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What is the A1c Test? (Diabetes)

Since diabetes is defined by its abnormal blood sugar levels, it makes sense that tests for diabetes measure the amount of sugar in the blood. However, blood glucose tests have a downside: they offer only a snapshot of blood glucose … Continue reading

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5-Tips For Healthy Living With Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association statistics show that more than 25% of US seniors have diabetes, and a whopping 50% have prediabetes. In seniors, diabetes is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease, higher mortality rates from all causes, and reduced … Continue reading

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Top 10 Facts About Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus refers to a group of diseases in which the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high. In Type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, the pancreas does not produce insulin, the hormone that regulates … Continue reading

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The Best Diet in the World

As November draws to a close, I wanted to talk about a way of eating that has been touted as the healthiest diet in the world. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and we’ve been covering the topic extensively … Continue reading

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Silent Heart Attacks: Know the Risks

Do you know the signs of a heart attack? I’m guessing you do; the American Heart Association has done an admirable job raising awareness about heart health. We all know heart attacks usually come with chest pain or discomfort that … Continue reading

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Peripheral Neuropathy: What You Need to Know

Peripheral neuropathy is a group of conditions involving damaged or diseased nerves. There are many different forms of peripheral neuropathy, mainly divided into two types: mononeuropathy and polyneuropathy. Mononeuropathy, like its name suggests, is when only one nerve is damaged. … Continue reading

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Smell Your Breath To Know If You Are Healthy

Your breath is the window into your health status.  If you have any one of the following indicators, your immediate attention is necessary. Breath Snoring Your mouth gets dry if you snore or sleep with it open and creates bacteria … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Older Adults – A Comprehensive Guide

You have probably heard a lot about diabetes. Perhaps you even have relatives and friends who have the disease. However, if diabetes has not touched you personally, chances are you may not know enough about this growing problem. Here is … Continue reading

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