Diabetes Articles

Seven Steps to Boost Heart Health

February 13, 2017

If you have diabetes, it’s important to take good care of your heart and blood vessels. According to the American Heart Association, adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults who don’t have diabetes. Don’t be part of this statistic! Take charge of your heart health with these simple steps. [...]

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, 2017: What’s New?

January 18, 2017

Every January, the American Diabetes Associations issues its Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. These are guidelines that help your healthcare team provide you with the best diabetes care, and help you better manage your own diabetes. What’s new or different for 2017?  Let’s take a look. [...]

Staying on Track over the Holidays with Diabetes

December 19, 2016

Family dinners. Office parties. Cookie swaps. Homemade pies and cakes. How is it possible to survive the holidays? Managing your blood sugars and your weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can seem like an overwhelming challenge –you might feel like throwing up your hands and pouring [...]

New Exercise Guidelines to Help Manage Diabetes

November 6, 2016

Your health care provider has probably recommended that you stay active to keep your blood glucose levels stable.  This is because daily exercise helps your insulin work more effectively.  According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA),staying active most days of the week means better [...]

Peer Partners For Diabetes Care

November 1, 2016

As you know, your health care team can do a lot to help you manage your diabetes. But research shows working with others who have diabetes, or your peers, can also help with your self-care efforts. A peer is a person who is similar to you. Although peers may have other things in common with you, [...]

Women’s Health Issues

November 1, 2016

If you are like most women in the United States today, you are likely the main person responsible for your family’s health. You urge your husband to get his annual physical. You deal with the pediatrician, the dentist and even the pet’s vet. Perhaps you even care for your aging parents. Do all [...]

Diabetes and Foot Care

November 1, 2016

Why do I need to pay attention to my feet? People with diabetes are more likely to develop foot sores that can become serious if they aren’t treated. This is because diabetes can damage the nerves in your feet, so you might not feel it if you are getting a sore on your foot.  Diabetes can also [...]

Making Sense of Your Medicines

October 31, 2016

If you spend a lot of time thinking about taking your medicines, you are not alone. According to a recent study, many people struggle to take their medicines safely and correctly. The average person with diabetes takes 7-9 pills a day. That’s a lot of pills to manage! [...]

Are You Worn Out?

October 31, 2016

If your answer is yes, then you are not alone. A recent survey from the Diabetic Research Foundation showed that almost 85 percent of people with diabetes reported that fatigue was one of their leading daily challenges. Although everyone feels tired now and then, fatigue is different. Many people [...]

Diabetes Care Isn’t Just About Blood Glucose

October 31, 2016

One of the hardest things about living with diabetes is thinking about the possibility of long-term complications: eye, kidney and nerve damage, as well as heart attacks and strokes. You may already know that keeping your blood glucose as close to normal as is safe for you is the best way to lower [...]

The Skinny On Weight Loss

October 31, 2016

Your body and weight loss When you start to lose weight, you lose some of your stored fat.  That may seem like a good thing to you, but your body doesn’t always agree. We used to think fat just sat in your body and did nothing. But we now know that is not true. The fat you store makes hormones [...]

Managing Diabetes When You Get Sick

October 31, 2016

How can you stay well when you get sick? This may sound like a trick question, but if you have diabetes and get sick, it places your body under added stress. Your blood glucose may be harder to control. This can lead to ketoacidosis and diabetic coma if you have type 1 diabetes. People with type 2 [...]

Seniors Traveling With Diabetes

October 31, 2016

If you are a senior and have diabetes, there is no reason you can’t travel the world and fully enjoy your golden years. The key to traveling well is to go while you are healthy and to stay in good health during your entire trip. Plan a trip that fits your personal needs and abilities. If you wish [...]

Disaster Planning & Diabetes!

October 31, 2016

Weather disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes or tornadoes, can be devastating. Other physical disasters, such as fires or power outages, can cause disruptions in your life, as well. You may not have access to diabetes supplies, food and medicines or basic necessities. Being prepared to manage [...]

Your Healthcare Provider Office Visits

October 31, 2016

If you have diabetes, you most likely have been offered lots of help by people who love and care about you and want the best for you. Many people with diabetes find that family and friends have lots of advice for them, and some of this advice may contradict what your health care team has taught [...]
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