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Diabetes Disaster Preparedness: Everything You Need To Know!
September 10, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Everyone needs to be prepared for disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes that often occur without warning and can seriously threaten lives. This is especially true if you have a chronic illness such as diabetes. Even a simple power outage can be life-threatening. That is why The Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition (DDRC) urges all … Read More

April 3, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Poor diabetes control can lead to diabetic neuropathies—damage to the nerves in the body. Nerves are the messengers in our body that communicate pain, temperature, and other information between our body and the brain. Their nourished tiny blood vessels are easily damaged by the effects of diabetes. There are two common types of nerve damage … Read More

Diabetes: How to Safely Take OTC Medicines for Cold or Flu
March 5, 2018 | Leave a Comment

You’ve got a runny nose, sore throat, chest discomfort and fever. Is it a cold or the flu? The common cold and seasonal flu are both respiratory illnesses caused by viral infections. While they share many of the same symptoms, it can be difficult to distinguish a cold from the flu based on symptoms alone. … Read More

The Low Down On Salt
February 8, 2018 | Leave a Comment

It may surprise you to know that your body needs a small amount of salt to work properly. But too much salt—also known as sodium chloride, is bad for your health. Excess sodium can increase your blood pressure and your risk for heart disease and stroke. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans … Read More

Condiments: How To Include Them In Your Diabetes Meal Plan
January 24, 2018 | Leave a Comment

When it comes to food and diabetes, most people think bland and boring. Those little extras like salad dressing, ketchup, mayo, mustard, relish and salsa that make our taste buds dance are mistakenly banned from the diet. It’s true if you’re not careful and using them mindlessly; those little flavor enhancers can bankrupt your calorie, … Read More