Rhonda O'Brien MS RD CDE


Eating Out When You Have Diabetes

With planning and thoughtful choices, you can follow your meal plan for diabetes when you eat away from home, such as at a party or a restaurant. Here are some tips: Plan ahead At restaurants, check for online menus that include nutrition information before you go, or ask for this information when you arrive. Most…

Insulin Injection Areas for Gestational Diabetes

These pictures show the areas of the body where insulin can be injected. You can give yourself a shot in: The top outer area of the thighs. Insulin usually is absorbed more slowly from this site, unless you exercise soon after injecting insulin into your legs. The upper outer area of the arms. The buttocks. Rotate your…

Dawn Phenomenon and the Somogyi Effect

The dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect cause high blood sugar levels, especially in the morning before breakfast, in people who have diabetes. Dawn phenomenon The dawn phenomenon is a normal rise in blood sugar as a person’s body prepares to wake up. In the early morning hours, hormones (growth hormone, cortisol…

Cómo aplicar una inyección de insulina usando una pluma de insulina

Coloque la aguja en la pluma de insulina Las plumas de insulina pueden ser reutilizables o desechables. Para usar una pluma reutilizable, usted coloca el cartucho de insulina en la pluma. Las plumas desechables ya vienen con un cartucho de insulina. Antes de usar insulina turbia, como NPH e insulina premezclada, gire…