Do You Need To Follow A Diabetic Diet?

If you are suffering from diabetes, your body cannot make or properly use insulin on its own. This can leads to high blood glucose, or sugar, levels in your blood. All this can leads to complications if it is not treated and untreated diabetes can eventually leads to death due to the diabetes complications.  

There are several points in the treatment of diabetes and they all play a very important role.

  • Regular exercising helps to strengthen your heart and may also lower your blood sugar level
  • Staying in good shape maintaining a good BMI, meaning an ideal body weight for your height
  • Taking diabetic medication regularly if required by doctors,
  • Following strictly to a diabetic diet, which is what this blog will specifically emphasize on.

Eating healthily helps to reduce your blood sugar. It is a important part of managing your diabetes, because controlling your blood sugar can prevent diabetic complications, like diabetic retinopathy, kidney failure or diabetic neuropathy etc.

So what is a diabetic diet?

A diabetic diet is effective a diet that has got high in dietary fibre, especially soluble fibre, but low in saturated fat, lesser of carbohydrates that have a high glycemic index.

Diabetes experts suggest diabetic meal plans that are flexible and able to take your lifestyle and other health needs into consideration.

You can also read more at
http://www.endocrineweb.com/diabetes/treatment.html 
http://www.diabetic-diets.net/

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Diabetic Medicated Foot Cream

The application of diabetic medicated foot cream can be part of the foot care regiment for the diabetic patient. Diabetic foot cream keeps the sensitive skin of the diabetic foot moisturized. Dry skin can lead to cracking which can cause serious problems for those with diabetes. Sores, such as those due to dry skin, take longer to heal and can lead to infection for people who have diabetes.

Some diabetic foot creams have an antifungal agent. This can help prevent the skin of the feet from being damaged by fungal infections. Foot creams and moisturizers should not be applied between the toes unless a physician instructs the patient to do so. Creams applied between the toes can increase the risk for infection.

Some diabetic medicated foot creams target the neuropathy, or nerve damage, that a diabetic patient may experience. The massaging of the feet with the application of a diabetic medicated foot cream may help alleviate minor numbness associated with neuropathy. However, a cream applied to the skin cannot reverse nerve damage.

Diabetic patients need to check their feet on a daily basis. One way to do this is to develop a foot care routine. Daily washing and thoroughly drying the feet can be the first step in foot care. Hot water should be avoided since it can dry the skin. Also, people with diabetes who have nerve damage may misjudge the temperature of the water and burn themselves.

The feet should be inspected daily for any redness, swelling, cuts, or sores. Diabetic patients can apply a diabetic foot cream, especially if their skin tends to become dry. The daily routine should not substitute having the feet periodically inspected by a physician or podiatrist. The physician may precribe or recommend a specific diabetic foot cream for the patient to use.