In a perfect world, a T1D would aim to mimic physiological insulin secretion whilst also minimising the risk of hypoglycaemia. This can be difficult when insulin is injected at regular intervals throughout the day.
(Date published: 26/08/2013)
It is important to remember that once the baby is born and the Gestational Diabetes is essentially over, there is still an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. It is important to continue a healthy diet.
(Date published: 15/07/2013)
Diabetes is a condition in which there is little or no control of sugar levels in the blood.
(Date published: 24/10/2010)
According to the World Health Association, if blood sugar are 7.8 or more fasting and greater than 11.1 after a meal or a glucose tolerance test then diagnoses of diabetes is given. There are 4 different catagories of diabetes.
(Date published: 17/10/2010)
Diabetics need to pay particular attention to their diet. They must be fully informed of their special requirements and understand the nature, cause and control of the disease.
(Date published: 12/10/2010)
Hypoglycaemia or low blood sugar levels can cause symptoms such as feelings of weakness, irritability, sweating, confusion and tiredness. Many people suffer from mild symptoms and may be unaware that it is affecting them. Balancing your eating throughout the day can help to minimise or prevent these symptoms.
(Date published: 5/10/2010)
Self education is the key to beating diabetes.You must be responsible for testing and monitoring your diabetes. A dietitian will assist.
(Date published: 4/10/2010)
This article looks at why diet is still one of the most important factors in maintaining good health for diabetics. It also provides a dinner menu with recipes suitable for people with diabetes to assist with entertaining friends and families.
(Date published: 28/09/2010)
It is easy to adapt recipes for diabetes, to create healthy low fat eating suitable for the whole family.
(Date published: 20/09/2010)
Gestational Diabetes occurs later in pregancy in some women who have a family history of diabetes or are overweight.In order to prevent complications at birth. it is treated by a controlled diet and testing blood sugars. It is wise to see a dietitian.
(Date published: 3/09/2010)
Here is some very basic information on the types of insulins available. Your insulin tyoe and regimen should be disucussed with you by your Doctor and Diabetes Educator.
(Date published: 22/03/2010)
Everything you need to know about the commonly used Oral Hypoglycaemic Agents for Type 2 Diabetes.
(Date published: 21/03/2010)
If you have diabetes then it is important to understand and regulate your blood sugars. Being too high or too low can lead to problems. Blood sugars are best within the range of 4 to 7mmol/l. Many doctors will accept blood sugars under 10mmol/l. Maintaining tight control can minimize damage to kidneys, heart, eyes and circulation.
(Date published: 13/05/2004 12:35:00 PM)
Glycaemic Load (GL) is a measure of the amount and type of carbohydrate in a food that allows us to predict blood glucose responses to a meal. The lower the GL the lower the effect on blood glucose levels.
(Date published: 4/07/2003 9:09:00 AM)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that occurs in 5 to 10% of women of reproductive age, and is probably best known for it's role in causing it's sufferers difficulty in becoming pregnant.
(Date published: 16/06/2003 2:05:00 PM)
In some people, the body cells do not respond to the insulin. The glucose does not move freely into the cell, and blood concentration of glucose increases.
(Date published: 21/10/2002)
Glycaemic index is often in the news as a way of controlling blood sugars for people with diabetes and for assisting in weight loss. It is a useful guide to assist in understanding and improving blood sugars and weight control.
(Date published: 28/09/2002)
Impaired Glucose tolerance is where blood sugars are elevated but not so high that diabetes is diagnosed. Changing diet, life style and losing weight if appropriate should be done now. See a dietitian and make changes to delay or prevent the onset of diabetes.