The Diabetes Numbers That Matter: Learn from a Physician

The Diabetes Numbers That Matter: Learn from a Physician

What we realize today is that diabetes can really be a numbers game. Not just the glucoses that you’re checking, but these important numbers that predict your future chance of problems with diabetes. The blood pressure and LDL have the…

What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

Hi, I’m Ansley Dalbo from Diabetes—What To Know. I’m here today to answer a question that many people have– what is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition that makes it hard for your body to properly process sugar. Believe it or…

Diabetes and Blood Pressure: What To Know

Diabetes and Blood Pressure: What To Know

You probably know that lowering your A1c can reduce your risk of complications over time, but actually lowering blood pressure has an even bigger effect. Believe it or not, blood pressure is probably the most important single number for people…

Diabetes and Foot Care: What To Know

Diabetes and Foot Care: What To Know

For some people with diabetes, paying attention to their feet becomes especially important. When diabetes has not been well controlled, or sometimes when it has been present for a very long time, damage to the nerves, called neuropathy, can occur.…

Stress + Diabetes: What To Know

Stress + Diabetes: What To Know

Hi I’m Ansley and I’m here today to talk about stress—how it impacts your blood sugar and what you can do to keep it from wreaking havoc on your life and your diabetes. Stress is one of the things that…

Alcohol and Diabetes: What To Know

Alcohol and Diabetes: What To Know

It’s a common question– can people with diabetes still drink alcoholic beverages? The short answer is yes, but you need to make smart choices and understand the impact that alcohol can have on your blood sugar. According to the American…

Journeys with Diabetes: “Pay It Forward!”

Journeys with Diabetes: “Pay It Forward!”

After your diagnosis, and you’ve settled into a pattern, take what you have learned and give it to another diabetic. Whether you do it online, pay it forward. I’ve learned in my life that one of the nicest parts, the…

Diabetes Meal Planning: What To Know

Diabetes Meal Planning: What To Know

Today we’re going to talk about a way to plan your meals that many healthcare professionals recommend– it’s called the Plate Method. The Plate Method uses the dinner plate itself as a blueprint for healthy meals. By reserving a portion…