• How to maintain a healthy diet with nutritious food.

    HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIET: MODERATION

    Is it true that you can actually eat anything as long as you don’t overdo it? Well, I am going to answer your question on how to maintain a healthy diet: moderation is how. You’ve probably heard it before (I know I have): Go ahead and enjoy your favorite foods, but in moderation. When you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet those words are meaningless. It’s a phrase meant to help with feelings of self-restraint. According to Joy Bauer from NBC’s Today Show, that’s because it is open to discussion or argument. For anyone that is trying to maintain their weight, it can be a problem. A small piece of…

  • IMPRESSIVE NEW TECH: COLOR-CHANGING INK

    Has anyone heard about this impressive new tech: color-changing ink for tattoos? This new tattoo technology can magically monitor your diabetes in real-time. People get tattoos for many different reasons. But a team of MIT researchers has found a calling for tattoo technology. They are using nanoparticles ink to monitor glucose levels in the bloodstream. One of the main problems is continuously monitoring glucose levels. Usually, it involves tiny little pricks on your finger throughout the day. This gives the patient a record of their glucose level at that particular time. There are methods to continuously monitor glucose levels. But generally, it requires injections into the bloodstream. So, the MIT…

  • There are 6 reasons to smoke a doobie if you have diabetes.

    6 REASONS TO SMOKE A DOOBIE IF YOU HAVE DIABETES

    There are 6 reasons to smoke a doobie if you have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that leads to insulin resistance. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 100 million Americans have type 2 diabetes. There is no cure for type 2 diabetes. If you would like to read more information on diabetes: click here Cannabis (marijuana) plants produce compounds called cannabinoids. The major mind-altering compound is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Therefore, a doobie contains high levels of THC. The chemicals produce the “high” users feel when inhaling or ingesting it. You must be wondering does pot have the likelihood of becoming a treatment for type 2…

  • Diabetic blisters and what to know when walking on rocks at beach.

    DIABETIC BLISTERS: WHAT TO KNOW

    Do you have diabetes? Do you often get an outbreak of diabetic blisters? What you should know about diabetic blisters. These blisters are more alarming, but are painless and heal on their own. These diabetic blisters are rare. In the United States, this disorder occurs in only 0.5 percent of people with diabetes. WHAT DIABETIC BLISTERS LOOK LIKE Diabetic blisters will form on legs, feet, and toes. Although, they can show up on hands, arms, and fingers. Most blisters can be up to 6 inches in size, but usually smaller. These blisters very rarely appear as single lesions. Rather, they will appear in clusters on your skin. The skin around…

  • 8 numbers to know

    8 NUMBERS TO KNOW

    Understanding diabetes numbers will help you feel much better and have more control. These are the 8 numbers you need to know and why. Stick with me here, because if you want to manage your diabetes you need to know the numbers. Yet, it is not just about your blood sugar. There are 8 different numbers you need to be familiar with. These numbers will lower your risk of complications from diabetes symptoms. Although these numbers may not improve diabetes symptoms, it will decrease the risk of serious complications. A couple of these complications can be blindness or kidney failure down the road. Need to know a bit more about…

  • Pamper your feet.

    GUIDELINES TO PAMPER THOSE FEET

    Ouch! Are you a diabetic and have sore feet? Even a small cut could be harmful and cause serious problems to your feet. If you follow the guidelines to pamper those feet, it will reduce the risk of getting an infection. Diabetes can be very dangerous to your feet. Type 2 diabetes can cause nerve damage. As a result, it can reduce the feeling in your feet. It can also take away blood flow to your feet. Also, associated with these nerve problems, you may not notice something in your shoe. You might develop a sore or blister under your foot. This could lead to an infection or a non-healing…

  • Should you get a tattoo if you have diabetes?

    SHOULD YOU GET A TATTOO IF YOU ARE DIABETIC

    Should you get a tattoo if you are diabetic? If you have type 2 diabetes there is a risk of infection with open wounds. It’s still possible to get a tattoo, but you must take precautions. You’ve been admiring all the people you see walking around with tattoos. Your friends have them. Their friends have them. Now you are thinking about getting one. Does it mean that getting a tattoo is not for me because I have type 2 diabetes? Someone with diabetes should be able to live just like any other person. Your lifestyle should not be hampered, but you will have to be more cautious. You will have…

  • Hot bath better than cycling

    IS A HOT BATH BETTER THAN CYCLING?

    Is a hot bath better than cycling? According to a study, a hot bath is better than cycling at lowering blood sugar if you have type 2 diabetes. Dr. Steve Faulkner of Loughborough University was exploring alternatives to physical activity which could help people manage the condition. HOT BATH REDUCES BLOOD SUGAR In fact, he found that soaking in the tub reduces blood sugar by 10 percent. Dr. Faulkner found the participants who bathed had, on average, 10 percent lower peak glucose levels compared to exercising. After a meal, your blood sugar goes up. This is one of the risk markers for developing type 2 diabetes. Keeping blood sugar down…

  • Person squeezing a stress ball

    HOW DOES STRESS AFFECT DIABETES?

    How does stress affect diabetes? Well, stress happens when something causes your body to act. Acute stress is when your body reacts to something that is short-lived. Chronic stress lasts quite a bit longer. Your body releases hormones when you are stressed. Your muscles will become tense. The pulse begins to increase. However, in people with diabetes, that fight or flight response doesn’t work very well. Insulin is not always able to get extra energy into the cells. In this case, the glucose piles up in the blood. LONG-TERM STRESS AND DIABETES Some forms of stress can be long-term. For example, knee replacement surgery can take months to recover. My…

  • Checking blood sugar without pain

    CHECK BLOOD SUGAR WITHOUT PAIN

    Would you like to check blood sugar without pain? In order to manage our blood sugar, we have to prick our fingers from time to time. We have to check our blood sugar even with this new Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) Testing your blood sugar shouldn’t hurt. However, many of us complain that it hurts when you prick your finger. We even complain about the calluses that form on our fingertips. I myself have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about a year ago. Over 20 years ago, lancing devices were barbaric. The lancet got rammed into your finger. How deep the needle would go was truly a guess. Ouch!…