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Diabetes,blood sugar dangers,we are all at risk!

Post  liquidg on 27th April 2011, 3:11 pm

What is diabetes?
In simple terms, it means the inability of your pancreas to affectively monitor and subsequently produce insulin, than release it into the blood at levels needed to control excess blood sugar levels via converting it into energy for your cells.
Who gets diabetes?
Virtually any one can develop diabetes type 2 or diabetes in waiting.
Check your family history for diabetes,though you can still be the first one in your family with it!
Everyone should get their blood sugar levels checked at least once each year.

Some people are born with a defective immune system that attacks the naturaly produced insulin by our pancreas wearing out our pancreas causing it to fail,normally permanently, which is type 1 diabetes, and are more susceptible to adverse levels of blood sugar than others are.
If a good quality diet and the correct weight are adhered to than type 1 can be held off for far longer.

Anyone that consumes high GI carbohydrates in abundance or is overweight takes the chance of developing type 2 diabetes or type two in waiting, which is a severely stressed and aging pancreas.
People of Asian or Aboriginal background can be pre disposed to both types of diabetes far above most other races.

When will you get diabetes?
All through our lives, modern diets will torture our pancreas from an inactive body and consuming high GI foods stressing a predisposed pancreas to such an extent,that type 1 waiting to show itself takes hold as our pancreas fails as it fights with our immune system that constantly sees insulin as a foreigner within us and attacks it,combine this with the consumption of fatty foods, and high GI or both all equates to type 1.

Type 2 is a still functioning pancreas, but is a heavily stressed organ from the past consumption of high GI and fatty foods combined with the affects of an aging pancreas.
This is a potential in roughly fifty percent of every one and should be checked each year all through your life if your diet has been poor, especially once into the forty and sixty years of age mark where you may begin showing early stages of type 2,but hopefully before some damage is done.
The affects of diabetes.
1. Capilary blood circulation (will be affected), possibly at a very dangerous level.
2. Your hair quality will suffer.
3. Eye nerve and blood vessel damage over time or quickly causing partial or total blindness. Normally it just takes away focusing capacity gradually to needing stronger glasses over time.
4. General skin health will suffer.
5. Teeth and gums will suffer as well.
6. Lowering of blood PH will affect your joints and lead to potential arthritis. Low PH is thought to adversely affect your life span and libido as well.
7. Artery walls may be come congested, also thickening the blood, these add to potential heart attacks and strokes.
8. Testicular and penus sensitivity can be affected and over all sex drive may fail.
9. Nerve endings in hands and feet may be damaged by high blood sugars resulting in potential amputation.

Over weight and diabetic.
Once you show any signs of weight above the set level for your height, it becomes obvious in the mirror, than a very dangerous form of fat has already developed in abundance in your abdomen around vital organs reducing the effectiveness of insulin and pressure on organs such as the heart, liver and lungs causing shortening of breath.

Fat cells outside the abdomen are normally comprised of mainly stored glucose, this will adversely affect your pancreas, and its work to control blood sugar levels.
Fat cells are for the storing of glucose, this is from our primitive past when foods are in short supply to use the stored glucose keep us alive until food has been found.

Symptoms of diabetes developing.
Decreased eyesight at any level.
Feeling tired or wanting to take naps with in one to three hours after meals and at times that in recent years were not needed.
Skin Injuries taking longer to heal than usual.
Your feet, feeling the cold more than in the past or some discolouration.
Sore muscles or joints beyond what has been normal for you.
Any fat developing on you above the prescribed amount for your height may dictate when you get diabetes.
Loss of sensitivity to some degree in your toes, fingers, testicles and penus.
What is (GI)?
This means glysemic index.
The speed at which your intake, is converted to sugars and enters the blood stream.
High GI foods and drinks.
The most common high GI foods consumed are confectionaries, which may contain sugar, the highest of all the GI rating, than there is any non basmati rice, corn, any non charisma potatoes and any products containing or are based on wheat flour like most breads, biscuits, crackers and pastas.
These foods if not accompanied by plenty of exercise can cause a great deal of stress to your pancreas and may be dangerous for type one sufferers with out insulin injections.
Any drinks with sugars like soft drinks and virtually all juices are a problem.
Standard coffee will slightly elevate blood sugar levels and derivatives such as cappuccinos and lattes, etc, have a very high GI rating because of the additives.
Most sauces are of a high GI rating as well.
It should be remembered that on average, pastas are made with wheat flour or possibly corn and are both of a very high GI rating.
Itís best to check on all foods as to their carbohydrate glysemic index rating and processed foods are most likely all a risk.
If high GI foods are consumed in small doses and you achive some exercise soon after to allow your muscles to burn it off and reduce those blood sugar spikes, than risks are reduced.
Cholesterol- this is a serious issue for type two sufferers as the harmful type of cholesterol with in all of us is four times more dense than in type two sufferers,these saturated fats (that can be controlled a little with a high fibre diet) and other plarks that may block our major arteries are partly because we do not achieve enough cardio exercise to push the blood through us at speeds to prevent these from attaching to the artery walls while in the bloodstream. In addition, when we are at rest, these fats can become plark as well. If consumed in small amounts at the right times, combined with exercise, many high fibre foods, as a diabetic diet should have any way, your cholesterol levels should not be an issue.
It is very important in type two sufferers to be aware that they cannot sustain levels of harmful cholesterol that are safe for other people with in them and their liver will make cholesterol to release into the blood, even if you are not consuming anything with adverse cholesterol in it.
This is why 75 percent of all type two sufferers die very early of heart desease!

