Testing to Confirm Diabetes

There are a few different tests that would indicate someone has Diabetes Mellitus. Each of these tests are simple blood tests that are performed at home, at the doctor’s office, or at a lab facility. At Home Testing The test that is performed at home is when someone checks their blood sugar with a glucometer/glucose … Continue reading Testing to Confirm Diabetes

10 Steps to Checking your Blood Sugar

There is a device that you can get for home use to allow you to check your blood sugars at home, it’s called a glucometer. There are prescriptions that diabetics can get from their doctors to see if insurance will cover this device, or you can buy it over the counter which we will discuss … Continue reading 10 Steps to Checking your Blood Sugar

Diabetes Type 1 & 2 Basics

We discussed this a little bit in the previous post regarding high blood sugars, but what exactly is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes occurs when your pancreas releases too much or not enough insulin. Diabetes is put in two separate categories, type 1 and type 2. Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 is the more common type of … Continue reading Diabetes Type 1 & 2 Basics

Dangers of High Blood Sugar

There are several symptoms that may indicate that your blood sugar is too high. Your body will exhibit some of these when it's wanting you to pay attention, which include: Increased heart rate Headache Difficulty concentrating Frequent urination Blurred vision Trouble sleeping Fatigue and weakness Unintentional weight loss, especially quickly Nausea and/or vomiting Dizziness Increased … Continue reading Dangers of High Blood Sugar

15 Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar

Low blood sugar symptoms ShakingSweatingDizzinessSudden Behavior ChangeHungryWeakness & FatigueHeadacheNervous, Upset, AnxiousNausea & VomitingConfusionDry mouth Similar symptoms can occur with those who have high blood sugar as well, to check out the long term effects of high blood sugar you can click here. How do you check your blood sugar? If you are a diabetic, you … Continue reading 15 Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar

Low Cholesterol Food List & Foods to Avoid to Lower Your Cholesterol

It can be tricky when trying to find the best foods to eat when you’re making an attempt to lower your cholesterol. Foods to AVOID when you want to lower your cholesterol include Fatty beef, Poultry with skin, Pork, Lamb Lard, Butter Cheese, Whole milk, 2% milk Fried Foods Doughnuts, Cookies, Crackers, Muffins, Pies, Cakes You’re going to want to avoid processed foods that … Continue reading Low Cholesterol Food List & Foods to Avoid to Lower Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol Lowering Medications: Prescriptions, Statins, Supplements & More

When most people think about cholesterol medication a common word pops up, Statins. There are other types of medications that can be prescribed to help lower your cholesterol that aren’t Statin prescription drugs, which we will cover today. The purpose of prescribing a cholesterol lowering medication is to reduce a person’s risk for developing a … Continue reading Cholesterol Lowering Medications: Prescriptions, Statins, Supplements & More

Cholesterol: Test, Causes, Foods, & More!

Only about 20% of the cholesterol in your blood comes from food sources. The rest of the amount is produced by the liver. Cholesterol is needed to make hormones and Vitamin D. It also helps produce substances that enable digestion. Cholesterol is the fatty like substance in your blood stream and when there’s too much … Continue reading Cholesterol: Test, Causes, Foods, & More!

CPap Mask Cleaner

For those of you that use a CPap machine, there are items that you have to replace and ways to clean the machine parts to limit your risk of infection. A CPap machine has the following parts: tubing, filter, water chamber, power cord, headgear straps, nasal pillows, cushions & seals, clips, valves, forehead cushions, and … Continue reading CPap Mask Cleaner

Sleep Apnea Medical Supplies

This is part two of a post where I reviewed sleep studies, sleep disorders, and how to treat sleep apnea. So, let’s jump right in... Machines and supplies only last so long until they need to be replaced. When a person initially gets a CPAP machine the sleep doctor will arrange getting the CPAP to … Continue reading Sleep Apnea Medical Supplies