How Often Should You Check Your Blood Glucose Levels?

Around 463 million people worldwide live with diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation predicts that this number will rise to approximately 700 million by 2045. Educating patients and loved ones about effective diabetes management is more important than ever. Monitoring your blood glucose levels regularly is a vital part of diabetes management. Glucose meters and continuous […]

4 Ways to Prevent Diabetic Foot Pain

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Did you know that at least 50% of all foot amputations in the United States are due to diabetes? Diabetes can cause several problems in your body, especially if you don’t manage your blood sugar. When it comes to the feet, there are two main problems people face: diabetic neuropathy, and peripheral vascular disease.  Let’s […]

The Nutritional Guide to Managing Gestational Diabetes

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If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably heard someone say, “You’re eating for two now.” Though it is true that you are eating for two, you still need to pay attention to what, when, and how much you are eating—especially if you’ve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a condition that affects 2% to 10% […]

COVID-19 Pandemic Severely Impacts Many Living With Diabetes

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Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on, new health threats have not stopped popping up at every corner. Those with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, have a greater risk of not receiving necessary and routine healthcare options because of the increased demand on healthcare institutions. The impact is both widespread and concerning. Some […]

Why Diabetics Need to Stay Hydrated

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We tend to think about drinking water more when the weather becomes hot or after we have exercised. No matter the weather or your daily activities, maintaining a healthy fluid intake is important, especially if you have diabetes. Continue reading to learn why! Water Facts Approximately 60% of the human body is made up of […]

Can People With Diabetes Drink Beer?

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It’s summertime, and there’s nothing better than sitting on a patio with friends while enjoying an ice-cold beer. But is beer okay to drink if you have diabetes? Does it have any effect on blood sugar levels? Read on to learn more. Blood Sugar, Diabetes, and Beer People with diabetes can have trouble with alcohol […]

Is Your Depression Related to Diabetes Distress?

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Are you ever frustrated, angry, or stressed when managing your diabetes? It’s not just you, many people find managing diabetes emotionally demanding. In fact, the term “diabetes distress” describes the negative emotions experienced by people who have diabetes. If this resonates with you, you should know that diabetes distress is quite common. What is Diabetes […]

8 Frequently Asked Questions About Diabetes Management

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Blood sugar or glucose is your body’s main source of energy. When the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin, glucose can’t reach the cells in your body, leading to an increase in blood sugar levels. This causes diabetes, a chronic condition that can be managed with proper care and treatment. Here are 8 frequently asked questions […]

7 Diabetic-Friendly Treats to Indulge in This Summer

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Craving a sweet treat to beat the heat this summer that is also diabetic-friendly? You’re in luck! We have gathered 5 of our favorite recipes that you can quickly whip up for a fraction of the cost of packaged treats.  Which one will you try? 1. Frosty Watermelon Ice Nothing beats the heat and quenches […]

What You Need to Know About Diabetes and Sunburns

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It seems like only yesterday, we were shoveling snow from our driveways, wishing we could go swimming at the beach. Now, the hot summer days are upon us. Summer means heat and sun, and sometimes it, unfortunately, means the occasional sunburn if we’re not careful. Did you know that the risk of sunburn increases for […]