Posted by: mary | 2009-01-14


family history

Hi we have a strong family history of diabetes on the female side - my gran, my aunt and my cousin. All need to have insulin injections daily.

I am a 41 year old female, bit overweight although I do yoga. For the past year I have been suffering from low blood sugar. I have been told that this is a sign that my insulin is not correct although i know diabetics usually have a problem with high blood sugar.
I am often shaky and feel faint, very tired esp late afternoon. I have had a few attacks where I break out in a sweat and feel very shaky and sick. I am trying to eat better and know to eat smaller meals less often. Where can I find a good diet and is there anything else I can do. I am scared this all may lead to diabetes

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Diabetes expert

Congratulations that you want to be pro-active! it will be a good idea to follow a low glycaemic index type of diet to keep your blood glucose levels stable. A dietician may be able to assist you with the correct diet for your circumstances. There are several books available on low glycaemic index diets and further you can also find websites with information on that. The low glycaemic index type of diet is a healthy way of eating that can be followed by the entire family.
You are correct, that with risk factors such as a family history and being overweight, you may be at risk to develop diabetes. It is thus wise to try to follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent diabetes.

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Posted by: mary | 2009-01-14

i meant to say smaller meals more often!!!

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