Although internet shopping has grown tremendously in the last few years, there is still a large interest in physically hitting the stores and malls on Black Friday, which occurs annually the day after Thanksgiving, this year on Friday November 25th, 2022. The traditional holiday shopping season usually begins the day after Thanksgiving and ends on Christmas […]
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 […]
June is Brain Health Awareness month and a great time to start focusing on helping your brain develop better habits. You can keep your sharpness, acuity and enhance your learning abilities. Most people who have diabetes are aware of common potential complications such as heart disease, high blood pressure, nerve problems, foot issues and eye complications. […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]