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Tips for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes After Pregnancy

Did you have gestational diabetes mellitus, or GDM, during pregnancy? If so, you’re not alone. According to the National Diabetes Education Program, it’s possible that as many as 18 percent of pregnancies in the United States are affected by GDM,…

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Difficulty Sleeping Through the Night? Don’t Brush It Off: It Could Be Sleep Apnea

Going to sleep at the end of the day should be like taking a deep breath of fresh air; immensely rejuvenating. I know that after a long work day, I’m ready to shut off the lights and get right to…

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Diabetes and the Desk Job: How to Beat the Odds

If you’re reading this while at work, chances are you’re sitting down. Eighty percent of jobs are either completely sedentary or involve a very light amount of activity (no, typing does not count). And unfortunately, all that sitting between nine…

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21 Days, 21 Ways: Lower Your Risk of Diabetes

While many people think diseases are fought with medications, the first line of defense is usually education. This is especially true for one of the most common diseases facing Michiganders – diabetes.  Diabetes is often preventable, and armed with the…

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Diabetes: Why It’s a Big Deal

It’s a disease that affects almost one out of every 10 people and is the seventh leading cause of death in America. But even though diabetes is a scary condition that can lead to serious consequences, including blindness, kidney disease,…

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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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