read this article.

How is it possible to have low blood sugar after having a meal ?

When we eat something our body breaks the food into glucose which is further supplied into the blood to provide energy to all cells. When blood sugar level rises our body releases insulin hormone to control that blood sugar and set it to an optimum level. In case of Reactive hypoglycemia our body releases more Insulin than required which decreases the blood sugar below the required minimum level. It is an indication of person getting diabetic.

Symptoms of Reactive Hypoglycemia

  • Hunger
  • Sleepiness
  • Light-headedness
  • Weakness
  • Shakiness
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating

These symptoms are common in some other medical conditions as well. But if you are feeling these symptoms within one to three hours after having a meal then you should get your blood sugar tested for both fasting and after having a meal.

How to save yourself from Reactive Hypoglycemia ?

If it is confirmed from your test results that you have Reactive Hypoglycemia then you must take some steps to save yourself from diabetes. So of the major steps to be taken are
  • Reduce your weight: If you are overweight then reducing your weight by adopting a healthy lifestyle will help help you.
  • Exercise regularly: Exercising regularly boosts our metabolism and increases our immune system. It also helps in reducing weight and burning excess calories.
  • Sound Sleep: A sound sleep of around 7 hours is must for a healthy person.
  • Balanced Diet: This last step is not the least but it is the key to be fit again. You should avoid foods with high glycemic index. High Glycemic index foods are those food items which can increase your blood sugar rapidly. These food items are usually rich in carbohydrates which can be directly converted into glucose by our digestive system. Instead your should eat those food items which are rich in fiber.

What kind of food is best if you have Reactive Hypoglycemia ?

As told earlier that you should totally avoid foods with high glycemic index. You should eat a diet rich in fiber, protein and an adequate amount of fat. Fiber, protein and fat slows down the digestive process and less amount of glucose is supplied into the blood supply for a longer duration. It does not let the blood sugar rise suddenly and limited amount of insulin is released into blood.

Apart from the above suggestions it is best to consult a specialist and get a proper diet plan to fight Reactive Hypoglycemia. Always remember that it is a symptom of diabetes and healthy lifestyle can keep you away from this.

Does eating sugar makes you Diabetic !

High level of glucose in blood is linked to diabetes, but does eating sugar makes you diabetic ? Most of the people with history of diabetes in family tend to stay away from sugar to save themselves from diabetes. Can this step of abstaining from sugar help them in being non-diabetic ? In this article betterhealthfacts.com will put some light on eating sugar and diabetes. If you are fond of eating sweet dishes then you must read this article.

Does eating sugar makes me Diabetic ?
The answer to this question both Yes and No. Yes, because high level of blood sugar on regular basis can make you diabetic. No, because sugar is not the only factor responsible for making someone diabetic, there are several other factors responsible for diabetes.

What we miss when we connect sugar with diabetes is that sugar is a carbohydrate. High level of carbohydrate in diet means high level glucose will be created in our body. But sugar is just one carbohydrate. Lactose in milk, fructose in fruits, carbs in potatoes and uncountable other items in our diet are carbohydrates which are also broken down to glucose by our digestive system. We connect sugar with high level of blood glucose because we know that both sugar and glucose tastes sweet. But the truth is that sugar is just one carbohydrate in your diet. Even if you stop eating sugar but keep eating other carbohydrate rich foods, then you are still at risk of diabetes. The solution lies is controlling your carbohydrate intake.

I am fond of eating sweet. How can i stay away from diabetes ?
Its very simple, control your total carbohydrate intake. You are fond of eating sweet does not mean that you can eat sweetened foods all day. Nobody can do that. Most of us have an urge to eat something sweet at some point of day. That is no need to restrict yourself from doing so. Our body urges only for those things that it needs. Controlling your urge, unless you are suffering from some medical condition, can make you sick. We feel thirst because our body needs water for proper functioning. But keep one thing in mind that too much of anything is harmful. Even drinking too much water can cause water poisoning. So don't abstain yourself from eating sugar, but don't eat that too much.
If you are fond of eating something sweet then keep it in limit and take care of total carbohydrate intake and do some physical workout on regular basis.

Does exercising helps if i am fond of eating sweets ?
Yes, it definitely does. But most people don't do it regularly. Exercising can burn the extra calories that you intake in the form of sweetened food. Exercising keeps your weight in control, which is necessary to stay away from diabetes. Just keep monitoring you weight weekly. If you weight is increasing then it is something to worry. Weight increases due to three reasons

  • too much eating or unbalanced diet
  • lack of physical activity or exercising
  • some medical condition such as hormonal imbalance

If you don't have any medical and still your weight is increasing then either control your diet or increasing you physical activity level. Any type of exercising can help, it is not necessary to do workout for your tummy only.

