Diabetes And Sweating

Diabetes mellitus encompasses a spectrum of disease that affects the way in which your body uses glucose (sugar). Glucose is essential to good health; it’s a vital source of energy for the body’s cells. The brain also uses glucose as the main source of energy. A person’s well-being depends on some degree on the efficient use of glucose within the body. Diabetes can cause a wide range of symptoms, including excess sweating, weight loss, and slow healing wounds.

The reasons why someone develops diabetes varies, depending on the type. However, all types of diabetes will result in excessive amounts of glucose in the blood. Excess blood sugar can lead to very serious health issues. Diabetes and sweating is one relatively minor symptom, while permanent blindness is one of the most serious effects of uncontrolled diabetes.

Chronic diabetes manifests as type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. There are also two potentially reversible forms of diabetes. The first is prediabetes; this is when the blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. The second type of potentially reversible diabetes is gestational diabetes; this happens during pregnancy but clears up after the birth of the baby.

DIABETES SYMPTOMS

The seriousness of the symptoms can depend on how high or low blood sugar levels are. Some who have diabetes may not detect any symptoms at first, especially if they have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. However, those with type 1 diabetes tend to have more severe symptoms that manifest more quickly.

SOME TYPE 1 AND TYPE 2 DIABETES SYMPTOMS ARE:

Excessive sweating

Frequent urination and thirst

Extreme hunger and fatigue

Unexplained weight loss

Ketones in the urine

Irritability

Blurred vision

Slow-healing wounds

Although type 1 diabetes can develop at any age, it most often is diagnosed during childhood or adolescence. Type 2 diabetes can also develop at any age, but it’s more commonly diagnosed in those over 40 years of age.

DIABETES AND SWEATING

Low blood sugar levels is a part of the diabetic cycle; it’s called hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia will trigger the body into a fight-or-flight response. This, in turn, causes the body to produce more adrenaline and norepinephrine which can cause heavy sweating, as well as diabetes symptoms of anxiety and shakiness.

EXTREME HUNGER AND FATIGUE

The body converts food into glucose so that the body can use that sugar for energy. However, the body’s cells require insulin to utilize glucose. If the body doesn’t make enough insulin, or if the cells are insulin resistant, the glucose can’t fuel the cells, resulting in hunger and fatigue.

FREQUENT URINATION AND EXCESSIVE THIRST

The average person urinates from four to seven times a day. However, those with diabetes may need to urinate a lot more. Normally, the body will reabsorb glucose when it passes through the kidneys. But as diabetes increases the blood sugar, the kidneys may not be able to reabsorb all of it. This triggers the body to produce more urine. More urine requires more fluids, thus, the diabetic becomes thirsty.

UNEXPLAINED WEIGHT LOSS

Insufficient insulin will stop the body from absorbing blood glucose into the body’s cells for energy. When this happens, the body will burn muscle and fat for energy. This results in weight loss. Unusual weight loss often occurs prior to a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. However, unexpected weight loss can also affect those with type 2 diabetes.

KETONES IN THE URINE

If the body’s cells receive inadequate amounts of glucose, the body will begin to burn fat for energy. This will produce ketones, which will show up in the urine. High levels of ketones in the urine can indicate diabetic ketoacidosis. This diabetic symptom can lead to a coma or in extreme cases, death.

IRRITABILITY

Low glucose levels may cause a range of emotional symptoms including irritability, moodiness, and belligerence. If a diabetic experiences irritability it’s advisable to check their blood sugar levels.

BLURRED VISION

High blood sugar levels can affect your vision; it causes the lens of the eye to swell, which results in temporary blurry eyesight. However, blurry vision can also be the result of low blood sugar. In the case of low blood sugar, vision should return to normal once the blood glucose is back to a normal range. However, if diabetes is not controlled, it can cause irreversible damage to the eyes, resulting in permanent blindness.

SLOW-HEALING WOUNDS

When blood sugar levels are higher than normal, it will prevent oxygen and nutrients from feeding the cells. This will, in turn, stop the immune system from functioning properly. Abnormal blood sugar levels can also increase inflammation, which will affect healing. In extreme cases of uncontrolled diabetic infections, amputations of the feet are not uncommon.

FREQUENT INFECTIONS

High blood sugar can make a diabetic prone to infections. One reason is that yeast feeds on sugar; as a result of the combination of high blood sugar, and lowered immunity, yeast infections can easily get out of control in someone with diabetes.

DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

Neuropathy is a type of nerve damage. High blood sugar can cause damage to the nerves throughout the body. However, diabetic neuropathy most often targets the nerves in the lower legs and feet. Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can vary from numbness or pain and in the legs and feet to trouble with the urinary tract, the digestive system, the blood vessels, and even the heart. Some diabetics have mild neuropathy symptoms, but other diabetics can experience debilitating pain.

FOUR TIPS FOR MANAGING DIABETES

Effectively controlling diabetes takes daily effort, but the benefits are well worth it. The payoff will be a longer and healthier life.

CHECK YOUR BLOOD SUGAR

Follow your doctor’s schedule for checking your blood sugar, and add extra checks periodically. If you feel irritable or begin sweating, do a blood sugar check. Diabetes and sweating is a sign of low blood sugar.

KEEP TRACK OF YOUR CARBS

Carbohydrates convert quickly into sugar once digested. Limit your intake of high carb foods like bread, pasta, potatoes, and chips.

GET REGULAR EXERCISE

Exercise will burn off excess glucose in the blood. Try to get at least 2-3 hours of exercise per week, in daily increments.

KNOW ALL OF YOUR NUMBERS

Blood sugar levels are not the only numbers you need to know. You also need to watch your cholesterol and blood pressure readings.

To sum things up, diabetes can have very serious health complications, but it can be managed. Pay attention to your symptoms, and take the steps necessary to manage your diabetes, not only with medication but with common sense diet and exercise routines. If you like this article, please share!

Diabetes – 5 Tips to Eat Sugar Wisely

Say you’re diabetic but have a sweet tooth. Are you doomed to a lifetime of deprivation, watching others enjoy but never partaking yourself? The surprising answer is no – at least for many Type II diabetics.

The reality is that most diabetics do eat sugar – and then feel guilty about it. Although as a physician I encourage my patients to avoid sweets and refined carbohydrates, I’m well aware that many do not. Complete abstinence is difficult, especially for premenopausal women, who often crave carbs on a cyclic basis.

Of course you hope to control your blood sugar, but everyone wants a piece of birthday cake now and then. What’s a person to do?

Here are 5 tips to eat sugar wisely.

1. Enjoy a little sugar in place of a different carb. Do you feel guilty about eating sugar but not mashed potatoes? Both raise your blood sugar about as quickly and about as much. If you are dying for dessert, skip the dinner rolls, the rice, the potatoes, the lemonade, the corn. After your healthy meal of lean meat and high-fiber vegetables, enjoy a 300-calorie dessert. If you keep your total calorie intake within a reasonable limit (1500 to 2000 calories for most people), eating sugar will affect your sugar little differently than other carbohydrates.

2. Enjoy an alcohol sugar. Although foods sweetened with alcohol sugars are not low in calories, they raise your blood sugar less quickly than those sweetened with regular sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. They also cause less tooth decay and less rebound craving for more sugar. Most foods labeled “no sugar added” contain alcohol sugars. Many varieties of no-sugar-added, reduced fat ice cream are available. Be careful not to eat too much, however, as this may cause diarrhea and may raise your blood sugar due to excess calories.

3. Enjoy a mix of sugar and an artificial sweetener. Much of the sugar we consume isn’t even tasted. There is a threshold for appreciating sweetness – for many people a little can go a long way. For instance, some people who claim they can’t abide a diet soda find that mixing in only a little regular soda with a diet soda makes the taste acceptable. Likewise, if you enjoy your coffee sweetened, try 1 teaspoon of sugar instead of 3, and substitute 2 teaspoons of an artificial sweetener – you may not be able to tell the difference.

4. Enjoy a little sugar with a meal instead of alone. One problem with eating sweets is that people often consume them alone, which causes an abrupt rise in blood sugar levels. If eaten along with a healthy meal of lean protein and low-calorie, high-fiber vegetables, the sugar will mix in with the other food, slowing the absorption and avoiding the immediate spike in blood glucose.

5. Enjoy a little sugar on instead of in a dessert. A lot of sugar within a dessert goes to waste, that is, it isn’t even tasted. Unless you take tiny bites, savoring each one as it melts on your tongue, it’s likely that over half the sweetness slips down your throat without encountering your taste buds. A piece of cake is high in calories, not only from sugar, but from flour (which turns to glucose in your body as quickly as sugar) and from fat (primarily in the icing). Rather than imbibe in a 400 calorie pastry, enjoy a heaping bowl of berries topped with a few spoonfuls of sugar. It’s unlikely you’ll use as much as a quarter cup of sugar, which contains under 200 calories.

