Diabetes and Exercise: What You Should Know

March 27, 2017

Two of the most common types of diabetes are called Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is also called adolescent diabetes, and differs from Type 2 in that the body stops producing insulin altogether. Type 2 diabetes is generally diagnosed in older individuals and occurs as their body stops producing an adequate amount insulin or the person becomes resistant to their own insulin. With either form of diabetes,…


What to Do When You Have Celiac Disease and Diabetes

March 21, 2017

Managing one health problem can be difficult, particularly when it involves sticking to a rigidly restricted diet.  Having celiac disease and diabetes is unfortunate but not impossible to live with. You may be surprised that up to 30% of people with diabetes also have celiac disease. The reason for this is that both diseases are auto immune diseases and may be closely linked. This article offers strategies to combine both…


8 Foods that Could be Beneficial to Treating Diabetes

March 20, 2017

Almonds: Eating almonds after the oil has been extracted is considered by some to be beneficial in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in some people. It is protein and does not contain any starch. Bananas: Bananas are believed to the useful in controlling type 2 diabetes in some people. According to the Journal of American Medical Association, Bananas and Skimmed milk provide a simple and effective way to help…


Top 7 Reasons Why Smoking is More Dangerous for Diabetics

Smoking and diabetes
February 16, 2017

Everyone now knows that smoking tobacco cigarettes is a serious health hazard. Smokers are often plagued with lung and respiratory problems and are at a higher risk of long term health conditions. Life-long smokers can expect to have their life expectancy shortened significantly due to this hazardous and dangerous practice. That being said, those with chronic illnesses such as Type I or II diabetes are at increased risk of complications…


5 Diabetes Travel Tips

March 29, 2012

Planning ahead when you travel reduces stress. This is particularly important for a diabetic. These 5 diabetes travel tips are simple to implement and crucial to your diabetic management. They are particularly important if you are traveling abroad: Have a pre-travel check-up. Make sure your A1C blood sugar levels; your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels are OK. Get the appropriate shots for any country you plan to visit. Wear…


Have a Healthy Life Through Online Diabetes Resource and Information Websites

March 27, 2012

If you or someone close to you suffers from diabetes, you know what a life-altering condition it is. Diabetes-the inability of the metabolism to generate the insulin necessary to properly process blood sugar-affects millions of people in the United States alone. If properly diagnosed, diabetes in and by itself is not a fatal condition. However, keeping it under control is essential and that requires proper treatment and constant monitoring. And…


Insulin Pump Tip: Change your infusion site or risk infection!

June 14, 2011

If you are anything like me, you hate paying through the nose for diabetes supplies. Even with insurance supply costs are through the roof! These costs skyrocket even higher if you are on insulin pump therapy. But who wouldn’t use an insulin pump? Studies have shown that when using an insulin pump to control diabetes, the risk of complications down the road are dramatically decreased. So because of this, many…


Count those carbs online!

Counting carbs can be a pain. Seriously. I remember when I was younger, I used to lug this huge white book around just so I could have access to nutritional information like fat grams and carbohydrates. I guess it was the price I had to pay to have a more flexible meal plan, and looking back, I wouldn’t have done it any different. Along comes the internet, with access to…

February 17, 2011

The 3 Best iPhone Apps for Diabetics

Are you looking for the best diabetes iPhone apps? There are a lot of health and diabetes apps in the Apple app store right now. The market has been saturated, and there are a lot of bad apps out there. There are definitely many diabetes apps for iPhone out there, but when looking for one to use you should ask yourself “, How canI improve my health by using an…

January 29, 2011

Insulin Pump Therapy 101

Insulin Infusion Pump
December 21, 2010

So what’s the big deal with insulin pumps? You’ve heard people raving about how great insulin pump therapy is, but you might not ho why. One of the biggest reasons is that it gives you more insulin dosing options. Traditional insulin injections occur only a few times daily, while insulin infusion pumps allow you and your doctor to set basal that change throughout the day. Some insulin pumps even offer…