When working to address diabetes, ask yourself first: Do I have a solid game plan? Is it the right plan for my unique needs? Does it include things I like? Learn more about fighting this condition from a diabetes expert.
How old is too old for a joint replacement? Patients are often surprised to learn that there is no absolute age limit on who can safely undergo this procedure. However, there are other factors to consider.
It’s no fun to change your sheets in the middle of the night, but that may be a common occurrence if night sweats are disrupting your sleep. Find out what causes night sweats and how to get relief.
Chronic wounds that don’t heal within three months present ongoing problems. Learn the risks and treatments for the three most common types.
Choices, choices. How your health fares often comes down to the foods you choose to eat. You have the power to make the smart – and yes, delicious food choices – to keep your blood glucose at a healthy level. In this guide, we share the worst — and some of the best — food and drink choices if you have diabetes.
As diabetes educators, we are frequently asked if sugar substitutes are safe and which ones are best. Over time there have been many sugar substitutes, and we always tell people that the one you use is a personal choice. They are safe for people with diabetes, and they can be used to reduce both your calorie … Read More
If you have diabetes, you may want to be a little more cautious about taking care of simple cuts, scratches, scrapes and bruises. In fact, skin care of any kind is important to your health. Bruises are the simplest to address. As long as the skin is not broken, you really don’t need to do … Read More
We often look forward to changes of season, but if you have diabetes, you need to be extra careful when temperatures climb dramatically. Extreme heat can affect your blood sugar control. If you use insulin or if your treatment of blood sugars is inadequate, this can put you at higher risk. Often, worsening blood sugar … Read More
Imagine what it would be like if you stopped breathing multiple times during the day. You wouldn’t think twice about calling a doctor. But people with sleep apnea stop breathing many times every night, and they may not even know it. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that occurs when breathing is interrupted … Read More
If you have diabetes, experts say you should watch your blood pressure numbers in addition to your blood sugar numbers. This is because having diabetes puts you at a higher risk of high blood pressure and the possible problems it can cause throughout your body. These include heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and even retinal issues. … Read More