diabetes

Look Into My Eyes: Dilation Exam Can Spot 7 Diseases

Posted on 05/6/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDo you really need to have your eyes dilated with eyedrops at your annual eye exam?  Short answer: Yes, you should — especially as you get older or if you are at risk for eye problems. May is Healthy Vision Month, and the National Eye Institute is encouraging Americans to take the necessary steps to protect their vision. According to the institute, about 38 million Americans over age 40 have glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration or cataracts. And that number is …

5 Things Caregivers Must Know About Diabetes

Posted on 04/17/2013 by | Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingWith a U.S. diabetic population of 26.9% age 65+, or 10.9 million, caregivers must be careful observers. If your parent or spouse has diabetes and is over age 65, read on. Their condition is unique to their age, but it’s not always treated that way. “Geriatric diabetes is not as well understood as it is for the pediatric population. Treating a 40-year-old the same way as an 80-year-old is inappropriate,” says Dr. Medha Munshi, a geriatrician and endocrinologist who runs …

Walgreens Becomes 1st Retail Chain To Diagnose, Treat Chronic Conditions

Posted on 04/4/2013 by | Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Julia Appleby, Kaiser Health News. This story was produced in collaboration with USA Today It’s not just sore throats and flu shots anymore. Walgreens today became the first retail store chain to expand its health care services to include diagnosing and treating patients for chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and high cholesterol. The move is the retail industry’s boldest push yet into an area long controlled by physicians, and comes amid continuing concerns about health care costs and …

“Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”

Posted on 03/4/2013 by | Washington D.C. | Comments

Personal HealthIt’s said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, signaling the start of Spring.  There are many celebrations this month, from Easter to Saint Patrick’s Day, from Texas Independence Day to Save a Spider Day (no, I’m not kidding).  But it is also known as National Nutrition Month®! After spending half of February devouring chocolate, it’s time to get back into shape and start eating right. Since 1980, the Academy of Nutrition has pursued …

Latinos: November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Posted on 11/19/2012 by | Washington D.C. | Comments

Personal HealthFood is one of the most important passion points for Latinos. We are revelers of well-seasoned, abundant and succulent dishes, always enjoyed among family and friends. Sadly, some of our lifestyle choices put us at a greater risk of developing lifelong medical conditions. Diabetes is one of those illnesses. It is a chronic disease characterized by high levels of sugar in the blood; and it has become “an urgent health problem in the Latino community,” according to the American Diabetes …

Surprise Ending: Huge Diabetes Study Stops Early

Posted on 10/22/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthFor overweight or obese patients with type 2 diabetes, the oft-repeated advice is to get some exercise and lose some weight to lower the increased risk of heart disease. But a large federal study designed to prove this advice really works has ended early because weight loss and moderate exercise didn’t have the expected benefit. Details of the massive study have yet to be published, but the National Institutes of Health (NIH) pulled the plug on the study two years …