Posts Tagged: diabetes

Diabetic Retinopathy Awareness

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month.  Diabetes mellitus is a common disease that affects how the body processes glucose, a simple sugar.  Abnormal regulation of glucose in patients with diabetes can result in a range of complications throughout the body including the eyes.  As of 2018, 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the population,…
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Being active – Developing a healthy habit

Being active has many health benefits! Not only can it help you feel better, strengthen your heart and help you fit into the clothes you bought last year, but it can also help you prevent diabetes. Studies show being active for 150 minutes a week, along with a modest weight loss for those who need…
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Obesity and COVID-19

No matter what you weigh, you should be following the COVID-19 safety guidelines. However, if you are obese – if you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or above, or you have diabetes – you should be even more careful. Kentucky ranks as one of the top states nationally with the highest obesity…
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