By Michael Bryer-Ash

No matter if you re a newly clinically determined sufferer, or a chum or relative of somebody pain with diabetes, this e-book bargains support. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Diabetes offers authoritative, functional solutions to universal questions about this situation to aid sufferers and households in achieving a better knowing of all points of facing diabetes together with treatment plans, assets of aid, and masses extra. This ebook is a useful source for someone dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this affliction.

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Intravenously Through a vein. QXP 10/1/09 1 0 0 9:09 AM Page 48 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T D I A B E T E S Diabetic nerve damage in the feet may lead to disturbance of the mechanics of the foot, such that pressure may occur on bony areas not designed to bear this. This can cause unusual prominences of the bones of the feet on all of their surfaces, which are more prone to injury than usual. Corns, calluses, cracks, fissures, and ulcers of the feet can all occur in people with diabetes in the absence of specific injury, but as a result of abnormal pressure distribution caused by nerve damage.

QXP 10/7/09 10:53 AM Page 49 PART FIVE Treatments for Diabetes What should I eat and what should I avoid? Please be specific! Who should take pills and who should take insulin? Are there any medications prescribed for other conditions that can improve or worsen my diabetes? More . . QXP 10/7/09 10:53 AM Page 50 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T D I A B E T E S 39. Is diet and exercise management alone really effective for diabetes? Diet and exercise are in fact the most effective treatments of all for most forms of type 2 diabetes, but are not primary measures for management of type 1 diabetes.

Natural sugars tend to be associated with fiber, which delays and limits their absorption. Thus, portion for portion, more sugar is consumed in foods high in refined sugar. The question of whether a specific diet composition can prevent diabetes, independent of its actual energy content, is not entirely known. Studies have shown that diets high in grain and fiber tend to be associated with a lower frequency of diabetes in the population. This may be related to the more gradual breakdown and absorption of the components of the meal, especially the carbohydrates, as discussed previously.

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