Knowing what your ideal diet should be is one thing. Putting it into practice-especially if you’re trying to cut calories-is quite another.
You can combine different types of insulin, just as you can mix other drugs to take advantage of their different effects.
Cardiovascular disease and diabetes often appear together. It isn’t entirely clear how the two diseases affect each other, but the most pertinent facts are clear enough.
Compared with type 1, type 2 is far more common, accounting for 90 to 95 percent of all cases of diabetes. It’s also far more complex.
This may sound odd, but there’s never been a better time to have diabetes. One reason: There have never been more tools to help you monitor and manage your condition.
You’re in charge of managing your game plan from day to day (and hour to hour) because you’re the one who’s always there-to lace up your walking shoes, pour a bowl of bran cereal, take your medication, or prick your finger. But you’re hardly in this alone.
There’s no getting around it: Once you have diabetes, you’ve got it for life, and no operation, therapy, or drug can cure it (at least, not yet).
If you’re overweight, or if you have joint or balance problems, foot pain from nerve damage, or other physical limitations – all of which are common among people who have diabetes – the swimming pool is one of the best places to get active
Choose to fight When people are diagnosed with a lifethreatening form of cancer, some choose to fight, while others choose to give up. Being diagnosed with diabetes, even though it’s hardly a death sentence, shares some similarities. If you had a close relative who suffered serious complications from diabetes, you might throw your hands up […]
Diabetes can get you down. If you’re already prone to depression, or are experiencing anxiety or severe sadness, check out this all-natural approach to feeling better.
Looking closer at your daily nutrition intake could make a world of difference for your glucose levels.
Many people newly diagnosed with diabetes start out motivated to make all the necessary changes to take care of themselves. But as time goes by, it’s common to start feeling drained or overwhelmed, something experts refer to as “diabetes burnout.” Figuring out your level of burnout is key to relighting your fire, says William Polonsky, […]
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.
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.