Around 24 million Americans have Diabetes or the precursors to diabetes. It's really bad news for pregnant mothers, because it effects both the mother and baby. Also, women who get diabetes are more likely to have a heart attack.
There are two types of diabetes; 1 and 2. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease that destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The treatment helps muscles absorb and use blood sugar. In type 2, the body looses it's sensitivity to insulin. Historically, type 2 primarily affects obese people. Today, children and normal weight people are being diagnosed.
The American Diabetes Association believes that there is alot of misinformation about diabetes in the general public.
Common symptoms of diabetes are frequent thirst, hunger, urination, weight loss, fatigue and irritability. If you have concerns or questions, go to your your general practitioner or clinic (go to the homepage for recommendations) and have your blood glucose checked.
A healthy diet and exercise can help control your symptoms (all the things we discuss here all the time), especially a Mediterranean diet made up of lots of fish, fruit, nuts and olive oil. For further information and articles about diabetes, type 'diabetes; in the one-click-relief center, and you'll see a variety of issues on this topic discussed.
11/30 Workout Diary:
Recumbent bike- 30 min
Treadmill- 13 minutes, 1 mile
Strength Training- chest
Barbell bench press- 29 lb plus metal bar
Pilaties magic circle press
Flat bench dumbbell press- 20 lb
Push up on bench
Bent arm chest squeeze-12 lb
11/30 Food Diary:
1 Grapefruit (40 cal)
Organic steel cut oatmeal, 1/4 cup berries (170 cal)
1 apple (57 cal)
1/2 Turkey Reuben(100 cal)
potato pancake ( 220 cal)
1 apple (57 cal)
2 inch square, homemade lasagna (189 cal)
2 oz Orange Roughy (80 cal)
red leaf lettuce salad, 1 tbls craisons (65 cal)
1/3 cup green beans (16 cal)
Sundae (180 cal)