Insulin injections-
These are needed due to the inability of our pancreas to produce insulin.
Injected amounts of insulin cannot be monitored as well as a healthy pancreas can achieve with adverse levels of blood sugar and apply the needed amount of insulin.
When injections are used, blood sugar levels can be very high to very low, forcing users of insulin medication to carry a sugar hit like a lolly just incase blood sugar levels drop to dangerous levels and they may pass out or worse.

What do high GI and low GI mean to us.
High GI foods will cause a sudden rise in blood sugars within a half to three hours of consumption.
While it is spiking and there is no exercise to allow your muscle mass to use the sugars than there may be nerve damage as the blood sugar will coat nerve endings killing them off and access acidity in the blood will cause other damage.
The blood will thicken, blocking capillary veins and threaten the heart and brain as well, plus potentially blocking flow to hands, feet,where ever, killing of these areas leading to amputations, which is very common.

If these high spikes in blood sugars continue, there will be serious risks to your health and potential death.
Some people having a high GI or high sugar food or drink binge with a video night or whatever, have awoken totally blind.
When we indulge in a high GI meal or treats before sleep, this is especially when these blood sugar spikes, due to inactivity puts everyone at risk, not just diabetics!!
Low GI foods will provide a slower rise in blood sugar at a lower level and over a longer period that the body can cope with and utilize energies the insulin converts the blood sugar to, far better.
High GI and generally consumed products affecting diabetes.
Any products with sugar or nectars in them like soft drinks, alchohole, most confectionaries, honey, and syrups are all very high GI.foods that dangerously affect the blood sugar.

Other high GI foods we take for granted each day are any non Basmati rice, non charisma potatoes, corn and any wheat flour products like most breads, pasta, biscuits and crackers.
A cup of coffee with no additives will raise blood sugar readings by up to one point.
Sauces should be applied carefully due to many additives in them normally.
Most pasta is a high risk to diabetics as they are normally made with wheat flour and will be consumed in large amounts.

Diet for avoiding diabetes!
Minute amounts of high GI foods or drinks at any time, (if any) should be aimed for.
Only low GI foods in the last four to six hours before resting, no high GI foods at this time if possible and if you do have high GI foods, than exercise to burn off some of it.

Avoid all excessive fatty foods unless you are an active person and even than in small amounts.
Meats in substantial quantity are generally fine for diabetics, not lamb at all, it is a very fatty meat.
What to eat, in relation to blood sugar and fats.

Never consume hi GI foods or drinks in large amounts in one sitting with out heavy extended exercise directly after, from around a half hour to four hours after or you are risking your life.
Never have singular large meals, smaller ones more often is safer.

If you want to treat your self with some fatty foods, make sure it is never with in four hours before you rest.
If you have one meal with a little high GI content, make it at least several meals that follow have no high GI content in them to help off set the affects.
If you consume some foods with an unacceptable level of cholesterol, for a few days following, a large content of high fibre foods like whole meal breads and low GI vegetables consumed will help burn off the cholesterol if your liver is functioning correctly, especially in major arteries.
Your body may retrieve the stored cholesterol to convert into certain stomach acids to break down the high fibre foods.
Here is a suggested style of diet to help prevent blood sugar problems and cholesterol issues.

Meats-
Lamb is a high fat; try to avoid this type of meat totaly.
Red meats-Trim off all obvious fats and consume medium amounts at most meals, but not within four hours of sleep and never with high GI potatoes, one will go through you undigested, as the types of acids for these are not the same.
Fish-medium amounts any time really is fine, salmon and tuna have some fat content but can be useful as part of your staple diet.
Chicken-never eat the skin, it is very high in fats. Medium to large amounts well cooked any time is fine, though the thigh area meats are a little higher in fat levels.

Sausages-beef or chicken in small amounts are fine, most varieties can have large amounts of wheat flour (cereal) and contain fatty meats.
Chichen varieties are normally high in fat as well. There are options at some places to select your own meats and other substances for sausages to be made for you as a much healthier option.
Mince- premium to high quality steak mince or chicken in medium amounts is good in most meals.
Pork- trim off the fat and consume it at most meals, never near sleep time.
Bacon- only consumed as a treat and follow with a little exercise.
Processed meats- all are a possible risk to your health via bacteria, fat levels, salts, preservatives and cereals.
Vegetables-most should be consumed as often as possible.
High GI Potatoes- avoid these, even sweet potatoes to some degree, they are a lower GI rating, though they have some steroid content.
If a mash potatoes is wanted, than use steamed carrot, a little sweet potatoe and lots of pumpkin,it works well and is healthier than High GI potatoes.
Green vegetables- all these plus green leafy vegetables should be included in all meals.
Tomatoes- the ripe ones should be in as many meals as possible as with all types of onions and garlic
With all vegetables check the GI ratings on the ones you want to use, only a few have a high GI rating.

