Oh No Not Diabetes Type Two as Well!!!

In March 2017, I was also diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2. Whether this is due to beingbf7c6025aa13905297753c648e3af5ca on steroids or not I have not found out as yet because I haven’t been off them for any length of time during the past few months so I suppose I will find out eventually. From the moment I was diagnosed with this, although I did not have a real sweet tooth, I was immediately craving sweets and cream cakes! Well, the good part is that you can actually eat anything but in moderation. Since I was diagnosed I have never had a Lucozade which was my favourite drink and as soon as I saw the sugar free version I bought 3 bottles which got thrown away because they tasted so dreadful. So what can you eat and how much sugar can you have. Below is a piece I have picked up from Diabetes UK which explains everything, I hope it helps you. I have left all the links in so you can jump to their site for more information as you need.

Excerpt from Diabetes UK

One of your first questions is likely to be “what can I eat?” But, with so much to take in, you could still come away from appointments feeling unsure about the answer. And then there are lots of myths about diabetes and food that you will need to navigate, too. If you’ve just been diagnosed and aren’t sure about what you can and can’t eat, here’s what you need to know.

I’ve just been diagnosed with Type 2 ­– what can I eat?

In one word… anything. Or how about another? Everything. It may come as a surprise, but all kinds of food are OK for people with Type 2 diabetes to eat. In the past, people were sent away after their diagnosis with a list of foods they weren’t allowed to eat, or often told to simply cut out sugar. Long gone are those days of “do’s and don’ts”. The way to go nowadays is to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Try and make changes to your food choices that are realistic and achievable in the long term; this will be different for each person diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes depending on your current diet and the goals you want to achieve. Many people with Type 2 diabetes make changes to their diet in order to achieve:

  • good blood glucose control
  • good blood fat levels
  • good blood pressure
  • a healthy weight.

There’s a lot of evidence to say that your diet can affect all of these, so see a registered dietitian for specific advice and an eating plan that is tailored to your needs.

Is there anything I should avoid?

Before your diabetes was diagnosed, you may have been more thirsty than usual. It is a good idea to avoid sugary drinks and fruit juices as a way of quenching thirst. They can put blood glucose levels up very high and very quickly, and can make you gain weight in the long term. Instead, drink water, sugar-free and diet soft drinks. Tea and coffee are still OK to include, too.

Avoid foods labelled ‘diabetic’ or ‘suitable for diabetics’. These foods contain similar amounts of calories and fat, and they can affect your blood glucose levels. They are usually more expensive and can have a laxative effect. Stick to your usual foods. If you want to have an occasional treat, go for your normal treats and watch your portions.


What should I eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Having diabetes doesn’t stop you from enjoying your usual foods but it’s important to make healthier choices more often. Why not try one of these?

Breakfast

  • a bowl of cereal with semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 slices of wholegrain toast with spread and/or jam
  • a fat-free yogurt and fruit.

More ideas for a healthy breakfast.

Lunch

  • a chicken or ham salad sandwich…
  • a small pasta salad…
  • soup and a roll…

…with a piece of fruit and a diet or fat-free yogurt

Tips for healthy lunchtime swaps.

Dinner

These ideas may not look much different from what you eat already, and your favourite recipes and meals can usually be adapted to be healthier without you noticing too much difference. Easy changes to make are to:

Making any of these changes would certainly help, but there is no need to go over the top and radically change everything in the early days after your diabetes diagnosis – it makes it much harder to stick to in the longer term.

What sort of snacks do I need to eat?

It usually isn’t necessary to eat snacks between meals if you aren’t taking any medication for your Type 2 diabetes. If you treat your diabetes with certain medications that put you at risk of hypos (low blood glucose), you may need to snack. However, if your medications are making you snack regularly to prevent hypos, speak to your healthcare team. Regular snacks can make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight, and this can affect your diabetes management in the long term. If you do get peckish between meals, the healthiest snack choice is definitely a piece of fruit, rice cakes or a fat-free yogurt. The key is to plan, and watch your portions.


What is recommended in the long term?

A healthy, balanced diet – that means eating regular meals, plenty of fruit and vegetables, and eating less saturated fat, sugar and salt. Following a healthy, balanced diet will help to control blood glucose, blood fats and blood pressure, as well as helping to maintain a healthy weight. This can help to reduce your risk of diabetes complications, including heart disease and stroke.

The amount of carbohydrates you eat has the biggest effect on your blood glucose levels after eating. Therefore, reducing portions can help manage your glucose levels. It is also important to choose better sources of carbohydrates including wholegrainspulsesfruits and vegetables and some dairy foods.

If you are overweight, reducing your overall portion sizes will also help you to lose weight. Losing excess weight has been shown to be beneficial in managing blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. There are different approaches to losing weight.

