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Health Screenings

September 18, 2015 by  
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As you age health screenings are going to be an important tool to help you live a longer healthier life. Some of the conditions that doctors commonly screen for include Breast and cervical cancer in women Colo-rectal cancer Dental Problems Depression Diabetes Hearing problems High blood pressure High cholesterol Osteoporosis Overweight and obesity Prostate cancer […]

Do I Have Diabetes?

September 9, 2015 by  
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There are a many symptoms of diabetes. If you think you might have diabetes, it is always a good idea to talk to your healthcare team and discuss any symptoms you are experiencing. frequent urination constantly being thirsty even after drinking unexplained weight loss or gain extreme fatigue irritability frequent infections blurred vision tingling in the […]

Common Health Issues for Women With Diabetes

August 7, 2015 by  
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Women with diabetes are at risk of developing sexual and urological conditions. Here are five common issues you should be aware of, and what you can do if a problem arises. Vaginitis and Yeast Infections Yeast is a fungus that thrives in warm, moist, and dark environments. The vagina meets all of those requirements. Yeast, which is always […]

Staying Safe in the Heat

August 3, 2015 by  
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If you have diabetes you are at an increased risk for heat related problems. When the heat index reaches 80 to 90 degrees you should make changes to your daily routine to help keep you safe in the heat. According to a recent Mayo Clinic survey, one out of every five diabetes patients waits until […]

The Artificial Pancreas

July 15, 2015 by  
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What is the pancreas? The pancreas is an organ that secretes several hormones including insulin and glucagon. It also releases digestive enzymes that help break down food. Insulin is used to deliver glucose from the bloodstream to cells where it is needed. Glucagon causes the liver to release stored glucose into the bloodstream. With type […]

Hemoglobin Variants

July 14, 2015 by  
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There are a few types of hemoglobin. Most people have only one kind, known as hemoglobin A. Some people also have less common variants such as hemoglobin S, C, or E. You could have a hemoglobin variant without having any health problems. This is called having a trait or being a carrier. Sickle Cell Trait […]

Managing Hypoglycemia

July 7, 2015 by  
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  Hypoglycemia is a condition in which your blood sugar is abnormally low, usually less than 70mg/dl. Signs of hypoglycemia include; weakness, fatigue, shakiness, anxiety, lightheadedness, confusion, headaches, impaired vision, rapid heartbeat, nausea, and a change in mood. These symptoms can come on very quickly. It is important that if you become hypoglycemic, you adjust your […]