April 29, 2015

Diabetes Types & IR ~ IMPORTANT!

Posted in AGING, ASPARTAME, DIABETES, FYI BITS - LIFESTYLE CHANGES, LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:06 pm by PCOSLady

For IR (Insulin Resistant) & Diabetic Types
FACT: There is no long term research showing the Diabetes Association’s way as being healthy…
IR & Diabetics: Start to EAT
~ Low Carb…
~ All the good fats you want…
~ All the proteins you want…
~ All the non-starchy veggies you want…
You will realize you have;
~ No sugar spikes ever after a meal!
~ In months you will lose weight…
~ Get healthier by the month…
~ Be off medications in 4- 6 months…
~*Your body will be getting healthier inside!
Thank Dr Schwartzbien MD who helped Suzanne Somers with her book Get Skinny on Fabulous Food…
~ There is no long term research showing the Diabetes way as being healthy…
~ The new way you prove the old way wrong after the first meal!
Best wishes in getting healthy in a few months!
You see progress day by day…
Sites to look at:
Dr Berg’s Body Type Quiz
~ Learn which hormone is driving YOU!
~    http://www.drberg.com/body-type-quiz
Now Loss
~ How to to look good naked… By Adrian Bryant
~   http://www.nowloss.com/
Aspartame Poison by way of side effects
~   https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/aspartame-side-effects/
~   https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/top-100-misdiagnosed-diseases/
Sugar Names
~   https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/sugar-names/
Lifestyle Changes
~    https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/category/lifestyle-changes/
Parasitology Center Inc: Parasitologist in Scottsdale, AZ Dr.Omar Amin
~    ALL 250,000 types of bad parasites are tested here!
(50,000 types are yeast!)
Canidida MD ~ Yeast is with symptoms

~    http://www.candidamd.com/candida/symptoms.html

Be in the know!
All your symptoms count!

