How To Prevent Diabetes Complications

By jigsaw Latest Reply 2014-07-08 06:13:26 -0500
Started 2014-06-29 07:45:23 -0500

The basic concept is easy to understand, even if it seems a bit difficult to put into effect. Actually, I noticed that some find it easy to apply, and others find it a bit more difficult. Either way, if you apply the basics, you'll live longer, and healthier!

This link, which is somewhat basic, and excellent, especially if you are recently diagnosed, or having some difficulties with diabetes mgmt.

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Poodle gal
Poodle gal 2014-07-07 18:54:18 -0500 Report

Jigsaw—you rock! You always make informed and thoughtful comments and suggestions on this web site! I appreciate you and your helpful guidance and experience!

Glucerna 2014-06-29 15:50:24 -0500 Report

Thanks for the link. I like your reminder that information isn't just for people newly diagnosed. Technology and science changes so rapidly, and it's important to stay on top of those changes. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jigsaw 2014-06-30 05:17:23 -0500 Report

Keeping up with technology, can be difficult. I occasionally bring articles that I come across, to my doctors. Even they fall behind at times, and seem to appreciate an occasional update.

theladyiscrazy 2014-06-29 11:20:45 -0500 Report

I find the concept easy to understand but the application harder. It is really difficult to "control" blood sugar when so many things affect them: STRESS (whether from meds, emotional, physical, etc) is a HUGE culprit. If one becomes ill from a virus, it puts stress on the body and thus sugar numbers go up. There are so many contributing factors, and not all are controllable.

jigsaw 2014-06-29 17:39:18 -0500 Report

The things you mention are true, but you they are usually temporary. Most long term circumstances that effect blood glucose, can be controlled to some extent. Even temporary conditions such as illness, can be dealt with in a positive way. Stress can also be dealt with in many ways that are at least helpful. I agree, that they can cause an increase in bg, but there are usually positive, and helpful actions that we can take. We may not be able to control external conditions and circumstances that effect us negatively, but in most cases, we can take positive action that helps.

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