Diabetes Blood Sugar Level

February 2, 2019 columina 0

You find out that you suffer from diabetes. It is a hard blow because once you develop this disease it will stay with you for life. There is no cure yet for this disease, though it can be kept totally under control with proper diet, medication, and good exercise.

What Is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease by which your body does not produce sufficient insulin (produced by the pancreas) to break up the sugar in the blood, causing it to accumulate. Lack of assimilation of glucose from the blood will result in many symptoms, such as constant fatigue since the glucose does not reach the muscles and tissues in the required amounts, continuous thirst and hunger, loss of weight and so on.

There are only two ways to fight this disease: (I) increase the insulin in the body with the help of injections and other medications, (II) control the intake of sugar to prevent its build up in the blood.

How Do You Measure The Diabetes Blood Sugar Level?
When you are diagnosed with diabetes, your diabetes blood sugar level will be measured through a blood test specially prescribed for this purpose. Subsequently, you can do this test in the safety of your home with the help of the glucose meter kits that are available for this purpose.

The doctor will have advised how to use this tool to measure the diabetes blood sugar level, and you can also read carefully the instructions that come with the kit. The process is simple and can be done by absolutely any adult. The following steps will be needed to measure your diabetes blood sugar level at home:

1. clean your hands by washing them for at least 3-4 minutes under running water
2. clean the area that you want to prick with a pad wet with surgical spirit. Most of the glucose meters will need blood from the fingertip; in rare cases, you can also get blood from the forearm, palm or any other fleshy part of your body.
3. when you prick a finger, do not do it the standard way – on the pad – but do it on the side; this will be less painful
4. once you finished pricking, collect a drop of blood on the glucose meter
5. the meter will almost immediately show you what diabetes blood sugar level you have
Once you have the reading, follow the instructions of the doctor carefully. In case of any doubts, get in touch with your closest diabetes center or your medical practitioner for further advice.

Anemia Center

January 31, 2019 columina 0

Anemia occurs when there is a lower than normal level of red blood cells. Anemia can be caused by such events as blood loss, as in surgery; or certain diseases, such as cancer, kidney disease or HIV; or by treatment such as chemotherapy or AZT. It can also be due to deficiencies in iron, folate, and/or vitamin B12.

Anemia can be a grave health condition which can cause a person to feel weak, tired and can lead to serious heart problems and other serious complications. When the number of red blood cells falls below normal the body gets less oxygen and therefore has less energy than it needs to function properly. Anemia may become worse if it is not treated, and it can lead to potentially serious, even life-threatening complications. As anemia causes the number of red blood cells to decrease, the heart works harder, pumping more blood to send more oxygen throughout the body. If the heart works too hard, it can develop disorders. The symptoms of anemia can become so severe that some people may become bedridden. They can not work or even perform basic daily activities, like grocery shopping or taking the dog for a walk. At the other extreme, some people have anemia but do not have any symptoms.

There is positive news about anemia because it can be treated so that people may live healthy and productive lives. Anemia treatment depends on the type of anemia that you have. A certified physician should help you determine the best treatment options, such as medication, nutritional supplements or diet change.

Anemia is a side effect experienced by more than 60 percent of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. This is because chemotherapy drugs can reduce the bone marrow’s ability to make red blood cells to carry oxygen to all parts of the body, providing the energy needed for normal activities.

‘Guess What…’ has to be Genetic

January 13, 2019 columina 0

If you have raised kids past the age of learning to talk, then you are familiar with the phrase “guess what?”. In fact, I would submit that you are not only familiar with it, but the mere beginning of the phrase sends chills down your spine. Every newly enabled talker in our family has employed this little phrase as their means of ensuring full parental attention to every word they are saying.

There is always that happy moment you enjoy when your little offspring begin to have the ability to really communicate. I don’t mean just “no” (which is of course nearly always the first word every learned because they hear it so much up to that point in their life), but really start to express themselves. The reward is not only that you have raised a child that is apparently capable of expressing themselves in a manner other than crying, but also someday they will hopefully be a contributing member of society.

That moment passes soon after they learn to leave out the pause for a breath between sentences in order to keep your undivided attention indefinitely.

Truly it is a lot of fun to have the ability to actually carry on a conversation with your child. Given that you have your wits about you and the time to look them straight in the eyes for an extended period of time, the experience can be a pleasurable one. The problem arises when you are trying to accomplish other tasks, and your child simply does not believe you are paying attention unless you are looking directly at them through the entire dialog. There may be some truth the fact that you are catching only some of the words in an attempt to split your time and simply guessing at their intended communication.

In order to be sure that you are with them, your child starts to use the “guess what” at the beginning to get your attention. Once that works, guess what starts to be used repeatedly at the beginning of every sentence; then later at the end, middle and whenever they feel like they don’t fully have you there. The habit develops, and soon you have more guess what’s then you do actual content to the communication.

I am not sure if it happens more with girls than boys, and I am likely predisposed to think it is girls because I currently have a 6-year-old girl that is in the throws of the guess what phenomenon. Of course, I have an eight-year-old boy that has evolved from guess what to simply saying “look at me” when he doesn’t think you are paying him the proper amount of attention.

I keep reminding myself that improving communication skills is perhaps the most important developmental process a child can go through, so I just smile and casually remind my daughter every so often that the guess what is really not necessary…especially 2 to 3 times in the same sentence. It has become a laughing point because she doesn’t even realize she is doing it. Someday I will get the guess what to go because it really does need to go!

Spicy Review – Tabasco Original Red

Spicy Review – Tabasco Original Red

December 16, 2018 columina 0

Living in a household full of testosterone most of my meals must satisfy cravings and taste buds of three hungry men.

Two of them live for spicy food and the youngest one is getting trained so one of the main staples in our pantry is ALWAYS TABASCO® Original Red
Few years ago I used to buy Tabasco Original Red in a regular bottle, but as the boys were growing up and developing love for spicy food our small bottle was replaced by the biggest size we can possibly buy.Spicy Review – Tabasco Original Red

Honestly, crises in our house mean that we are out of Tabasco sauce.

My family puts Tabasco Original red on pretty much everything. They put it in their soup especially my homemade chicken noodle . They put it their chili and stews. On top of burgers and even eggs.

Recently they started putting it on their pepperoni pizza and spicy tacos (as if that needs more heat).

I am not a big spicy food eater, but I do love a little kick on my plate now and then.

I tried many hot sauces over the years. Each of them adds a certain flavor to the food, but Tabasco Original Red does not. It enhances flavor of your food without adding additional flavor. It’s almost like it gives a little shock or a wake up call to your taste buds so you can truly enjoy your meal.

Super Bowl is right around the corner and I imagine my living room will be filled with screaming men and boys devouring lots of spicy food. The guest of honor will be Tabasco Original Red sauce and they will be putting in on everything.

Of course I will be in charge of the refreshments so this year I decided to get some ideas from Tabasco Game-Day Party Menu

If you are looking for a great ideas and recipes to spice up your Super Bowl party check them out.

Spicy Review – Tabasco Original RedWhile you are browsing their page why not check out Pizza Perfected and see how simple hot sauce can liven up your ordinary pizza

I am off to buy another jumbo bottle of Tabasco Original Red to prevent crises in my house, but before I go…

Did You Know?

Original Red was the first sauce introduced by the McIlhenny family back in 1868 and continues to be their most popular sauce of 6 total sauces?

TABASCO® Original Red is made of simple combination of salt, red pepper, and vinegar and is perfected in a 3-year aging process that produces a hot sauce with the uncanny ability to bring the most out of your food?