Everyone needs to brush and floss their teeth regularly to prevent cavities and periodontal disease. Plus, emerging scientific evidence suggests that good oral hygiene may impact more than just your mouth, decreasing your risk for cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. Unfortunately, people with Type 2 diabetes are at a significantly higher risk of oral … Read more Oral Health and Diabetes: The Connection
The following is a guest post by Brandon Cruz of GoHealth Insurance. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, diabetes affects nearly 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the population. If you’re one of the millions of people suffering from diabetes, you may be looking for ways to save money on health … Read more Managing Diabetes On A Budget
The following is a guest post by Beth Kelly. In the years ahead, America will experience a considerable growth in its population of seniors above the age of 65. Changes in the country’s age structure will affect all aspects of our society, as this demographic transition means new responsibilities for families and medical professionals, as … Read more Health and Wellness Services for Older Americans Announced at WHCOA
The following is a guest post from Cheretta A Clerkley of Hormone Health Network. Pregnancy is an exciting yet frightening time for most women — but for women with diabetes, pregnancy brings a whole new level of apprehension. Controlling blood sugar levels well is essential to maintaining a healthy pregnancy, and serious complications can occur … Read more Diabetes And Pregnancy: What To Expect
The following is a guest post by Beth Kelly. In recent years, healthcare entrepreneurs have tapped into the latest tech developments to help people with chronic conditions improve the quality of their daily lives. Communication between medical devices, mobile apps, and home automation platforms enables diabetes patients to monitor and manage their condition in a … Read more Connectivity and Convenience: “The Internet of Things” and Diabetes Care
Metformin is the most prescribed anti-diabetes drug in the world, responsible for over 48 million prescriptions per year in the United States alone. More than 80% of type 2 diabetics are either overweight or obese. Studies indicate that metformin is also an effective weight loss drug. TedTalk speaker and former Johns Hopkins University surgeon Peter … Read more Metformin & Weight Loss: Is There A Connection?
Metformin, generally known as the “first-line drug” for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, has been revealed in a recent study by Cardiff University, UK, to not only increase the life spans of diabetics but also non-diabetics. Metformin is the most prescribed anti-diabetes drug in the world, responsible for over 48 million prescriptions per year … Read more Metformin – Not Just For Diabetics?
This post was written by Chef Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetic. Ok, let us get the elephant out of the room. I use that granulated sugar substitute that comes in the yellow bag. I know, I know, all those chemicals. While I am at it, let me also admit to using SWEET AND LOW in my … Read more Tricks To Make Your Low-Carb Diet A Treat
This post was written by Chef Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetic. You could buy every rose in town, but on Valentine’s Day, chocolate is the only true out. Oh dear, you and I are diabetics. Now what do we do? Well as it happens, cocoa is actually not very high in carbohydrates. And believe it or … Read more There Ain’t Nothing Like Chocolate: Celebrating Valentine’s Day As A Diabetic
This post was written by Chef Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetic. Lots of people complain about how expensive fresh fruits and vegetables are. I say: BUY THEM ON SALE! Why, you may ask? When a grocer does an advertisement for a fruit or vegetable, the grocer needs to plan ahead and order … Read more Fruits and Veggies (Literally) Taste Better On Sale