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…
~ … 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….
~ … 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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