How Diabetes affects your Nervous System

Diabetes is often considered as a disease where sugar level becomes irregular which disturbs the normal lifestyle of a person. Diabetes is known as a lifestyle disease which can be cured if you maintain a good lifestyle after you enter your 30's. What most of us don't know is that diabetes can affect you nervous system which is linked to several other diseases. Here we will explain how diabetes affect your nervous system and what steps you can take to save yourself from this health hazard.

Nervous System and Diabetes

There are two important parts of our nervous system. One is central nervous system which consists of brain and nerves in our spinal cord. Other part of nervous system is called peripheral nervous system, which consists of nerves that connect other parts of our body to the nerves in spinal cord. Our brain communicates to all organs, muscles and skin with the help of electrical impulses sent through these nerves. Diabetes affect the peripheral nervous system which affects the health of these nerves and thus communication between brain and other parts of body is disturbed. Important involuntary functions of our body like heart beat, digestion and vision are controlled by our brain through nerves. If anything goes wrong with nerves then any of these functions can easily get affected.

Neuropathy or Nerve Damage

Neuropathy or Nerve Damage caused due to diabetes can be categorized into three categories.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy: Numbness in hand and feet, lack of sensation and trouble in moving fingers are symptoms of Diabetic peripheral neuropathy. It is caused due to damage of sensory nerves (which carry signals from body to brain) and motor nerves (which carry electrical impulses from brain to move muscles).
Diabetic autonomic neuropathy: There are some functions in our body that are controlled automatically by our brain through nervous system. We can't control those function at our will. Some of such functions are digestion, heart beat, blood pressure and sexual functions. If the nerves controlling such functions are damaged due to diabetes then it is called diabetic autonomic neuropathy. Here are a few examples of this type of neuropathy.

  • Irregular blood pressure or sudden drop in blood pressure can occur if the nerves controlling blood pressure are affected. Sudden fainting can also occur in such cases.
  • Food moves in our digestive tract by contraction and relaxing of muscles around digestive tract. Disturbance in digestion can occur if the nerves responsible for movement of food in the digestive tract are affected. In such a case you might feel indigestion, food stuck in the stomach or vomiting. Constipation and diarrhea can also occur due to abnormal functioning of the large intestine.
  • If urinary system is affected the you may find problems in emptying the bladder. It may be either delayed or incomplete. It can cause problems like Urinary Tract Infection. Urinary retention can also damage the kidneys.
  • If sexual functions are affect the men may get affected by erectile dysfunction and women may find vaginal dryness.

Diabetic focal neuropathy: This type of neuropathy occurs when nerves connecting an organ is damaged. It can cause weakness or paralysis of an organ like legs or arms. If the nerves controlling movement of muscles in eyes that are used to adjust focus are affected then vision is affected. If optic nerve is damaged then total vision loss can occur.

Is it possible to regenerate nerves damaged due to diabetes ?

Researchers are struggling to find if the diabetic neuropathy can be reversed. Regenerating the nerves damaged due to diabetes can help in treatment of millions of diabetic people around the globe. The truth is that naturally damaged nerves can't be repaired by our body itself. There are no medicines to regenerate the damaged nerves. What a person can do to save himself / herself from neuropathy is to keep blood sugar in control. Saving your feet and arms from an injury and regularly inspecting them for sensation loss is also necessary. Some symptoms of neuropathy can be controlled by medicines but nerve damage can't be reversed.

Keeping your blood sugar in control is very necessary for every diabetic person. Even a non diabetic person above the age of 35 should get his blood sugar regularly checked. Our nervous system is the key to a healthy life and if it is damaged then it becomes extremely challenging to live a normal life. Save yourself from diabetes by adapting a good lifestyle and encourage others to do so.

Artificial Sweeteners degrading your health


If you are diabetic or trying to lose your weight or both then you must have heard about Artificial Sweeteners. Artificial Sweeteners are a substitute of sugar but with no calories. Therefore millions of people purchase these artificial sweeteners to fool their bodies. These sweeteners satisfy their urge to eat something sweet but with no calories. Most of us don't know that these artificial sweeteners are actually degrading your health. But how ? The answer might surprise you. Betterhealthfacts.com has collected some facts about the disadvantages of artificial sweeteners. After reading these facts a health conscious person will never use them.

What are Artificial Sweeteners ?
Artificial Sweeteners are chemical compounds than are edible and give a false feeling of sweetness on your tastebuds. They have no nutritional value, thus no calories. Diabetic people use them to keep having the taste of sugar. Even some health conscious people, who count every calorie they eat, use them to stay away from calories. Some artificial sweeteners are 20000 times sweeter than sugar, i.e. one table spoon of such artificial sweetener can sweeten 20000 cups of tea / coffee.

Where are these Artificial Sweeteners used?
Artificial sweeteners are used in food industry where large scale production is done. Several bakery chains use them. Using these artificial sweeteners not only reduces the cost of production, but people using them also feel that they are eating something healthy (while they are not). Non nutritive artificial sweeteners approved by FDA are
  • Saccharin: 700 times sweeter than sugar.
  • Acesulfame potassium (Ace-K): 200 times sweeter than sugar
  • Sucralose: 600 times sweeter than sugar
  • Neotame: 13000 times sweeter than sugar
  • Advantame: 20000 times sweeter than sugar
  • Steviol glycosides: 400 times sweeter than sugar. It is a low calorie sugar.

