AskNadia: Why High Altitudes Will Give You High Blood Sugars

Dear Nadia: Why do my BG’s run high when I hike in higher altitudes? RU Dear RU: When you exercise in elevations your body is accustomed to, chances are you have a good idea of how your blood sugar will respond. Hyperglycemia Exercising in high altitudes such as hiking generally, reduces your oxygen intake and stresses your body. Stress releases cortisol, the stress hormone, causing

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Fathering a Son with Diabetes

By Joe Solowiejczyk Father’s Day is a good time to reflect upon the gift fathers give to their children and families when they assume an active role in the management of diabetes. Fathers play a pivotal role in helping the child and family cope effectively with the diagnosis and daily challenge of living with diabetes. You may be surprised to know that many physicians and

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Diabetes Health: Word Puzzle #1 Solution

If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please emailpuzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to your weekly word puzzle list.” If you would like us to create a word puzzle for you and our players, send your 8 words to puzzle@diabeteshealth.com and we will post your challenge online. In the subject area write” create my word puzzle.” We can

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