There are a few diabetes articles that I keep bookmarked on my laptop because I am always going to them as a reference point for information. Similarly, I do the same with some of the diabetes publications that I get in the mail, especially if I find something that I can share with a patient or co-worker.
Although people with diabetes type 1 depend on insulin, proper eating is also extremely important to your overall health. Eating the right foods can help ward off potentially dangerous blood sugar fluctuations and related complications. Learn the proper eating habits to develop when you have diabetes type 1.
Prior to the use of insulin in 1922, it could be hazardous for women with diabetes to get pregnant. Now many women with diabetes type 1 are having babies without complications and leading a healthy life. Knowing what to expect and how to take proper care is essential when you get pregnant and have diabetes type 1.
One morning as I was laying sod in my yard here in South Florida I was dripping sweat and it was barely 10 am. I came in twice to guzzle water. It got me thinking about diabetics in the summertime heat. Heck, if I can lose so much water while being perfectly healthy, imagine how much water a diabetic pet (who is already prone to dehydration) needs while exercising in the summer. I don't expect you have Fluffy saddled with a plow for yard work, but playing fetch or wrestling with the neighbor pooch can bring on the same effect. Heat stroke can result from it being just so stinking hot outside, to over exertion, to a combination of both. Today's newsletter is a reminder to use common sense regarding our pets this summer, particularly for our diabetic pets.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the rate of pre-diabetes has climbed to 86 million Americans over the age of 20 in 2012. 51% of those people are over the age of 65. Just two years ago in 2010, the rate was 79 million. This huge rise is also evident in people developing diabetes type 2. Unfortunately not all insurance plans cover education or management skills classes for pre-diabetes including Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans even though the rate is extremely high in seniors. It makes sense to educate everyone with pre-diabetes since over half of those will progress to diabetes type 2 if lifestyle changes are not made. Let's review what pre-diabetes is and ways to reduce the risk of developing diabetes type 2.