Knowing The Symptoms Of Diabetes And How To Address Them

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When you noticerepparttar signs that possibly point to diabetes, consult your doctor immediately. You will be subjected to tests to determine whether your blood sugar is stable and if there is a presence of diabetes. Your doctor will then recommend an appropriate exercise regimen and diet to temperrepparttar 150007 effects of diabetes, or, if needed, prescribe medication.

People diagnosed with diabetes should avoid sugars and controlrepparttar 150008 intake of fats, carbohydrates and salt. A life long low-fat, high-fiber diet is ideal. Regular aerobic exercise also helps maximizerepparttar 150009 effect of insulin treatments. Some studies show that weight management and a proper diet are often enough to keep those with Type 2 Diabetes in check and even prevent people who are diabetes-prone from developingrepparttar 150010 condition. In alternative medicine, herbs like ampalaya and banaba have also been used to help treat diabetes.

For persons with a history of diabetes inrepparttar 150011 family and are over forty years old, blood should be checked for sugar levels two hours after a hearty meal. This procedure should be done at least twice a year, as several people have been found to have had diabetes for years without experiencing any ofrepparttar 150012 symptoms.

Sadly, diabetes cannot be cured. But it can be controlled with life-long treatment. Therefore, to combat diabetes, regular check-ups, a healthy lifestyle and constant vigilance are in order.

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That Brilliant Vitamin: Vitamin B

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Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine which is also known as pyridoxal phosphate is used inrepparttar production of red blood cells and inrepparttar 150006 biochemical reactions involved inrepparttar 150007 metabolism of amino acids. It is also responsible inrepparttar 150008 synthesis of of antibodies inrepparttar 150009 immune system and helps maintain normal brain function. Vitamin B6 deficiency is rare except for alcoholics. It causes skin disorders, abnormal nervous system known as neuropathy, confusion, poor coordination, and insomnia. Inflammation ofrepparttar 150010 lips, tongue andrepparttar 150011 rest ofrepparttar 150012 mouth are oral symptoms of Vitamin B6 deficiency. Vitamin B6 can be found in organ meats, brown rice, fish, whole grains, fortified breads and cereals, and legumes.

Vitamin B9 Folacin is a Vitamin B-complex which interacts with Vitamin B12 forrepparttar 150013 synthesis of DNA which is important for all cells inrepparttar 150014 body. Folacin, a combination of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C, is essential inrepparttar 150015 breakdown of proteins and production of red blood cells, tissue growth, and cell function. It also stimulates appetite and formation of digestive acids. Folacin deficiency causes anemia, stunted growth, and irritation ofrepparttar 150016 mouth. Alcoholics,repparttar 150017 malnourished,repparttar 150018 poor,repparttar 150019 elderly, and those who have certain illnesses are usuallyrepparttar 150020 ones found to be Vitamin B9 deficients.Vitamin B9 is found in legumes, citrus fruits, whole grain cereals, and green vegetables.

Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin like all other Vitamin B-complex is essential inrepparttar 150021 processing of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Vitamin B12 is also needed for maintenance of our nerve sheaths, activates amino acids during protein formation, and helps inrepparttar 150022 perpetuation of cells and fomation of new ones. One interesting thing about Vitamin B12 is that it cannot be absorbed byrepparttar 150023 body unless combined with mucoprotein made inrepparttar 150024 stomach. Once Vitamin B12 attaches torepparttar 150025 mucoprotein, it travels inrepparttar 150026 small intestine to be absorbed byrepparttar 150027 body. Vitamin B12 deficiency is recurrently seen in strict vegetarians who do not take vitamin supplements. A deficiency can also cause pernicious anemia which in turn causes weakness, numbness ofrepparttar 150028 extremities, and fever.

Pantothenic acid and biotin arerepparttar 150029 last two Vitamin B-complexes. Pantothenic acid is used inrepparttar 150030 breakdown of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids while biotin functions as a coenzyme in carboxylation reactions. There is no known disorder associated with pantothenic acid deficiency while deficiency in biotin can cause scaly dermatitis which is a skin disorder. Pantothenic acid is mainly found in meat, legumes, and whole-grain cereals while abundance of biotin is found in beef liver, mushrooms, and egg yolk.

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