In these times of the coronavirus, you may feel overwhelmed with managing diabetes. But the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program can keep you on track. DSMES helps you develop a realistic diabetes plan, solve problems and give you confidence to manage your diabetes. It may also help you: Feel empowered. Feel less
With new information emerging every day, there’s a lot we still don’t know about COVID-19. But older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions, including diabetes, appear to face a higher risk for severe illness from the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And if you’re
Studies on COVID-19 are revealing that patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and who have type 2 diabetes and history of cardiovascular disease are showing increased complications.
It’s not exactly breaking news: Exercise can lower your blood sugar and blood pressure, boost your energy and help you sleep better. But how do you get started when you’re in a slump? Most of us (about 80% of Americans) don’t make exercise a regular habit. Maybe you weren’t physically active before your diagnosis, so
To help you better manage your diabetes and heart health, your doctor may prescribe medication. A solid medication regimen, in combination with a healthy diet and exercise, can help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. How Medication Helps Your doctor may prescribe a combination of medications to lower your blood glucose and reduce