LIVING WITH DIABETES

LIVING WITH DIABETES

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by too much blood sugar, insulin deficiency, or misuse of insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. It allows the glucose to enter the cells, this sugar is then used as energy. Without insulin, the glucose...
How do the test strips work?

How do the test strips work?

The test strips are used with the glucometer to monitor glucose. In them, a drop of blood is deposited to obtain the result. It is important that a person with Diabetes learn the correct way to use this material in order to have good control of their disease. Below we...
DIABETIC PERSON’S DIET

DIABETIC PERSON’S DIET

Eating well can help you get good control of your blood sugar. Dietary recommendations for the person with diabetes are similar to those for the general population. Some basic tips Take three balanced meals a day and, if needed, snacks. Avoid skipping meals. Have a...
VEGETARIANISM AND DIABETES

VEGETARIANISM AND DIABETES

Adopting a well-structured vegetarian diet may be suitable for a person with diabetes, and is even beneficial. Whether you consider vegetarianism or not, replacing a meal of meat with vegetable protein (tofu, legumes, etc.) is a good habit from time to time. There are...
THE LINK BETWEEN OBESITY AND DIABETES

THE LINK BETWEEN OBESITY AND DIABETES

One of the important links between obesity and diabetes is insulin resistance, which is the reduction of insulin’s ability to allow glucose (sugar) to enter cells and to slow down production of glucose by the liver. This phenomenon is very common in the obese...