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Is Stress Spiking Your Blood Sugar?

Everyone has some stress. It’s a part of life. But if you’re one of the more than 34 million Americans living with diabetes, you’ll need to be aware of how stress affects your blood sugar status. Today on the blog we address the connection between diabetes and stress, including a condition known as diabetes distress.

Is Stress Spiking Your Blood Sugar?

Choosing the Right Incontinence Products for Your Needs

Do you get overwhelmed at the dizzying array of choices in the cereal aisle of your grocery store? If so, choosing incontinence products may leave you with the same oh-my-goodness reaction. Not to worry. We’re here to help you sort through the options and choose the products that are right for you, or for someone you care for.

choosing the right incontinence products for your needs

What Should I Ask My Doctor About Incontinence?

Does this sound familiar?

You’ve experienced a few urine leaks, maybe even an embarrassing moment or two. You shrug it off, assuming it’s something that just happens. Over time, the word “incontinence” slowly enters your mind.

What Should I Ask My Doctor About Incontinence?

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Traveling with an Ostomy

You’ve finally got a trip on the calendar, and it feels good to know you’ll soon be heading out of town. Whether you’re traveling to see family, attend a conference, or chill on the beach, one thing is for sure—nothing’s going to stop you, including your ostomy.

Traveling with an Ostomy

Tips for Helping Your Wound Heal Faster

The human body is a wondrous machine, with systems that work in harmony to keep us well and productive. One of the body’s most extraordinary abilities is its capacity to heal from illness and injury.

Shattered bones knit together. Cells damaged from illness regenerate. Broken or diseased skin becomes whole and smooth again.

Tips for helping your wound heal faster

Healthy Habits to Make 2022 the Year of You

We admit it. We’re feeling relieved that the early January onslaught of weight loss and fitness commercials has subsided. It’s not that we’re anti-New Year’s aspirations. Not at all. It’s just that all this talk of resolutions can get a little tiresome.

Healthy habits to make 2022 the year of you

Take Charge of Your Doctor’s Appointment

When you hear someone is a “good patient,” what do you picture? Most people would probably describe a good patient as someone who dutifully follows their doctor’s orders. A better term might be “smart patient,” meaning somebody who actively partners with their care team to achieve their best health outcome.

Take charge of your doctor's appointment

Meet HCD’s Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, you probably know that the knowledge your healthcare team provides is critical to managing your condition. These professionals are specially trained to talk with you about topics such as healthful eating, exercise, and how to manage your diabetes so you can keep your blood sugar in range and decrease the chance of developing complications.

HCD's Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Medicare v. Medicaid—Similar Names, Different Benefits

If you’re old enough to remember Peter Pan collars and Sandy Koufax’s perfect game against the Cubs, you probably remember a time before Medicare and Medicaid. These programs were signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965, although the idea of universal, national healthcare dates back to President Truman in the 1940s.

Medicare v Medicaid

Nighttime Incontinence: Know More. Do More.

After a long day, how great does it feel to climb into a cozy bed? Maybe it’s time for some mindless TV or a few pages of a good book before you turn in. Or maybe you can’t wait to turn out the lights and close your eyes.

Nighttime Incontinence: Know More. Do More.