by Internet Medical Society
One of the common problems faced by diabetic patients in today’s modern age is denial. Many people are simply not ready to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, while others don’t take the disease seriously. Denial is often a way for people to cope with the stress that occurs due to a chronic illness. However, accepting the diagnosis is the first step to an effective treatment for any chronic health problem.
If the denial reaches a point where the patient shows careless behavior and…Continue
Pregnancy in diabetic patients is possible but complicated. Managing your blood sugar levels is definitely not a cakewalk, especially when you are dealing with hormonal changes. Unmanaged diabetes can pose health risks for mother and baby.
For instance, the organs of a baby start to form in the first few weeks of pregnancy. So,…Continue
Diabetic neuropathy is severe nerve damage that affects your feet, blood vessels, urinary system, and other important organs. It’s caused by high blood sugar levels. People suffering from diabetes, especially those who have had diabetes for over 25 years, are at higher risk of nerve damage.
Basically, it is a complication of diabetes that is highly likely to occur in people with a poor diabetes management plan and a sedentary lifestyle. Research by Mayo Clinic shows that 50% of…Continue
The diabetic patient knows the effects of good and bad carbs on their glucose levels. Each carb has a different impact on your blood glucose, which is why the Glycemic index is used to figure out the effect of certain foods (containing carbohydrates) on your blood sugar level. These foods are then ranked according to their potential of increasing blood glucose levels.
In simple words, the glycemic index helps you measure the carb count in foods, thus making it easier for you to choose…Continue