A few years ago, on a four-day weekend, we were lucky enough to head down to the Florida Keys for a little rest and relaxation. After arriving late at night, we planned our next day events which included plenty of water activities and sunshine. Unfortunately, I woke up with left-sided facial swelling accompanied by severe pain […]
Diabetes is on the rise worldwide and is no longer considered, "a disease of just rich nations". It is difficult to be saddled with a chronic illness including diabetes for many reasons. The cost of daily living in the United States keeps going up along with the cost of diabetes. It is not "a cheap" disease.
Whether dealing with a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, ice storm/blizzard, volcano, wild fire or other disastrous event can be stressful for the average person. A natural disaster may affect your shelter, food supply, power supply, or road closures. When you toss diabetes into the mix, it can make it even more complicated.
Any natural disaster can have a […]
Various numbers are thrown around when it comes to your health, whether it is at your physician’s office, at the gym or in the department store. Certain numbers have more meaning than others and can really give you some indication of your overall health.
It is important not to obsess about the values but learn what they […]
The cooler days of fall are almost here which means the kids are going back to school. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. Parents of children with diabetes need to make additional preparations for a healthy, enjoyable and safe school year. In recent years, there is a sizable increase in type […]
There is so much misinformation floating around when discussing different aspects of diabetes and how best to take care of yourself, when you do have diabetes.
Summertime is now in full swing and you should be enjoying the rewarding and exciting experiences of the season. Some of the favorite activities discussed by our diabetes management patients are the outdoor Grilling, BBQ or a lazy afternoon picnic at the park or beach with friends or at a family reunion. Having diabetes or another chronic condition should make you think more about proper planning.
Although this question is not only related to people who have diabetes, I found it interesting. It is often asked and is well worth exploring. Feel free to write to us if you have a question or concern.
Meditation is a way of relaxing the mind through techniques such as focusing and controlled breathing. It has been around for centuries and many people continue to use meditation to benefit both the body and the mind.
The CDC has released the 2017 diabetes United States statistics report. Diabetes affects 30.3 million people - 23.1 million diagnosed with diabetes and 7.2 million still undiagnosed. There are 84.1 million adults with pre-diabetes which eventually turns to diabetes if not treated with weight loss, change in eating habits and exercise.