Everyone's body responds differently to foods, so there is no single diet that will work for everyone diagnosed with type 2 or type 1 diabetes. However, some carb-rich foods are not a part of a healthy diabetes diet and should be avoided to promote normal blood sugar levels and weight loss. Cereals Most cereals [...]
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Diabetes or diabetes mellitus is a condition that occurs when the body cannot properly convert food into energy. When food digests, all carbohydrates are broken down into sugar and released into the bloodstream. For the body to utilize the sugar, the pancreas must release insulin, a hormone that helps cells convert the sugar into [...]
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems have revolutionized home diabetes care. For people who have used traditional blood glucose measuring devices for years, CGM technology is a breath of fresh air. Now self-monitoring of blood glucose levels doesn't have to mean enduring painful finger sticks several times per day. Additionally, CGM systems allow people see [...]
Blood glucose meters and monitors are small medical devices that measure blood sugar levels. For people with diabetes, a blood sugar monitoring system is a vital tool to help keep the condition in check. It makes home diabetes management easier by letting people see how diet, medication, insulin and lifestyle affect their blood glucose [...]
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the body’s ability to convert sugar into energy. Diabetes can be classified as either type 1 or type 2, and both types can affect children. Juvenile Diabetes Juvenile diabetes, also known as type 1 diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is [...]
Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) occurs when blood glucose levels are too high and cannot be regulated without the assistance of medication or insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the sugar in the blood enter cells where the sugar is converted into energy for the body to use; as a result, blood sugar levels decrease. There [...]
Can people with diabetes get tattoos? The short answer to this question is 'yes,' with some caveats. Like anyone else, people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes should take safety precautions when getting body art. The tattooing procedure utilizes a machine that pierces the skin up to 3,000 times per minute with a [...]
If you live with diabetes, you may have been told by a healthcare professional that physical activity can help you manage the condition. But this doesn't have to mean making a huge investment in a gym membership or workout gear. Daily walking is often recommended as one of the best exercises for people with [...]
People with diabetes often experience what's called the triad of classic symptoms. Polyphagia, or excessive hunger, is one of these symptoms. This is the type of hunger that occurs when eating food doesn't help curb hunger pangs. In addition to polyphagia, polydipsia (increased thirst), and polyuria (frequent urination) make up the "3 polys" or [...]
Hair loss can occur for a number of reasons, including genetic predisposition, vitamin deficiency, stress, age, underlying health conditions, and more. Diabetes can also contribute to hair loss, though it may not immediately come to mind as a culprit when you think of thinning hair. We've all noticed stray hairs accumulating in a comb, hairbrush, [...]