Wednesday, September 20, 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...

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...

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...

The Mysterious Symptoms of Undiagnosed Diabetes

  1 Could You Have Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes affects millions of Americans. If you have type 2 diabetes, your body is not able to use the hormone insulin properly. Insulin is necessary for glucose (sugar) to get from your blood into your cells to be used for energy. When there is not enough...

Are You a Parents With Type 1 Diabetes And Ill? Here’s What To Do

A mother must find a way to care for her migraines while being the primary caregiver of a child with Type 1. When I tell people that my seven-year-old daughter has diabetes, they often respond by expressing sympathy that such a young child has to receive shots and prick her fingers on a daily basis....

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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