July 25, 2014

Sugar Names

Posted in CANCER, DIABETES, LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , at 5:21 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Felt you should see this list… It grows and may have a few go to the right side of eating…
Please see: https://www.facebook.com/notes/single-mans-kitchen/all-the-249-names-of-sugar-so-far-project/10150839799498198
All the 310 names of sugar so far project.
by Single Man’s Kitchen on Friday, May 18, 2012
This is the list of the ingredient names for sugars that you find on packages in the USA and Canada. Some of the sugars are really artificial sweeteners, but have a high calorific value, high enough to be considered an artificial sugar.
Agave nectar (Often with HFCS)
Agave syrup (Often with HFCS
All natural evaporated cane juice
Amber liquid sugar
Anhydrous dextrose
Apple butter (Usually with HFCS)
Apple fructose
Apple sugar
Apple syrup
Arenga sugar
Azucar morena
Bakers special sugar
Barbados Sugar
Barley malt
Barley malt syrup
Bar sugar
Berry Sugar
Beet molasses
Beet sugar
Beet sugar molasses
Beet syrup
Birch syrup
Blackstrap molasses
Blonde coconut sugar
Brown rice syrup
Brown rice malt
Brown sugar
Buttered syrup
Candy floss
Candy syrup
Candi syrup
Cane crystals
Cane juice
Cane juice crystals
Cane juice powder
Cane sugar
Carob syrup
Caster sugar
Chicory (HFCS)
Coarse sugar
Coconut crystals
Coconut nectar
Coconut palm sugar
Coconut sap sugar
Coconut sugar
Coconut syrup
Coco sugar
Coco sap sugar
Concentrate juice (Often with HFCS)
Concord grape juice concentrate (Often with HFCS)
Confectioner’s sugar
Corn sugar (HFCS)
Corn syrup (may contain some HFCS)
Corn syrup powder (may contain some HFCS)
Corn syrup solids (may contain some HFCS)
Corn sweetener (HFCS)
Cornsweet 90 ® (really HFCS 90)
Creamed honey (Often with HFCS)
Crystal dextrose
Crystalline fructose
Crystallized organic cane juice
Crystal sugar
Dark brown sugar
Dark molasses
Date sap
Date sugar
Decorating sugar
Dehydrated sugar cane juice
Demerara sugar
Demerara light sugar
Diastatic malt
Dixie crystals
Dried corn syrup
Dried evaporated organic cane juice
Evaporated cane juice
Evaporated organic cane juice
Evaporated corn sweetener (HFCS)
Ethyl maltol
First molasses
Florida Crystals
Free Flowing
Free flowing brown sugar
Fructosan (may contain HFCS)
Fructose (HFCS)
Fructose crystals (HFCS)
Fructose sweetener (HFCS)
Fruit fructose (HFCS)
Fruit juice (Often with HFCS)
Fruit juice concentrate (Often with HFCS)
Fruit juice nectar (Often with HFCS)
Fruit sugar (Often with HFCS)
Fruit syrup (Often with HFCS)
Glucose-fructose syrup (HFCS)
Glucose solids
Glucose syrup
Gluctose fructose (HFCS)
Golden molasses
Golden sugar
Golden syrup (GMO beet)
Gomme syrup
Granulated coconut nectar
Granulated coconut sugar
Granulated fructose
Granulated sugar
Granulated sugar cane juice
Granulized cane sugar
Grape sugar
Grape juice concentrate (Often with HFCS)
High dextrose glucose syrup
High-fructose corn syrup (*is the HFCS here)
High fructose maize syrup (HFCS)
High maltose corn syrup (Often with HFCS)
Hydrogenated starch
Hydrogenated starch hydrosylate
Hydrolyzed corn starch (Often with HFCS)
Honey comb
Honey powder
Icing sugar
Inulin (HFCS)
Invert sugar
Inverted sugar
Inverted sugar syrup
Invert syrup
Icing sugar
Isoglucose (HFCS)
Jaggery powder
Light brown sugar
Light molasses
Liquid dextrose
Liquid fructose (Often with HFCS)
Liquid fructose syrup (Often with HFCS)
Liquid honey (Often with HFCS)
Liquid maltodextrin
Liquid sucrose
Liquid sugar
Maize sugar
Maize syrup (HFCS)
Malted barley syrup HFCS)
Malted corn syrup (HFCS)
Malted corn and barley syrup (HFCS
Malted barley
Maltitol syrup
Malt syrup
Maple Sugar
Maple syrup (Sometimes with HFCS)
Meritab 700
Milk sugar
Molasses sugar
Muscovado sugar
Nipa sap
Nipa syrup
Organic Agave
Organic agave syrup
Organic brown rice syrup
Organic cane juice crystals
Organic coconut crystals
Organic coconut nectar
Organic coconut sugar
Organic coconut palm sugar
Organic granulated coconut sugar
Organic maple syrup
Organic palm sugar
Organic rice syrup
Organic sucanat
Organic sugar
Organic raw sugar
Orgeat syrup
Palm sap
Palm sugar
Palm syrup
Pancake syrup (Often with HFCS)
Pearl sugar
Potato maltodextrine
Potato syrup
Powdered sugar
Pure fructose crystals (HFCS)
Pure cane syrup
Pure sugar spun
Raisin syrup
Raw agave syrup
Raw sugar
Refiner’s syrup (Often with HFCS)
Rice bran syrup
Rice malt
Rice maltodextrine
Rice malt syrup
Rice syrup
Rice syrup solids
Raw honey
Rock sugar
Sanding sugar
Second molasses
Simple syrup (Often with HFCS)
Soluble corn fiber
Sorbitol syrup
Sorghum molasses
Sorghum syrup
Sucre de canne naturel
Sugar beet syrup
Sugar beet crystals
Sugar beet molasses
Sugar cane juice
Sugar cane natural
Sugar glass
Sugar hat
Sugar pine
Sulfured molasses
Sweetened condensed milk (Often with HFCS)
Sweet sorghum syrup
Syrup Syrup
Table sugar
Tapioca syrup
Turbinado sugar
Unrefined sugar
Unsulphured molasses
Wheat syrup
White crystal sugar
White grape juice concentrate (Often with HFCS)
White refined sugar
White sugar
Wood sugar
Yacon syrup
Yellow sugar

