Diabetes may affect driving performance due to chronic complications, which may impair sensory or motor function (diabetic eye disease (retinopathy) nerve damage (neuropathy), kidney disease (nephropathy), cardiovascular disease (CVD), peripheral vascular disease and stroke) and because of incidents of hypoglycemia.
- Donating Blood
- Dental Care
- Diabetes & Shiftwork
Today, managing diabetes on the job is much easier and more effective, thanks to new insulin analogues. Better meters to measure blood glucose and better education for the person with diabetes as well as for employers and co-workers are also helping.
- Hospital Guide
Having to stay in the hospital, whether it’s planned or an emergency, can be a stressful and an uncomfortable experience. Preparation beforehand will alleviate some of the stress and help ensure your diabetes is well managed throughout your stay. First and most importantly, be aware of and knowledgeable about your own health and your own needs.
- Travel Tips
As any travel agent or stranded tourist will tell you, planning ahead is the key to a successful trip.
- Lessening pain from fingertip testing
Regularly monitoring your blood glucose levels helps you judge how your body is responding to food, activity and medications. Self-monitoring with a blood glucose meter requires a tiny drop of blood, usually taken from your fingertip using a lancet with a spring-loaded needle. The needles in today’s lancets are extremely fine, making testing virtually pain-free. The following tips will help you avoid discomfort associated with repeated fingertip testing.
- Blood glucose levels
- Diabetes and the elderly