It can be overwhelming to be diagnosed with diabetes. You may not know what steps to take and your doctor may have written a script and handed you a few sheets of information. Here are some other steps you can take to get more information on your condition.
Fingers get toughened from blood glucose testing. I know a number of you have tips on caring for your hands and testing strategies to reduce pain, keep the blood flowing and allow you to test properly.
Then there is just hand care because you know to be careful of any wounds, snags or infections because of your diabetes.
Fitness and Exercise -with Rich Weil, who in addition to being a fitness pro is also a certified diabetes educator and can address exercise related questions for people with diabetes.
Food and Cooking Elaine Magee is a dietitian and has written a book called Tell Me What to Eat if I Have Diabetes-that I personally love. She also is a whiz at converting unhealthy family favorites into something healthier while still tasting yummy.
Diet An excellent community with expert Dr. Pam Peeke who is incredible and has some great ideas on getting your MIND in gear as well as your body.
Currently (through August) we have guest expert Dr. Judith Wurtman who has written a book called the Serotonin Power Diet and specializes in losing weight when on antidepressants and talks about just why some diets make you cranky. (Note: This may not be an appropriate diet for people with diabetes--I have gotten a copy of the book but haven't finished it--but very interesting research behind it and the expert can address the questions you have related to depression and diet.)View Thread