Diabetes Lifestyle Tips Articles

Twitter: A Social Haven for Diabetics

By Jewels Doskicz 1 Comment

Twitter is a great place for diabetics to make friends and share diabetes information. Here's a beginner's guide to help get you started on Twitter.

Mindfulness Moment: Find Calm in Simple Chores

By Dr GaryCA 1 Comment

So, you’ve tried everything but the kitchen sink and you still haven’t found a mindfulness exercise that works for you? Well, maybe it’s time to take a second look at the kitchen sink.

3 Quick Tips to Stress Less and Improve Your Health

By Susan Sloane, BS, RPh, CDE 1 Comment

Reducing the stress in your life may be simpler than you think.

Why You Should Stand Up — Right Now

By Diabetic Connect StaffA 1 Comment

While you may think that sitting in a chair for hours on end isn’t that physically stressful — think again. Your body, quite simply, was designed to move, not sit in one position all day.

New Year, New Goals: Making Realistic Resolutions

By sloane 2 Comments

As the new year draws near, we all try to make pledges to be better. We all have room for improvement, so what do we want to change. Do you want to eat better and…

What You Need to Know About Alternate Site Testing

By sloane 5 Comments

Alternate site testing means drawing blood from non-fingertip sites such as the palm, forearm or even the upper arm. There are advantages to this type of testing, including less pain. But it may not be…

Sugarless Sweets: Diabetic-Friendly Dessert Recipes

By Diabetic Connect StaffA No Comments

It's not always easy to follow your diabetes meal plan day after day, especially when a craving strikes. These delicious dessert recipes may help.

Mindfulness Moment: Use Your Five Senses

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

When you're dealing with the frustrations and pains of a chronic illness, it can be especially hard to relax. Here, Dr. Gary offers some tips for how we can ground ourselves in the moment.

Learn From Cedrik's Diabetes Mistakes

By Pharmacist George 1 Comment

I cannot get over what I saw one day at the pharmacy. Cedrik, a young man in a wheelchair, was trying to reach for an item from the over-the-counter section in front of the pharmacy…

Part 4: Real Pharmacy Story of Hypoglycemia

By George Tohme, pharmacist No Comments

I've often taken it for granted that all diabetics monitor their blood sugar regularly and know the symptoms of hypoglycemia and how to resolve it.

Five Common Mistakes People With Chronic Diseases Make, Part 3

By Pharmacist George Tohme No Comments

3rd and final installment in our series 'Five Common Mistakes People With Chronic Diseases Make.' Plus action items to combat these mistakes.

Five Common Mistakes People With Chronic Diseases Make, Part 1

By Pharmacist George Tohme 5 Comments

Part 1 of a 3-part series on the mistakes people with chronic diseases make from the view of a pharmacist.

Three ways to “Defeat” Almost Any Chronic Disease, Part 3

By Pharmacist George Tohme 5 Comments

You may be able to reverse type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol and some forms of heart disease if the underlying conditions ...

Three ways to “Defeat” Almost Any Chronic Disease, Part 2

By Pharmacist George Tohme No Comments

You can absolutely manage and regain control of almost any disease conditions when you make favorable lifestyle choices, take your medications as ...

Three Ways to “Defeat” Almost Any Chronic Disease

By Pharmacist George Tohme 9 Comments

Can anyone really “defeat” chronic diseases such as diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure? Of course you can!

Turning a New Year's Resolution Into An All-Year Commitment

By Pharmacist George Tohme No Comments

Pharmacist George is on a mission to help you defeat diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity.