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Complications in Type 1 and Type 2 #Diabetes- #diabetics

Hi all,
readers have been asking me how can they excerise when there meds make them tired? I will put up the streching excersices again. Very low impact, just to get you strated. Also park far from any store you visited. You can get in some good walking.
I am here to give practial advice on managing, controlling and possible reversing diabetes. At the very best stop the progression of this insidious disease.
Yours in Health, Angelbea.

Pilot Bay.

The long-term effects of improperly managed diabetes on your body and internal organs
can be very serious.  The different complications range from eye to heart problems and in
severe cases can cause premature death.

Heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in diabetics.  The best way to prevent damage
to your heart is to follow your diabetic meal plan and participate in some form of physical
activity every day.  By quitting smoking you can decrease the chances of developing any
heart problems later on in life.  Eating a diet low in saturated fats will promote good heart
health and a normal blood pressure too.

If blood sugar levels are not controlled they can lead to serious eye and sight problems
including blindness.  High glucose in your systems will make small veins in your eyes
start to bleed.  A regular check-up with an ophthalmologist to check for any signs of
damage is recommended once per year.  To prevent this, keep your blood sugars under

Kidney failure is most common in diabetics who do not control their blood sugars for
extended periods of time.  When the kidneys fail they are no longer able to clean the
blood.  After kidney failure the only two options for treatment are dialysis (you are
hooked up to a machine that cleans your blood) or a kidney transplant.

Diabetics should take extra care of their gums and teeth as they are more susceptible to
gingivitis and other gum disease.  A semi-annual check up at the dentist with a regular
brushing and flossing routine will help to prevent this disease and the potential loss of
your teeth.

All of these complications can be avoided or lessened by the proper management of your
diabetes.  By following the guidelines set for you by your doctor and checking your blood
sugars daily you can lead a long and healthy life with diabetes.

#Diabetes, #Sex And #Women

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 Today we will will discuss: Sex, Women and Diabetes
  Diabetes and female sexual dysfunction (FSD) tends to get less coverage than male sexual dysfunction but studies have found that the prevalence in women could be as much an issue for women as men.

Sexual dysfunction in women can affect sexual desire and arousal and can also lead to pain during sex.
How diabetes can affect sex for women

Sex can affect women in the following ways:

    Vaginitis (inflammation of the vagina) often caused by yeast infections
    Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) often a result of a urinary tract infection
    Trouble with vaginal lubrication
    Difficulty with arousal of the clitoris
    Pain during sex
    Difficulty achieving orgasm
    Psychological effects

Causes of female sexual dysfunction

Vascular damage (damage to blood vessels) can affect blood supply to the vagina and clitoris which can cause problems with dryness and arousal. Neuropathy (nerve damage) can have a similar effect in that it can reduce sensitivity.

Diabetes can also lead to low oestrogen levels which can also affect lubrication of the vagina.

However, it does not affect your ability to become pregnant.

Psychological reasons can be a common cause of sexual dysfunction in women and can affect relationships.

Diabetes no doubt makes life harder and this can affect one’s sex life in a number of ways including stress, self-image and through to depression.
 Treatments for female sexual dysfunction

If the issues are related to psychological issues then you may benefit from sexual and relationship therapy.

#Amputation and #Diabetes: How to protect your feet- #Diabetics

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Important discussion today group.  Today we will will discuss:  Amputation 101.

Good diabetes management and regular foot care help prevent severe foot sores that are difficult to treat and may require amputation.

Diabetes complications include nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make the feet vulnerable to skin sores (ulcers) that can worsen quickly and are difficult to treat.

The good news is that proper diabetes management and careful foot care can help prevent foot ulcers. In fact, better diabetes care is probably why the rates of lower limb amputations have gone down by more than 50 percent in the past 20 years.

When foot ulcers do develop, it’s important to get prompt care. A non-healing ulcer that causes severe damage to tissues and bone may require surgical removal (amputation) of a toe, foot or part of a leg.

Here’s what you need to know to keep your feet healthy, and what happens if amputation is necessary.

