Did you know that if you have diabetes you’re 20 percent more likely to develop glaucoma and 60 percent more likely to develop cataracts? While people with diabetes have a higher risk of blindness, there are things you can do each day to lower your chances of developing eye problems.
With diabetes, snacks can be vital to maintaining proper blood sugar levels. For anyone who is taking glucose-lowering diabetes medications or insulin, they also may use snacks to keep blood sugar levels close to normal to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Today we’ve come up with a list of snacks that you can use to help decrease your chances of low blood sugar.
About 8 percent of the population in Worcester County has diabetes according to state data. Taking charge of the disease is important in preventing or delaying the onset of complications. One way to do this is to monitor your blood sugar.
Get in step when it comes to keeping your feet healthy especially if you have diabetes. People with diabetes can develop foot problems of all kinds. These problems can happen when there is nerve damage. You may experience pain, tingling or weakness in the foot. If you lose the feeling in your foot, you might not realize you injured it. Also, poor blood flow or changes in the shape of your feet or toes can cause problems.
Follow these steps to stay a step ahead of unhealthy feet: