Dealing with Prediabetes: Don’t Sugarcoat It!
November is diabetes awareness month, but how much do you know about this disease? Are you at risk? Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal. It’s the stage before full-fledged diabetes develops. 88 million American adults have prediabetes, but more than 84 percent don’t even know they have it.
Diabetes Alert Day aims to create awareness of seriousness of disease
SAN ANTONIO – Diabetes is a problem across the world, across the country, and especially in South Texas. Metro Health data shows one and seven people in the San Antonio community has diabetes. Tuesday is Diabetes Alert Day, a one-day “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. I try to go and manage what I eat.”Diabetes and prediabetes is a concerning issue, especially in the San Antonio community. “At the Texas Diabetes Institute, we now have more children with type two diabetes than we have with type one diabetes.
Gestational diabetes statistics during pandemic concern doctors in San Antonio, nationwide
SAN ANTONIO – The average percentage of pregnant women in South Texas with gestational diabetes is almost three times the national average. Around the country, 7% of pregnant women are typically diagnosed with gestational diabetes. “I’ve certainly seen the reports of gestational diabetes are going up. RELATED: How to manage diabetes during the pandemicAdGestational diabetes is diabetes diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy. “We do know that women who have gestational diabetes may be at increased risk for hospitalization,” he said.
Experts say chemicals found in furniture, common household items could cause diabetes
They say some common household chemicals can cause offspring to develop diabetes. Experts say over time, these chemicals are released into the air we breathe, and some studies show how these particles spread from electronics to our hands. The most harmful chemicals have been banned from production, but scientists still find them in human blood, fat and breast milk, experts say. Experts say to be mindful of your exposure. It’s also important to remember to frequently wash your hands, vacuum regularly and consider buying furniture that doesn’t use flame retardant chemicals.
Medical researcher encourages people with diabetes to take extra precautions this flu season
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and this Saturday, Nov. 14, is World Diabetes Day. That’s when University Health will be lighting up the Texas Diabetes Institute in blue to raise awareness. Diabetes rates are high in San Antonio and in South Texas, and people with diabetes have been hit especially hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to University Health. “The cases are going up, unfortunately, in the state of Texas," Solis-Herrera said. " "Continue to take all precautions.”To learn more about diabetes with University Health, click here or watch the video above.
Experts say to be aware of early warning signs of diabetes
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 34 million Americans have diabetes, but many of them aren’t aware that they even have the disease. Prompt treatment along with healthy habits can help you manage blood sugar levels. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 is when your body doesn’t make any insulin. And more recently, researchers described a third type called type 3C. This kind happens when a healthy pancreas is damaged by problems, such as a disease, trauma, or tumor.
Diabetes is most common underlying condition for COVID deaths, hospitalizations in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Diabetes and heart conditions are the most common underlying medical conditions for people who have died from and been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Bexar County. The data showed that 37 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have diabetes, and 15 percent have a heart condition. Lung disease or COPD, asthma and obesity were underlying conditions found in 7 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19. “It’s a reminder that many of these health conditions are common in San Antonio,” said Nirenberg. Somebody who has diabetes may have not just diabetes, but may have other other risk factors like heart disease, atherosclerosis, obesity,” said Dr. Anita K Kurian, Metro Health Asst.
Heres how you could pay less for insulin
If youre insured and have a high deductible plan, new federal rules might mean that you just pay a low copay and not the full amount, said Consumer Reports Lisa Gill. For example, if youre insured by Cigna, you could get insulin for just $25.RELATED: Doctor provides proactive tips for diabetic patients during the coronavirus pandemicCheck with your insurer because more are capping insulin copays. You could also consider human insulin. Novo Nordisks human insulin is available at certain pharmacies for about $25, depending on insurance. If you dont have insurance, the insulin manufacturer may have a patient assistance program that provides it for free if you qualify.
San Antonio diabetics face treatment challenges while trying to avoid COVID-19 exposure
SAN ANTONIO Thousands of insulin users in San Antonio, especially children, are facing new challenges that could put their health at risk. Now they must monitor their own glucose levels, get the proper dosages, and all the while try to avoid exposure to COVID-19 infections. These are tough times to be diabetic, but UT Health San Antonio is taking new measures to make sure no one goes without their lifesaving medicine, or a doctors watchful eye. Families that split their insulin supplies between home and school have been managing the full supply in-house, which may be new for parents. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening complication of diabetes that results from reduced insulin levels, and must be avoided at all costs.
Doctor provides proactive tips for diabetic patients during the coronavirus pandemic
Doctor provides proactive tips for diabetic patients during the coronavirus pandemicPublished: March 26, 2020, 10:23 pmWith the coronavirus pandemic being unpredictable as far as how long it will last, a UT Health San Antonio doctor is encouraging people with diabetes to have a plan in place.