Preventing foot ulcers

The best strategy for preventing complications of diabetes — including foot ulcers — is proper diabetes management with a healthy diet, regular exercise, blood sugar monitoring and adherence to a prescribed medication regimen.

Proper foot care will help prevent problems with your feet and ensure prompt medical care when problems occur. Tips for proper foot care include the following:

Inspect your feet daily.

Check your feet once a day for blisters, cuts, cracks, sores, redness, tenderness or swelling. If you have trouble reaching your feet, use a hand mirror to see the bottoms of your feet. Place the mirror on the floor if it’s too difficult to hold, or ask someone to help you.

Wash your feet daily.

Wash your feet in lukewarm water once a day. Dry them gently, especially between the toes. Use a pumice stone to gently rub the skin over where calluses easily form. Sprinkle talcum powder or cornstarch between your toes to keep the skin dry. Use a moisturizing cream or lotion on the tops and bottoms of your feet to keep the skin soft.

Don’t remove calluses or other foot lesions yourself.

To avoid injury to your skin, don’t use a nail file, nail clipper or scissors on calluses, corns, bunions or warts. Don’t use chemical wart removers. See your doctor or foot specialist (podiatrist) for removal of any of these lesions.

Trim your toenails carefully.

Trim your nails straight across. Carefully file sharp ends with an emery board. Ask for assistance from a caregiver if you are unable to trim your nails yourself.

Don’t go barefoot.

To prevent injury to your feet, don’t go barefoot, even around the house.

Wear clean, dry socks. Wear socks made of fibers that pull sweat away from your skin, such as cotton and special acrylic fibers — not nylon. Avoid socks with tight elastic bands that reduce circulation, as well as thick bulky socks that often fit poorly and irritate your skin.

Buy shoes that fit properly.

Buy comfortable shoes that provide support and cushioning for the heel, arch and ball of the foot. Avoid tightfitting shoes and high heels or narrow shoes that crowd your toes. If one foot is bigger than the other, buy shoes in the larger size.

Your doctor may recommend specially designed shoes (orthopedic shoes) that fit the exact shape of your feet, cushion your feet and evenly distribute weight on your feet.

Don’t smoke.

Smoking impairs circulation and reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood. These circulatory problems can result in more-severe wounds and poor healing. Talk to your doctor if you need help to quit smoking.

Schedule regular foot checkups.

Your doctor or podiatrist can inspect your feet for early signs of nerve damage, poor circulation or other foot problems. Schedule foot exams at least once a year or more often if recommended by your doctor.

Take foot injuries seriously.

Contact your doctor if you have a foot sore that doesn’t quickly begin to heal or other persistent problems with your feet. Your doctor will inspect your foot to make a diagnosis and prescribe the appropriate course of treatment.


Controlling blood sugar levels is crucial for any diabetic’s health.

