Tips for diabetes and prediabetes meal planning

Poor diet can obviously lead to health problems and weight gain. Conversely, proper food choices help people become healthier and manage certain conditions. For those with diabetes and prediabetes appropriate monitoring and management of diet is extremely important. Mayo Clinic Health System registered dietitian Sue Seykora offers these meal-planning tips to help keep diabetes under control and maybe avoid it all together. (read more)

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Implants that deliver a constant metered dose of medication have plenty of promise. They’re especially useful for making sure patients don’t have to orient their daily schedule around their medication times. For the same reasons, they’re a potential solution for patients who tend to forget to take medications that have to be delivered right on schedule. Their major strength is being able to keep a patient’s serum concentration of their medication at a specific level. (read more)

Stress and diabetes

For diabetics, it is important to know how stress can alter blood glucose levels. This can happen in two ways:

  1. People under stress may not eat or drink the right foods or they may not exercise enough. Both your diet and exercise are extremely important when controlling diabetes.
  2. Stress hormones may also cause blood glucose levels to go up. (read more)

 

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