Carmel, CA Diabetes Tip : Try Carbohydrate Counting

If you have diabetes, counting your carbohydrate intake can be good for your health.  This includes both meals and snacks.  Compared with protein and fat, carbs have the greatest impact on the glucose level of diabetics.  By counting carbs, you can more accurately dose mealtime insulin and hopefully keep your blood glucose level stable.

Monterey, CA Diabetes Can Cause Psychological Problems

Diabetes can cause a number of other medical problems.  However, few people focus on the emotional distress which can be caused by managing the disease.  In a survey of 8,918 people with diabetes, about one in five said they experienced a negative psychological impact “most or all of the time,” and that diabetes was “taking up too much of their daily life.”  The same number also said they felt they needed a referral to a psychologist but haven’t been given one.  Women were about twice as likely as men to feel the need for a psychologist.  A great resource for this in Monterey County is CHOMP, which has a great diabetes management program.