If you have diabetes, you’ve probably been advised to watch your consumption of sugary soft drinks, coffees laden with flavored syrups, and sweet teas. All that sugar in those beverages can send your blood sugar skyrocketing. But can diabetics drink alcohol? After all, many alcoholic beverages contain carbohydrates, which your
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Every life has stress. The key is to manage it before it takes over. A healthful diet and regular exercise routine are integral to stress management. Most people also do better with a regular routine of eating, sleeping, and exercise.
Other techniques for managing stress include learning to say “no,”
An estimated 25.8 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, (diabetes), and 7 million of them remain undiagnosed, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
These statistics are alarming not only because of the serious threats to physical health associated with diabetes—including heart disease, stroke,
Diabetic shock emergencies occur either when your blood glucose level becomes dangerously low (hypoglycemia) or when it becomes dangerously high (hyperglycemia).
Hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose, can occur in diabetics for a variety of reasons. It can be the result of simply having skipped a meal or having exercised too
Two studies published online Oct. 26 2015, in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest there is still confusion when it comes to treating seniors for diabetes, with doctors often not cutting back on medications even when treatment goals are surpassed. The first study included more than 211,000 diabetics age 70 and older.
Balance is defined as the ability to maintain the body’s center of mass over its base of support. This is achieved by a complex interplay of input to the brain from our eyes, our muscles and joints, and the vestibular organs in our inner ear.
Even in the absence of other
Many doctors are slow to cut back when medications exceed treatment goals for older adults with diabetes, putting them at risk.
A study of data on more than 211,000 people with diabetes aged 70 and older has found that only 27 percent had their medications decreased in response to potentially