The diabetes stigma needs to change. Whether it’s Type 1 or Type 2, there is prejudice out there that stems from ignorance. The cure is awareness.
Nighttime hypoglycemia is a common fear among parents of children with diabetes. When blood sugar falls too low during the night, the consequences can be serious, even deadly. If you are terrified of hypoglycemia at night, you’re not alone.
Can diabetics fast during Ramadan? We ask an expert, Dr Shadi Tabba, MD from the Dubai Diabetes Centre. Dr Tabba is certified by the American Board in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
Ramadan and diabetes can be a tricky combination. Since fasting is an important part of this Muslim tradition, it may be difficult for diabetes to take part. If you have diabetes, please be mindful of the special consideration you must take if you intend to fast. Seek medical advice first.
There are many ways to support a diabetes diagnosis in the family. Some things to consider include open discussion, education, mindful eating and practice in carb counting, checking blood sugar and administering insulin.
International Women’s Day has become bigger every year since it started. This year with the political discussions in the West, particularly after the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements across social media, International Women’s Day 2018 feels bigger than ever.