There is so much misinformation floating around when discussing different aspects of diabetes and how best to take care of yourself, when you do have diabetes.
People with diabetes can be prone to excessive sweating, which can also lead to dehydration and other health complications. Discover 5 reasons for heavy sweating with diabetes and what you can do about them. Understand that heavy sweating can also signal poor diabetes control.
Discover ways to boost your immunity with either type of diabetes and combat attacks from invaders such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
There is more to treating diabetes than checking blood sugars with a glucose meter and keeping your blood sugar levels within a specific range. Most people with diabetes have a health care team in place to help them manage their care. Discover when and why you should see an endocrinologist with diabetes as they, too, should be part of your health care team.
Welcome to spring time which brings a change in the weather for all of us, but for too many people the suffering of seasonal allergies accompanies the change. "Allergies arise when the immune system overreacts to an otherwise harmless substance known as allergens caused by pollen, weeds, mold, grass, trees, dust mites, cockroaches, pet dander, foods, dyes, wine and cosmetics."
People with diabetes should see their main doctor, whether it be an internist, primary care physician or endocrinologist to obtain their 3-month blood work. Most ordered blood work is routine information for the physician, but it may be meaningless to you.
Here comes the succession of holidays, "with the food holiday spiral" of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. According to USA Today, "4% of all candy consumed in the US is eaten on that single day called Halloween."
As fall season approaches, it is a good time to review diabetes basics. Although some of you may already know the basics, you can never stop learning. See how well you do on the following questions. Remember that "medical costs and lost work and wages for those with diabetes totals $245 million dollars yearly." See what you can do to lower these costs.
Summer is almost at an end but it is always worthwhile to add a few recommendations to your summer care list. Heat waves continue around the country with forest fires already a high priority. Let's look at some additional common sense tips and tricks to help your summer end on a high note.
Global warming or not, each summertime gets progressively hotter and August is known to be one of the hottest months of the year! According to the Academy of Dermatology, “One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.” The summer sun can cause major havoc to our skin. The ADA also recommends “selecting a […]