Can I Eat Fruit if I Have Diabetes?

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Fruit is not off-limits if you have type 2 diabetes. It has too many good things going for it, such as fiber and nutrients, as well as its natural sweetness. These fruits are good choices. Keep in mind that fruit … Continue reading

When Your Blood Sugar Gets Too Low

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People with diabetes get hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when their bodies don’t have enough sugar to use as fuel. It can happen for several reasons, including diet, some medications and conditions, and exercise. If you get hypoglycemia, write down the … Continue reading

Living With Type 1 Diabetes in a Type 2 World

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Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s own immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas (called beta cells). Normally, the body’s immune system fights off foreign invaders like viruses or bacteria. But for unknown reasons, in people with … Continue reading

Coping With Diabetes and Stress

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When you have diabetes, stress can significantly affect your ability to control the disease. If you are under stress, you may skip meals or forget to take your medicines, which will affect your blood sugar level. Learning to deal with … Continue reading

Diabetes and Your Mouth

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4 Signs You May Have a Problem Diabetes puts you at risk for dental problems. It impairs your ability to fight bacteria in your mouth. Having high blood sugar encourages bacteria to grow and contributes to gum disease. You may … Continue reading