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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Healthy Food For Diabetics

Healthy Food For Diabetics

Once you got diabetes, it is not an option to not control your food intake. It is ironic that diabetes which is related with obesity and eating lifestyle could also be control with  food, but certain special food which have unique natural ingredient in a way that make them healthy food for diabetics.


These are Healthy Food For Diabetics:


Bitter Gourd
Bitter gourd is a vegetable which naturally contain plant insulin. Juice of fresh bitter gourd, if consumed twice a day greatly helps in controlling the level of blood glucose. In Malaysia it is known as jering arab or peria katak.


Cinnamon
Spice famously link with Indian and South East Asia cuisine also have natural insulin. Other than normally used in food ingredient, its specific preparation for diabetes treatment is not scientifically known.
A study at the Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, found that if you use ½ teaspoon of cinnamon daily, it can make cells more sensitive to insulin. Therefore, the study says, the cells convert blood sugar to energy.

After 40 days of taking various amount of cinnamon extract, diabetics experienced not only lower blood sugar spikes after eating, but major improvements in signs of heart health. And you can sprinkle cinnamon on just about anything.



Saffron


Saffron flower (Crocus Sativus) has long been cultivated and used for various purposes since medieval time. Its stigma is the most beneficial part which is used as spice in culinary and have various health benefit too. Saffron has health benefits and ability to control blood sugar level for diabetes patient.  This also related to its ability to be as blood purifier and anti-inflammatory. Saffron as blood purifier also helps in increasing the oxygen content of the blood thereby aiding in the overall health.  This health benefit of saffron is very crucial to diabetes patients in which their sugar rich blood is bad for blood vessel, nerve and kidney. In long term the high blood sugar level condition will damaging nerve in organs that will eventually lead to kidney failure, deteriorating vision, blood vessel and heart damage. Maintaining good blood ph is important for our health and well being which Saffron is beneficial in treating blood acidity, thus would help in relieving inflammation of arthritis along with providing relief from joint pains. Saffron  health benefit to diabetes patient not exhausted in controlling blood sugar level but also to ensure overall well being and important organ health which usually affected by diabetes. Saffron is cultivated in Spain, Middle East, Kashmir and Iran is the main producer with more than 80% of world’s production. Saffron in Arabic is known as Zafaran or Za'afaran








Gymnema Sylvester
Gymnema Sylvester is an ayuvedic herb. Indian expert strongly recommend the diabetics to consume around 4gm of Gymnema Sylvester daily

Jamun Seed
Powder of Jamun seed if consumed with honey daily  could reverse the diabetic condition

Raw Garlic
Raw Garlic is most commonly used spice, consuming raw garlic helps to lower down the level of blood glucose.

Fenugreek
Fenugreek is an Indian herb. It has been clinically proven that consumption of 3gm fenugreek daily could helps diabetec control diabetes's sympton.

Amla
Amla juice mixed with bitter gourd juice helps prevent dangerous spike of blood glucose level.. High blod glucose level will lead to various diabetic complications.

Neem Leaves
A handful of neem seeds are healthy for diabetics

Vinegar
Vinegar has the ability to drastically  reduce the formation of spike in blood glucose level.



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Monday, August 2, 2010

Diabetes Meningkat Di Malaysia

Professor Datuk Dr. Khalid Abdul Kadir dari Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia memberi amaran bahawa lebih banyak rakyat Malaysia akan menghidapi Diabetes! Menurut beliau penyakit diabetes atau kencing manis ini telah meningkat dengan mendadak di Malaysia dan memberi peringatan kepada semua, samada persediaan mencukupi untuk menghadapi situasi ini.

Di Malaysia statistik menunjukkan hanya 4 peratus penduduk menghidapi diabetes pada tahun 1984 dan 6.5 peratus pada tahun 1990, melonjak kepada 20 peratus dalam tahun 2008 yang menunjukkan peningkatan sebanyak 250 peratus dalam masa 20 tahun! Tambah Dr Khalid lagi bahawa seorang dalam tujuh rakyat Malaysia sekarang adalah pengidap Diabetes. Lebih membimbangkan lebih ramai penduduk berumur dibawah 45 tahun mengidap diabetes, ini bermakna penyakit diabetes / kencing manis bukan lagi penyakit esklusif oarng tua, orang muda sekarang juga tidak terkecuali malah makin ramai yang mengidap diabetes / kencing manis ini. Malah Orang Asli pun sekarang ada yang mengidap Diabetes! ini dapat dilihat dikalangan Orang Asli yang telah meninggalkan kehidupan sebagai pemburu dan peneroka hasil hutan kepada menjalani kehidupan di pusat penempatan baru Orang Asli. Ye la Orang Asli pun dah pandai makan gula sekarang..

