Category: Health & Wellness

Welcome to our More on Diabetes section!

Our More on Diabetes articles will provide helpful diabetes and health information on topics including diabetes management, exercise, diabetic recipes, diabetes complications, diet and nutrition, pet diabetes and more. Articles are written or reviewed by healthcare professionals who have experience in diabetes and health education.

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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Fall Tips to Be & Stay Healthy – Part 1

Fall season is often a good time to look at your present health practices or lack of them. Most people who have health insurance have already met their yearly deductibles, and are more willing to schedule physician recommended tests and examinations. Let’s review some easy tips to consider while improving your health. The upcoming holiday season may seem less stressful and more enjoyable when you feel well.

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There is Never a Better Time to Learn (or Re-Learn) The Basics of Diabetes

As fall season approaches, it is a good time to review diabetes basics. Although some of you may already know the basics, you can never stop learning. See how well you do on the following questions. Remember that “medical costs and lost work and wages for those with diabetes totals $245 million dollars yearly.” See what you can do to lower these costs.

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