Blog – my-vivi
  • Understanding your morning hypoglycemia- become a detective, gather the evidence

    Understanding your morning hypoglycemia- become a detective, gather the evidence

    We try hard to get it right, but sometimes our blood sugar levels get away from us. The trick is to figure out why we have a high number so we can fix the problem. Yes, I know all too well this can be easier said...
  • Why is diabetes so difficult to control?

    Why is diabetes so difficult to control?

    Why is diabetes so difficult to control?  I talk with countless patients with diabetes, including my own sons who have had diabetes for many years now-and one question always resonates the strongest.  How can I be doing almost the same thing on two separate occasions, and...
  • Vegetables…

    Vegetables…

    Vegetables come in many different shapes and sizes, and their health benefits are well documented.  You may not enjoy them all, but even if you have a few favorites, and include them regularly in some meals, you will be on your way to better health.  The...
  • How do I Sweeten my Life; so many options….

    How do I Sweeten my Life; so many options….

    Besides sugar, there are many ways to sweeten your foods that can have less of an effect on blood sugars.   Certainly people with diabetes can have sugar sweetened foods when incorporated into a healthy diet plan; but other available sweeteners can be helpful to help keep...
  • Cold Chain Storage to protect the integrity of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals

    Cold Chain Storage to protect the integrity of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals

    With the heralded arrival of COVID vaccines, we have heard the term “Cold Chain Storage” a lot.  This is a process whereby temperature sensitive medications are shipped to preserve the integrity/potency of the product.  Vaccines, in general, are temperature sensitive and need to always be shipped...
  • Three basic types of foods we consume-and how they can impact blood sugars

    Three basic types of foods we consume-and how they can impact blood sugars

    Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates have the greatest impact on blood sugars, as they are turned into sugar in the body relatively quickly.   Carbohydrates generally comprise about 40 percent of a given meal; although some people prefer to limit these to help with blood sugar regulation.  A work...
  • Your Beverages

    Your Beverages

    There is much written about healthy food choices for patients with diabetes; but it is also equally important to focus on the beverage choices as well. The best and healthiest beverage choice for hydration purposes is, of course, water.  After all, our body is composed of...
  • Diabetes and Covid

    Diabetes and Covid

    With all that is happening with protocols on dealing with COVID-19, it is important to understand why diabetes is a significant risk factor and what can be done to help mitigate that risk if you have diabetes1 - Test blood sugars often, potentially even more frequently...
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