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 […]
Holistic ways to deal with diabetes refer to an overall approach to better control diabetes and its potential complications. While natural remedies and alternative medicine are not a substitute for traditional medications, they may complement your current diabetes self-management routine. Discover 3 holistic ways to deal with diabetes for better health.
Traditional Medication and Lifestyle Changes
The traditional […]
Discover ways to boost your immunity with either type of diabetes and combat attacks from invaders such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
People with diabetes face the stress of constantly managing the condition and the risk of related health issues. Meditation can help diabetes by reducing stress, lowering blood sugar levels and minimizing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Find out how taking some quiet time to meditate can help people manage diabetes and achieve improved overall well-being.
Meditation is […]
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was originally used as a scuba diver treatment relating to decompression sickness but now is used to treat multiple conditions including diabetic wounds. It can also be used to treat burns and flesh eating wounds caused by bacteria. It is often promoted as an effective treatment for diabetic foot wounds and other potentially […]
Everyone is buzzing about using alternative therapies with diabetes but do any of them really work? While there is no substitute for visits to the doctor and formal medical treatment, certain alternative therapies may be helpful. Discover more about alternative therapies and remember to consult with your physician before making any changes in your diabetes self-management […]
As always, I am anxious to share some of this week’s solid information that I have offered to patients attending our diabetes office practice. Their questions and concerns keep me focused on giving simple answers that help them get back on track practicing positive diabetes care.
People with diabetes do not heal as efficiently as people with normal blood sugar levels. Certain foods can also help keep your blood sugar optimal.
Protein helps to repair tissue:
- Eggs (egg whites have protein and no cholesterol)
- Cheese (low fat is better for your heart)
- Lean meat
- Nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc.)
Carbohydrates give you energy:
- Starch […]