Author’s Note: This is an article from my archives. I have brought it over to here because I feel that it is highly relevant to the modern day and time. I hope you all enjoy and as always,
There is the basic Information, You decide the outcome!
Diabetes is a disease that affects more than twenty-five percent of the population in the United States. I got interested in this disease when my son was a Type-One diabetic. I learned quickly over the first year that it can be one of the hardest illnesses that a person can live with but, like so many other illnesses you can handle it a whole lot better when you take appropriate care of yourself. Being a married father of three kids I had to learn that there are so many cheap and easy things that a person can do to stay on top of things. Many doctors told us right off that we had to stay out front of this illness it would be better in the long run.
1. Stay on top of your illness. We all know that modern day medicine is costly but, an illness like diabetes can cost you a whole lot more down the road if it is left unchecked. Anything from heart disease to kidney and liver failure can occur when it’s left unchecked. Supplies can be costly but, when compared to organ replacement I do not think that it is a contest.
2. Exercise. I know this one is the first thing that people in the medical profession point to as a problem with just about anything wrong with you. It just so happens that in this case, the doctors are correct. A natural way to lower high blood glucose is to stay active. doNow this can not take the place of medical treatment and a watchful eye but, 30 minutes of exercise a day is an excellent place to start.
3. Diet. Now the average person can save themselves a lot of time money and effort by just eating right. Now I am not saying that you have to eat less or stop eating certain things. The best thing to do at first is, be very mindful of what you are eating and how much of it you are eating.
4. Keep Informed. Keeping informed is probably the most important thing. Knowledge is critical when controlling a disease that is as powerful as diabetes. The best thing about it is it doesn’t cost any more money to know. Please keep track of everything you eat, at what times you eat it, and your blood levels before and after. With that little bit of knowledge over a protracted period, you can begin to see changes and trends all on your own without any other help.
Knowledge is power and diabetes is something that you must stay on top of and aware. In 2007 there were more than 200,000 deaths where diabetes the contributing factor. I urge anyone reading to stay ahead of the illness. If a person you love has diabetes keep on top of the disease.