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September 25, 2013

Endocrine System

Posted in DIABETES, ENDOCTRINE DISORDER tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:51 pm by PCOSLady


About the Endocrine System
Endocrine Glands and Hormones

The Endocrine System Essentials

The endocrine system is made up of a network of glands.
These glands secrete hormones to regulate many bodily functions, including growth and metabolism.
Endocrine diseases are common and usually occur when glands produce an incorrect amount of hormones.

The endocrine system helps control the following processes and systems:

~ Growth and development
~ Homeostasis (the internal balance of body systems)
~ Metabolism (body energy levels)
~ Reproduction
~ Response to stimuli (stress and/or injury)

The Endocrine Network
The endocrine system completes these tasks through its network of glands, which are small but highly important organs that produce, store, and secrete hormones.

The glands of the endocrine system are:
~ Hypothalamus
~ Pineal Gland
~ Pituitary Gland
~ Thyroid
~ Parathyroid
~ Thymus
~ Adrenal
~ Pancreas
~ Ovaries
~ Testes

These glands produce different types of hormones that evoke a specific response in other cells, tissues, and/or organs located throughout the body. The hormones reach these faraway targets using the blood stream. Like the nervous system, the endocrine system is one of your body’s main communicators. But instead of using nerves to transmit information, the endocrine system uses blood vessels to deliver hormones to cells.

All Endocrine Disorders
~ Acromegaly ~ Cushing’s Syndrome ~ Goiters ~ Addison’s Disease ~ De Quervain’s Thyroiditis ~ Graves’ Disease ~ Adrenal Cancer ~ Diabetes ~ Growth Disorders ~ Adrenal Disorders ~ Follicular Thyroid Cancer ~ Growth Hormone Deficiency ~ Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer ~ Gestational Diabetes ~ Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis ~ Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer ~ Hypoparathyroidism ~ MEN 2B ~ Hyperglycemia ~ Hypothyroidism ~ Menopause ~ Hyperparathyroidism ~ Medullary Thyroid Cancer ~ Obesity ~ Hyperthyroidism ~ MEN 1 ~ Osteoporosis ~ Hypoglycemia ~ MEN 2A ~ Papillary Thyroid Cancer ~ Parathyroid Diseases ~ Reproduction ~ Thyroiditis ~ Pheochromocytoma ~ Silent Thyroiditis ~ Turner Syndrome ~ Pituitary Disorders ~ Thyroid Cancer ~ Type 1 Diabetes ~ Pituitary Tumors ~ Thyroid Diseases ~ Type 2 Diabetes ~ Pre-diabetes ~ Thyroid Nodules

April 24, 2013

Libido in Men

Posted in AGING, DIABETES, OFF TOPICS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:50 pm by PCOSLady