Dalam isu yang berkaitan , merujuk kepada kajian "National Health and Morbidity Survey 2006"/ NHMS 2006 menunjukkan data bahawa 14.9% rakyat Malaysia mengidap Diabetes, 42.6% mengidap penyakit Darah Tinggi, 29.1% melebihi berat badan sihat dan 14.4% adalah gemuk / obesiti.

Gaya hidup tidak sihat menjadi punca utama peningkatan ini, memang dah tahu pun kan? namun perubahan gaya hidup moden kini yang memperkenalkan kita cara pemakanan segera dan diproses, perubahan ekonomi, tekanan hidup dan pekerjaan /profession baru hanya lebih menyusahkan kita untuk mengamalkan cara hidup sihat. Itu semua menjadi halangan, tetapi yang penting dalah kemahuan dan disiplin untuk amalkan cara hidup sihat aktif.. betul kannnn

 Sumber : http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/15bet/Article#ixzz0vSGUPYbd




KUALA LUMPUR: Holding high positions in the public and private sectors comes with a price -- diabetes.



The National Health and Morbidity Survey 2006 revealed that the national prevalence of diabetes among senior officers and managers was 15.9 per cent, the second highest after the unemployed (16.1 per cent).


Housewives ranked third with 14.2 per cent followed by those under the technical and associates category (12.1 per cent), machine operators and assemblers (11.7 per cent), services and shop workers (10.7 per cent) and professionals (10 per cent).


Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Khalid Abdul Kadir said there was a "diabetic explosion" in Malaysia and wondered whether enough was being done to stop it.


He said an example could be seen among the Malays in Tanjung Karang, Selangor.


The prevalence was four per cent in 1984 and 6.5 per cent in 1990. Two years ago, it shot up to 20 per cent.


In Malaysia, the prevalence of the disease was one to two per cent in 1960, 6.3 per cent in 1985, 8.3 per cent in 1996 and 14.9 per cent in 2006. In just 20 years, it has increased to 250 per cent.


Dr Khalid said one in seven adults in Malaysia was a diabetic.


The NHMS 2006 revealed that 14.9 per cent of Malaysians were diabetic, 42.6 per cent were hypertensive, 29.1 per cent were overweight and 14.4 per cent were obese.


"The worrying trend is that more people below the age of 45 are getting diabetes," said Dr Khalid, who is also a professor of medicine at Monash University.


He said with modernisation and economic progress, there would be an explosion of "metabolic catastrophe" in Asia, including Malaysia, due to obesity, hypertension and diabetes.


In 1990, he said the prevalence of obesity and diabetes among the Orang Asli, the hunter-gatherers in the jungle fringes of Pahang or in settlements at Carey Islands and Ulu Langat outside Kuala Lumpur was zero. But over the years, the Institute for Medical Research found that five per cent of the resettled Orang Asli had diabetes.


Dr Khalid attributed the growing number of diabetic cases to the lack of physical activity and excess calories accumulation as one ages.


"As the population ages, we are going to see more people with diabetes," he said, adding that diabetes, hypertension and obesity seldom killed a person but they contributed to heart diseases.


He said the problem could only be overcome through lifestyle modifications, such as weight loss, regular physical activity and dietary changes. He added that the time had come to create awareness of the disease among Malaysians.