5 #Diet Tweaks That Will Cut Your #Diabetes Risk

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If someone you love has ever struggled with the scourge of diabetes, you know what a devastating disease it can be.
Roughly 25.8 million Americans have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, and pre-diabetes — higher than normal blood glucose levels, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes — affects one in three U.S. adults over the age of 20. Diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, kidney disease and stroke, and its other complications include blindness, amputation, impotence and nerve damage.
But type 2 diabetes is a relatively preventable disease if you live a healthy lifestyle and learn to Eat It to Beat It. Several studies suggest that belly fat is most strongly correlated with risk factors such as insulin resistance, which sets the stage for the disease, and reducing belly fat through exercise and a healthy diet are the two best ways to prevent and manage the disease.
While you’re at it, consider adopting these healthy dietary habits to help reduce your risk.
Eat red fruits
A recent study suggests that eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory flavonoids, particularly anthocyanins—compounds that give fruits their red or purple color, could offer protection from type 2 diabetes.
Researchers from the University of East Anglia analyzed questionnaires and blood samples of about 2,000 people and found that those with the highest intakes of flavonoids, particularly from berries and red grapes, had lower insulin resistance and better blood glucose regulation.
Reach for pumpkin seeds
A study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that people who consumed the most magnesium in foods and from vitamin supplements (200 milligrams per 1,000 calories) were about half as likely to develop diabetes over the next 20 years as people who took in the least magnesium (100 milligrams per 1,000 calories). Large clinical trials testing the effects of magnesium on diabetes risk are needed to determine whether a causal relationship truly exists.
Researchers also found that as magnesium intake rose, levels of several markers of inflammation decreased, as did resistance to the effects of the key blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin. Higher blood levels of magnesium also were linked to a lower degree of insulin resistance.
Pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate are two of the best food sources. Pair one-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds with just one square of 70 percent chocolate, and your daily need is met!
Eat the whole thing
Simply swap a glass of apple juice for a whole apple and you’ll not only dodge a ton of added sugar and additives, but you may also lower your risk for diabetes, according to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health.
Researchers found that people who ate at least two servings each week of certain whole fruits — particularly blueberries, grape, and apples — reduced their risk for type 2 diabetes by as much as 23 percent in comparison to those who ate less than one serving per month. Conversely, those who consumed one or more servings of fruit juice each day increased their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 21 percent.
Swapping three glasses of juice a week with three servings of whole fruit was associated with a 7 percent risk reduction! The high glycemic index of fruit juice, which passes through the digestive system more rapidly than fiber-rich fruit, may explain the results.
Ditch acid
A study of more than 60,000 women found that an acidic diet that includes more animal products and processed foods than fruit and vegetables was linked to a number of metabolic problems including a reduction in insulin sensitivity. According to the study, women with an “acid load” in the top quartile had a 56 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with the bottom quartile.
Alkaline foods like vegetables, fruits and tea counter acidity.
Give red meat the red light

Fighting Pain, #Inflammation, #Arthritis

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 Today I will discuss: What is Ginger and How is it Used?

Ginger is a rhizome, and is akin to a carrot with multiple stems. It is remarkably simple to use. It is available as a powder which can add instant flavor to favorite dishes such as soups and chili. In addition, fresh ginger is available here to be used sliced or grated and cooked.

Healthy Eating Tips: How to Add Ginger to Your Day

Ginger is adding international style and flair to dishes in fashionable restaurants, so why not bring some of that great flavor home to your kitchen? After these tips, please see below for a recipe featuring ginger.

Ginger is used often in Chinese cuisine, where it gives dishes a touch of spiciness. In the U.S., ginger is widely available as a powdered spice, and this makes a handy pantry item. Fresh ginger provides even more flavor and aroma and can be found right in your supermarket. Look for fresh ginger that is firm to the touch and not wilted, dried out or moldy. Choose fresh ginger that is organically grown in the U.S.

To use fresh ginger, remove the dark peel and cut a section of the light colored root. Finely chop the ginger and it is ready to use in recipes for cooked dishes.

Making Fresh Ginger Tea

Fresh ginger tea can be made by adding finely chopped ginger to boiled water, letting it steep for 2-3 minutes, and then straining out the ginger.

Learn about many more herbs here: Herb Guide

And don't forget about including anti-inflammatory foods like ginger in your routine. Here is a recipe featuring ginger from my book, The Fat Resistance Diet, an anti-inflammatory program.

Vegetarian Curry

Here is a family style recipe that uses several powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients, and features cruciferous veggies and antioxidant-rich beans.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 teaspoons ginger, minced
1 cup crushed tomatoes
3 cups water
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 cups cauliflower florets
2 cups cooked kidney or garbanzo beans
1 cup peas
1/2 cup parsley, chopped

1. In a large heavy-bottomed pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add onion, garlic and ginger. Sauté for about 5 minutes on medium. Add crushed tomatoes, water, turmeric, cumin, cardamom, salt and black pepper, stirring to mix.

2. Add the cauliflower, beans and peas, stirring to coat with sauce. Cover pot and simmer for 7-8 minutes, until cauliflower is fork tender. Add parsley, stirring to combine, and then serve over rice, quinoa, or millet. Serves 4.

I hope you enjoy the healthy pleasure of ginger this wintertime.
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Dealing with #Diabetes to Enjoy Healthy Aging-#diabetes

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Learning to deal with diabetes is never easy. It is bad enough we have to live in a greed-based world filled with confusion, violence, media junk, and so on. Still, those with diabetes can live healthy providing they adhere to diet, medications and exercise. Diabetes is a serious condition. The disease is the mother of all disease in the world and it is a killer. 

