Diabetes and healthy feet, research

Diabetes and Healthy Feet – Take a Step in the Right Direction

Over 34 million people in America have diabetes. It can affect many different parts of the body. It is associated with severe complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-limb amputation, and more. It is the leading cause of limb loss, affecting over 65,000 people annually. A foot ulcer precedes 85% of diabetes-related amputations. …

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A1C vs. Daily Glucose Monitoring, clinical research

A1C Test Vs. Daily Blood Glucose Monitoring

Diabetes affects over 34 million Americans. The risk factors differ for each. For type 1, family history and age raise your risk of developing it. With type 2, obesity, family history, inactivity, and prediabetes plays a role. No matter the type, managing your diabetes is an essential part of living a healthy life. The A1C test …

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Fibroscan, what it is and do I need one? Pink liver in background, clinical research

Fibroscan: What is it and do I need one?

October is Liver Awareness Month, and it celebrates and creates awareness for the body’s second-largest organ. The liver filters everything we eat and drink, performing over 500 vital functions for the body. The health of your liver is essential in the overall health of your body. However, many diseases affect the liver that show no …

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PCOS and Fatty Liver: The Ties that Bind

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is a hormonal health condition that affects around 10 million women worldwide. PCOS is a leading cause of female infertility with symptoms that affect the body physically and emotionally. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), also referred to as fatty liver, occurs when excess fat in the liver causes inflammation and …

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Back to School: Ways to Keep Kids Healthy This Year

2020 has no shortages of obstacles, and just when clear one, another pops up in the view. No one thought the virus would extend into summer, much less into the school year. Yet here, parents and caregivers are facing another heart-wrenching choice. Do you send the kids to school or keep them home with remote …

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Healthy Tips During Quarantine

2020 has been one for the record books, that’s for sure. The COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and businesses, mandated people work from home, and instilled a fear that has us waiting for the “murder hornets” to appear any day now. Add children to the mix, and shake in some distance learning, and this year can …

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What are the advantages of participating in clinical trials?

What Are the Advantages of Participating in a Clinical Trial?

Newly discovered ways to detect and manage various medical conditions aren’t automatically made available to the public. Clinical trials help determine if these new options are safe and effective in the human body. In this blog, we’re reviewing some of the advantages of participating in a clinical trial. Although everyone measures satisfaction a bit differently, …

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What is type 1 diabetes and how can it affect children? Woman with child pictured, clinical research

What is Type 1 Diabetes, and How Can it Affect Children?

For sugar to be allowed into cells to produce energy, the hormone insulin is needed. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Type 1 diabetes typically appears in childhood or adolescence but can develop in adults too. Being a parent of a type 1 diabetic can be tough. The new routine …

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