Healthy eating and regular physical activity are important in managing your type 2 diabetes because they can lower your blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides, as well as help control your weight. Its important to know that you dont have to change your entire life to begin eating properly. In fact, simply by reading up on good ways to eat healthy, you will be well on your way to making positive changes to your health.
Proper diet is an integral part of managing Type 2 Diabetes. The Type 2 Diabetes plan provides a balanced diet. You won’t have to count fat grams, calories or sugars; we do all of that for you. Not only will you shed those unwanted pounds, you’ll also improve your blood sugars and decrease your risk of many diseases associated with diabetes – all under the guidance of certified diabetes educators.
Know the basics of a good healthy eating plan
The best healthy eating plan for type 2 diabetes is one that helps you reach all of your goals and is realistic for you. No two healthy eating plans are the same. However, there are some basics everyone should keep in mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
South Indian diet for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes?
What is the healthy South Indian diet to cure insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes?
The Indian Council of Medical Research suggests a daily intake of 25 to 35 grams of fiber. Fiber helps to naturally reduce glucose levels. In the Indian diet, high fiber foods include things like bran, whole grains, cereal, fresh fruit, dried fruit, raw vegetables, red beans, bean sprouts, mullet preparations, cluster beans, drumstick stems, lotus stems, curry leaves, pomegranate, green chilies, coriander, and cardomon seeds.Introduction to high fiber foods should be done slowly and progressively; increase the amount of fiber by five grams a day until you meet the 35 grams per day limit. Doing so will help you to avoid the feeling of a distended abdomen and problems with flatulence or bowel regularity.
The diabetic should consume 65 to 75 percent of daily calories in complex carbohydrates. This will ensure that blood sugar levels remain regulated. Complex carbohydrate consumption helps minimize blood cholesterol triglycerides and also improves digestive processes. Food sources for the diabetic include legumes, rice and whole wheat bread.
25 percent of daily calories come from protein. Food sources include soy beans, cheese, chicken, egg whites, fish and leafy green vegetables. A diet that is excessive in protein can have harmful effects on the liver and kidneys, forcing them to work harder.
Channa dal is a legume that us a common part of the Indian diet; these legumes are revered for their anti-diabetic properties. Channa is fiber-rich and lower blood sugar levels naturally. It also reduces fasting blood sugar levels by thwarting the passage of sugars into the urine; this reduces one’s insulin requirements.
The Indian diet for type 2 diabetes also recommends lowering cholesterol intake. High levels of cholesterol contribute to cardiovascular disease; no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol should be eaten daily.Baking, steaming, roasting or grilling foods reduce cholesterol levels,rather than frying them. Consume low-fat or skim milk products instead of whole-milk varieties.
Anyone tried Budwig diet to lower or cure Type II Diabetes ?
I have read on some information on Budwig diet and it indicated that it can sure Type 2 Diabates if strictly followed. Anyone with diabetes has tried this ?
I am just diagonised with diabetes and my first blood test showed fasting sugar of 132 but when I checked with glucometer in a week after the above test it showed 125. I year ago my blood sugar was 98. I am now looking aggressively if I can get my blood sugar below 110.
Also, while I read about Budwig diet I thought it is worth giving it a try. So also want to check if anyone has experience with it. Remember, as some people pointed out that for Budwig diet to be successful, you not only have to take this special diet for few weeks or months depending on how high your sugar levels are, but also have to avoid all non-organic food and other oils, eggs, etc that have lots of saturated fats.
Anyone who has tried it, please chime in with your experience.
I would appreciate answers from anyone who has tried this protocol. Not from people who claim to have “common sense” and so on.
I would appreciate answers from anyone who has tried this protocol.
I’ve heard of the Budwig protocol being used for cancer & I’m sure it’s fine for diabetes but it’s not something you can do for a few weeks & be “cured” of diabetes. It does work because it replaces carbs with good healthy fats but if you end it & go back to carbs, you will regain your health problems.
Dr.Richard Bernstein (the diabetes specialist & a type 1 diabetic) from his book, “Diabetes Solutions” pertinent chapters available to read online -
What if I, a physician, told you, a diabetic, to eat a diet that consisted of 60 percent sugar, 20 percent protein, and 20 percent fat? More than likely, you’d think I was insane. I’d think I was insane, and I would never make this suggestion to a diabetic (nor would I even make it to a nondiabetic). But this is just the diet the ADA recommended to diabetics for decades.
Whether you eat a piece of the nuttiest whole-grain bread, drink a Coke, or have mashed potatoes, the effect on blood glucose levels is essentially the same— blood sugar rises, fast. … our saliva can break starches into the shorter chains on contact and then convert those into pure glucose.
With a number of important exceptions, carbohydrates, or foods derived primarily from plant sources that are starches, grains, and fruits, have the same ultimate effect on blood glucose levels that table sugar does.
All carbs (even vegetables) are converted to sugar (glucose) in the body. Posted below is a fascinating interview with Dr.Richard Bernstein (the diabetes specialist & a type 1 diabetic) on youtube where he demonstrated how whole grain bread turned to glucose within one second in his mouth! He says the exact thing would happen with corn or an apple as well.
