Posted by: fortishospitals | July 29, 2011

Understand Diabetes : How could you Prevent. Controlling high blood pressure and high cholesterol is important.

When you have diabetes, excess sugar (glucose) builds up in your blood. Mainly kidneys are forced to work overtime to filter and absorb the excess sugar. If kidneys can’t keep up, the excess sugar is excreted into urine along with fluids drawn from the tissues. This triggers more frequent urination, which may leave to dehydration. As diabetic patients drink more fluids to quench their thirst, they will urinate even more.

Most persons think of diabetes as a disease of high blood sugar, but for many persons it is associated with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Controlling all of these factors is important to reduce the risk of developing the major complications of diabetes, and the symptoms are blindness, foot disease, kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke. Infact , the major cause of disability and death in diabetes is heart disease and stroke. For many persons with diabetes, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, taking aspirin, and not smoking are the most important steps that they can take.

In type 2 symptoms sugar level increases in the blood where as in type 1 sugar level is decreased in the blood. To cure diabetes mainly diabetes diet and physical activities like exercise should be done regularly. If they are not sure about becoming active or boosting their level of physical activity like brisk walking their diabetic symptoms may increase.

Cardiac events, such as a heart attack, are rare during physical activity. But the risk does go up when the diabetic patients suddenly become much more active than usual. Physical activity is important to start slowly and gradually increase the level of activity.

Walk up to 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or an equivalent mix of the two each week. Strong scientific evidence shows that physical activity can help you  to maintain weight over time. However, the exact amount of physical activity needed to do this is not clear since it varies greatly from person to person. It’s possible that you may need to do more than the equivalent of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week to maintain weight.

  •  Physically active people have a lower risk of colon cancer than do people who are not active.
  • Physically active women have a lower risk of breast cancer than do people who are not active.

Regular physical activity can help to increase thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age. It can also reduce the  risk of depression and may help you sleep better. Research has shown that doing aerobic or a mix of aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities 3 to 5 times a week for 30 to 60 minutes can give you these mental health benefits. Some scientific evidence has also shown that even lower levels of physical activity can be beneficial.

A healthy diet is to eat special foods, but instead simply emphasize vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. A diabetes diet is simply a healthy eating plan that is high in nutrients, low in fat, and moderate in calories. It is a healthy diet for anyone!


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