La Cala Diabetics Support Group Costa del Sol

La Cala Diabetics is the peak body for people with diabetes in Costa Del Sol, providing a strong voice for people living with or at risk of diabetes.

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OUR HISTORY

The DSG was founded by Anne and Frank Bowles with the co-operation of Martin and Barbara Rhead in 2003.

OUR MISSION

We’re dedicated to improving the lives of all people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk through advocacy and support.

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We are a group dedicated to supporting people with diabetes. Our vision is to see a world free of diabetes and its complications.

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The Smart programs are a selection of short group education sessions designed to help you better manage your diabetics.

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Sugar-Free Chocolate Recipes for People with Diabetes

Sugar-Free Chocolate Recipes for People with Diabetes

Being a diabetic patient can be complicated and challenging that too if you are an individual who loves sweets. Sugary food is one of the most desired food in the world. It can be tough for people not to eat such delicacies. Just because a person happens to have diabetes, it is not fair that they don’t get to eat some of the best-tasting food in the world. When we restrict ourselves not to eat anything we tend to eat more. It’s like our brain focuses on the food we tell ourselves not to eat.

Chocolates are one of the food items loved by everyone all around the world from children to older people. It is one thing served at every occasion and festival. From Birthdays to Halloween chocolates are one of the most important things we all love.

Unfortunately, diabetes deals with the increase in the glucose level in the blood and chocolates contain a significant amount of glucose content in it. First, let us understand what diabetes means, it is a condition where the body fails to produce insulin to balance out the glucose produced when the food gets consumed. It is often known as diabetes Mellitus which is a metabolic disease where the glucose level in the blood gets increased. The increase in the glucose level in the blood is mostly due to the inadequate production of insulin to balance out the glucose produced. Diabetes can occur in anyone; our food habits are one of the leading causes of diabetes.

chocolates sugarfree

So for people who love chocolates and just cannot restrict themselves from taking a bite from a chocolate bar, the following are some sugar-free chocolate recipes you can try out to experience the same taste more healthily.

  • Chocolate Bliss.
  • Brownie Cookies.
  • Chocolate cookies.
  • Double Chocolate soufflé.

Bites of chocolate Bliss:

Just like the name the dish is a bliss to eat. It takes only 20 to 60 minutes to make the entire thing. The things you will need are half a cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, half a cup of curd, three egg whites and one tea spoon of vanilla extract. Preheat the oven to 300 Fahrenheit then beat the egg white, and the curd then adds the cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Bake for 25 minutes for chewy cookies and around 40 minutes for a crispy cookie.

Brownie barn Cookies:

Brownie cookies take very little time to cook. To make brownie cookies, you will need low-fat brownie mix, barn, orange juice, coconut extract and sugar-free sugar if needed. First, you must pre heat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Then mix the barn and brownie mix in a bowl and add orange juice and coconut mixture and stir well. Bake for about 12 minutes and your brownie barn cookies are ready.

Double Chocolate soufflé:

To make a Double Chocolate soufflé, you will need unsweetened cocoa powder, fat-free cream, one egg yolk, venial extract, one tea spoon of pastry flour and four egg whites. Pre-heat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Mix the egg white and the cream well and add the other ingredients then bake the mix for 30 minutes.

People with Diabetes don’t Deserve Health Insurance?

People with Diabetes don’t Deserve Health Insurance?

Do Diabetics deserve health insurance? The very sentence sounds absurd. Who are we to judge another person’s life choices and patterns? Recently a few months back we got news from the white house that President Donald Trump’s Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has said that people who type 2 diabetes do not deserve health insurance since they gave themselves the disease. Probably, Mick Mulvaney, the budget director knows very little about the causes of diabetes. Donald trump is a very respectable president, but such a view from his budget director is not advisable from him.

If he considers that diabetes is caused only by eating patterns, then he is hard-nosed. In that case, almost every disease we have these days are caused mostly because of our living habits. The world was created correctly without any sin, but as humankind brought upon sickness and pain among ourselves through our life pattern. It is like saying people with AIDS do not deserve health insurance because he made a wrong decision or cancer patients do not get health insurance as they have troubled a part of their body for a long time.

No one should get blamed for the difficulties they face. It is very inhumane to say something like people with diabetes do not deserve health insurance.

 Health Insurance

The following are the reasons why diabetic patients need health insurance.

