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 How bad is sugary junk foods for a diabetic?
My father eats chocolate donuts, ice cream and all other sorts of sweets. He has an extremely high blood sugar level as it is. I have warned him about eating right but he ignores my pleas. Is his ...

 Poll: What is the most common reason for leg amputations?
Just lately I have noticed more and more poor, unfortunate folk walking around on crutches, with one leg missing. I read somewhere, that the most common cause for a leg needing to be amputated was ...

 i think I'm diabetic... I want everyone's opinion, what would YOU do? Diabetic or not.?
Ok so here's the thing...

I have a history of diabetes in my family, I'm a few stone overweight and I get shakey, irritable and sick when I don't eat which is usually cured ...

 Diabetes pt has a sugar reading of 619. How bad is this? Thanks, Barbi?

 Would you be in a relationship with a diabetic man?

 I'm diabetic.for past few weeks my sugars been going out of control.they were in control at first.help!!!?

 Question about diabetes?
My dad just found out that he was diabetic. He's 52. My sister and I are only slightly overweight, and my dad isn't over by that much. What are the chances that we will get diabetes?

 Is it diabetes if ants are attracted to someone's blood?
Is it diabetes if ants are attracted to someone's blood?
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Umm..wow, I didn't cut myself purposely, but I did get a laugh on reading all the fake answers.

 Am I diabetic?
I am 16 years old and have a BMI of 18.0. I am very slim and my friends are beginning to worry. However, my main worry is that I begin to physically shake when I am the slightest bit hungry. I drink ...

 If you were more than 100 pounds overweight, would you consider having a gastric bypass?
Could you abide by the diet after the surgery?
Could you pass the psychological exam to have the surgery?...

 if a movie starts at 4:40 pm and is 107 minutes long, what time will it be over?

 what kind of foods do diabetic people eat?

 I'm 12 years old and my mom thinks i might have Diabetes what should i do?
HELP ME!!! ;-(...

 Who is responsible for diabetes and obesity in america?
Who is responsible for diabetes and obesity in america?...

 I'm a very unhealthy eater... What will it do to me?
Well, I eat very unhealthily. For lunch I have things like candy. I am a vegetarian, so I can't get protein and nutrients that I need. I can't see what I am doing to myself. What will ...

 Does anyone else think people with type 2 diabetes are just lazy and don't bother eating/exercising properly?

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How could it happen to me, if I eat healthy and stay active? I also have no family history of (Type 2) diabetes....

 Can Diabetics drink Diet Cola of Pepsi?
if not then name any drink (including fruit juices) that they may drink without affecting their health.[available in all parts of the world] .
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I live in India and here ...

 Were our doctor went wrong? Should we switch?
A few days ago we went to the doctor because my sister was showing signs of diabetes. SHe was drinking a lot and peeing more than normal. She started puking a lot also. We went to the doctor about it ...

 Ok well I'm not sure if this exsists or I'm just to wird but...?
I think I have like the smallest crush on myself o.0 omg LOL is that even ...

i have diabetis i'm 44 years old and have high blood sugar does any one know of any natural ways to lower it?
i have diabetis i'm 44 years old and have high blood sugar does any one know of any natural ways to lower it

i dont know what type but i DO NOT use innsulin but i do take these blue AMARYL 2 MG TABLETS but my blood sugar is still high my doctor said i have to make lifestyle changes and stuff well does any know of any remedies that may help all relevant answers get a good rating.

-heartfelt answers

will be greatly appreciated

remember god said help his children

god bless

Honey nut cheerios!!! No, I'm seriously not kidding, it really works!

Hope I helped!

Try drinking excess water it helps a little ;)

my grama and uncle have diabetes i think i spelt that wrong o well. if ur sugars down eat suger if ur fat loose wait that will make a good change and if u eat a lot of suger stop!!!!!!!!!!!!! eat small sizes and not to small

Go on internet to :Joel Wallach.com..he'll take it from there

Matthew C
The hell - noone even answered this guys question!
stevia (natural sugar extract lowers blood sugar , no calories)
high fibre supplements that slow the absorbtion of carbs like psyllium husk
goji berries

put some of them into your search engine and check out the benefits

New research shows that cinnamon helps sugar to metabolize up to 20 times faster than normal...this means it helps to keep your blood sugar low. Experts recommend about one teaspoon a day. More is not necessarily better, and taking too much can cause blood thinning to occur. So just stick with a teaspoon. Just plain old cinnamon right off of the spice rack. You could put it on oatmeal or in coffee. Also, it will help to eat foods that are low on the glycemic index. The glycemic index rates foods according to how fast they break down in your system...the faster they break down the higher the spike in your blood sugar. Look this up and do a little reading. Hope that helps.

You Betcha!
remedies...yes...they're called diet and exercise...lower the amount of carbohydrates you eat....thats what makes the sugar rise...go for a walk at night or in the morning..or whenever you have time...if you're overweight, lose some weight...that will help u manage the blood sugar better.

by the way, I am 99.9% sure you have type 2 diabetes.

