Diabetes doesn’t have to take over your life, but you do have to pay attention to making good choices. In this episode, Nikki explores how changes in lifestyle can improve the health of those with diabetes.
Our nutrition and medical experts review the roles of carbohydrates, fats, and protein. including portion-control, in preventing or controlling diabetes. We learn the importance of tracking the ABCs — HbA1c, blood pressure, cholesterol — to manage and reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems for the diabetic.
Nikki also looks into the all-important role of insulin, a hormone that works like a key that unlocks the door and allows the proper level of sugar in the blood and delivered to the cells. Different insulin problems require different treatments. And, at last, we meet Butter — a diabetic alert dog that saved the life of its owner.