Whether you were just diagnosed with diabetes, recently moved, or are ready for a change, selecting an endocrinologist for diabetes is important to keeping your diabetes management on track. The relationship you have with them can make a big difference in not just your quarterly visits but also your day-to-day diabetes management and long-term health.
Spring welcomes blooming flowers, chirping birds, and longer sunny days. There’s also going to be a lot of pollen. You may be considering how diabetes and seasonal topics like allergies, outdoor fun, and spring cleaning fit together. With the warmer weather approaching, it’s a great time to get out and get active – which is one of the best ways to stay in range of your sugar targets. Spring cleaning can also give you a chance to go over your selfcare habits.
Protein is a little molecule that makes a big impact in your daily life. You could say that protein is a building block of all life on Earth. We all need it to survive. Your body uses it to build new tissue, make new cells, and repair any damage. When it comes to protein and diabetes, eating protein can help you feel full without significantly raising blood sugar. Getting the right amount in your diet is also a great way to stay healthy and give your body the nutrients it needs to build strong tissue and muscle.
For people with diabetes, managing nutrition is one of the most important ways to keep your blood sugars in check. A low-carb diet may help improve blood sugar levels and reduce insulin requirements, but it’s not always easy — or affordable. So how do you follow a low-carb diet on a budget? The simple truth is that it’s often more expensive to eat healthy.
Flu Season Preparation for People with Diabetes Around 8% of the U.S. population gets the flu every year. That’s nothing to sneeze at, especially when you consider the consequences of contracting the flu can range from mild symptoms to serious complications. The CDC estimates about 30% of those hospitalized with the flu every year are people with diabetes (PWD).
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