Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Filipino Diabetic 2

Whew! I'm back!
After a long time that I have not been able to update the next part of my post The Filipino Diabetic Part 1, I finally got the time to put down my skethpad and pencil and my graphic tablet (which i got a craze over for the past few weeks).

Now I just realized that this part of my article is more important than the first because as all medical practitioners would say "Prevention is better than cure".

We've discussed what Diabetes is all about on the previous post I made. So right now, I will share the ways on how this deadly disease can be prevented.

Yep, it's starts with the determination and the wariness to prevent acquiring this ailment. Think about the life you can spare in your years, as well the number of your years in your life. Think about your loved ones-- you don't want them to be greatly affected because of acquiring this condition. I must say it is going to take a toll on your years, life, money, energy, emotion and not just yours but the people who care for you too.

1. Eat the proper amount and kind of food.
"You are what you eat." --as they say...
Control your sugar intake-- but don't shut it down. Sugar and starch are still our primary source of energy, we cannot deprive ourselves of which. On the other hand we must see to it that we don't take in too much than we need.

Avoid eating too fatty and oily food as well especially fat and oil that comes from an animal source. you may say "Hey, I thought Diabetes is about sugar intake only?" It is also an aggravating factor if you have a high cholesterol level in your bloodstream. We are not naive of this, we all know the many things and diseases result on this. And just because you are not fat and obese doesn't mean you don't have a high cholesterol in your blood. Even skinny people accumulate cholesterol plaques in their arteries-- they don't even realize it til they are diagnosed.

Good stuff you should eat-- I mean SHOULD eat--
vegetables-- the colorful your plate is the better...
fruits-- instead of your favorite chip snack, try munching an apple-- and they taste better than vegies...

2. Hydrate-- I mean drink lots of water... fruit juice and some tea may be helpful too...
Avoid drinking too much alcohol-- it can damage a lot of organs even the pancreas... Avoid drinking too much power drinks or energy drinks. Water-- clean and fresh is still the best.

3. Maintain a good hygiene
What does this have to do in preventing Diabetes? I would ask myself before as well. Later I found out that when you take a bath, you are also hydrating yourself...and preventing yourself from other infections that would cause other disease. And by preventing these diseases it will not affect your overall health. Hygiene is very important.

4. Exercise regularly... as in... YOU MUST..
It is not enough to take in your body good stuff... You have to keep your body well functioning and nothing keeps it from rusting than regular exercise. We are not ignorant of this. We know the many ways we can do exercise. Please, no excuses. This is a very critical prevention measure in Diabetes. If you don't use up your glucose, it will get stuck in your bloodstream--you get the idea?

5. Get a regualar medical check up. You gotta know what's going on in your body.
Naaah... by regular it doesn't mean that you have to get a check up daily or weekly... probably twice a year or as the doctor recommends it. Get your blood sugar levels and your cholesterol levels as well. It helps to know about them.

So that's basically just it.... measures you can prevent Diabetes...Particulary Diabetes of the second type...

How do I know I am already susceptible in acquiring it...or I already have it?

Here are a few signs...

excessive sweating, excessive hunger, excessive thirst and excessive urination...
sluggishness or sleepiness during the day, feeling tired most of the time despite that you've already eaten...
weakness and fatigue and you acquire mild illnesses easily like cough and colds for example...

If you have these signs and symptoms have yourself a check-up... an early diagnosis can help prevent the problem from worsening....

Hahaha so I'm done sharing about what I've learned about this disease so far. There are still lots more to learn from it, but I hope this blog post is informative enough to all.

I gotta go now, I still am gonna have a class on Analytical Geometry... :P

^__^ Stay Healthy!!!

Mwah! <--cooties free

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