In February we turn our attention to our heart health. Heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans and diabetes increases your risk. In keeping with my holistic view of how the body works, I thought I would frame the heart into the three parts of the self – body, mind and spirit. Both the heart and the color red have meanings in all three realms. Let’s take a look.
I think one of the most confusing parts about diabetes is that it is really many different conditions that have the same name. Even though there are many different causes, all types of diabetes result in abnormally high levels of sugar (also called glucose) in the blood. In this post, I’ll just cover the 2 most common forms – Type 1 and Type 2.
Diabetes numbers on the rise per CDC, lifestyle factors continue to be a factor, yet little support to deal with burnout or promote healthy self management.
Diabetes is a burden to every aspect of your life, not just your body. While a good understanding of what is going on inside you and expertise in medications, diet, exercise is imperative to living long and strong, it is not enough.
Diabetes education is fundamental to dealing with diabetes. Understanding your medication is a great place to start! Download my FREE Provider Visit Worksheet.
Catch the replay of this week’s video chat! On my mind this week, is insulin prices and how to play the best game of diabetes you can!