On May 28, 2020, the FDA announced a recall on Metformin and earlier on some ranitidine medicines, better known as Zantac to contain a nitrosamine impurity called NDMA, which is classified as a probable human carcinogen.
As a country, we have been on an emotional roller coaster ride waiting for the next horrible announcement regarding the coronavirus. Rightly being concerned having an underlying condition has greatly added to our fears.
People with diabetes are 2 to 3 times more likely to have depression than people without diabetes. Unfortunately, only 25% to 50% of diabetes patients who have depression get diagnosed and treated.
Getting a diabetes diagnosis can be like a roller coaster ride. Consistent glucose levels can be difficult to achieve especially when prescribed insulin. Depression and anxiety may be likely.
Have you been feeling stuck and sitting all day as we are housebound due to the coronavirus or working from home during this time?
What about life before the coronavirus, possibly due to your job? Maybe you retired, and your schedule has changed with life slowing down. Maybe you are in school, or, both – work and school. Do you have limited mobility due to health reasons?
What do you do if your job requires you to sit all day? First, ask yourself, is it the job or is it you? Do you bypass breaks? Do you have lunch at your desk because your job is so demanding?
Coronavirus is here, and we have to deal with it appropriately. If you or a loved one has diabetes and/or heart disease extra steps should be taken remain healthy. Be safe, don't panic, be cautious, be informed.
Thousands die from the influenza annually. I believe it’s prudent to consider the following information during each flu, virus, and cold season.