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Travel Tips for Diabetics

Travel Tips for Diabetics

(NUI)- If you are one of the 18 million Americans who have diabetes, that doesn't mean you can't travel. You just have to go prepared.
Generally, diabetes stops the body from producing or using insulin hormones to convert sugars, starches and other foods into energy needed for daily life. Many health risks like heart attack, stroke and poor blood circulation are related to diabetes.
Symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, excessive thirst, unexpected weight loss, extreme hunger, sudden vision change and numbness.
There is no cure for diabetes. However, your diet can keep diabetes in control. This is especially important when you travel. Here is a checklist:
* Always keep a carry-on bag ready with diabetic medicines and snacks.
* Maintain consistent meal times.
* Monitor your intake of carbohydrates.
* Increase glucose monitoring whenever you eat foods that contain sugar.
* Do not drink alcohol on an empty stomach.
For your next trip, consider taking Medifast Plus for Diabetics foods with you. These products are nutritionally complete supplements designed as meal replacements especially for people with diabetes. Medifast Inc. offers soups, shakes, snack bars and oatmeal-all perfect to pack with you when traveling.
The products also contain soy. According to Medifast, 80 years of research show that a daily diet with about 25 grams of soy protein keeps blood glucose normalized. It further helps reduce the low-density lipoprotein (bad) cholesterol level and helps prevent kidney disease.
The Glycemic Research Institute approved these Medifast products for diabetics of all ages. To learn more about these products, call 1-800-638-7867 or log on to www.medi fastdiet.com.

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