There’s a lot to love about summer—warm weather, long days and all that outdoor time with loved ones. The heat being experienced in many parts of the nation these days is tough enough for the average person, but for the over 69 million Indians with diabetes, special precautions may be required.
Dehydration, or the loss of body fluids, can happen on these very hot summer days whether you have diabetes or not. People with diabetes and other chronic diseases like heart disease are more susceptible to overheating. Exercise in a cool place such as an air-conditioned gym, or early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures may be more moderate. Summer is the peak season for refreshing and replenishing melons, mangoes, peaches and plums. Summer fruits and vegetables like Mango, Melons, Imli, Amla, Kala Jamuns, Cucumbers, Zucchini are also great sources of vitamins C and A. Wear clothes made of cotton in light colours that absorb sweat and not heat to keep you dry and cool as far as possible.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 350 million people currently suffer from diabetes worldwide.
Treatment of diabetes includes measures to lower blood glucose levels and other risk factors that damage blood vessels.
Weight control, diet, exercise and other health-promoting lifestyle choices can prevent type 2 diabetes from occuring in the first place. The online journal, BioMed Central, has recently published a nationwide survey on diabetes in the United States that includes a detailed state-by-state breakdown. I appreciate Diabetes Forecast’s effort at tackling the great carbohydrate debates in: “Are Carbs the Enemy?” (March 2011). With the increasing conversation about pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, you’ve likely heard the terms “insulin resistance” and its “opposite insulin sensitivity.” Another term that’s entered our lexicon with the epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes is “metabolic syndrome,” a group of symptoms, which, at its core, is insulin resistance. The Health News and Reviews section addresses current health- and lifestyle issues as they are discussed in the press and respective publications.
Almost anyone who has ever gone on a diet or bought into a weight loss program knows that lasting success is the real challenge. This is the final part of a two part series specializing on how you can supplement your regular diabetes treatment by incorporating certain fruits to your overall diet.
More importantly, oranges can help keep your body weight within a healthy body mass index by helping your digestive function properly with its amazing amount of fiber. Strawberries can help you supplement your diabetes treatment by focusing on one delicate aspect of the disease. Antioxidants in strawberries help reduce your bad LDL cholesterol levels as they increase your overall good HDL cholesterol levels. Finally, strawberries are also an amazing fruit to hold off hunger, keep you energized, and keep your blood sugar levels steady. This fruit, with its truly unique taste, is the American Diabetes Association’s go-to super food.
Because it contains an extraordinarily healthy amount of high soluble fiber and vitamin C with an extremely low glycemic level index. By eating half a grapefruit a day you’ll be able to help your body achieve healthy blood sugar levels without any extreme highs or lows. Eating one kiwi a day will help you regulate your blood sugar levels and offer you the healthiest alternative to snacks with high amounts of fat or sugar.

