Ten Common Misunderstandings about Diabetes

China is a big country with diabetes. Recent statistics show that the number of diabetes patients among adults aged 18 and above in China has exceeded 100 million. However, there have always been some misunderstandings about diabetes. Dr. Clove listed the ten most common misunderstandings and told you about the real appearance of diabetes. Myth 1: Diabetes is not a serious disease. Fact: Every year, the death rate caused by diabetes far exceeds that of breast cancer and AIDS. Patients with diabetes are several times more likely to suffer from heart disease than normal people. However, good blood sugar control can effectively reduce the occurrence of diabetic complications. Myth 2: Overweight or obesity will definitely lead to type 2 diabetes. Read More …

If you want good blood sugar, these practical skills should be known!

1. Drink less sugary drinks. 2. Fruit can still be eaten, just eat it in moderation. 3. It is recommended that you eat fresh fruits instead of freshly squeezed juice. 4. Snacks other than the main meal are recommended to be eaten two hours after or before the meal, not next to the meal time. How and how much do you eat common foods? Try to choose [glycemic index] < 55, higher than this number, you should eat less. Recommended foods include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and dairy products. Please see the following articles for details: > > > Calculate your blood sugar load and eat at ease < < < 6. Cooking oil, vegetable oil is better than Read More …

Are diabetics addicted to insulin?

In the treatment of diabetes, there are too many misconceptions about insulin, and many advertisements for ill-intentioned drugs even sell “farewell to insulin”. Today, Dr. Clove answered all the questions that everyone cared about. Is insulin addictive? Many patients will ask: Will insulin be dependent and addictive? Dr. Clove can responsibly tell you: Insulin itself is a hormone normally secreted by the human body. There is no dependence on insulin. Also not addictive. In some patients with acute pancreatitis, insulin secretion is also affected, and insulin is also needed to control blood sugar during treatment. After the pancreatitis recovers, insulin is no longer needed, which is the best evidence that insulin is not dependent. Insulin is only used in the Read More …

Top 10 Risks of Poor Control of Blood Glucose

Many people think that controlling blood sugar is only a matter for diabetics. In fact, whether diabetics or not, it is very important to control blood sugar level and avoid large fluctuations in blood sugar. If you eat and drink all the time and let your blood sugar level fluctuate, there will be many adverse effects on your health-these risks will probably exceed your imagination! Hazard 1: Increases the risk of developing diabetes. Measuring the body’s blood sugar level, In addition to the blood glucose level that can reflect the real-time body blood glucose level, There is also glycosylated hemoglobin. Glycosylated hemoglobin can reflect the blood sugar level of the body within 2-3 months. If the postprandial blood sugar level Read More …

The weather is cold, and those who want to drink and warm up need to be cautious.

At ordinary times, when he is alone at home, Mr. Chen likes to study various health preserving methods and brew some health preserving [medicated wine]. When the temperature drops, Mr. Chen is used to calling on a few old friends to bring in a pot of small wine [to warm his body]. His method of keeping in good health with wine is still well-known among his neighbors and friends. Until one day, when I heard that Liu from the next village died of cerebral hemorrhage after drinking, Chen began to worry……. This day is getting colder and colder. Should we drink warm-up wine? Drinking to warm up is an illusion. Why do we really feel warm after drinking? This kind Read More …

How does diabetes hurt the kidney?

Kidney is an extremely important organ of human body. There are millions of small blood vessels with filtering function in the kidney, which are jointly responsible for removing metabolic wastes from human blood. Diabetes can damage the function of this filtration system, resulting in renal insufficiency. The damaged kidney can no longer effectively filter out metabolic wastes in blood, eventually leading to kidney disease. How does diabetes cause nephropathy? When we eat and digest protein foods, we will produce a large amount of metabolic waste. In the kidney, a large number of capillaries and small holes in the wall of blood vessels are natural filters, which can effectively filter out metabolic waste and retain beneficial components in blood. As blood Read More …

Hypoglycemia before meals? Could be a sign of diabetes

The onset of type 2 diabetes is slow and the symptoms are hidden. The vast majority of patients do not have typical [hyperglycemia] symptoms such as polyuria, excessive drinking, excessive eating and weight loss. Some patients even see a doctor because of [hypoglycemia] before meals, showing recurrent hypoglycemia symptoms such as hunger, palpitation, shaking hands and cold sweat before meals, which can be relieved after eating. Why do diabetics suffer from preprandial hypoglycemia? Under normal circumstances, After eating, Blood sugar rises, Stimulate insulin secretion. Elevated insulin will quickly shut down the production of endogenous glucose in the liver. At the same time, it also promotes the intake and utilization of glucose by peripheral tissues, so the postprandial blood sugar will Read More …

Can diabetics eat fruit?

As an extremely harmful and deceptive pseudoscientific conclusion, [diabetic patients cannot eat fruits] is widely circulated in the society. I once received a representative diabetic patient who has not touched fruits for more than ten years. His logical deduction is very simple: cannot eat sweets + fruits are very sweet and cannot eat fruits. The poor ten years or so are personal tragedies and dereliction of duty in diabetes health education. In the Internet era, the high-speed dissemination of information is a double-edged sword. As a doctor, one must use this sword well to make and transmit scientific voices. Glycemic index (GI) Assuming that we organized all the food to take an examination, The test question is the ability of Read More …

How should diabetics eat?

There are many misunderstandings about diabetes diet, and endocrinologists have not done less work to clarify and refute the rumor. However, the source of the rumor is quite related to doctors. If you ask the doctors at that time the same question in different years: [Should diabetes patients eat scientifically in how? We will hear completely different answers. At the end of the 18th century, John Rollo, a British doctor, first discovered: When diabetics eat bread, grains, fruits and other foods, their urine sugar increases, while when they eat meat foods, their urine sugar decreases relatively. Later, he advocated a far-reaching low carbohydrate diet, high fat and high protein diet. To this day, erroneous views such as “diabetics cannot eat Read More …

Diabetes patients want to eat sweets, how to choose various sugars?

Adding Sugar-The Killer of Obesity, Diabetes and Dental Caries According to the World Health Organization (WHO), [Free sugar] refers to monosaccharides and disaccharides added to food by manufacturers, cooks or consumers, plus sugars naturally occurring in honey, syrup and fruit juice. Monosaccharides have one sugar molecule and include glucose, galactose and fructose. Disaccharides have two sugar molecules. The most widely consumed disaccharides are sucrose or granulated sugar. However, sugar in whole fruits and vegetables is not included. We have compiled a table to let everyone know the characteristics of common added sugar. Sweeteners-Not the Solution Compared with added sugar, sweeteners are not carbohydrates, which will not cause dental caries, increase blood sugar and contain no energy while providing sweet taste. Read More …