I am guessing that you have Type 2 diabetes. However, you need to know for sure. Since sugar is the problem, sugar is the solution. Don't eat it! Think of sugar as your dietary poison. Sugar comes in many forms such as flour,table sugar,bread,potatoes,rice,sweet potatoes, Snicker bars, Oreo cookies, Lays potato chips.It is important to eat a high protein diet, full of fish,meat,poultry,seafood even game.Along with your protein eat a healthy dose of vegetables and don't be afraid of healthy fats especially coconut oil. Coconut oil and other coconut products are recognized in some health groups as improving diabetes. If you have a sweet tooth learn various ways of feeding this tooth. Sugarfree sweeteners,flax,berries even wheat gluten ( high protein and very low carb flour ) are examples of what you can use to make healthy low sugar goodies. I would like to share a web site with you, http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/

Also please feel free to surf this site and hunt for information on diabetes. Good luck on your journey.

ted j
Stay away from sugar.

Diabetic" Diet
Kendra Blanchette, RD, CDE
Popular misconceptions about nutrition and diabetes include the idea that a "diabetic diet" is a "sugar free diet"; or that refined sugar is "bad" and "natural sweeteners" are "good". Can "non-sugar" foods be eaten in any amounts? Can a person with diabetes "cheat" every once in a while? What IS a "diabetic diet"? Because so many questions and misunderstandings exist, it is important for a person with diabetes to be able to understand the fundamentals of nutrition, one of several essential elements of successful diabetes management.
There is actually no such thing as a single "diabetic diet". The diet that a person with diabetes follows to help manage his or her blood sugar levels is based on the same nutrition principles that any healthy person, with or without diabetes, should follow for good health. When a person with diabetes sees a Registered Dietitian for nutrition counseling, the goal is to create a nutrition plan. This will help the person manage his or her blood sugar levels, reduce the risk of heart disease and other diet-related conditions, maintain a healthy weight, as well as meet the person’s nutritional, lifestyle, social, and cultural needs.
The energy that we get from foods, measured in calories, comes from three types of nutrients: fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Any food that provides calories will raise blood sugar. When foods are digested, they are broken down into the body’s basic fuel-- glucose, a type of sugar. The glucose is absorbed by the bloodstream, and is then known as blood glucose or blood sugar. In a person without diabetes, insulin is released by the pancreas after a meal or snack to allow the glucose in the blood to get into the body’s cells, where it is burned for energy. This brings the level of glucose in the blood back down to the normal range. If insulin is not produced or is not working properly, the glucose can not enter the cells to be used, and it builds up in the bloodstream. This results in high blood sugar, and this condition is known as diabetes.
Although all foods that provide calories are converted into glucose by the body, certain nutrients have a more direct effect on the blood’s glucose level. Fats in foods are eventually digested and converted into glucose, but this can take up to 6 to 8 or more hours after a meal, and the release of glucose into the blood is v e r y s l o w ... Protein in foods (such as meats, poultry, fish, eggs, soy and other beans, and milk) takes about 3 to 4 hours after a meal to "show up" as blood glucose.
Carbohydrates, on the other hand, take only about half an hour to an hour after a meal to be turned into blood glucose. The word "carbohydrate" actually means "sugars and starches." Chemically, a starchy food is just a "chain" of glucose molecules. In fact, if a starchy food like a soda cracker is held in the mouth for a few minutes, it will start to taste sweet as the digestive enzymes in the saliva begin to break the starch down into its glucose parts.
Any food that is high in any type of carbohydrate will raise blood glucose levels soon after a meal. Whether a food contains one ounce of sugar (natural or refined) or one ounce of starch, it will raise blood glucose the same amount, because the total amount of CARBOHYDRATE is the same. Although a glass of fruit juice and the same amount of sugary soda may seem like a "good" versus "bad" choice, each will raise blood glucose about the same amount. This information regarding the amount of carbohydrate in different foods is the center of a nutrition management tool for people with diabetes called Carbohydrate Counting. Foods high in carbohydrates include starches such as rice, pasta, breads, cereals, and similar foods; fruits and juices; vegetables; milk and milk products; and anything made with added sugars, such as candies, cookies, cakes, and pies.
The goal of a diabetes nutrition plan is to provide a mixture of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins at each meal at an appropriate calorie level to both provide essential nutrients as well as create an even release of glucose into the blood from meal to meal and from day to day. A Registered Dietitian assesses the nutritional needs of a person with diabetes and calculates the amounts of fat, protein, carbohydrate, and total calories needed per day, and then converts this information into recommendations for amounts and types of foods to include in the daily diet. The total number of meals and snacks and their timing throughout the day can differ for each person, based on his or her nutritional needs, lifestyle, and the action and timing of medications.
Overall, a nutrition plan for a person with diabetes includes 10 to 20 percent of calories from protein, no more than 30 percent of calories from fats (with no more than 10 percent from saturated fats), and the remaining 50 to 60 percent from carbohydrates. Carbohydrate foods that contain dietary fiber are encouraged, as a high fiber diet has been associated with decreased risks of colon and other cancers. For people with high blood cholesterol levels, lower total fat and saturated fat contents may be recommended. Sodium intake of no more than 3000 mg per day is suggested; for people with high blood pressure, sodium should be limited to 2400 mg per day or as advised by a physician.
One "diabetic diet" definitely does not fit all. In fact, ANY food can fit into the diet of someone with diabetes, with the help and guidance of a Registered Dietitian. Managing blood glucose levels does not have to mean giving up favorite foods, sweets, or restaurants and fast foods. Each person with diabetes has very different nutritional and personal needs, making ongoing assessment and counseling with a Registered Dietitian an essential element of successful diabetes management.

