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Learning How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy…
HOW TO STOP BEING YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY AND START BEING YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND As a clinical psychologist  and Certified Diabetes Educator in private practice, I see many patients who struggle with their feelings about diabetes. Whether newly diagnosed, or living with diabetes for many years, it does not matter.  Diabetes is a chronic illness and the daily stresses to manage it can take their toll on your emotions. Diabetes distress and diabetes burnout...
Learning About Prediabetes Management and Its Importance
Prediabetes Management and Its Importance Although not all prediabetes patients become diabetic, prediabetes is generally considered as a harbinger for diabetes and most of these patients are at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Occasionally the use of prediabetes as a term for patients who never progress to diabetes has been questioned. Some clinicians suggest the term intermediate hyperglycemia instead. Regardless once diagnosed, the patients need treatment starting with life style modification as a...
Learning About Hypoglycemia and Diabetes
Learn about Hypoglycemia and Diabetes Hypoglycemia is defined as having a blood glucose level less or equal to 70 mg/dL by American Diabetes Association (ADA). When blood levels drop to 70 mg/dL or below it causes palpitations, sweating, tremor, seizures, coma, and even rarely, death. Errors in medicating are among most cited causes of hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes. Nocturnal hypoglycemia events are commonly associated with young type 1 diabetes patients rarely in type 2 diabetes. Hypoglycemic unawareness in...
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