MEN: Libido Problems
PCOS Lady:
Libido problems are being experienced by some men, even teens today! I have been asked by a few of my male friends to research options for you…
~ I strongly suggest men have their testosterone levels checked id over 45 yrs old since by 50 your level can drop to half or lower…
I took a three night seminar on Impotence at a hospital years ago given by the surgeon…
~ I know the test for impotence…
~ Thinning blood causes impotence… Heart illness, Diabetes, aging and medications are the main causes…
Women, you also cause your men to have libido problems when you cause emotional stress, cut on them there with harsh words, reject their affection, etc… Men show love through making love…
~ Most may have no idea the trauma they cause by words and actions!
~ Women, through my years i have heard about you pushing your men away! Then you get mad at women who take your men in… ‘YOU” are to blame! Not the women understanding your man!
~ Be honest with your man and try to work the issues out before hurting him as you walk out of his life!
WARNINGS: Do not see a urologist, psychiatrist or specialist!
~ They only use the lowest dose of medicine from the Mayo Clinic if injection(s) is needed!
~ Surgery is offered to you after a few visits and attempts with no success…
~ They want your money and your insurance money…
Surgery is the last resort and is not reversible!
The two places listed care and do not promote surgery unless it is the only option!
~ They use the highest dose of medicine from the Mayo Clinic and have 85% to 99% success rates!
I looked into a couple places…
“KEY” to knowing if you can get your libido back is having any slight arousal in your package!
1) ~ Palm Beach Preventive Medicine ~ Nationwide Synergy, Inc … We offer the most effective solutions for men and women seeking to restore their youthful vitality, making them feel healthier and younger again … The whole man is cared for! … 800-815-7443 ext 264 Jack Turner (Several locations) ~ http://www.nationwidesi.com/
~ I have spoken with Jack, very informative… They evaluate you from head to toe, inside and out, through your life as well…
2) ~ PA Men’s Medical Clinic ~ 125 Stratford Ave, Suite 310, Wayne, PA 19087… 610-687-7790 … http://pamensclinic.com/
~ I have spoken with reps several times for info to help male friends of mine…
Natural relief for andropause
While women undergo menopause, it appears that middle-aged men also experience their own very significant period of change called andropause – sometimes referred to as man-o-pause.

Andropause is caused by a steady decline in two valuable hormones: testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Symptoms vary from one man to another, andropause can result in lower libido, erectile dysfunction, sleep disorders, fatigue, loss of mental sharpness and an inverse change in the ratio of lean muscle to fat.


March 1, 2013

Morgellons, MRSA, GMO

Posted in AGING, BACTERIAL, DIABETES, GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS-GMO, MORGELLONS~NCS, MRSA, WAKE UP FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:06 pm by PCOSLady

Morgellons MRSA GMO
~ ~ ~

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It is also called multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ORSA). MRSA is any strain of Staphylococcus aureus that has developed, through the process of natural selection, resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics, which include the penicillins (methicillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, oxacillin, etc.) and the cephalosporins.
MRSA is especially troublesome in hospitals, prisons, schools, and nursing homes, where patients with open wounds, invasive devices, and weakened immune systems are at greater risk of infection than the general public.
* In most patients, MRSA can be detected by swabbing the nostrils and isolating the bacteria found inside.
Entomoligical Philosopher ~ MRSA and GMOs: Is There a Connection?
~ Bill Olkowski … MRSA and GMOs: Is There a Connection? … Staphylococcus aureus is a commensal bacteria that when not killed by antibiotics grows in to MRSA! Bacillius thuringiensis (Bt) ~ Bt corn was introduced secretly from Monsanto during the Reagan – Bush years…
~ READ his findings and learn… His page is copyrighted… I posted abit to alert you to the truth he has experienced…
NOTE: A work in progress, researching this in depth…

September 15, 2012

Food: GMO – Genetically Modified Organism

Posted in CELIAC DISEASE, DIABETES, GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS-GMO, PARASITES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:28 pm by PCOSLady

Your every breath, your life depends on eating the right foods! ~  BE AWARE!  ~  Take actions to STOP wrongs!

Your every breath, your life depends on eating the right foods! ~ BE AWARE! ~ Take actions to STOP wrongs!

