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Diabetes Complications Worsen Outcomes in Foot, Ankle Surgery
Jun 9, 2014 | 
Complications from diabetes increase the risk of infection after foot or ankle surgery, according to the results of a new study.
Diabetes Health: crossword puzzle solution for #6
Jun 9, 2014 | 
Every Sunday, a new crossword puzzle will appear on
Diabetes Health: Celebrity Theme for Crossword Puzzle #6
Jun 8, 2014 | 
This crossword puzzle is dedicated to Pat Piper who is one our celebrity writers. My exchange with him today inspired this theme.
Half of Those With Disabilities Are Inactive
Jun 7, 2014 | 
Half of those who are disabled aren't getting the recommended amount of heart-healthy aerobic activity, and it's putting their health at risk, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Taken Hostage by Your Thoughts
Jun 6, 2014 | 
Many people go through times when hopelessness takes them hostage. Drudgery and hardship engulf them on a daily basis. Suicidal thoughts start creeping in. The only relief they can imagine is ending their life, quickly. They feel they can no longer bear their imprisonment. Then their mind drifts to family and friends, and to the pain their suicide may cause. The question becomes, should they continue to live in pain and hopelessness? Or do they commit suicide and create unbearable pain for their loved ones?
New Happy Patient Index Ranks Best & Worst U.S. Cities by Physician Reviews
Jun 5, 2014 | 
DENVER (June 2, 2014) - Patients in San Francisco and Oakland appear to be happiest with their doctors, while the least satisfied American healthcare consumers live in other California cities as well as in New York State locales, according to an in-depth evaluation of the ever-contentious online reviews that many physicians denounce.
Diabetes and Family Bonds
Jun 4, 2014 | 
Diabetes is a disease that has affected my family and me even before I was born. This chronic ailment has put my family through some scary times. Times that no one should have to face. Diseases like these affect far too many people of all ages. Seeing a loved one suffer and feeling completely helpless by not being able to take their pain away is the most disheartening experience anyone can go through. Sadly, this is a feeling I know all too well.
Saving $20,000 With A Simple Foot Checkup
Jun 3, 2014 | 
People with diabetes should know that taking care of their feet is crucial. The problems caused by losing sensation or circulation in the feet and legs -- both well-known complications of the disease -- can be severe. But it's not just a matter of avoiding ulcers or amputations, medical experts say. It's also a matter of dollars and cents.
The Invisible Elephant In The Room
Jun 2, 2014 | 
Diabetes is the invisible elephant in my room on a regular basis. As a type 1 diabetic, I think about it frequently even if my friends, family, doctors, and the people I encounter daily don’t see it. While diabetes truly is an invisible illness, my blood sugars affect everything I do or even think about doing. My diabetes elephant is there all the time. That elephant doesn’t take days off or breaks. So when such an important medical issue goes unnoticed by a doctor after a lengthy visit, I see a red flag.
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