Dr. Joe Prendergast, an endocrinologist /diabetologist has managed over 1500 diabetic patients and, in the last decade, not one of his patients has had a stroke or heart attack. Only one has even been hospitalized! His secret—50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. Dr. Joe further reports:
SEVEN REASONS TO EAT MORE SATURATED FATS -
1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors
Saturated fat in the diet reduces the levels of lipoprotein (a) abbreviated Lp(a)—that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. The only dietary means of lowering Lp(a) is eating saturated fat. Eating fats raises the level of HDL, the so-called good cholesterol.
2) Stronger bones
Saturated fat is required for calcium to be incorporated into bone – According to expert in human health, Mary Enig, Ph.D., as much as 50 percent of the fats in the diet should be saturated fats.
3) Improved liver health
Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content. Saturated fat has been shown to protect the liver from the toxic insults of alcohol & medications and even to reverse the damage.
4) Healthy lungs
For proper function, the airspaces of the lungs have to be coated with a thin layer of lung surfactant. The fat content of lung surfactant is 100 percent saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes breathing difficulties, collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress.
5) Healthy brain
Your brain is mainly made of fat & cholesterol. Though highly unsaturated essential fatty acids found in cold-water fish (EPA & DHA) are important for brain & nerve function, most of the fatty acids in the brain are actually saturated. The brain needs saturated fats to function optimally.
6) Proper nerve signaling
Certain saturated fats, found in butter, lard, coconut oil, & palm oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism. Without the correct signals to tell the organs & glands what to do, the job gets done improperly.
7) Strong immune system
Saturated fats found in butter & coconut oil (myristic acid & lauric acid) play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize & destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, & fungi. Myristic & lauric acid have potent germ-killing ability. We need dietary replenishment of them to keep the immune system vigilant against the development of cancerous cells & infectious invaders.
Is there a way to use gene therapy to cure type 2 diabetes?
My dad is a fit muscular man who really watches his diet an exercises. His family has a high predisposition to diabetes. He gets type 2 diabetes anyway! It really pisses me off when I see 400lb+ men who show no concern for their health get tested and have completely normal blood glucose levels because they are lucky in the gene pool and are lucky to be born into a family with a low risk of type 2 diabetes. Is there a way you can insert viruses effectively into someone’s DNA and cure them temporarily of type 2 diabetes. I wish there was research for a cure.
Whats the best ‘cure’ for type 2 diabetes?
I have type 2 diabetes 42 yr old female with hemachromatosis, mild heart condition and slightly overweight.I want to avoid medication and try to control the diabetes by diet and excercise alone.Has anyone had sucess doing this if so how did you do it? I have some excercise restrictions due to back surgery but willing to try anything and I do walk a lot anyway. Thanks for any help.
I dont believe that actually. I do know of someone who was obese with diabetes type 2 she lost 57kilos and is no longer on tablets.
My mom has had diabetes for several years. She lost a lot of weight (she had been extremely overweight) and her blood sugar came down to well within normal range. I don’t think she’s cured. She has to take maintenance pills and monitor her sugar levels. She watches her weight carefully and is vigilant about sores or cuts on her feet and hands.
While her blood sugar was off kilter, she took cinnamon capsules because we’d read that cinnamon helps stabilize the insulin production and release.
any natural diabetes cures or ways to help fight off type 2 diabetes???
are there any natural ways to help fight off diabetes using natural herbs and foods, if so please list them, i am paying out 0+ a month on medications that do not seem to be helping, and have been doing so for the last 3 years, i follow a strict diet with little to no sugars and carbs, but all i manage to do is go deeper in debt and get sicker.
You should check-out, Kevin Trudeau’s Natural Cures book. I haven’t read this book myself but I have heard many good things about it. I believe he addresses diabetes in length and things you can do to bring it under control.
I wish you the best of luck and good health. I really feel you on this issue because my dad passed away from diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes – anyone leading what they consider a normal life?
Here’s my tale and my life bears no relationship to the active life I used to have. I live in England uk.
I am male, 53 yrs old and have been diagnosed as type 2 diabetic since my mid thirties.
my height is 6ft and my weight is 20 stone.
As a young man my mother provided an excellent balanced diet and I was extremely athletic and fit as a fiddle. At 18yrs I married, left home, stopped sport and indulged my sweet tooth – my weight ballooned from 11.5 stone to 15 stone at the age 30, eventually reaching 21stone by my mid 30s resulting in my subsequent diagnosis as diabetic. At that time my blood pressure was measured at 159/36 the GP said it was borderline and said possibly “white coat effect” might be responsible.
I have never drank or smoked at all.
My work has always been sedentary – desk bound or driving – I have owned and driven my taxi for the last 12 years.
Originally I was given metformin tablets to be taken 3 times a day after each meal – my weight reduced slightly from circa 20 stone to 18 stone over the first few years during which consultations were handed over to the diabetic sister at the GP practice.
She put me on a variety of Blood pressure drugs, saying – “prevention better than cure”- I have tried various exercise regimes including gym membership, and made efforts with my diet but only getting to 17 stone as my lowest weight, but for the majority of the time I’ve fluctuated around the 19stone mark
My diabetic controls monitored by the practice have remained reasonable – typically blood sugars between 5 and 6.5, cholesterol at 3.2, Blood pressure circa 128/72, but since inclusion of the blood pressure control medication I have continually felt washed out – if you speak to an ME sufferer the experience seems identical.
I left it for 2 years to see if things might improve because I still ate unsuitable foods and thought that I wasn’t giving the drugs a fair chance. If anything the lethargy, dizziness, general stupor got worse with the inevitable eating of more unsuitable foods to feel better with the usual weight increase.
