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?
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.
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...
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.
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...
Diabetes Education Is a Lifelong Process
Being diagnosed with diabetes is a life-changing event. And while it is a serious disease, diabetes is one of the few conditions we can learn to control and actually prevent from causing further complications. Every complication of diabetes is preventable, but...