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So You’ve Just Found Out You Have Diabetes. What Next?

Thursday, July 23, 2015


As most of you know I have Type 2 Diabetes and have an entire section devoted to it on my blog. Just because I have managed to get those numbers down does not mean that they can not go back up again--at any time!! As such I am always looking for more information on Diabetes which more and more people seem to be getting. I received an email asking me to please mention a new website that deals with supplements and articles (which seem to be well researched) so I went in to take a look. It is crammed full of all kinds of articles and one of them that caught my eye immediately was the one on Diabetes and I knew I had to share with all of you! I asked Gillian Anderson BR Editor of the site to write up a short post-here it is

Diabetes is rapidly becoming one of the most common non-transmissible chronic conditions of the 21st century. From my knowledge, it presently affects over 346 million people in the entire world, myself included, so you’re far from being alone. What’s the worst possible scenario? Left untreated, diabetes can be the main cause of vision loss, amputations and renal insufficiency. True, this is enough to give you the creeps, but there are many steps that can be taken to prevent that, so no need to panic.I know from personal experience how overwhelming being diagnosed with diabetes can be, but rest assured that weight loss, regular physical activity and a sensible diet plan can actually help you lead a normal, healthy and peaceful life. If you’ve just found out you have diabetes and you’re searching high and low for anything that can shed some light on your diagnosis and what you should do about it, this article might be a good place to start (http://brainreference.com/diabetes/).


The name of the website is Brainreference.com and they also have a Facebook page

As always I would like to remind everyone that it is your doctor who you should seek information from about anything you try. Everyone is different and sometimes there are reasons why you should not take certain supplements! (drug interactions)





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22 comments :

Gladys Parker said...

Thanks so much for posting! I learned last year but just ignored it (my way of coping I guess)but now I have to take action. I need to diet, I am VERY overweight. Exercise, I live in bed or in the chair, both infront of the computer. See the specialists and have the tests they asked for and gain more knowledge on the subject. I am going to save that article in my notebook. Thanks again!

Masshole Mommy said...

My mother is a diabetic and she definitely does not take good care of herself. She needs to do better!

Maddi'sMommy said...

My mother in law is diabetic and I know she really struggles with her numbers. She is a nurse who works long hours and it can be hard to maintain her diet.

Maddi'sMommy said...

My mother in law is diabetic and I know she really struggles with her numbers. She is a nurse who works long hours and it can be hard to maintain her diet.

jaime said...

I have a few family members who are diabetic and it's interesting to see how they each treat it. One aunt watches her diet VERY closely and had hoped to avoid an insulin pump, to no avail. Another doesn't watch her diet and is fine with being on meds.

Scott said...

I have friends that have been diagnosed with diabetes (both types) and it does seem to be becoming more and more common.

Christina Bhattacharya said...

Thanks so much for this. I know a lot of people with diabetes working in healthcare. It is a horrible disease.

Lydia Filgueras said...

I lost my beloved father-in-law to diabetes. And another extended family member may very well lost her leg due to not tending to her feet. A scary, horrible disease more people should be informed about. Thanks for sharing the website.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant and it returned a year ago. It's so important to monitor your food intake and cut sugar as much as possible.

Mama Banana said...

Yes, one thing I've found surprising to is the number of children with diabetes. It definitely says something about our lifestyles for some, but for others is genetic or not lifestyle related. Either way, you're right, there are so many considerations. the long term complications are frightening. I hope as a society we figure out how to reduce the numbers.

Lisa Nolan said...

A very important topic! Too many people, and now kids, are getting diabetes!

Sacha said...

Such an amazing post ill be sharing. This is something that a lot of people struggle with and don't know how to handle.

Laura O in AK said...

My mom was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a little over 10 years ago. Scary thing is that she had symptoms for a while, but never talked to her doctor about them all at once for lights to go off.

Briana said...

I know so many people who have been diagnose in the past couple of years. So many people brush off the symptoms. Thanks for sharing these tips and all of the good information on your blog.

Liz Mays said...

I didn't realize it was becoming as prevalent as it is. It's good to know that it can be managed easily with help from a doctor.

Heavenly Savings said...

My Mom and I were just talking about how much more common Type2 diabetes is...even in younger children.

Eliz Frank said...

This is very helpful information because, as you suggested, more and more people are being diagnosed with diabetes or told they are borderline. I will check out the site and pay close attention, as I need to stay on top my health concerns too.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This is a great post indeed and I have seen more people having this disease. My grandparents and my mother had diabetes. My mother was actually taking 5 shots a day and is down to none which I could not believe. She does have permanent damage to her sight and liver though. It is so important to not take anything unless you talk to the doctor about it. Thanks for sharing.

Lexie Lane said...

My grandfather died with diabetes. At the time, things were different because Medicare allowed nurses to go into homes and help give patients insulin. Nowadays, you're left to figure it out and fend for yourself. A bit sad. Thanks for sharing the article. It's a pretty serious thing and unless we actually personally get affected with it, sadly it's not a concern to most people. Very sad though.

Amanda McMahon said...

My aunt is working on her numbers. Between lifestyle changes and drugs it can be managed.

Amanda McMahon said...

My aunt is working on her numbers. Between lifestyle changes and drugs it can be managed.

Darla M. said...

It was surprising to me in reading this post just how many people live with diabetes. The number is much higher than I expected it to be. It's good to know that it can be manageable for most people with diet, losing weight, and exercise. Thanks for an informative post!

 
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