CONTROL YOUR DIABETES TO AVOID NERVE DAMAGE

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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

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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

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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

Carb Counting For Flexible Diabetes Meal Planning

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There is no longer one “right” way for people with diabetes to eat. Instead, the American Diabetes Associations suggest people individualize their diets so they can eat what feels right to them and still maintain proper blood glucose, also known as blood sugar control. With meal planning tools like carbohydrate counting, you can do just … Read More