Cure the awful skin disease and know more about treatment through psoriasis cleanse review

In the current times, having a flawless skin is much important in order to have an impeccable appearance. By impeccable, it is meant to have an absolutely smooth, unblemished and clear skin. However, diseases and ailments are bound to occur as they are beyond your control. Thus, it is very important to know about some of the dermatological problems in order to have a clear idea of the occurrence of skin hazards and their treatment. One such skin problem is the  onset of psoriasis or the appearance of scaly patches, itchy red spots and lesions on one or sometimes the entire area of your body. It can be a reason for horrible mortification and embarrassment, particularly on occasions when you may need to go for swimming or wear off the shoulder and even backless dresses for a party. It can take a toll one’s self confidence and self esteem which can be a cause for troubled relationships, poor work performance and even marriages falling apart.

There is a new kind of effective treatment available which deals with this kind of skin disorder and you can to come about it by reading many a satisfied customer psoriasis cleanse review. It has been created by Sheri Green who combated this appalling disease for a long and emerged victorious, providing a path for the patients to avail a successful treatment.  It reduces the possibilities of taking medicines and going through painful operations. Rather, it explains lucidly the kind of means which need to be taken in order to stop this disease. The best kinds of anti-psoriasis foods which need to be consumed and the worst kinds which need to be avoided are given here. Also, you can come to know the connection between this skin disorder and the other kinds of diseases. Sometimes even allergies can even impact the condition of your psoriasis and this fact can be made known by the kind of treatment steps which are given in this review.

Sheri Green has made this program based on a lot of medical evaluations and factual scientific research. Constant health updates are also provided on these kinds of reviews which help the patients to stay informed.

How Psoriasis affect individuals Physically and Mentally
Psoriasis has a very negative impact on individuals and their mindset which is effectively countered by the psoriasis cleanse review. Often the red spots, continual itchiness, bleeding and pus can trigger off a set of negative and conflicting emotions in the people’s minds. Disliking one’s own outer looks with the onset of the skin lesions, patches and constant itching can be a death blow to one’s self image, particularly if you are associated with a profession which requires you to look good. Many patients who suffer from this particular problem can become victims of severe depression when they see others looking pretty, going to parties and enjoying life on a healthy scale. Depression can lead people to take more to smoking and drinking, which is not at all desirable. So, these are some of the negative effects which can be the nasty outcome of just a few undesirable spots and marks on the skin.

Benefits of treatment
The treatment program which has been made by Sheri Green is a natural and efficient one which can be followed at home.  It is not as if you avail of it and your skin spots will vanish magically the following day. No one can guarantee that but proper application and usage will allow for rapid improvement in skin appearance and also confidence enhancement.

Healthy Food for Diabetics

In a diabetic person, using the right diet remains a priority in controlling blood sugar levels. When a person takes food, it is absorbed into the blood streams where the body processes turn some into sugars and then transported by insulin into the body’s cells. Since diabetics are unable to make use of the available insulin, the best way to remain healthy is through selecting food low in sugar and high in nutrients. Since what one eats can make them worse or better, it is best for diabetics to follow the food types and the guidelines below.

Carbohydrates

Foods high in carbohydrates are the main cause of abnormal blood sugar levels. The patients should abstain from carbohydrates that are high in starches and low in fibers. Since the body digests and absorbs fibers lower than other diets, these processes low down the intake of sugar into blood streams hence controlling this disorder. Fiber rich carbohydrates do not only control blood sugar levels, but also make a person stay full and satisfied for long thus minimizing chances of taking carbohydrates high in starches. Examples of carbohydrate food safe for diabetic are, beans, cabbages, oat porridge, apples, citrus, olives, tomatoes, peppers, spinach, avocado, and mushrooms. However, white bread, cakes, dates, broad beans, watermelon, pancakes, rice, biscuits are some of carbohydrate food that diabetics should avoid at all cost.

