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Learn How Stress Affects Your Blood Sugars

Nobody likes stress. We experience stress as tension: emotionally, physically, or both at the same time. But stress is a normal part of everyday life. It’s how your body responds to things like arguing with a friend, getting stuck in traffic or facing a big deadline. The thing is, when you hav...

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Know Your Diabetes ABCs

Between checking your blood sugar, seeing your doctor, eating right, staying active and taking medications, living with diabetes can be a lot to deal with! But there’s one simple reminder for being a healthier, happier you: Know your diabetes ABCs. A is for A1c A1c is a...

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Top 5 Exercises for Diabetes

Exercise is essential to everyday diabetes management. But, how do you get started? And what kinds of exercises are the most effective? In the long run, you’ll want to aim for 150 minutes of exercise a week. That’s about 20 minutes a day. But, start slowly and build up to that. As for eff...

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

In the midst of your hectic, fast-paced life, getting a good night’s sleep can easily slip down your priority list. Consider this a wake-up call. Research shows most adults need at least 7 hours of sleep a night.1 Yet 1 in 3 American adults don’t get enough. And short sleepers are at greater risk of developing serious health conditions — such as high cholesterol, heart attack or stroke.2 Signs of poor sleep So how do you know if you’re sleep-deprived? Common warning signs include: Lack of energy Drowsiness Mood changes Forgetfulness Trouble focusing Weight gain...

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Meal Planning and Diabetes

The relationship between nutrition and diabetes is an important one. Which is why structure, diet, and healthy eating are necessary. You know how to count your carbohydrates. And, you know that healthy eating decisions are a must. But, how do you take that knowledge and put it into...

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How to Carefully Manage Diabetes on a Budget

Some things in life are hard to afford. Diabetes care shouldn’t be one of them. So, what are ways to make staying healthy affordable?  Here are some areas of focus to keep you from breaking the bank. Stay Within Network When working on your diabetes care journey, it’s important to cons...

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6 Ways to Not Stress Out When Travelling 

Visiting a new, unfamiliar place can lead to anxiety and stress — which, in turn, can affect your blood sugar. So, how do you keep stress at bay while enjoying time away? #1 Pack Ahead of Time Most people wait until the last minute to pack. Waiting until the night before or the morning of y...

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The Truth Behind Diabetes Myths PART 2

Living with diabetes can be enough of a challenge — without having to deal with inaccuracies, misunderstandings and just plain wrong information.  Let’s take a closer look at some more common myths about diabetes and the truth behind them. Myth #1: Diabetes isn’t a serious disease. The Truth: Diabetes causes more deaths each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. If you have diabetes, you’re twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke.1  The good news: making some lifestyle changes can help you better manage diabetes and improve your heart health....

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