A Day In The Life Of A Diabetic

A member in my family has type 2 diabetes, that means that her blood glucose levels and insulin levels are high.They are that way because the insulin receptors are damaged.

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This is what a type 2 diabetics blood glucose levels look like.Type 2 is the type of diabetes that people are not born with.You get this from not eating right and low exercise.

The green one is what type 2 diabetes insulin levels looks like.It looks like that because type 2 your body can still produce insulin but the insulin receptors in your body are damaged,thats why insulin levels are so high.

There are many things that diabetics shouldn't eat here are some examples

Things You Can't Eat With Diabetes

Cinnamon Rolls because they are very high in carbohydrates

Fried Chicken because the frying of the chicken adds loads of, carbohydrates,calories,sodium,and fat.

Things You Can Eat With Diabetes

Beans

Oatmeal

Complications

If you don't take care of your diabetes you can get some of these complications.

People with diabetes have a higher probability of having heart disease than someone without diabetes. A few risk factors of heart disease is family history,obesity, and abnormal cholesterol levels.

There are many eye complications. The one you see is diabetic retinopathy, it affects the retina. There are 2 types of it non-proliferative and proliferative. Non-proliferative is the most common, capillaries in the eye start to expand and look like balloons and form pouches. Proliferative the blood vessels  in the eye are so damaged that they just close off.Then new ones start to grow,but they aren't as strong and they can leak blood blocking your vision.

Neuropathy is nerve damage, 3 main nerves involved are the involuntary nerves,the motor nerves,and the sensory nerves. Neuropathy is usually located in the legs and feet.

When you have diabetes and don't take care of yourself you could develop these problems,there are many more complications such as foot complications, stroke, and kidney disease, just to name a few.

The family physician serves as diabetes care coordinator and is responsible for the day-to-day management of diabetes.

An Endocrinologist is a doctor who has special training in treating diabetes.

A resisted dietitian is another person you can see if you have diabetes, their job is to educate people on what foods they should and should not eat. They also set  up and help  with a daily meal plan.

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