SAFE CAMPING

Some people love the great outdoors and are willing to pitch a tent in the nearest glade and set up a rustic campsite. Other people prefer to camp with all the comforts of home in an RV or trailer. (This is often called “glamping.”) Whatever your preference, being prepared is essential for a safe and successful camping trip.  “Being prepared for emergency situations is critical when people are out in remote areas with limited access to phone service, hospitals and emergency help,” said Don Lauritzen.

….FULL ARTICLE

LET YOUR KIDS STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES AT THE ARBORETUM

Are you looking for something that can provide your children a very special opportunity? Something that at the same time will allow them to experience stimulating sensations? The place you seek is right here in Lexington on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The Arboretum is Kentucky’s state botanical garden and includes the Home Demonstration Garden, the Rose Garden and the Fragrance Garden.  Start your exploration with a stop at the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center, which is open Monday through Friday....

….FULL ARTICLE

KEEPING KIDS ACTIVE IN THE SUMMER

Kids these days are heading down the path leading to a sedentary lifestyle, and that makes it important for adults to spark a passion for activity in them. This will keep their bodies, brains and development on track. Summer is the right time to get them moving.

Here are five ways to encourage your kids to live and love an active and healthier lifestyle outdoors.

….FULL ARTICLE

Use the buttons below to scroll through more great articles on health and wellness issues

MORE ARTICLES

Be Sociable, Share!

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Bookmarks Share on LinkedIn Share on LiveJournal Share on Newsvine Share on Reddit Share on Stumble Upon Share on Tumblr

MORE FEATURE ARTICLES

CONTACT INFORMATION

© Health & Wellness Magazine - All rights reserved | Design by PurplePatch Innovations

MORE FROM ROCKPOINT PUBLISHING

HEALTH & WELLNESS MAGAZINE

HOME | FEATURE ARTICLES | COLUMNS | DIGITAL ISSUES | CALENDAR | DIRECTORY | ABOUT | CONTACT

subscribe to Health & Wellness

fatal coma. Becoming aware of the symptoms and risks is a great way to be proactive about your health and the health of your family members.

Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system tries to destroy the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. More than 700,000 Americans have this type of diabetes. The symptoms of Type 1 diabetes are caused by high blood sugar. Initially, the symptoms may be overlooked or mistaken for another illness such as the flu. These are some signs and symptoms of Type 1 diabetes:


•  Extreme hunger – your body isn’t using the calories you are eating so it doesn’t get the energy it needs.

•  Headaches and feeling dizzy.

•  Leg cramps.

•  Abdominal pain, nausea and/or vomiting.

•  Blurred vision, which occurs because the lens of your eye changes shape.

•  Increased thirst.

•  Slow healing of cuts and scrapes.

•  Fatigue and weakness.

•  Frequent urination that is more noticeable at night. The kidneys try to get rid of excess sugar in the blood. To do that, they get rid of more water, which means more urine.

•  Unintended weight loss and loss of muscle bulk. This happens because you are dehydrated. Weight loss may also happen if you are losing all the

BE ALERT FOR SYMPTOMS OF TYPE 1 DIABETES

sugar calories in the urine instead of using them.

•  Irritability and other mood changes.

•  Bed-wetting in children.

•  A vaginal yeast infection or regular bouts of thrush (a yeast infection).


Although most people with Type 1 diabetes are diagnosed in childhood and early adulthood, the symptoms are the same at any age. Adults diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes may not recognize their symptoms quickly, which can prove detrimental because diagnosis and then treatment may be delayed. Adults may develop a specific form of Type 1 diabetes known as latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood (LADA), which tends to develop more slowly than Type 1 diabetes in children and young adults. People with LADA may sometimes be misdiagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes.


Type 1 diabetes is managed with insulin injections several times a day or the use of an insulin pump. It’s not easy to ignore the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes because they appear very quickly. However, leaving it untreated can cause serious health problems such as diabetic ketoacidosis, which can result in a potentially

HARLEENA SINGH

Harleena Singh is a professional freelance writer with a background in teaching and education. She has a keen interest in food and health related issues and can be approached through her website freelancewriter.co. Checkout her blog and network with her on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.

more articles by harleena singh