You have Type 2 diabetes. I have heard that it is a good thing to avoid carbohydrates when you are type 2. I personally would suggest counting the amount of carbs you have per day. 15 - 26 total carbs in a food is equal to one carb unit. Allow yourself 4 carb units at breakfast, 5 at lunch, and 5 at dinner. Try and balance out what you eat with a variety of different foods to remain healthy and balanced. This is what I do to control my Type 1 Diabetes which is insulin controlled but I do not see how it could hurt a Type 2 because if it doesnt work you can just go to your doctor or dietician and get assigned a better more individualized meal plan more geared toward type 2's. Hope this helped.

A healthy diet, exercise and a new attitude about your illness is the most natural way to lower it. You need to go to a diabetic dietician and she can help you set up a good plan for you. You will learn to count carbs and calories, eat healthier foods, stay away from junk food and sodas (empty calories and and no nutritional value) and the value of exercise. Since you are not on insulin and on oral meds, it sounds like you are type 2. Exercise will do wonders. You are still producing insulin, you body doesn't utlilize properly so changing your lifestyle is imperative to keep it down. You faith should help, ask God for help and you will do it. Good luck.

You have type 11 diabetes, I have had it for seven years. Eat six meals a day instead of three, keep your portions Small and make sure you have a balance protein and cabs, with protein the higher. Fat does not contain sugar but it can cause other problems, keep it to a minimum, high fibre content can help reduce sugar levels, and exercises every day. Take blood sugar readings every morning before breakfast.

Get a good endocrinologist and get to work on your condition. Do not eat tree bark or drink any jungle fruit.

Go to an endocrinologist.
There are so many more treatments other than that little blue pill.

You need to make sure you are exercising and watching your diet along with your medication. Especially your intake of carbohydrates. I would suggest arranging to see a nurse educator or a nutritionist for specific food advice. Also you may want to go to Yahoo groups and check out some of the diabetes groups. They are full of other diabetics dealing with similar issues. Diabetes_International is a really good one. Good luck!

If you were recently diagnosed as diabetic you are probably type II. Plus, Amaryl is used to help type II diabetics regulate their blood sugar. That you don't need insulin is good news.

You need to eat every few hours. Small meals, so that you're spreading the same number of calories (or less) out evenly throughout the day. Everything you eat gets broken down into sugar. Basically, you want to make it work harder to do that. That means severely limiting the sugar you eat and no alcohol - it metabolizes right into sugar. You should also limit carbs, but you can have more of those than sugar. Protein is a good thing. Your body gets very little sugar out of it. You just need to limit the fat content so that you're not getting too many calories. So, lean meat, low fat or fat free yogurt, and soy proteins are good, but limit the amount of nuts and red meat. There are a lot of types of sugar besides table sugar. When reading labels, anything that ends in "ose" is a sugar. Fruit, milk, etc. all have their own type of sugar in them. So, while eating fruit and vegetables is good for you, vegetables (watch the starchy ones like corn and peas) are generally better for your blood sugar than fruit. Some of this is just experimenting. For instance, I'm hypoglycemic (my body makes too much insulin when I eat sugar, yours doesn't make enough) and for some weird reason drinking something with sugar in it messes up my blood sugar much more than eating something with sugar in it. I also have trouble with caffeine, so keep in mind that everything you ingest can cause problems. Keep track of how you feel when you eat or drink particular things.

You can figure this out. Its a pain at first, but it gets better. If your blood sugar gets too low (sometimes happens when you exercise a lot or skip a meal) then you need to ingest some sugar. Orange juice is good - its loaded with fructose. Yeah, the worst thing for me to do when my blood sugar drops is the best thing for you to do when yours does.

Another thing to think about is that if you're overweight, losing weight will help and regular exercise is another thing that helps even out the swings in your blood sugar. The foods that are good for you may not taste as good to you at first (we all know that fatty foods and sweets taste really good, until you crash...) but experiment with spices and other low and non-caloric things you can add to turn up the flavor. Plus, healthy food starts to taste better when you realize how much better you feel - and you WILL feel better when you get your blood sugar stabilized. Read the nutritional information. You'll still eat junk sometimes, but you'll be making an informed decision. You can do this!

My doctor told me that there is no known natural remedy for diabetes. Get diabetic education. Insurance will usually pay for it. Ask your doctor about Metformin and Advantia.

exercise and easy on the sweets.

You should go to a nutritionist and get some diet advice. Keep taking the pills and good luck!

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