Longer days, warmer weather – it must be Spring!
Diabetes management can be complicated and often requires a multidisciplinary approach to help maintain optimal blood glucose control. Lifestyle modifications and regular blood glucose monitoring while proven to be helpful, can also be overwhelming. Recent technological advances, if.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2014 surveillance data, 29.1 million Americans (or 9.3% of the population) have diabetes. Given this statistic, chances are likely that you know or live with someone affected by diabetes. You may find yourself in a unique role when a.
You’ve heard it before. “You need to exercise more.” “You need to start an exercise program.” In today’s busy world, it can feel overwhelming with thoughts of “where do I begin?” or “where am I supposed to get the time to exercise?” or “what can I do easily to exercise?”
Eating plenty of non-starchy vegetables is SO important when trying to maintain a healthy diet, achieve blood sugar control and reduce excess weight.
It seems that a lot of us are facing some degree of stress or anxiety, whether it is due to the recent elections, the upcoming holidays or just our day-to-day stressors. To build on Michelle Mendoza’s blog on stress reduction, I would like to discuss just how stress and anxiety effects blood.
It is hard to escape stress in everyday life. Stress can come from many different sources: work, marriage, school, kids, relationships, money, or health. Diabetes can bring its own type of stress. At the same time, stress from other areas of life can impact diabetes by raising blood sugars.
As a certified diabetes educator with a large number of my patients in the workforce, I have seen great benefit to their diabetes management and overall health by incorporating some or many of the ideas shared in this article.
If you use syringes, needles and lancets as part of you diabetes care, it’s best to take steps to dispose of them safely. You may have heard of the term “sharps”. Sharps is a fancy medical term for any item that pokes or cuts our skin. As an educator I always get asked the question, “how do I.
Do you say to yourself after each doctor visit, “I will do better this month with taking my meds”?