Sometimes, the numbers are easy to gloss over. But, when it comes to heart disease, and how many people it affects, you have to pay attention.
According to the CDC, “Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women which accounts for 1 out of 4 deaths in the US. Coronary artery disease costs the US $108.9 billion yearly, including health care services, medications and lost productivity.” February is American Heart Month, and a perfect time to […]
Getting sick during the winter months tends to happen more frequently – especially when you have a chronic illness like diabetes. Windows are closed, people stay indoors and germs seem to linger. Flu season is at its height and lasts through the end of February. Extreme changes in temperature, busy schedules and daily stress just […]
Teaching has always been my passion and I am happy when patients ask me questions relating to their diabetes during our weekly management sessions. There are no silly ones and when time permits, I try to expand on the information so they have a complete understanding. This helps them follow through with their goals and […]
Change can be very stressful and difficult for patients, especially right after the holiday season. Taking on too many new goals with lots of limitations can result in instant failure. Most people think the average holiday season weight gain is between 8-10 pounds. Studies done at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University […]