I have a fear of Dead in Bed Syndrome. It’s an ailment which many diabetics are afraid of, but not everyone has experienced it. I, unfortunately, have been in more than fifteen insulin shocks in my 16 years with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes does not lack for challenges. However, one of the most pervasive problems of this disease is the way in which it interacts with – is central to – our food habits. For both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics, the simple choice of what and how much to eat affects everything. Our blood glucose levels, our medication dosages, our exercise regimens. What we eat affects everything.
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While statistics seems to suggest that fewer diabetics are developing foot infections in the U.S. – the numbers show that infections have dropped by half over the last 15 years – the statistics are skewed because more people are now classified as diabetic, one researcher says.
While many of us post health and fitness goals (on Facebook or Twitter) in order to hold ourselves more accountable as we strive for our goals, a new study shows that all that social networking may offer some benefits.
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