Healthful meal planning is one of the main priorities for diabetes control. You need to understand the basics of a diabetes food plan since there is no one specific "diabetes diet." No health professional will give you a "tear off diet sheet" for eating with diabetes. If they do, find another reputable source for diabetes nutritional information.
I recently educated a middle-aged male patient with diabetes during diabetes management sessions who was suffering from a cardiac issue of which he had no understanding. This poor patient was “in the dark” about what was happening to his heart and he felt too intimidated to ask the real important questions. His diabetes had been diagnosed […]
According to the CDC, over 50% of American adults continue to take vitamins and supplements, even though multiple studies suggest they are often “unnecessary or harmful”. A study by The Atlantic, published in 2013, showed that supplements “may shorten your life span”. Women tend to purchase and take supplements more than men. The studies keep changing, […]
A few years ago, on a four-day weekend, we were lucky enough to head down to the Florida Keys for a little rest and relaxation. After arriving late at night, we planned our next day events which included plenty of water activities and sunshine. Unfortunately, I woke up with left-sided facial swelling accompanied by severe pain […]
Diabetes is on the rise worldwide and is no longer considered, "a disease of just rich nations". It is difficult to be saddled with a chronic illness including diabetes for many reasons. The cost of daily living in the United States keeps going up along with the cost of diabetes. It is not "a cheap" disease.
Whether dealing with a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, ice storm/blizzard, volcano, wild fire or other disastrous event can be stressful for the average person. A natural disaster may affect your shelter, food supply, power supply, or road closures. When you toss diabetes into the mix, it can make it even more complicated.
Any natural disaster can have a […]
Various numbers are thrown around when it comes to your health, whether it is at your physician’s office, at the gym or in the department store. Certain numbers have more meaning than others and can really give you some indication of your overall health.
It is important not to obsess about the values but learn what they […]
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.
Summertime is now in full swing and you should be enjoying the rewarding and exciting experiences of the season. Some of the favorite activities discussed by our diabetes management patients are the outdoor Grilling, BBQ or a lazy afternoon picnic at the park or beach with friends or at a family reunion. Having diabetes or another chronic condition should make you think more about proper planning.
Although this question is not only related to people who have diabetes, I found it interesting. It is often asked and is well worth exploring. Feel free to write to us if you have a question or concern.