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Body Fat Scales for Diabets

Apart from a good medical and health insurance, any adult who crosses the age of 35 should invest in:

• Blood pressure monitor
• Blood sugar monitor
• Weighing scales
• Body fat scales
• A good book on diets, nutrition and exercise

Blood glucose monitorsThese four instruments and the book are vital to monitor your health. You do not have to check yourself on a daily basis. Initially once a month will do. Once you cross the age of 40, then twice a month will suffice. Of course, if have high or low blood pressure or your blood sugar levels are abnormal or the scales begin to indicate you are putting on weight; you need to be more active in monitoring your health as well as taking corrective action.

When you find that you have put on some weight, one of the questions that arise is, just how obese are you? The body fat monitor and scale is the perfect instrument to answer that question. A good body fat scale can be bought for under $100 and it is better to buy branded body fat scales instead of cheap, poorly engineered Chinese imitations.

How does a body fat scale work?

The body fat scale works almost on the same principle as the blood glucose monitors i.e. electrical resistance. In the case of the body fat scale, a tiny electrical current is passed through the part of your body being tested. The reading on the body fat scale is directly proportional to the resistance faced by the electrical current (called Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis). If your body fat is more, the electrical resistance is higher and therefore the Body Fat Measurement scale will indicate a higher value and vice-versa. It is a simple and very effective technique for measuring the quantum of body fat.

If your body fat scale begins to indicate that you are adding fat, all the red flags should go up. Body fat is the trigger for all diseases and medical complications. Coronary heart disease, diabetes, kidney and liver disease, etc. are all connected directly or indirectly to your body fat. The body fat monitor scale is therefore vital to warn you of the first step towards obesity and disease. Based on the body fat scale information, if timely remedial measures are taken (good diet and exercise), your health will soon be back on track.

Many people believe that the weighing scale is just as good. We disagree. The body fat weight scale merely indicates the weight of the person. A young adult who might still be growing and therefore increasing in weight, does not indicate poor health. A person’s weight is just one of the factors determining health. The body fat analyzer scale gives you the other indicator of health – quantum of body fat. Together they give a clearer picture. In any case, how much money are we talking about? Is your health worth less than $100 – we think not.

Body fat scales can be purchased online as well as at any medical supply, drug store or super market. A good body fat scale will add value to your health data.

Typefreediabetes offers a full line of diabetic testing supplies, including glucose supplements; diabetic socks men’s, portion control plates, glucose tablets, glucose monitoring devices, durable diabetes medical equipment, nutritional supplements, automatic blood pressure monitor and many other home health care products and supplies. Typefreediabetes offers quality products at discounted prices on a wide selection of quality name brand equipment and supplies.

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How to Manage Adult Incontinence?

Incontinence in adults is a common effect for those who suffering from diabetes. Incontinence is a frustrating condition for many in which a sufferer has a difficult time controlling his or her urinary bladder. In such cases, individuals suffering from adult incontinence will lose control of his or her bladder when least expected, such as during the night or throughout the day, in such cases one should always use medically protected incontinence pads for men and women.

Adult incontinence productFor people who have been diagnosed with diabetes for more than 8 years, add a urologist or urogynecologist to your medical team. Bladder dysfunction resulting from nerve damage (autonomic neuropathy) effects 40% to 80% of the diabetic population. You may not even know your bladder is not operating properly.

Get to Know Your Unrinary System. The better you understand it the easier it will be for you to protect your urinary system. If you do not control your glucose levels using digital Blood Pressure Monitor, the sugar may damage your urinary system which includes:

The 2 kidneys – cleans the blood, controls the pH (acidity/alkalinity), controls the amount of sodium, potassium and calcium in the blood (electrolytes)

  • The 2 ureters – tubes that carry urine down to the bladder.
  • The bladder – a muscular container that stores and pumps out urine.
  • The urethra – a tube that allows urine to leave the body.

The chance of damaging the urinary system increases with the of years of poorly controlled blood sugar. The kidneys are damaged when:

  1. Glucose attacks the blood vessels that feed the kidneys thereby reducing the blood flow to the kidneys.
  2. The overly filled bladder is not emptied often enough resulting in bacterial growth in bladder. Then the bacteria moves up through the ureters from the bladder to the kidneys.

The enlarged bladder can be asymptomatic (AY-simp-toe-mat-ick). That is – as you lose the ability to sense a full bladder, the bladder is emptied less often. As you know, many diabetics drink a lot of liquids to ease their great thirst. The liquids and blood pass through the kidneys for filtration then deposit into the bladder as urine. The bladder stretches to hold more urine.

When the bladder fills but doesn’t expand, you will begin to accidentally leak urine in your clothes due to: Stress incontinence — your bladder leaks urine when you sneeze, cough, or strain. Urge incontinence is frequently feeling you need to urinate – but only a small amount of urine is released each time. At this stage adsorbent pads or adult diapers will have to be worn at all times. The worse case is when your bladder becomes paralyzed. Either the nerve damage is so severe the brain’s message to contract does not reach the bladder or the muscle of the bladder can no longer contract. At this stage, the bladder will have to be drained by a catheter (a device that enters the bladder through the urethra.

Use Adult incontinence product

There are many adult incontinence products available for individuals who suffer from the condition. These incontinence pads for men products vary a great deal depending on the need and application. For example, if individuals suffer from adult incontinence at night, they may prefer to use a bed pad. However, if individuals suffer from adult incontinence during the day, they may turn to bladder control pads or disposable briefs.

Adult incontinence products are designed for both men and women – though the designs may vary based on gender. It may be helpful for individuals to try several different adult incontinence undergarment styles before selecting the product that works best for them and their comfort levels.

Typefreediabetes offers a full line of diabetes medical supplies, including adult diapers; diabetes supplies online, incontinence products, body fat measurement, shoes for diabetics, blood glucose monitors, durable diabetes medical equipment, nutritional supplements, automatic digital blood pressure monitor, and many other home health care products and supplies.  Typefreediabetes offers quality products at discounted prices on a wide selection of quality name brand equipment and supplies.

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