Controlling Early Symptoms
Peace Of Mind And Body
For Future Health
There is so many common symptoms of diabetes that each and every diagnosed patient can actually show a different set of symptoms as the early symptoms of diabetes do develop. At times, it will therefore be difficult for a doctor to differentiate whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Many of the symptoms of adult diabetes are actually no different than the signs in a juvenile. Some of these common symptoms will include:
- excessive thirst which will often lead to a low sodium diet
- frequent urination from possible early symptoms of kidney disease
- blurred vision which is a precursor to eye disease
- tingling in the hands and feet which can be a sign of neurological damage
- high blood pressure which usually leads to the use of a salt substitute in your new diet
- high cholesterol levels which requires a diet change to low cholesterol foods
- excessive weight loss or weight gain possible
- interruptions in your normal sleep cycles leading to a shortage of restful sleep
- a continuous degradation of your healthy teeth and gums which leads into often repeated visits to your dentist for maintenance care
Genetic factors can also be a pre-indicator for many people whether you are showing the symptoms and may eventually become a diagnosed diabetic.
Can I Change Genetics And Not Develop Diabetes
Genetics is not always a foregone conclusion you will develop diabetes. Often, with extra attention to your diet and lifestyle
, by following your doctor's recommendations or many people even opt to follow a natural remedies program
, you may very well be able to prevent many of the complications of diabetes
Heart Disease: A Major Risk Factor Of Diabetes
Among all the possible symptoms of diabetes, having this condition will immensely increase your risk factors
for heart disease. Controlling your blood sugar
to a normal healthy level has a direct result on maintaining optimum levels to reduce the risk factors for a heart attack.
Whatever your treatment plan for your diabetes control, many of the same factors for heart disease are affected also. Therefore be sure to include the following also in your new diet:
- potassium- is required to maintain safe levels which will help control high blood pressure symptoms
- carotenoids- are the substances which give fruits and vegetables their color such as orange in carrots or sweet potatoes, red and green in bell peppers etc.. Carotenoids have been proven effective in preventing "bad" cholesterol from sticking to the artery walls.
- flavonoids- are important for retaining the flexibility in the artery walls which aids in increased blood flow for heart and extremity health
- B vitamins (B6 and folate)- are necessary for the prevention of atherosclerosis, a common indicator of a possible heart attack or stroke can be imminent
- soluble fiber- is as vital to the human body and digestive system as air is to our breathing. Most people though tend to shy away from these vital foods. This is a big mistake for a diabetic. Fiber slows the absorption of sugars in your body which slows the continuous high blood sugar symptoms from the carbohydrates you eat. Fiber also aids in the removal of "bad" cholesterol from our system.
- omega 3 fatty acids- research continually comes up with another reason why our body needs an adequate supply of the important polyunsaturated fat (the "good" kind of fat). For reducing inflammation which can prevent a blood clot within the artery walls, raising your HDL (good) cholesterol, lowering your triglycerides plus many other positive benefits.
So by controlling your symptoms of diabetes, you also reap the benefit of controlling many of the risk factors of heart disease also such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and high triglycerides. All of this just leads to a happier, healthier and longer life.
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