Keeping Your Head Above Water During Midterms with Diabetes

It’s no secret that this time of the semester is one filled with dread and anxiety–in fact finals and midterms are normally the cause of the infamous “freshman 15.” As a diabetic, the average student stress naps and overeating can be increasingly detrimental to your health. To cope with the stress there are a few things you can do for yourself, and maintaining a schedule will not only help with stress but it will prevent you from falling into unhealthy patterns. You need to maintain not just your health but your academic career as well!
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National Heart Month

Every year the month of February is thematic of love and romance and all other matters of the heart. In a more literal sense, February is National Heart Month according to the American Heart Association. So what is American Heart Month? It began in 1964 after the late Lyndon B. Johnson declared it the December before. At the time this was declared by the White House, more than half the deaths in the United States statistically were caused by cardiovascular disease. America has since ramped up awareness and there are many organizations that campaign for cardiovascular health, but the threat...

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Dealing With Cold and Flu Season With Diabetes

Flu season is here and with it comes the dreary prospect of bed bound days and tissue-ridden floors. With vaccination and good hand washing technique, there are ways to reduce the risk of falling prey to colds or flus. However, should you find yourself developing something regardless, what precautions should you take? As a diabetic, you are more at risk for dangerous complications than people without diabetes, and should be more careful when dealing with any illness. Some complications that diabetics are at risk for include: Pneumonia The flu can lead to chest infections that could potentially develop into more...

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