Did you know these diabetic facts?

By MewElla Latest Reply 2013-07-20 19:23:45 -0500
Started 2013-06-23 12:22:55 -0500

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that the body uses to convert the food you eat into your energy for the day.
People with diabetes always need to watch their weight, however, as part of a healthy meal plan, desserts in moderation are not off limits.
People with diabetes don't always have symptoms. The most common symptom of elevated blood sugar is excessive thirst.
Diabetes can develop at any age; children are now being diagnosed more frequently.
Diabetes usually does not start suddenly. Lifestyle changes, losing weight, and exercise can help, but the most important is your lifestyle change.
Elevated blood sugars can cause eye problems.
Diabetes and depression often go together. High blood pressure is a complication of diabetes.
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4 replies

01misspearl 2013-06-25 10:43:14 -0500 Report

Life style change
I'm trying but I find that after two years this July
Some of my family sorry suck with this

I've heard you can have this we eat it no matter how many times I try to explain that I can't. They get mad.
Know when I go to there house I bring my own food
Having a hard time getting some family members on my side.

manapua72 2013-06-23 19:11:47 -0500 Report

Your facts most represent type one … Lifestyle change doesn't really apply to type ones … I'm a type two and life style change would be of benefit though bring that may pancreas doesn't produce insulin , I'll still be on insulin no matter how healthy I am …