Author: ADW Diabetes

How Spring Allergies May Raise Blood Sugars

Spring has sprung and for about 1 in five people, that means facing spring allergy season. For those with type 2 diabetes, spring allergies may require watching out for things that could affect your blood sugar. Discover how spring allergies could lead to raised blood sugar levels and how to prevent it. Spring allergies typically cause a runny nose, itching and sneezing. The first impulse is to seek the immediate relief of an OTC or prescription oral medication such as an antihistamine. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American reports about 20 percent of people who use antihistamines become...

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Mislabeled Snack Foods – Are They Real?

There is a wide variety of mislabeled snack foods that are not really what they claim to be. It is essential for people with diabetes to read beyond the marketing hype and get the facts that are often found in small print on labels. Discover the advertising words used to mislead buyers into thinking certain snack foods are healthier choices. Get the Facts Often terms such as low-fat and natural are printed boldly across labels on snack foods. Many of these descriptive terms are not formally defined by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That means they...

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Heart Disease, Stroke & Diabetes

The risk of heart disease and stroke are nearly twice as high in people with diabetes. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in people who have type 2 diabetes. Discover the link between heart disease, stroke, and diabetes as well as ways to avoid cardiovascular problems. Serious Risk of Heart Disease for People with Diabetes Heart disease is most common in people with type 2 diabetes. The Framingham Study initiated years ago was part of the research that proved people with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease than those who do not have diabetes. Other...

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Allergies & Diabetes

From fall leaves to spring pollen, allergies can strike during any season. People might be allergic to dust, pollen, animals, certain foods and other common environmental elements. Because people with diabetes are particularly vulnerable to allergies, it is essential to discover how to minimize the symptoms. Allergies and Diabetes are both Autoimmune Disorders The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports approximately 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Allergies are an autoimmune disorder as is type 1 diabetes. Many people with type 1 or 2 diabetes may also have allergies. The body’s natural response to allergens is to...

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