Read more: Diabetes hits top ranks http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/15bet/Article#ixzz0vSGUPYbd

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Rawatan Diabetes

Genap setahun setelah rawatan diabetes pembedahan kaki di klinik Care 4 U pada bulan April 2009. Pemulihan memang cepat dalam masa sebulan dua selepas pembedahan. Namun semuanya bergantung kepada kadar penjagaan yang rapi. Selepas 2-3 bulan selepas rawatan diebetes (pembedahan) bila dah boleh berjalan kita mula lah ambik mudah  dari segi pengjagaan makanan, gula, ubat dan sebagainya. Namun Alhamdulillah genap setahun setelah rawatan diabetes tersebut kaki ayah telah pulih sepenuhnya biarpun tidak lagi seperti dulu namun kesan dari pembedahan rawatan diabetes telah pulih sepenuhnya.



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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Rawatan Ulat Lalat Untuk Rawat Ulcer Diabetes

Agak menjijikkan tapi sebenarnya amat bermanfaat. Dokumentari Majalah 3 semalam 3hb Julai 2010 berkenaan  kaedah terbaru untuk merawat luka kaki diabetes memberi pendedahan dan memberi peluang baru / kaedah alternatif bagi pesakit diabetes dalam merawat luka/ulcer diabetes. Walaupun agak jijik dan pelik namun ia lebih baik dari menghadapi anggota badan di potong seperti kata salah seorang pesakit yang telah menerima rawatan tersebut.. Rawatan yang dipelopori oleh penyelidik di IMR (Institut of Medical Research Malaysia) dan Hospital Kuala Lumpur HKL ini telah terbukti mampu membantu dalam proeses rawatan ulcer kaki diabetes. Bagaimana ulat lalat ini membantu dalam proses rawatan kaki diabetes tersebut? ini caranya- luka seorang pesakit diabetes sukar sembuh disebabkan kerosakan saraf dan kadar gula yang tinggi dalam darah. Luka yang kecil bagi pesakit diabetes boleh merebak dan sukar sembuh. Ulat digunakan untuk memakan sel-sel mati ditempat luka dan ini akan mendedahkan sel-sel hidup dan menggalakkan pertumbuhan sel sel baru. Ulat-ulat terpilih akan diletakkan dalam kawasan luka pesakit diabetes, dibalut dan akan dibiarkan dalam masa 48jam. Pesakit dibenarkan balik ke rumah meneruskan rutin seperti biasa. Selepas 48jam pesakit akan kembali untuk proses memcuci luka dan penukaran ulat. Rawatan alternatif ini nampak menunjukkan keberkesanan berdasarkan keputusan rawatan ke atas pesakit pesakit yang telah menerima rawatan.Tentu ramai yang skeptical tentang bagaimana ulat yang selalunya dikaitkan dengan sesuatu yang kotor dan busuk boleh membantu merawat luka / ulcer kaki diabetes? orang ramai tak perlu bimbang tentang jangkitan kerana setiap ulat yang digunakan dalam proses rawatan ini telah dipilih dan disterile bermula dari proses pemilihan telur lagi. Bukan sebarang jenis lalat yang boleh digunakan. Jenih lalat yang terpilih akan diternak di makmal IMR seterusnya proses bertelur, incubation dan penetasan telur adalah dilakukan dalam persekitaran yang terkawal. Namun rawatan ini masih lagi hanya available ni HKL. Tahniah kepada penyelidikdi IMR dan doktor pakar HKL seperti Dr. Harikrisha Ketua Unit Pengjagaan Kaki Diabetes.

selepas 6 kali sesi terapi ulat dan rawatan kebuk udara dalam masa 30 hari kaki pesakit menunjukan pemulihan yang amat ketara

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ubat Natural Diabetes

Pagi ini semasa bertugas, saya berjumpa dengan seorang pelanggan yang juga seorang pesakit diabetes / kencing manis selama lebih 30 tahun. Beliau iaitu En. Yau telah disahkan sebagai pesakit diabetes / kencing manis sejak berumur 20an. Apa yang menarik adalah pengetahuan dan disiplin En. Yau dalam mengawal penyakit beliau samada secara diet atau ubatan. Beliau memang tak lokek berkongsi pengetahuan tentang mengawal penyakit kencing manis. Salah satu amalan beliau adalah memakan sejenis daun secara mentah, terkejut jugak beliau dengan  susah payah sudi untuk membawa dan memberi anak pokok tersebut pada saya. Beliau sendiri tidak tahu nama pokok tersebut. Saya mencuba makan sehelai daun tersebut dapati ia rasa sedikit pahit / payau..
Siapa pembaca yang tahu nama pokok ini boleh lah bagitahu saya.. harap anak pokok ni dapat tumbuh dengan baik..



