Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

Senior Health and Carbs: Hey, It’s World Diabetes Day!

senior health and carbs - one of the topics for education on World Diabetes Day

Senior health and carbs, do those two words go together? They had better! That is to say, everyone’s body needs carbs in order to get energy and leave protein stores intact. But seniors and how much carbohydrates they eat, is going to be under discussion soon. So, let’s give a round of applause for our…

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A Good Mattress and a Good Night’s Sleep

Did you know that we humans spend a third of our lives sleeping? When we have a good night’s sleep our waking hours are also good. However, if we toss and turn all night, we might wake up grumpy with sore muscles and an aching back. We will be tired without energy during the day…

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Impaired Vision in Seniors Doubles the Risk for Falls

Falls are a leading cause disability in seniors. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors. Falls can lead to a loss of independence and even death in seniors, especially if they suffer a traumatic brain injury or a hip fracture. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every…

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Controlling High Blood Pressure in Diabetics can Prevent Organ Failure

Controlling high blood pressure in diabetics can prevent life-threatening organ failure according to a study published October 4, 2018 in the Clinical and Experimental Hypertension journal. The study that was carried out by researchers from Rutgers University found that high blood pressure rather than the diabetes was responsible for the organ failure. Goal of the…

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Sugar can Fuel the Growth of Certain Kinds of Cancers

Got a sweet tooth? We all know that sugar is not good for our teeth. Eating sugar and sweets has been linked to obesity and diabetes and in turn, diabetes is associated with an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease and dementia. As if all of this is not enough, research has…

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Silent Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is such a “silent disease” that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 96% of the 30 million Americans who have CKD do not even know they have it. In fact, only about 4.9 million people have been officially diagnosed with CKD. This is not good because the…

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The Sitting Lifestyle and Health

Sedentary Lifestyle Increases Risk for Chronic Diseases and Death According to a study published November 20, 2018, in the JAMA Journal of the American Medical Association, a sedentary lifestyle and a lack of physical exercise can increase the risk for developing chronic diseases like high blood pressure and heart disease and can lead to early…

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November is National Diabetes Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month The National Eye Institute (NEI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are supporting Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Diabetic eye disease is an umbrella term for several eye diseases that can be found in all types of diabetics (type 1, type 2, gestational) and all of these…

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Diabetes Shown to be Risk for Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

November 2018 is National Diabetes Month November is National Diabetes Month and to date no real cure has been found for diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2015 there were 30.3 million Americans (9.4% of the population) with diabetes (mainly type 2 diabetes) and 1.25 million American children and adults with type 1…

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