The best way to manage your diabetes is to learn as much as you can about it. I’ve scoured the internet to find information about diabetes for you so you can find it all in one place. Not to mention I’m answering my own questions, too. The goal for these articles are to educate people about diabetes and how to be the best diabetic you can be!
In short, to answer that question, no, diabetes does not affect your hormones, however, your hormones have a massive effect on your diabetes and blood sugar levels. Hormones are released by various organs and glands within your body that affects pretty much everything. Some hormones that affect your diabetes are insulin, glucagon, amylin, epinephrine, cortisol, […]
Some of you may have heard the term “glycemic index” thrown around in the diabetes community and you have no clue what that means. That’s perfectly fine, here’s an entrance in to the topic of the glycemic index. The glycemic index (GI) is a system that ranks foods on a scale from 0 to 100 […]
Do you ever just wake up in the morning and check your blood sugar only to find that it’s higher than 125 mg/dL? You were sure you did everything right the night before and yet your sugar is still high. Maybe it’s been high for the past week or two and you don’t know why. […]
Diabetes is one of the deadliest diseases when left uncontrolled. While diabetes is not a direct cause of death, an uncontrolled diabetes diagnosis can lead to many complications that can lead to death. Diabetes affects your immune system, your blood circulation, your kidneys, and more. Here are some complications that uncontrolled diabetes can lead to. […]
Here are some myths about diabetes that you may have heard. If anyone ever confronts you with these, just inform them of what diabetes really is. If you have any more questions about diabetes, feel free to contact me and I’ll get them answered. Diabetes isn’t that serious. In 2018, 34.2 million, about 10.2%, of […]
Regardless of what type of diabetes you have, you need to know how and when to take your blood sugar. It is one of the most important aspects of diabetes management. Find the Right Meter First thing first is to find the right glucose meter. I am not familiar with ones used by Type 1 […]
There are many ways you can support your loved ones, it depends on the situations that surround your relationship. This is a general guide full of suggestions that can help you support the loved ones in your life who, just like me, are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I have no experience with supporting someone […]