Matt Nilsen

Medical Writer

About Matt Nilsen

Matt Nilsen is a freelance healthcare author who has written dozens of articles and hundreds of pages of online health content. He has worked in marketing and management positions at the 3M Company, Intermountain Healthcare, and St. Barnabas Health Care System. He earned a BS in marketing from the University of Utah, and a Master of Health Administration degree from the Medical College of Virginia.

Articles Written by Matt Nilsen

How to Avoid Diabetic Ketoacidosis

A Diabetes Complication Caused by Hyperglcyemia
People with type 1 diabetes should know the symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis and how to test their blood glucose to detect the condition.

Diabetes Foot Care

Daily Foot Care When You Have Diabetes
Good diabetes foot care will help you detect complications while they are small and address them with your foot doctor. People with diabetes should visit a podiatrist (foot doctor) at least once a year.

How to Avoid Hypoglycemia During Exercise

Exercise Tips for People with Diabetes
Exercise is great for maintaining diabetes health, but you need to avoid hypoglycemia when working out. Read these tips for hypoglycemia prevention.

Tips for Managing Nighttime Hypoglycemia

How to Avoid Low Blood Glucose Overnight
Nighttime hypoglycemia is a concern for people with diabetes. Learn how to prevent nighttime lows with a few easy steps.

Sick Day Management for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, make a sick day management plan now to help you take good care of your body so that you can heal faster.

Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitors to Control Blood Glucose Levels

Are these Diabetes Devices Right for You?
Continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps can help people with diabetes manage their blood glucose levels and keep them in their goal range. This article describes the devices and potential drawbacks.

Educate Your Co-workers about Diabetes

Education Reduces the Workplace Diabetes Bias
You can dismiss many diabetes-related biases by educating co-workers and your employer about diabetes.

Carb Counting and Insulin Math in Diabetes

Carb counting and "insulin math” may seem overwhelming—but with practice, you’ll be able to master it in no time.

Hyperglycemia: Treat It Early

How to Treat High Blood Glucose
Learn the signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia--and how to treat it fast.

Diabetes and Driving

Driving Tips for People with Diabetes
Usually diabetes does not affect driving safety, but people with diabetes need to know how it can. This article provides tips for safely handling diabetes while driving.

Dealing with Diabetes at Work

Communicating Your Diabetes-related Needs to Your Employer

The Emotional Side of Diabetes

Depression and Anxiety in People with Diabetes
There are many emotions to deal with in diabetes. Article addresses depression in diabetes, as well as anxiety. Get tips on how to deal with emotions related to diabetes.

Sick Day Tips for People with Diabetes

Monitoring Your Blood Glucose and Ketones
When you are sick with diabetes, it is vital to allow yourself a sick day. Use your sick day to alertly manage diabetes. You will monitor blood glucose, temperature, and other key indicators to make sure that you can recover from your sickness quickly—and with your blood glucose levels in control.

How to Travel Well with Diabetes

Traveling with diabetes requires you prepare to manage your blood glucose on the road. Get quick travel tips, such as how much insulin and medication to bring so that you can manage your diabetes no matter where you are.

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