This week I had interactions with two of my favorite diabetic patients. They both happen to be in transition. One is a senior Labrador who travels throughout state parks here in south Florida with his humans, doing volunteer work. I only get to see him a few times a year in person, because he and his peeps are traipsing across this land in their retirement.
The cooler days of fall are almost here, which means the kids are going back to school. Parents of children with diabetes need to make additional preparations for a healthy and safe school year. Discover a few savvy school tips for children with diabetes.
Yesterday a friend asked me, "Why does my cat hate me after I put on his flea preventative each month?" I laughed and told him because his cat was a cat. I remember once putting a topical flea medication on one of my cats one morning before I headed off to work. When I got home he was sitting on my bed, glaring at me with the dirtiest look he could muster. Now these are perfectly healthy cats that simply live in south Florida where the flea pressure mandates monthly control year-round. What about cats with chronic disease such as diabetes who receive daily injections and periodically might go on antibiotics and such?
This entry is filed under Type 1 Diabetes
Proper foot care is essential for people with type 1 diabetes. Patients with diabetes may be prone to neuropathy, peripheral artery disease and other related complications. Discover simple ways to take care of your feet that help you to avoid possible problems.
Each assessment done for our diabetes self management skills program requires a complete food history - including the speed of one's eating: "Do you eat quickly/fast, normal speed or slowly?" I have asked this question to approximately 2,000 patients in the last three years. Since we are preparing for program re-accreditation, I found that approximately 70% of the patients answered "Fast"! How do they decide what fast is? They usually say that they were the first person finished at the table and were already reaching for a second helping.