Diabetes Survival Guide 2

Hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, forest fires, tornadoes, polar vortexes… No matter the disaster, you should always be prepared, especially when it comes to your diabetes …

Blood Sugar Targets

[su_quote cite=”Theodore Roosevelt”]Believe you can and you’re halfway there.[/su_quote] What should my blood sugar targets be? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends blood sugar targets of 80 to 130 mg/dL before meals and less than 180 mg/dL after meals, while the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) recommends blood sugar targets of less than 110 …

What is A1C?

[su_quote cite=”Roy T. Bennet“] “Keep going. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”[/su_quote] Overview What is A1C? A1C is an average measure of your blood sugar over the past 3 months. The results show how well your blood sugar levels have been controlled. The higher your blood sugars have been, the higher your …

Checking Your Blood Sugar

[su_quote cite=”Robert Collier”] “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” [/su_quote] Why is it important to check my blood sugar? Checking your blood sugar is very important for informing yourself and your doctor of the effects of your food, meds, and activities on your blood sugar. Regular blood sugar …

It’s time we start talking about diabulimia

When we think eating disorders, our minds almost instantly conjure up thoughts of starvation, over-exercising, or binging and purging cycles. But there’s another kind of eating disorder that’s just as powerful. One that is estimated to affect hundreds of people with type 1 diabetes each year. It’s called diabulimia, and it may be more prevalent …

Everyday dehydration is having a major effect on your blood sugar levels

Stop and think for a second: Are you dehydrated right now? Are you sure? According to the Institute of Medicine, 75 percent of Americans live with a condition called chronic dehydration. This means that even though you’re drinking fluids throughout the day, your body still isn’t getting the amount it needs to thrive. In fact, …

Five Steps to Prepare for Pregnancy When You Have Diabetes

Preparing to have a baby is nerve-wracking in itself. Throw diabetes into the mix, and it’s enough stress to give any mommy-to-be some serious pause. But you can put your mind at ease. According to the American Diabetes Association, it is perfectly normal for women with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes to have …

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