Battle Your Diabetes With These Tips

10505948395114019442Don’t be one of the many diabetes sufferers out there who put their faith in so-called miracle drugs and dangerous procedures to correct the body’s ability to produce insulin. Stay educated and always learn about any method you’re attempting to control your disease. Read this article for some diabetes tips you can use.

To go trick-or-treating, or not to go? That is a very tough question for the parent of a Diabetic child. The fact is that your child is never going to eat all that candy or else they’ll lapse into a coma. Instead, why not have a party at your house for all the kids in your neighborhood?

Diabetic children can often feel ostracized or different than their classmates. You must remind your child that everyone is different, and that they’re just like any children with peanut allergies or a pair of glasses. Their Diabetes is just a bump in their life, not a hurdle, and they’ll be a stronger person some day for working hard at keeping it at bay.

Herbal tea is a great drink for diabetics as it contains many wonderful nutrients and can taste so good you don’t even think about adding cream or sugar. Be sure to check the ingredients as some manufacturers will add sugar or artificial sweeteners.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, I am sure you know how to check your blood sugar. You should check it before meals and at bedtime. This insures that if there is a sudden change in your blood sugar levels, you know in advance to address the situation in a timely fashion lest an emergency arise.
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A Simple And Cheap Solution To Help Your Child Manage Their Diabetes

Researchers behind a new study believe caring for a pet may lead to better regulation of diabetes, especially in adolescents. Since adolescents can display stubborn attitudes towards regular maintenance of diabetes symptoms, pets may help teenagers with managing Type 1 diabetes during this stage of life.

Researchers studied 28 adolescent patients between the ages of 10 and 17 at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Each patient was given a pet fish to care for over a period of time. During that period of time, each patient fed the pet in the morning and evening, and then changed one-fourth of the water in the fish’s bowl once per week. Each time a patient fed a fish, it was a reminder to check his/her glucose levels. And when the patients changed the water in the tank, they reviewed the notes they had taken about their blood sugar levels with a caregiver.

“Caring for pets gave teenagers a sense of responsibility similar to an adult caring for a child.”

Read more at http://blog.thediabetessite.com/cs-study-pets-solution/#MLYHrmBu3VS3HIC1.99

Yoga may improve cardiovascular and metabolic health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

namasteYoga has been around for centuries, with writings extolling its virtues in producing serenity and transcendence – but world leaders, as well as a growing collection of scientific research, are pointing to how the ancient practice also can be good for your health.

The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution commemorating June 21 as International Day of Yoga. Cosponsored by more than 170 member states, representatives said yoga not only promotes “clarity of vision and action” but health.

“Yoga can contribute to resilience against non-communicable diseases. Yoga can bring communities together in an inclusive manner that generates respect,” U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the news agency Reuters at the time of the resolution in December. “Yoga is a sport that can contribute to development and peace. Yoga can even help people in emergency situations to find relief from stress.”

A recent review of 37 randomized controlled trials concluded that yoga may improve cardiovascular and metabolic health, according to researchers at Harvard University and its Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands. The study was published in December in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

The research paper said “yoga showed significant improvement” for body mass index, systolic blood pressure, low-density lipoprotein (also called “bad”) cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (also called “good”) cholesterol compared to those who did not exercise. The study noted “significant changes” in heart rate, body weight and diastolic blood pressure, as well.

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Arthritis Foundation Helps Achieve a Big Victory in One Boy’s Fight Against Arthritis

Arthritis, especially when it affects children, can result in having to say No to many, many things. Just getting out of bed can be a challenge, let alone battling big insurance or pharmaceutical companies to gain access to care that’s needed to manage the disease. While we do all we can to help increase the number of everyday victories, there are times when big victories are achieved in the lives of those with arthritis. And when they are, we celebrate them.

Just this past month, after a three-year-long fight, Zane Breier, who suffers from scleroderma morphea, achieved one of these victories. Last year, in the middle of his fight, Zane was our Youth Honoree for the Jingle Bell Run event in San Diego, helping raise awareness, support and funds for our collective fight against arthritis. At the same time, his condition was rapidly declining and began to spread and affect more areas of his body. Plastic surgery became a consideration, as Zane’s face, tongue and eyes were affected by his disease. He had to have gum grafts, and he and his family began to lose hope. The fight became tiring and the obstacles felt insurmountable.

Zane’s doctor, pediatric rheumatologist Dr. Johanna Chang at Rady’s Children’s Hospital, prescribed Orencia for Zane, but his health insurance provider denied coverage. Their claim was that Orencia was not indicated for children and no “testing” had been done on children. Still Dr. Chang continued to fight on Zane’s behalf, submitting documentation to show that Orencia had been of benefit to other children. But Zane and his family were denied again.

While it was first anticipated that Zane would only need to be on the medication for 6 months or less, that forecast turned into a year or more, and without insurance coverage of his medication, his family of five could not afford to absorb that cost.

The Arthritis Foundation helped the family tap into other resources for help, and the rejections continued. Despite the hurdles, we and the Breier family didn’t give up. We continued to press Zane’s insurance provider to conduct a review of his case and reconsider coverage. The team at Zane’s hospital also reached out to his provider, informing them that, if denied coverage for Orencia, there was nothing else the hospital could do to help slow the progression of Zane’s disease.
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