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Do You Believe in Glucose Self-Monitoring?

JAMA Internal Medicine published information for a trial conducted between 2014 and 2015. The question, is self-monitoring blood glucose levels effective for people with non–insulin-treated type 2 diabetes in improving either A1c levels or health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in primary care practice?

Is This a Reason to Improve Your Diabetes?

I recently wrote about a celebrity who lost his life to diabetes. I’m saddened to say that a young woman at the age of 27 also lost her life to type 1 diabetes. For privacy, I’ll call her KC. KC was not famous, not financially sound, had a difficult life growing up, but had a loving and supportive grandmother who did her best to help KC improve her health.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes patients should always check their feet

We don’t talk enough about our feet. For a diabetic, this is especially needed. My uncle lost his leg to diabetes as well as many others I know. I also know many with diabetic neuropathy, which can be improved or eliminated with proper lifestyle changes.

My good friend, Dr. Wilma Hunt-Watts is a podiatric physician. She is all too familiar with foot care and diabetes. You may have heard Dr. Hunt-Watts on Sirius XM radio, spreading the word on foot care. Dr. Hunt-Watts is a surgeon, has cared for our veterans and works in telemedicine.

I’m Not Giving Up Food, Even for Diabetes

Diabetic Food

Do you ever feel so frustrated with type 2 diabetes that you are willing to impair your health for food you love?

I hear diabetics react with the following comments:

“I’m not giving up potatoes and bread. I’m taking my meds”
“I want to enjoy my life, not eat rabbit food”
“I’m not going to let food rule my life”

It’s important to understand why diabetics have these feelings about food. Fear. Yes, fear.

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