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Diabetes Bites Newsletter

IDS Monthly Survey: July 2018


In last month’s edition of Diabetes Bites we asked which diabetes complication you would most like to avoid, if given the power to prevent it. 

A. Retinopathy (my eyesight is too important to me)

B. Nephropathy (keep me away from dialysis and transplant surgery) 

C. Neuropathy & Foot Problems (unlike my feet, pain/numbness are something I can do without) 

D. Heart disease (if the engine stops working right, nothing works right)

There were 132 responses.  Here’s what you had to say:

All cause a certain amount of worry and concern, but apparently the eyes have it.  The good news is that with proper self-care, the risk of ALL diabetes-related complications can be reduced substantially.  And with regular screenings and early detection/treatment, we can keep most complications from having a major impact on our quality of life.

survey results for June 2018


low carb diet

This month, whether you’ve tried one or not, we’d like to know your opinion of LOW-CARB DIETS. 

A. Eating low-carb is essential for keeping blood sugars in control.

B. Moderation is the key to long-term success.

C. The type of carb is far more important than the amount.

D. There is really no reason to limit one’s carb intake.

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