Herbs that cure diabetes

There are many diseases and conditions that are debilitating and difficult to control. diabetes is a chronic disease requiring constant attention of insulin and the foods you eat. Among the many drugs and other alternative medicine, several herbs have been known to heal and help control diabetes and also have no side effects. Note that there is no known medical cure for diabetes type 1 and insulin should never be stopped without the advice of a doctor.

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Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
Hypoglycemia occurs when the body’s blood glucose levels fall below normal and there is too much insulin in the body. Hyperglycemia, on the other hand, is when blood sugar levels are above normal and natural insulin can not be properly used. That would require an injection of insulin for the body to process excess glucose. Your body needs glucose for energy. People with diabetes have an internal problem with your pancreas does not emit any signals the body to release more glucose. With that, several herbs that contain hypoglycemic agents may be used to treat diabetes . Continue reading “Herbs that cure diabetes”

Meal plan for 2,200 calories pregnancy with diabetes

Pregnancy requires a meal plan of 2,200 calories for a woman with diabetes . Be pre-existing or gestational diabetes during pregnancy can begin. If you have some form of this disease, your doctor will probably ask you to follow the meal plan of 2,200 calories, you control your blood sugar level regularly with a meter and keep track of your diet and the results of the blood sugar.

Purpose of diet

The meal plan of 2,200 calories controls the calories and carbs to regulate blood sugar and keep it on the level as normal as possible. You can often eat six times a day. You’ll have three meals and three snacks. Meals and snacks maintain balanced levels of protein, carbohydrates and fats for optimal blood sugar levels throughout the day.

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Tips for planning meals

Protein foods include meat, fish, chicken, turkey, eggs, nuts, beans, legumes, tofu, milk, cheese and yogurt. Make all your meals and snacks have protein to help balance blood sugar levels. Fiber also stabilizes blood sugar levels. Whole grains, fruits and vegetables all contain fiber. Controls food labels for total levels of carbohydrates, calories and portion size. Continue reading “Meal plan for 2,200 calories pregnancy with diabetes”

The best nuts for diabetes


Surprise that nuts are healthy for the heart, but also may serve to people with diabetes. Several research studies have shown that consuming tree nuts, along with other dietary changes, improves glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes. Eating nuts not only appears to improve blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes not insulin dependent, but also improves the blood cholesterol levels in these individuals.

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Almonds lower elevated sugar after meals, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition in 2006. The researchers fed 15 healthy people with five comparable meals in carbohydrates, fat and protein content; three test meals consisting of almonds, bread, boiled rice and instant mashed potatoes; control and two meals. Blood samples, taken before the meal and four hours later, showed that almonds reduced the level of blood sugar and insulin levels four hours after eating. Additional studies, published in Metabolism in 2007 showed that eating almonds with a reduced glycemic meal rise in blood sugar after eating. There was a dose ratio. The more almonds they ate most was the reduction in blood sugar levels. Eating 3 ounces (85, 05 grams) of almonds with a meal of white bread caused a rise in blood sugar only 1.6 mmol / L, less than half of the rise seen after eating a meal of white bread. Continue reading “The best nuts for diabetes”

The peculiarities of child diabetes

The increase in the number of diabetics is all age classes. Contrary to belief, the young are not spared. During the past ten years, there are 75% more patients before the age of 4. Discover the essential childhood diabetes.

The number of cases of diabetes type 1 (insulin-dependent diabetes) varies greatly in children from one country to the other. The incidence is of 0.1 per 100 000 children in China and 36.8 per 100,000 in Finland. In France, this disease is one in 1,000 births. Nearly 10,000 children under 15 years are diabetic.

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More and more children affected
Between 1988 and 1997, there was a surge of cases of insulin-dependent diabetes in children: 75% increase in less than 4 years and 30% for those aged 4-14. Conversely, the impact does not seem to grow among 15-19 year-olds. This development is not without consequence, it instead represents a challenge for medicine. Indeed, with diabetes starting in childhood, the length of follow-up is longer and therefore the risk of complications is more important. In addition, generally reserved to the adult type 2 diabetes affects more and more adolescents due to the increasing number of children with obesity. Continue reading “The peculiarities of child diabetes”

Diabetes: A child who drinks and urinates lots should consult

On the rise in children, type 1 diabetes, previously known as insulin-dependent diabetes, is still often diagnosed too late, when the young patient suffers from Ketoacidosis which can have fatal consequences. To educate parents about the urgency of the support, the campaign diabetes child and Adolescent is on November 14, 2010, at the World Diabetes Day.

Your child starts to drink heavily, without thirst seems quenched? He often goes to the toilet and reset itself to ‘pee in the bed’? May suffer from type 1 diabetes, as 15,000 other children less than 15 years. To remove the doubt, promptly see a doctor who will conduct a screening of sugar in his urine. With this simple test, you will avoid your child to potentially serious complications.

