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Family Planning with Type 1 Diabetes
Family Planning with Type 1 Diabetes Currently, good blood glucose control during pregnancy is still a big challenge for women with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Twenty-five years ago, doctors warned women of child bearing age with T1D, becoming pregnant was too dangerous for a mother and her child. Now, women with T1D can successfully deliver babies because of advances in health care, research and insulin. Pregnant women with T1D are at higher risk of serious...
Learning About Over the Counter Cough Medicine and Diabetes: A Safe Approach
Over the Counter Cough Medicine and Diabetes: A Safe Approach The “common cold” may cause some patients with diabetes to worry about elevations in their blood sugar. When you get sick, your body is under a lot of stress. Your body tries to make up for this stress by releasing hormones to fight the sickness. These hormones may cause your blood sugar levels to rise. There is no cure for the common cold; we have...
Understanding How Sleep Effects Your Blood Sugar.
Not getting enough sleep may raise your blood sugars Not getting enough sleep may raise your blood sugars. If you are not getting a full night’s sleep, this may lead to elevated blood sugars and worsen your diabetes control. The main job of insulin in the body is to remove sugar (glucose) out of your blood so that it can be used for energy and bodily functions. In people with diabetes, their bodies either do...
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