This presentation was developed under the guidance of Michaei Thase, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. To answer the question, what is diabetes, you need to know the function of insulin to the body. Diabetes is either the body stops producing insulin which is type 1 diabetes, or type 2 diabetes is where the body develops a resistance to insulin. Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body’s ability to produce any or enough insulin causes an elevated amount of glucose in the blood. To be more specific when you eat, the food eaten is turned into sugar, and then the pancreas is supposed to release insulin.
Diabetes does not discriminate as it can and does strike at anyone, regardless of their walk in life. The stress of living with diabetes takes its toll on the individual and their family.  If left untreated the high level of blood sugar can result in death or coma. This type of diabetes is known as insulin dependent where it is necessary for the diabetic person to inject themselves with insulin. The problem is it can be difficult to know the right amount of insulin to take, because stress for example is not easily defined and can vary greatly from one person to another, as well as general health, and emotions, etc., because for each individual these things are subjective so it makes it especially difficult to gage. Type 2 diabetics do produce some of their insulin, but it either is too little or the insulin is unable to open the cell to allow the glucose to enter the body and the body becomes resistant to the insulin. Your liver makes too much sugar, when glucose builds up in your body over time it can cause serious medical problems. To avoid these medical problems, take diabetes seriously and see a doctor about how to control your diabetes. If you suffer from diabetes, then you will understand what I mean by a thirst that is insatiable. Frequent urination is extremely annoying, when you are out and you have to keep stopping to look for a restroom. When diabetes is left untreated or is inadequately treated sweating can be a symptom of diabetes, it can often be mistaken for menopause, although they are very different types of sweating. Weight loss can also be experienced with diabetes due to lack of adequate insulin, when this happens your body will begin to burn off fat and muscle as a source of energy.
When you have sudden weight loss we tend to eat whatever we want, and although in the beginning it feels good to eat however we please after a while we will gain weight. Nerve damage from diabetes can also occur to the nerves in the eyes, diabetics have to be especially careful as they are at higher risk for eye disease than non-diabetic people.
When diabetes affects our blood circulation we can get dry flakey skin because our sweat glands are dysfunctional. Any type of cut or abrasion or bruises will take longer to heal due to the high glucose levels in the blood which eventually damage the nerves causing neuropathy. When diabetes is left untreated or is not treated adequately it can cause many different types of problems, as to your gums you may notice redness or swelling of the gums or gums receding.
The Association for Diabetics admits that a low carb diet is better for diabetics but still will not recommend it as they think it is too difficult for people to successfully manage over a long period time. A good breakfast would consist of 1 poached egg, slice of white toast, and 3 slices of bacon which totals 238 calories, 12.7 carbs.
There are some stores that provide great value for your money where you can buy meat, fish, vegetables and nuts for very good prices, you just need to research which stores have the best value, which is something you should probably do whether you are on a special diet or not.
If you do prefer salads, you can also add hard boiled eggs to a salad with nuts such as walnuts or almonds and mix in some mandarin oranges. As for the carbs, there is no need to cut out carbs altogether, if you do it will only make you want it more and then you will feel guilty when you give in and binge.
However, you should count your carbs; carb counter is a free data base with over 6000 different food sources. These are meant as guide lines and should only be used as such, always consult with your doctor for any medical concerns and your dietician for your diet.

