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So, you just got back from your doctors and found out your A1c is still too high. You have done everything you were told to do and thought you were making progress only to discover your blood sugar is still out of range. Yeah, we've been there. Sometimes we need to take a step back and ask ourselves, "am I really doing everything I can to manage my diabetes?" Chances are there are still a few areas of your life and health you can work on. Here are 6 common mistakes many people with diabetes overlook concerning their health.
The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to affectively end marijuana prohibition. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019, or H.R. 3884, passed with a bipartisan vote of 24-10. This is the first bill to make cannabis legal ever to be approved by a congressional committee. What can we expect now that marijuana prohibition may soon be over?
There was a time when smoking was so normalized that doctors used to prescribe cigarettes as a healthy stress reducer. It sounds crazy now with all that we've learned, but it's true. Today we know better. More and more doctors urge their patients to quit smoking every day. Smoking is one of the leading causes of premature death. We know that cigarette smoking has been linked to lung cancer, heart disease, and dementia, but does it also cause type 2 diabetes?
When it comes to smartwatches and fitness trackers, one brand has been a household name from the start. That's right, Apple. For the last few years now, we have come to expect Apple to release a new series of Apple Watch sometime in September. If this trend holds, we can expect to hear a lot about Apple Watch Series 6 in 2020. That won't help you too much if you're in the market for a new Apple Watch now, so we have put together a buying guide. What's better Apple Watch series 3, series 5, or should you wait for 2020's Series 6?
By now we're sure you've heard all the hype about having a sedentary lifestyle. It wasn't too long ago that people wanted an office job with a fancy title and business cards. Now it seems that these positions may be at least partially responsible for our nation's decline in health. If you are one of the millions of people stuck behind a desk for 40+ hours every week, this article is for you. Here are 10 ways you can stay fit at work if you have a desk job. Number 8 is a great way to build strength and raise money for a good cause.
People with diabetes have a lot on their plate. Foot care is an important part of diabetes care. People with diabetes are at high risk for lower limb amputation, due to poor circulation and nerve damage.The number are staggering. About 86,000 amputation surgeries occur every year for people with diabetes. We have 10 tips to help you stay healthy and injury free.
We live in a busy, crowded, and sometimes scary world. We have jobs, children, and adulting that can pile on pressure every day. Some people are so chronically stressed that they can't even feel the warning signs their body puts out. If chronic stress goes unstopped for too long, your health might pay the price. Here are five ways that too much stress can affect your health.
You already know that exercise is an essential component to living your best life, but can you achieve this with walking? Yes, you can. Experts and medical professionals agree that each person should be aiming for 10,000 steps every day. This is important because most people today are not hitting that goal. We want to change that. We want you to know why and how 10,000 steps can improve your health and life.
It’s no secret that health problems, diabetes, and weight seem to be closely related. What does seem to be a secret are all the things that can cause some people to be sick and overweight while other people are unaffected. For example, how can two twin sisters with the same eating and activity habits be two different sizes?
People with diabetes develop gum disease at a much higher rate than non-diabetic people. Unfortunately, they also have a harder time maintaining proper dental care. There are several things you can do if you have diabetes, including lowering your A1C. You can also reduce your risk of gum disease with these five tips.
The New Year is just around the corner. It is time to start thinking about ways to make your life easier. Having great health is the start to a happier you in 2019. If your resolution is to lose weight, get in shape, or stay in peak physical form, these steps can help.
When it comes to exercise there is no shortage of misinformation and contradictions. It's not that people want to confuse the general public, it's just that the science behind physical fitness is evolving. What we know now is very different from what we knew 20 years ago.
It seems like every day more stories emerge about the cost of insurance or an increase in prescription drugs. How can a drug company double or triple the price of insulin overnight? When patients start buying their medicine on the black market or crossing the border just to have surgery, we have a big problem. The nation continues to get sicker, and there seems to be no end in sight, but there is a solution. A universal healthcare system can alleviate most of our healthcare problems. Here are 5 benefits of implementing a universal healthcare plan.
We live in a fast-paced world, and some days feel downright overwhelming. Stress is a normal biological process designed to keep us alive when we are in danger. Think big tiger is chasing after you. In cases like this, the body takes action to divert energy from less essential functions like digestion to an increase in heart rate and breathing. This process is critical when survival is at stake but happens when stress fills most of our day? Can stress make diabetes worse? What can we do to fight it?
It's that time of year again, and we can't wait to share our top 10 gifts for Christmas. We found the best products that will put a smile on everyone's face and best of all these gifts will keep everyone active for the New Year!
This time of year can go by fast; it’s also when we pack on the most weight. Between the holiday potluck at work, everyone’s annual Christmas party, shopping, and the stress of trying to get everything done, how can anyone expect to take care of themselves? We understand where you’re coming from and want to help. Here is some advice to help you make healthy choices this holiday season.
If science could invent a pill that would dramatically improve everyone's health, it would be a pill full of exercise. Just imagine taking a daily dose of exercise with your morning coffee. We would be the fittest nation in no time. Until then we are going to have to get our exercise done the old-fashioned way.
Are you planning on getting into shape or looking for a way to burn off some extra calories? You are not alone, and like many people, you are probably considering a gym membership. Gyms are a great option for anyone that needs variety in their workouts, wants a good workout no matter the weather, or anyone looking for professional training sessions.
Today is finally here, so dye your hair purple. Unless you prefer blue, green, or pink. Or don’t dye your hair at all if it’s not your thing. What is your thing? What have you always wanted to do but never got around to doing? For me, it was dying my dark hair purple. I know that seems silly, but it's true. There was always a reason holding me back. My boss might flip. I don’t want to damage my hair with bleach. People will look at me funny. They were all pretty good reasons I guess, but that all changed last night.
Father’s Day is just around the corner. This year get him a gift he will actually appreciate. Buying him a gift that reflects the person he is. Sure you could get him a pair of silk boxers or a personalized t-shirt, but is that really a reflection of him. I say no more generic gifts. Give your dad or husband a Father’s Day gift he will brag about all year. Here are 10 ideas to get you started.
There has been growing concern over what we put in our bodies and how our bodies are responding. Food today is very different than what our grandparents used to eat. In the past couple decade’s food has evolved (through human manipulation) and our bodies are having a hard time recognizing and digesting what we eat. As a result, more people are dealing with food related reactions such as allergies, intolerance's, and sensitivities. Could these adverse food reactions be the culprit behind the increase in food-related diseases? Is an allergy or intolerance making you overweight or obese? Is wheat causing diabetes?
There has been growing debate over the use of marijuana. Some believe the drug has no medical purpose and still others use it every day to relieve symptoms of their chronic conditions. The federal government considers it a Schedule I which implies it has no medicinal properties. Punishment can range from fines to several years in prison for a simple carrying charge. So why are so many states going against the FDA’s recommendations? Is medical marijuana helpful for people with diabetes?
There has recently been some controversy over the use of the word “diabetic,” so I want to share my thoughts on the subject. First, it seems that most of the people against the word do not have diabetes themselves. Mother’s, spouses, siblings, friends, and family of people with diabetes are labeling the term “diabetic” as offensive. Why?
I understand that you want the best for the people you love, and you are trying to protect them, but they are still diabetic. I have diabetes and here are ten reasons why I am okay with the term diabetic.
Here is a short video from Healthgrades about which exercises are best for diabetics. Enjoy!