It’s no fun to change your sheets in the middle of the night, but that may be a common occurrence if night sweats are disrupting your sleep. Find out what causes night sweats and how to get relief.
Get tips on how to tell whether a cut or wound requires a visit to the ER or urgent care center. And find out how to prepare for an ER visit.
Chronic wounds that don’t heal within three months present ongoing problems. Learn the risks and treatments for the three most common types.
Choices, choices. How your health fares often comes down to the foods you choose to eat. You have the power to make the smart – and yes, delicious food choices – to keep your blood glucose at a healthy level. In this guide, we share the worst — and some of the best — food and drink choices if you have diabetes.
If your doctor has told you that you’re at risk for diabetes you can tackle the threat on your own through a plan that combines weight loss and physical activity. All programs, however, are not created equal.
Statin medications (statins) are drugs that help lower cholesterol levels in the blood to help prevent coronary heart disease for those at risk or who already have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease. Statins do carry certain risks that need balanced and managed through ongoing physician monitoring. A recent study highlights how important it is to … Read More
A fruitarian diet, consisting mainly of fruits, is very restrictive. The diet offers some benefits but is also full of sugar and presents risks for your teeth, metabolism, nutrition and body weight.
As diabetes educators, we are frequently asked if sugar substitutes are safe and which ones are best. Over time there have been many sugar substitutes, and we always tell people that the one you use is a personal choice. They are safe for people with diabetes, and they can be used to reduce both your calorie … Read More
If you have diabetes, you may want to be a little more cautious about taking care of simple cuts, scratches, scrapes and bruises. In fact, skin care of any kind is important to your health. Bruises are the simplest to address. As long as the skin is not broken, you really don’t need to do … Read More
Everyone agrees: trans fat is unhealthy. Now federal regulators are taking steps to eliminate it from our diet completely. In three years, food manufacturers will have to phase out artificial trans fats from their products, under guidelines announced this week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA says scientific research is overwhelming that consumption of trans … Read More