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- Type 1 diabetes , unlike type 2, results from the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas. Read more about the different types of diabetes on the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.
- Managing high blood sugar effectively can help diabetics to avoid many serious health complications. This article from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation provides more information about checking and maintaining blood sugar levels.
- Men and women with diabetes must pay closer attention to eating a nutritious, balanced diet. Learn more about making healthy food choices from the American Diabetes Association .
- Have you fallen prey to one of the many myths about alcohol consumption? Find out by visiting CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov .
- If you decide to consume alcohol, it is important that you have accurate information about the risks it may pose to your health. This article from the Addiction Science and Research Center at the University of Texas lists 300 important facts about alcohol.
- Do you still want to learn more about the effects of alcohol on the human body? This article from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) answers many frequently asked questions about alcohol and its effects.
- If you are worried that you or someone you know may be abusing alcohol, visit the Alcoholics Anonymous website to learn more about finding help.
- Southern Hills offers state-of-the-art treatments for stroke and other brain disorders. You can find out more about stroke treatments from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website.
- Distracted driving is a deadly epidemic facing America—read more about the effects of cell phone use on the roads from FocusDriven.org.
- Are you registered as an organ donor ? If not, learn more about the process from OrganDonor.gov.
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Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disorder caused by the autoimmune destruction of insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas. Without an adequate amount of insulin, the body cannot transport glucose from the blood into the cells, causing glucose levels in the blood to become elevated. Patients suffering from Type 1 diabetes must make various lifestyle changes to ensure proper management of blood glucose levels and to avoid potential disease complications.
While the dietary recommendations for diabetics may seem complicated at first, a second glance will illuminate the fact that a diabetic diet is the same healthy diet recommended for everyone.
- Keep a routine
Your blood sugar will fluctuate based on your meal schedule. Eat three nutritionally balanced meals each day; do not skip meals. Make an effort to include the same amounts of carbohydrate and protein in each meal as the day before. If a meal may be late, always carry snacks.
- Choose healthy foods
Avoid Trans and saturated fats. Control consumption of carbohydrates, such as sugars and starches. When choosing proteins, focus on leaner meats, such as poultry and fish. Learn to count your carbs, as they have the biggest influence on blood sugar level.
Regular physical activity, like a healthy diet, is essential for maintaining good health. For those with diabetes, exercise can improve the body’s ability to utilize glucose and lower the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Not only does smoking increase your risk for developing cancer and other serious medical conditions, it can also keep you from adequately managing your diabetes. If you need help quitting, consult with your doctor. To find a physician, contact Southern Hills Hospital at (702) 880-2100.
- Keep a routine
Are you still looking for more ways to improve your mental and physical health? Read through these articles or contact Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center at (702) 880-2100 for more information.
- Are you at risk for developing skin cancer ? Find out by reading through this article on the American Cancer Society website.
- Visit the American Academy of Dermatology for more information about what you should be looking for during a skin self-exam.
- Deliberate sun tanning , outside or in a tanning bed, can significantly increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Check out this article from the Skin Cancer Foundation to find out more about the importance of sun protection.
- Even if you are at a higher risk for a stroke, there are things that you can do that help to prevent a stroke. Read this article from the National Stroke Association for more information.
- Participating in regular physical activity will improve your mental and physical fitness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention go into more detail about the benefits of exercise on their website.
- Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia in the United States. Read more about this progressive disease on MentalHealthAmerica.net.
- You can learn about the 10 signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease on the Alzheimer’s Association website.
- Do you still have questions about the effects of Alzheimer’s? This article from the National Institutes of Health answers many frequently asked questions about the disease.
- Visit the American Psychological Association to find out more about a variety of mental disorders and psychological health issues.
- Mental illnesses are serious conditions that require professional care and support. The articles found on the American Psychiatric Association website provide more information about many common mental illnesses.