Welcome to Fred's Blog Roll

Thank you visiting our site. In this section of the web site I write articles (Blog Roll) and journals (MyJournal) relating to my experience with Diabetes Type 2. The journals represents personal experiences such as doctor visits, medication upgrades, etc. The Blog Roll are topics interest to diabetics. I would like to share these experiences with everyone who is afflicted by the disease or know of someone who is. Please share this site and I invite you to write comments. There are millions who are suffreing from the disease, and some may not even know that they have it. It is very important that we spread the message on the dangers of this "silent killer" and how one can slow down the progression of the disease. Thank you for visiting the site and look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

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Diets for Diabetics

Eating for Diabetics Many have this notion that if you are a diabetic, you are destined to eat only a certain group of foods - no rice, no pasta, no sweets, etc. But we diabetics enjoy these foods and should not shun away from it. In many of my posts, I discussed the...

Diabetic Supplements – Are They Effective?

Common Supplements There has been a lot of anecdotal evidence reporting that many of the diabetic supplements sold today are effective for lowering blood sugar and help manage diabetes.  Cinnamon, chromium, magnesium, Omega-3 fatty acids, ginseng, vanadium,...

Other Medical Issues Faced by Diabetics

Diabetes and Blood Pressure As if keeping track of my blood sugar levels, as I have discussed in many previous posts, there are other considerations I follow to manage my diabetes.  The focus is always keeping blood sugar levels low and within a target range. Blood...

The Ongoing Struggle to Manage Diabetes

Is Moderation Enough? In my previous blogs, I stated that moderation is important in managing my diabetes.  In recent months, I discovered that this is not enough.  How did I know?  Tracking my daily blood glucose levels I noticed that on daily basis, the difference...

Understanding A1c vs Blood Glucose Tests

Diabetes Testing and Control In order to manage my diabetes, I am continually researching, trying to understand what the disease does to the body.  I am fortunate enough that although I have Type II diabetes, I am not taking any insulin medication.  In my case, my...

Key Tools & Medications

I explained a few tools that diabetics would use, along with some of the kinds of medications or treatments they might have to use to keep their health in check. I also added a simple logbook for everyone to download to help them keep track of their results to show...

Complications from Diabetes

I wrote down a few of the complications associated with diabetes that someone can get if their diabetes is left unchecked or poorly managed. I pulled this information from the American Diabetes Association's website, at www.diabetes.org.  Further down, I explained a...