Living with Diabetes
There is currently no cure for diabetes. Being diagnosed means a lifelong process of treatment and managing symptoms; this can be overwhelming at even the best of times. Here to help you live a full, happy and healthy life are informative articles, tips and advice. Whether you have a loved one grappling with the disease, or have been recently diagnosed yourself you’ll find tips and testimonials written by peers, professionals and those that have been there. Find crucial information on managing your health including dental care and foot care, tips on your diet including eating out, health information for pregnancy with diabetes and other helpful advice. Comment on articles and share your own experience and opinion.
- Could Your Diabetes Medicine Be to Blame for Your Weight Loss Struggle?
When you need to manage your diabetes, you may wonder how the treatment program will impact your weight. Here's a look at diabetes treatments that cause weight gain and how to manage it.
- Challenges of Managing Diabetes With Liver Involvement
Diabetes has been found to be the most common cause of liver disease. Poor control of blood sugar levels in conjunction with high cholesterol levels and obesity can increase a patient’s risk of developing liver problems.
- Teaching Patients About Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia is commonly associated with diabetes, but even non-diabetics are vulnerable to decreases in blood sugar levels. When teaching patients about hypoglycemia, be sure to explain this complicated condition in simple terms so patients are equipped to avoid its dangers.
- Hard-Hit Adrenals: Hypothyroidism Makes it More Challenging to Manage Diabetes
Your adrenal system helps keep your body on an even keel. When the thyroid is slow, this changes your energy levels and your weight and can make diabetes management harder. Hypothyroidism and diabetes symptoms can also mimic each other.
- Triglycerides and Insulin Resistance
Insulin resistance often coincides with other health issues, such as high levels of triglycerides. The combined conditions, known as metabolic syndrome, can be improved through a treatment plan that includes lifestyle changes.
- Traveling with Diabetes - Packing the Right Supplies
Before you head out the door make sure you have everything you need to manage your diabetes. We've provided a list of items you may need to bring with you. Browse this checklist to be safe.
- Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetes
Millions of people around the world are suffering from diabetes, and many more are in the early stage, still undiagnosed. Most diabetics are of the non-insulin dependent or type 2 variety of the disease. Learn more about the dynamics of type 2 diabetes sugar levels and what factors affect these.
- Choosing the Right Antihistamine as a Diabetic
Diabetics who suffer from allergies, flu, colds and cough sometimes take over-the-counter (OTC) drugs such as antihistamines. Choosing the right antihistamine as a diabetic is important because many OTC drugs may affect blood sugar levels and cause other undesired side effects.
- Diabetes Testing Supplies Covered by Medicare
There are quite a number of Medicare covered diabetes testing supplies such as lancets, glucose monitors and testing strips. Anyone under a Medicare plan will have to review their plan to what exactly is covered.