Walking into the stores you see enormous chocolate bunnies, marshmallow /caramel filled Easter eggs (or chicks), sugar laden Easter peeps in yellow, green and pink along with a wide assortment of colored jelly beans or gummy bunnies all in preparation for the Easter Holiday.
Knowing the basics about diabetes helps identify what puts people at risk for developing the disease. Some people are living with diabetes and don’t even know it. According to the CDC, who just released the 2017 Diabetes Statistics Report, "30.3 million or 9.4% of the population in the US have diabetes.
The glycemic index (GI) is a system to help people with diabetes determine some of the right foods to eat. It calculates the effect of carbohydrates on the body and how long the food will supply sugar to the bloodstream. One goal […]
People with diabetes need to control their blood sugar. Using a diabetes glucose kit is a way to measure your blood sugar and make changes as needed. Find out how to choose a glucose meter for better diabetes management.
What is a Blood Glucose Meter?
Blood glucose meters are used to measure and display the […]
Managing diabetes is an ongoing challenge as people try to keep their blood glucose levels stable. Knowledge and the right equipment can make a major difference. Discover a few diabetes devices to help make your diabetes life easier.
The I-Port Takes Shots for People with Diabetes
Many people with diabetes need to administer insulin throughout the day. With […]
Proper nutrition is important during pregnancy if you have gestational diabetes. When you have gestational diabetes your are at risk of developing high blood sugar that can be harmful to you and your baby. A special meal plan coupled with healthy lifestyle habits can help keep your blood sugar levels under control.
About 18 percent of pregnant women develop high levels of blood sugar during pregnancy. This condition is referred to as gestational diabetes (GDM). It usually occurs around the 24th week of pregnancy and it involves elevated blood sugar levels due to pregnancy hormones. Learn the basics about gestational diabetes and what it means to you […]
As we discussed in Part 1 of Gestational diabetes, it is usually detected in the 2 nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Unless you are considered high risk your physician will screen you between weeks 24-28. It may seem overwhelming at diagnosis but when you learn about what you need to do to […]
Gestational diabetes is a common complication of pregnancy that affects around 200,000 women in the United States a year which translates into 4-10% of pregnancies. According to the most recent research “5 in 100 women will come back with a positive test for gestational diabetes”. Most women have little or no symptoms although some may […]
Gestational diabetes affects pregnant women who have never had diabetes before. A woman experiences high blood sugar levels during pregnancy which may have a serious impact on her and the baby. It is estimated 18 percent of pregnant women experience gestational diabetes.