On our diabetes page we provide information about and links to reviews and products to manage your diabetes in a better way.
Diabetes is fast growing problem.
The statistics for the United States show some high numbers.
History of diabetes
I did some research and discovered that diabetes was already known in 1500 bc.
That time in Egypt it was known by the fact that people urinated a lot and lost weight.
Diabetes has not been recognized as what they call “clinical entity” until in 1812 there was a publication in the New England Journal of medicine and surgery.
Until that time it was unknown and there was no idea what caused it and what treatment options there were.
It was not until 1889 that Joseph von Mering and Oscar Minkowski discovered that the pancreas had an essential role in controlling the glucose levels.
Dr. Edward Sharpy-Schafer discovered in 1910 that our pancreas produced a chemical that he called insulin and that this chemical with people with diabetes had a deficiency.
In 1921 they were able to produce insulin and many people were treated with it and lots of lives were saved. Before insulin became available many, most of the time, young people died a painful death in a matter of weeks or months.
Diabetes Prevention and treatment
There are many ways to prevent and treat diabetes. But all of them agree on the fact that one of the best things to do is some major lifestyle changes which should include.
- Lose weight
- Eat healthy
- Be more active
We all have heard this before probably, but it is not easy to stay motivated.
These tips and the use of medication are most of the time enough to keep; your blood sugar levels in control. The best tip I have read was to take it one step at the time.
Picking up new habits like cutting down on sugar and getting rid of old ones is a process that takes time. Stay realistic in your expectations and you will be able to do this without falling back in one of your bad habits.
Peter Attia and his outlook on diabetes
Diabetes Cook Books
One of the hardest thing to do as a diabetes is find the right thing to eat. With the help of a cookbook that is written with diabetes as main subject you can find recipes and ideas on what to eat on a daily basis.
We did a Betty Crocker Diabetes cookbook review for you because we found that although this book has been around for a while it still contains very good content.
Signs of early of diabetes
It is very important to discover the early signs of diabetes and that is why we have written a post on the subject.
You can find it by clicking here: Early signs of diabetes and read more about how to prevent complications with an early detection of diabetes.