Fats

It is advisable for diabetics to choose healthy fats that are best suited to their body. The aim here is to eat a balanced and healthy diet that in turn stabilizes blood sugar. These healthy fats do not only prevent low blood sugar reactions that are so common in diabetics, but also control both cholesterol levels and blood pressure. The recommended fats in this category are vegetable oil, olive oil, and margarine. This combination is also useful in controlling weight loss that can lead to other disorders in diabetics.

Vitamins

Bananas, papayas, oranges, grapes, berries, and mangoes are a few examples of fruits high in vitamins that diabetics should take. In addition, they should eat whole fruits rather than drinking fruit juices since they may contain sugars and other chemicals harmful to their bodies. Include fresh leafy greens and whole grain products in the diet since they contain essential nutrients such as chromium, potassium, and magnesium instead of processed grain products.

Proteins

One should select the right food high in proteins since some of these foods may contain high amounts of cholesterol that might harm the body. Researchers recommend fish high in omega 3 fatty acids like Wild-caught salmon for the patients. In addition, it is advisable to eat boiled meat since fried chicken and beef products contain high amounts of fatty acids that may lead to high blood pressure. Soya beans, peanuts, chicken eggs, millets, and beef, lamb are a few examples of protein food safe for diabetics.

Conclusion

It is always the best for diabetics to obtain an Ehic card for its many benefits relating to health care. They should also ensure they get advice from their doctors on how best to control the diabetes.

Dexcom G4 Errors: From Love to Hate

dexcom errors

After testing out Dexcom G4 CGM-sensors together with Heidi from Animas (Johnson & Johnson), it felt like I finally found the right continous blood glucose metering. Everything seemed so easy when she showed it. Dexcom seemed to be less prone to errors while also being way less painful to insert and . Oh well, then I got 8 of them and was set to go. Guess what. I didn’t manage to sort out any of the two first dexcom G4 sensors to last more than 5 days, while the last one actually didn’t last for a second (see picture above).

Errors by Decom or me?
My love for Dexcom G4 sensors and the Animas continuous blood glucose monitor system quickly went downhill. All because of a small plastic strap, tiredness and inability to go back in time and adjust a tiny mistake. A shame they put on a plastic strap that cost you £60 if broken. Here is what I did wrong..

1. Inserting sensor in the evening: Perhaps I was a bit tired or simply didn’t follow the instructions properly. In fact, I had the instructions in front of me
2. Broke the plastic strap BEFORE inserting the sensor. I forgot how to do it.. :) Hey, it’s only my second sensor. Wish they made it easier to insert the CGM sensors and more user friendly IF you make any errors.
3. Didn’t watch a video of Decom D4 insertion techniques. There are many great ones. Please find one example below.

But instead of reading the instructions thoroughly I tried to insert the Dexcom sensor at the same time. Not a good idea. Adding to the problem, I had chosen an awkward (no recommended) place to put the sensor, on my buttocks instead of the belly. This added to my frustration and made me sweating of pure frustration. Oh well, another £60 down the drain. I hate to waste money on plastic devices that cannot be used. I could have bought 3 bottles of whiskey for that instead or almost 1/3 of a new jacket paid :)

Anyway, wish I saw the great tutorial for type 1 diabetics let you learn more about Dexcom G4 sensor insertion BEFORE rather than AFTER using the sensors. There are many more videos and I strongly recommend watching before facing Dexcom G4 errors like I did..

Diabetic foot complications

diabetic feet

Diabetic Neuropathy is when nerve damage occur. Foot complications may lessen diabetic person’s ability to feel pain, heat or/and cold. Your skin might also get very dry and it’s suggested to use moisture in order to avoid any skin peeling or cracking. Calluses tend to occur quicker on diabetics. These high pressure areas might need inserts or therapeutic shoes to improve. The calluses should also be trimmed or they might turn into ulcers. Make sure to visit your doctor if you get any calluses. Poorly fitted shoes may lead to foot ulcers among men and women with diabetes. Make sure to see your GP or foot specialist right away when you detect a foot ulcer. Read more »

Review of Animas Vibe > Continuous Glucose Monitoring

After 6 years+ with Medtronic insulin pump, I had the pleasure to try out Animas Vibe with CGM. A few years ago, I used Medtronic continious glucose monitoring (CGM). After around 1 year it felt disappointing with the problematic sensor insertion, all the problems and side effects and I decided to quit using Medtronics CGM. But there are other more forward looking companies that doesn’t stand still in their development. Animas, recently bought by Johnson & Johnson is one of them.

