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Preventing Diabetes Complications

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  • I needed this article. Very informative.
  • I read SP articles on diabetes to keep myself informed and share with my family and friends who have it.
    Bone-chilling effects of diabetes.
  • No matter what you think, no matter how you feel, the truth is you CAN do this.
  • Work in progress.
  • TWIGGIE128
    I have been following the 8 week blood sugar diet book. My numbers are great, maybe it can help you.
  • I was just recently diagnosed as borderline diabetic. This article was very helpful. I do experience poor circulation, numbness, tingling. My doctor had me meet with a nutritionist and joining SparkPeople has helped a lot.
  • There is no time to 'wait'. Be aggressive, eat right, and exercise. I noticed that being active lowers my Glucose significantly.
  • PABLOO22
    I have just recently started experiencing neuropathy symptoms that are harsh and affecting sleep and general malaise..ay suggestions for homeopathic treatment,use of
    herbals..OTC treatment, what can offer a speedy response..thanks..pd
    I do not indulge in any blame game that is useless. I have type 2 and I am knocking the day lights out of it. I am active and I now am watching what I eat. I now have awesome dr working is working with me. I am determined to keep complication away for a long as I live. that is a promise to me.Dana blame is useless, ugly and tacky.
  • These are the reasons I exercise and eat right! Being diagnosed is difficult, but not the end :o)
    Wow - that's some heavy bagggage you carry DanaSeilhan - hope your load lightens soon. Type 1 and Type 2 are different and need to be distinguished as such. BUT we are all in this together aren't we - that's why we're here at SP!
  • and if you live long enough..well i heard no mention of autonomic neuropathy i kept things in order for years and now this is what i am faced with and i'm scared for sure
    the lady mary
  • Dear Type 1 diabetics: Yes, we know you're embarrassed to be associated with a bunch of lazy slothy fat people, and you wish we'd all die and go away. But if I have to read one more comment from one of you going "ew fat people" (and whether you spell that out or not it's obvious, from your language, that that's what you're thinking), I think I'll scream.

    And by the way, there's some debate over whether type 1 can be prevented. It depends on what causes it, and it depends on how knowledgeable the doctor is who sees the patient who is developing it. The version of Type 1 where your islet cells up and die on you after years of Type 2 most certainly *can* be prevented--and the autoimmune version may even be preventable, they're working on that, but the knowledge they've uncovered so far is not widespread yet.

    THAT IS NOT TO SAY that anyone is blaming you if you're autoimmune Type 1. Of course you're not to blame. But who says Type 2s can be blamed either? First off they're advised to follow a diet that led directly TO their diabetes. Second off the experts continue to give them bad advice that does NOTHING to lower their blood sugar. You'd go diabetic too. This country has undergone a fifty-year-long enforced malnutrition experiment and here you go, it hasn't turned out so hot, has it?

    Three words for those trying to lower their blood sugar: LOWER YOUR CARBS.

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