Oral Health and Diabetes: The Connection

Everyone needs to brush and floss their teeth regularly to prevent cavities and periodontal disease. Plus, emerging scientific evidence suggests that good oral hygiene may impact more than just your mouth, decreasing your risk for cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. Unfortunately, people with Type 2 diabetes are at a significantly higher risk of oral … Read moreOral Health and Diabetes: The Connection

Health and Wellness Services for Older Americans Announced at WHCOA

The following is a guest post by Beth Kelly. In the years ahead, America will experience a considerable growth in its population of seniors above the age of 65. Changes in the country’s age structure will affect all aspects of our society, as this demographic transition means new responsibilities for families and medical professionals, as … Read moreHealth and Wellness Services for Older Americans Announced at WHCOA

Connectivity and Convenience: “The Internet of Things” and Diabetes Care

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The following is a guest post by Beth Kelly. In recent years, healthcare entrepreneurs have tapped into the latest tech developments to help people with chronic conditions improve the quality of their daily lives. Communication between medical devices, mobile apps, and home automation platforms enables diabetes patients to monitor and manage their condition in a … Read moreConnectivity and Convenience: “The Internet of Things” and Diabetes Care

Metformin & Weight Loss: Is There A Connection?

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Metformin is the most prescribed anti-diabetes drug in the world, responsible for over 48 million prescriptions per year in the United States alone. More than 80% of type 2 diabetics are either overweight or obese. Studies indicate that metformin is also an effective weight loss drug. TedTalk speaker and former Johns Hopkins University surgeon Peter … Read moreMetformin & Weight Loss: Is There A Connection?

Metformin – Not Just For Diabetics?

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Metformin, generally known as the “first-line drug” for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, has been revealed in a recent study by Cardiff University, UK, to not only increase the life spans of diabetics but also non-diabetics. Metformin is the most prescribed anti-diabetes drug in the world, responsible for over 48 million prescriptions per year … Read moreMetformin – Not Just For Diabetics?

There Ain’t Nothing Like Chocolate: Celebrating Valentine’s Day As A Diabetic

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This post was written by Chef Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetic. You could buy every rose in town, but on Valentine’s Day, chocolate is the only true out. Oh dear, you and I are diabetics. Now what do we do? Well as it happens, cocoa is actually not very high in carbohydrates. And believe it or … Read moreThere Ain’t Nothing Like Chocolate: Celebrating Valentine’s Day As A Diabetic