Brittle diabetes is a form of type 1 diabetes with unstable blood sugar levels that cause a variety of health problems. While just 1 to 2 percent of people with type 1 diabetes get brittle diabetes, it is considered one of the most dangerous types of diabetes and can lead to a shortened lifespan. Learn more about brittle diabetes and what can be done to treat it.
When you feel sick or discover a rash, often the first solution that comes to mind is an over-the-counter medicine. People with type 1 diabetes should carefully select OTC remedies and be aware of possible contraindications. Discover the good, bad and ugly about over the counter Type 1 diabetes medicine.
The other day one of my clients with a diabetic cat called to discuss his cat's recent weight loss. His kitty is a senior and he also sees another veterinarian whose clinic is closer to his home than my clinic. Since I haven't seen him in 4 or 5 months, and since he hasn't had full labs in probably a year, I told him to come in for blood work. He was reluctant. I've trained most of my diabetic pet owners to keep me posted via email or text regarding their glucose curves, and to alert me if anything is out of the ordinary. If anything, I see my diabetic patients more often than my other patients and chat with their humans often. Being in a small town, it's not uncommon for me to run into clients at the grocery store or post office or simply walking through my neighborhood. Still, there's nothing like a biochemical blood profile to tell me how my patients are really doing.
People with diabetes can improve their overall well-being by maintaining a healthy weight and eating the right foods. Sometimes it can be difficult to resist the temptation to overindulge. Discover 4 ways to trick your brain to eat less.
The leading cause of death in the United States for men and women is still heart disease. This includes heart attack, stroke and heart failure. 67 million Americans have hypertension, which is a major risk factor in heart disease, along with diabetes. According to the CDC, "1 in 3 adults in the United States suffer from high blood pressure, with many of them still uncontrolled."