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Dr . Joi Sutton

How Can UTI's Affect Diabetes?

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This entry is filed under Pets & Diabetes, Weekly Pet Newsletter

Recently one of our readers asked me to chat about how urinary tract infections (UTIs) can affect diabetes. She said that her senior kitty's diabetes management kept getting derailed by his urinary tract infections. This reminded me of the brain teaser, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" Let me explain.

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I often teach patients during diabetes management skills sessions who complain about GI upset - including symptoms of gas, bloating, indigestion, as well as problems concerning regular bowel habits. Patients want to know if these symptoms are directly related to their condition of diabetes. The most common GI issues linked to diabetes are - taking Metformin (an oral medication) without food; this can cause GI gas, bloating and diarrhea. The second most common related GI problem to diabetes is gastroparesis.

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5 Easy Resolutions to Reduce Diabetes Complications

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Diabetes is a chronic disease and it is essential to closely follow your diabetes self-management plan. Taking proper care of yourself is worth the effort because it can reduce your risk of developing other health conditions and complications. Consider 5 easy resolutions that can reduce diabetes complications and improve the quality of your life.

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Creative New Year Resolutions with Diabetes

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As people celebrate the holidays and overindulge, thoughts turn to making better choices during the year ahead. The start of another year often makes people review their current behaviors and consider ways to improve them. Consider a few creative New Year resolutions that could improve your diabetes management and overall well-being.

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Make Your Own Holiday Cheer When You Have Diabetes

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Images of holiday gatherings often focus on excessive amounts of food and sedentary behavior – two things that can lead to problems when you have diabetes. Avoid these temptations by substituting positive behaviors for negative ones. Learn fun ways to make your own holiday cheer when you have diabetes. Continue reading »