People with diabetes are more prone to blood vessel flow problems known as peripheral vascular disease (PAD) and nerve ending issues, called neuropathy. Excess glucose creates damage to your blood vessels and nerves – especially the smaller vessels – and weakens your veins. Although there is no direct link between diabetes and varicose veins, many people […]
Our lives changed quickly with the onset of the virus, COVID-19. Although it was recognized as a pandemic in March 2020, the first known cases appeared in the United States in late January on the west coast. Originating in China, the virus made its way around the world in record speed. Fast forward to June, and […]
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 […]
Recent diabetes management classes have been well attended, with great questions being asked by the participants. If they are interested in these questions then, hopefully you are too! Learn what’s on their minds.
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.
The American College of Gastroenterology released new guidelines on liver chemistry tests in December 2016. Changed level recommendations were included for ALT- alanine aminotransferase, AST- aspartate aminotransferase, and alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin levels. In the past, ALT levels were accepted at a range from 30-40 IU/L and up to 70-80 IU/L while being hospitalized (body under […]
Moving with diabetes is more difficult for those with persistent muscle aches and pains. Diabetic neuropathy causes nerve damage that can lead to tingling, pain, and numbness. Find out what may cause pain when you have diabetes and how you can feel better.
What is Diabetic Neuropathy?
Diabetic neuropathy is a nerve disorder that affect people with diabetes. […]
Care of the skin is one of the most important aspects of routine diabetes maintenance. Without proper precautionary measures, minor cuts or injuries can quickly turn into serious problems. People with diabetes often heal more slowly than normal because of less blood flow to affected areas and reduced white blood cell function. They may not notice […]
Researchers at Indiana University School of Optometry and The Biocomplexity Institute at Indiana University have been actively working to recreate a “virtual tissue model of the diabetic eye”. They were able to “show precisely how a small protein can both damage and grow vessels in the eye that cause vision loss and blindness in those with […]