The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all in many ways, but those living with diabetes have been affected even more profoundly. Eating and physical activity patterns, and the routines of life that foster mental health stability, have all been disrupted.
The two recent blogs about the discovery of insulin 100 years ago and the development of newer formulations and devices for insulin use, have underscored the initial lifesaving use of insulin. This blog will look at the evolution of the uses of insulin.
When I look back at the blog that I wrote about weight management several years ago, I – like many healthcare professionals – tried to boil the solution of weight loss down to a simple equation of fewer calories in/more calories out.
People often ask what it means when their meter flashes “test ketones”.
Living with diabetes is a fine balance between avoiding high blood sugars, which can cause complications, and low blood sugars (hypoglycemia), which can interfere with your quality of life and in some cases cause serious harm.
You may already know that diabetes can affect your kidneys and that high blood sugars, along with other risk factors, can cause kidney disease. That’s why it is important to have regular tests for kidney disease to detect it at an early stage, as there may be few symptoms at that time.