Healthful meal planning is one of the main priorities for diabetes control. You need to understand the basics of a diabetes food plan since there is no one specific "diabetes diet." No health professional will give you a "tear off diet sheet" for eating with diabetes. If they do, find another reputable source for diabetes nutritional information.
In today’s demanding economic times, it may be difficult to manage the cost of ongoing diabetes care. The average person diagnosed with diabetes will spend $16,752.00 per year on medical costs; 60% of that is spent on treatment. The person with diabetes has 2.3 times greater health care expenses yearly, compared to someone without diabetes. Whether […]
I recently educated a middle-aged male patient with diabetes during diabetes management sessions who was suffering from a cardiac issue of which he had no understanding. This poor patient was “in the dark” about what was happening to his heart and he felt too intimidated to ask the real important questions. His diabetes had been diagnosed […]
According to the CDC, over 50% of American adults continue to take vitamins and supplements, even though multiple studies suggest they are often “unnecessary or harmful”. A study by The Atlantic, published in 2013, showed that supplements “may shorten your life span”. Women tend to purchase and take supplements more than men. The studies keep changing, […]
CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) is a FDA-approved system that measures blood sugar levels in “real time throughout the day and night.” By wearing a CGM you will have a better picture of what your blood sugars are doing from moment to moment.
One of the buzzwords in the food growing industry is GMO’s. It seems everyone is talking about whether GMO’s are good or bad for your health. Discover more about GMO foods and how they may affect you and your diabetes.
What are GMO’s?
The term GMO stands for “genetically modified organisms”, or bio-engineered foods. Plants are manipulated by […]
A few years ago, on a four-day weekend, we were lucky enough to head down to the Florida Keys for a little rest and relaxation. After arriving late at night, we planned our next day events which included plenty of water activities and sunshine. Unfortunately, I woke up with left-sided facial swelling accompanied by severe pain […]
Diabetes is on the rise worldwide and is no longer considered, "a disease of just rich nations". It is difficult to be saddled with a chronic illness including diabetes for many reasons. The cost of daily living in the United States keeps going up along with the cost of diabetes. It is not "a cheap" disease.
Whether dealing with a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, ice storm/blizzard, volcano, wild fire or other disastrous event can be stressful for the average person. A natural disaster may affect your shelter, food supply, power supply, or road closures. When you toss diabetes into the mix, it can make it even more complicated.
Any natural disaster can have a […]
Various numbers are thrown around when it comes to your health, whether it is at your physician’s office, at the gym or in the department store. Certain numbers have more meaning than others and can really give you some indication of your overall health.
It is important not to obsess about the values but learn what they […]