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. Take a deep breath. Preparing your mind for your journey with diabetes…

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Do You Know About MyIHR?


My Interactive Health Record, or MyIHR is a secure online portal for storing all your health and medical information. It’s your filing system, medicine cabinet, and health address book. MyIHR solves the problem of having your medical information all over the place, especially during an emergency when first responders or…

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Peanut and Tree Nut Free Candy List

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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 of 36 of our favorite peanut and tree nut free candies. Bon apetit! Peanut and Tree-Nut Free…

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

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This is a re-post of an article on Veria Living by Katie Ginder-Vogel.  Halloween can be very frightening for children with food allergies and their parents.  With a little planning, Halloween can be both fun and safe.  Be sure your child is also wearing a medical ID.  Here’s to a very Happy…

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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 you will need to test your blood glucose more often and perhaps…

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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 their legs. The Pulseboot works by replicating this pumping mechanism, allowing the…

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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 intervention program, focused on weight loss, leads to many long-term health benefits for obese diabetic patients,…

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What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

By medical ID bracelet. This type of irregular heartbeat affects millions of Americans. Understanding the causes and symptoms of atrial fibrillation can help you manage the condition and prevent additional complications. Atrial fibrillation is a condition that affects millions of Americans. This type of irregular heart rhythm, also known as an arrhythmia,…

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