Gestational diabetes is unlike Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as it develops during a woman’s pregnancy and often goes away after delivery. While any complications during pregnancy — such as gestational diabetes — can be concerning, there are things that you can do to help manage and cope with gestational diabetes.
Smoking can raise your risk for heart attack or stroke, in addition to raising your blood pressure and cholesterol which can make it increasingly difficult to manage your diabetes. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you are a smoker, we know that you have a difficult road ahead of you–but we encourage you to […]
Do you ever find yourself questioning what is and isn’t true about diabetes? Don’t worry–we break down 8 common myths about diabetes for you below.
Everyone knows their ABCs, but it’s important to know the ABCs of diabetes, too. Keeping these three things in check can help lower your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or other diabetes complications. A: A1C The A1C blood test gives you and your doctor a way to measure your average glucose control over the last […]
The American Association of Diabetes Educators created the 7 self-care behaviors to help people better manage their diabetes. While self management is difficult, these steps help break down the process and show clear areas where goals need to be made. 1. Healthy Eating One of the most important steps to take to start better managing your […]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEFmSk08LIE] We’re faced with a lot of choices every day. Sometimes, the most difficult choice can be what foods you should eat to have a healthy, balanced meal. Many of us grew up with the colorful food pyramid, which educated us on the different food groups. The USDA-created graphic helped us navigate the aisles of […]
So, what’s the deal with hypoglycemia? Not to be confused with hyperglycemia, it’s a condition that occurs when your body has abnormally low blood sugar level (less than 70). According to the American Diabetes Association, it is characterized by the following symptoms: Mild Symptoms: Shakiness Palpitations Sweating Dizziness Fast heartbeat Hunger Blurred vision Decreased concentration […]
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Nephropathy: what’s that, you say? Because of the extra stress that diabetes puts on the kidneys, people with diabetes can be more prone to getting kidney disease, also known as nephropathy. It’s mostly caused by the long-term effects of hyperglycemia, which happens when your blood glucose levels are consistently above normal. Nephropathy can damage how […]
Feeling the February doldrums? Lacking motivation to get up and get out of the house? Feeling like your active lifestyle that you worked all summer and fall to build up has gone kaput? Well, dust off those old running shoes and get your yoga mat out, because we have some great ideas to get–and stay–active […]