“Aging in the world’s population is a major contributor to the diabetes epidemic and older adults represent one of the fastest growing segments of the diabetes population.” Treating older adults with diabetes is generally more complicated since it tends to occur with multiple co-existing medical conditions. The good news is that there are things to do […]
According to a systemic review of sleep and diabetes outcomes from Diabetes Clinical 2020 Practice, “the prevalence of sleep disorders in adults with diabetes was estimated to be 52%”. This means that more than half of the adults with diabetes suffer from some type of sleep disorder. People with out of control blood sugars in type […]
After a year of limited access to outside activities including doing your own food shopping and all your adventures to big box stores, things are finally changing for the better. Many of you have been vaccinated for COVID-19. Two full weeks after vaccination allows you more mobility if you continue the rules of social distancing, mask […]
Approximately 2% of adults in the US are vegans and 5% consider themselves vegetarian. New research states, “Red meat intake increases insulin resistance and the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes”. People with diabetes always want to know “what to eat or not eat” to help control blood sugars and weight. There is no one best […]
People with diabetes are more prone to blood vessel flow problems known as peripheral vascular disease (PAD) and nerve ending issues, called neuropathy. Excess glucose creates damage to your blood vessels and nerves – especially the smaller vessels – and weakens your veins. Although there is no direct link between diabetes and varicose veins, many people […]
With diabetes the most common complications usually discussed involve the cardiovascular system: the heart and blood vessels. Diabetes elevates the risks of heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. People with diabetes can also have complications in their kidneys, eyes and feet. These are related to nerve ending problems. The GI (gastrointestinal tract) is not a […]
Obesity is one of the biggest health problems in the world with over 90 contributing factors. There is no single solution to prevent obesity. In 2013, it was finally recognized as a true “illness or disease”. Obesity is one of the top risk factors in developing type 2 diabetes. “Diabetes is 93% higher when you have […]
It’s a new year and hopefully you are actively setting up new and realistic goals concerning your diabetes. Diabetes self-management can be challenging, but it is the only way to make sure you reduce your future complications and live a healthier life. Diabetes remains a “life-long disease”, yet diabetes self-management classes are still not considered mandatory […]
It is easy to understand why your blood sugars spike high after eating 2 or 3 sugar coated donuts when you have diabetes. Too much empty sugar from cookies, candy and pies lead to elevated numbers. With diabetes you do not have the insulin needed to regulate your blood sugars. Unfortunately, there are many other unsuspecting […]
During diabetes management educational sessions, discussions frequently take place at the end of each training class. Interest levels on related diabetes topics tend to appear after learning the diabetes basics and interesting questions are asked.
Let’s examine some of the more recent ones:
What is the connection between diabetes and thyroid disease?
According to The National Institutes of Health […]