For people with diabetes who are overweight but do not take insulin, calorie counting is another option.
The dangers of having both depression and diabetes, and what the consequences are if both go untreated.
Did you know that at 4 p.m. today, the majority of us still won’t know what we are going to have for dinner? It sounds surprising at first-but that’s because we make the false assumption that everyone else is better organized than we are.
Illness is a form of stress that-like emotional stress-rouses the body’s defenses.
You wouldn’t need to monitor your blood-sugar levels throughout the day if not for the inconvenient fact that they change. Figuring out what makes them go up and down is the key to keeping them under control.
There’s no reason diabetes should hold you back from traveling, as long as you take some reasonable precautions to make sure that while you’re getting away, your blood sugar isn’t.
Many of the same health problems that lead to heart disease – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes – also increase the risk of cognitive decline. All of these conditions decrease blood flow to the brain, and they put you in danger of having a stroke, another major risk factor for cognitive decline.
A quick rundown of available drugs used to lower your blood pressure.
How do you eat to beat diabetes? The goal is to control blood sugar while getting the right balance of nutrients for great health. But exactly what that means for you will depend on a host of factors. To plot a strategy that will work for you:
When it comes to avoiding the frailty and disability of ageing, nothing beats preventing or treating depression.
Sure, firing up the barbecue or gas grill provides you with a sociable, relaxing time in the backyard, which is an instant stress buster. But it’s particularly beneficial for people with diabetes because grilling happens to be a healthy cooking technique.
Getting active trims fat from your body and helps you tip the scales in the right direction-two key ways to control diabetes. But there’s more: Exercise is almost like insulin in its ability to bring down blood sugar.
The whole point of taking medications, eating healthy foods in moderate portions and exercising is to keep your blood sugar within reasonable targets–and there’s no way to know how well these steps are working without checking your blood sugar regularly.
Insulin can be a lifesaver if you have diabetes, and it’s considered one of modern medicine’s true breakthroughs. When it first became available in the 1920s, there was only one kind of insulin, still known as “regular” insulin. Today there are many more options-some of them available just since the 1990s.
Snacking isn’t right for everyone who has diabetes, but for some people, especially those who go more than four or five hours between meals, snacks have a place on the menu. The trick is to choose healthy munchies.
What’s the difference between mashed potatoes and spaghetti? The potatoes tend to send blood sugar up high in a hurry, while the pasta causes less of a stir–even if you were to eat the same amount of total carbohydrate in both cases.
The wonders you can find in an average pharmacy! Whether it’s glucose tablets, a blood pressure machine, a healthy snack or good foot moisturiser, you can find all of these while you are waiting to pick up your prescription. Next time you are in your local pharmacy have a browse around the shelves to see what’s on offer.
Many of us plan our dinners, but lunch is all too often an afterthought. Like breakfast, lunch is a pretty simple meal to prepare.
There are two forms of the disease: Type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes, which usually starts in younger people, who will need regular insulin injections for life.
For Alan Vaughn, surgery proved the solution to his serious weight problem.