CCS Medical Blog

Benefits of Summer Camp for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

The challenges for families with a child who has type 1 diabetes is many-fold. From the day-to-day challenges of staying on top of a child's blood sugar and food intake, to the many social challenges a child with T1D has to endure is very far-reaching. The experiences of...

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The Government's Role in Our National Health Crisis

It is time we hold the federal government accountable for their role in manifesting the obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemics.

No matter how polarized our society can become politically, we tend to circle the wagons when we perceive a serious threat to our national...

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The "Better-ness" Guide for Men & Women Over 50

For many of us in our fifties, there is an increasing emphasis in financial planning so that we have security in our retirement years. While fiscal stability is critical to our well-being in our golden years, it is almost meaningless or "not enough" if we are not...

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Being Kind is Good for Your Health!

A simple act of kindness can make a big difference in another person's life, but scientific research also shows that being kind is very good for your health. The Random Acts of Kindness website is a great place to start learning how we can better spread kindness...

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What is Hypoglycemia Unawareness?

Most people with diabetes know that they have hypoglycemia – low blood sugar – when they start to feel shaky, dizzy, moody or anxious. Other symptoms can include hunger, sweating, confusion, sleepiness, and difficulty speaking. They also know that they have to treat this...

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Eating a Mediterranean Diet is Easier than You Think!

I recently got a call from an old college friend who just got the results from his recent annual physical.

"My LDL cholesterol levels are a little high. They said I should try the Mediterranean Diet. What should I do?"

After all, he lives in the Midwest. What is he going...

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Sensible Ways to Improve Sleep Health

One of my favorite lines from Shakespeare's MacBeth is when MacBeth declares that he "hath murdered sleep" after killing the king (in his sleep) in order to take the throne for himself.

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Food Swamps: A Big Problem in the American Health Crisis

By now, most of us have heard of “food deserts,” a term for lower-income neighborhoods that lack a local availability of grocery stores, forcing already disenfranchised residents with limited means of transportation to travel far for healthier food. Many experts have...

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Diabetes Care Can Be Costly ... Try These Money-Saving Strategies!

Last May, we gave a big shout-out on our blog to diaTribe, a wonderful foundation whose mission is to help people better understand their diabetes in order to live healthier and happier lives.

Around the same time, diaTribe launched an interesting blog series on access...

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Glaucoma & Diabetes: Protect your vision health!

A new year awaits with the promise of more opportunities and a lifetime of great memories!

Wouldn’t it be tragic, though, if you missed out on witnessing precious moments like a child’s graduation or a family wedding because you became blinded by undiagnosed glaucoma?

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