Extreme summer heat affects everyone, but it is more threatening when you have a chronic illness including diabetes. “People with diabetes feel the heat more than people who do not have diabetes.” Reasons may include complications to blood vessels and nerves from high blood sugars, which can affect how much you perspire. If you don’t perspire […]
Coping with type 2 diabetes may cause frustration, but once you learn the “how’s and why’s”, you may be surprised at how well you can do along with added care and information from your diabetes team. Diabetes is a chronic disease and can be challenging for anyone, everyone and possibly even you! These feelings are normal, […]
Why does my A1C continue to go up even though I made no changes to my care?
This month we have received some interesting questions concerning diabetes and how it ultimately affects you. Many of you have challenges trying to control and maintain your blood sugars and your A1C level. By keeping your A1C number managed, you […]
There is a large amount of confusing information out there when it comes to diabetes care and overall health. Find out the common realities and myths when it concerns you and your diabetes. This may help you prevent future problems.
1. Having “insulin resistance” can raise your risk of developing the metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes and type 2 […]
Through the years we have shared some interesting questions being asked during Diabetes Management training sessions. These specific questions have been asked recently during classes, so we are happy to share some new information to help answer your questions.
Always stay current and informed about your health and keep asking questions!
Should I take calcium supplements? Is calcium […]
Attempting to utilize weight loss techniques and strategies can be overwhelming, especially when you also have diabetes. “Roughly 42% of adults in the US live with obesity and another 38% live with being overweight.” Feeling hungry all the time can happen when you make irrational changes to your present eating plan. Binge eating and constant snacking […]
“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 […]