Andrew Bicknell

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    Comment to Topic Posted by Andrew Bicknell › Diabetic Blood Glucose Monitoring
  •   The type of diabetes and treatment that is prescribed will determine the number of times the diabetic will need to test their blood glucose levels. Some may even need to monitor up to ten times a day, before and after each meal and again at bed time.

      Diabetic blood glucose monitoring is the lifeline that allows all diabetics to control their disease and live a normal life.
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Andrew Bicknell › Diabetic Blood Glucose Monitoring
  •   These charts generated from the self monitoring should be reviewed by the diabetic's health care team to make determinations about their food intake, insulin requirements and exercise plan. This allows their doctors and nutritionists to individualize the care plan to the particular diabetic's needs. This makes the older method of offering general diet plans and tear-off diet sheets a thing of the past.
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Andrew Bicknell › Diabetic Blood Glucose Monitoring
  •   3. Self-monitoring.

      This type of blood glucose test can be done in the diabetics own home with a glucometer or blood glucose meter, which is available for purchase at any pharmacy. This device is used to monitor blood glucose levels at any time but in particular before and after eating and before bedtime. The glucometer is used with a drop of blood obtained through a finger prick to measure blood glucose levels at specified times during the day. By self monitoring the diabetic can chart their glucose level which is important to maintain glycemic control. Through this method the affects of their meal plan, exercise program and other factors can be evaluated to see if the goal of their medical nutrition therapy is being met.
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Andrew Bicknell › Foods That Increase Metabolism
  •   Most of the complex carbohydrates we eat come from fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables can help increase our metabolism in one other way. They are high in fiber and our bodies’ burn more calories digesting fiber then just about anything else. In fact it is theorized that many fruits and vegetables fall into the “negative calorie” categories of foods. A negative calorie food is one that actually takes more calories to digest then it actually contains. The resulting increase in metabolism from eating negative calorie foods can help burn away excess body fat stores and result in a gradual weight loss. When combined with a moderate exercise program the weight loss and metabolism increase can be even greater.
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Andrew Bicknell › Foods That Increase Metabolism
  •   Foods that increase metabolism include those foods that are high in complex carbohydrates and proteins. Why? Because complex carbohydrates and proteins require more energy for the body to break down and use. This results in extra calories being burned just for the sake of digestion and cellular metabolism.

      Foods that are high in complex carbohydrates also help to increase our metabolism in another way. Because complex carbohydrates take longer to break down by the bodies digestive system the release of the caloric energy is spread out over a longer period of time. This results in less insulin being released into the blood stream and a more balanced energy flow during our waking hours resulting in less snacking on sugary sweets. Sugars and fats on the other hand tend to cause energy spikes followed by a low period during which we are tempted to eat more of these fat producing foods to re-energize ourselves.
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Andrew Bicknell › Foods That Increase Metabolism
  •   In the case of fat our bodies have very little trouble converting them directly into fat stores for future use. Because fats tend to get sent directly to fat storage the body uses very little energy, or calories, accomplishing this. This is also true of simple carbohydrates, usually in the form of refined sugars, found throughout most of our diets. The body not only uses very little energy converting these refined sugars into fat the huge amounts of sugar the average person eats causes the body to release larger amounts of insulin to deal with this sugar overload. These higher insulin levels stimulate our appetites to eat more and increase the rate at which we store excess calories as fat tissue.
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Andrew Bicknell › Foods That Increase Metabolism
  •   One of the first things we must understand is how our body uses and stores energy. Our bodies get their energy from the foods we eat but that energy comes in many different forms. We can get it from protein, carbohydrates and fat and there are different forms of these as well. It’s how our bodies use these various forms of energy that affect our metabolism.
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Andrew Bicknell › Tips For Diabetic Cooking
  •   For the most part any food or dish that contains sugar is not an acceptable choice for a diabetic. Many foods contain sugar but the sweets and snacks that are full of refined sugars are definitely not something a diabetic person can eat. It is also important for diabetics to watch out for fruit juices, fruits themselves, desserts, many main dishes and salad dressings. Some of these in moderation may not hurt but each person with this disease will have a different tolerance to the amount of sugar they ingest.
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Andrew Bicknell › Tips For Diabetic Cooking
  •   The first thing to remember is that the more nutritious the food the better. While this is true for everyone it is of particular importance to a diabetic. If you keep your pantry and fridge stocked with a variety of healthy foods you've already won half the battle. For the diabetic with a sweet tooth keep an ample supply of artificial sweeteners around. Keeping the kitchen stocked with the foods that diabetics can eat makes preparing meals much easier. A good reference to start with is the diabetic food pyramid.
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Andrew Bicknell › Using Exercise To Battle Depression
  •   Using exercise as a treatment for depression is a growing trend. But you should always consult your doctor or therapist if you are feeling depressed or exhibit the symptoms of depression. Embarking on an exercise program on your own is not the right thing to do. It should be used in conjunction with other treatments such as medication and therapy. Taken together with these other therapies, exercise can be a great way to help battle your depression.
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