Help Your Teen Deal with the Ups & Downs of Diabetes
Teens with diabetes and their families often face unique challenges. Bad feelings are normal every now and then. But in order to feel better, teens need to learn to take charge of their diabetes – and families can help.
Travel Tips for Diabetics
As any travel agent or stranded tourist will tell you, planning ahead is the key to a successful trip. And this is particularly true for people with diabetes.
Should You See a Doctor About Intestinal Gas?
A bloated feeling or excess gas is occasionally a symptom of serious problems like intestinal obstruction, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or irritable bowel syndrome.
Start Your Walking Workout
There are good reasons why walking is America's favorite workout: It doesn't require a gym membership; it is more fun than riding a stationary bike; and it's more convenient than going to a public swimming pool.
The New Exercise Hit: Do Less
The usual excuse of lack of time for not doing enough exercise is blown away by new research. Astonishingly, it is possible to get more by doing less!
Physicians Bust Myths About Insulin
People diagnosed with type 2 diabetes often resist taking insulin because they fear gaining weight, developing low blood sugar and seeing their quality of life decline. A study recently completed suggests that those fears are largely unfounded.
Swine Influenza (Swine Flu) and Diabetes
Diabetes can make the immune system more vulnerable to severe cases of the flu. Being sick by itself can raise your blood glucose and illness can prevent you from eating properly, which further affects blood glucose.
Exercise and Diabetes
Exercise should be an integral part of the treatment plan for all persons with diabetes. Exercise helps all persons with diabetes control weight, improve insulin sensitivity, bring about a healthier mental outlook, and reduce cardiovascular risk factors.
Making Good Use of Your Time with Your Doctor
It's important to make the most of the potentially short amount of one-on-one time you have with your doctor. These simple tips can make a big difference in the quality of care you receive.
Diabetes and Urologic Problems
Bladder dysfunction can have a profound effect on quality of life. Diabetes can damage the nerves that control bladder function in men and women.