Diabetes and COVID-19 with Ryan Kunstadt, MD, ECNU, Endocrinologist


We’ve all heard about the dangers of COVID-19 for people with underlying health conditions such as diabetes. Join Endocrinologist Ryan Kunstadt to learn specifics about additional health risks now facing the diabetic person, and what you can do to successfully manage your diabetes during the pandemic and beyond.

What Is the Best Substitute for Sugar?

If you cannot give up your craving for sweetened food, you have to consider possible substitutes for sugar in your diet. But which should you go for… sugar alcohols or high intensity sweeteners? The answer may surprise you.

How to Lose the Killer Fat Around Your Tummy

Most people are overweight and carry too much fat around their tummy. How dangerous is this for your health, especially if you are diabetic, and what can you do about it?

Glucometer-Regular Blood Sugar Testing

When you use a glucometer, you provide it with a small sample of blood, most often from one of your fingertips. To get the meter to read the blood sample, the sample goes onto a diabetic test strip. This strip goes into a small port at the bottom of your glucose meter. It is important to make sure that you have the strip properly inserted into your glucometer so that your results will be accurate.

Benefits of Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha also known as Indian Ginseng or winter cherry, is a magical herb which has baffled modern science with its abundance of benefits. Scientifically known as Withania Somnifera, it is a treasure of goodness. Ashwagandha is Sanskrit name which translates to smell of a horse. It is named so because of the odor released from its roots which is similar to the scent of horse’s sweat. The plant is native to India which grows best in dry regions. This plant can survive in both extreme low and high temperatures.

Diabetic Bracelets

All people with diabetes should have a diabetes medical alert bracelet. This tells first responders and other people that you are a diabetic to help to ensure the safest treatment possible during a medical emergency. Should you be unable to speak for yourself during an emergency, diabetic bracelets will tell those helping you what they need to know to provide the most accurate care possible.

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