  • Hereditary Causes and understanding Diabetes.
  • Health Insurance policies.
  • If wellness of people is concerned, the food distribution pattern needs alteration.

Hereditary Causes and understanding Diabetes:

The body fails to produce insulin to balance out the glucose produced when the food gets consumed. It is often known as diabetes Mellitus which is a metabolic disease where the glucose level in the blood gets increased. The increase in the glucose level in the blood is mostly due to the inadequate production of insulin to balance out the glucose produced. Diabetes can occur in anyone; our food habits are one of the leading causes of diabetes.

Diabetes is also a hereditary disease. Even if you try to follow a strict diet and not eat high calorie containing food and exercise on a regular basis, there are chances for you to get diabetes if you have a family history of relatives who have had diabetes. So as a budget advisor Mick cannot say that people bring about diabetes on themselves.

Health Insurance:

Health insurance is defined as the coverage that is provided to cover the cost of medical care. Diabetes is a disease which affects your health and costs money for you to get medical care. So as per the definition of a health insurance diabetics need health insurance, and there is no question in it.

If wellness of people is concerned, the food distribution pattern needs alteration:

If you do not want to waste money on giving health insurance to people, then you can first spend money on education what to eat and what not to eat. Provide the entire country with high-calorie food and demanding for cancellation of health insurance is very dense.

General Diet for Diabetes

General Diet for Diabetes

One of the most common diseases people are facing in today’s world is diabetes. In our busy schedule, we try to grab a casual meal and fill our stomach and do not think of our health. We tend to consume high-calorie food and never care about our health or diet plans. Eating unhealthy can increase your risks not only to diabetes but also to heart attacks, obesity, and other diseases.

Diabetes is one of the most shared and deadly diseases in the world. About 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes. Diabetes is one of the primary cause of heart strokes, amputation, kidney failure, and blindness. Diabetes is one disease which kills about one American in every three minutes every day.

The body fails to produce insulin to balance out the glucose produced when the food gets consumed. It is often known as diabetes Mellitus which is a metabolic disease where the glucose level in the blood gets increased. The increase in the glucose level in the blood is mostly due to the inadequate production of insulin to balance out the glucose produced. Diabetes can occur in anyone; our food habits are one of the leading causes of diabetes.

Diet for Diabetes

There are three types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes often occurs in children or people below the age group of 40. Type one diabetes usually is known as juvenile diabetes or early-onset diabetes. If an individual is affected with type 1 diabetes, then he/she must take insulin injections all their life.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes in common among people who are more than 40 years of age. The type 2 diabetes is caused due to the inability of our body to produce insulin.
  • Gestational Diabetes: Gestational diabetes affects pregnant ladies who happen to have high glucose level in their blood. Most gestational diabetes cases cured with exercise and diet control.

The following are some of the meal plans you can follow to prevent diabetes or have it controlled:

  • Reducing carbohydrate in our food to prevent diabetes.
  • To have a balanced diet, you must eat a variety of food items.
  • Limiting or avoiding alcohol and sweets.

Lowering your carbohydrate intake to prevent diabetes:

Carbohydrates are the energy sources to our body. The carbohydrate which we eat gets converted into glucose, and this glucose is used by the cells to produce energy. The excess carbohydrates also get converted into glucose and are stored as fat in our body. The increase of carbohydrates in our body can enhance our blood glucose level, and if you have diabetes, then you must reduce the intake of carbohydrates as your body will not have the ability to produce insulin and all the excess glucose can get stored as fat.

To have a balanced diet you must eat a variety of food items:

Eating a variety of food can help you get all the nutrition’s your body needs. Consume large quantities of vegetables which are fresh and green. Starchy vegetables are also very good for health. You can eat fresh fruits which contain less sugar content. Try to replace all the white food in your diet with brown food. Wheat is a good substitute for rice.

Limiting or avoiding alcohol and sweets:

Avoid eating sweets or drinking alcohol as it increases your risks to various diseases.

 

The Precautions Needed for Diabetic Patients

The Precautions Needed for Diabetic Patients

There are millions of people all around the world have diabetes, it is one of the most common diseases found in many people. The rate at which diabetes is starting to affect people is starting to get high.

Diabetes is a condition where the body fails to produce insulin to balance out the glucose produced when the food gets consumed. It is often known as diabetes Mellitus which is a metabolic disease where the glucose level in the blood gets increased. The increase in the glucose level in the blood is mostly due to the inadequate production of insulin to balance out the glucose produced. Diabetes can occur in anyone; our food habits are one of the leading causes of diabetes.

