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Can Diabetics Drink Alcohol?

Can Diabetics Drink Alcohol?

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

How to Relieve Stress

How to Relieve Stress

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,”

Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes Can Reduce Toll on Brain

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

Diabetic Shock

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

Overtreatment of Diabetes in Seniors Persists

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.

Many Diabetic Seniors May Be Over-Medicated

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

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