This Website has been created for anyone and everyone that is affected by diabetes. Whether you have diabetes, have a family member or friend that has diabetes, or are just looking for information.
Essentially, this site is about – Awareness, Prevention, Controlling It, Supporting Friends and Family that have it, Ideas and Suggestions towards improving the lives of the people it affects, A community forum to support eachother.
We will thrive to make your life better.
Please note….. This website is for everyone that cares….. you do not have to be diabetic to be a part of our community. If you have a friend or loved one with diabetes, are a healthcare professional that cares, or are just looking for information, this site can be a powerful resource.
Diabetes affects over 26 million Americans of all ages, and millions more have it world wide. Diabetes is a life long disease in which there are higher than normal levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood.
There is no cure for diabetes……YET. Treatment can include medication, diet, and exercise to help control blood sugar and prevent symptoms and problems. Once diagnosed with diabetes, you have it forever – It does not go away. However, with medications, diet and excercise, you can usually lower your sugar levels to be within the normal range. Diet and exercise don’t always work, it helps, but is not a cure.
Some people are born with diabetes, some people get it later in life through bad eating habits, and for others it can be simply a matter of genetics.
Once diagnosed, you will most likely be very scared and worried, expectedly so. I was. Most doctors do not take the time to have a heart to heart conversation with you, but be sure to always speak to your doctor about your diabetes. Different treatments work for different people.
There are many resources to help you learn about the disease. Books, medical journals, the internet (Be careful… not everything you read online is necessarily true).
All people react differently to different treatments, so eventually you need to figure out what is best for you via trial and tribulation.
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