Diabetes Care

Living with insulin-dependent or non-insulin dependent diabetes requires a regimented lifestyle. Diabetics have to carefully monitor their diet and glucose levels in order to maintain an appropriate blood-sugar level. Living with diabetes can be very manageable. If a diabetic does not take the required measures to control their diabetes, there can be severe consequences such as amputation of limbs, blindness and obesity.

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By Mary Buescher, RD, CDE
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes or have been living with it for years, it is helpful to be versed in some of the most common terms associated with your condition. Our Diabetic Educators have created a glossary that you can refer to at-a-glance, to help familiarize yourself with routine terms used by your care team.
Topics and Subtopics: Diabetes Care

By Dr. Shantan Reddy
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100 million adults in the United States are prediabetic or diabetic. Both conditions are the result of higher than normal blood sugar levels, typically 100 mg/dL or higher. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes, you are at an increased risk of developing other health conditions including stroke, heart or kidney disease. When blood sugar levels remain elevated for an extended period of time, it can also affect the health of your eyes and lead to complications such as blurry vision and in some cases, blindness. While diabetes is a serious disease, you can manage your blood sugar with medications and by following a healthy lifestyle. Taking steps to keep your blood sugar levels within the recommended range, along with regular checkups with your primary care physician and an ophthalmologist, can minimize your risk of developing complications. Board-certified ophthalmologist, Shantan Reddy, MD, shares how diabetes can affect your vision and offers tips to maintain your eye health.

By Lara Hamilton RDN, CDE
Around the New Year, most of us vow to make drastic changes to our diet and lifestyle. According to Registered Dietitian Lara Hamilton, when it comes to making lasting changes to your diet and lifestyle habits, slow and steady wins the race. Follow these tips to take small, but mighty steps toward better health in 2019.
Topics and Subtopics: Diabetes Care & Health & Diet

By Joseph Henske, MD
According to The American Diabetes Association, almost 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in children or young adults and if not managed, can cause serious health complications. With the help of your physician and closely monitoring your sugar levels, an active, healthy life is possible. In fact, several pro athletes diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes have gone on to have great athletic success including tennis legend Billy Jean King, baseball Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter and former Chicago Bears Quarterback, Jay Cutler.
Topics and Subtopics: Diabetes Care & Endocrine System Disorders

By Mary Buescher, RD, CDE
If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, losing a small amount of weight and getting regular physical activity can lower your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes and help to reverse your diagnosis.
Topics and Subtopics: Diabetes Care

According to the American Diabetes Association, about 1.5 million Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes each year. On top of that, nearly 84 million adults in the United States have what’s considered pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is classified as elevated blood sugar that is not quite high enough to be considered diabetic. Once diagnosed, it is important to take action to control blood sugar to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other health issues.

By Lara Hamilton RDN, CDE
Healthy snack ideas that will boost your energy and satisfy your cravings, simultaneously.
Topics and Subtopics: Diabetes Care & Health & Diet

By Lara Hamilton RDN, CDE
Follow these healthy suggestions to keep your diet on track even when eating out.
Topics and Subtopics: Diabetes Care & Health & Diet

By Lara Hamilton RDN, CDE
You’ll love this low-fat chocolate version of banana bread.
Topics and Subtopics: Health & Diet & Diabetes Care

By Lara Hamilton RDN, CDE
Be sure to add this guilt-free soup to your fall and winter line-up.
Topics and Subtopics: Diabetes Care & Health & Diet

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