How does Artificial Sweeteners harm diabetic people ?
While eating Artificial Sweeteners we think that we have fooled our body as it is sweet but with no calories. In reality we fool ourselves. We will tell you how ! There are two ways in which they cn harm you.

  1. After regularly having artificial sweeteners, diabetic people often find an excuse to eat unhealthy food sometimes thinking that they have already saved many calories and eating a pizza won't harm them. Such psychology is found in most people and in long run it leads to more weight gain compared to those who don't have artificial sweeteners.
  2. When we eat anything with artificial sweeteners, our body think that it is sugar and releases insulin in high amount to utilize the calories. Over amount of insulin turns on the fat storage mode of our body and as we consume any diet most of the calories are turned into fat, making us more obese.

Health Hazards due to Artificial Sweeteners

  • Harms taste buds: Artificial Sweeteners are much more sweeter than normal sugar and it harms our taste buds. It leads to a situation where we can't find any taste in fruits and vegetables.
  • Lack of nutrition: As we find find nutritious items less tasty, we avoid eating them automatically and it leads to lack of nutrition. Apart from it, artificial sweeteners are themselves non-nutritive.
  • Addictive: Researches have proved that Artificial Sweeteners are addictive and those who eat them crave for more.
  • Over usage: FDA and different health agencies have set some standard usage quantity for these artificial sweeteners, which is usually not followed by consumers as they treat them totally unharmful due to their zero calories.
  • Headaches: Some studies have found that some people reported headaches like migraine after consuming drinks with artificial sweeteners.
  • Increases Obesity: Artificial Sweeteners make our body release more insulin than a normal person and it turns our body into a fat storage machine.
  • May cause Diabetes: Obesity is a leading factor for Diabetes Type 2. Apart from that, a research done in Israel found that artificial sweeteners can cause Glucose Intolerance which is connected to Insulin Resistance, a leading cause of Diabetes.

Transfat: The artificial fat is another gift of chemistry to our kitchen to degrade our health.
Instead of eating artificial foods items prepared in a laboratory, its better to stay natural. Its better to restrict yourself from unhealthy lifestyle / food and motivate yourself for healthy lifestyle and food. Its better to enjoy the sweetness of fruits rather than destroying your taste buds with artificial sweeteners.

How Diabetes affects your Life : How to deal with it !

Diabetes is not just a disease but a lifestyle disorder. It affects your eating habits and eating schedule so much that your daily life and social life is affected. Everybody in your family can't adjust according to your dietary needs. All such factors and your medical condition affects everything around you. Here betterhealthfacts.com is going to explore all these factors and how to deal with them.

How Diabetes affects your Daily Life
Diabetes is not just taking sugar less tea/coffee but much more than that. Your complete diet plan is affected by this disease. You may either struggle with your taste or just accept it as a fate. However some people choose wisely and go for tasty low-calorie food. Now you can get taste of sugar without its drawbacks. Low calorie sugar is an easily available option these days. You have to control your taste buds only for carbohydrate rich foods. Apart from dietary changes you need to devote some time for regular exercise, which is one of the most important change that you need to make in your daily life.
Treatment of Insulin Resistance (Diabetes Type 2)

How Diabetes affects your Social Life
When we talk about social life then it is get together, parties, family celebrations or spending holidays with your loved ones. All such occasions make your life meaningful. But the food you get at such occasions is usually not appropriate for a diabetic person. Cakes and other snacks might be something better than daily diet for some of us, but it is a slow poison for a patient of diabetes. However your loved ones should care for you at such time, but if they don't then instead of eating nothing at all, you should choose wisely among all available snacks. You may also choose to spend more time interacting with others and eating less. Usually snacks have more carbohydrates, fat and sugar than what was intended for a diabetic patient. You may either keep some healthy snack handy for you for such occasions and have it if your find nothing useful there. But instead of getting frustrated in such situation and sacrificing your social life, you should find solutions with calm mind.

How Diabetes affects your Relationships
As somebody says that the way to you heart goes through your stomach. This proverb is completely feasible is our daily lives. If you are not satisfied with your diet then it be reflected in your behavior. If one family member is diabetic than everybody in your family will not want to adjust to your diet and sometimes it affects the relationships. But instead of letting this thing affect your relationships, you should talk about diet habits to stay healthy and tell them that if they go for a healthy balanced diet then they can save themselves from getting diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Making some tasty snacks a few times in a month won't affect much if you are following a good lifestyle. Your happiness is the best medicine. Eating a healthy diet with sad faces won't do much good for any of us irrespective of our health condition. But a slightly unhealthy snack one a week won't do much harm if you have it a smile. Both sides need to adjust, not just to keep a diabetic person in health, but to keep other healthy persons in the same state as well.