Would Animas Vibe be any better? What about the quality and accuracy of a smaller company like Animas? Here is my >>complete review of Animas Vibe, before giving a >>review of Medtronics latest CGM functionality and a >>comparison of both products (this might be launched in 2014, whenever I have time).

12 Factors to consider

Before going with Animas Vibe or any other insulin pump having CGM functionality, there are many factors to consider. I’ve had diabetes for over 25 years and here is my list of the 12 most important factors to consider before selecting an insulin pump.

1. Design: How Animas Vibe looks like?
The pump do look rather modern and comes in multiple colours. They even have various colours for the infusion set, if anyone care? I surely don’t..

2. Screen: The first insulin pump with colourful screen?
Animas Vibe comes with a colourful screen that feels more modern/up to date compared than many other brands. Still, it’s far from how an iPhone looks like if you know what I mean..

3. Size: Always too big?
Like all other pumps, Animas Vibe feels a bit too large. It’s the same size or smaller than most pumps, but I surely wish it was smaller. When taking off the [clip] it’s like having a wallet in your pocket. You get used to it. Hopefully, their engineers put more effort into thinking out of the box when it comes to insulin [cylinders], batteries and other parts making the pumps bulky. I’m actually surprised that no insulin pump manufacturer made them even cooler, even smaller – but I guess the lack of competition is part of the reason. At least Animas Vibs is in the forefront when it comes to size and design.

4. Ergonomics (pump): Not optimal
Animas are a bit behind when it comes to ergonomics and usability for insulin pumps. It feels like they are made for left-handed individuals and forces you to take up the entire pump when giving insulin. Medtronic is way better when it comes to insulin pump ergonomics .

5. Ergonomics (sensor)
Stable. Efficient. But 2 layers. A bit too chunky/big. The sensor is easy to insert and sits very stable. All with a simple device you can open and put on in less than 1 minute. No extra parts required – it’s an all in one solution. While I prefer re-usable/recyle products, I have to admit it’s very convenient. Read more »

CGM manufacturers in UK

animas vibe

If you’re looking for the top CGM manufacturers in Great Britain – this is the right place. CGM stands for continuous glucose monitoring and has been available for diabetics in over 6 years, but only as a self-funding option in UK. We’re giving information about the major CGM brands from a diabetics point of view after living with diabetes for over 25 years.

What’s available?
There are a handful insulin pump manufacturers with CGM functionality approved in UK. Diabetes.org.uk had the pleasure to try Medtronic latest (Enlite Sensor) and Dexcom G4 sensor for Animas Vibe.

Top CGM manufacturers
Diabetics.org.uk rate Dexcom G4 sensor – used by Animas Vibe aka (Johnson and Johnson) as the best choice, Read more »

Eating Less Meat and Dairy can Slash Diabetes Risk by Half

Scientist are claiming that cutting down on meat and dairy products in favour for a diet filled with fruit and vegetables can dramatically reduce the risk of diabetes.

They found that in animal products like meat, cheese and egg yolks they can trigger stomach acids that are linked to the disease.

Fruits including Lemons and Oranges will effectively knock out these acids before they can have a harmful effect on your body.

Study leader Dr Francoise Clavel-Chapelon said: “A diet rich in animal protein may favour net acid intake, while most fruits and ­vegetables form alkaline precursors that ­neutralise the acidity.

“Contrary to what is generally believed, most fruits such as peaches, apples, pears, bananas and even lemons and oranges actually reduce dietary acid load once the body has processed them.”

