Diabetic Recipes from Diabetic Gourmet Magazine - sugar free recipes,  diabetic desserts, diabetic meal plans and diabetes friendly menus.
Login | Register Follow Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Twitter Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Facebook Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Pinterest
Diabetic Recipe Search - find diabetic recipes from Diabetic Gourmet Magazine


Search



Home : Diabetes 101 : Page 2
More Areas
About Stem Cells
Complications
Symptoms
Hypoglycemia
Hyperglycemia
Related Areas
Diabetic Meal Planning
Diabetes and Pregnancy
Diabetes and Race
For Newly Diagnosed Diabetics
Juvenile Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism; the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy. Most of the food we eat is broken down by the digestive juices into a simple sugar called glucose. Glucose is the main source of fuel for the body.

After digestion, the glucose passes into our bloodstream where it is available for body cells to use for growth and energy. For the glucose to get into the cells, insulin must be present. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, a large gland behind the stomach.

When we eat, the pancreas is supposed to automatically produce the right amount of insulin to move the glucose from our blood into our cells. In people with diabetes, however, the pancreas either produces little or no insulin, or the body cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. As a result, glucose builds up in the blood, overflows into the urine, and passes out of the body. Thus, the body loses its main source of fuel even though the blood contains large amounts of glucose.

Types Of Diabetes:

Type 1 Diabetes was previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or juvenile-onset diabetes. Type 1 diabetes may account for 5% to 10% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Risk factors are less well defined for type 1 diabetes than for type 2 diabetes, but autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors are involved in the development of this type of diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes was previously called non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for about 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, prior history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, physical inactivity, and race/ethnicity. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, and some Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes.

Gestational Diabetes develops in 2% to 5% of all pregnancies but disappears when a pregnancy is over. Gestational diabetes occurs more frequently in African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, and persons with a family history of diabetes. Obesity is also associated with higher risk. Women who have had gestational diabetes are at increased risk for later developing type 2 diabetes. In some studies, nearly 40% of women with a history of gestational diabetes developed diabetes in the future.

"Other specific types" of diabetes result from specific genetic syndromes, surgery, drugs, malnutrition, infections, and other illnesses. Such types of diabetes may account for 1% to 2% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.


The effect of alcohol on blood glucose levels depends not only on the amount of alcohol ingested, but also on its relationship to food intake.
Diabetes 101: The signs of diabetes and why you need to take care of yourself.
Diabetes 101: What can fiber do for you? Numerous studies found that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in fiber are associated with a reduced risk of certain cancers, diabetes, digestive disorders, and heart disease.
Diabetes 101: Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism; the way our bodies use digested food for growth and energy.
Diabetes 101: The three main types of diabetes are Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes.
Diabetes 101: A good blood sugar range for most poeple with diabetes is from about 70 to 150. This is before a meal, like before breakfast, or 4 to 5 hours after you last meal.
Diabetes 101: Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of this disease. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness.
Diabetes 101: You need to know how well you are taking care of your diabetes. You need to know if you are lowering your high blood sugar. The best way to find out is to test your blood to see how much sugar is in it.
«« Previous Articles
  More Articles »»

Sponsored Link

Free Subscriptions

The following free subscriptions from Diabetic Gourmet Magazine will keep you informed, up-to-date, and well-prepared for healthful and exuberant diabetes living. Sign up today to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Fill out the form below and press the subscription button.
Your Email Address:
Subscriptions to Choose From:
The Diabetic Newsletter
The Diabetic News
Daily Diabetic Recipe
Diabetic Gourmet Contest Alert
Last Step - Click the button below!

We do not share, rent, or sell our lists to anyone. Period.
Read our terms and privacy policy.


Diabetic Recipe Archive

Newest Top Rated Most Downloaded
Main Categories
Appetizers | Breads | Breakfast/Brunch
Desserts | Main Courses | Salads
Sandwiches/Wraps | Soups | Stew
Side Dishes | Sauces/Condiments
Holidays/Occasions | Regional/Ethnic
Ingredients
Fruit | Grains | Meat | Nuts | Poultry
Pasta | Seafood | Sweeteners | Vegetables | Herbs/Spices | Grains
Occasions & Holidays
Chanukah | Christmas | Thanksgiving
Easter | Fathers_Day | Halloween
4th of July | Mardis Gras
Oktoberfest | Passover | Cookouts
Saint_Patricks_Day | Superbowl
All Holidays / Occasions
Popular Searches
Diabetic Desserts | Diabetic Cake
Muffins | Zucchini Bread | Chicken
Cheesecakes | Blueberry Muffins
Diabetic Meatloaf Recipe | Shrimp
Slow Cooker Recipes | Side Dishes
Key Lime Pie | Peanut Butter Cookies
Banana Bread | Diabetic Cookies
Meatballs | Baked Chicken | Pies

All Diabetic Recipe Categories

Home : Diabetes 101 : Page 2
More Diabetes Information
Diabetic Recipes | Healthy Diabetic Living | Diabetic Cooking | Diabetes Forums | Diabetes News | Free Diabetic Newsletters
More Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Information
About | Magazine Sponsors | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms/Disclaimer | Diabetes Advertising

Copyright © 2014 CAPCO Marketing. All Rights Reserved.