Ann Gotshall is Aboriginal Diabetes Coordinator for UNSM. Starting May 5, 2020, ADI will share weekly tips for diabetic patients on how to how to live and maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle, especially during a world pandemic like Covid-19! Simply click on the links below to view weekly tips and exercises, which can also be found on our Facebook page, @UNSMikmaq.
May 5, 2020: Mental Wellness & Diabetes during Covid-19.
May 12, 2020: Finding harmony with the Medicine Wheel
May 12: Have fun designing your own medicine wheel with family!
May 19, 2020: Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, which is a glucose reading of 4 or lower.
May 19, 2020: Tips for treating low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
May 26: A fun follow-up activity to last week's hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar posts. June 2: Managing blood sugar can be challenging, but can be done with small changes to your diet. Consider some of these options for meals.
June 9: Get some brain exercise with this Indigenous-inspired nutritional word search!
June 16: The benefits of drinking water! Stay hydrated this summer, and cool down with these tips. June 16: Are you drinking enough water? Try a tall glass with some of these flavours.
June 23: Last week we asked if you are getting enough water, so this week we challenge you to drink more of it!
June 30: Proper foot care (and wear) plays a significant role in managing diabetes. We share these tips on how to maintain healthy feet while managing your diabetes!
July 7: Our 10th ADI tip, and last before UNSM breaks for summer, lets you test your knowledge of diabetic foot care. Eight simple true-or-false questions, and an answer key will be posted later in the week!