During an annual consultation I relayed my thoughts to the nurse, particularly about being unable to walk or raise my head for any length of time but because my blood test results were ok I got the impression aything else is superfluous so nothing was done. A year later I spoke with another nurse about it and she said I must make another appointment and insist upon a reduction in medication. 2 weeks later the Diabetic Nurse called me in and in between searching for her holiday tickets (honestly) she took all of 30 secs to withdraw one of the drugs and within 24 hrs the improvement was fantastic.
I can’t remember what the drug was but this episode plus another of my tablets being replaced because of newspaper revelations about it’s side effects have left me sceptical of “by the numbers treatment” ever since.
I’ve tentatively raised the issue with the senior doctor there, who clearly irritated, replied “well, come off the drugs – but they’re keeping you alive” and another at the practice was more direct saying “why don’t you lose some weight, then we’ll see about taking you off some of the tablets”.
I’ve included a list of what I’m taking, it’s been pretty consistent for about 10yrs.
During my last assesment my weight had risen to over 21stone, in my opinion I know when and why I eat sugary, fatty foods and a good part of it is dealing with the dreadful effects of these tablets – is there no other way?
Below is a list of medication.
on wake up:
Competact 15mg/850mg onetablet
After evening meal:
Competact 15mg/850mg onetablet
cod liver oil capsule 550mg (not on prescription)
The short answer to your main question is that, yes, it is entirely possible to have Type 2 diabetes and lead a normal life. You can even lead a fantastic life. And you can be rich and famous too. Did you know that two of the most famous Type 2 diabetics in the world are Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave, and the Hollywood actress Halle Berry?
Medication is supposed to improve your life. If it doesn’t, you shouldn’t be taking it. And you shouldn’t be asking for advice on this on an anonymous forum. You should discuss this with your GP. There are many different meds out there, and each has different side effects. It is a matter of balancing the effect of the medication against the side-effect.
It could also be the case that what you are feeling is not a side-effect of the meds, but clinical depression. Depression can make people feel awful, listless, tired etc. Again, this is something you need to discuss with your GP.
You also need to know that your medical conditions are not necessarily weight-related. There are lots of thin, active people who have hypertension or diabetes or both. Being of normal weight did not help them prevent either condition, and losing weight isn’t going to help them. You don’t know if it will help you either. Although that doesn’t need to stop you exercising/eating healthy/losing weight for other reasons. I’m just saying that losing weight is not a panacea. I can offer my own experience in this: diagnosed with hypertension at overweight BMI, told it might possibly go away if I lost weight, gained weight to obese BMI with no change in hypertension, then lost weight to normal BMI with no change in hypertension. Basically my blood pressure stayed the same whether I was normal or obese BMI. Finally, diagnosed with diabetes at normal BMI.
A final word to your diet. I don’t know what you have been told about a diabetic diet but in truth there is no such thing. You can eat anything you want, as long as your blood sugar remains within target afterwards. That’s a big ‘if’. There are no forbidden foods, it is all about portion control, though you might find you can only tolerate a minuscule portion, e.g. not the entire slice of cake, but two teaspoons.
A true diabetes-friendly diet is low in carbohydrate, not just sugar. ALL carbohydrate turns to sugar in the blood. But there is no reason why you need to limit fatty foods as fat as no impact on blood sugar. The killer combination is high fat high carb (which I suspect is what you are referring to, e.g. chips, cakes, doughnuts, biscuits) which will spike your blood sugar for hours and hours. But high fat low carb (e.g. bacon, avocadoes, olives, nuts) is all perfectly fine and very healthy from a blood sugar management point of view.
Could I still overcome diabetes? (undiagnosed)?
This Guy says if you lose weight that could be a easy way to cure type 2 diabetes But what Im Slim i dont have much weight to lose. Will Exercise and a low carb no bread diet still be enough for me to reverse diabetes?
You can’t reverse diabetes. You can in some cases manage diabetes with diet and exercise alone. To truly be considered ‘cured,’ I would expect your blood sugar to be 100% normal after eating something very high in carbohydrates, like several doughnuts and a tall glass of milk. If you need to restrict your carbohydrates to maintain non-diabetic blood sugar levels, then that means you have diabetes. Non-diabetics can eat whatever they want and never spike into diabetic range.
Many Type 2 diabetics are not overweight at the time of diagnosis and so weight loss can do nothing for them.
Because you haven’t been diagnosed, do you even know if you are diabetic? If you are, you may need more help than diet and exercise can provide. Some diabetics just have to take oral medication and/or insulin, and you may be one of them. Even if you can control blood sugar without meds, I would caution you not to get complacent believing that you’ve healed yourself. Diabetes is a progressive disease, and so what works this month may not work next month. You need to keep testing your blood sugar in case your control disappears.
Could I really have Type 1 Diabetes?
About 3 weeks ago, I went to my primary doctor because I had what I believed to be a sinus infection, my heart beat was also pretty fast, as well as my respiratory rate. When I got there, they did my vitals, and said my heart beat was 150. They checked my lungs and said I sounded a little stuffy, and that I needed to have x-rays done. Before I went downstairs, my doctor decided to take my blood sugar, which at the time, was 112 (keep in mind I was sick, which raises blood sugar levels at times.) I went downstairs, where I found that I couldn’t manage to breathe anymore. I went back up stairs, where they rushed me to the emergency room.
