Daily Archives: December 27, 2019

Dealing With Diabetes Burnout

Dealing With Diabetes Burnout

  So far, you’ve had diabetes; it hasn’t had you. You’ve been watching what you eat, making time for physical activity, taking meds, checking your blood sugar…

Just Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Now What?

Just Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Now What?

  Your doctor just told you that you have type 2 diabetes. What happens now? Will you be able to eat food you enjoy? Will you need insulin or other…

What If You Don’t Have a Doctor?

What If You Don’t Have a Doctor?

  You could have prediabetes for years without any clear symptoms. In fact, around 86 million American adults have prediabetes, but 90% of them don’t even know it. With…

Not Just Your Grandma’s Diabetes

Not Just Your Grandma’s Diabetes

  Think of the typical person with type 2 diabetes. Did you imagine someone older, overweight, inactive? You’d be partly right, but the big picture is more complicated and…

Journaling for Your Health

Journaling for Your Health

  You may have heard about the positive powers of journaling, from improving memory to boosting creativity. Many people with diabetes already keep a food and activity diary pdf icon…

Type 2 Diabetes: All in the Family?

Type 2 Diabetes: All in the Family?

  If someone in your family has type 2 diabetes, does that mean you’re going to get it too? Not necessarily! Type 2 diabetes does run in families, but…

3 Reasons to Work Out With a Friend

3 Reasons to Work Out With a Friend

  Trying to get more physically active? You don’t have to go it alone. How about working out with a little help from your friends? When you work out…

Diabetes and Your Smile

Diabetes and Your Smile

  Some people with diabetes really do have a sweet tooth—or rather, a whole mouthful of them. If the sugar level is high in your blood, it’s high…

Diabetes and Your Kidneys

Diabetes and Your Kidneys

  If you’re like most people, you don’t give your kidneys a lot of thought. They’re somewhere in your body, not bothering anyone, quietly doing their job…

10 Surprising Things That Can Spike Your Blood Sugar

10 Surprising Things That Can Spike Your Blood Sugar

  When you first found out you had diabetes, you tested your blood sugar often to understand how food, activity, stress, and illness could affect your blood sugar levels. By…