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Monday, September 28, 2015

Affirmation of the day 09-28-15

I'm reaching for the sky with everything I do.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

There are three types of diabetes: #3

3) Gestational diabetes
This type affects females during pregnancy. Some women have very high levels of glucose in their
blood, and their bodies are unable to produce enough insulin to transport all of the glucose into
their cells, resulting in progressively rising levels of glucose.

Diagnosis of gestational diabetes is made during pregnancy.

The majority of gestational diabetes patients can control their diabetes with exercise and diet.
Between 10% to 20% of them will need to take some kind of blood-glucose-controlling
medications. Undiagnosed or uncontrolled gestational diabetes can raise the risk of complications
during childbirth. The baby may be bigger than he/she should be.

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and Harvard University found that women whose
diets before becoming pregnant were high in animal fat and cholesterol had a higher risk for
gestational diabetes, compared to their counterparts whose diets were low in cholesterol and
animal fats.

#need2behealthy #diabetes

Feel free to look at our previous postings to find out about the other two types of Diabetes,
Type  1 and Type 2

Thursday, September 17, 2015

There are three types of diabetes: #2

2) Type 2 diabetes
The body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react
to insulin (insulin resistance).

Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are type 2.

Some people may be able to control their type 2 diabetes symptoms by losing weight, following a
healthy diet, doing plenty of exercise, and monitoring their blood glucose levels. However, type 2
diabetes is typically a progressive disease - it gradually gets worse - and the patient will probably
end up have to take insulin, usually in tablet form.

Overweight and obese people have a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to
those with a healthy body weight. People with a lot of visceral fat, also known as central obesity,
belly fat, or abdominal obesity, are especially at risk. Being overweight/obese causes the body to
release chemicals that can destabilize the body's cardiovascular and metabolic systems.

Being overweight, physically inactive and eating the wrong foods all contribute to our risk of
developing type 2 diabetes. Drinking just one can of (non-diet) soda per day can raise our risk of
developing type 2 diabetes by 22%, researchers from Imperial College London reported in the
journal Diabetologia. The scientists believe that the impact of sugary soft drinks on diabetes risk
may be a direct one, rather than simply an influence on body weight.

The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is also greater as we get older. Experts are not completely
sure why, but say that as we age we tend to put on weight and become less physically active.
Those with a close relative who had/had type 2 diabetes, people of Middle Eastern, African, or
South Asian descent also have a higher risk of developing the disease.

#need2behealthy #diabetes

Feel free to go to our previous posting to see about the first type of Diabetes.

Don't Wish for it ..........Make It

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

There are three types of diabetes: #1

1) Type 1 diabetes

The body does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent
diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes. People usually develop type 1 diabetes
before their 40th year, often in early adulthood or teenage years.

Type 1 diabetes is nowhere near as common as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 10% of all
diabetes cases are type 1.

Patients with type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin injections for the rest of their life. They
must also ensure proper blood-glucose levels by carrying out regular blood tests and following a
special diet.

#need2behealthy #diabetes

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fast facts on diabetes

Fast facts on diabetes

Here are some key points about diabetes.

Diabetes is a long-term condition that causes high blood sugar levels.

In 2013 it was estimated that over 382 million people throughout the world had diabetes (Williams textbook of endocrinology).

Type 1 Diabetes - the body does not produce insulin. Approximately 10% of all diabetes cases are type 1.

Type 2 Diabetes - the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function. Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are of this type.

Gestational Diabetes - this type affects females during pregnancy.

The most common diabetes symptoms include frequent urination, intense thirst and hunger, weight gain, unusual weight loss, fatigue, cuts and bruises that do not heal, male sexual dysfunction, numbness and tingling in hands and feet.

If you have Type 1 and follow a healthy eating plan, do adequate exercise, and take insulin, you can lead a normal life.

Type 2 patients need to eat healthily, be physically active, and test their blood glucose. They may also need to take oral medication, and/or insulin to control blood glucose levels.

As the risk of cardiovascular disease is much higher for a diabetic, it is crucial that blood pressure and cholesterol levels are monitored regularly.

As smoking might have a serious effect on cardiovascular health, diabetics should stop smoking.
Hypoglycemia - low blood glucose - can have a bad effect on the patient. Hyperglycemia - when blood glucose is too high - can also have a bad effect on the patient.

Set your tone for the day

Monday, September 14, 2015

A negative mind-positive life

A negative mind will 


give you a positive life.

I don't think it gets any easier said than that......

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fit Bottom Girls

I came across Fit Bottomed Girl Challenge on Social Media and I fell in love with the idea of the challenge.  Every day it is something progressively different that I would love to try and complete.

Can't hurt to try right?

So Challenge for September 1, 2015 is to tell Fit Bottomed Girl Why I feel that September is my month.  This is an easy one for me I only hope the rest of the month will be this simple.  September is my month because I feel I have Dodged the last bullet I'm going to get.  It's time for a change.  No more excuses, No more laziness, No more not taking responsibility for my health.

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Dodging the last bullet

I feel that this is the last bullet that I will get to dodge.  God has granted me this chance to get my stuff together.  He is truly saying to me either you get it together girl or your time will be up.  I have so many things I want to do, see, and conquer that my time cannot be up.  It's up to me to get it together.

I remember being on Atkins years ago and telling people that had Diabetes how Atkins was a lifestyle that was geared for Diabetics.  So I would totally be hypocritical if I didn't go back to that lifestyle.  I feel as if I'm ready.  I'm stronger than I was years ago.  It's just me and I don't have to worry about supply for extra baggage.   Which feels amazing!!!

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