How Diabetes affects your Sex Life
Last but not the least. Sex life is an important factor of a every person's life. One of our article describes sex as one of the best medicines. But we as a patient hesitate is discussing such matters with our doctor. Diabetes can directly affect our blood pressure and both of them can easily affect our performance in bed. Diabetes affect our nervous system and may harm those nerves which are directly linked to our sexual stimuli such as lubrication and orgasm. If you keep your blood glucose, blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol is level through a balanced diet and lifestyle then you can easily save your sex life from any side effects of diabetes.

Treatment for Insulin Resistance (Diabetes Type 2)

Insulin Resistance, the main reason of Diabetes Type 2, is a normal metabolic activity of our body to provide sufficient glucose to brain. But when this normal metabolic activity (Insulin Resistance) becomes uncontrolled and stays on all the time then it causes Diabetes Type 2. Treatment of Insulin Resistance is directly linked to the causes of Insulin Resistance. If we take care of these causes then we don't just protect ourselves from Insulin Resistance but can also treat it.

Treatment for Insulin Resistance (Diabetes Type 2)

Insulin Resistance is directly connected to our lifestyle and heredity. But the heredity factor can be easily overcome through good lifestyle habits. Here betterhealthfacts.com is going to describe some treatment to Insulin Resistance by means of changing your lifestyle.
What is Insulin Resistance ?

  • Never miss your Breakfast: If you are in ahabit of missing your breakfast or doing it late then you are yourself putting yourself at risk of Insulin Resistance or Diabetes Type 2. Some researches have revealed than missing your breakfast can easily activate the Insulin Resistance mechanism in your body. Some experts believe that it happens to provide sufficient glucose to your brain. Missing your breakfast daily can make Insulin Resistance a daily activity and it becomes permanent in long run causing diabetes type 2. If you don't understand the fact mentioned here then you must know it that missing your breakfast can easily make you fat (its proved in a number of researches), and obesity is a leading factor responsible for diabetes. So now if you ever miss your breakfast again then remember the fact that you are making yourself prone to this lifetime disease.
  • Exercise Regularly: Exercising regularly can save you from getting obese and saves you from diabetes, but there is one more logic behind it. Exercising empties the energy from your muscles and other body cells and craves them for getting more glucose out of blood stream. It keeps the glucose absorption and expenditure cycle running in a better way. Insulin Resistance is a stage where body cells lose their ability to absorb glucose from blood stream, but regular exercise can keep this phenomena away from your body. If you don't have much time for exercise then 10-15 minutes intense workout can provide the same effect, but it must be done only if you are physically fit to do so.
  • Eat less more times: If you eat all of your daily calorie need in just 2 diets, then your body can't utilize all of that energy and a large part of those calories is stored as fat. Excess fat causes obesity and can easily lead to diabetes. But if you eat less and increase your number of diets then you can save yourself from the excess fat. To understand this fact you need to understand a very simple theory. We expend energy throughout a day and body cell lose their glucose content, if we eat less at that time then it will give sufficient energy to body to fill those body cells again with the energy and no extra glucose will remain in blood stream to be converted to fat. After a few hours when you again feel hunger then again eat less and keep this cycle running. In long run you will feel that you are neither over-eating (which you can easily do in 2-3 diet per day) nor feeling any lack of energy in day-to-day activity. It will create the same effect as exercising and energy expenditure and absorption cycle of body cells keep running.
  • Light workout before meal: A light workout like climbing stairs / few push-ups / sit-ups / spot point running can empty the energy stock of cells and as soon as you eat your diet, the calories will be used to fill that space in cells and thus lesser calories will be converted to fat.
  • Balanced diet: Balanced diet has its own importance. If you want to treat Insulin Resistance then balanced diet can easily help you in maintaining the balance. If you adopt all of the above lifestyle habits then you can enjoy your favorite food items throughout your life. Diabetes is not just about sugar intake but an overall healthy and balanced diet.

Your age matters !
If your age is above 35 then you are at risk of developing diabetes type 2. Most of the new type 2 diabetes cases are reported after reaching this age. If you implement the above lifestyle treatments on your body then most probably you can live a healthy life without diabetes.

The above mentioned treatments for Insulin Resistance are not only good to stay away from Diabetes Type 2, but they also improve your overall health and saves you from a number of other diseases as well.

How Diabetes can make you Blind : Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes has become an epidemic in past few decades and complication arising from it have made people more fearful about it. The worst fear of all is getting blind due to diabetes. High blood glucose level can directly affect your sight and it can make you blind if the blood glucose level remains high for months or years. Diabetes is something to fear about but if you keep your sugar in control through dietary and lifestyle changes then you don't need to fear it. Diabetic Retinopathy or Diabetic Eye disease are other common names to tell about sight loss due to diabetes.