Fruits
All fruits have natural sugars and some are unacceptably high for regular consuming.
Watermelon is very high in natural sugars as with grapes.
Citrus fruits and apples have some natural sugars, but some should be part of your day-to-day fruit intake and most other fruits in moderation.

Meals for diabetes.
Breakfast being the most important meal of the day should be substantial, if you are a shift worker than the first meal after sleep and before going to work becomes breakfast.
This meal will include low GI foods with minimal High GI content.
I use standard all bran,wheat bix and wheat bran
Lunch, needs to be similar in content to breakfast and variations of mainly low GI rating foods, plus some protein-based foods need to be included.

Dinner, this should be the smallest meal of the day with some protein based products with no high GI foods included at all.
Snacks, whole fruits that are low GI are an excellent food source for energy, keeping blood sugar and body fat at safe levels.
Exercise, best suited to virtually any one, should become fast and vigorous over a two-month period. This needs to include several types of exercises in one session each time.

A pilates machine is an excellent alrounder.
You cannot begin with these abruptly; you have to acclimatise your muscles and cardio system to this for safety.
The first day begin on the exercise bike, any time is good as your body will burn glucose from your fat cells for up to 24 hours after exercise of 20 mins or more.

Apply a low level of restriction to the bikes wheel and peddle at a medium pace for one minute and wind down quickly to a low level for five more minutes.
Over one month, work up to five minutes at a medium restriction and up to five minutes at a low restriction, both at the fastest pace you can cope with.
Another type of exercise to add to your daily ritual is soft push ups.Soft meaning you do not have your hands on the floor! Use something around a metre high off the floor, keep your straight out and your hands should be near your chin at the bottom of each push up. To add more effort to these push-ups, keep your fingers just touching each other.
Try to do five soft push-ups after using the exercise bike increasing the speed of them over two weeks.
After this time change the height you work at to around sixty centimetres and remain at around that level, always.
By the end of the first month try to be doing no less than twenty push ups each session and get the speed of these to as fast as you can cope with.

No more than twenty-five push ups are needed at each session.
Over this month, add varied types of sits ups at the same amounts and speeds, never sit all the way up, do not lift your lower back off the floor, after a proper ham string stretches to protect your lower back!
If you can apply a hot wheat pack or water bottle to your lower back for no less than five minutes before the stretch,this is of a huge benefit!
This stretch is best done by laying flat on your back, having a towel ready or similar; bring your left leg up with knee bent to a ninety-degree angle.
Than bring your right leg up, hook the towel in the arch of the foot, keep you right leg straight (do not bend the right knee), pull the right leg towards your chest until the hamstring begins to experiences some slight pain.
Hold there for twenty seconds, than repeat this with the other leg.
Once this stretch has been done just lay there for a few seconds and the stretch is complete.

Sit ups can be done by placing your toes under the edge of your lounge or similar with your knees bent and do small sits ups to protect your back from adverse injuries.
You need to include around ten to forty sit-ups on your side for the solarplex muscles and on your stomach for but muscles and balanced disk wear.
Once the month to get you used to these exercises has been completed, these exercises and more if you like, need to be done no less than three times a week,its best if it is each day, preferably begin these between a half to one hour directly after dinner or between lunch and dinner, it doesnít matter realy.

Your body will continue to burn fat and blood sugars for at least twelve hours to twenty four hours after a fast exercise block is completed.
Try to do your exercise blocks for ten to twenty minutes at a time at an ever-increasing pace each day no matter what work you do.
Never jog, run or lift weights as an exercise, eventually you will ruin your back, knees and hips requiring surgery later in life!

If you can swim as an exercise, this is the best form of no impact exercise you can do to prevent joint damage while exercising.

Blood sugar and PH.
It has been proven that high Ph levels with in us can greatly add to our life span and quality of life.
Low Ph causing acidity is to some degree how the body dictates its own life span.
Sugars are a known Ph lowering substance leading to excess acidity, with this at best you can expect joints to become arthritic, potential gout and many other areas of the body will suffer over a long period of time before the results are irreversible and your quality of life is ruined and potential life span has been shortened.
Magnesium added to your diet at a reasonable level will help with muscle and joint pain and raise blood PH.
All of us are sufering damage from excesive blood sugar levels through out our lives,not just diabetics,high GI foods are dangerous and virtually useless unless you are an athlete ready to compete!
I was lucky,i have only lost a slight amount of focusing eye sight,back to the healthy weight i was in my teens and feeling so much better.

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Post  Kate on 27th September 2011, 1:45 am

MY brother has type two good to see some helpful information on the subject after reading this i feel some more understanding of how more brother is at risk Shocked

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