It’s that time of year again to look back on the past and reflect. If you weren’t able to fully achieve your goals last year that is OK. This is a great opportunity to step back and reset. It’s important to know where you are going and to stay motivated until you get there.
The month of December will likely bring more challenges as you try to balance both joy that the holidays bring as well as healthy diabetes management. You can keep your diabetes in check and still enjoy the festivities of the season by considering these 10 strategies…
According to the National Sleep Foundation’s guidelines, most adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep each night. If you have diabetes, not getting enough sleep can negatively affect your diabetes management. Too little sleep can: Cause elevated blood sugars. Increase insulin resistance. Make you feel hungrier the following day. Make you more likely to choose […]
If you have diabetes, taking care of your feet is an important part of your daily routine. High blood sugar can lead to nerve damage. Nerve damage decreases your ability to feel sensations, like pain, heat, and cold. The loss of these protective sensations puts you at an increased risk for injury, permanent deformity, and […]
Summer is just around the corner. If your plans involve travel or any type of outdoor activities, be sure and attend diabetes support group this month. We will be covering both topics to help you plan ahead for a fun and safe summer. Listed below are safe traveling tips to consider: Before You Leave See […]
Diabetes technology has come a long way. Today there are several new innovations that can help you better manage your diabetes. Here is a look at a few: Continuous Glucose Monitors A continuous glucose monitor (also called a CGM) helps reduce the need for finger sticks & strips. It works through a sensor that is […]
Written by Elizabeth W., Diabetes Educator Elizabeth is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at NMC Health. Paying close attention to heart health is very important for someone with diabetes. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death in people with diabetes, resulting in 2/3 of deaths in people with type 2 […]
Even though there’s not a simple “magic diet” for diabetes, there are several well studied eating patterns that have proven A1c reduction.
Diabetes is a scary diagnosis but with proper treatments, most times the disease can managed.
Top 7 holiday meal tips and tricks to help you maintain your blood sugar control this year.