Diabetics can put their lives at risk by ignoring the importance of a blood glucose monitor. To avoid the tedious process of monitoring blood on a continuous basis, the latest devices are more upfront and user-friendly.
There is quite a bit more detail to the body-food-diabetes 160 mg dl conversion process, however this should give you a general understanding of how and why eating several small, healthy meals a day works to improve mood, increase energy and significantly aid in weight loss. Give it a try and see for yourself.
Similarly, when my friend told me she had developed type 2 diabetes, and particularly when it had progressed to the point of her needing to have her big toe removed, I emphasized the need for her to attend a comprehensive diabetes class to learn more about the illness and how to take care of herself. After all she already had one toe removed, which is no small consequence of having diabetes. In spite of my strong encouragement to get education, the response I got was very similar to my daughter’s “I got this”, or “I know what to do”. After hearing her response I tried again to convince her but my comments fell on deaf ears. She wasn’t really deaf but you know what I mean.
The tender leaves of the mango tree are very helpful in treating diabetes. An infusion is prepared by soaking 15 gm of fresh leaves in 250 ml of water overnight, and squeezing them very well in the water in the morning. It should be taken every morning to manage early diabetes. As an option, the leaves should be dried in the shade, powdered and preserved for use when required. Half a teaspoon of this powder should be taken 2x on a daily basis.
I feel myself getting excited now so I will stop. I feel sad for my friend but at the same time aggravated at her for not doing what I suggested, because she doesn’t look healthy. Remaining overweight is one of the worst things to do when you have diabetes.
This test requires an initial fast of 8 -12hours. A blood sample is drawn then the patient is given a glucose filled drink termed glucola. This sugary drink generally contains 75 gm of glucose. After every 30 minutes a blood sample is drawn. 6 blood samples are required on which glucose levels are tested. The results of the blood glucose levels enable the doctors to diagnose if the person is suffering from diabetes or not.
This test needs a fast. It means that person has to go through without eating or drinking anything overnight for 8 to 12 hours. If the results of the tests are above 126 mg/dl then it signals that person is diabetic.
By now, you should know the definitions of insulin and glucose. There cannot be too much or too little glucose in the blood. Therefore, insulin is responsible for controlling the glucose level.