My bf has just been diagnosed w/Diabetes.?

My bf has just been diagnosed w/Diabetes.? Topic: My bf has just been diagnosed w/Diabetes.?
July 17, 2019 / By Amy
Question: His Dr.says he's not going to put him on any meds at this point but will start w/changes in his diet and exercise.This is all very new to us,we know nothing about Diabetes.Can anyone give advice on what would be good healthy habits to start? SO MANY GOOD ANSWERS! NOT SURE WHICH TO PICK AS BEST ANSWER....THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
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Wayland Wayland | 1 day ago
Type 2 diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise in early stages. Always keep a watch on blood sugar levels and it should not exceed 180 mg/dL (10 mmol/L) or less than 72 mg/dL (4 mmol/L). Fasting blood sugar level should be less than 100 mg/dL (5.5 mmol/L) and post-prandial blood sugar must be less than 140 mg/dL (7.7 mmol/L). If blood sugar not acceptable after adequate trial for 3 months or fasting plasma glucose > 270 mg/dL (15 mmol/L), oral hypoglycemic agents (OHA) should be administered. Source:-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_ma... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetic_di... http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabe... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerobic_exercise The Practical Prescriber by ASPI F. Golwalla.
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Wayland Originally Answered: Can you prevent diabetes if it runs in your family? what percent of diabetes is diagnosed because inheritance?
Yes. While many people are genetically susceptible, some don't become diabetic. The reason is, they adhere to a very healthy natural foods based diet and get adequate amounts of exercise. Since I adopted this simple plan after five years of watching the disease progress, I was amazed at how it has reversed. I've been medication free for over a year now. Conversely, you don't have to have anyone in your family with the disease in order to become type two diabetic. It's the diet.

Saladin Saladin
You begin by spreading out the carbohydrates over time. You do this by dividing down the meals into smaller but more frequent meals and by selecting lower glycemic index alternatives. Then you get yourself a food counts book and see if the diet is the recommended amount of calories and carbohydrates, adjust it if it isn't. Then you make sure the diet is nutritious. You might as well make sure the diet is the appropriate amount of sodium, that isn't necessary for diabetes but would do a world of good. Exercise regularly for at least 20 to 30 minutes. It doesn't have to be intense, just regular.
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Murdy Murdy
I have had Diabetes for about 10 years now and I can tell the best way is to eat what you like at less 3 times a day. Now do I say this for will the doctor say's that if you eat that many time's a day you will fine that your lost the pounds. You ask how? will if you have Diabetes they will tell you have to eat 3 times a day just to keep up your low sugar as well your high sugar. It's not about what you can eat it's what you should not eat like brand, potato's any thing that will make your sugar go up or down. You will fine out that when you have to get shot's hope that this well help you. Your friend Fred
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Kenelm Kenelm
I wrote this to help newly diagnosed type 2s: http://loraldiabetes.blogspot.com.au/2006/10/d-day.html Ask your boyfriend to read it. I'll watch for his questions.
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Kenelm Originally Answered: Being diagnosed with Diabetes?
There is some mis-information on here. You can faint from low blood sugar and you can faint from high blood sugar. Both can result in death if not treated quickly, usually at the hospital. This applies to diabetics, not healthy people, so don't worry if your blood sugar is a little low because you skipped breakfast. As long as you are not diabetic, you should be fine. Type 1 diabetics stop making insulin suddenly, so their blood sugar goes very high, very fast. They get very sick very fast, sometimes passing out from the HIGH blood sugar and going into a coma. Its treated by giving them intravenous insulin, then when they go home, they have to take insulin shots for the rest of their lives. The insulin shots can cause low blood sugar if you take too much, or exercise too much, or don't eat enough. This can cause fainting too and can lead to insulin shock and even death. If the person can be woken up, they can take glucose tablets or gels to treat it. If not, they must be rushed to emergency for a glucogon shot. === Type 2 diabetics can experience both of these things too. In type 2, your blood sugar creeps up slowly, so you don't usually get suddenly sick, like type 1's do. However, if you have type 2 for a long time, and don't know it, you can get very sick and pass out, just like a type 1. This happened to my Mom. My mother's blood sugar went so high she passed out and started to go into a coma. They managed to revive her, and got her on insulin right away. It saved her life. If a type 2 is on insulin they can experience insulin shock, just like a type 1 can. There are also other meds that can cause severe lows and fainting. So, now you know. You can faint from low blood sugar, which can be caused in both type 1 and type 2 by too much insulin, too much exercise, not enough carbs, or too much of other medications, in combinations with any of the above. You can also faint from high blood sugar, caused by undiagnosed diabetes, or not enough insulin, in type 1 OR type 2. It can also be caused by eating too many carbs, and by things like infections and even some medications. Diabetes is very complex, making it difficult to find a good balance between treatment, diet, exercise, and daily living. It can take months to get a handle on everything and get it under good control. Some people never do.

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