How diabetes affect your eye sight ?
Eye sight problems occur in 80% people suffering from diabetes for more than 20 years. This fact is sufficient to tell you the severity of diabetes and how it affects eyes. Diabetes is responsible for 12% cases of blindness in US every year. Vision loss due to diabetes is caused by following medical conditions.

  • Lens loses its focus: Some fluids are accumulated in lens of eye. It affects the focusing ability of lens and vision gets out of focus as curvature of lens is disturbed. But this condition can get better if the sugar level is controlled.
  • Glucose harms blood vessels in retina: High blood sugar is harmful for tiny blood vessels in retina. It narrows them and blood flow is decreased in retina. At this stage no vision loss occurs and it can be reversed if sugar level is controlled.  
  • Macular edema: In this medical condition new blood vessels may form in retina to provide proper amount of blood to retina. These new blood vessels are fragile and sometimes get burst causing blood loss in retinal region which blurs the vision and sometime responsible for complete sight loss.
  • Damage to optic nerve: Optic Nerve is that nerve that transfers the vision signals into our brain and brain coverts these signals into image. Due to above mentioned condition the pressure on eyes increases and it can harm the performance of optic nerve and may damage it. According to some researches, those who are suffering from diabetes from past 25 years are more susceptible to nerve damage. If that nerve damage occurs in your optic nerve then you may go blind.

Our eyes are a precious sense organ in human body. So the only way to save them from the above mentioned negative effects of diabetes is to save yourself from diabetes and keep your blood sugar in control.

Functions of Insulin Hormone in Human Body

Every health conscious person is aware of importance of Insulin Hormone as it is connected to Diabetes Type 2. Most of us know it as a hormone to control blood sugar level. But main function of Insulin Hormone is much more than that. Betterhealthfacts.com has collected this precious information and presenting it here to make you understand Insulin hormone and keep yourself fit for life.

Most of us think that shortage or absence of Insulin causes Diabetes, while it is not so. If you want to know the real reason behind Diabetes Type 2, which is 90% of all diabetes cases, then you must read our article about Insulin Resistance.

How insulin is secreted in body ?
Whatever we eat is digested by our digestive system and most of the energy from it is absorbed into our blood stream as Glucose. It increases the blood sugar level and make beta cells in pancreas to secrete insulin hormone to utilize that glucose.

Functions of Insulin Hormone in Human Body

Our body is a biological machine and all of its cells need energy to work properly and remain alive. That energy is provided through glucose present in blood. But this process is not as simple as we think it is. Insulin hormone plays a very important role in utilizing that energy/glucose. Here we are explaining a few functions of Insulin hormone.

  • Insulin make cells absorb glucose from blood stream

There are insulin receptors on surface of every cell. When insulin hormone sits on these receptors, it makes path for glucose to enter into cell. Thus all body cells get glucose from blood stream with help of insulin hormone.

  • Remaining glucose is turned into fat by Insulin

The leftover glucose after all cells have absorbed sufficient glucose is turned into fat and deposited in different fat stores of our body. These fat deposits are emergency energy storage of our body to provide backup when there is shortage of main food supply.

  • Keeps Blood Glucose level in balance

By performing the above two functions, the insulin hormone keeps blood glucose level in check and save our nervous system, eyes and kidney. High blood glucose level are harmful for our health and it harms these organs.

What causes imbalance of Insulin Hormone in Human Body ?

  • When beta cells are destroyed: Beta cells in pancreas secrete insulin. Sometimes some auto immune disease can kill these beta cells and cause imbalance of Insulin in body, which is main cause of Type 1 Diabetes.
  • Insulin Resistance: Insulin Resistance is more popular by another name Diabetes Type 2. In this condition the body cells are unable to utilize the Insulin produced by beta cells due to resistance. Thus glucose level does not come down and beta cells release more insulin and imbalance of insulin hormone occurs in body.
  • Fat: According to some researchers, fat is the main culprit. Fat in body can release its own hormones and some fatty acids as well. These fat hormones and fatty acids interfere in working of Insulin hormone and cause Insulin resistance in body.

Insulin Resistance - The reason behind Type 2 Diabetes

Usually people think that diabetes is caused due to lack of insulin, while its not true. Type 2 Diabetes, which is 90-95% of all diabetes cases, is caused due to Insulin Resistance. Insulin Resistance is one of the least understood factor, even by those who are suffering from it.

What is Insulin Resistance ?
Insulin Resistance is not lack of Insulin, but lack of body's ability to respond to the insulin produced. Insulin Resistance also known as IR, makes our body's cell resistant to insulin hormone, which is released after we eat something. Insulin hormone helps our body cells in absorbing the glucose from blood supply, which is put into blood supply from the digested food. Insulin Resistance don't let Insulin hormone do its work and blood glucose level remains elevated which causes more Insulin hormone to be produced. Its puts strain on beta cells in pancreas and insulin production is reduced if Insulin Resistance remains for a longer duration.

