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Walk Away from High Glucose Levels

Walk. As long as you have the ability to walk, you can do so much to help your high glucose levels. You don’t need to be a fitness bug. Put on comfortable walking shoes and go!

The “I can’t walk,” excuses:

  • I have to walk 45 – 60 minutes to gain results
  • It’s too hot outside
  • It’s too cold outside
  • It’s too boring
  • I have to go alone
  • I don’t have time

Sound familiar?

Let’s dispel these excuses and get you on your feet.

Check your Glucose Meter!

The danger of your glucose meter

It’s important to know that more than likely, your meter is not going to provide the exact same measurement as a venous draw from your arm. How important is this?

Not so much an issue if your glucose is above 85. Generally, a glucose level below 70 is considered as hypoglycemia.[1] If your glucose is too low, do you have the following symptoms (not all inclusive)?

Feeling Itchy?

If you have itchy skin did you know it could be due to your diabetes, the medication you are taking, or possibly from food? It’s time to take care of it. Scratching may feel good for the first few seconds. Breaking your skin can leave you susceptible for infection. With consistently high glucose levels, you may not heal properly.
It’s time to find out what is causing this issue.

Do This to Lower Your Glucose Even Without Health Insurance

There are hundreds if not thousands of articles on health insurance and its impact on patient care. After reading an article about diabetes care being delayed due to high insurance deductibles, I realized no one hones in on the need for lifestyle changes. Everyone is too busy pointing their finger at someone else for a lack of understanding proper diabetes care. Lifestyle changes are the crux of great diabetes care.

How’s Your A1c in 2017?

Vegetables for breakfast?

As January 2017 comes to a close, have you kept your New Year’s resolution to improve your A1c? If you have, kudos to you! Keep up the good work, it’s well worth it.

If not, what has stopped your efforts? Does it seem too hard? Need to stick to a schedule? Don’t have the patience? Whatever your challenge, I’m hear to remind you, it’s worth the effort.

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