Posts Tagged: diabetes

Childhood obesity—A medical concern

Childhood obesity is a growing medical concern. In fact, one out of every three children is considered overweight or obese. And the number of overweight and obese children has nearly tripled in the past 30 years. An overweight child has a body mass index (called BMI) greater than the 85 percentile for age while an…
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Diving in to diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 29.1 million Americans have diabetes. With such a large number, there’s a good chance that you know someone who has some form of this disease. What you probably didn’t know is that there is more than one form of this disease. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are…
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Tips to help your child manage diabetes

Managing your child’s diabetes can be a challenge, but Dr. Michael B. Foster, specialist with UofL Physicians – Pediatric Endocrinology, says it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here are some of his tips on how to make it easier: Be careful not to over-react to blood sugars that fall outside of the target range. Remember that your…
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What’s your risk for kidney disease?

Kidney disease might not get as much attention as other diseases, but it’s a widespread problem that affects many people with common issues such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Each year, it kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined. More than 26 million Americans, or 13 percent of the U.S. adult population,…
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