Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

Treatment and Management. Part 1

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The goal of the treatment and management of diabetes is to decrease symptoms and prevent short-term complications such as low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or ketoacidosis.
The caregiver and patient also should strive to eliminate or minimize long-term problems such as eye disease (retinopathy), kidney disease (nephropathy), nerve damage (neuropathy), heart disease (macrovascular disease), stroke, and blood vessel disease in the extremities (peripheral vascular disease). (more…)

Weight loss. Ask me how! Part 1

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

We Americans are fat, overweight, under-lean, adipose challenged and starving amidst gluttony. Forget the notion of cosmetics, aesthetics and cover girl models: OVER FATNESS means UNDER HEALTHINESS. (more…)

Diabetes and School and Social Activities. Part 1

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Children with type 1 diabetes can attend school, do homework, play with friends and participate in clubs or sports. However, special attention should be paid to diabetes care while the child is in school and involved in daily activities. If old enough, children may keep a blood glucose meter at school or with the school nurse. (more…)

The First Step Is Admitting There’s A Problem 2

Friday, March 4th, 2011

“Patients still complain, When I go to a party or when I go to a restaurant I hear everybody else in the room and I can’t hear the people across from me,” she said.

While there’s no perfect hearing aid on the market, she said the digital hearing aids have gotten a lot better in the past five years.