Is Insulin Resistance a necessary mechanism for our body ?
However Insulin Resistance seems to be disease but it is a protective measure by our body. This fact is revealed in some recent investigations. Sometimes our brain need more glucose and thus our body creates insulin resistance itself so that glucose is not absorbed by other body cells/muscles and brain get proper glucose supply through blood. Sometimes insulin resistance mechanism is also used in pregnant ladies to give proper glucose supply to brain of developing fetus. This insulin resistance becomes a disease only when it get out of control and become a permanent medical condition. In this article we are referring to Insulin Resistance as a medical condition.

Insulin Resistance Causes

There are various causes found related to Insulin Resistance ranging from metabolism of body to social and environmental factors.

  • Fat / Obesity: Some researchers believe that excess fat in body produces such hormones in body which causes insulin resistance unnecessarily. BMI level of more than 25 is therefore considered as a risk factor for Insulin Resistance.
  • Family History: Sometimes your genes play an important role. If its in your genes then chances of getting affected by insulin resistance is doubled.
  • Diet: Improper and unbalanced diet is also a cause of Insulin Resistance.
  • Sedentary Lifestyle: Inactivity and improper diet are directly related on obesity which is itself a cause of Insulin Resistance.
  • Hypertension
  • High triglyceride level
  • Giving birth to a baby of more than 9 pounds
  • Hepatitis C

Insulin Resistance Symptoms


  • Weight loss or Weight gain without making an effort to do it.
  • Frequent Urination
  • More frequent thirst
  • Feeling lack of energy
  • Odor in Urine
  • Dark Skin under Chin, Armpits and Groin region.
  • Feeling of hunger even after having a diet
  • tingling sensation in hand and feet

Insulin Resistance Treatment

Apart from medicine there are somethings more important in treatment of Insulin resistance. These are changing your lifestyle and diet. Exercising on regular basis, being active, and taking steps to loose some weight are most effecting in reversing the effect of Insulin Resistance. Opting for a balanced diet can also help in attaining this goal. If you are looking for a medicine, then Metformin is a common medicine given to type 2 diabetes patients to enhance weight reduction and improve lipid profile. Any medication must be taken after prescription from a doctor.

Difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

During past few decades Diabetes has affected human population like an epidemic. It is directly related to absence or irregularity of insulin hormone responsible for controlling blood sugar level. 90 to 95% diabetes patients are Type 2 patients. There are a few similarities and a lot of differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

What is Type 1 Diabetes ?
Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which our own immune system kills the beta cells in pancreas which produce insulin to control blood sugar. It causes total absence of insulin in blood stream and the patient has to depend on insulin injection or insulin pump. Mostly Type 1 Diabetes is diagnosed in childhood and remains life long. There is no prevention against this type of diabetes and no body known why our immune system targets the beta cells.

What is Type 2 Diabetes ?
Type 2 Diabetes is a disease created by incorrect lifestyle and unbalanced diet. In Type 2 diabetes our body develops insulin resistance, which means the same insulin produced before becomes less effective. It puts strain on beta cells in pancreas and their productivity of insulin is reduced with time, which makes the condition more worse.
Insulin Resistance: The reason behind Diabetes

Difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

  • Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease while Type 2 Diabetes is a lifestyle disorder.
  • Type 1 Diabetes is usually diagnosed in childhood while Type 2 is usually diagnosed after 30's.
  • Episodes of low blood sugar are normal in Type 1 Diabetes while low blood sugar is never detected in Type 2 under normal circumstances.
  • Type 1 diabetes can not be prevented as still there is no known reason behind it, while Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle.
  • Type 2 diabetes is directly connected to excess body weight , while it is not so in Type 1 Diabetes.
  • Type 1 diabetes is usually treated with insulin injection or pumps. No such injections or pumps are used to treat Type 2 Diabetes, just diet control and simple medication is used to treat it. However in extreme cases insulin injection are used to treat type 2 diabetes.
  • Type 1 diabetes is caused due to insulin deficiency while Type 2 diabetes is caused due to insulin resistance.
  • Type 1 diabetes is rare compared to Type 2. Out of all diabetes patients Type 1 are just 5 to 10%.
  • Type 2 diabetes is sometimes due to heredity while there is no such connection in Type 1.


Similarities between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Both types of diabetes can result in serious complications if not treated. These complications are blindness and kidney failure. Heart disease, stroke, and foot or leg amputations are other less common complications in both. All of these complications result due to high blood sugar for longer duration.

Assumption vs Reality

  • It is generally assumed that people with Type 1 Diabetes are underweight and people with Type 2 Diabetes are overweight, but this fact is not true in every case. Some Type 1 Diabetic patients can be overweight, while some Type 2 patients can be in normal weight range.
  • It is generally assumed that only type 1 patients need insulin injection, but the truth is that even type 2 patients may need it if they don't control their sugar through lifestyle and dietary changes.

