How Old Are You, Really? Telomeres, Biological Age, and Diabetes

I consider myself healthier than most women my age. I do a variety of physical activity, eat lots of vegetables and a balanced diet, meditate, and strive to limit the amount of time I sit at my desk. When I heard from a friend that I could learn my biological age, which is different from my.

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Diabetes Is Not Just About Your Blood Sugar Level

When you think diabetes, “blood sugar” or “blood glucose” immediately comes to mind.  If you are newly diagnosed you may be surprised to learn that caring for yourself with diabetes doesn’t only involve your blood sugar.  For those who have had diabetes a while, you probably are already aware of.

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What are the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors?

As a Diabetes Educator, I strive to help each and every one of my patients obtain the best possible control of their blood sugars and live the healthiest lives possible.   I mean, that’s my job after all, right?  But actually, I happen to know that the most important person to help you manage your.

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Fiber for Health and Blood Glucose Control

Fiber is considered “natures broom” because it can give your health a clean sweep!

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Why do I have to check my sugar? I feel fine.

Having diabetes comes with many responsibilities, one of which is checking your blood sugar. Checking blood sugar can be a very overwhelming task for the person with diabetes. I should know, I have had Type 2 diabetes for nine years. In the beginning, although I knew the importance of it, I didn’t.

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Preventing Self-Sabotage; Can Keeping a Journal be the Answer?

You’re doing great; checking your blood sugar, watching your carbs, exercising, and the hard work is really starting to pay off.  You look good, feel great, and your blood sugar numbers are really starting to come down. Then, out of nowhere old behaviors start to creep back. You find yourself.

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Your Pharmacist Can Be Your Diabetes Educator

Studies indicate that patients interact with their pharmacists more than all other health care providers. A recent study involving high risk patients (with chronic diseases, including diabetes) found that the patients visited their primary care physician an average of 4 times per year, had 9.

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A Step by Step Guide to Getting the Support You Need to Manage your Diabetes

There are 29 million people living with diabetes in the United States (American Diabetes Association).  That is equal to 9.3% of the population.  Yet many people with diabetes report that they often feel alone in managing their disease.  Managing diabetes often includes making changes to one's.

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