Currently, over 37 million Americans have diabetes. The forecast is for that amount to go up rapidly by 2050. Reading, learning and asking your health care provider questions about diabetes may help change your future of developing diabetes or how well you can control it OR if you do eventually develop it.
New information and technology keeps progressing in the field of diabetes. Stay current as you can. This will help you manage your diabetes and overall health with each day.
1. Should I eat Omega-6 fatty acids or Omega-3 fatty acids or both? What are they and does it even matter?
Let’s discuss what each is before we talk […]
Flu, RSV, Pneumonia, COVID-19 and Diabetes
Patients with diabetes are not more likely to contract a severe respiratory tract infection, but when they develop one, they are more likely to get complications leading to a possible hospitalization. Reasons why this happens include: diabetes causes immune dysfunction, diabetes causes insulin resistance and the body’s possible exposure to high […]
April is designated as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. People with type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of developing a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease later in life. Type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s are both aging-associated diseases as well as chronic diseases that are both turning into epidemics worldwide. Parkinson’s – like diabetes – is considered a […]
Attaining better health remains on our minds more than ever since the 2020 COVID outbreak. Everyone’s present goal should be to feel better and maintain the function of our bodies to the best of our ability. You can’t control everything around you, but there still is a lot you can do. Hopefully, you are aware that […]
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. […]