Diabetes is also a hereditary disease. Even if you try to follow a strict diet and not eat high calorie-containing food and exercise on a regular basis, there are chances for you to get diabetes if you have a family history of relatives who have had diabetes. So as a budget advisor Mick cannot honestly say that people bring about diabetes on themselves.

Diabetic Patients

There are three types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes often occurs in children or people below the age group of 40. Type one diabetes usually is known as juvenile diabetes or early-onset diabetes. If an individual is affected with type 1 diabetes, then he/she must take insulin injections all their life.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 diabetes in common among people who are more than 40 years of age. The type 2 diabetes is caused due to the inability of our body to produce insulin.
  • Gestational Diabetes: Gestational diabetes affects pregnant ladies who happen to have high glucose level in their blood. Most gestational diabetes cases cured with exercise and diet control.

The consequence of Diabetes:

People with diabetes have increased risks to heart attacks and strokes. Due to the reduced blood flow and nerve damage in the foot can cause foot ulcers and it can lead to even foot amputation. Diabetes can also affect the eyes of people are cause blindness and one of the leading cause of kidney failure.

The Precautions needed:

  • Food and Diet.
  • Exercise.
  • Diagnosis and treatment.

Food:

The carbohydrate which we eat gets converted into glucose, and this glucose is used by the cells to produce energy. The increase of carbohydrates in our body can enhance our blood glucose level, and if you have diabetes, then you must reduce the intake of carbohydrates as your body will not have the ability to produce insulin and all the excess glucose can get stored as fat. Consume large quantities of vegetables which are fresh and green.

Exercise:

Keeping your body fit is essential to be healthy. You need to workout to get rid of all the extra fat stored in your body.

Diagnosis and treatment:

Blood tests can be taken at an early step if you happen to have a family member with diabetes. If you get diagnosed with diabetes, then you can take the necessary medicines and prevent it from becoming worse.

 

 

Diabetes in America

Diabetes in America

Diabetes is one of the most shared and deadly diseases in the world. About 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading cause of heart strokes, amputation, kidney failure, and blindness. Diabetes is one disease which kills about one American in every three minutes every day. Diabetes is a condition where the sugar level in the blood increases and our body fails to produce insulin. The percentages of people who have diabetes have increased drastically.

Diabetes

The following are the topics you will get to know in this article:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Types of Diabetes.
  • Symptoms and prevention.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition where the body fails to produce insulin to balance out the glucose produced when the food gets consumed. It is often known as diabetes Mellitus which is a metabolic disease where the glucose level in the blood gets increased. The increase in the glucose level in the blood is mostly due to the inadequate production of insulin to balance out the glucose produced. Diabetes can occur in anyone; our food habits are one of the leading causes of diabetes. Diabetes is also a hereditary disease. If someone in your family happens to have diabetes, then you are most likely to have diabetes too.

The following are the types of Diabetes:

  • Type 1 Diabetes.
  • Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Gestational Diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes:

Type one diabetes often occurs in children or people below the age group of 40. Type one diabetes usually is known as juvenile diabetes or early-onset diabetes. The type one diabetes is not very common as the type 2 diabetes. If an individual is affected with type 1 diabetes, then he/she must take insulin injections all their life. Studies show that between the years of 2001 to 2009 the individuals with type one diabetes have increased to 23% in America.

Type 2 Diabetes:

Type 2 diabetes is most common in the world. About 90% of the patient having diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes in common among people who are more than 40 years of age. The type 2 diabetes is caused due to the inability of our body to produce insulin.

Gestational Diabetes:

Gestational diabetes affects pregnant ladies who happen to have high glucose level in their blood. Most gestational diabetes cases are cured with exercise and diet control.

Symptoms and prevention:

If your blood happens to have high glucose level, then you might probably see ants in your restroom as the urine gets filled with glucose. If you happen to feel tired or fatigued very often, then you can take a blood test and check if you have diabetes. If you happen to have diabetes in your family, then you are most likely to have diabetes. To prevent diabetes, you can change your food pattern and exercise daily to use up the excess level of glucose in your body. Patients can take tablets to keep the blood glucose level in a controlled way. It is always advisable to take precautions if someone in your family tree happens to have diabetes.

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