Newly diagnosed? Can we help For Meal Plan? Part One

Diabetic Diet Plan For Beginners

How is diabetes diagnosed? The ADA suggests that all people over 45 be tested for diabetes and, if they test normal, then be retested every 3 years. People from high risk ethnic groups should be tested routinely as should people with high risk medical conditions. You will be diagnosed with diabetes if you register a … Read moreNewly diagnosed? Can we help For Meal Plan? Part One

What To Know About Cardiovascular Disease and Its Treatment

Cardiovascular Disease and Treatment

We as diabetics have a significant risk factor for developing cardiovascular complications of our condition. In fact we have a two to fourfold increase in this risk factor. You certainly could have blown me over with a feather two weeks before my 49th birthday when I was told that I needed quadruple bypass surgery. After … Read moreWhat To Know About Cardiovascular Disease and Its Treatment

Take care of your feet; you only get one pair for life

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When you visit the podiatrist, he will ask you about calluses, blisters, and minor infections, all of which can lead to ulcers. These are usually painless sores on the bottom of the foot. They can be under a corn, callus or blister. Sometimes neuropathy can cause an ulcer to develop without you knowing it because … Read moreTake care of your feet; you only get one pair for life

How to Treat Neuropathy

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Those of you who read these monthly articles know that we have written about neuropathy before. You also know that I was given this diagnosis and treated with one of the medications we will mention in this article, to no avail. I finally saw a neurologist who diagnosed me with a degenerative spinal problem. A … Read moreHow to Treat Neuropathy

Stress Management In Diabetes Mellitus

Stress Management In Diabetes Mellitus

This is not the first article I have written about stress and diabetes, but we continue to receive questions about how to cope with the extra stress that living with diabetes can add to our everyday lives. Although individual differences and other factors influence the way we experience stress, there are certain common events that … Read moreStress Management In Diabetes Mellitus

Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes: What to do First

Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes

Many articles are written on cardiovascular disease and diabetes because we as a group are at high risk for morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular complications. How can it be that only 1/3 of diabetics realize this fact as reported in one of our abstracts this month? Complications of atherosclerosis are responsible for about 80% of … Read moreReducing Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes: What to do First