Dr Clavel-Chapelon, whose research is published in the journal Diabetologia, said: “Our study ­suggests that dietary acids may play a specific role in promoting the development of type 2 diabetes.

“We have demonstrated for the first time in a large prospective study that dietary acid load was positively associated with type 2 diabetes risk, independently of other known risk factors for diabetes.”

She added: “Our results need to be validated in other populations, and may lead to promotion of diets with a low acid load for the prevention of diabetes.”

 

Diabetes Prevents Tom Hanks From Ever Doing Weight Gain Roles

Tom Hanks ruled out taking on weight gain roles as his type 2 diabetes prevents him from doing so.

Although he has often taken on roles where he has had to change his weight such as Castaway and A League Of Their Own but he says that those types of roles are for young men.

He said: ”I’ve talked to a number of actors who have gained weight for roles and – just out of the sheer physical toll on one’s knees and shoulders – no-one wants to do it again.

“I think that’s more or less a young man’s game. I’m 57 and I don’t think I’m going to take on any job – or go on any vacation again – and see to it that I can gain 30lbs.”

Earlier this week it was revealed that he had been diagnosed with type 2 claiming that he had been showing symptoms for some time: ”I went to the doctor, and he said, ‘You know those high blood-sugar numbers you’ve been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you’ve graduated! You’ve got Type 2 diabetes, young man.

He also added: “Gaining and losing of weight may have had something to do with this because you eat so much bad food and you don’t get any exercise when you’re heavy.

“But I think I was genetically inclined to get it and I think it actually and goes back to a lifestyle I’ve been leading ever since I was seven years old, as opposed to 36.”

 

People with diabetes living considerably longer

old diabetic man
The risk for diabetics to die prematurely decreases sharply. A new international study shows that mortality has halved in just over a decade. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg led the project, based on data from more than ten million people in Canada and the UK.

The results for people living with diabetes are striking. Between 1996 and 2009, the proportion of early deaths among people with diabetes has fallen considerably and in Great Britain even more than halved.

Three cornerstones to reduce mortality of diabetes

“There are three cornerstones of diabetes care to reduce mortality”, says Marcus Lind, PhD at the Sahlgrenska Academy:
-Good blood pressure treatment.
-Careful treatment of cholesterol levels
-Keeping blood sugar levels below 6.5 HbA1c.

Alarming diabetes growth statistics

In parallel with the positive numbers indicate research also statistics that worry. The prevalence of diabetes has paradoxically doubled in Canada and the UK in the years 1996-2009.

The increase of people who are diagnosed with diabetes type 1 and 2 are expected to continue. Today, over 347 million people worldwide have diabetes, but the World Health Organisation predicts that more than half a billion people will have the disease by 2030.

The greatest increase is type 2, and it is largely due to lifestyle factors such as obesity and less physical activity, says Marcus Lind. If you’d like to lower the risk of getting diabetes type 2, make sure to increase the physical activity and eat healthier with less carbs.

Source: Sahlgrenska Center for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (http://www.cmr.gu.se/).

Man Aged 89 is Recognised as the Longest Survivor with Type 1 Diabetes

Spencer Wallace, 89 was awarded with a medal from the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston for living over 80 with type one diabetes and may be the longest survivor with type 1 diabetes.

Mr. Wallace had been diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 7 and has been injecting himself with insulin ever since to stay alive.

Dr. Ruth Weinstock, medical director of the Upstate Joslin Diabetes Center in Syracuse said: ”It’s extraordinarily unusual for someone who developed diabetes more than 80 years ago to still be with us,”

Dr. Ruth Weinstock added: ”He should be an inspiration to some of our children and young adults who develop type 1 diabetes to know it’s possible to live a long, healthy life,”

Wallace revealled his secrets for staying so healthy with type 1 diavetes saying that he included alot of physical activity in his life and by watching his weight. Some activities he does included playing golf and walking. He even added that another secret of his was drinking 11 1/2 ounces of scotch whisky every evening.