Posts Tagged 'diabetes'

Improving the Symptoms of Diabetes With Exercise

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For the more than 29 million Americans who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, one of the most sobering aspects they come to grips with is the significant lifestyle changes they need to make. Staying healthy and managing their condition means not only changing their diets and watching what they eat more carefully, but also doing what they can to be more active. Medication has become more sophisticated over the years, but the best way to manage Type 2 diabetes remains living a healthier lifestyle with proper diet and exercise at its core. For those who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, proper diet and exercise isn’t just a good idea — it’s critical for avoiding serious health issues later in life. However, the idea of changing the way they live can be daunting to many people.

Posted by Nicole Sweiss Jul 05, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

What’s Your Goal?

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Think of a goal you would like to accomplish – is it that you would like to lose 5lbs? (or 50?) Would you like to lower your cholesterol by 30 points? How about complete a 10k?

Working towards something helps you stay on track, and seeing the success of intermediate milestones also motivates you to keep up the good work. Everyone has days when they just don’t want to work out, and there will always be days when turning down dessert seems impossible, but if you see these as road blocks getting in the way of where you want to go, then you’ll have fewer days like this.

Posted by Kristin Mcnealus Mar 16, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

4 Foot Faults: How To Avoid Common Problems With Our Feet

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There’s an old idiom that states, “Take care of your feet because your feet take you everywhere,” or maybe this one, “Take care of your feet because they will carry you for life.” Either way, proper foot care is vital for our overall health and welfare. In conjunction with our “How I Walk” project, let’s take a look at some of the biggest threats to our largest limbs and ways to prevent them from occurring:

Posted by Mark Kirkpatrick Aug 08, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Diabetes and Exercise

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Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, exercise is an important part of your management and treatment program. Weight loss and weight management are the most common reasons people give for starting an exercise program. However, exercise has so many more benefits than how it may, or may not, affect body size – especially for diabetics.

To understand how exercise benefits diabetics, it’s important to understand what diabetes is and how it affects your body.

Posted by Nayab Sh Nov 26, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Relieve Your Pain in the Water

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Diabetic Neuropathy is a form of nerve damage.   It occurs in individuals with diabetes when there is primarily poor blood flow along with high blood sugar levels.   Over time people with Diabetic Neuropathy were told they couldn’t exercise. That is not the case any longer.

Posted by Windy Wills Nov 19, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

AVOIDING DIABETES . . . and Adding 6 Years to Your Life!

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In honor of National Diabetes Month, I would like to share a VERY personal story. My mother was an insulin diabetic for most of her life starting back in the 1950’s until her passing away over two decades ago. Since she was taking insulin several times daily, I’m sure that diabetes was on her mind every waking hour. Point being, I realized if there was any “good news” about my mother’s diabetes, it was that I learned that diabetes should be feared and avoided at all costs.

Posted by Allan Checkoway Nov 17, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

Obesity and it’s effect on children with disabilities

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After decades of advancements in modern day medicine, why are mortality rates increasing in 2014? Regrettably, today’s parents can expect to live longer lives than their children, a sad commentary on today’s lifestyle. Bottom line . . . the obesity epidemic amongst the children of America is shortening their lifespan, causing mortality rates to head in the wrong direction.

Posted by Allan Checkoway Oct 09, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

Manage diabetes for healthy living

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Being diagnosed with diabetes is very difficult for the patient and his family as it is a lifelong disease. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which there are elevated blood glucose levels due to insulin malfunctioning. Insulin is a vital hormone released by the pancreas that allows the entry of sugar into the blood cells. It regulates fat and carbohydrate metabolism in the body. Any problem in its effective release results in…

Posted by Todd Kosher May 20, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

New tool to eliminate mistakes in care of Diabetes

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Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a computer-based electronic medical record tool that will help doctors save time and improve accuracy in providing medical care to patients with diabetes.

Posted by Tanya Jan 05, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

10 Worst Processed Foods for People With Diabetes

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We are all guilty of it. It’s so easy, cheap and convenient. When we’re in a hurry, it’s easy to stop pretty much anywhere, and pick up a quick bite at a fast food or stop to buy a snack on the go. This is probably not a surprise, but Americans rank the highest when it comes to consuming the most processed foods than any other country.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Dec 02, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments