diabetes

Knowledge is Survival – Know the Signs & Know Your Numbers

By Ronald Bollinger   A member of the Diabetes Coalition recently mentioned a theme of Knowledge is Power.  I along with other members of the Coalition thought this was a great theme! As I pondered more about that statement, it occurred to me that Knowledge is also Survival!  It’s important for everyone to know the

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KNOW YOUR NUMBERS

The Standards of Care in Diabetes by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is released every year for healthcare professionals for guidance of diabetes care.There are 17 chapters and over 300 pages on multiple topics concerning diabetes.The following is a list from the most current ADA guidelines of 2024 which people can review in order to

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From Your Garden to Your Plate Growing and Eating the Rainbow for Good Health

By Karen Carrier| Food, Families, and Communities Educator with Penn State Extension You may have heard the saying “Eat the Rainbow,” but what does this mean for your health, and how can you implement it? Eating the rainbow means choosing a variety of fruits and vegetables in all the colors of the rainbow, from red

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DIABETES AND HYPOGLYCEMIA – KNOW THE LOW

As a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist in a rehabilitation hospital, our Diabetes Interdisciplinary team strives to prevent hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia occurs when the body has a relative excess of insulin in the blood, and it results in low blood glucose levels. It occurs most often in people with Type 1 diabetes but can happen in

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What Does Skin Have to Do With Anything?

Have you noticed a difference in your skin since your diabetes diagnosis? Long-term, uncontrolled high blood sugar can lead to many complications. While the most common complication of diabetes is heart disease, there are other complications that include nerve damage, changes in vision, gum disease, kidney disease and skin problems. Our largest organ is our

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