Symbol for diabetes: grey-indiscriminate; silver-cure; dot-blood
This page provides a summary of the topics covered on this site.
Topic (click to view) Content
Adding a Story Form for adding your story to this site.
Books Reviews of books and articles on Type 2 Diabetes with links to chapters.indigo.ca or amazon.com
Cholesterol Provides an overview of cholesterol with the recommended heathy levels in the blood.
Conversions Conversions factors from mmol/L to mg/dL units.
Complications Identifies some common complications, their associated risk factors & problem indicators, and what you can do to minimize them.
Copyright, Disclaimer, & Privacy Notice All information on this site is intended for personal educational use only and is, unless otherwise noted, the copyright of Malcolm Graham. All claims or advice offered on this site is the personal opinion of Malcolm Graham who is not a medical or healthcare professional, and is intended to supplement a diabetes treatment protocol supervised by a currently-licensed medical or healthcare professional.
Cure for Diabetes My notes on trying to understand diabetes and interpret research results in my search for a cure for diabetes.

Diabetes-Ribbon
Symbol for diabetes: grey-indiscriminate; silver-cure; dot-blood

The Diabetes Ribbon is silver-grey with a red dot and it is a symbol for diabetes.

  • silver represents the hope for a cure for diabetes
  • gray represents the intermediate, indeterminate, & indiscriminate nature of diabetes
  • red represents the blood & tests associated with the character & treatment of diabetes
Diary My diary includes: weekly nutrition reports of the food I've eaten; monthly record of my medications & supplements; monthly reports of my daily meter glucose test results; quarterly laboratory blood test results; and my study notes on my search for a cure for diabetes.
Diet Dieting guidelines that I've adopted to control my diabetes. Also see sample breakfast and week
Dietary fibre What is dietary fibre? How much do you need; how does it affect blood glucose; good sources of fibre.
Exercise Exercise guidelines and the time needed for different types of exercise to burn 300 calories.
Foot Care

Guidelines for taking care of your feet.

Genealogy I'm interested in genealogy and use Legacy Family Tree; genetics is a risk factor associated with the onset of Type 2 Diabetes, my mother is a type 2 diabetic.
Glycemic Lists Downloadable Palm-based SmartList database of Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load values, also includes Microsoft Access and comma-separated value versions.
Goals Examples of goals for controlling diabetes.
High Blood Suger Signs of high blood suger (hyperglycemia) and what to do about it.
HONcode I subscribe to the HONcode principles of the Health on the Net Foundation. Click to verify.
Hypertension How blood pressure is measured, good values, lifestyle changes to reduce blood pressure, and medications used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
Ketones A ketone test should be performed during times of illness or stress, during pregnancy, when blood glucose levels of 16.6mmol/L (300 mg/dL) persist, or whenever symptoms of ketoacidosis are observed.
Links Links to other web sites with information related to Type 2 Diabetes.
Low Blood Suger Signs of low blood suger (hypoglycemia) and what to do about it.
Macronutrients Macronutrients are carbohydrates that are needed to supply the body cells with energy; protein that is needed maintain the body's cellular integrity and function; and fats that are a major source of energy for the body and aid it to absorb fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids.
Maps Home: Glenncastle Drive, Carp, Ontario, Canada. Birthplace: Carlisle, Cumbria, UK.
Meters Blood glucose meter evaluations and how to use a meter to determine what you eat and when.
News News related to Type 2 Diabetes.
Nutrition Reports Nutrition reports of food that I've eaten, generated from data stored in Diabetes Diary.
Paxil Paxil may reduce cellular Glutathione (GSH) levels which may be a contributing factor to the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. Ongoing use of Paxil, or any other SRRI, may make it difficult to control blood glucose levels.
Potassium High potassium level in blood. Medical emergency.
References Alphabetical list of references to articles from this site that have a full-text version available online.
Reports Monthly reports produced by the LifeScan InTouch software from my daily blood glucose tests.
Search Full-text search of files on this web site.
Sick Days What to do when you are sick, what you should eat, and which medications to use.
Stories Stories of people and how they are dealing with Type 2 Diabetes.
Stress How to recognize the physical, emotional, mental, and behavioural indictors of stress and what to do about it.
Supplements Descriptions and recommended dosages of supplements of possible benefit in minimizing complications associated with Type 2 Diabetes.
Symptoms Symptoms associated with the diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes.
Tests and guidelines Identifies the regular tests that need to be performed to ensure that your diabetes is under control. Also contains guidelines for blood suger levels, cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, HDL, and blood pressure and for monitoring the health of your eyes, feet, teeth, mouth, cardovascular system, and nerves.
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Updated: May 21, 2007