Wednesday, November 22, 2017

7 Tips for Managing Your Diabetes While Fighting a Cold or Flu

Having a cold or flu is no fun for anyone. The sore throat, runny nose, burning eyes, and fever-induced aches and pains? No, thank you. I feel I can safely say that most of us would like to just sleep right through them, and that’s probably exactly what you need most of the time....

How To Manage Diabetes with Seniors

Getting older doesn't have to mean getting diabetes, but it does mean your risk increases. The majority of Americans with Type 2 diabetes are over 60, and rates rise sharply with age. While 11 percent of middle-aged adults have diabetes, it's nearly 22 percent for seniors 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease...

Diabetes and Anemia: What You Need to Know

If you have diabetes, you’ll need to have your blood checked regularly for anemia. It’s common for people with diabetes to also end up with this blood condition. It happens when your body’s red blood cells can’t deliver as much oxygen as your body needs. If you spot anemia early on, you can better...

Treatment Options for Diabetes

You now have more ways to control your diabetes and boost your overall health than ever before. You and your doctor will create a plan to keep your blood sugar (glucose) in check, get to a healthy weight, and reach other goals. You may need different types of medicine to keep your sugar levels normal...

Diabetes Rates Skyrocket in Kids and Teens

The rate goes up to three in 10 for those aged 60 and above, prompting Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to flag the issue at the National Day Rally. He also pointed to another worrying trend: The prevalence of diabetes among the younger ones is rising too. It was once a disease associated with the elderly,...

She Managed To Survived In College With a Type 1 Diabetes

A college student talks of how she kept from floundering in a new environment. As I started my first year of college, I knew there would be challenges. After all, I was going to be living on my own for the first time, doing so in a different province, contending with the academic demands of...

15 Foods That Help You Stay Hydrated

We all know that water is life.  Our bodies are made up of two-thirds water, so it’s no wonder that we need it, we crave it and when we don’t have it, it shows! So if you’re trying to get a little bit more water in your daily routine without having to reach for...

Here’s How Those Who Love You View Hypoglycemia

A Western University study suggests that it’s vital to better support spouses/partners and parents/grandparents of adults with Type 1 diabetes because they represent an important frontline in hypoglycemia prevention efforts. The researchers for the study found that while the nuclear family that orbits an adult with Type 1 are willing to do what it...

Want to Know More About DIABETES? Here are Some DIABETES Myths De-Mystified

Even if you don't have diabetes, you can probably imagine how challenging it must be to live with a disease that requires such constant vigilance of your physical health. You might not immediately pick up on how mentally taxing diabetes can be, though. In fact, it's "considered to be one of the most psychologically demanding...

Always Monitor To Avoid Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Your body runs on glucose. It’s the fuel that keeps your brain working and your muscles moving. But without enough insulin to ferry the glucose into your cells, the body breaks down fat for fuel instead of glucose, causing ketones to form and circulate in the bloodstream. If large quantities of ketones accumulate, blood...
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