Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes


Type 2 diabetes is often preceded by prediabetes. Prediabetes occurs when your blood glucose levels are higher than normal but they are still too low to be flagged as full-blown diabetes. By knowing what symptoms come with prediabetes indicators, you can make lifestyle changes to significantly reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 

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Diabetes and foot care: treating charcot foot


Charcot foot, pronounced "shar-kō," is a condition where your foot becomes red, then swells, and turns painful. It is not exclusive to diabetic patients, but its effects can be worse if you have metabolic disease. That's why when you have common diabetic symptoms such as loss of sensation and numbness, it's crucial to check your feet daily to lower the risk of complications, such as Charcot foot.

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Type 2 diabetes risk factors to watch for


Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes have stopped responding to the levels of insulin in their body. As the body become increasingly resistant to insulin, glucose builds up in the blood and body tissues are starved for energy. Type 2 diabetes occurs because either one or both of the following conditions exist:

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Common bone & joint issues for diabetics


Diabetics often experience long-term joint damage known as diabetic arthropathy. Unlike pain caused by immediate trauma, the pain of arthropathy happens over time and is most noticeable in the hands and feet. If you have diabetes and notice changes such as thick skin and joint stiffness or pain, schedule an appointment with your doctor.

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Healthy diet tips for the holidays


Turkey and all the trimmings.... pies, cookies & fudge... parties and family gatherings with bountiful tables of food. The holidays are just around the corner! Many of our traditions involve gathering around the table and eating family favorites. But what if your doctor has recommended you follow a healthier diet? Is there a way to balance the holidays with a healthy lifestyle?

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