Relation between Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Diabetes and High Blood Pressure are two most common diseases in the world. Every second patient over 35 years of age is suffering from any one of these diseases. Most of these patients are suffering from both of these diseases. Some of them are aware of this fact while some don't. If you are suffering from both of these then you should do your best to control it, else it may lead to some critical conditions.

Relation between Diabetes and High Blood Pressure


If you are suffering from Diabetes then it might lead to High Blood pressure if you don't take care of your diet. Sometimes Diabetes causes atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries), and if its not treated on time then it can cause high blood pressure. You should keep checking your blood pressure if you are a patient of Diabetes. It should be less than 130/80 mmHg. If its above this limit then consult you doctor to lower it.

Results of Diabetes with High Blood Pressure


Diabetes with high blood pressure can lead to some critical conditions which are listed below.
  • Diabetic Eye
  • Kidney problems
  • Coronary Artery Disease (heart disease)
  • Strokes
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (narrowing of the arteries in the legs and feet)
  • Heart failure
Diabetic Eye can even cause blindness. Its one of the worst effects of diabetes with high blood pressure. It damages the blood vessels in retina and also damages the optic nerve leading to complete blindness.
Kidney Problems are also common in such patients.

How High Blood Pressure can be treated in Diabetic Patients?

ACE (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme) inhibitors are used to treat high blood pressure in diabetic patients. These ACE medicines have also shown positive results to delay Kidney Diseases in diabetic patients.
Diuretics or Water Pills are also used to treat High Blood Pressure in Diabetic Patients.

How High Blood Pressure can be prevented in Diabetic Patients?

To prevent High Blood Pressure in Diabetic Patients they should practice the following things in their daily routine.
  • Quit Smoking
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Maintain a healthy body weight as per the BMI scale
  • Exercise Regularly
  • Eat less salt than normal person.
If you practice these things then you can avoid being a patient of High Blood pressure and live a healthy life with diabetes.

Diabetes Ayurvedic Treatment Trending in India

Diabetes is becoming one of the most common disease in the modern world. In this disease the blood sugar level is not controlled by our body properly as insulin hormone which regulates the blood sugar is not secreted properly. While i was researching about this disease, i found an Ayurvedic Treatment of Diabetes. Ayurvedic Treatment are well known in the world for their good results with no side effects.

I have found the following ayurvedic diabetes treatment on a website while researching on this topic. Please read the "Important Note" at the end of this article to check the genuineness of this treatment.


Ingredients for Ayurvedic Treatment of Diabetes


  • 100g Wheat Flour
  • 100g Food grade Gum (Gond in Hindi)
  • 100g Barley (Jow in Hindi)
  • 100g Black Caraway, or Black Onion Seed (Kalonji in Hindi)

How to Prepare Ayurvedic Medicine for Diabetes

  • Add of the above ingredients in a container.
  • Add 1.5 Ltr water in it and mix it.
  • Boil it for 10 Minutes
  • Keep it open till its temprature become normal.
  • Distill the water from it into a glass bottle.
  • Keep it in a fridge. 
Now your Ayurvedic Diabetes Medicine is ready.
Insulin Resistance: The reason behind Diabetes

Usage

Drink one small cup of this water just after getting up in morning. It should be taken before breakfast.
For first 1 week drink it daily. During second week drink it on alternate days. After 2 weeks of course get your sugar level tested.

Never keep this water in a steel bottle (it may make the water sour). Use a glass container.

Please mention your test results in the comments section if your have tried this ayurvedic medicine. Your comments might help other people in getting rid of this disease.

Referencehttp://healthnature1.blogspot.in/2013/05/diabetes.html

Important Note


A website named hoaxorfact.com says that the above treatment is a hoax. You may check its details on the following URL: http://www.hoaxorfact.com/Health/successful-treatment-for-diabetes-by-dr-tony-almeida-bombay-kidney-speciality-expert-facts.html . This site says that Dr Tony Almeida is no one. But i found him on practo.com (https://www.practo.com/mumbai/doctor/dr-tony-almeida-diabetologist) . I am still unsure if the above treatment works or not. Your comments are most welcome on this topic.

If i find some better ayurvedic treatment for diabetes then i will mention it on this page. Till that time keep visiting betterhealthfacts.com .

Diabetes Insipidus Symptoms, Treatment, Home Remedies

Diabetes Insipidus (DI)

Diabetes Insipidus is different from Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Insipidus is not related to sugar level in your blood. Its related to functioning of your kidney. Diabetes Insipidus is a condition which causes frequent urination. Its just like you are drinking water and its coming out as urine. In Diabetes Insipidus urine is very diluted (almost water). Therefore the patient feels a lot of thirst. Sometimes it even disturbs the sleep as the sufferer need to get up for urination. In worst conditions it may cause bedwetting. Bedwetting is mostly caused by kids as they have less control over their urinary muscles.
Diabetes Insipidus is not a life threatening disease. So if your doctor diagnosed you about this disease than don't be in any tension.

