CCS Medical Blog

What about Diabetes and Alcohol?

Having diabetes does not mean that you have to give up your favorite foods or beverages altogether. This includes alcohol. The key is moderation.

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Consider This a Wake-up Call

Did you know that more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and that 8 million of those people are undiagnosed? These are the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Give Your Medicine Cabinet a Spring Cleaning

With springtime just around the corner, many people will be giving their homes a spring cleaning. This is a good time to do the same with your medicine cabinet and get rid of any old or unused medications.

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Keep Healthy Habits Going

Did you make a health-oriented New Year's resolution? To eat better, exercise more, or lose weight? Much of that January motivation starts to wane by the time March rolls around, and many of us are ready to call it quits.

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Show Your Eyes Some Love

In talking to people with diabetes on a daily basis, my goal is to help them understand the importance of testing their blood sugars to achieve control and to prevent complications. And when it comes to their eyesight, I remind them that it is not just high blood sugars,...

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Understand Your Risk for Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month, a great time to raise awareness about heart disease and how to prevent it. Did you know that having diabetes puts you at increased risk for heart disease?

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Healthy Weight: How much should I weigh?

This is the time of year when many people are focused on losing weight. Not coincidentally, Jan. 18-22 is Healthy Weight Week, a time to celebrate healthy, sustainable lifestyles that prevent weight problems.

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Five Things NOT To Do for a Healthy New Year

As the New Year gets underway, many of us have resolved to do better in the area of our health. But as we've all experienced, making a resolution is much easier than keeping it throughout the year. To help you stay on track, our clinical team suggests the following...

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Staying Healthy amid the Holiday Festivities

During all the busy-ness of the holidays, it is important to pay attention to our health. This time of year is often especially difficult for people managing chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or depression.

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The Flu Season Arrives Every Year

For most of us, the holiday season means good food, family gatherings and long-held traditions. Unfortunately, it also means the arrival of the influenza or "flu" season. It is very reliable, showing up in late fall, usually peaking over the winter then, waning as we...

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