10 Principles for Diabetes Management

The 10 “guiding principles” of diabetes management help clinicians identify gaps in diabetes care and provide the most comprehensive care for their patients.
The Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker app uses prompt self-monitoring of behavioral outcome to encourage healthy habits. Every day, users can log their foods and the app will provide calorie counts. The app generates charts that let users see their progress over time as they work toward their customizable goals.The app is free for both Apple and Android devices.

10 Apps to Encourage Physical Activity

Fitness applications (apps) for smartphones have enjoyed increasing popularity in recent years. A recent study, “Implementation of Behavior Change Techniques in Mobile Applications for Physical Activity” from David E. Conroy, PhD, and colleagues identified behavior other change techniques in the 100 most popular fitness apps. This slideshow breaks down the different techniques used in 10…
Suggest that patients have a healthy snack before big meals to help curb their appetites and avoid overeating. They can also talk to the host to find out what food will be served, allowing them time to figure out how to fit the foods into their current meal plans.

Diabetes Management Tips for the Holidays

The holidays should be an enjoyable time of year, but all of the food, parties and traveling can make it more difficult for patients to manage their diabetes. Providing your patients with management strategies can help them enjoy their holidays while still keeping their diabetes in check.