Articles by CDiabetes Staff

Nuts for the Holiday Season

November 15, 2016

The holiday season can be hectic. And if you have diabetes, it can be a challenge to eat right and keep your blood sugars level. Here’s something that can help, and it’s available at your local Costco! [...]

Building a Healthy Plate at Costco

November 14, 2016

If you have diabetes, pre-diabetes, or just want to have a healthier lifestyle, a good place to start is with your dinner plate. Too many of us focus on what foods to avoid, instead of thinking about what to include. When you focus on what to eat to fuel your body properly, you limit the “room” you have for unhealthy foods. [...]

Take Charge of Your Diabetes

November 4, 2016

If you are living with diabetes, managing your blood glucose levels on a daily basis is the most important thing you can do to keep your diabetes under control. [...]

Take the Guesswork Out of Blood Glucose Monitoring

November 4, 2016

Do you want to get better control of your diabetes? Blood glucose monitoring is one of the best ways for you and your healthcare team to know if your treatment plan and medications are working. Testing allows you to know what your blood glucose is at a specific moment, as well as over a period of time. [...]

You Can Treat Neuropathy

October 28, 2016

You know only too well that when you touch a hot stove, you quickly move your hand away because you feel pain. Likewise, if you step on a nail, your body knows to pick that foot up quickly. Sometimes, when you have pain, you also may notice that your heart rate and breathing get a bit faster, too. All these responses happen thanks to the nerves all over your body that carry messages to and from the brain. [...]

Find Success One Step at a Time

October 28, 2016

When Mary, aged 50, found out from her nurse practitioner that she had type 2 diabetes, she was actually relieved. It helped explain the symptoms—tiredness, hunger and a vaginal yeast infection—that wouldn’t go away. The nurse practitioner encouraged Mary to lose a few pounds, become more active and return for a follow-up visit in three months. [...]

For Your Eyes Only

October 28, 2016

Blood glucose that’s higher than normal for many years can cause a slow loss of vision and blindness. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) poorly controlled blood glucose causes more than 10,000 people each year to become blind. However, there is good news. A few simple steps taken each day and an eye examination once a year can help reduce your chances of losing all or part of your vision. [...]

3 Reasons You Should Check Your Blood Glucose

October 27, 2016

By checking your blood glucose often, you can reduce your risk of complications from diabetes. You might think that your blood glucose numbers as something for your doctor to deal with. The truth is, though, that blood glucose numbers are useful for you, too. [...]

Checking Your Blood Glucose After You Eat

October 16, 2016

Perhaps you are like most people who just check your blood sugar in the morning when you get up. Although that reading is needed, you may not realize that checking your blood sugar after eating can be more crucial than checking it before eating. [...]

Keeping Blood Glucose on Track

October 16, 2016

Over the past several years, we have gained a much better grasp of the relationship between blood sugar and diabetic complications. Two research trials in the 1990’s though showed that blood sugar control can prevent diabetes-related health issues such as eye disease, kidney problems, nerve damage and heart disease. This research has helped health care providers to set healthy ranges of blood sugar levels for diabetics to use as targets to avoid complications. [...]

Adding Buckwheat to Lower Blood Glucose

October 16, 2016

Studies have found that buckwheat may help lower blood glucose for people with diabetes. Extracts of the buckwheat seed were fed to diabetic rats, whose blood glucose levels were lowered 12 to 19 percent. These results may prove to be very helpful in helping people to manage diabetes. Buckwheat is [...]
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