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Low Blood Sugars at Night?

How can the elderly keep from having low blood sugars at night? Hypoglycemia, defined variably as blood sugar <60 mg/dL, is one of the dreaded complications of diabetes management. It usually hinders the achievement of a satisfactory glucose control level because of the fear of developing symptoms of hypoglycemia – palpitations, excessive sweating, tremors, and […]

Ensure: Diabetes Meal Replacement?

Including Ensure into one’s diet is an excellent way to get extra nutrients. This health drink is especially useful for people who are unable to eat a complete meal properly like those with certain illness or those recovering from surgery. Ensure is a health drink which a patient can easily consume to supplement one’s meal […]

Skin Care Products for Diabetics

Thelma has been a diabetic for as long as she could remember. Aside from suffering from the typical blood sugar worries, having an unusual parched and scaly skin comes second on her worry list. Added to that, she was told that a mere crack in her skin caused by dryness may lead to infection and […]

The Diabetes Educator: Helping You Live Well With Diabetes

The management of a chronic and incurable disease like diabetes requires knowledge on the part of those with the disease and the ability to put that knowledge into practice. A well-educated health professional can help the person with diabetes acquire the knowledge and skills he needs in order to cope with his disease. However, this […]

Healthy Baon Tips for Diabetics

Once you have diabetes you’re stuck with it. But there’s no need to lose hope. It’s really not as bad or hard as it sounds. The key to taking good care of yourself and your diabetes is to learn three simple things (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases): Related terms:singkamas diabetesfilipino breakfast […]

Insulin Handling for People on the Go!

A common misconception regarding the use of insulin in diabetes is its negative impact on social life and work performance. This negative perception often becomes a barrier in the successful management of the disease. There is a need to create an enabling environment where people on insulin can live a normal, healthy and active life. […]

Caring For Students with Diabetes

Children with diabetes often have type 1, or “insulin-dependent” diabetes, in which the pancreas doesn’t make insulin. They must administer insulin daily through multiple injections or an insulin pump. Children can also have type 2 diabetes. Though type 2 diabetes is usually found in older adults, it has been on the rise in children and […]

Meal Replacements for Diabetes

What are meal replacements? Meal replacements are food products, such as shakes, milk drinks, packaged entrĂ©es, cereals, soups, and bars, that are taken in place of meals and snacks. They contain a defined amount of calories, almost similar to the calories in a small meal. Since these products come in exact portions, dieters are able […]

Managing Diabetes during Night Shift

Night shift workers have been around since the early 1900s when the automobile, steel and other related industries deemed more profitable a round-the-clock work day than the usual nine-to-five hours. From a purely economical point of view, this made more sense and increased profits. Shift working was also necessary in the healthcare industry for continuous […]

Yoga for Diabetics

What is yoga? What do you know about it? I was recently asked these questions and it took me a while, actually quite a long while before I managed to answer based on my simple understanding of what yoga is. Related terms:yoga for diabeticsdada unmantranandado yoga help to lower the blood sugaryoga for diabetesCan diabetics […]