First of all, with its low levels of carbohydrates and high yield of fiber, kiwis are the ideal fruit to controlling your blood sugar levels and lowering your cholesterol simultaneously. Finally, kiwis can pack a serious load of vitamin A, C, and E that can potentially protect your body from the aging damage caused by free radicals.
Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu chef Peter Servold. About Latest Posts Michelle TooleMichelle Toole is the founder and head editor of Healthy Holistic Living. In a report commissioned by the World Health Organisation and the Food and Agricultural Organisation, a team of global experts identified the excessive consumption of sugar from snacks, processed foods and drinks as one of the major factors causing worldwide increases in cardiovascular diseases, along with cancer, diabetes, and obesity. A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) – Internal Medicine found that the more added sugar you consume the higher your risk is of dying from heart disease.
The fact that this appears to be completely independent of other factors – such as weight, calories consumed, smoking, blood pressure, cholesterol level, and physical activity – indicates that there’s something specific about the relationship between sugar and the heart. Unlike trans fats and salt, there is no upper limit to how much sugar food companies can add to their products; it is on a “generally recognised as safe” list.
We can conclude that excess sugar is not only bad for our weight, our teeth and insulin level, but also has a direct effect on our heart. During the month of February FirstMed offers a special price on a cardiovascular risk assessment designed to give a basic result of your heart health and uncover possible risks which may require additional monitoring.
Never store insulin in the freezer, in direct sunlight, in the car or the car’s glove compartment.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps combat the adverse effects of free radicals from sun exposure, pollution and some processed foods.
Wash or shower with only water (no soap) and wipe your skin (specially the gaps between your fingers) to keep them dry at all times to avoid irritation and infections. This can loosen the adhesive securing the infusion set, the part of the device that attaches to your body. If you are concerned about heat, you can use a protective pouch with a small, cold gel pack placed inside the pouch as a way to protect your insulin from the effects of heat.
Type 1 diabetes is characterized by deficient insulin production, often developed at a young age. While type 1 diabetes patients require daily insulin injections, type 2 diabetics can benefit from other forms of treatment as well, such as weight management and blood pressure control. The results are not surprising and confirm more or less what researchers have known for quite some time: Diabetes continues to be on the rise everywhere in America, and the situation is the worst in the southern parts of the country. You measure your blood sugar, take your diabetes medications, drag yourself out of bed early to walk around your neighborhood and take the extra time to pack your lunch.
The Eating Lighter – Eating Smarter program offers easy modifications of many popular meal choices.
Having lunch or dinner out should be a pleasurable experience, unspoiled by guilt and regret. Although these fruits are amazing, they’re not meant to replace the treatment recommended by your doctor.
It can be a preventative measure to reduce your chances of developing diabetes if you drink a guava leaf tea everyday. With its high amount of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and lycopene, guavas can help your body regulate its blood sugar levels.
Instead of the rollercoaster ride of high and low blood sugar levels; you’ll be able to enjoy a steady flow of energy without the inevitable sugar crash. There is a strong link between sugar intake and a higher risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, dementia and high blood pressure.

For people whose added sugar intake made up over 21% of their daily calories, their risk of death doubled.
Therefore it is the individual’s responsibility to keep an eye on added sugar content of each (processed) food, which is not easy to track. Since sugars often are hidden in processed foods, it is more difficult to keep its level to a minimum than just cutting it from our daily morning coffee.
When blood glucose is elevated, this can lead to an increase in the body’s excretion of urine. If you experience any of these symptoms, move to a cooler environment, drink fluids like water, juice or sports drinks (based on your healthcare provider’s instructions) and seek medical attention. If perspiration is a problem, try using a spray of antiperspirant on the insertion rhymes site after your usual skin-preparation routine.
If you are spending an extended amount of time in the sun, cover the pump with a damp towel to protect it from prolonged direct sunlight. The causes of  type 1 diabetes are not yet fully understood and the disease is neither preventable nor curable at this point in time. If kept untreated, the risk of progressing from gestational diabetes to type 2 diabetes is real. And with so much to learn, you read everything you can find about diabetes and listen to everyone’s well-meaning advice and personal stories.
It’s National Nutrition Month with the theme – “Eat Right with Color” (it’s hard to create a color palate without fruits and vegetables!). I also appreciate the dual challenges, for people with prediabetes and diabetes, of glucose control and healthy eating. They’re just an additional tool to help regulate your blood sugar levels and improve your health. Recently medical professionals have been raising even stronger warnings about the relationship between high blood sugar levels and increased heart disease as repeatedly documented by numerous studies. To prevent dehydration drink plenty of caffeine-free fluids such as water, buttermilk or sugar-free iced tea and lemonade. In addition, red fruits such as watermelon and tomatoes are rich sources of the antioxidant lycopene, shown in a recent University of Manchester study to help protect against sunburn damage. Others have success with skin-barrier preparations such as Cavilon, Mastisol, Skin-Tac H or a compound tincture of benzoin applied to the skin.
Disconnecting your pump for up to an hour is another option, but if it is disconnected for a longer time, you will need to adjust your insulin infusion rate accordingly to allow for the missed doses. Over time, it can lead to serious damage to many of the body’s systems, including nerves and blood vessels. Do you suffer from diabetes, have serious blood sugar and insulin imbalances, monitor your blood sugar all the time, or have elevated cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglyceride levels?
It is quite clear: increased sugar intake leads to a greater risk of dying of cardiovascular disease. In general, the closer sugars are to the top of the list of ingredients, the more the food contains. All that sun, heat and humidity can cause dehydration, skin problems, heat exhaustion and spoil your medication.
Formerly only known to occur in adults, type 2 diabetes is now also on the rise in children and adolescents. But what might not be so obvious is that a lot of what you read and hear is just plain wrong.

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