As we head into winter and spend more time indoors, communicable respiratory diseases increase. This is the time to remember how to protect ourselves from some viruses.
In addition to medications used to help control blood sugar levels, your diabetes healthcare team may also prescribe medications for the following conditions:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Weight loss
- Nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy)
- Sexual dysfunction
Some of your blood glucose lowering medications may have additional benefits, such as protecting the heart or kidneys, so these may also be selected for reasons beyond reaching your blood sugar targets.
Why is it important to get the flu shot this year?
It’s always a good idea to get a flu shot, to protect yourself and those who you come in contact with. This year, in the face of COVID-19, it’s especially important that everyone – particularly people with diabetes – get the flu shot. Read on to learn about diabetes and the flu shot.
Top 5 reasons to get the flu shot
Wondering whether to get the flu shot this year? Stop wondering get the shot! Here are five great reasons.
Sleep aids: understand your over-the-counter options
The importance of sleep cant be undermined. Insomnia is a relatively common sleeping disorder, affecting about one-third of the adult population worldwide.
Medications for high blood pressure
Hypertension is best managed as a triad of healthy eating, increased activities and medications.
Alternative medicines for diabetes
It has been reported that more than three out of four people with diabetes use natural health products.