AskNadia: Convicted of a DUI Because of My DKA

Dear Nadia: I was arrested and charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) while experiencing DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) and was convicted. There was no information any doctor would elaborate on. My attorney said there was no other option than to plead guilty. Vic B Dear Vic: I am sorry to hear about you’re your conviction. Your DKA should not have turned into a conviction—as

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AskNadia: Safe Alcoholic Drinks for Diabetics

Is a low-sugar drink such as San Miguel light regarded as a safe alcoholic drink for type 2 diabetics? George Dear George: Your question is a perennial: Where do alcoholic beverages fit in to the life of a type 2? Is the best answer one that advises type 2s to abstain rather than run the risks that too much alcohol consumption generates? I personally think

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Alcohol Use May Boost Food Intake

If you’re trying to drop a few pounds, skipping that before-dinner cocktail or glass of red wine with dinner might be a great first step. According to a new study, if we toss back a drink or two, we don’t make up for the calories elsewhere by skipping an appetizer or dessert. In fact, we may kick our healthy food goals to the curb entirely

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10 Weather and Lifestyle Tips for the Holidays

As the winter holidays approach, with their cold weather and abundant food temptations, Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group is offering 10 simple tips people with diabetes and prediabetes should follow to help stay healthy. The tips were developed by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, a partnership between UnitedHealth Group, YMCA of the USA, and select retail pharmacies. Alliance programs are based on research funded by the

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Penny Hildreth: Finally Facing Diabetes

It was more than two decades ago, and Penny Hildreth was already feeling overwhelmed by life when she learned that she had type 1 diabetes. She was pregnant with her second child and worried about the baby’s safety after a car accident that had left Hildreth with a broken collarbone, a broken rib, and a punctured spleen. It was the spleen injury that ultimately led

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Drinking and Driving on Memorial Day

During Memorial Day Weekend celebrations, friends often gather where alcohol is served and then take to the road. Drinking and driving is hazardous, as we all know, because alcohol affects many skills needed to drive safely and competently, including reaction time, coordination, information processing, and the ability to track moving objects. If you have diabetes and drive, it adds yet another factor to the equation.

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