By the time I got settled in and the nurses checked my blood sugar again, it was 409. At 1:30pm, I was 112, not a diabetic; at 4pm, I was 409, and a diabetic. I hadn’t eaten or drank anything between 1pm and 4pm and I had been walking from the x-ray room back to my primary’s office. I asked the nurses/doctors why that was, and they had absolutely no answer/reason for how it happened. They simply told me that I was a Type 1 Diabetic (the first time I was ever diagnosed) and left the room.
They transported me to another hospital, where I met with an endocrinologist who believed I had diabetes for months as of then. The thing was, I had absolutely no symptoms once so ever, no extreme thirst, or constant need to go to the bathroom. I had felt fine up to that point – other than my runny nose and headache – and had no idea I was a diabetic in the least bit.
I’m home now, and have been injecting myself with insulin ever since. So far, my blood sugars have remained in the low 80′s to the mid 60′s. I have yet to go over 300, and I have barely even touched the 200′s. They have reduced my insulin intake twice already, and have started me on vitamin D as well as Zinc, mainly because when they did blood work, it showed that my immune system was very low. Unfortunately, none of the specialists hold any hope of me ever growing out of this disease, or simply curing it. They tell me it will be a constant part of the rest of my life, and that I will have to manage it.
Against what they have said, there has to be a way. From what I know, my case is pretty special. Most people have either had symptoms, or have the disease running in the family, neither of which I have. I am only 15 years old, I am a juvenile, and at one point I was around 15 pounds overweight. I dropped that weight conditioning for winter track, – healthy diet, rigorous exercise – over about a 2 month period. Before that day 3 weeks ago, I was healthy, happy, and enjoying life. Now, I can hardly stand behind the three of those things. Against what many people say, diabetes does shape your life, even if you don’t let it. You are forced to stick to a strict regimen, count your food constantly, prick your fingers without mercy, and inject yourself. This is not the life I want to live, in fact, no diabetic wants to live this way.
So, now that you have a summary of my situation, is there the possibility that I don’t have diabetes Type 1? Could it be something else? If so, what? Are there any known remedies that can jumpstart the pancreas or maybe help it along? (I am currently in the honeymoon phase.) Also, can your pituitary gland have anything to do with shutting your pancreas down, or perhaps restricting its growth compared to the rest of your body? What about hormones in general?
Thank you so much for reading my question! =)
And for you other diabetics, don’t give up hope!
Also, my period has been out of whack as well. First, it started coming late, then it came whenever it pleased, now I haven’t gotten it at all. This has to be hormones right?
When I first got it 3 years back, it came on a regular schedule (like the 5th of every month.) That lasted up until about 4 months ago. Could this have anything to do with it?
A reading of 400 is definitely diabetic. The onset combined with your age distinctly point to type 1 diabetes. The reason why you might need less insulin now that you’re stabilized is that you’re still honeymooning- which means your body is still producing a tiny amount of insulin. That production will die off however within a few weeks to a few months.
You can ask your endocrinologist if you qualify to join the studies of investigational drugs trying to extend the honeymooning period in t1s. However, those will only extend the amount of time you produce SOME insulin- not forever, and they wont ever make you produce enough insulin to not need injections, merely lengthen the amount of time your remaining beta cells take to die.
There’s nothing else you can do but face the fact that you are a t1 diabetic and that you are going to live with this forever. You don’t need to follow a restricted diet, but you do need to count carbs, inject, and test.
Eventually, this is going to become a part of your life and you wont use such overly dramatic words like ‘mercilessly’ having to test your bg. What would be merciless is if you were diagnosed before bg meters and insulins existed: you’d have weeks or months to live and then you’d die. Good thing we have those merciless treatments, eh?
Talk to your endo about seeing a CDE to learn more about your diabetes, as well as options that can make living with diabetes easier, like using an injection port or an insulin pump, and a CGMS.
This is your reality now. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes. You are not a ‘special’ case, you are not the exception. Coming to terms with that and learning how to take care of yourself is the part that matters. Grasping at straws will get you nowhere.
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1. I can suggest “Compatible“ body type diets for Diabetes II. as per person`s Blood Group.
2. Based upon the theory of Nature Cures, I can suggest Diets to “Prevent, Control and Cures“ over 150 Human Ailments and diseases. The Body Compatible diets are suggested, on the basis of each person`s Blood Group, Age, Weight, Height etc. It is worked out individually, based upon the Human Blood Group. 3. I also suggest “Onbed Exercises“ which one can easily do on bed in Home, for about 15 to 30 minutes daily which makes body flexible, active, energetic and disease-free. 4. I can suggest “Total Wellness Methods“ based up on “Indian Ayurvedical Systems“ in order to maintain proper balance of the “Vatta, Pitta and Kapha i.e. the Gas , Acidity and Enzymes Secretions respectively“ which are three basic elements that influence the illness or wellness of the human body. 5. I can provide “Food Combinations“ that are fully compatibles to every persons body and blood systems. Yash
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Type 2 – gastro bypass?
My sister has had type 2 for a few years. It was not in the family, yet she is otherwise a candidate, due to weight, diet and exercise. She controled her diabetes with diet and medication. She has never had out of control blood sugars, and her diabetes is managed with minimal effort/medication.
Six months ago, she had a gastric bypass. Suddenly her medication was negatively affecting her blood sugars. As she reduced her medication, her BS stabalized. With her doctor’s monitoring, she has been med-free for four months.
