Diabetes Myths and the Real Truth

As part of our annual coverage of American Diabetes Month, we’d like to play myth busters with the help of our friends at InsidersHealth.com.  Here are some common diabetes myths and the real truth behind them. Fact or… Read More

So you just found out you have diabetes? Diabetes Diagnosis: Getting the News

When newly diagnosed with diabetes, most people find themselves in a state of shock.  However, being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t prevent you from leading a ‘normal’ life. The following tips are reposted from the American Diabetes Association website…. Read More

Do You Know About MyIHR?

Has your doctor recommended getting a medical ID bracelet or necklace? Many of our medical ID bracelets have an optional add-on service called MyIHR or My Interactive Health Record. It solves a lot of problems when it comes… Read More

Peanut and Tree-Nut Free Candy List

With Halloween just over a week away, it’s important for parents of children with peanut and other tree-nut allergies to know which candies are safe for their children to eat.   Here’s a list compiled by the Bay… Read More

Nut-Free Halloween: Tips & Treats to Keep Allergic Children Safe

This is a re-post of an article on Veria Living, written by Katie Ginder-Vogel.  The complete article can be found here. Halloween can be very frightening for children with food allergies and their parents.  With a little planning, Halloween… Read More

New Kids Medical ID Bracelet Line by American Medical ID!

Check out our new Kids & Teens line of medical ID bracelets and necklaces! Click here to start browsing: Kids and Teens Medical IDs Why are medical IDs critical? Perhaps your doctor, nurse or pharmacist advised you to… Read More

Hot Weather and Your Diabetes

During the heat of the summer, it is important to consider that the ambient temperature will affect your diabetes management. Heat can affect your blood glucose (sugar) levels and also increase the absorption of some fast-acting insulin, meaning… Read More

Boot could save millions of diabetic people from foot amputations

NEWS from the UK, segment published on The Bucks Herald: People with diabetes are particularly at risk of having foot amputations because bad circulation and foot ulcers can mean their feet are unable to pump blood back up… Read More

Weight Loss Not Enough for Preventing Diabetes Heart Complications

Modest weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can achieve various health improvements but does not lower the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to the new findings of a landmark US study. The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) clinical trial found that a long-term intensive lifestyle… Read More

What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

By Chris Iliades, MD. Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH. Posted to EverydayHealth.com. Re-posted to this blog for the educational purpose of informing many who have been recently diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation and whose doctors have requested that they now… Read More