Diabetes Insipidus is of four Types :
  1. Central Diabetes Insipidus: It occurs due to lack of anti-diuretic hormone (ADH). It may be caused by some abnormality in the pituitary gland or hypothalamus.
  2. Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus: When Kidneys don't respond or respond improperly to anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) then it can cause Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus.
  3. Gestational Diabetes Insipidus: This type of DI occurs during pregnancy. An enzyme made by the placenta destroys ADH in mother which results in Gestational Diabetes Insipidus. 
  4. Primary Polydipsia: This condition is also known as dipsogenic diabetes insipidus or psychogenic polydipsia. Its not caused due to ADH production. It occurs due due to excessive fluid intake. This situation arises to either some mental illness or due to some dame in thirst-regulating mechanism.

Diabetes Insipidus Symptoms

Diabetes Insipidus Symptoms in Adults:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Frequent and Diluted Urine.

Diabetes Insipidus Symptoms in Kids / Children:

  • Unusually Wet Diapers
  • Fever
  • Inconsolable Crying
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Dry Skin due to Dehydration 
  • Delayed growth

Diabetes Insipidus Treatment

There are different treatments for different types of Diabetes Insipidus. These different treatment are described below.
  • Central Diabetes Insipidus Treatment: A synthetic hormone called desmopressin is used to treat Central Diabetes Insipidus . Its available as a nasal spray, oral tablets and injection. 
  • Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus Treatment:  Low-salt diet can help in this condition as it reduces the amount of urine that your kidneys make. Hydrochlorothiazide is usually prescribed in this condition.
  • Gestational diabetes insipidus Treatment:  Its also treated with synthetic hormone desmopressin.
  • Primary Polydipsia Treatment:  There is no particular treatment for Primary Polydipsia. Best treatment for this form of diabetes insipidus is decreasing fluid intake.

Diabetes Insipidus Home Remedies

Diabetes Insipidus can be treated at home only during early stages. You can cure it by taking sufficient amount of water. But if you feel that your condition is severe then you must consult a doctor as soon as possible.

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Diabetes Side Effects in Men and Women on Brain Eyes and Skin

Diabetes Side Effects in Men & Women

Diabetes is well known for its side effects. In this disease the patient not only need to take care of his/her diet but also take care of side-effects caused by diabetes. One major well known side effect is on fresh wounds, as it take a long time for clotting to happen. So major injuries can result in high blood loss. Here betterhealthfacts.com will tell you some other side effects of diabetes and precautions that you can use to get over them.

Diabetes Side Effects


  • In a diabetic person the sugar level might get low as well, so he/she should always keep some sugar product handy to eat (especially when they are out of your home).
  • It takes longer to heal an injury. In diabetic person both clotting and healing process are slowed down. It might be 2 to 10 times slower than normal person. The speed of healing process also depends on your sugar level. It better to keep a first aid kit and dressing material handy. Avoid injuries but still if something happens wrong then don't wait for blood to stop, instead use the dressing material to stop the blood flow.
  • Another side effect of diabetes is on eyesight . If at any point of time you feel blurred vision or continuous pain in your head then consult your doctor as it might be symptom of eyesight problem.
  • People who don't take care of their diet and medicines instead of being diabetic, might face a kidney failure in their life. This is the worst thing that a diabetic person might face. 

Don't get feared by all these side effects, as if you take a balanced diet suggested by your doctor and proper medication, then you can easily get over these side effects. The side effects discussed above are common in men and women. In next update we will discuss more about separate side effects of diabetes in men and women.


Sugar Free Sweets and Desserts for Diabetics - Online Recipes

Sugar Free Sweets and Desserts are must if there are some diabetic person in your family. Specially if you are celebrating some occasion. Diabetic people either avoid sweet dishes or just eat eat it as they can't control themselves. Both situations are odd.

At such a time if a diabetic person don't eat sweet, he/she either curses himself for such a disease or just eat it after thinking "1 piece will do nothing". But truth is that even small quantity of sweet desserts can a diabetic person at risk. So here betterhealthfacts.com will provide some simple tips to make some sugar free Sweets and Desserts.

Sugar Free Sweets and Desserts for Diabetics

  • Banana Ice Cream
  • Flourless Brownies 
  • Sugar-Free Blueberry Muffins
  • Microwaved Baked Apples
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Faux Frosty
  • Skinny Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Crustless Pumpkin Pie
  • Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies made with Splenda
  • Apple Slices with Peanut Butter
  • Mock Kettle Corn
  • No-Bake Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake 
  • Luscious Fruit Dip
  • Sugar-Free Sugar Cookies
  • Fruit Smoothies
  • Sugar-Free Coconut Sorbet
  • Grilled Strawberry Sandwich
  • sugar free apple pie
All these sugar free Sweets and Desserts for Diabetic people are available online. You can easily get their online recipes. You might find video tutorial for these Recipes on Youtube. We will update this page page very soon so that you don't need to search for these recipes online. You will find online video tutorial for these recipes on this page.

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