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How to Prevent and Treat Prediabetes

Everyone knows that the main manifestation of this disease is increased blood glucose. At the stage of prediabetes, the fasting blood glucose level is below pathogenic. Doctors gave this transition state a difficult name – impaired glucose tolerance, in which the fasting glucose level is less than 7.0 mmol/l. Two hours after the exercise test, during which a person is allowed to drink 75 g of dissolved glucose, it achieves the range of 7.8–11.1 mmol/l. In recent years, doctors introduced another concept – impaired fasting glucose, in which the fasting glucose level is from 6.1 to 7.0 mmol/l, and two hours after the glucose level is within the normal range, that is, less than 7.8 mmol/l. Both diagnoses reflect impaired carbohydrate metabolism and a high likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. However, there are no signs of disease (such as thirst, dry mouth, itchy skin) at this stage. They appear…

How to Test for Diabetes at Home?

There are several ways to diagnose this dysfunction at home. Its diagnostics depends on the type of this disease you suffer from. Type 1 diabetes Type 1 develops in young people under 30 years of age. The main problem lies in the pancreas condition. It either produces too little sugar-lowering hormone – insulin or stops producing it at all. The most frequent reasons for this are unfavorable heredity (however, a person can get sick, even if no one suffers from type 1 diabetes in the family) and an autoimmune conflict (this is when the body begins to produce antibodies against its own pancreatic insulin-producing cells). At the same time, one of the characteristic symptoms of this type of disease is that a person begins to lose weight fast. With type 1 diabetes, insulin injections are indispensable. An alternative to injections is insulin pumps: devices through which the body constantly receives…

Diabetes Drugs

Before you buy drugs to reduce sugar level online, there are a few things you need to know about them. These are special drugs that work by lowering the glucose levels in the bloodstream. Except for a few types of those medications, they are administered orally and can be selected based on the patient’s age, possible causes of diabetes and a number other factors. Diabetes mellitus can be of two types: type one and type two.

Types of Diabetes

Even if you have not yet been touched by this ailment, you should remember that no one is immune from this widespread disease. Therefore, it is natural to strive to know as much as possible about it. There are 2 main types of diabetes – the first and second types of the disease. Unfortunately, not all people understand how one type of disease differs from another, which leads to various misconceptions about its symptoms and treatment.

What Are the Best Foods for People with Diabetes?

The problem of metabolic disorders is rather widely raised in the modern world community and concerns so many people. According to statistics, more than 400 million people in the world live with such diseases. That is why we decided to find out what foods are good for diabetes and what foods should be avoided. Diabetes diet: How to create your healthy-eating plan? The therapeutic effect of nutrition in diabetes is not contested by any specialist today. The diet for diabetic patients is developed taking into account the type of disease (1 or 2), the general condition of the patient, the degree of the pathology, associated diseases, the level of physical activity, medications taken by the patient, etc.

14 Common Myths about Diabetes

Daily communication with patients shows that people have rooted misconceptions about the “sweet” disease. Sometimes even endocrinologists find it difficult to destroy the myths of their patients regarding this disease. This is partly due to the complexity of the disease, partly due to low awareness of people about diabetes. We will consider the 14 most common misconceptions about the disease and will try to eliminate some gaps in knowledge about diabetes.