Why Do Untreated Diabetics Lose Weight?

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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes occurs mostly in people aged over 40 years. However, an increasing number of younger people, even children, are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The first-line treatment is diet, weight control and physical activity. If the blood sugar (glucose) level remains high despite these measures then tablets to reduce the blood glucose level are usually advised. Insulin injections are needed in some cases. Other treatments include reducing blood pressure if it is high, lowering high cholesterol levels and also using other measures to reduce the risk of complications. Although diabetes cannot be cured, it can be treated successfully. If a high blood sugar level is brought down to a normal level, your symptoms will ease. You still have some risk of complications in the long term if your blood glucose level remains even mildly high - even if you have no symptoms in the short term. However, studies have shown that people who have better glucose control have fewer complications (such as heart disease or eye problems) compared with those people who have poorer control of their glucose level. Therefore, the main aims of treatment are: To keep your blood glucose level as near n Continue reading >>

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  1. Betty Jo Petty

    Importance of Drinking Water

    In my opinion, we need to find out about the importance of drinking water. I am Type 2, and if I consume sugar, I have been told drinking water will flush it out.
    Any ideas, comments on this?

  2. Gabby

    Water is life. We can go without food, but without water, our bodies shut down. We are so dehydrated that we mistake thirst for hunger and make it worse. Then we drink a coffee or a soda and add to the problem.
    We have eliminated soda from our home and though it was hard at frist (I was a two can a day gal)Now, I find that I feel better (NO MORE ASPERTAME OR SPLENDA!) and way less caffine. I still drink iced tea for dinner usually, but I know that I drink at least 40-60 oz of plain (filtered not bottled) water. I too need to drink more, but I am working towrad that.
    I used to be afraid that the more I drank the more I would pee. But the opposite seems to happen. Does anybody know why that is so?

  3. Edie

    I have been told for any pop I drink I should drink the same amount of water to dilute it in my system. Hope that helps others. I also drink a glass of water after drinking a glass of Lemonade.
    Thanks for the info.

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