Saturday, February 17, 2018

We are headed for diabetes, and we don’t even know it

Roughly one-third of Americans — or more than 84 million people — have prediabetes, and most have no idea. A simple blood test can detect prediabetes, a condition marked by higher-than-normal blood sugar. Changes in lifestyle — including eating and exercise habits — can often stop the onset of full-blown type 2 diabetes,...

Are You a Parents With Type 1 Diabetes And Ill? Here’s What To Do

A mother must find a way to care for her migraines while being the primary caregiver of a child with Type 1. When I tell people that my seven-year-old daughter has diabetes, they often respond by expressing sympathy that such a young child has to receive shots and prick her fingers on a daily basis....

Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Breakfast

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Did you eat breakfast today? Or are you one of the estimated 31 million Americans who skip breakfast because you don’t feel hungry, are “too busy,” or just don’t want to eat that meal? Whether you are a breakfast-eater or not, you need to know that there are proven, vital health reasons to never...

Is the Newest Treatments Beat Older Treatment Options?

Dr. David C. Robbins, director of the KU Diabetes Institute at the KU Medical Center, picked an auspicious place to suggest that we lack evidence to determine whether newer diabetes treatments are better diabetes treatments. After all, his talk on the subject, part of a panel discussion on rising insulin prices, took place during...

Updates Recommendations for Managing Hypertension in Diabetes

Standing blood pressure (BP) should be measured in patients with diabetes at every routine clinic visit to assess both autonomic functions as well as potential volume depletion, according to new recommendations from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). There is "unequivocal evidence" that supports targeting BP goal to <140/90 mm Hg in most adults with diabetes,...

This is Why You Should Avoid Having Too Much Sugar

am now a member of the zipper club. I know, I thought it sounded rude too. But apparently it’s the club name for those of us who have a scar right down the middle of our chest. I have one down my leg too, from groin to ankle. And as I spend time recovering from...

12 Easy Ways to Reduce Diabetes-Related Stress

Between constant management, fear, and pain, stress often plays a large role in the life of an individual with diabetes. That stress is often accompanied by high blood pressure and heart rate, both of which deplete energy, making sticking to your management routine that much harder. It’s not uncommon for all this stress to take...

Diabetes and Anemia: What You Need to Know

If you have diabetes, you’ll need to have your blood checked regularly for anemia. It’s common for people with diabetes to also end up with this blood condition. It happens when your body’s red blood cells can’t deliver as much oxygen as your body needs. If you spot anemia early on, you can better...

30 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Khloe Kardashian has been hitting the gym hard and has not been letting herself slack, no matter what is going on in her life, as well as making sure that she sticks to a very strict diet. Khloe has since gone on to lose around 35lbs. "Khloe gives as much to the gym as the...

4 Great Way To Boost Your Walking Work Out

For all the attention we give the latest fitness craze (did you hear about the one that combines yoga and break dancing?), we're awfully quick to dismiss one of the best workouts around: walking. True, it's not exotic. But unlike so many of the fitness fads we believe will motivate us to sweat, it doesn't...
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