So I have two questions:
1.) I’m a parent to a type 1 child, and thought I was pretty fluent on diabetes. I haven’t heard of this before and it made my jaw drop. Has anyone heard of a surgery ridding the body of diabetes (other than islet cell transplant or pancreas transplant)? Tell me your story/knowledge on the subject. Is it specific to type 2?
2.) What does this tell scientists and doctors about a cure? Does it put it more within reach?
Drs David Cummings and David Flum of the University of Washington wrote an editorial to the Journal of the American Medical Assoc. about the gastric bypass surgery usually cures Type ll in about 80 percent of the patients…also, it can eliminate having to take blood pressure meds. I have Type II and I will be having the GB 2-25-08. It is the Lifestyle change that takes place when you have GB.
WHy is Diabetes so out of control ? So many people diagonsed every day ? We need a Cure?
I hear of so many young people beign diagosed with type 1 diabetes
Im sorry but this does suck .. No your life is not over , but with the daily injections , diet controll , can you even go out for a slice of pizza
with your friends .. ?? Type 2 I understand more ,I am one , and being
over weight and not enough activity , I know the reason , and amworking on it . Type 1 actaully makes me mad , stupid huh?
Children teengagers diagnoed with this disease is not only painful because of injections , but are limited on so many foods that as a
youg person enjoyed , I don’t remember going to school with anyone
that had diabetes , Please tell me what , and how do you handle this
during the day at school ..
My heart goes out to each and every one of you that deal with this
on a daily basis .. We need a cure for this ! And hopefully soon
I hope for a cure as well. I believe that the problem is too many convenience foods i am talking frozen foods they are so loaded with chemicals and fat and salt, eating out too much, this day and age kids are not active because they are in playing video games and not going out and playing.
When I was a kid this wasn’t a problem either, but Mom or Dad cooked, they cooked real food not the frozen foods, eating out was a treat, we played outside, we didn’t have video games and we didn’t have computers, and a lot of times moms didn’t have to work so we weren’t latch key kids that came home and threw something in the microwave. Mom had something good waiting for us usually a peanut butter sandwich and milk or an apple.
Today’s parents seem to be too busy to cook good meals and today’s kids are too busy with the computers and video games and have no interest in riding bikes or whatever the case may be. What happened to tag and hide and go seek? Those were games that encouraged excercise.
My cat has been diagnosised with ecoli in her bladder. Treatments? Cure? Hope? She’s still young!?
She is overweight and has type 2 diabetes. She is (now) on a diet as prescribed by the vet, and is on medications to lower her blood sugars. So far her infection has been resistant to Clavimox, and the vet is giving her a 25% chance of coming through ok. I’ve tried to find info online but there don’t seem to be many sources, so if anyone has any ideas for getting her through this, I would really appreciate it. Come to think of it, so would she!
She’s about 5 years old, we think (she’s a rescue kitty!) and this is the first time she’s shown any type of poor health. She’s still very affectionate and doesn’t seem to be in any pain, but obviously I want her healthy and around for several more years!
Any insite, suggestions, alternatives etc, would be very welcome.
Being diagnosed with a urinary tract infection is not a death sentence. The test (which was a culture and sensitivity of the urine )to determine that your cat was resistant to Clavamox should have also told you what antibiotic would be effective against e-coli. Your veterinarian should have switched antibiotics. From my experience the antibiotic Baytril works well for e-coli infections. As far as the type II diabetes most cats do well with proper management of the blood sugar and continued medication. If anything else maybe you should get a second opinion.
What is left for me to say…..?
I typed up a report on diabetes, it is supposed to be 6 pages dubble spaced, but now i don’t know what else to put, all i need is a half a page more. Thank you!
Diabetes Type 1
Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems using food for energy. After a meal, carbohydrates in food are broken down into a sugar called glucose, which is carried by the blood to cells throughout the body. Cells require insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to help use blood glucose for energy. People develop diabetes because the pancreas does not make enough insulin or because the cells in the muscles, liver, and fat do not respond to insulin properly, or both. As a result, the amount of glucose in the blood increases while the cells are starved of energy.
Prior to 1997, the type of diabetes typically diagnosed in young people was called juvenile diabetes or type 1. Diabetes emerging in adults was called adult-onset diabetes or type 2. Then in 1997, the official names of the types were changed to type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is the second most common chronic disease in children (after asthma). About 13,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Patients with type 1 diabetes make up about 5 percent of all cases of diabetes. It most commonly appears in girls and boys when they are about 14 years old. Usually, type 1 diabetes is first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults but it can occur at any age. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin. As a result, the pancreas does not make insulin, a hormone which helps use blood sugar (glucose) for energy. The cells become starved of energy and there is an excess of glucose in the blood. People with Type 1 diabetes must have daily injections of insulin to live. Proper diet, exercise and home blood sugar monitoring are essential to manage the disease. Food and exercise must also be balanced because of the risk of hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, and hyperglycemia, high blood sugar. Both are life threatening concerns. When hypoglycemia develops, cells are not getting enough glucose. Confusion, loss of consciousness, comma and death results when the brain is deprived of glucose for too long. Hyperglycemia and prolonged absence of insulin may lead to ketoacidosis, the accumulation of ketones in the blood when the body uses fat for energy instead of glucose. Ketones make the blood acidic and slow down all body functions. Like hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia can also lead to comma and death. The only cure available today for type 1 diabetes is a pancreas transplant, which is rarely done. Because both pancreas transplants and kidney transplants require lifelong use of powerful drugs to suppress immune reactions that can reject the organs, pancreatic transplants are usually done to those with type 1 diabetes who also need a kidney transplant. The side effects of immune- suppressive drugs can be severe and even worse than the disease. One or two people out of every 10 who get the surgery die within a year. Also the new pancreas is rejected by half of the people who get this operation. If the transplant fails, diabetes returns. Recently, experimental treatments with stem cells have shown some promise. For most people, type 1 diabetes is a life-long disease that can be effectively managed with insulin.
Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
•Urinates frequently. The kidneys respond to high levels of glucose in the bloodstream by flushing out the extra glucose in urine. A child with diabetes needs to urinate more frequently and in larger volumes.
•Is abnormally thirsty. Because the child is loosing so much fluid from peeing so much, he or she becomes very thirsty to help avoid becoming dehydrated. A child who has developed diabetes drinks a lot in an attempt to keep the level of body water normal.
•Loses weight. (or fails to gain weight as he or she grows) in spite of a good appetite. Kids and teens who develop type 1 diabetes may have an increased appetite, but often lose weight. This is because the body breaks down muscle and stored fat in an attempt the provide fuel to the hungry cells.
•Often feels tired. Because the body can’t use glucose for energy properly.
But in some cases, other symptoms may be the signal that something is wrong. Sometimes the first sign of diabetes is bedwetting in a child who has been dry at night. The possibility of diabetes should also be suspected if a vaginal yeast infection (also called a Candida infection) occurs in a girl who hasn’t started puberty yet. If these early symptoms of diabetes aren’t recognized and treatment isn’t started, chemicals called ketones can build up in the child’s blood and cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fruity- smelling breath, breathing problems; even loss of consciousness. Sometimes these symptoms are mistaken f
Watch out on using advice from yahoo answers if truthfulness is graded. While 80% of type 2′s are overweight, only 18% of obese people are diabetic.
ATTN: Raw Food Vegans?
I’m interested in adopting a Raw food diet, however I don’t want to become 100% raw. I still plan to each various cooked foods, and meats(chicken, seafood)… because I can’t let them go sorry! However, majority of my diet with be consisting of raw foods.
I became interested in raw foods, literally last week, when a friend of my cousin was found to be cured of type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure after suffering with them for 20 years.
My question: Will I still receive the health benefits, and all the good things that come with having a raw food diet.. Even if I continue to add cooked foods and meat to my diet.
Yes you will. You did not state how old you are. As with any type of diet change make sure you have blood work and certain tests done to make sure you are getting what you need. Also make sure you take a multi vitamin as well as B-complex to make sure you are getting the essential vitamins you will need. Make sure your doctor is aware you are making a change and you should have no problems.
It will take your body awhile to adjust to the change so give it time. And do not forget the acidophilus!
question for diabetics?
Have you tried a low carb, high fat diet?
I read this article and it seemed interesting:
I ask this because my girlfriend has type 1 diabetes and she’s been in the hospital for 2 months in terrible pain, due to kidney damage. The doctors say she’s expected to live till the age of 20 and she just turned 17:’( i love her to death and i really dont want to lose her and im desperate to find or do something to help her live longer or at least get her out of the hospital:(
If anyone has had any success with this way of eating, pleaseeeee answer?:(
If someone wants to try this, can you please email me your results through yahoo answers?:( (i think it takes 4 months to start working, or 4 months to see significant results or something like that)
thank you everyone!
I care for my father who has diabetes. He was diagnosed with kidney disease a year ago and it’s pretty bad. The diabetes has also affected his pancreas. He follows a low carb, low fat, high protein diet and it has seemed to help some. Since I’ve had him on the diet and watching what he eats, he has not gotten any worse. I can’t say for sure if it’s the diet or not. Diabetes is such a nasty disease, especially once it starts attacking the organs.
Good luck to you and your girlfriend darlin.
What is the problem with healthcare?
For the longest time in my life no one cared, Obama is a socialist, but besides the fact, seriously what is the problem, to see if there is one I will list the top 10 causes of death by the CDC and see if medical treatment is necessary. In all cases of Emergency by law the Hospitals MUST take you, even they take illegal immigrants. No one gets denied to the ER, so any ways here are the top 10 killers in America according to the CDC.
* Heart disease: 631,636
* Cancer: 559,888
* Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 137,119
* Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 124,583
* Accidents (unintentional injuries): 121,599
* Diabetes: 72,449
* Alzheimer’s disease: 72,432
* Influenza and Pneumonia: 56,326
* Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 45,344
* Septicemia: 34,234
1. Heart Disease – is my favorite since the causes are related to poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress. You don’t need health care to treat your self unless you need a prescription to exercise.
2. Cancer has a problem since that is a vague term, what kind of cancer, really if it’s anything related to smoking, being over weight, are caused by the individual. The other problem is modern medicine today doesn’t even have a true cure. Does it really matter how many times you want to go through Chemotherapy till you die? You got leukemia which is cancer of the blood, That’s the only one I can picture needing to go to the hospital for, considering you need to get your blood checked, unfortunately that group is such a minority in the big spectrum of cancer it’s not an issue. Not to mention cancer it’s self can be spotted by annual check ups, a doctor visit doesn’t cost much, you’re acting like you are going through an MRI per visit.
3. Stroke – is the same concept as a heart attack, just a stroke is the lack of blood flow to the brain. So the same concept of proper nutrition, exercise, and stress management occurs. No need for a doctor.
