The holiday season is an exciting time full of family and friends, social events, traveling, and traditional foods. However, this excitement can become a source of stress for people who are working hard to manage diabetes. Here are some tips to help you enjoy a happy (and healthy!) holiday season.
What is the everyday reality of living with diabetes? It can be complex, personal and sometimes even misunderstood by others.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, for ANY person with ANY Type of diabetes. One thing is for sure, all those types need help for their malfunctioning pancreases.
For diabetes healthcare workers, part of ringing in the new year is reviewing the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Updated Diabetes Standards of Medical Care. Each year, a professional practice committee reviews evidence that has come out since the previous edition, providing recommendations for.
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.
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.
Eye health is often one of the last things we think of when we consider diabetes management, and that may be because diabetes can affect the eyes without noticeable signs or symptoms. Over time, high blood sugar damages the tiny blood vessels in the eyes causing them to leak or bleed which if gone.
Who listens to you?
Diabetes is a disease that affects the whole family, especially when a child is diagnosed. Whether your child was just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes or you're entering a new life stage or experience with diabetes, everyone needs some emotional support now and then.
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.