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Did You Know: Diabetes Can Affect Your Dental Health

Among the many complications that can arise from diabetes is the greater risk for gum disease. That may not seem like a big deal, but serious gum problems could have a huge impact on your quality of life, causing gums…

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Did You Know: The Connection Between Vision Health and Diabetes

There are many complications that arise from having diabetes—damage to your heart, blood vessels, nerves and kidneys to name a few. But you may not realize that diabetes can also damage your eyes. In fact, diabetes is the top reason…

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7 Ways to Protect Your Feet and Limbs as a Diabetic

Keeping your hands, feet and extremities clean is an important aspect of personal hygiene, that is especially crucial for diabetics. Anything from infections, to the smallest of cuts, can lead to serious consequences for those afflicted by the chronic illness. Diabetes can…

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8 Diabetes Myths and Tips to Manage the Disease

In the United States, 8.3 percent of the population has diabetes. That’s a whopping 25.8 million people. The percentage of people with the disease is even higher in Muskegon County, especially in the African American population. Individuals impacted by diabetes…

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Comedian Headlines Muskegon Diabetes Conference

This blog was originally featured on MIBluesPerspectives.com. There’s always opportunity for laughter, even as you’re learning to cope with a diabetes diagnosis. Humor is a big part of an upcoming Muskegon conference focusing on the disease. The 11th annual African American Beating Diabetes…

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Diabetic-Friendly Desserts

  Just because you’re watching your sugar intake doesn’t mean you have to give up sweets completely. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite diabetic-friendly dessert recipes that will keep your health on track and leave your taste buds…

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Do you know the warning signs of diabetes?

You are probably well aware that diabetes is a huge health issue in this country, but if you aren’t one of the 25.8 million Americans who have it, you may not know much about the different types of the disease…

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Your family’s health history: Why it matters

When it comes to your health, there are many factors that you can control: what you eat, where you live and how much you exercise are just a few. But there are also some factors beyond your control that can…

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Prevent diabetes by making kids love to exercise

Diabetes is no longer just a problem for adults. In fact, the disease is being diagnosed in children with even greater frequency today than ever before, and is now considered to be one of the most common chronic diseases in children…

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