Blood glucose levels can rise well above normal for significant periods without producing any permanent effects or symptoms. However, chronic hyperglycemia at levels more than slightly above normal can produce a very wide variety of serious complications over a period of years, including kidney damage, neurological damage, cardiovascular damage, damage to the retina or damage to feet and legs. Diabetic neuropathy may be a result of long-term hyperglycemia.
Diabetics need to avoid ketchup like the plague. I know it's tasty, I love it to death, but it's so full of sugar both from the tomatoes and the high fructose corn syrup that it's more of a curse than a pleasure. I like to replace it with yellow mustard as it has little to no sugar added. Green tea is an excellent tool for the Diabetic who is attempting to lose weight. Studies show it helps your... FULL ARTICLE…
Check out the difference between the two main types of #diabetes—Type 1 and Type 2. 8.3% of the U.S. population has diabetes and the numbers will continue to rise. Therefore, it is important that we support diabetes awareness. Repin this to support diabetes awareness and help inform someone who may not have diabetes.
Diabetics can have problems in their eyes due to their condition, so make sure you go to the optometrist for testing at least once a year. Many optometrists have special machines, which can look inside your eyeball to check for the typical damage of a diabetic, and can sometimes diagnose your disease before you even have symptoms! Diabetics must remember that cough lozenges are still candies!... FULL ARTICLE @ http://www.diabetes-matters.com/great-advice-for-anyone-diagnosed-with-diabetes-3/
Is the stress of managing your diabetes triggering sleep apnea? Check out these symptoms in the picture, then click on the link to read an article about sleep apnea in diabetics causing carbohydrate cravings. There are so many psychological and social stressors that can cause sleep apnea, which now has been shown to lead to even more issues for diabetics.