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Diabetes + Neuropathy

Diabetes and foot problems often go hand-in-hand. The American Diabetes Association even estimates that 50 percent of people with diabetes experience some type of foot concern. What’s the cause behind this common complication? The answer is diabetic neuropathy. According to Mayo Clinic, neuropathy affects a person’s nerves. The condition typically causes pain or weakness in […]

What is diabetic retinopathy?

The name may sound complicated, but simply put, diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects 4.2 million people with diabetes. According to the American Optometric Association, diabetic retinopathy occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels are too high for too long. This puts extra strain on several areas throughout the body, including the eyes. Patients with […]

Diabetes & Sick Days: How You Can Fight the Flu Th

As sweaters and snow days come back into season, along with them comes winter’s common coughs and sneezes. What may start out as an innocent sniffle around the office may quickly progress to something more serious–the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with diabetes are three times more likely to suffer […]