Hot weather can bring time off, travel, increased outdoor activities and welcome changes in routine. It can also upset your diabetes routine if you’re not careful.
That can happen for a few reasons. First, in the hotter summer months, you’re more likely to change your routine. Kids are out of school, and you may go on a vacation. It’s common to get lax about what you eat or when you take your diabetes medications or insulin. (read more)
You could have diabetes and not even know it. Learn about the common symptoms of type 2 diabetes. The main symptoms of diabetes are significantly increased thirst, needing to urinate more often than usual and increased hunger. (read more)
While debate drags on about legislation, regulations, and other measures to improve the U.S. health care system, a new wave of analytics and technology could help dramatically cut costly and unnecessary hospitalizations while improving outcomes for patients. For example, by preventing hospitalizations in cases of just two widespread chronic illnesses — heart disease and diabetes — the United States could save billions of dollars a year. (read more)