Friday, April 14, 2017
Health Update: Diabetes & Diverticulosis
I found a couple of interesting articles that may help me out &/or provide me with information.
A Diverticulitis Diet Plan and one about what Diverticulitis Disease is.
My GP said they don't know why this occurs in some people and not others. From what I have read it is most likely caused by the type of diets people eat. I have had these symptoms on and off for years but I never got around to saying anything to my doctor. For now, what I need to do now is increase my fibre, add psyllium husk to my diet, exercise and drink more water.
I also got the results from my latest HbAlc blood test. It's gone down even more. It was 5.7 (or 39 mmol/mol) The good news is that it's in normal glucose range. My last HbA1c was 5.9 so I must be doing something right since my levels have been going down over the last few years.
Even though I may have other health issues to deal with (arthritis and psoriasis) at least my diabetes is well controlled.