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Protein in Foods. Understanding Diabetes

Very little ammount of proteins are used in the body to produce energy and only when there is shortage of carbohydrates. Proteins are used as a building material for the body as well as replacement parts. Eating protein is an important part of any healthy diet either for people with diabetes or people without diabets. We are all know that proteins are essential for mscle building, but it is also true for for other organs as well. However, Americans often overdo on protein consumption cramming every day more protein that they need. Digestion of protein take lots of water and unused unwanted proteins are discharged through kidneys. This can overburden out kidneys with complications to follow. As old saying goes, too much good is no good.

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Fats and Cholesterol in Foods. Understanding Diabetes

Fats are essential part of nutritional diabetes plan. There is no healthy food without fat. Out bodies need fat for proper functioning. Fats are used to rebuild the membranes thet protect the cells in the body and help the cells in the body send signals. Fats are also energy storage medium in the body, just like your battery in a cell phone. However, too much fat will clog up blood vessels which leads to a great ganger of heart problems and stroke. For healthy living with diabetes disease, you have to ccontrol the ammount of fat that you consume. Especially saturated fat and trans fat.

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Counting Carbohydrates in Diabetes

Embarking on the intensive diabetes management program you might want to learn to count carbohydrates in meal you take. Counting carbohydrates allows you to bring great variety of foods in your diabetes diet plan. You can stick to boring meals tailored for you by your diabetes team or you can learn how to count carbs and get much more flexible with your food. Its that simple. You’ll get good rewards if you are willing to learn. Counting carbohydrates in diabbetes technique is based on calculating your personal carbohydrate to insulin ratio.

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Carbohydrates. Understanding Diabetes

Very little of the fat and protein you eat becomes glucose. Biggest part of the glucose in the bloodstream comes from the digestion of carbohydrates. As the carbs are broken down into glucose and absorbed, the blood glucose levels are going up. Different kind of food produce different ammounts of blood glucose. It depends on how fats the glucose is freed from the food. Food that comes in big pieces, as apples (if you don’t chew them into a pulp) or corn, breaks down more slowly than smaller pieces, like the bits in grits or nicely cooked oatmeal. Food that digests slowly will releasy the glucose into the bloodstream slowly, as in raw food compared to cooked food. Also, some foods contain more carbohydrates per serving than others. Compare potato and carrot, for example. Lots of starch (carbohydrate) in potato and no starch in carrot, but both of them full of nutritions.

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Intensive Diabetes Management in Pregnancy and Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes can be recognized a little more than halfway through the pregnancy. At this time baby is mostly developed and from now on is going into growth stage. Too much glucose in mother’s blood will make baby grow too big. This leads to complications during delivery with a danger for both baby and mother. Women with diabetes are encouraged to plan their pregnancies. It is crucial to keep blood glucose levels close to normal as in people without diabetes. In the first two month of pregnancy the baby is developing its nervous system and body parts. Too much glucose in the mother’s blood may cause birth defects and increases risk of miscarriage.

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How To Buy Right Blood Glucose Meter

The blood glucose meter is a hendheld instrument that tests the level of glucose in the blood. A drop of blood obtained by pricking a finger or other site is placed on a small plastic strip that is inserted in the meter. The glucometer calculates and displays the blood glucose level. This glucose meter is a crucial part in diabetes management plan for people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. The glucometer shows current blood glucose level for you to decide on how much insulin to inject or oral diabetes medications to take in order to bring your blood glucose level close to normal.

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Blood Glucose Meter in Diabetes. Glucometer

Blood glucose meter, also known as glucometer, is a handheld device that specially purposed to test the glucose level in the blood. Glucometer is one of the most important instruments in diabetes management plan. The blood glucose meter calculates and displays the blood glucose level from a drop of blood taken from a finger or other place on the body.

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Diabetes and Hyperglycemia. How to Control Hyperglycemia in Diabetes?

Hyperglycemia is a condition when blood glucose levels become dangerously high. It could lead to life-threatening situation that could result in diabetic coma and death. For type 1 diabetes patients having too little insulin in the body leads to too much glucose build-up. Emergency can and would arise if person ignores high blood glucose. DKA occurs when person with type 1 diabetes don’t get enough insulin. It can start with skipping a dose of insulin, or missing a clog in the insulin pump, or the bottle of insulin gone bad. But an undetected high blood glucose level, combined with not testing urine for ketones, can bring about diabetic coma, pneumonia, difficulty breathing, shock, and even death.

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Glucose Control In Diabetes. What Affects Glucose in the Blood? Part 2 – Insulin

As the body goes on with digestion of the food we eat, glucose levels builds up in the bloodstream. In people without diabetes or in many people with type 2 diabetes, glucose signals the body to release insulin. People with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin and must take it by insulin injections. Insulin then lets glucose into the cells that need it. More on diabetes products and services you shall find following links to the right. Without insulin, cells in the body can’t get the energy they need to live and grow. In people with type 1 diabetes, the body no longer makes insulin. Glucose can’t get to the cells that need it. In people with type 2 diabetes, the body makes insulin, but the insulin has problems in getting enough glucose into the cells that need it.

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