4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease – 80% of it is caused by smoking or second hand smoke. Someone tell me if you need health insurance to prevent stupidity. The cure is oxygen replacement and to stop smoking. Please tell me how expensive that is. What happens is if you can’t use your lungs efficiently you become dependent on using an oxygen tank. I can’t think of how expensive it truly must be to refill an oxygen tank. Man this is hilarious on how “Expensive it is”
5. Accidents – Do you really need health insurance for this?
6. Diabetes – again is vague, there are 3 types of diabetes, Type 1 will always be insulin dependent, type 2 is insulin dependent due to having a poor diet and ruining their blood sugar by bad choices, and type 3 is caused when a female is pregnant, which more so goes away. Type 2 Diabetics is the biggest in this catagory, again why am I repeating myself, it’s the individuals fault, except for type 1, since type 1 are genetically that way. Type 2 isn’t genetic, Type 1 can see a doctor for free for all I care it’s such a small number compared to the type 2. Type 2 is done by poor choices of diet and lack of exercise. I repeat myself alot.
7. Alzheimer’s disease – There is no cure, what good is it if you have health insurance any ways? So you can be pumped full of drugs and be slowly dying in a painless way. There is no cure like cancer, no true cure. There are little treatments that still don’t change the out come. It doesn’t matter regardless.
8. Influenza and Pneumonia – If you read up on this, it suggests to get vaccinated for this. Again with the prevention factor individuals won’t consider. The main treatment for influenza is to rest, drink plenty of fluids, and avoid exertion. Fever and aches are sometimes treated with acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as aspirin or ibuprofen).
Does that even sound expensive to drink fluids and rest then swallow an over the counter drug like aspirin?
9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis – Finally one that really requires hospital treatment, this is the failure of the kidney, of course you need a hospital for this. This one will hurt if you don’t have health insurance, I can finally agree that the individual uninsured here is screwed.
10. Septicemia (also septicæmia [sep⋅ti⋅cæ⋅mi⋅a], or erroneously Septasemia and Septisema) is a related but deprecated (formerly sanctioned medical) term referring to the presence of pathogenic organisms in the blood-stream, leading to sepsis. The term has not been sharply defined. It has been inconsistently used in the past by medical professionals, for example as a synonym of bacteremia. In the lame terms, due to unsanitary conditions or place of alot of bacteria can this be consumed. The therapy of sepsis rests on antibiotics, surgical drainage of infected fluid collections, fluid replacement and appropriate support for organ dysfunction. Anti
Uninsured doctor visits cost on average.
Family practice: to 5
Specialist: 5 to 5
Antibiotics cost on average to 125 dollars a week.
Wow alot of my information got sliced off.
Chester why do you need health insurance for preventive care when it suggests you eat right, exercise, and manage your stress? How the hell do you not comprehend that, does a doctor need to write you a prescription to run 2 miles?
PARKERD: What kind of person sits there dying of things they lacked to manage. You realize the top 10 killers of America are manageable, You’re taking away the individual responsibility of people and assuming it’s not their fault. We can be a fascist country and mandate everyone eats a certain way, exercises a certain way, but then it would conflict with our freedom. People are freely choosing to kill them selves with the poor choices they make. It’s not lack of insurance, it’s lack of self respect.
eelfins: I am advocating for prevention because the causes of these diseases could be prevented, cancer has many preventions, most people that have cancer don’t get it randomly like they’re struck by lightning. So why do you need to treat someone with health insurance like the number 1 killer, which can be prevented by proper nutrition, exercise, and stress management. Is Yahoo Answers holding an idiot marathon? You don’t need hospital treatment for illnesses that can be prevented. Same reason why I don’t need someone to tell me to cross the street, when I can prevent getting hit by looking both ways.
Cross the road to enlightenment please, you’re blaming lack of insurance on the individuals lack of prevention. If these illnesses where caused by random lucky I’d say otherwise.
YA! the anti-conservative site: Can I rip your pants off and shove your genitalia in my face, since you’re the one decent enough to make a standard statement. Of course Medicare and Mediciaid ruined the private sector of health care. You can’t have the government give free health care options and expect a private insurance company to compete fairly. It forms a monopoly and drives away the private competition since the government can’t lose since it has unlimited funds with taxpayers, only way the government can lose is if it goes bankrupt. Oh wait we are 11 trillion dollars in debt. I hope to god someone wakes up and stops advocating for more liabilities for this nation.
Alan S: those 45,000 people that die yearly and don’t have health insurance you so claim. How do you know their cause of death is directly related to cause of death. How do you know what they died from? If someone gets hit by a car and dies and doesn’t have health insurance they would be a part of your statistic. But really it wouldn’t be relevant. I would need to know the causes of death. I listed the top 10 causes of death in America by the federal site. If you notice most of them can be prevented if people took care of them self. Maybe I’ll rip my ears off and attach them to your skull so hopefully you can hear what I am saying. I am disgusted by how you allow people to be uneducated and voluntarily kill them self and advocate for health care being cheaper. Why not advocate people to make healthier life style choices. Make them a non-heart attack statistic, what good is health care when you make poor choices and die from a heart attack. Preventative measures are the top priority.
The problem is that alot of people either do not pay, or are on government sponsored medicare or Medicaid. This has led to a loss in ability for hospitals to pay for better staff, better equipment, top rated doctors. Many hospitals are going bankrupt due to high numbers of illegals, and low reimbursement for Medicaid or Medicare.
