- Heat can affect your blood glucose (sugar) levels and also increase the absorption of some fast-acting insulin, meaning you will need to test your blood glucose more often and perhaps adjust your intake of insulin, food and liquids.
- Drink plenty of fluids, especially water, to avoid dehydration. Drink a glass of (sugarfree) fluids before going outdoors and at least ever half hour when outdoors in temperature above 80 degrees F. If your doctor has limited how much liquid you can drink, ask what to do during times of high heat.
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By Chris Iliades, MD. Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH. Posted to EverydayHealth.com. Re-posted to this blog for the educational purpose of informing many who have been recently diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation and whose doctors have requested that they now wear a medical ID bracelet.
This type of irregular heartbeat affects millions of Americans. Understanding the causes and symptoms of atrial fibrillation can help you manage the condition and prevent additional complications.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition that affects millions of Americans. This type of irregular heart rhythm, also known as an arrhythmia, is the most common serious irregular heartbeat, especially in people over 60.
This article was recently published in US News. The author, Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN, is a NYC-based registered dietitian whose clinical practice specializes in digestive disorders, Celiac Disease, and food intolerances.
Her personal blog, www.tamaraduker.com, focuses on healthy eating and gluten-free living.
It Takes a Village To Raise a Child (With Food Allergy)
African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” rings especially true for parents. Who among us hasn’t relied on others in our “village” for last-minute babysitting, help getting a stroller down stairs or grabbing a runaway toddler headed into the street?
According to researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, and the University of Athens, Greece, reported in the journal Neurology (April 30th, 2013 issue), the Mediterranean diet appears to be associated with preserving memory and cognitive abilities.
The researchers explained that diets that are high in omega-3 fatty acids are linked to better memory and cognitive function in humans. The Mediterranean diet has plenty of fish, chicken and salad dressing – all of which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
The authors pointed out, though, that not such benefits were found among people with diabetes.
Have you or a family member been recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes? You may be asking yourself, What is Type 2 Diabetes? The below information is from the American Diabetes Association website. The ADA website www.Diabetes.org is a great place to start your search.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and many more are unaware they are at high risk. Some groups have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others. Type 2 diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos,Native Americans, and Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population.
It is hard to explain to those who don’t know what it is like to be in pain or feel sick on the inside and look perfectly fine on the outside. Wearing a medical ID can help spread awareness of invisible illnesses like Crohn’s Disease, PTSD, Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Diabetes, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, MS, ME, M.D., Arthritis, Cancer, Heart Disease, Epilepsy, Severe Allergies, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and more!
- Nearly 1 in 2 Americans (133 million) has a chronic condition
Chronic Care in America: A 21st Century Challenge, a study of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & Partnership for Solutions: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (September 2004 Update). “Chronic Conditions: Making the Case for Ongoing Care”.
American Medical ID partners with One Call Alert to provide high quality medical alert monitoring and additional peace of mind to thousands across the nation.
American Medical ID has long provided its customers with peace of mind by creating personalized medical ID bracelets and pendants. A medical ID communicates a condition, medication, allergy, or contact information during an emergency situation. This gives medical ID wearers confidence that, in an emergency, they will get the proper treatment needed for their unique health requirement.