Saturday, April 29, 2006

Diabetes and Exercise

Exercise is arguably the most critical component in controlling blood sugar and overcoming Diabetes.

In fact even with maintaining a healthy diet and following your Doctor's recommendations the path towards lowering blood sugar levels lies in consistent and regular excercise, in particular cardiovascular excercise.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Importance of Diabetes

Diabetes, whether be it Type 1 or Type 2 is serious.

Often the time spent in ignoring the warning signs (symptoms) or refusing to believe how severe or fatal the long term health effects of having diabetes could be better spent taking the right steps in controlling the disease.

The sooner the disease can be understood and explained the sooner an Action Plan can be created to control and curb the damaging effects of Diabetes.

Upcoming posts on this topic include....

  • Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
  • How does the body deal with Diabetes
  • What happens if Diabetes goes unchecked ?
  • Long term effects of Diabetes sufferers
  • Take Charge of Diabetes Action plan

Food and Diabetes

Diet and the food we eat plays an important part in helping reducing blood sugar levels.

Low Glycemic Index (GI) foods are more beneficial because they are less likely to elevate the body's blood sugar to high level.

Making careful choices in the foods we eat make a big difference in controlling blood sugar levels. Thus what we eat, when we eat it and how much we eat all play a significant role.

To maintain the blood sugar level it is recommended to eat instead of 3 large square meals a day, to eat 5 to 6 smaller meals spaced between 2 to 3 hours apart. This is time for the digestive system to process the complex carbohydates (sugars) in the body and also to keep the sugar level controlled.

Coming up in future posts...

  • Diabetes Diet Plans
  • Selecting Low GI Foods
  • Determining Portions and Calories of Common Foods
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Diabetes Diet Plans
  • Benefits of Green Tea in lowering blood sugar levels
  • Alternatives to Sugar and other foods you love
  • Simple Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Take Charge of Diabetes

This site is dedicated to being Proactive and Taking Action in the campaign to prevent and cure Diabetes for people of all ages and around the world.

With the right support , important medical information and wellness philosophy we will be able to share in overcoming this disease.