Making gradual and realistic changes over a longer period of time is more likely to lead to success. Be sure to get all of the tools you need to help you achieve these changes – structured education to make sure you have the right information, support from a healthcare professional such as a registered dietitian, and the backing of your family and friends. Although it may feel overwhelming now, it will get easier in the long run.

Can Eating Honey Really Make a Difference to Your Asthma?

Can Honey Treat Asthma?

Medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT onMarch 17, 2017 — Written by James Roland
Honey and asthma

Honey has been used as a natural medicine in cultures around the world for centuries. It has antioxidant properties that fight inflammation and boost immunity. Many people take honey for its ability to soothe a sore throat and quiet a cough. Honey is also a home remedy for allergy symptoms.

Asthma and allergies are related conditions, but there are some important differences. If you’re allergic to things in the environment such as pollen and dust, your body produces antibodies as a response. Those antibodies cause the production of chemicals, such as histamines. They are what cause congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, itching, a cough, and other allergic reactions.

Those same antibodies can also trigger an asthma attack. But unlike an allergy, asthma is a problem experienced deep in the lungs and upper airways. It’s a more serious health concern than environmental allergies. Even mild exertion can lead to an asthma attack in some people. Untreated, asthma can be life-threatening. Click to read more …….. via Honey for Asthma: Does It Work?

13 Ways You Can Purify Your Lungs Naturally – Indiatimes.com

How to ‘steam clean’ your lungs back to life – and breathe more easily

 

  • 30-minute blast could relieve effects of emphysema
  • Therapy developed by U.S. research group

A blast of steam that scalds the lungs may provide relief to patients with breathing disorders such as emphysema.

New research shows that the  30-minute procedure can improve lung function and reduce breathlessness — as a result, patients are also able to exercise more easily.

Up to two million Britons suffer from breathing disorders such as emphysema — these disorders fall under the umbrella term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2107342/Steam-clean-lungs-life.html#ixzz4xNeDRjBY

I THINK I PREFER THE ALTERNATIVE BELOW –

 

Our lungs are the most ignored organ of our body. Daily, they are exposed to killer pollutants and microbes that get deposited from the air you inhale. In the case of smokers, their healthy pink lungs turn black with the deposition of tar in their lungs. Regular detoxification of lungs will help in smooth functioning and help in expulsion of toxins. Take a look at 13 ways you can cleanse your lungs naturally.1. Go cold turkey.VIA IDIVAThe best way to detox your lungs is by quitting smoking. Nicotine and tobacco smoke inhibit lung functions and also put you at risk for lung infections and lung cancer.2. Discard dairy.SHUTTERSTOCKGet rid of all the dairy products, this will help your body exclude the toxins during the cleanse.3. Bring on the green tea!SHUTTERSTOCKDrink a cup of your favourite herbal green tea before bed to release toxins in the intestine that can lead to constipation. Refrain from overloading your lungs with tedious work during this purification process.4. Lemons rule.SHUTTERSTOCKIn a tall glass of warm water, add a quarter cup of lemon juice and drink it before breakfast. You can also opt for a glass of pineapple or cranberry juice instead of lemon juice.5. Drink carrot juice.SHUTTERSTOCKDrink at least 300 ml of carrot juice between breakfast and lunch, so you can alkalise your body for the detox.DON’T MISSPreviousThis Company In Japan Is Planning To Give Extra 6 Paid Leaves To All Non-Smokers641 SHARESPeople Who Smoke Marijuana Often Have 20 Percent More Sex, Claims A 13-Year-Long Research3K SHARES98-Year-Old Mom Moves Into An Old Age Home To Take Care Of Her 80-Year-Old Son!13.6K SHARESHaving A High IQ Puts You At A Higher Risk Of Developing A Mental Illness337 SHARESNo Time To Workout? No Problem. Cycling to work is just as effective as hitting the gym five…Did You Know Marijuana Users Have More Sex?1.4K SHARESHaving A Hard Time Processing Your Emotions? Blame Your Sense Of Smell For It149 SHARESScientists Warn Of A ‘Post-Antibiotic’ Apocalypse That Could Signal The End Of Modern…This Artist Illustrates His Daily Adventures With His Wife Through His Hilarious Sketches!9.1K SHARESDid You Know Your Brain Continues To Work And Is Aware That You’re Dead After You Die?4.3K SHARESNext6. Get your potassium kick.

Source: 13 Ways You Can Purify Your Lungs Naturally – Indiatimes.com

First triple combination inhaler launched for COPD | MIMS online

 

This might be good would like to try it.

Trimbow is a 3-in-1 treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) combining the inhaled corticosteroid beclometasone, the long-acting beta2-agonist formoterol and the long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) glycopyrronium.

Source: First triple combination inhaler launched for COPD | MIMS online