Our website is dedicated to providing information to anyone interested in learning more about the various types of diabetes, some of the symptoms, what to watch out for signs & symptoms if you have diabetes, and a few (hopefully) helpful tips on diet and recipes. There are four main types of diabetes — Pre-Diabetes, Gestational, Type 1 and Type 2. All 4 have different causes and symptoms and remedies for the symptoms (type 1 diabetics will always need insulin).
We hope to keep the site constantly updated so please check back frequently to see what’s new, as well to look over a few of your favorite articles etc., and tips. Pre-diabetes can be prevented and type 2 diabetes as well as gestational, can be controlled. Type 1 diabetes is often called juvenile onset diabetes, because it commonly starts in young people, and it’s the only form of diabetes which is pretty much permanent. I say pretty much because you never know what’s going to happen in the future. If we can get viable and obtainable pancreas implants working — miracles do happen. The three other forms of diabetes may wax and wane and even, sometimes, go away.
Type 1 diabetes can be controlled and many of the other diseases associated with it kept at bay, with judicious use of both insulin and diet and exercise. Insulin may be taken via insulin pens, or an insulin pump, or sometimes — a nasal spray. Pre-diabetes, if someone is persistent about cutting down on their obesity, getting more exercise, and following a diabetic diet — can often be eliminated.
Gestational diabetes, obviously, occurs when a woman is pregnant and diabetes symptoms in men and diabetes symptoms in women can also be different. Women who give birth to heavier babies may get type 2 diabetes afterwards. We have lots of great diabetic food and diabetic diet tips, even cookie recipes, on our site. There is no need to feel deprived if you are a diabetic in any form. Just keep close tabs on what you should and should not eat, and you will do all right!
There are lots of new terms to learn if you have recently found out that you have diabetes (and some of the words sound very technical) — such as Postprandial Hypoglycemia, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetes Insipidus, Glycemic Index, Diabetes Mellitus, and others. That’s why we pulled together this site so that an ordinary, non-medical person, can learn about diabetes and then learn how to live the best possible life they can.
Two of the biggest factors for several forms of diabetes are being overweight and not exercising enough. If a person is obese or morbidly obese, they will also probably have diabetes type 2. As a last resort, some have gastric bypass or lap band surgery and as soon as they weight comes off, and even quite soon after such surgery, their body will lose a lot — or most — of the diabetic symptoms (type 2). Someone with diabetes will hear terms like low blood sugar, or low glucose level, a lot. Insulin in a person’s body helps process this — learn more by looking at our articles — and how your pancreas is instrumental in the diabetes arena.
Diabetes must be kept under control or other conditions can occur. We don’t mean to sound dramatic, but you can lose your eyesight, your limbs, and even your life. Fortunately, you are in control of your diabetes if you follow your health care professional’s advice, and learn all you can about being a diabetic, and how to work with it, and for your own body. Always go forward with a doctor’s advice, and you can supplement your knowledge and grab hold of a few good tips, from our site. Oh, and being on a sugarless diet doesn’t mean you can’t have sweets! You may be surprised at the hundreds of recipes and products out there these days for diabetics. Cruise our site and we’ll get you started. You may lose weight, but you will never lose your spirit! Always fight on.
Jenny and the team.