Diabetes and Immunity: How Prioritizing Nutrition and Muscle Health Can Help
As we navigate cold and flu season with uncertainty remaining around the pandemic, it’s an important time to consider the best ways to support immune health. Immune system support is even more critical for people with diabetes as viral infections can increase inflammation and contribute to more severe complications, like we’ve seen with COVID-19.1 While many with diabetes already consider good nutrition a part of overall well-being and blood sugar control, some may be surprised about how their diet and muscle health can impact the immune system.
Understanding Your Child's Growth Spurt
During childhood years (ages 6 to 12), your child undergoes steady growth and development with periods of more rapid growth known as “growth spurts.” If they're often hungry in between meals or their pants are suddenly too short, they may be experiencing a growth spurt.
What Are Electrolytes?
Electrolytes are molecules that are critical to both your body's hydration levels and cellular function. Given their direct relationship with the body’s muscle and brain functioning, many people increase their intake of electrolytes when working out or playing sports. But what is the function of electrolytes in everyday use?
Reducing Malnutrition for the Most Vulnerable Populations in the World
Imagine a world where malnutrition does not impact 1 out of 3 people? What would that look like? Abbott is committed to reducing malnutrition globally with the creation of the Abbott Center for Malnutrition Solutions, an innovation hub focused on reducing malnutrition around the world.