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5 ways to manage your blood sugar while working from home

Making the shift from being an in-office employee to one who works remotely can certainly be an adjustment. You may need to learn how to balance your own conference calls, create boundaries between your family time and late-night requests from colleagues when there’s no commute separating the spheres of your life and focus on that quarterly report when there are piles of laundry staring you in the face. Working from home presents a whole different set of challenges for people with diabetes....

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Categories of Risk in People with Diabetes Who Fast During Ramadhan

Are you supposed to abstain from fasting? Those who fall in the ‘very high’ and ‘high risk’ groups are advised to abstain from fasting.This classification is based largely on expert opinion and not on scientific data derived from clinical studies. Please consult your doctor or diabetes nurse for further advice.   Very High Risk History of severe diabetes complications within 3 months prior...

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Adjustment of the Diet During Ramadhan

  Never skip Sahur​ (pre-dawn meal). Sahur should consist of a balanced meal with adequate carbohydrate (eg.: Rice, noodles, bread, potatoes) taken as late as possible just before Imsak (dawn) to avoid unnecessarily prolonged fasting.   Do not delay the breaking of fast at sunset (Iftar). Limit intake of high-sugar foods. However, 1–2 ...

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Too Busy to Exercise? Create a Family Challenge and Get Moving!

Busy. Active. Frenzied. Rushed. Scheduled. Hectic. Do any of these sound like your family? As a result of longer commutes, a rise in two-parent working families and the demands of individual schedules, families have limited time to spend together. And when they do have time together, much of the “leisure” time as a family consists of shared space in front of a screen—cinema, television, or individual phones, tablets or computers. While we can’t always deny the call of the couch, especially at the end of a busy multi-tasking day, maybe we can rise to a family health challenge. The lure of social media can’t be...

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  Your Feet Are Two Good Reasons to Take Your Diabetes Seriously  

  Managing diabetes can be complex, but it shouldn’t mean missing out on the good things in life, like feeling the scrunchy sand under your feet, dipping your feet surf, long hikes in the park with your family. Keeping blood glucose levels within range can help prevent complications such as those that affect your feet1. High blood glucose can cause nerve damage (neuropathy) especially in the limbs (example both legs and feet). In addition, poor circulation caused by diabetes may lead to more serious problems like diabetic foot ulcer and infections and even deformity of the feet...

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  Reducing Pain Experience

When checking your blood glucose (blood sugar), always choose a lancing device with technology that reduces vibration - so there’s less skin tearing during finger pricking, hence reducing pain. The Accu-Chek FastClix and Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device is utilizing Clixmotion® technology. This patented technology makes finger pricking especially gentle for you and helps to minimize skin and nerve ending damage1...

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How To Test Your Blood Glucose?

To check your blood glucose level, gather your blood glucose meter, a test strip and your lancing device. Watch the video below on how to test your blood glucose using the Accu-Chek Guide system.   For specific Accu-Chek meter instructions on how to test your blood glucose levels, visit the  ...

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  What Is Paired-Testing?

Paired testing is a type of blood glucose monitoring that is performed in a structured way (Structured Testing) usually done before and after meals, or before and after exercise as well. As long as it is done before and after an event, it will provide you with a pair of blood glucose results – which is known as paired-testing.   Below is an example of blood glucose paired-testing Mr. Lim does paired-testing for breakfast for a couple of days. His must-have breakfast is a hearty...

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  10 Diabetes Superfoods

Many foods are on the good-for-you list, but these are extra healthy for people with diabetes, because they have lower glycemic index (a figure representing the ability to increase the level of glucose in the blood) and help stabilize your blood glucose.1

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