November is National Diabetes Month, and November 14th is World Diabetes Day. The International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) lists 119 events in 59 countries to observe this day, ranging from diabetes walks/runs, health fairs, free screenings to even a basketball game; and...
A Call to Action on World Diabetes Day
Traveling with Medication
With the summer vacation season in full swing, many people are traveling or soon will be. Whether you’re headed to the beach or the mountains, it’s important to think about your prescription medications when making your travel plans.
A Stroke Is a 'Brain Attack'
Did you know that stroke is the second-leading cause of death in the world? In America, stroke takes the life of a person every four minutes and is a leading cause of disability.
Dealing with Stress
We've all said it at one time or another: "I'm stressed out!" It's usually because we're feeling anxious, exhausted, pressured, or somehow not in control of our circumstances.
Take Care of Your Feet!
April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, a perfect time to focus on the importance of keeping our feet healthy. This should be a priority for everyone, and especially for people with diabetes.
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.
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.
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.
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,...
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?