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The 5 Common Deadly Mistakes Diabetics Make and How to Avoid Them (part 1)

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The 5 Common Deadly Mistakes Diabetics Make and How to Avoid Them (part 1)

Please read this report whether you have just been diagnosed with diabetes or had it for a while or whether you have it under control or not because what you are about to read will literally change your life.

I urge you to think back to the time when you were diagnosed when the doctor requested to talk you in person by phone or in the clinic! At that moment your heart was racing anticipating not so good news. Then the doctor drops the big bomb and tells you that you have diabetes.

What did you feel at that moment?! Were there fear in your heart and eyes from what to come next? Did you fear for your life? Did you feel that “ Oh My God my life as I know it has changed for good”? Did you also think “So I now I have to be deprived of sweets and my favorite food…” How about “I don’t want to be on medications, shoot insulin and prick myself for the rest of my life…” kind of thinking.

Or maybe you had an immediate thought about a friend or a loved one who perished from diabetes prematurely after tremendous suffering from every debilitation in the book such as leg amputations, blindness, kidney failure, heart attack or a stroke; You may have thought “ these horrible debilitating blows will happen to me too. Oh my….! What devastating news the doctor has given me…”.

If you had these thoughts cross your mind at the time of diagnosis and thereafter then believe me, you are not alone. These thoughts have crossed the minds of all diabetics at one time or another and are legitimate and worrisome concerns.

The reasons for what lead to this diagnosis at his stage are far less important at this stage than how you will deal with this new situation from this point on.

Let’s take a look at how diabetes impacts us here in the USA and worldwide. This is quote from the book “Lifestyle Makeover for Diabetics”:

“Diabetes is a mushrooming disease of epidemic proportions in the U.S.A. and worldwide. It is becoming one of the largest medical challenges of the 21 st century. Pierre Lefebvre, President of the International Diabetes Federation, has been quoted saying: “As diabetes spreads across the globe, the world is heading for one of the biggest health catastrophes it has ever seen.”

“Diabetes affects a startling 247 million people worldwide and just 10 years ago there were 127 million diabetics, which is less than half the numbers today. In the U.S. more than 20.8 million have diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes-related complications due to UNCONTROLLED diabetes cause more than 250,000 deaths in the U.S. annually, a staggering 75% of which are the result of debilitating strokes, heart and artery disease complications which are totally preventable . There are 54 million people in U.S. who are pre-diabetic (about to have diabetes) . Up to a whopping 73% of adult diabetics have high blood pressure and almost all have some form of cholesterol problem, which could lead to strokes, heart attacks and premature deaths if not brought under control and it can be.

UNCONTROLLED diabetes is the cause of over 45% of new cases of kidney failure and up to 70% of nerve damage called Neuropathy causing loss of sensation, pain and numbness in the hands and feet leading to amputations. UNCONTROLLED diabetes is the cause of over 60% of ALL leg and foot amputations, and also is the LEADING cause of blindness in people between the ages of 20 to 75.

This translates to new cases of over 100,000 leg amputations, over 44,000 cases of kidney failure and over 24,000 cases of blindness every single year. These numbers keep on climbing alarmingly.

For more detailed information on any of these topics log on to: and check out these information packed lifesaving book and e-book volumes: LIFESTYLE MAKEOVER FOR DIABETICS AND PRE-DIABETICS and 4 other e-books: Lifestyle Makeover: Sex, Stress, and Alcohol , Lifestyle Makeover for All Couch Potatoes , Lifestyle Makeover: Defeat High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure , and Lifestyle Makeover for all Tobacco Users . The author of this article is also the author of these volumes

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George F. Tohme, pharmacist, graduate of Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA in 1987 and currently practicing in Texas. He is certified in diabetes and cholesterol management, smoking cessation, nutrition guidance, and a certified personal trainer. He is a lifestyle makeover expert and also conquered his own 17-year battle with obesity. Visit to take a quiz NOW!

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400 IUs per day is too low for those living in the higher latitudes and for darker skinned people. A minimum daily should be 2000 IU and a 1000 IUs for infants – preferably D3. Also eat oily fish and remember that the fish tails have the highest concentrations of vit. D3 not the meat. Nor is there mercury in the fish oil because mercury is water soluble being found in the meaty portion of fish.


He's an answer I did not copy and paste from the Internet.

Your children will have a higher risk or Type II diabetes because it is in their family. But it can be avoided by them if they maintain healthy eating habits and stay active. They should also avoid excessive drinking later in life. They should not be at risk now unless they are obese. Type II is on the rise with our youth because of the electronic babysitter and over indulgence of junk food and soda. If you teach your children proper eating habits now they can carry that through as adults and they will be fine. Type II runs in my family – 2 uncles and my grandfather. As long as the rest of us stay active and eat healthy we will be fine.

Good luck to you and your family.


I initially blamed myself for the diagnosis as well and that is normal means of grieving. Just because you've been diagnosed as Type 2 doesn't mean it is totally your fault, you may of been genetically pre-disposed to develop diabetes. Being Type1, I would prefer Type 2 over Type 1. Though Type 2 is more attributed to ones life style, proper exercise and diet may allow one to reduce their dependency for medication. To an extent that can be done with Type 1, but the pancreas may be on its death bed, which will eventually require full dependence on insulin. Either way, had I not been diagnosed, I wouldn't be taking care my self in the manner I currently am. I do my carb-counting for each meal, exercise almost everyday, check my feet and currently have an A1C of 5.5. It did take motivation and it is so worth it compared to the complications that we face.

Remember, it is not about being a perfectionist, perfection only lasts a moment. Diabetes, lasts a life time and is therefore a marathon.


It depends what type you are.

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