Diabetes

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General Information

This page is maintained to track information for myself and in no way is intended to provide medical advice to others. Read the resources suggested here to get information and then discuss your ideas witrh a doctor. Get medical advice.

Research indicates that Diet, Exercise (type 2 diabetes), are the most significant factors in controlling Diabetes.

Diet

In general watch your caloric intake, reduce simple carbohydarates, Trans fats

Supplements - Vitamins, Minerals,etc

1. VanadGinkgo biloba

3. Multivitamin containing B including folate to prevent high levels of homocysteine beleived to play a role in clogging arteries

Exercise

In general get at leats 20 minutes of exercise a day

Regular exercise also has special advantages if you have type 2 diabetes.
Regular physical activity improves your body’s sensitivity to insulin and
helps manage your blood glucose levels.

Footcare

Strategies for Footcare

Definitions:

Peripheral artery Disease (Pad) - clogged or narrowed arteries

Intermitent claudication: tightness, cramps, fatigue, and aches in legs, "angina of the legs"

Diabetics are 2 to 3 times likely to develop Pad

Reference

Blumer, Ian and Alan L. Rubin (2009) Diabetes for Canadians for Dunmies, Missasauga: John Wiley an d Sons Canada
Gower, Timothy(2007) The Diabetic Body, Lincohnwood: Publications International Ltd
Peters, Anne (2005) Conquering Diabetes, A Cutting-Edge, Comprehensive Program for Prevention and Treatment, New York: Hudson Street Press
Surwit, Richard S (2004) The Mind Body Diabetes Revoloution, A Proven New Program for Better Blood Sugar Control, New York; Freepress
Whitaker, Julian (2001) Reversing Diabetes, New York: Warner Books

Magazines

Diabetes Explorer
Diabetes Forecast Magizine of American Diabetes Association

Websites

Strategies for Increasing Exercise and Decreasing Calories
Diabetes Ontario
Canadian Diabetes Association
American Diabetes Association
BMI Calculator
Diabetes Prevention Program Whitaker Wellness Institute
Diabetes in Canada
wikipedia on Diabetes
Healthy Ontario.com Diabetse Management Centre
banting and Best Diabetes Centre - see links and Education sections especially
1800wheelchair.com Resouces on Diabetes