What Is Diabetes?

What Is Diabetes You or a loved one may have recently been diagnosed, but can you really answer the question “What Is Diabetes?” In general, diabetes is your body’s inability to naturally store and use glucose, the body’s main fuel, appropriately. As a result the sugar level in your blood increases. This condition is also…

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How Prediabetes Is Different From Diabetes

How Prediabetes Is Different From Diabetes [box] What You Need To Know & Do About Pre Diabetes What You Need To Know About Pre Diabetes Your blood sugar is too igh, but not yet high enough to cal diabetes.. You will not have symptoms, so you need to be tested.. What You Need To Do…

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Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot?

I have never understood it, but I see many people who choose not to get flu shots despite knowing better. Patients will tell me “I never get sick from the flu.” I will then tell them that past wellness is not necessarily indicative of future wellness and that the benefits for flu prevention significantly outweigh…

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Diabetic Foot Care- 11 Tips To Improve Your Diabetic Foot Care

Incorporating These Diabetic Foot Care Tips Will Prevent Complications Diabetic foot care is very important because you are more likely to have foot problems because you have diabetes. Diabetes damages the nerves and makes it less likely that you will feel pain. As a result, you are more likely to injure your foot or not…

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Communicating With Patients- 10 Signs Your Doctor Is Good

How Well Are Doctors Communicating With Patients Today? Good communication, doctor to patient and patient to doctor,  is an essential part of your diabetes care. When doctors do well in communicating with patients, a number of things about your care will be improved. If your doctor is a good communicator: Your problems and concerns will…

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Diabetes Basics: The ABCs of Diabetes

  Do You Know The ABCs of Diabetes? A: A1C & Aspirin The HbA1C is a significant part of your diabetes plan. The HbA1C blood test helps you monitor how well your blood sugar is controlled. In terms of diabetes basics, the HbA1C measures your average blood sugar over the last 2-3 months. Your doctor…

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Diabetes Dental Problems

Oral Health and Diabetes: Everything You Need To Know To Protect Your Teeth Diabetes dental problems are extremely common, but not as well know as complications related to: • Eyes • Heart • Kidneys Diabetics are at increased risk for periodontal disease or an infection in the gums. If not addressed diabetes dental problems can…

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Dilated Eye Exam- What Is The Definition of Dilated Eye Exam

  What Is the Definition of A Dilated Eye Exam Getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam is one of the best things you can do to keep your eyes healthy. In this painless procedure, an eye care professional examines your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no…

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Diabetes and Flu Vaccine Side Effects

Are Diabetics More Likely to Suffer Flu Vaccine Side Effects? [box] What You Need To Know About Diabetes and Flu Vaccine Side Effects Diabetics tolerate the flu vaccine the same as patients without diabetes. The flu vaccine is safe. The flu vaccine does not cause the flu. The flu vaccine does not lead to changes…

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Diabetes Symptoms: What You Need To Know And Do

  Common Diabetes Symptoms Explained [box] What You Need To Know- Diabetes Symptoms The symptoms of diabetes can be non-specific. Diabetes can affect all parts of your body. Most people with type 1 experience diabetes symptoms, while those with type 2 may not. What You Need To Do- Diabetes Symptoms If you experience any of…

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