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
You’d probably eat less if you felt full after eating a small amount of food. That’s exactly what bariatric surgery does and why it helps people lose weight. Bariatric surgery enhances weight loss in obese people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts. Bariatric surgery reduces the stomach’s storage capacity, which … 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
Gum disease – or gingivitis – has been called the fifth complication of diabetes behind heart, nerve, kidney and eye disease. Gingivitis is simply the inflammation of the gums around your teeth caused by plaque buildup. So, why are you more at risk for developing gingivitis if you have diabetes? Gum disease begins with bacteria … Read More