Posts Tagged: diabetes

Healthy gums support strong teeth

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissue and bone supporting the teeth, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss. Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with other chronic inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. One out of every two…
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Preventing heart disease

You may consider yourself healthy and active, and even though you don’t show any symptoms today, you could still be at great risk for a heart attack. For preventive cardiologists, like me, I’m trying to find those patients – the ones who don’t have any symptoms yet, who are at great risk for a heart…
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Improve diabetes outcomes with self-management and support

For people with diabetes, it’s important to have the skills and knowledge to properly manage behaviors that affect diabetes. Diabetes educators can help patients make better self-management decisions with Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES). The Kentucky Diabetes Network provides information on the perks of diabetes education below.   Ready to learn more about managing…
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Enjoy the holidays while managing your diabetes

The holidays are quickly approaching. Many will be spending additional quality time with family and friends. These traditions and holiday parties typically revolve around food, which can be difficult and stressful to those with diabetes. Many people find that their diabetes control suffers during this time, but this doesn’t have to be the case. It…
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Attack diabetes with prevention!

Kentucky is facing a diabetes epidemic. It is estimated that more than 600,000 Kentuckians have diabetes and 1.1 million people have prediabetes. One of the best ways to attack the diabetes epidemic is PREVENT it. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented and we know how to do it! Action steps are needed to…
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