Category: Health & Wellness

How Spring Allergies May Raise Blood Sugars

Welcome to spring time which brings a change in the weather for all of us, but for too many people the suffering of seasonal allergies accompanies the change. “Allergies arise when the immune system overreacts to an otherwise harmless substance known as allergens caused by pollen, weeds, mold, grass, trees, dust mites, cockroaches, pet dander, foods, dyes, wine and cosmetics.”

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The Connection Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is a “chronic inflammatory disease caused by bacterial colonization that affects the soft and hard structures that support the teeth.” Approximately 90% of the worldwide population has gingivitis, the mild form of periodontal disease and 50% of Americans over the age of 30 have the more advanced form called periodontal disease.

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National Heart Month – Get the Facts

February is American Heart Month, a time when people think of the human heart as a symbol of love. During the month of Valentine’s Day, we see more hearts and bright, red colored clothing than any other time during the year. While purchasing a delicious, dark, chocolate heart for your valentine, use this month to learn more about your risks for heart disease and stroke along with ways to stay healthy.

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7 Creative New Year Resolutions for People with Diabetes

As people celebrate the holidays and overindulge, thoughts turn to making better choices during the year ahead. The start of another year often makes people review their current behaviors and consider ways to improve them. Consider a few creative New Year resolutions that could improve your diabetes management and overall well-being.

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