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Take Control of Your Diabetes: The 7 Self-Care Behaviors

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 …

The Low-Down on Low Blood Sugar: Hypoglycemia 101

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 …

Diabetes + Kidney Disease: What You Need to Know

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 …

New Research: Binge Drinking + Diabetes Connection

New diabetes research reveals a connection between binge drinking and diabetes. Mount Sinai researchers have found that regularly consuming 4 to 5 drinks in a sitting could increase the risk for diabetes. The alcohol infects an area of the brain that regulates insulin production that puts those already at risk for diabetes at an even …

How to check blood sugar levels–and what the numbers mean

Blood sugar testing is important for people with diabetes, and blood sugar testing keeps diabetes management simple and less painful. It serves as a good indicator of how you are doing on your current management plan while showing you how diet and exercise affect your blood sugar levels. Additionally, having a consistent record of your …

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