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Monday, December 21, 2015

Diabetes Myth #4 to Demystify To Help Save Your Life

Myth #4 I Just Got Diagnosed So I Don’t Have Complications Yet


You will be surprised to know that a quarter of the people just diagnosed have complications already. In fact that is how some of them got diagnosed. They went to see their doctor to find out why they are feeling the symptoms of a complication. Some of them had nerve damage, early signs of kidney problem, changes to the eyes and heart disease. But don’t worry, we will get to the bottom of this and see how you may be able to reverse those signs.

I Just Got Diagnosed So I Don’t Have Complications Yet.

Just because you have just been diagnosed with diabetes you would not have complications yet is not true. Nowadays millions of people are pre-diabetic and they don’t even know it. They have not been diagnosed yet. Some of them find out they have diabetes after a complication rears its ugly head. They feel problems in their feet and their eyes with blurry vision and so they will go to their doctor who will then give them a test and find the truth.

It is different with type 1 diabetes. Usually they don’t have complications yet because this condition comes abruptly on short notice. This is unlike the type 2 diabetes described in the preceding paragraph with the condition having been present for years before the diagnosis is made.

Here’s What To Do To Determine the Presence of Complications.

Get your doctor to give you test on some or all of the following. It is crucial that we find the early complications so we can start on trying to reverse them or stop them from doing their ugly work. Doing the following tests will give us the necessary information which will then help us and our health care team to formulate the plan of action to defeat the offending complication:

1. Electrocardiogram will check how healthy the heart is.

2. Blood Pressure reading will rule out high blood pressure which can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney damage and vision problem.

3. Microalbumin test will check for protein in the urine. Presence of thus can result in getting kidney disease.

4. Cholesterol and triglyceride test where if the result is high can be the forerunner of a cardiovascular disease.

5. Foot exam will reveal poor circulation thus the presence of nerve damage.

6. Dilated eye exam will detect problem with the vision that can lead to diabetic retinopathy

7. Blood tests to find the possible celiac disease which is linked to type 1 diabetes

8. THS test to check the possible presence of hyper and hypothyroidism which are linked to type 1 diabetes.

9. Ankle-brachial index to check for peripheral vascular disease.

Once you know the results of the test, then you will be able to work with your diabetes care team to make plans on how to stop the complications on their track. Especially in the beginning stages, the chance is good the complications are easier to manage. We then have time to monitor the situation and correct them so we can prevent these complications from progressing which is the next topic in this report.

How to Stop the Complications from Progressing.

Here are the things to monitor to keep the complications from growing. Not only that, once the following are monitored closely, you can also have the added benefit of not getting any new complications. There are quite a few people who have been successful at doing these and they are proof that keeping the complications at bay can be done.

1. Blood sugar which if tight control is kept will ensure you will scare the complications away. They hate it when you religiously test your blood sugar and make adjustments upon knowing the reason behind the reading. The American Diabetes Association recommends getting an A1C test and to keep the A1C below 7 but The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist recommends to keep the A1C below 6.5 as this reduces the risk to develop complications by around 40%.

2. Cholesterol should have the goal for LDL of less than 100 mg/dl but if at risk for heart disease aim for lower than 70 mg/dl. As for HDL, aim for greater than 45 mg/dl. Diet and exercise can help or consult your doctor for the proper medications and supplements to relieve the symptoms.

3. Blood pressure should be lower than 130/80 mmHg as this in turn lowers the risk of developing stroke and heart disease by up to 50%. There are medications to help with this but for me I try to lower my blood pressure naturally as shown in this video:

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally from Dr. Axe

4. Eyes when complications show vision loss, it can be treated with laser therapy which can lower the development of severe vision loss by around 60%. It cannot reverse the damage but it can stop further loss of vision.

5. Feet have been shown to lower the risk for amputation by as much as around 85% if one follows a comprehensive foot care program.

6. Kidney damage when found early can be treated to lower the decline by as much as 70%.


So there you have what to do to prevent possible complications from blossoming. Just keep testing your blood sugar and make adjustment when needed. Count the carbohydrate consumption even if your blood sugar is normal. Don’t stop taking your medications without consulting with your doctor and for heaven’s sake, please exercise for at least thirty minutes a day five days a week and visit your doctor every three months to go over your blood sugar and check you overall for possible complications.

By Roger Guzman, M.D. and Evelyn Guzman

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Diabetes Myth to Demystify To Help Save Your Life : Myth #3 My Doctor Works On My Diabetes, So I Don’t Have To Be Concerned


This is dangerous stuff to think about so get rid of it right away. No one should ever think this way because your diabetes care is up to you. It is up to you to eat healthy, it is up to you to exercise and it is up to you to do everything possible to keep you safe. Your doctor is not going to be there 24-7 to hold your hands and see if you are doing your job of taking care of yourself and diabetes.

My Doctor Works On My Diabetes, So I Don’t Have To Be Concerned.

Diabetes is different. It is not something you go to your doctor for where you are diagnosed and the doctor writes a prescription on a medication you should take and voila! You are cured. I repeat diabetes is different. It is something you have to manage every day so that you are protected from having it get worse and stop you from enjoying your life.