Copyright ©2010 Cynthia J. Koelker, M.D.

Stopping Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

I have watched many heartbreaking stories on YouTube about children with deadly diseases that eventually take the life of these little children and the parents more times than not ask how come God took the life of my little child. I have been looking into this question and what I have found is very upsetting.

So far I have found that God has given man cures to many diseases the problem is that man is so greedy that man would rather keep the cure secret and make a lot of money from pharmaceuticals designed to keep them wealthy and at the same time watch while your loved ones slowly die. God says that man has a sinful nature and is naturally evil. I can’t think of anything more evil than this.

I keep hearing about all the advances in modern medicine today and about how we are much better off today than we were 50 years ago. I would agree with this statement as far as the advances in traumatic medicine is concerned but what happened to the rest of the industry?

The last disease that was cured to my knowledge was polio way back in in 1953. I hate to burst anyone’s bubble but that was 65 years ago! What has the medical profession been doing for the last 65 years? It looks to me that today’s medical profession is more concerned with selling high priced drugs than curing anybody of anything.

Back in 2001 my wife was diagnosed with a fatty liver, type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure and depression. For the last sixteen years the medical doctors have put my wife on about twelve different medications. The cost of these medications to the insurance company came to over $3,000 a month or $36,000 a year.

She would shoot up two different types of insulin a day plus take three different pills for her type two diabetes. She would take one pill a day for her hypothyroidism, three pills for her depression and another three pills for her high blood pressure.

It seemed like whenever we would go to the doctor we could add another pill to our family of drugs. After sixteen years of this I decided I would look into this myself because after all this time and money my wife wasn’t feeling any better than when we first went to the doctor sixteen years ago.

The next time my wife went to the doctor I went with her. I started from the beginning of my wife’s troubles and asked the doctor what had been done to get rid of her fatty liver. Her doctor told me that there’s nothing they could do for a fatty liver there was no magic pill. Since all her medical problems began with a fatty liver I figured this was a good place to start my investigation.

I have heard many people make fun of the internet but as long as you “consider the source” there are some very smart people teaching medicine for free. I listened to an hour and a half lecture by Robert H. Lustig MD, UCSF Professor in the division of endocrinology. The program I listened to was called “Sugar the Bitter Truth.” Towards the end of his lecture he mentioned that apple cider vinegar dissolves the fat from the liver.

We used one tablespoon of Braggs Organic apple cider vinegar in eight ounces of purified water once in the morning and once in the evening. I knew it would take some time to dissolve the fat from her liver because she has had this condition for over sixteen years. After about three months she started losing weight and felt more energetic.

My wife used the apple cider vinegar for a little over a year and went from 153 pounds to 118 pounds. We then went to her doctor and scheduled more blood tests. After talking with her doctor I asked him how her liver test scored and her doctor told us that she no longer had a fatty liver and her blood tests came back in the normal range.

With my wife’s liver now back to normal we started looking into ways to stop my wife’s type 2 diabetes. I was watching on YouTube a doctor named Dr. Jason Fung. Dr Fung graduated from the University of Toronto and he is currently practicing medicine at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles.

Dr. Fung has several programs on YouTube and I listened to as many as I could find. Dr Fung was saying that the current medical establishment is treating type 2 diabetes all wrong. He said that giving a diabetic insulin would be the same as giving an alcoholic alcohol to cure his alcoholism. He also said that the insulin prevents your body from burning fat so the more insulin you take the fatter you get. Dr Fung also says that diabetes is a dietetic problem that can be corrected with the proper diet.

On July 7 2018 my wife went on Dr Fung’s low carb, high fat diet. immediately she stopped injecting the two types of insulin she used daily and after about five weeks she stopped taking her diabetic pills. (Invokana, Januvia and Lisinopril).

When she first went on the low carb, high fat diet we would test her blood sugar levels three times a day. The rule of thumb we used was if her blood sugar tested around 150 we were satisfied with that. We noticed on this diet that her sugar levels gradually started coming down. When her sugar levels hit in the 130’s she would eliminate one of her pills. When her level consistently hit the 120’s she would then eliminate another pill.

