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Traveling with Medication

Posted by Danielle Carlson, CPhT, RPT

With the summer vacation season in full swing, many people are traveling or soon will be. Whether you're headed to the beach or the mountains, it's important to think about your prescription medications when making your travel plans.

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A Stroke Is a 'Brain Attack'

Posted by Zainab Bakhtyari, R.Ph.

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Did you know that stroke is the second-leading cause of death in the world? In America, stroke takes the life of a person every four minutes and is a leading cause of disability.

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Dealing with Stress

Posted by Kristine Erdman, RN, CDE, CPT, CCM

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We've all said it at one time or another: "I'm stressed out!" It's usually because we're feeling anxious, exhausted, pressured, or somehow not in control of our circumstances.

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Take Care of Your Feet!

Posted by Zainab Bakhtyari, R.Ph.

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April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, a perfect time to focus on the importance of keeping our feet healthy. This should be a priority for everyone, and especially for people with diabetes.

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What about Diabetes and Alcohol?

Posted by Marianne McAndrew, RN, MSN, CDE

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Having diabetes does not mean that you have to give up your favorite foods or beverages altogether. This includes alcohol. The key is moderation.

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Consider This a Wake-up Call

Posted by Marianne McAndrew, RN, MSN, CDE

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Did you know that more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and that 8 million of those people are undiagnosed? These are the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Give Your Medicine Cabinet a Spring Cleaning

Posted by Danielle Carlson, CPhT, RPT

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With springtime just around the corner, many people will be giving their homes a spring cleaning. This is a good time to do the same with your medicine cabinet and get rid of any old or unused medications.

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Keep Healthy Habits Going

Posted by Julie Davidson

Did you make a health-oriented New Year's resolution? To eat better, exercise more, or lose weight? Much of that January motivation starts to wane by the time March rolls around, and many of us are ready to call it quits.

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Show Your Eyes Some Love

Posted by Cheryl Clark, RN, CDE

In talking to people with diabetes on a daily basis, my goal is to help them understand the importance of testing their blood sugars to achieve control and to prevent complications. And when it comes to their eyesight, I remind them that it is not just high blood sugars, but also high blood pressure and smoking that can cause damage to their eyes.

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Understand Your Risk for Heart Disease

Posted by Mary Ellen Young, RN, CDE, CPT

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February is American Heart Month, a great time to raise awareness about heart disease and how to prevent it. Did you know that having diabetes puts you at increased risk for heart disease?

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