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.
People with diabetes can travel anywhere with proper planning, even an overseas trip. To be well-prepared, consider where you want to go and how long you will stay. Have a happy, healthy time during your getaway by following a few simple travel tips.
New research shows that diabetes can be predicted up to 20 years before it develops. If you do not already have diabetes, you may take steps to prevent it and if you already have diabetes, you can use these tips to help you better control blood sugars as well as improve your overall health.
The hemoglobin A1C (glycolated hemoglobin/HbA1C) had been used to track longterm control of blood sugars in people with diagnosed diabetes. To decrease confusion, The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and The American College of Endocrinologists shortened the verbiage to just "A1C"
Now that we are in spring, there is never a better time to look around your house and make it a safer home for everyone. Here are 5 spring cleaning tips to consider:
There is more to treating diabetes than checking blood sugars with a glucose meter and keeping your blood sugar levels within a specific range. Most people with diabetes have a health care team in place to help them manage their care. Discover when and why you should see an endocrinologist with diabetes as they, too, should be part of your health care team.
April 7,2018 will be the 70th anniversary of World Health Day which was first initiated in 1948. With sponsorship from the World Health Organization (WHO), there is promotion of all life stages improving access to care especially in developing countries. They try to achieve internationally agreed upon goals to promote improved health in all aspects of […]
It is already springtime and no great strides have been made in healthcare in the past year. Health care options have been stagnant and are becoming even more limited, with out of pocket expenses, co-pays, deductibles, drug plans and out of network costs skyrocketing.
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."
Walking into the stores you see enormous chocolate bunnies, marshmallow /caramel filled Easter eggs (or chicks), sugar laden Easter peeps in yellow, green and pink along with a wide assortment of colored jelly beans or gummy bunnies all in preparation for the Easter Holiday.