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Diabetes-types,symptoms, prevention. Diabetes and sports

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Diabetes Table of Contents Introduction 3 Types of Diabetes 4 Prevention 6 Lifestyle and Fitness 8 Sports 10 Conclusion 12 Appendix 13 References 15 Diabetes is a disease that a person possesses when he has high blood pressure. Diabetes is most common in adults; but can teenagers can also carry it. Diabetes is not a deadly disease but has to be controlled by a proper medication, nutrition and exercise. There are many associations (Canadian Diabetes Association) that provide medication to who are diagnosed and educate them and others. Around the world, there are some 285 million people who are affected by diabetes. Each year, about 7 million people get hit by diabetes. By 2030, about 438 million are to be affected by this disease. In Canada alone, there are over 9 million people who are diabetic and out of which 10% have Type 1 diabetes. These numbers are increasing dramatically. A person has high glucose level mainly because of insulin. When insulin is not being produced or the quantity of it is low or our body doesn't respond to insulin, we should expect high sugar level. After a meal, the food (carbohydrate) is converted into sugar (glucose) and proteins (amino acids). Glucose and amino acid is then sent to the bloodstream and this causes the sugar level to rise rapidly. This causes the Pancreas to start producing, called Beta Cells, which discharge insulin. When not enough insulin or no insulin is produced, the insulin is not able to make glucose and the amino acid get absorb in the blood. As a result, glucose remains in the bloodstream which causes high glucose level. Types Diabetes can be divided into four different types: Type 1, Type 2, Gestational Diabetes and pre-diabetes. ...read more.


These things should be planned properly with the help of your doctor. When people are using syringe in order to treat diabetes, they are afraid to use it. The reason behind this is that the accuracy depends on the person itself. For example, the person has to look after the needle itself, doesn't inject with the air, etc. Other products for example, insulin pump which needs to worn most of the time have some disadvantages of its own too. There are many side effects related to this, which includes irritability, can result high and as well low sugar level. Disadvantages of this include, that they were very uncomfortable to wear. There have been some situation where because of the loose wire, a person might need to suffer in future. Apart from this people find it hard to use. Nutrition plays a big role because one has to change entirely. One has to now relay only on fruits and vegetables, low fat dairy, leaner meat, etc. Education is the first step in order for someone to be safe. There can be complication when someone eats too much of something: anything in excess is poison. A diabetic person should look after that he is not heavy on carbohydrates and should instead should be heavy on proteins and vegetables. We can get proteins from meat. Relying just on meat might cause serious problems. Exercise is another thing that has to be considered. Some of the disadvantages of this might be that one has to save some time so that he can exercise. Another disadvantage is that, if someone misses a day or two of exercise, he might be in a problem. ...read more.


When things get worse, parts of the retina die. The death parts are then replaced by new one which are fragile. This causes extreme bleeding into the eye and this causes to block the vision. This can lead someone to blindness. This disease is not so common. In order to treat it, laser technology is used which stops the growth of the new ones. Diabetic retinopathy can be prevented by controlling blood glucose level. In conclusion, we can say that diabetes is both beneficial and deathly. It depends on the person itself how he wants to take care of it. Diabetic patients do live a normal life unlike any other without diabetes. A diabetic person should not be ashamed of him but instead should make others aware of good and bad consequences of diabetes. Appendix Greek salad is one of the easiest recipe that takes few minutes to prepare: Ingredients: * 2 cucumber * 4 romaine tomatoes * cup of yogurt * cup of fresh mint * 3 tablespoons of lemon juice * cup of chopped scallions * 1 oz. feta chees * 2 olives * 4 oz. romaine lettuce 1. Cut and peel the cucumbers in 1/2 lengthwise. Take the seeds, then cut it into large pieces and throw it in the blender. Add the fresh min, lemon juice and yogurt. 2. Cut tomatoes and cucumbers. 3. In a large salad bowl, toss the lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions, cheese, and still in the dressing. 4. Garnish with an olive if desired. 5. Nutrition Fact 163 Calories per 1 serving Fat 5 g Saturated Fat 2 g Carbohydrates 23 g Proteins 9 g Cholesteral 14 mg Sodium 330 mg Fiber 4 g http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diabetes-recipes/RE00091 - This website has more several recipes for a diabetic person. ...read more.

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