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Category: Diabetes

Summer Cookout Indulgence for a Patriotic Sweet Tooth

Featured Recipe A commitment to better diet doesn’t have to mean a lifetime of deprivation. Special occasions and events are times to congregate, celebrate, and often eat together. During summertime festivities, from cookouts to reunions, planning ahead can make it possible to…

Health News Round-Up: Even With a Cart, Golf Is Serious Exercise

Cart-Aided Golf Still Packs a Workout Ample fresh air and a moderate walking pace make golf feel like leisure, but this recent NPR piece reinforces that even with modifications like motorized carts, golf is indeed a sport. The number of steps a…

Treat Your Feet — A Surefire Routine for the Daily Clean

Last week we introduced the Treat Your Feet series for diabetes foot health. Now it’s time to get in depth for each of our four pillars of foot care: Clean, Cover, Circulate, and Check. This week, we examine why a thorough Clean…

Treat Your Feet — Diabetes Management from Heel to Toe

A chief concern in diabetes management is controlling blood sugar, as this is the basis of the condition. Day-to-day blood sugar control can mean careful attention to diet and possibly drug interventions, such as supplemental insulin; these practices are often what spring…

Health News Round-Up: New Medicaid Rule Emphasizes Home Health Care

Proposed Medicaid Rule Highlights the Importance of Community-Based Care In May, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new proposed rule governing Medicaid regulations for managed care. The last time these regulations were updated was in 2002, and the…

Health News Round-Up: Role of Technology in Elder Care

Transforming Seniors’ Health Through Technology Global technology leaders IBM and Apple are working together to pilot an immense new social program. In partnership with Japan’s largest health and life insurance provider, the companies plan to distribute millions of Apple iPads to the…

Health News Round-Up: To Improve Health, Learn About Your Disease

Study Your Condition to Improve Your Health Giving a patient access to his or her medical records used to be unheard of — but times are changing. With electronic records enabling better sharing among providers and with patients as well, there’s a…

Health News Round-Up: Practical Advice from a Medical Social Worker

Practical Tips from a Medical Social Worker The challenge of declining health or a new diagnosis can be overwhelming for patients and their loved ones. As health monitoring and maintenance take the forefront, emotions may run high, and fatigue can set in….

Health News Round-Up: Exercise Benefits Parkinson’s Patients

Physical Activity Can Counteract the Effects of Parkinson’s Activities ranging from drumming to dance can help patients with Parkinson’s disease to regain range and smoothness of motion and reduce the need for medication. Recent studies have shown substantial gains in patients who…

Diabetes Management — Are You Prepared for a Hypoglycemia Emergency?

Not if, but when Because the keystone of diabetes is elevated blood sugar and its negative effects, discussions of diabetes management often prioritize high blood sugar levels and how to control them. Yet the other end of the spectrum, the condition of…