Diabetes: Is Yours Under Control?

Diabetes: Is Yours Under Control?

Every day, about 2,200 people in this country are diagnosed with diabetes, which means that about 798,000 will be diagnosed in the coming year. Thousands more will develop the disease and not even know it....

National Diabetes Month Is Nothing To Celebrate

National Diabetes Month Is Nothing To Celebrate

November is National Diabetes Month. Not cause for celebration, as far as I am concerned and I am a diabetes educator. If controlled properly, most people with diabetes can live relatively complication-free, but if left uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to major health problems like blindness, kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, nerve disease, and even amputations.....

Blood Glucose Monitoring At Home

Blood Glucose Monitoring At Home

For millions of Americans with diabetes, regular home testing of blood glucose levels is critical in controlling their disease. Today's glucose monitors are small, easier to use than early ones, and most are reasonably priced....

Sharing Our Stories Of Fibromyalgia

Sharing Our Stories Of Fibromyalgia

Sometimes just reading another's fibromyalgia story can help us to feel that we aren't crazy or that our pain and fatigue is a psychological condition. Also, even those of us who have lived with this condition for years can find support and comfort in the reading of others' stories....

A Walking Program For Fibromyalgia

A Walking Program For Fibromyalgia

There is no cure, but there is one thing that each one of us can do in order to help our symptoms of pain and fatigue, and that is to exercise. That is, if we don't have any other conditions which prevent us from following an exercise program....

Fibromyalgia, Creative Imagery And Healing

Fibromyalgia, Creative Imagery And Healing

Creative visualization can heighten immune functions, lower blood pressure, speed healing, alleviate depression, reduce perception of pain, lower fatigue, increase relaxation, just to name a few....

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is estimated that nearly 5 million Americans are currently living with the disease. This explores the epidemic and what the impact of early diagnosis and treatment can have....