In the midst of the cold season, you may wonder how to care for yourself when you come down with an illness.
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.
A 2010 Ipsos-Reid survey shows that 73% of Canadians regularly take natural health products (NHPs) like vitamins and minerals, herbal products, and homeopathic medicines.
Information for people with diabetes about weight loss products and what to avoid.
Cholesterol is a soft waxy substance, and is one of the lipids (fats) normally found in the blood and in every cell of the body.
Cannabis, better known as marijuana, is the most commonly used illicit drug around the world.
When you or the person you are supporting are actively thinking of butting out