So you have heard of type 1 diabetes due to destruction of the islet cells in the pancreas, usually diagnosed in children with a peak age of onset at about age 12.
As a social worker I meet individuals who have diabetes in counseling sessions and in educational classes. In each setting we talk about the emotional roller coaster ride these individuals may go through
Hypertension or high blood pressure – what is it? And why is it important to recognize and treat hypertension in people with diabetes?
There are several types of ‘diabetes in pregnancy’. Diabetes can sometimes present for the first time during a pregnancy. This type, which is usually picked up by a routine test about half way through the pregnancy, is called gestational diabetes.
Have you or the person you support ever wondered why they are taking several medications for their diabetes while others only take one or nothing at all? To address the concerns on oral medications for type 2 diabetes let us explore the following.
Should they continue taking their diabetes medications or what food they should eat when they are unable to eat their usual meals?