What is diabetes? 
Diabetes is a disease that you can get if you do not eat right or take care of your body. Genetics play a part in diabetes as well. In fact, hereditary is a hard cause of the problem. The disease can cause blindness. The disease can lead to amputation of legs, or feet. Diabetes is a disease that when your body does not produce enough insulin to break down sugar in the bloodstream. Diabetes includes two types, yet various levels are considered. Diabetes includes Diabetes Insipidus and Mellitus. 

The first diabetes is where your body is incapable of producing enough insulin to do what its supposed to do. This type of diabetes is treatable. You will need medications, exercise and strict diet to maintain your health. Diabetes Mellitus has five types. Each type results from insulin interruptions whereas the system is disrupted. The disruption causes chaos within the body’s ability to function. The body cannot act naturally and it takes insulin shots to treat this condition depending on the type. 

How would I know that I have this disease called diabetes?
If you go to your doctors on a regular basis, your doctor will monitor your health. If you have family history of diabetes, let your doctor know so he/she can conduct random testing. A glucose test is necessary to find diabetes. Blood lab tests are useful also to spot diabetes. 

What you should watch for? 
Drinking but not filling your thirst quench. If you feel fatigue often and don’t know, then you should be tested. Diabetes, depending on the type makes a person feels weak, endure pain, lose weight, gain weight, etc. The disease is so confusing to the bodily functions that it doesn’t know the direction to head. 

What can I do to help me not to get this disease?
No one has control over disease but you. If you adhere to regular checkups, the doctor can spot the disease at an early stage, which the disease then can be managed. You need to eat right and do excises daily to help maintain your weight, since diabetes takes delight in feeding the disease to the point of death. 

What happens to those with diabetes? 
Unfortunately, the disease is not partial. The disease targets young and old alike. Once the disease develops it puts the person at risk of blindness.

Some people lose their legs or other limbs resulting from diabetes. Most people with diabetes are at risk of kidney failure. If you already have diabetes then listen to your doctor and follow all instructions. One of the top recommendations to diabetes patients is to consume much fluids. Your body is losing fluids as diabetes drains your bodily organs of its natural elements. You will also need to avoid saturated fat foods and basic sugars. In addition, your doctor will need to test you regularly to control your illness. 

You want to take care when diabetes is present since it can lead to meningitis, headaches, tachycardia, dehydration, muscle weakness, pain, and so on. In addition, you may endure blurred vision, sexual dysfunctions, slow healing, and so on. Again, diabetes is a killer; so take care of your health.

#Ebola Intro: #Ebolaoutbreak

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I write and investigate the truth about the deadly Ebola virus and ask critical questions about the outbreak. The first case in America was confirmed just a few weeks ago at a Dallas, TX hospital and according to reports a second person is already being monitored who came in close contact with the first. Another report indicated that an Ebola infection was possible in the state of Hawaii. Another in Washington DC. And now according to multiple sources, up to 100 more people are being monitored for Ebola in Dallas where the original outbreak occurred.

Note: Texas Ebola Patient Thomas Eric Duncan Has Died. Oct 8, 2014, 1:02 PM ET a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.
With an incubation period of roughly 2-21 days and an infection rate doubling every 15-20 days in Countries like Liberia (according to the CDC) it is anyone’s guess how many more people will be infected by the time you watch this video.
The Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and the President of the United States all assure us that the deadly Ebola virus will be stopped, contained and quarantined. But what if it’s not? What if they’re wrong? And what if the disease continues to spread?
I’d like to emphasize that our intent isn’t to scare you with this video but to provide you with key information and ask critical questions of the outbreak. For example, how is the Ebola response currently being handled by our government and health agencies? Is the response adequate? Have authorities prepared for a worst-case scenario and are safeguards properly in place? Can we be confident that if a worst-case scenario does occur we are prepared for it?

