Regular foot checks are critical for preventing diabetes-related foot problems. This guide shows you what to look for and how to keep your feet healthy.
Chilled cocktails and beer on ice can be found at many summer and holiday events, and it can be tempting to overindulge. Before you reach for your favorite beverage, however, you may consider the type of alcohol you choose and how much you drink. The Side Effects Alcohol can lower and/or raise your blood sugars... Continue Reading →
The holiday season is also the peak flu and cold season. The sniffling and sneezing can be irksome for anyone, and having diabetes on top of that has ripple effects. The lowered immunity in diabetes puts you at high risk of serious flu complications. To make things worse, the sickness that comes with these viral... Continue Reading →
A key to proper diabetes management is learning what impacts your blood sugars and how to avoid it. If you are experiencing high morning blood sugars, try these evening tips to keep sugars in range.
The “A1C” represents the short form for glycated hemoglobin or the sugar-coated form of hemoglobin. An A1C test gives you an overview of the long-term blood sugar control over the past two to three months that reflects the average lifespan of the red blood cells (RBCs). The sugar that enters into your blood binds to... Continue Reading →
Don't let your meds and supplies run out without knowing where to get refills. This can lead to a lapse in medication and inconsistency with glucose readings, and both can cause negative side effects. Here are the best ways to get more test strips and prescription refills. For test strip refills, call your Cone Health... Continue Reading →
Medication errors are common in diabetics. The habit of missing a dose can put your blood sugar control in jeopardy, subsequently adding to your risk of diabetic complications. On the other hand, taking an extra dose may cause your blood sugar to fall too low. Most people with type 2 diabetes do not understand how... Continue Reading →
When it comes to diabetic foot care, prevention is worth a pound of cure. Regular foot checks by you and your doctor are as critical as keeping your blood sugars in control to prevent diabetes-related foot complications. Here are some important self-care tips to prevent or treat foot problems in diabetes: Do a thorough examination... Continue Reading →
It cannot be overstated how important the numbers on your glucose monitoring screen are. These numbers represent your current state of diabetes so you can understand the short-term and long-term impact of your condition. The possibility of controlling your blood sugar, avoiding diabetic complication and reducing medication all hinge on the numbers from your glucometer.... Continue Reading →