PCOS Lady:
Everyone this is a ‘WAKE UP’ for you!
Keep note when you or your children become ill or start having allergies… Look at what they are eating… Look at what you are eating… Read the labels… Research those foods adding GMO and read… Make notes, print out information for your doctor(s)… Keep a journal…
~ * Noting all you can, discarding bad foods, eating the right foods, making changes are all steps to a healthier family and life!
~ The companies involved are covering up the truths!
~ Monsanto is the main source behind the GMO foods… They have been covering up the truth for years and continue to do so…
All the information may be scary and upsetting to many! They are the truths you have been denied for years!
GMO ~ Genetically Modified Organism
How Can the Wealthiest Industrialized Nation be the Sickest?
September 15 2012
By Dr. Mercola
The human race is the unwitting participant in a massive science experiment, as presented in this masterful new documentary by Jeffrey Smith. Smith is one of the world’s leading authorities on the health dangers of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
The film expands on his second book, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods.
As a consumer advocate against GE foods, Smith’s authority is unrivaled. His meticulous research has documented how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials.
The health of the environment in peril. Smith has made this information widely available via his Institute for Responsible Technology website, one of the most comprehensive sources of GE health information on the Internet.
Story at-a-glance
The health dangers of genetically engineered (GE) foods are masterfully presented in this documentary by Jeffrey Smith, one of the world’s leading authorities on GE foods
Americans get sick more often than Europeans or people from any other industrialized nation, and scientific evidence suggests a significant factor may be the genetic engineering of our food supply
Despite claims by government regulators and the food industry that GE foods are safe, scientific studies continue to show the opposite; GE foods have been linked with allergies, reproductive problems and infertility, birth defects, bizarre mutations, cancer, and now an unidentified mystery organism causing an epidemic of livestock deaths, “Sudden Death Syndrome”
GE foods trigger immune attack because they appear to your body as foreign invaders rather than food; this immune response can lead to chronic inflammation, which in turn raises your risk for multiple additional health problems
The two main types of GE foods are herbicide-tolerant crops and pesticide-producing crops; both are imprecise processes that are riddled with unexpected consequences, such as hundreds to thousands of genetic mutations that have unknown effects on human health
How Can the Wealthiest Industrialized Nation be the Sickest?
Americans get sick more often than Europeans or people from any other industrialized nation. Since the mid-1990s, the number of Americans suffering from at least three chronic illnesses nearly doubled. Life expectancy has decreased and infant mortality has increased. Illnesses once rare are now common, with some approaching epidemic levels. For example:
Autism now affects one in 88 children (CDC1), compared to one in 25,000 in the mid-1970s
Type 2 diabetes rates in the U.S. increased by 176 percent between 1980 and 2010
Celiac disease is four times more common now than 60 years ago
Alzheimer’s disease is rising at alarming rates. It’s estimated that 5.4 million Americans (one in eight older Americans) now has Alzheimer’s disease, and nearly half of those age 85 and older have it; AD rates have doubled since 1980
~ New infectious diseases are increasing in number, according to a 2008 study
~ In his documentary, Jeffrey Smith makes a convincing argument that one of the primary forces driving these illnesses is America’s changing food supply. And one of the most profound changes is genetically engineered food. Proving GE food is causing Americans to be sick is a tall order, but the evidence presented in this film is very compelling and should not be ignored.
~ Non GMO Project.org … A full list of safe nonGMO products…
~ Dr Mercola … GMO is genetic roulette in you!
~ Dr Mercola’s video library listing…
Viral Gene in Genetically Engineered Foods Could Promote Disease
~ Dr Mercola … Viral Gene in Genetically Engineered Foods Could Promote Disease… February 05, 2013 …
~ Video: http://www.responsibletechnology.org/posts/genetic-roulette-free-screening-vote-today/
Jennifer Grayson: Eco Etiquette: Is Genetically Modified Food Linked …
~ Huffington Post… Eco Etiquette: Is Genetically Modified Food Linked To Kids’ Food Allergies? Posted: 06/22/2011 1:05 pm. React. Inspiring Enlightening Infuriating Scary Helpful …
~ Allergy Kids Foundation
~ Dr Omar Amin … on morgellons
~ Cure Zone … Forums … GMO and Morgellons Disease http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8464 by Barbara H. Peterson Global Research, March 27, 2008 Since the …
Monsanto and GMOs: What you need to know in 2 minutes
~ Eat Local Grown … We made this to help spread the word about GMO’s. If you’re in California you can vote on Prop 37 on Nov 6, 2012 to force companies to label all genetically modified food! … Please SHARE this and help get the message out!
Chemtrail Central
~ Chemtrail news, research, images, forum and more.
The World According to Monsanto – A documentary that Americans …
~ Axis of Logic … Mar 19, 2008 – The World According to Monsanto – A documentary that Americans won’t ever see… By Siv O’Neall. Axis of …
~ Barbara H. Peterson is a Writer and Activist speaking the truths…
GMOs Spotlight | Learn Science at Scitable
~ Nature … The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture dates back to the 1980s when the food industry sought new ways to increase the yield and durability of …
~ Organic Consumers Association … Campaigning for health, justice, sustainability, peace and democracy … Educational, informative and honest…
Genetic Roulette exposes the dirt behind Big-Biotech’s Big failed experiment
~ Institute for Responsible Technology … Genetic Roulette exposes the dirt behind Big-Biotech’s Big failed experiment… (video)
Monsanto has bad science down to a science! Numerous inflammation medical conditions from birth defects to allergies, etc…