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15,000 young diabetics
The child and adolescent diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the cells β of the pancreas produce more insulin. This insulin deficiency causes the accumulation of sugar in the blood. Above a certain threshold, and in the absence of treatment, high blood sugar will cause the production of ketone bodies in the liver: this is what is called ketosis. It is manifested by the appearance of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Ketoacidosis is the acidification of the blood due to the excessive accumulation of these ketone bodies. This condition causes intense fatigue, respiratory disorders and disorders of consciousness. He especially life-threatening of the child. Continue reading “Diabetes: A child who drinks and urinates lots should consult”

Spend to treat my pressure

The practice of physical activity is beneficial to combat hypertension… provided they comply with certain precautions. Discover them with the French Committee against high blood pressure (CFLHTA).

Is the sport harmful for hypertensive patients? Can I start a sport despite my age? A bit of sport one twice a week, is it enough?… From a Sofres survey and a multidisciplinary work between experts, the French Committee against high blood pressure (CFLHTA) wanted to answer the many questions posed to patients on the practice of physical activity.

Spend to treat my pressure

More sports than the other hypertensive
Carried out in 2002, investigated by the Sofres to 2,500 people allowed to analyze the reports that hypertensive patients have with sports. Continue reading “Spend to treat my pressure”

Better manage his diabetes daily

Monitoring of blood glucose, special food, physical activity… To better manage his diabetes on a daily basis, the drugs are not sufficient. Head of the Department of diabetes to the CHU Grenoble, Pr Halimi returned on these boards and the difficulties to follow.

Doctissimo: Is self-monitoring of blood glucose necessary for management of diabetes?
PR. Halimi : In type 2 diabetes (which is not insulin), the question at the bottom that is: “A what is self-monitoring?”. Then, I am absolutely, very favourable to self-monitoring, either I think it is better to do very little or not at all. Why these 2 ideas?


Is done if truly it is used, if the patient is able to understand why it does, that is that it gives it as information, so that he understands why the blood sugar rises or drops, what is the benefit of such situation and as caregivers watch the results and take the teaching time of analysis of things. In these conditions, self-monitoring is useful, helpful and she both improves metabolic outcomes and the quality of life of patients. Continue reading “Better manage his diabetes daily”

Diabetes: live like everyone

Diabetes affects more than 2 million people in France. A more widespread illness, a disease including complications may be irreversible. To limit the risk of blindness, kidney disease, amputation, heart problems, one solution: assiduous monitoring of treatment. To achieve certain insulin-dependent persons have made the choice of pump insulin. Zoom on this unknown device which allows to forget her illness on a daily basis.

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by an absence or a too low production of insulin by the pancreas. This lack of insulin, hormone essential to the use of sugar by cells in the body, causes an increase in blood glucose. To compensate for this imbalance, there are different treatments: of oral medications for low insulin production, insulin injections or insulin in the absence of production of insulin the pump. This latter device, used in France, has many advantages. For patients, the insulin pump to regain a normal life. Testimony.

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The end of injections
To limit the risk of complications, should scrupulously control his diabetes and assiduously follow his treatment; that means for many patients of multiple injections. “I was living very poorly, I did not accept my illness, explains Mario, diabetic for 23 years.” I myself as a nuisance: in the word diabetes there is the word devil. I felt excluded and dissimulais the existence of my illness. I hid for my injections and yet this is not easy on his place of work! “When people see you get out your”small equipment”injection, they often cringe”. Continue reading “Diabetes: live like everyone”

When diabetes attack your libido!

Diabetes is a disease that may progress silently. Among its complications, erectile disorders may appear. Attention, these issues may be signs of alert. To prevent these risks and find a fulfilling sex life, talk to your doctor!

Diabetes now affects nearly 3 million people in France and 189 million worldwide. Complications, erectile dysfunction are often ignored while they actually alter the quality of life.

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Diabetes and erectile dysfunction: the diabolical duo
Often ignored, diabetes is the first diagnosed case of erectile dysfunction. Not less than a diabetic in three would be affected between 20 and 60 years this problem, which many do not dare talk about. The concerns are more frequent that diabetic disease is old and installed, and especially poorly controlled: Continue reading “When diabetes attack your libido!”

Diabetes by the numbers

Of type 1 or II, diabetes translated abnormal rise in the rate of glucose in the blood. This anomaly is due to a failure or a bad use of insulin. Diabetes is a serious disease which, without proper treatment, can be the cause of heart disease, blindness, of impotence and even amputations.


In normal humans, blood glucose oscillates permanently between 0.50 and 1.50 g per litre of blood. What value can we talk about diabetes? Hypoglycemia?

Diabetes by the numbers

Blood glucose
Glucose provides energy to the various tissues of the body. If the rate of glucose in the blood remained stable even after a meal or after a physical effort, it is that there is a regulatory system complex in which insulin plays a key role.
Glucose is the rate of sugar in the blood. Continue reading “Diabetes by the numbers”