The Anatomy of a DNR

What is a DNR order? A do-not-resuscitate order tells medical professionals that you do not want to receive CPR if your heart or lungs stop. Unlike other advanced directives that you can write yourself and have notarized, a… Read More

Summer Travel Preparation – Ten Tips for Safer Summer Vacations

Summer is just around the corner and many of you are in the planning stages of your summer vacations.  Staying safe and healthy during your vacation makes all the difference as to whether or not it’s a vacation… Read More

Top 10 Foolish Health Beliefs

There are plenty of ridiculous health claims around the internet, and many of them seem really believable.  Some we’ve heard all our lives from family, friends, and people peddling products. How do we separate the truth from myth… Read More

National Nutrition Month: 10 great resources for diabetic recipes

March is National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The… Read More

Strategies to Help Prevent Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month.  In an effort to continue the drive toward heart health awareness, the following is re-posted from the Mayo Clinic website.  For the original article, click here.   You can prevent heart disease by… Read More

Heart Disease and Women

February is American Heart Month.  Heart disease is the number 1 killer in women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.  February 7th is National Wear Red Day to raise… Read More

Making Valentine’s Day Safe for Your Allergic Sweetie

Valentine’s Day is still over two weeks away, but it’s not too early to start planning, especially if your significant other has food or other allergies.  Here’s a great article with some helpful advice re-posted from CNN.com and written by Elizabeth Landau.  … Read More

Why is a Medical ID Important for a Person with Diabetes?

Medical IDs and Diabetes Diabetes bracelet or diabetic jewelry is probably the last thing on your mind after being recently diagnosed with diabetes. After all, bracelets, necklaces and anklets may not seem to serve any purpose beyond being… Read More

Is a Medical ID Tattoo Right for You?

Tattoos have been around for a very, very long time.  This much we know, but as more and more young people are diagnosed with diabetes, tattoo art that often spoke in rebellious terms has found a new meaning…. Read More

Healthy Weight Loss Tips

It’s that time of year again when you notice that maybe the holiday pounds have added up more than they used to or that you just need a fresh start and want to drop some weight. Well, our… Read More

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