What is a Lancet? A lancet is a sharp instrument / needle used to prick yourself (usually in the finger) to draw a small sample of blood to measure blood glucose level. They are usually used by people with diabetes … Continue reading How to Deal with the Fear of Lancet Needles
An hour or so after lunch, you start to get a bit of a headache and are having a hard time concentrating. As someone with diabetes, you decide to check your blood sugar to see if it is out of … Continue reading How to Lower Blood Sugar Immediately Without Medication
It’s uncommon to discuss sex and diabetes in the same conversation. First, there are few topics as taboo as the topic of sex. Second, out of the millions of adults worldwide who have either Type 1 (T1) or Type 2 … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Sex and Diabetes
A healthy diet is a critical component of diabetes management, as it helps keep your blood sugar in your target range. Unfortunately, there’s a misconception that healthy eating equates to depriving yourself of the foods you love. That couldn’t be farther … Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to Creating Your Diabetes Diet Plan (Sample Menu Inside)
Taking care of our skin is always important, but in diabetes skin care requires more consideration. The skin, our body’s largest organ, is a vital physical barrier between the outside world and everything inside us. Although it seems like a … Continue reading Diabetes Skin Care – What You Need to Know and What You Can Do
The last thing you expected to hear from your doctor was that you’d now have to be coping with diabetes. You’d seen friends and relatives have to change their lifestyles after a diagnosis. You knew it wasn’t something you wanted … Continue reading Coping With Diabetes to Live Life to the Fullest
What to do for low blood sugar? Low blood sugar/hypoglycaemia can cause inconvenience to your daily life. The symptoms are usually unpleasant like shakiness, dizzy and rapid heart beat. Most hypoglycaemia with mild symptoms can be easily self-treated. However, severe hypoglycaemia … Continue reading What to Do for Low Blood Sugar? – Glycoleap
In this chapter of our “Diabetes in Asia” series (as a sequel to Diabetes in Singapore), we will be talking about Malaysia. In 10 years, diabetes in Malaysia has increased to 17.5%, and it is the country with the highest prevalence … Continue reading Diabetes in Malaysia – A Deeper Look as Concern Rises
Living with diabetes certainly isn’t easy. There are many variables to consider on a daily basis – diet, exercise, stress levels, medications – the list can go on. It can be overwhelming and at times feel impossible. The good news … Continue reading Living with Diabetes: 6 Pro Tips for Managing Diabetes
It’s no secret that a nutritious diet and regular exercise are vital for good health, and especially important in managing diabetes. However, sometimes lifestyle changes are not enough, and your doctor might add medication to your treatment plan. Unfortunately, this … Continue reading Navigating Your Diabetes Medications Chart
The existence of chocolate dates as far back as 1900 BCE, and it used to only be available in Mesoamerica. Not only that, it existed in a form quite different from the ones we are familiar with now. Presently, the variety of chocolate … Continue reading Chocolate for diabetics? Here’s what you need to know.
Confused about coffee and diabetes? Not sure if your morning coffee is giving you diabetes or preventing it? I’m not surprised. Historically coffee has been deplored as an unhealthy vice. But recently there’ve been some big claims the other side … Continue reading Wait, What’s the Deal with Coffee and Diabetes?