Summer Salads for those with Type 2 Diabetes

Peer Health can connect you with a personalized peer community to share provider recommendations, treatment options, and define your best life. Sign up for our beta and newsletter today. With Summer often comes higher temperatures and less time indoors. Who wants to turn on the oven when your home is starting to feel like the…

Small Frustrations of Your Chronic Illness that No One Else Sees

Peer Health can connect you with a personalized peer community to share provider recommendations, treatment options, and define your best life. Sign up for our beta and newsletter today. When we talk about chronic illnesses, it’s easy to start listing off all of the major symptoms. Fatigue, pain, cognition and more are some of the…

Drinking Hard or Hardly Drinking

Before I order another round…does anyone know the recommended limits of alcohol consumption? This probably isn’t something most people consider frequently. It is no secret that social events are a lot more relaxed and entertaining when alcohol is involved. I know I am guilty of enjoying a crispy lager from time to time. It makes…

How to Handle Thanksgiving as a Diabetic

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It’s also filled with plenty of holidays, traditions and all sorts of opportunities to eat a bit off your usual track. With family in town, or you visiting others, it’s tough to keep track of a healthy eating plan. According to health experts, people with diabetes should try to…

October Halloween Treats (for those with Type 2 Diabetes)

If you’ve been living with type 2 diabetes for any length of time, you’ve likely been told to watch your sugar intake. Even outside of any research into the relationship between added sugars and long-term health conditions, Americans regularly go over the recommended 36 grams for men and 25 grams for women according to World…

5 Best Walking Songs for People with Osteoarthritis

We’ve all heard the advice before from our doctor: get some exercise if you want to feel better. Most frustrating of all for people with osteoarthritis is that the one thing that may be best for our health is also the habit that’s hardest to pick up. That joint pain can be so hard to…

Q&A: Patient Advocate, Jorge – Finding Out I had Type 2 Diabetes

We had the lovely opportunity to interview Jorge, a husband, father and small business owner who has lived with Type 2 Diabetes for the past four years. Jorge was previously seeking a healthcare community where he could connect with others and came upon Peer Health where he has been able to enjoy the benefits of…

Valentines Treats for Those with Type 2 Diabetes

Do you feel like you don’t have the energy to do anything? Does it feel like your mental clarity and health have simply been swept away in the wake of your Type 2 Diabetes? Well, I am here to tell you, that you don’t have to be a victim to your negativity or your seemingly…

Chronic Illness Can Affect Anybody

When you think of celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Shania Twain, Selena Gomez and Tom Hanks, you never stop and think “chronic illness”. With time, they have all brought their personal health issues to the light and are sharing their story with the world. We now know that Lady Gaga suffers from fibromyalgia, Shania Twain…