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Monday, April 6, 2015

One thing about diabetes that's not common knowledge!

There are several reasons why blood glucose levels can become erratic and rise to levels that may cause you to have some symptoms that may seem uncontrollable.
Any Inflammatory condition, from various causes, can play havoc with your blood glucose levels, for reasons you can't predict. You can be doing everything right by taking the proper amount of insulin and one hour later suddenly feel very test your blood glucose and it's well over the mg/dL you corrected a short time ago. So, if you are diabetic and are suffering from any inflammatory condition, check your glucose levels should you suddenly feel "odd" ,feel dizzy, diaphoretitic and about to hit the floor!
It is not like taking steroids and your glucose levels rise...this is sudden and one hour ago your levels were well under control, but in this case, these symptoms appear to come out of nowhere, for no apparent reason....except the inflammation.  Please contact 911 and have them get you directly to the nearest emergency room. Don't try to guess your way out of this one people! You could be thinking you're  hypoglycemic by taking too much insulin...but this may not be so. Allow the doctors figure this out. Thank you!

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Control Blood Sugar

If you have diabetes, monitoring and maintaining blood sugar levels is an important part of your everyday routine. Keeping blood sugar levels within acceptably healthy ranges isn't always easy, especially for people who have been recently diagnosed. However, with a combination of healthy dieting, regular exercise, careful monitoring and medication, most diabetics learn to control their blood sugar levels while leading active lives with minimal complications. People can work with their doctors to cultivate lifestyle choices and treatment options to manage blood sugar for the long run.
High blood sugar levels are the root of all health issues for people with diabetes. First, high blood glucose levels cause the body to produce too much insulin, which can ultimately damage the pancreas. High blood sugar levels can also damage other areas of the body, such as kidneys, heart, eyes, nerves, and sexual function. High blood sugar over a long period of time can also cause neuropathy and other serious complications that can be avoided by maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. That's why it's so important for people with diabetes to learn control their blood sugar levels.
Blood Sugar Control: Know Your Goal
The first step toward controlling blood sugar is understanding what different blood sugar levels mean. The exact definition of a "normal" blood glucose level changes from patient to patient, although anything under 100 mg/dL is generally considered normal. Normal fasting blood sugar levels -- which are measured when diabetics haven't eaten for several hours -- range from 60 mg/dL to 90 mg/dL. Those with diabetes or pre-diabetes, however, have fasting blood sugar levels over 100, and anything over 126 is considered diabetes. Anyone with a blood sugar level above 100 mg/dL should take immediate steps toward blood sugar reduction. For people in the prediabetes stage (between 100 and 126 mg/dL), full-blown diabetes can still be prevented with the help of immediate treatment and lifestyle changes.
Once you've talked to your doctor and identified your target blood sugar range, the next step toward controlling blood sugar levels is to monitor your blood glucose and be aware of when corrective measures are needed. Be aware of the symptoms of high blood sugar levels, which include increased thirst, fatigue, hunger and frequent urination -- all symptoms associated with the body's efforts to expel excess blood glucose.
People with diabetes should check their blood sugar levels before and after exercising, and checks during exercise are recommended during lengthy periods of physical activity. Blood sugar tests are also recommended before meals and after several hours without food. In some cases, doctors may advise their parents to check their blood sugar levels after meals as well. People with type 2 diabetes who manage their blood sugar without insulin or medication may be able to go two or three days between blood sugar checks.
Staples of the Diabetic Lifestyle
Nutritious dieting, regular exercise and medication are the primary methods of controlling blood sugar levels. Some patients put all three to use when managing their diabetic symptoms; others may successfully regulate their blood sugar levels only with diet and exercise. Work with your doctor to formulate a treatment plan that best fits your needs.
A healthy diet sets the foundation for all other forms of diabetes treatment. People with diabetes should understand how the foods they eat can impact their blood sugar levels, and they should strive to avoid foods and ingredients that could result in unhealthy blood glucose spikes, such as candy and sugary soft drinks. In addition to knowing which foods are healthier, diabetics must also be more careful about when and how much they eat. Deviating from a diet schedule or eating too much of a good meal can quickly lead to elevated blood sugar levels. On the other hand, eating healthy foods at regular times and in appropriate portions is the key to regulating blood sugar levels naturally.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

You are ok...Sometime you need to break to be whole again...

What is CoQ10?

What's all the hype about CoQ10?
This coenzyme is required in every living cell in the body. Its chemical name is Ubiquinol, because it’s ubiquitous. This is an electron rich (reduced) coenzyme naturally occurring in all cells and becomes less abundant as we age, experience stress, illness or if we consume certain medications. The brain, liver, kidneys, pancreas and other organs that require high energy to function at optimal levels require extremely high concentrations of CoQ10. Why? CoQ10 provides energy for the cells. CoQ10 exists in three redox states: Ubiquinone, which is the fully oxidized state, semiubiquinone and ubiquinol ( the fully reduced state). When a substance is oxidized it undergoes a loss of an electron(s). When it’s reduced, the substance gains an electron(s). 
These are called redox reactions. In this case, cellular energy is produced when two electrons are exchanged in a redox cycle between ubiquinol and ubiquinone. This reaction also provides antioxidant protection to the cell. The mitochondria in cells are full of this coenzyme and thereby produces a powerhouse of energy and protection.
Speak with your physician and he/she can advise you as to whether or not CoQ10 is right for you.

If you're not getting results and still have pain?

Not all Glucosamine is the same!
Many elegant and sophisticated clinical studies have recently demonstrated that people who take Glucosamine -Chondroitin for joint pain are buying the form of Glucosamine that is not effective to treat their pain. The form of Glucosamine proven to help the pain is Glucosamine Sulfate. Many companies do not follow the research and choose the cheaper, and less effective form called Glucosamine HCl. This is sad, but true. So read your labels.
Also, look for the Glucosamine Sulfate (usually combined with Chondroitin Sulfate) in an encapsulated fine powder form. These are easily absorbed, as opposed to tablets. Additionally, look for those that are filler, dye and preservative free. Let’s get healthy by being wise! If you are taking Glucosamine -Chondroitin and not getting relief…check that label. By D. L. Mullan


Avocado heaven!!
It’s a rather bland fruit…but oh, what you can do with this fruit that will make you want to eat them at every meal…
Some suggestions:
1. Eat plain
2. Add fresh lemon or lime juice. If the fruit sits for a time , this will keep it from turning dark.
3. Add freshly made dressing. You can add herbs such as mint, tarragon, rosemary, garlic, onion, dill…you get the idea?
4. Add honey mustard to above or just add the mustard alone.
6. Mash it
7. Use the mash to make guacamole, season to taste with fresh ingredients. Eat as dip or add to a salad.
8. Melt cheese and herbs etc. over the fruit.
9. Add other seasoned veggies raw or sautéed…combinations are limitless.
10. Add tuna, chicken salads, cheese optional
11. Add slices or spread it on toast with seasonings, fresh! Cheese optional, tomato, turkey bacon heat …have this for BREAKFAST, LUNCH or DINNER !
12. Put it in a blender, add Tofu with veggies and or fruit. 13. Use the Avocados to thicken soups!
Do you get the idea? You can even garnish a plate with it, but eat them (always check with your doctor if you have dietary restrictions).
ENJOY! ;)).