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Diabetes Diet: Create Your Healthy-eating Plan

Your diabetes diet is simply a healthy-eating plan that will help you control your blood sugar. Here's help getting started, from meal planning to exchange lists and counting carbohydrates. Definition A diabetes diet simply means eating the healthiest foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes. A diabetes diet is a healthy-eating plan that's naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories. Key elements are fruits, vegetables and whole grains. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for most everyone. Purpose If you have diabetes or prediabetes, your doctor will likely recommend that you see a dietitian to help you develop a healthy eating plan. The plan helps you control your blood sugar (glucose), manage your weight and control risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure and high blood fats. When you eat excess calories and fat, your body responds by creating an undesirable rise in blood glucose. If blood glucose isn't kept in check, it can lead to serious problems, such as a dangerously high blood glucose level (hyperglycemia) and long-term complications, such as nerve, kidney and heart damage. You can help keep your blood glucose Continue reading >>

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  1. Peter Flom

    There is no woman with a stamp on her forehead that says "will produce only healthy offspring", so, if you are waiting for one, forget it. Nor is there any man with such a stamp (including you).
    There are certain conditions that are almost purely genetic and where two people with a gene should be concerned about offspring, but even there, it's "be concerned" not "not have any"; in any case, diabetes and heart disease are not among them. They are largely preventable with proper diet and lifestyle.

  2. Ryan Stoner

    Dude, the first thing I would say is this ain't Gattaca! But seriously, there are two aspects to this I see:
    (1) This is a real concern for people who carry diseases like sickle cell, cystic fibrosis. You do realize 35% of the country is obese, 10% has diabetes? Also, most of the time a family with a lot of diabetes and heart disease is a family with a lot of very obese members. That does not necessarily mean the problem is genetic. If the primary issue is that, proper diabetic care can drastically reduce the risk of complications including heart disease, and actually fixing the obesity can often cure the diabetes (that's not that easy to do, often times, unless the patient gets bariatric surgery). Most issues are a combination of both genes and environment anyway.
    (2) I do very extensive concierge (direct pay from patient for premium or odd hour services) preventive health evaluations, and I like to really take time on cardiovascular risk assessments. CV risk assessment is not usually properly done even by good docs, because of time constraints, the number of factors involved, knowing the correct way to assess those factors (for example, most docs will include a family history as a risk factor when it's not - there are strict qualifiers for when a family member's disease actually means something for you), and then adequately explaining what a patient's risk is, how that relates to the average person, why certain things are risk factors, which ones we can change, how we change them. There are also a few factors which are still being studied to see if they are useful, which I decide on a case by case basis. I've also designed a very effective way of showing what happens if a patient successfully completes a treatment or follows a recommendation - rather than just saying "you should be on aspirin, take one every day". (that's another thing there are a lot of people inappropriately on aspirin, but again that takes time most docs don't have). It's crazy to me how people will have been to the doctor for a cold or a sore knee but have never had something that would really potentially do them good in the long run (since CV disease is what kills most of us). I do them locally and telemed. Also a related but would be separate service is interpretation of any genetic testing you get done (people will get reports from commercial sites and really have no idea the significance or accuracy of what they get). If you're interested message me.

  3. Scott Graham

    My first note would be: marriage isn't all about babies. Your reason to marry this girl should be "I love her." Not is she a suitable incubation chamber for my progeny.
    Second point, think about why you want kids.
    If the answer is to raise a child and mold them into a person using the experience you have gained in life: then why not adopt?
    I understand many people feel the need to reproduce and have their DNA carried on, but remember there are many children without loving homes. You could kill 2 birds with 1 stone.
    Just my thought.

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