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September 5, 2012

Body Odor

Posted in DIABETES, OFF TOPICS, SYMPTOMS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:56 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Some foods like garlic and curry will produce a body odor… Consider your eating habits along with your daily routine in your life… You may have added stress or something triggering your body odor…
~ Yeast leaching out of you will have an odor… Do a Yeast Cleanse from a health store…
By Mayo Clinic staff
Healthy people sweat, but when, where and how much varies. Factors that cause most people to sweat include:
Exercise, especially strenuous exercise
Hot weather
Nervousness, anxiety or stress
Perspiration that’s triggered by emotion is most likely to occur on your face, in your armpits, on your palms and on the soles of your feet. But how much you sweat and even the way your sweat smells can be influenced by your mood, your diet, some drugs and medical conditions, and even your hormone levels. What’s more — unfair as it seems — some people inherit a tendency to sweat heavily, especially on their soles and palms.
Because it’s almost impossible to define normal sweating and body odor, try to learn what’s normal for you. That will help you pinpoint any unusual changes.
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following:
~ You suddenly begin to sweat much more or less than usual.
~ Sweating disrupts your daily routine.
~ You experience night sweats for no apparent reason.
~ You notice a change in body odor — a change in body odor may be a sign of certain medical conditions, such as diabetic ketoacidosis or kidney failure.
~ Health 911 … Causes and natural remedies for Body Odor, including dietary changes, supplements and a comprehensive Wellness Program – Body Odor, Causes, Body Odor …
~ Local Health … May 2, 2011 – Body Odor Information Including Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Causes, Videos, Forums, and local community support. Find answers to …
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May 25, 2012