To manage the diabetes. one has to make a lot of crucial decisions like what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. And that’s not all. You have to exercise and take your medicine. Then you have to take care your blood sugar level so it is within target range to keep you from getting sick for that will entail a whole new set of things to do like keeping enough supplies and your stress level under control.

You also have to schedule doctors’ appointments and keep track of them. There will be laboratory tests to schedule also and to keep the record of the same. Doing all these may be tiring but it is worth it. Research has shown that those who take charge of their diabetes this way do much better than their counterparts who do not concern themselves with their diabetes management.

Your doctor will not be there to eat dinner with you and tell you to eat more vegetables. Nor will he be there when you wake up and remind you to take your blood test. There are no two ways about it. You have got to manage your diabetes. Get help from magazines and websites and books but also more importantly seek out some support groups and go to health fairs with them. The more you do, the better you will be at managing your diabetes.

Even your own diabetes care team will not be able to manage without your help. You are a very important member of this group. You have to provide them with what you eat, how much and when you eat plus the records of what you eat and when you take your medication and what exercise you indulge in. On top of all of these you have to regulate all of these in order for your blood sugar to cooperate.

In fact you have to create your own treatment plan with your diabetes care team. You can only start this by learning all about diabetes and about you. Then find out what your role is in this treatment plan, what your target levels are and how adaptable you can be to these targets. After you have identified all these, then you are ready to put all these together as a self-management plan with the help of your diabetes care team.

Congratulations on creating your own self-management plan by doing the steps in the previous paragraph. But it does not stop here. Now it is time to put the plan into action. Experiment on everything in the plan, be it on eating healthy, moving more, testing the blood sugar and keeping records on these so you can assess how each one affects you and your blood sugar. You can then make changes until the target levels are achieved.


Now you know how important a role you have to play in taking care of you and your diabetes. Don’t worry though because there will be a lot of help around. Believe that you will succeed and you will. Don’t worry about setbacks for there may be bumps on the road. But with an open mind and good honest work on your part, you will certainly take care of your diabetes.

By Roger Guzman, M.D. and Evelyn Guzman


Read about Myth #2 on Only Fat People Get Diabetes and learn the truth to debunk it!

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Diabetes Myth #2 to Demystify In OrderTo Help Save Your Life : Only Fat People Get Diabetes


I don’t know who started this myth but it is not true. The fact is about 20% of those who have type 2 diabetes are not overweight at all. And they say that most people who have type 1 diabetes are not fat either. We understand though how this myth started because we hear a lot that the main cause of diabetes is the extra weight we carry around. Let’s start to demystify that, shall we?

Only Fat People Get Diabetes

The National Institutes of Health reported that among obese people, only about 33% get diabetes, In addition, the NIH also reported the number of people who get type 2 diabetes is around 20%. Now this is different from type 1 diabetes. Most of those who are diagnosed are either slim or of normal weight. Why? It is because type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease.

If you want proof, just look at the statistics on high percentage of type 2 diabetes occurring in slim Japanese people. And it is not only among the Japanese. Other Asians who are found to be insulin-resistant are slim. These statistics just show that not only fat people get diabetes but also among the slim population.

You don’t have to be overweight to get diabetes. It plays a role in developing diabetes but being fat does not mean you will be diabetic. Genetics play a role too. Regardless of excess weight not being a factor in getting a diabetes diagnosis, it is better to try to reach a healthy weight as not only will it make you feel better but also you will generally be more healthy if you try to lose unnecessary weight.

While excess weight is definitely a factor in developing type 2 diabetes, it doesn’t mean that you’ll “get it” if you’re fat. Genetics plays a huge role in type 2 diabetes. -Now diabetes experts agree that being overweight is not the only cause for this condition. That is why we should not believe when people think and say that only fat people get diabetes. In fact, the diabetes experts agree that the underlying causes are very complicated and to make matter worse some causes are still not known.

Besides all of the above, getting diabetes depends on the genes we have. Then there is the interaction among the fat metabolism, glucose and insulin action. Can you imagine trying to untangle all that? No wonder up to now they have not discovered the cure to treat diabetes. There are so many factors that play a role, how each one affects a person and then there is the fact that no two people are alike. Yikes!

And here’s a secret, and don’t tell anybody else. They say that just because a person is thin does not mean he is healthy. This is already a theory – that thin people could be fat inside. Why? Because they may look slim but inside their internal organs may be covered with fat. Oh, I don’t even want to think of that.


Now that you know not only fat people get diabetes, I hope this will not stop us from doing the right things to get better. We will not let any diabetes myth get us down. No matter what, we just move on and do the best we can to stay healthy. We have to eat foods that will keep us healthy so incorporate something like this in your meals: Discover The Amazing Power of coconut oil Finally, the secret of coconut oil is exposed! It does not really hard to do this because we already know what to do. Eat right and exercise. And oh, get enough sleep and manage your stress. .

By Roger Guzman, M.D. and Evelyn Guzman

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