Mushrooms are a type of fungi that can be eaten although some mushrooms can be poisonous and deadly to humans. Mushrooms are considered good for diabetics primarily because they contain little or no sugar as well as their nutritional value. Mushrooms have low glycemic index which means that they are not easily digested and absorbed into the blood. They also will not raise blood sugar levels because they contain very low carbohydrates.
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Muscle weakness is characterized by the inability of a muscle to perform what you want to do with it because of the perceptible reduction in the force or energy that the muscle can exert, however hard you try. This is muscle weakness can be due to tiredness or asthenia and fatigability, when a person overworks it.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. The lens inside the eye works focusing light onto the retina for clear vision and eye focus. This lens is primarily made of water and protein. However, some of the protein cluster together as people age to create cloud like areas in the lens. This is called senile cataracts and it grows larger until it gets in the way for letting light in making it harder and harder for a person to see. Hence, cataract is the most common cause of blindness.
Also known as bulgaros, kefir is a cultured milk product like yogurt with a tart and even sour taste. Milk from inoculating cow, goat, or sheep is fermented using kefir “grains”, which is a fermentation starter. Unlike yogurt, Kefir is nutritious and therapeutic providing protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins, which help the inner eco-system.
Unmanaged diabetes can make patient susceptible to diabetic complications such as Diabetic retinopathy, a diabetic eye disease in which blood vessels in the retina swell and leak fluid or even close off completely. In some cases, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. This often accounts for the symptom, in which a patient sees red streak in his vision.
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils from aromatic plants, which are either inhaled, diluted and applied topically to the skin of patient, which help address many symptoms ranging from insomnia and depression to poor skin integrity, slow-healing wounds, and infection. The fragrance stimulates the olfactory system that triggers a body reaction or responses that affect the healing process. The sense of smell plays an important role in our survival as well as our quality of life. It is the last senses to fade as we die.
Eating healthy is very important when you have diabetes because it is the key way to manage or keep blood glucose (sugar) in a healthy range. This is difficult however because diabetic condition usually makes one feel hungry or deprive of eating certain regular foods. In lieu of which, here are top Filipino snacks that are best for diabetics.
Yes and No. Diabetics can and cannot drink diet Soda like Coke Zero but should not drink it on a regular basis. Diet Sodas like Coke Zero are technically speaking calorie free. They have very few if no zero sugar in them. They are ideally designed for people who want to lose weight or prevent sugar-related diseases like diabetes. Instead of sugar, diet sodas are sweetened with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, cyclamate, saccharin, acesulfame-k or sucralose. However, since diet sodas are carbonated beverage it contains sodium which is dangerous for high blood pressure or kidney problems which diabetics are at great risk.
Lyxumia is an injectable medicine for controlling blood sugar level that is generally designed for adults with type 2 diabetes with high sugar. It is a supplementary medicine to oral antidiabetic medicine such as metformin and pioglitazone, as well as basal insulin. Lyxumia contains the active substance lixisenatide, an incretin mimetic medicine that works by mimicking the actions of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) which help control blood glucose by stimulating the production of insulin and reducing the production of glucagon.