Diabetes is something that is running rampant in our culture. The worst part is that most people think that it is just part of life and all you have to do is take insulin to fix the problem. Insulin is what you need to take if you have diabetes type I. But if you have type II and have not started taking insulin, look at your diet and lifestyle. This is most likely why you have gotten diabetes type II. This is something that can be fixed.
The title of this blog I picked because it is the English translation of what the Chinese call this disease, Xiao Ke. If you have ever seen what happens when this disease advances you will understand the name. With Diabetes, the fluids of the body start to dry up and this will create the thirst and without the fluids the body starts to break down and a person can get gangrene, blindness, kidney failure and heart disease. This is definitely not something that you will want to happen to yourself or others. Just by knowing that this can happen to you means that you should make a drastic change in your life and diet.
One of the hardest changes for most will be the diet. You will need to eat on a very regular basis. Eating 5 to 6 small meals a day will help to keep the body in balance. Skipping meals or eating sporadically will have you feeling more fatigued or can even make you faint. Other symptoms are blurred vision, increased appetite, increased thirst and increased urination.
You will need to be conscious of what you are eating. The common diet in the US is fats, carbs and sugar. People do not even look at the labels that are on the food we get at the supermarket and if they do, most do not know what the ingredients are. One easy rule would be if you cannot pronounce it, you should not eat it. The body does need to have a certain amount of fats and carbs, but you need to make sure you are eating the right type. With carbohydrates they should come from fruits and vegetables. Carbs that you get from most breads and pastas are not good, they are normally processed. If you do eat breads, pastas or starchy vegetables, then only eat in small amounts. Fats should be from lean meats and smaller portions. The sooner that you change your diet the more likely you will not need to be insulin dependent.
Next article will be Part 2 Lifestyle Changes