Consequential and concomitant diseases in diabetes
As a result of diabetes, damage to various organs can occur. The eyes, kidneys, heart, blood vessels and nervous system are particularly at risk. However, consequential diabetic damage occurs less frequently if blood pressure and diabetes values (blood sugar and HbA1c) are as good as possible.
What can patients do?
The most important are the best possible blood sugar and blood pressure values. In addition, the blood lipid levels should be checked regularly and treated if necessary. If patients smoke, they should definitely give up. Because smoking promotes vascular changes. It is recommended that those affected move a lot because lack of exercise is considered a risk factor for blood circulation.
Regularly measuring blood sugar
You can also do a lot for a good diabetes setting. Have the HbA1c measured every three months. It shows how well the value has been set in the past two to three months. The patient should measure blood sugar once or twice a day and write it down in a diary. The diary is important for treatment with insulin or tablets. For example, you can see quickly if the blood sugar rises regularly at certain times of the day. The diabetes health pass is also very helpful to always have all important values at hand. The therapist can record the results of the check-ups.
Powermineral Magnesium - Why diabetics need more
According to a report by the international diabetes federation in Washington, the number of people suffering from the chronic metabolic disease diabetes has increased eight-fold worldwide in the past 20 years. Studies have shown that many diabetics have a low magnesium level compared to people with healthy metabolism. According to the experts, there are two reasons for this:
- Diabetes patients take in too little magnesium with their food.
- Magnesium is mainly found in cereal products, legumes and nuts. Food that diabetics mostly avoid.
Due to a changed kidney function, diabetes patients are increasingly excreting the vital mineral. In addition, we now know that a magnesium deficiency can contribute to the development of insulin resistance. A magnesium deficiency can have a negative impact on the risk of diabetes. It is therefore particularly important for diabetics to pay attention to a balanced magnesium balance.
The remedy is an extra large portion of magnesium. It is important that you pay particular attention to one of the body's own building blocks: pure magnesium citrate. Magnesium citrate has the advantage that it is body-friendly and quickly active. (Heinz Kropmanns, alternative practitioner and president of the Association of German Alternative Practitioners e.V.)