Please note that in a time of crisis, we can expect our government, public officials and media to be less than transparent. It is why we, the alternative media must ask critical questions and question the official narrative. We must investigate all possibilities and keep our minds open. Our very lives may depend on it. We sincerely hope that this horrific disease is contained and that our government is telling us the truth. But as was the basis for the founding of this great nation, we the people must question our leadership and have a healthy distrust of our government. After all, what is in the best interest of rulers and kings isn’t always in the best interest of the people.

#Ebola – dogs digging up corpses of virus victims

#Ebola – dogs digging up corpses of virus victims and feasting on the remains, then carrying the infection with them wherever they go next.
NEW YORK – A horrifying threat has surfaced in the fight West Africans are waging against the epidemic of Ebola – dogs digging up corpses of virus victims and feasting on the remains, then carrying the infection with them wherever they go next.
Dogs Eat Dead Ebola Victims from Graves
A recent report in the Mail Online in the U.K. said villagers in Liberia were complaining dogs were found digging up the corpses of Ebola victims buried in shallow graves and eating them in the street.
“Furious residents of Johnsonville Township, outside capital Monrovia, raised the alarm after packs of wild dogs were spotted digging up corpses from a specially designated ‘Ebola graveyard,’ dragging them into the open and feeding on their flesh,” the Mail Online noted.
“Now fears are mounting that the dogs – which cannot grow sick from the strain of Ebola running rampant through West Africa but can carry it – will be able to pass it on to humans through licking or biting.”

Benefits of a Healthy #Diabetic #Diet- #Diabetes
Wellness and Longevity info that can be used today!
Benefits of eating a healthy diet are for everyone but for a diabetic there can be even more reasons to follow a nutritious meal plan.  Keeping a stable blood glucose level is the
biggest reason for a diabetic to follow a diabetic diet.  It takes commitment and patience to stick with the diet and plan out all meals each week.  But the more that it is done the
easier it will become.


Another benefit of eating a healthy diabetic diet is reducing the amount of insulin that is needed.  

Making good carbohydrate choices and lean meats you will lower the insulin requirements for your body.  The foods you eat all affect on your blood sugars and when you do not choose the best foods for your body it will need more insulin to process them.
In addition to extra insulin requirements, you will suffer from high blood sugars also known as hyperglycemia.  This condition can have serious long-term effects on your body and its organs.

Continuing with a healthy diet and combining it with regular exercise you can lose excess body weight.  This too is good for your insulin requirements and blood glucose levels.  By incorporating exercising into your daily routine you can give your body’s
metabolism a boost and help it process the foods you are eating.  When the foods you take in are healthy choices your body is going to function better.

If you do not follow a healthy diet you can suffer from:

*    Low blood sugar from not eating enough – hyperglycemia
*    High blood sugar from eating too much or eating the wrong foods –
*    Gain weigh and in turn increase your daily insulin requirement
*    Lack the energy needed to exercise on a regular basis

Eating well can help control your diabetes and prolong your life expectancy.


How to Beat #Diabetes Naturally: #Diet (Food) and Other Natural Remedies

The best way to defeat a lifestyle disease such as diabetes you have to stop what is causing it and take up habits that promote good health.

I would also recommend another natural remedies expert, Agatha Thrash MD , she too promotes the use of diet in treating diabetes. Dr Agatha Thrash of Uchee Pines Institute says, "for over 70 years, traditional treatment for diabetes was a high fat, low carbohydrate diet with insulin by injection, or pills by mouth. Justification for prescribing the high fat diet was that it keeps the blood sugar from rising too much after a meal, and it prevents too much sugar from spilling into the urine. But the disadvantages of fatty diets far outweigh the advantages. This type of diet does not reduce blood sugar, nor the insulin requirement to handle the excess sugar. In fact, it tends to make the body less sensitive to insulin and induces resistance to it. Elevation of blood fats leads to hardening of the arteries. It promotes the accumulation of ketone bodies in the body tissue and fluids, and accelerates aging."
Other diets that have been used to control diabetes are high protein, high carbohydrate and high fiber diets. Protein diets seem to prevent a significant rise in blood sugar, but are "impractical, monotonous, expensive, promote kidney and liver failure and hardening of the arteries, and are usually high in fat," hence not recommended.