In type 1 diabetes, the immune system of body destroys the insulin releasing cells and thus stops the insulin production.
In type 2 diabetes the body lost its ability to use insulin in right way known as insulin resistance. In type 1 diabetes, the immune system of body destroys the insulin releasing cells while In type 2 diabetes the body lost its ability to use insulin in right way. In type 1 diabetes episodes of low blood sugar are common while in type 2 diabetes there are no episodes of low blood sugar level.
The symptoms of type 1 diabetes may appear before diagnosis while symptoms of type 2 diabetes don’t appear before diagnosis.
Type 2 diabetes is associated with excess body weight while type 1 diabetes is not associated with excess body weight. Type 1 insulin is usually treated with insulin while type 2 diabetes is initially treated without medication. Type 1 can’t be prevented without insulin but type 2 can be tackled with healthy diet and regular exercise. Type 1 is caused due to autoimmune attack on insulin cells but behind type 2 diabetes immune system don’t attack insulin cells.
Boils also known as skin abscesses are local skin infections that are tender, red and often filled with blood or pus. Diabetic boils are infections which are caused by the weakening of the immune system due to diabetes.
Check the blood sugar levels regularly if you have diabetes and make sure that you keep it in check. The skin safeguards our body against microbes and other foreign materials that can harm the body. Despite these efforts if you have persistent boils then use hot packs and hot soaks to treat the boils.
For some reason Asians due to genetics and life style are more prone to this disease and scientist do not know what is the exact cause. Statistics show that one American dies every 3 minutes from diabetes and it is the leading cause of many serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and amputations. It is a fine balancing act, if too little insulin is taken your glucose level will rise to a dangerous high, this is called hyperglycemia, if too little is taken then you become hypoglycemic. Type 2 diabetes is not insulin dependent and usually develops in people 35 and older although these numbers are changing and more people are developing it earlier. Also at night having to get up 3 or 4 times in the night to use the bathroom and then being really tired the next day because of the interrupted sleep. Menopause comes on suddenly, and you can feel it creeping over your body, whereas, sweating due to diabetes is constant, it is the same as when you are weak after having the flu, it does not come and go and even when everyone else feels cold you are hot. Blurry vision is often caused when glucose levels spike and lack of fluids are restricted from reaching the eyes.
The skin around our extremities are effected the worst but with adequate treatment for diabetes the dry itchy skin can be remedied quickly.
It is because as a diabetic your blood can become thick and with poor circulation, not enough oxygen is getting to cells, blood sugar is low and is inadequate fuel for the body. High glucose levels damage the immune system after a while and consequently we take longer to heal.
Blood vessels are all over our body so it stands to reason that when the blood sugar level or the glucose level is high it can cause problems in every area of our body.
And the best breakfast is 1serving of egg whites, I slice of whole wheat toast, and 1serving of turkey bacon, this is 87 calories and 1.0 carbs.
It seems as though as soon as you say I can’t eat that your body starts craving that particular food. For example you can blend kale, baby spinach with pineapple for a great smoothie. Another smoothie example would be banana with peanut butter and coconut milk, which is really nice for breakfast.

One of the reasons diabetics should avoid too many carbs is because they turn to sugar, food like pasta or bread should be eaten in moderation. Body is unable to absorb sugar (glucose) with insulin and sugar is essential for energy production n the body.
They are caused by the staphylococcus aureus bacteria which often enter the skin through wounds and cuts. Unfortunately diabetes can wreck havoc on the immune system and lead to a number of health problems including certain skin complications as well. With high sugar levels the efficiency of the immune system is greatly affected and it can lead to slower healing of wounds and cuts.
When there is any break in the skin like cuts or open wounds then it can become infected with bacteria.
For larger and painful boils filled with pus you will need to drain the pus and take antibiotics to prevent any bacterial infection. Remember that for taking any medicine for boils it is best to consult a healthcare provider first.
There are approximately 400 million people in the world today suffering from diabetes and the number is growing every year. At this point the pancreas is supposed to release insulin so that sugar or glucose is not stored in the body. It is not known why but the body sees the insulin producing cells as a foreign threat to the body and attacks the cells, which in essence the body tries to defend its self by attacking its own pancreas, this is called autoimmune disease.
If you have parents or family members who have type 2 diabetes you are more likely to develop it because genetics play a part as to what we are prone to as well as life style. Apart from the fact that you are drinking more which is helping to cause the frequent urination it is also the body’s way of trying to expel the extra sugar that is building up in your blood. In milder cases it is a numbness that is similar to a visit to the dentist when the anesthetic is wearing off, but in more severe and progressive cases it is burning and shooting pains, you cannot stand any pressure on your skin, you cannot wear certain types of shoes and you are limited as to how much mobility you have. If you do not feel satisfied after eating and or get hungry again quickly then you should talk to your doctor as this could be a sign of hyperthyroidism. Another problem is that when diabetes is not treated it can also result in many different types of skin complaints and infections. Diabetes exhaustion is due to the body’s inability to absorb insulin causing physical and mental fatigue.
And even better than that is 1 egg white, 1 slice of mixed grain toast and 1 slice of ham which comes to 137 calories 13.6 carbs. If you are consuming 2200 calories a day no more than 1430 should be carbs; however, you should consult with your doctor or dietician regarding how many calories and carbs you should be consuming.
If you have existing boils with pus then drain out the pus by covering the boils with warm cloth, apply antiseptic and cover the boils with bandage. If you have boils and there are clothes that rub against them then make sure that you wear loose fitting clothes that do not rub against wound. This is because certain immune suppressing medicines used for boils treatment can complicate the problem further. Treatments start with diet and exercise but if that isn’t enough then oral medications are prescribed.
As it progresses motor skills can be affected as well as sensory and autonomic and involuntary nervous system response.
People suffering from boils should try to avoid sharing clothes and towels among family members. Something as simple as separating 2 pieces of paper or undoing a jar can be very difficult.

Diet for maintaining blood sugar level
Hba1c and average blood glucose chart


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