Thursday, October 3, 2013

DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE

For all you diabetics and those who will be if they don't watch their diet, did you know that around 65% of people with diabetes die of heart disease?  When there is too much glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream it can cause damage to many parts of the body including the heart and blood vessels.  Heart disease and blood vessel disease can lead to heart attack and strokes, the two leading causes of death for diabetics.  If you are diabetic don't laugh it off and/or ignore your diet and exercise!  Have regular checkups, follow your doctors orders, always take your medication and take it at the right times.  You can eat tasty meals even though you are a diabetic.  There are various posts on this blog to help you if you need it.  I also have a recipe blog for diabetics at http://diabeticenjoyingfood.blogspot.com if you want to check it out.

The main thing a diabetic needs to do is take the disease seriously.  I know for a fact from my own experience you can live a normal life and eat meals and snacks that you really do enjoy!










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