Refined carbohydrate diets (sugar, white flour, white rice, etc.) are rapidly absorbed, elevating the blood sugar after meals, as well as increasing triglycerides. Such a diet is a detriment in treating diabetes, and is no treatment at all. However, when complex carbohydrates--whole grain bread and cereals, brown rice, bran, fruit, vegetables and no refined sugar--compose most of the meal, the disadvantages of a high carbohydrate diet disappear. The body better utilizes the carbohydrate and glucose in the food. When mildly diabetic persons switch from 45% refined carbohydrates to 85% complex carbohydrates, their glucose tolerance test improves.

Most Americans on a high meat diet eat between 14 and 20 grams of plant fiber every day. The ideal vegetarian diet provides 65-70 grams. Insulin must hook up on one side with sugar (glucose), and the other side must slide into insulin "docking sites" (receptors) on cells. For sugar to be properly utilized, the docking sites must be filled with insulin. Here is another advantage of a high fiber diet--the fiber increases the number of docking sites. Obese individuals have fewer insulin receptors, hence fewer sites for sugar-hooked insulin to slide into. Fasting for several days, until the blood glucose returns to normal, multiplies insulin docking sites. This usually takes three to five days, and should be done only in type II (or "adult onset") diabetics. Type I diabetics should never fast. If the person is obese, fasting for a day or two a week, non-consecutively, can be very helpful for diabetic control.

Follow along, for more tips and advice to crush diabetes.

Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women At Risk For #Diabetes

Being born at a low birth weight puts black women at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

The findings may partly explain high diabetes rates among black Americans, a population that has a high prevalence of low birth weight, the researchers added.
Their study of more than 21,000 black women found that those with a low birth weight were 13 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with a normal birth weight. The risk of diabetes was 40 percent higher in those with a very low birth weight.
Low birth weight was defined as less than 5.5 pounds and very low birth weight as less than 3.3 pounds.

A woman’s body weight did not appear to affect the link between low birth weight and increased diabetes risk. Those who weren’t obese still had a higher risk of diabetes if they had a low or very low birth weight.
While the study found an association between birth weight and diabetes risk, it did not prove a cause-and-effect link.
The researchers pointed to two possible reasons for the association: When a newborn body lacks nutrition, it reprograms itself so it can absorb more of what nutrition it does get and that could raise the risk for diabetes later in life; and certain gene mutations may affect the body’s ability to make insulin, which would lead to a low birth weight and an increased chance for diabetes in adulthood.
The study was published Aug. 21 in the journal Diabetes Care.
“African-American women are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and also have higher rates of low birth weight than white women,” Edward Ruiz-Narvaez, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, said in a university news release.
“Our study shows a clear relationship between birth weight and diabetes that highlights the importance of further research for this at-risk group,” he added.

Motivation to Lose Weight for #Diabetics- #diabetes

When you are diabetic you have probably read in many places and have heard from your
doctor how beneficial it is for you to lose weight.  But that doesn’t make it any easier to
do.  It is difficult to do, but everyone is right; you will reap many benefits from losing
weight including managing your diabetes and blood glucose levels.

If you are already motivated to lose weight and just don’t know where to begin, make an
appointment with your doctor or diabetes educator.  They can provide you with
information on a healthy eating plan and approve the type of exercises you should begin
with.  Getting the okay from your doctor before starting any physical routine is a good
idea so you do not over-do it at the beginning creating more harm than good.

If you have tried to lose weight before and know that it is a hard road, you may find the
motivation you need through a support group.  Having a network to back you up when
you are having a hard day or the commitment of meeting someone at the gym can get you
through the rough patches ahead.

As you reach certain milestones in your weight loss journey set reward points for yourself
as motivation.  You may decide to reward yourself when you lose 10 pounds or it might
be going for a walk 5 times in one week – whatever you need help with.  Your reward
can be anything that will make you work harder – renting a movie, a new pair of shoes –
make it special.

As you continue to lose weight and become more active keep a careful eye on your blood
sugars and insulin requirements.  You may find that you are requiring less insulin as you
drop the pounds.  Keep in contact with your doctor and update him on your progress.