Sudden Outbreak of Pimples on a 60-year Old Woman?
My mom is 60, she’s a type-2 diabetic and has high blood pressure. (She takes medications for both: Metformin, Carvedilol, and Benicar.) Some 10 days ago she started getting these itchy pimples on her lower arms and chest mostly. They start as itchy spots which later develop into full-grown white-head pimples. The one she removed developed into a huge red spot around the pimple, but has since withdrew. She also changed her diet, as she decided to cure that diabetes of hers. Is this, then, an allergic reaction to either medications or food? She didn’t have any problems with medications before, or with food. Should she go see a dermatologist, and if so, do they ever really help? Tank you.
Peanut butter question, and anyone have advice for eating to prevent diabetes?
I’m 39 and had my first child nearly 2 years ago. I’m about 135 lbs–not overweight but I do have belly fat I didn’t used to have pre-baby. I was gestational while pregnant, and Type 2 runs in my family on my father’s side. I know exercise is important but have trouble fitting that into my schedule, beyond walking on nice days when I’m not chained to my desk at my FT job or caring for my daughter, who does keep me pretty busy and active. I have tried to some degree to maintain a lower carb, higher protein and fiber diet like I followed while I was gestational (and it was entirely managed then with diet and exercise, primarily yoga and walking). I have a terrible, terrible sweet tooth. I have a very, very difficult time turning down sweets and often don’t when I know I should. I fear I know my fate but if there are ways to prolong or prevent it, I really do want to try. Peanut butter has been a good thing for me. Just a spoonful or two keeps me from wanting to snack more much of the time. But I noticed Reduced Fat Peanut Butter has more carbs than regular or even all natural peanut butter. I’m wondering if I should stick with the regular form of PB since I’m not overweight, so that my carbs are ultimately lower. Thoughts?
Plus any and all good food tips that might help me prevent Type 2 and also satisfy or cure my sweet tooth would be appreciated.
Motivation to exercise wouldn’t hurt either.
Beware of low carb labels! Beware of low sugar labels as well!
Here’s the problem, there is no carbs in fat, so when a company wants to reduce the carbs they replace sugars with fats to keep the taste. The opposite is true as well, there is no fat in sugar. You can take out the fat, but you have to get the taste back with sugar.
Overall, calories is more important than anything else. If you watch calories, you’ll be also reduce fat and sugar consumption because both are high in calories.
Staying fit and eating less processed food will help you avoid type 2 diabetes. Eat foods that have a low glycemic index score (lots of sites with that info) when possible. An occasional sweet treat is not the end of the world and will not, but itself, cause diabetes. Remeber that sweets are a treat and shouldn’t be a basic food staple at home.
Someone please help me with my health homework? 10 POINTS?
Question 1- The virus that causes __________ also causes itchy, red bumps.
an urinary tract infection
Question 2- Pathogens are microorganisms that cure disease.
Question 3- What is the common cold’s pathogen.
Question 4- Which childhood disease causes infantile paralysis?
Question 5- What is one disease most children are vaccinated against?
Question 6- __________ are single celled organisms.
Question 7- Viruses are treated with antibiotics.
Question 8- Diseases are spread only through direct contact with one another.
Question 9- Which pathogen cannot be cured with antibiotics?
Question 10- Infectious diseases can be spread by any of the following ways except:
Question 11- __________ is caused by a virus.
Question 12- Polio is a disease that can be transmitted by the bite of mammals.
Question 13- What deadly virus causes raised bumps all over the face and body?
Question 14- What disease is caused when fungus grows in the warm, moist area of the groin?
Question 15- The pathogen for ringworm is __________.
Question 16- __________ is caused by fungus.
Question 17- What are two diseases transmitted by mosquitoes?
West Nile virus and malaria
Cold and flu
Smallpox and chickenpox
Rabies and Lyme disease
Question 18- Viruses can be transmitted to humans through the bites of insects.
Question 19- A disease that is characteristic of a particular local region is called:
Question 20- Lockjaw is one possible effect of:
Question 21- Insulin is:
a component of blood that helps with immunity.
not necessary for good health.
made in the stomach to help break down fatty foods.
a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.
Question 22- Which drug is used to control diabetes?
Question 23- What increases your risk for Type II Diabetes?
Lack of sleep
Question 24- What are two factors that increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer?
Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly
Eating a low fat diet and getting enough sleep
Obesity and genetic factors
No family history and no drugs or alcohol use
Question 25- Two symptoms of someone having an asthma attack are:
vomiting and diarrhea.
the airway become swollen and produces thick mucus.
insulin levels drop and headaches.
insulin levels rise and breathing becomes easier.
Question 26- When a tumor is benign it means:
it causes cancer.
the cancer is fatal.
the tumor does not contain or cause cancer.
the cancer will spread to other parts of the body.
Question 27- A heart attack is a/an:
aneurism in the aorta.
blood clot that occurs in the brain.
blood clot that occurs in the heart.
aneurism in the lungs.
Question 28- Two symptoms of diabetes are:
chest pain and shortness of breath.
constipation and no appetite.
excessive thirst and frequent urination.
stroke and body rash.
1. chicken pox
16. athlete’s foot
17.west nile and malaria
21. made in the stomach to break down fatty foods
24, obesity or generic factors
25, airway becomes swollen and produces thick mucous
26.the tumor does not contain or cause cancer
27.aneurism in the aorta
28.excessive thirst and and frequent urination.