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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Diabetes patient's log after foot gangren operation

Unfortunately My Dad (a diabetes patient) has to go for operation to remove three of his foot fingers. It start with whole foot  swollen without really knowing the right cause. First visit to clinic, Doctor only prescribe antibiotic with instruction to follow up after few days. Just in short time it worsen, gangren start showing and so fast. Only after at Care4U clinics the real cause was discovered. But its already too late to save the fingers. What is the cause? it turn out that it start from a small wound on foot sole.. may be because of torn but the skin heal properly but inside  it was infected, then infection spread to the above area - that was the real cause of the swollen. If this was discovered and treated early, my Dad still could keep his foot finger.. Worsen, fuss flow from top of the foot. Government hospital only solution  is to amputate up to ankle.. Surely i would not agree to that.. its all too fast and stressful. After several visit to alternatives clinics and doctors finally we agree to seek treatment at Care4U clinics... at least dad could still have his foot..



before operation



one week after operation




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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES

The classical symptoms of DM (diabetes mellitus)are polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger).[11] Symptoms may develop quite rapidly (weeks or months) in type 1 diabetes, particularly in children. However, in type 2 diabetes symptoms usually develop much more slowly and may be subtle or completely absent. Type 1 diabetes may also cause a rapid yet significant weight loss (despite normal or even increased eating) and irreducible mental fatigue. All of these symptoms except weight loss can also manifest in type 2 diabetes in patients whose diabetes is poorly controlled, although unexplained weight loss may be experienced at the onset of the disease. Final diagnosis is made by measuring the blood glucose concentration.

When the glucose concentration in the blood is raised beyond its renal threshold (about 10 mmol/L, although this may be altered in certain conditions, such as pregnancy), reabsorption of glucose in the proximal renal tubuli is incomplete, and part of the glucose remains in the urine (glycosuria). This increases the osmotic pressure of the urine and inhibits reabsorption of water by the kidney, resulting in increased urine production (polyuria) and increased fluid loss. Lost blood volume will be replaced osmotically from water held in body cells and other body compartments, causing dehydration and increased thirst.

Prolonged high blood glucose causes glucose absorption, which leads to changes in the shape of the lenses of the eyes, resulting in vision changes; sustained sensible glucose control usually returns the lens to its original shape. Blurred vision is a common complaint leading to a diabetes diagnosis; type 1 should always be suspected in cases of rapid vision change, whereas with type 2 change is generally more gradual, but should still be suspected.

Patients (usually with type 1 diabetes) may also initially present with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), an extreme state of metabolic dysregulation characterized by the smell of acetone on the patient's breath; a rapid, deep breathing known as Kussmaul breathing; polyuria; nausea; vomiting and abdominal pain; and any of many altered states of consciousness or arousal (such as hostility and mania or, equally, confusion and lethargy). In severe DKA, coma may follow, progressing to death. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a medical emergency and requires immediate hospitalization.

A rarer but equally severe possibility is hyperosmolar nonketotic state, which is more common in type 2 diabetes and is mainly the result of dehydration due to loss of body water. Often, the patient has been drinking extreme amounts of sugar-containing drinks, leading to a vicious circle in regard to the water loss.

A number of skin rashes can occur in diabetes that are collectively known as diabetic dermadromes.

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WHAT IS DIABETES?

The Balance of Glucose and Insulin:


Diabetes is a disorder that affects the way your body uses food for energy. Normally, the sugar you take in is digested and broken down to a simple sugar, known as glucose. The glucose then circulates in your blood where it waits to enter cells to be used as fuel. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps move the glucose into cells. A healthy pancreas adjusts the amount of insulin based on the level of glucose. But, if you have diabetes, this process breaks down, and blood sugar levels become too high.



There are two main types of full-blown diabetes. People with Type 1 diabetes are completely unable to produce insulin. People with Type 2 diabetes can produce insulin, but their cells don't respond to it. In either case, the glucose can't move into the cells and blood glucose levels can become high. Over time, these high glucose levels can cause serious complications.



