Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

The Best Shoes and Socks for Diabetics

Diabetes affects the body from head to toe, but diabetics need to be aware that those toes, as well as the rest of their feet, are particularly prone to problems. Proper foot care, including washing, drying, and inspecting your feet is crucial. So is what you wear on your feet. Diabetics should follow these 6…

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The High Impact of Diabetes

The High Impact of Diabetes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that diabetes cost the United States $327 billion in 2017. Of that amount, $237 billion went for direct medical costs, and lost productivity accounted for  $90 billion . But those huge numbers don’t show the human suffering caused by this disease. Type 2 diabetes, which accounts…

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Top 10 Medical Problems in Seniors

As we age, staying healthy becomes more difficult. According to the National Committee on Aging, 80% of seniors have at least one chronic medical condition; 68% have more than one. What issues are we likely to have? Here are the top 10 chronic medical problems in seniors, as determined by Medicare records: 1. High Blood…

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Healthy Foods Nutritionists Do Not Recommend For You

Healthy foods that are extremely popular with the public and considered by the majority to be healthy to eat. However, nutritionists do not recommend them as they contain large amounts of sugar and artificial flavors. These foods made the unhealthy list.       Healthy Foods: Granola Bars The biggest discrepancy between nutritionists and the…

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Cholesterol: Making these Mistakes Will Get You Sick

Cholesterol levels tell your doctor about the fats in your blood. Unhealthy levels are linked to hardening of the arteries, which can cause heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Your numbers include “bad” (LDL) and “good” (HDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides, a common fat in your body. If you understand where your numbers are and what…

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Glucose Monitoring Now Available Inside Your Smartphone Case

A glucose meter monitor developed by researchers at the University of California San Diego, can now be installed into your smartphone, and may soon become an actual part of a production phone.  Currently, checking blood sugar levels can be a hassle for people with diabetes, especially when they have to pack their monitoring kits around with them…

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Stroke: Ways To Lower Your Risk

A stroke happens when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by a clot either ischemic  (blockage) or bursts (hemorrhagic). As a result, brain cells die.   Stroke Statistics Here are several scary statistics about stroke and its impact: Almost 800,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke every year,…

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5 Sleep Mistakes You Are Making Before Bedtime

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Sleep is extremely important to maintain your mental and physical health. Specifically, research has documented that Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and Stage 4 (deep) are very important. They are key to elevated mood, sharp memory, and positive cognitive function.   Sleep mistake 1: You stay up late on week ends and consequently get up in…

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