Posted in DIABETES tagged , , , , , , at 6:19 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Realizations are;
~ The US wants everyone to be Diabetic! (on a statin drug)
~ Your doctor loves you once he diagnosis you with Diabetes… You will be his lifelong patient!
~ Some Diabetes can be reversed, made less of a problem, etc…
~ Some people are born naturally Diabetic no matter what they try…
I suggest keeping up on ongoing research, join forums and groups… Plus change your lifestyle if you need to for your health…
~ Valuable info, tips, ways, etc… is found in 1st hand experiences, forums and groups…
~ Surgeries i am in favor of after trying non invasive methods…
~ BE SURE to have all your hormone levels checked… Check your mineral levels… Check your Serum Insulin level… Check your nutrient levels… BE SURE 1st before surgery please!
~ Mefformin is the generic for brand name Glucophage!
~ Doctors and pharmacies push Metformin, refuse it or try it for a week or two…
~ Metformin may cause discomfort as in headache and/or nausea in most people… Headaches are your body telling you its allergic or does not like the drug! (Budweiser is the only beer with many chemicals in it! Most people get headaches every time they drink it! Hmmmm!)
Recommended reading: Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes: A Review of the Research for Adults
This summary covers the research on the benefits and possible side effects of medicines to lower or control your blood sugar. It will help you talk with your doctor or other health care professional to decide which medicines are best for you.
A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia
Last reviewed: August 31, 2011.
Diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood.
See also:
~ Gestational diabetes
~ Metabolic syndrome
~ Type 1 diabetes
~ Type 2 diabetes
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin, resistance to insulin, or both.
To understand diabetes, it is important to first understand the normal process by which food is broken down and used by the body for energy. Several things happen when food is digested:
~ A sugar called glucose enters the bloodstream. Glucose is a source of fuel for the body.
~ An organ called the pancreas makes insulin. The role of insulin is to move glucose from the bloodstream into muscle, fat, and liver cells, where it can be used as fuel.
People with diabetes have high blood sugar because their body cannot move sugar into fat, liver, and muscle cells to be stored for energy. This is because either:
~ Their pancreas does not make enough insulin
~ Their cells do not respond to insulin normally
~ Both of the above
There are three major types of diabetes. The causes and risk factors are different for each type:
~ Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in children, teens, or young adults. In this disease, the body makes little or no insulin. Daily injections of insulin are needed. The exact cause is unknown.
~ Type 2 diabetes makes up most of diabetes cases. It most often occurs in adulthood, but teens and young adults are now being diagnosed with it because of high obesity rates. Many people with type 2 diabetes do not know they have it.
~ Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops at any time during pregnancy in a woman who does not have diabetes.
Diabetes affects more than 20 million Americans. Over 40 million Americans have pre-diabetes (early type 2 diabetes).
High blood sugar levels can cause several symptoms, including:
~ Blurry vision
~ Excess thirst
~ Fatigue
~ Frequent urination
~ Hunger
~ Weight loss
Because type 2 diabetes develops slowly, some people with high blood sugar have no symptoms.
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes develop over a short period of time. People may be very sick by the time they are diagnosed.
Signs and tests
A urine analysis may be used to look for high blood sugar. However, a urine test alone does not diagnose diabetes.
Your health care provider may suspect that you have diabetes if your blood sugar level is higher than 200 mg/dL. To confirm the diagnosis, one or more of the following tests must be done.
Blood tests:
~ Fasting blood glucose level — diabetes is diagnosed if it is higher than 126 mg/dL twice. Levels between 100 and 126 mg/dL are called impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes. These levels are risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
~ Hemoglobin A1c test —
~ Normal: Less than 5.7%
~ Pre-diabetes: 5.7% – 6.4%
~ Diabetes: 6.5% or higher
~ Oral glucose tolerance test — diabetes is diagnosed if glucose level is higher than 200 mg/dL after 2 hours. (This test is used more often for type 2 diabetes.)
Screening for type 2 diabetes in people who have no symptoms is recommended for:
~ Overweight children who have other risk factors for diabetes, starting at age 10 and repeated every 2 years
~ Overweight adults (BMI greater than 25) who have other risk factors
~ Adults over age 45, repeated every 3 years
~ The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes…
~ Mayo Clinic … Diabetes — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatments of several types of diabetes…
~ Drugs.com … Check all drugs, dosage, look, side effects, over the counter effects, brand name, generic, etc….
~ MedTV … Nov 9, 2011 – Statins are commonly used to treat high cholesterol and prevent related health conditions. This eMedTV segment provides a complete list of all …
~ Diabetes Daily … 2 common diet habits that don’t work! … Good source of info and a nice forum….
~ Health.com … Info on Diabetes and what to do, etc…
~ Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
~ National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
~ National Diabetes Education Program
~ National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
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