It took a little over three months for my wife to be completely off all of her diabetic medicine. Dr Fung says that the longer you have had diabetes the longer it will take to be completely off the diabetes medicine. My wife was a diabetic for over sixteen years.

Because of the weight loss she no longer needs her three medications for high blood pressure. Her blood pressure is consistently around 110 over 70. Because she no longer takes insulin she no longer needs her medication for hypothyroidism. In conclusion, If you know anybody with type two diabetes have them go to YouTube and type in “Dr. Jason Fung” and follow his advice.

Also if you know anybody that’s over weight and can’t get the weight off let them know it’s probably due to a fatty liver. The food industry would have you believe that this is due to too much fat in your diet. Not true! The truth is being over weight is due to sugar in your diet.

Dr Fung says that your metabolism can either burn sugar as energy or it can burn fat for energy. That is why the high fat, low carb diet works. When you cut out the sugar from your diet your body will then start to burn the fat as fuel.

Dr Lustig of “sugar the bitter truth” explains it this way. When you eat food that contains sugar your liver stops processing the food and devotes all its resources to processing the sugar. Your liver then stops processing the food and turns the food into fat.

Sugar has also been proven to cause cancer. In 1968 there was a study done where the researchers put mice on a sucrose diet. Over half the mice developed cancer. That study then was quickly silenced. you can find this study by typing in the Google bar “does sugar cause cancer”.

I hope whoever needs this advice uses it and doesn’t give up because what I wrote works and is the truth.

The next medical problem we are working on is my wife’s depression, She is currently taking three medications for this. I’ll let you know how it works out.

Fruits For Diabetes – What Fruits Can a Diabetic Eat?

Diabetic is a chronic disease causing health complications. The complications are tingling and numbness appearing in feet and hands. These also include vision problems and kidney failure. Diabetes is a risk prone towards heart disease, high blood pressure and strokes. To control high glucose level, people with diabetes fail to produce sufficient insulin or no insulin. Type 1 diabetes is based on genetics and type 2 is on diet and fatness. People with type 1 diabetes face difficulties to prevent, people with type 2 try to manage by dieting and exercising.

In macro sense, a good diet plan can help diabetes control the blood sugar levels. Fruits in a diet can naturally prevent diabetes. Colored fruits possess high anti-oxidant vitamins and fibers that let the blood sugar stabilize. It appears a false notion that diabetics should not have fruits. People with diabetes can have fiber- rich fruits including water million, strawberries, papaya, plums and muskmelon. These fruits can control blood sugar levels. Fresh lime supplies vitamins and minerals to the diabetics. On the contrary, fruit juices are to be restricted, because these contain much sugar.

In diet plan, it is better to avoid juice because it raises the blood sugar level. Mango, custard apples, banana and grapes contain high sugar ingredients and these fruits should not be included in the fruits group. Therefore, dry fruits possess high level of fat, and condensed energy so that these cannot be included in fruits group. Dates, the dark- colored oval fruits are to be excluded from the list of fruits, as because dates are rich in calories and be avoided by the diabetics. However, dried dates provide calcium and iron.

Hence, in moderation, diabetics may have apples, blueberries, cherries, kiwi fruit, pears, pineapples, mangoes, black currants. When you have 75 grams of any of these fruits, you will have 10 grams of carbohydrate. Similarly, to have 10 grams of carbohydrate, you have to consume 100 grams of guava, lemon, orange, papaya, peach, strawberries, or blackberries alternatively. One fifty grams of coconut meat, raspberries, or gooseberries can provide you ten grams of carbohydrate also. People with diabetics can adjust their fruits intake as per the requirement of the body. Fructose present in the fruits. Diabetics can have fruits like other healthy persons. The fruit, citrus contains manganese that is a useful ingredient for insulin. The western Ontario university has studied citrus possesses a flavonoid that contains insulin like properties. The flavonoid is also known as naringenin.

Even though fruits are permissible to the diabetics patients, excessive consumption of fruits can let the blood sugar level increase. You have to check the portion of the fruits always. Moderate consumption of fruits can control your blood sugar level.

Bitter melon is a traditional diabetic remedy in Far East. Bitter melon contains glucose absorption that increases insulin flow. It possesses insulin effectiveness also.

Onion group can help the blood sugar control. Garlic, leek, onion, and scallion belong to onion group.