News and Updates for the Patient and Family

Preventing Diabetes Nerve Damage

Managing your blood sugar levels is an important part of diabetes care. Keeping your blood sugar as close to your target range as possible can give you the energy you need to feel your best! It can also help prevent serious diabetes complications, such as diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage.

Someone with nerve damage can feel anything from numbness to severe pain in the affected area. Nerve damage can happen all over the body, but it’s most common in the feet, legs, and arms.

Most nerve damage is preventable with consistent diabetes care. Read more about the symptoms and how to keep your nerves healthy.

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a common infection of the deep layers of the skin, commonly caused by bacteria called Staphylococcus or Streptococcus.

Normally, skin acts as a barrier to protect our bodies from bacteria. When there is damage to this skin barrier, such as with a cut, eczema, or a bug bite, bacteria can enter through microscopic cracks in the skin and cause cellulitis.

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Guide to Insomnia and Technology

Insomnia affects millions of people. In fact, studies show as many as one in four Americans experience insomnia each year. By definition, insomnia is a sleep disorder that makes it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep or fall back asleep after waking up. As a result, those affected are unable to get an adequate amount of sleep each night.

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The Truth About Aging and Dementia

Your body undergoes many changes with aging. Although there are some normal age-related changes, including in a person’s memory and thinking, dementia, or severe memory loss that interferes with daily life, is not part of the normal aging process. Learn what’s healthy aging and what’s not.

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Is It OK to Only Exercise on Weekends?

The short answer from a heart specialist

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