Prominent Diseases of the Diabetic Eye

Prominent Diseases of the Diabetic Eye

Chuckie Snider Diabetes Leave a Comment

  DIABETIC EYE Diabetes is a very common disease that affects more than 9% of the United States population. Aside from causing afflictions such as dental disease, skin problems, and even kidney damage, many sufferers also experience eye problems. Most diabetics endure occasional blurred vision as a result of their high blood sugar since it causes the lens in their …

Increased Alzheimer’s Risk with High Blood Sugar

Increased Alzheimer’s Risk with High Blood Sugar

Chuckie Snider Alzheimers, Diabetes

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “An estimated 79 million U.S. adults have prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.”  A new study found suggests that links those people with elevated blood sugar levels often scored less on memory tests.  In addition, …

Diabetes Dos and Don'ts

Diabetes Do’s and Don’ts

Melissa Veres Diabetes, Health Care, Healthy Living 1 Comment

  In the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 25.9% of seniors aged 65 and older have diabetes. Despite the ever growing numbers, managing your diabetes in this current age has never been easier. Whether it is a standing diagnosis or newly given, there are plenty of ways to maintain control over …

Diabetes Diagnosis? 4 Tips for Being a Supportive Caregiver

Michelle Seitzer CareGiving, Diabetes, Health Care, Health Conditions Leave a Comment

Most diabetics are able to manage their own care, but older adults, especially those with other illnesses and health conditions, may need a caregiver’s support. If you are caring for a diabetic senior, consider these tips for being the most supportive caregiver possible: 1. Learn about diabetes The more you know, the more you can do. A better understanding of …

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Lower Your Risk of Diabetes with These Five Foods

Chuckie Snider Diabetes, Healthy Living 2 Comments

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 8.5 percent of the U.S. adult population has been diagnosed with diabetes.  The disease resulted in over 73,000 deaths in 2011, making it the seventh leading cause of death, per the CDC. Fortunately, you can reduce your risk of diabetes by making changes to your diet.  Here, learn about …