Pre-Diabetes:

Pre-diabetes means that the cells in your body are becoming resistant to insulin or your pancreas is not producing as much insulin as required. Your blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be called diabetes. This is also known as "impaired fasting glucose" or "impaired glucose tolerance". A diagnosis of pre-diabetes is a warning sign that diabetes will develop later. The good news: You can prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes by losing weight, making changes in your diet and exercising.



What is Pre-Diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes:

A person with Type 1 diabetes can't make any insulin. Type 1 most often occurs before age 30, but may strike at any age. Type 1 can be caused by a genetic disorder. The origins of Type 1 are not fully understood, and there are several theories. But all of the possible causes still have the same end result: The pancreas produces very little or no insulin anymore. Frequent insulin injections are needed for Type 1.



Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin and Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes:

A person with Type 2 diabetes has adequate insulin, but the cells have become resistant to it. Type 2 usually occurs in adults over 35 years old, but can affect anyone, including children. The National Institutes of Health state that 95 percent of all diabetes cases are Type 2. Why? It's a lifestyle disease, triggered by obesity, a lack of exercise, increased age and to some degree, genetic predisposition.



Type 2 Diabetes

Top 6 Risk Factors For Type 2 Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes:

Gestational diabetes (GD) affects about 4 percent of all pregnant women. It usually appears during the second trimester and disappears after the birth of the baby.

Like Type 1 and Type 2, your body can't use glucose effectively and blood glucose levels get too high. When GD is not controlled, complications can affect both you and your baby. Your doctor will help you work out a diet and exercise plan, and possibly medication. Having GD increases your risk for developing it again during future pregnancies and also raises your risk of Type 2 diabetes later in life.

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Pills for Diabetes


Types of pills for Diabetes


Several types of pills are prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes:

Metformin helps reduce LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and is not associated with weight gain, and is the only antidiabetic drug that has been conclusively shown to prevent the cardiovascular complications of diabetes. As of 2010, metformin is one of only two oral antidiabetics in the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines (the other being glibenclamide).

Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors prevent the breakdown of starches, such as bread, potatoes, and pasta in the intestine. They also slow the breakdown of some sugars. Their action slows the rise in blood glucose levels after a meal.

Biguanides reduce the amount of sugar produced by the liver and make muscle tissue more sensitive to insulin so that sugar can be absorbed.

DPP-4 inhibitors help improve A1C without causing low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). They work by preventing the breakdown of a naturally occurring compound in the body.

Sulfonylureas and meglitinides stimulate the beta cells in the pancreas to release more insulin. Example of medcine that contain / categorized as sulfonylureas is Gliclazide 

Thiazolidinediones help insulin work better in the muscle and fat and also reduce the liver’s sugar production. They target insulin resistance.


Lovastatin is in a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors ( a member of the drug class of statins) used for lowering cholesterol (hypolipidemic agent) in those with hypercholesterolemia and so preventing cardiovascular disease. Lovastatin is a naturally occurring drug found in food such as oyster mushrooms and red yeast rice. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body. As bad diabetes's blood which is high in sugar could cause damage to blood vessels wall then increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, lovastatin normally prescribed to diabetes patient to reduce the risk. It is advisable to use lovastatin together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of cholesterol (a fat-like substance) and other fatty substances in the blood.

Diabetes pills don't work for everyone. Although you may find that your blood glucose levels go down when you start taking pills, your blood sugar levels may not reach the normal range.
What are the chances that diabetes pills will work for you? Your chances are good if you developed diabetes recently or have needed little or no insulin to keep your blood glucose levels near normal. This information of pills for diabetes is for my personal record and future reference

For record - pills taken during treatment:
Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate 400mg tab 2 times per day before meal - Antibiotic - April 2011
Unasyn (Sultamicilin 375) 2 times per day after meal - Antibiotic
Prolase 10,000 units tab 2 pills 3 times per day (chew / sip) - (anti swell)


Other Medicines
Curiosin - gel to strengthen skin 
Dermacyn - an antiseptic mixture used to clean diabetes wound. unlike iodine and eusol, Dermacyn have no colouring and harsh ingredient  thus it will not prohibit flesh formation.

Remember, medicine is just part of your treatment

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