Fall season is often a good time to look at your present health practices or lack of them. Most people who have health insurance have already met their yearly deductibles, and are more willing to schedule physician recommended tests and examinations. Let's review some easy tips to consider while improving your health. The upcoming holiday season may seem less stressful and more enjoyable when you feel well.
Finding the right type of insulin delivery system is a major decision when you have diabetes type 1. The regular use of insulin is essential to maintain optimum health. Discover more about 3 delivery choices when you have type 1 diabetes to determine which one is right for you. Continue reading »
People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin and constantly monitor their blood sugar levels to avoid potentially dangerous fluctuations. A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) detects certain patterns to help your diabetes health care team adjust your self-management. While it does not replace standard blood glucose meters, a CGM can detect blood sugar lows that might otherwise go undetected. Continue reading »
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Recent studies revealed people with diabetes could be at a higher risk of developing dementia. Certain lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of getting dementia. Find out how to lead a healthier life each day to help ward off this disease.
This week one of our readers asked me what the normal blood glucose range is for dogs and cats. One of her vets told her it was up to 170 mg/dl for cats. I agree! It can be that high if taken in a clinic environment where a cat may feels stress. Evaluations in a pet's blood glucose do reflect the environment and stress level of the pet.