Diabetes complications and how to reduce them

Complications secondary to diabetes can be devastating. The good news is that you can make a big impact on preventing those complications by doing three things: reduce your hemoglobin A1c (Hgb A1c) level, reduce body weight and increase exercise. Long-term diabetes complications are directly correlated to elevated blood glucose levels. Ideally, your diabetes managing physician … Continue reading Diabetes complications and how to reduce them

Curbing the diabetes health crisis in America

There’s some troubling news out this week about the rates of pre-diabetes and diabetes in this country. USA Today reports: “Americans are getting fatter, and older. These converging trends are putting the USA on the path to an alarming health crisis: Nearly half of adults have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, raising their risk of heart attacks, … Continue reading Curbing the diabetes health crisis in America

BSW Quality Alliance a game changer for Texas health care

This is the first in a three-part series about Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance, a clinically integrated accountable care organization.  Part I: CLINICAL INTEGRATION There has been much written about the radical ways in which American health care is changing or will change, especially with health care reform and the introduction of accountable care organizations (ACOs) … Continue reading BSW Quality Alliance a game changer for Texas health care

8 ways to monitor your blood sugar and keep your sanity

More than 25 million children and adults in the United States are suffering from diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. With so many Americans dealing with this 24-7 disease, more and more people are learning to monitor their blood sugar. Keeping track of your blood glucose levels can be a daunting task. And although … Continue reading 8 ways to monitor your blood sugar and keep your sanity

Don’t Know Much About Diabetes? Study Shows You’re Not Alone.

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are many often held myths about diabetes. That makes knowing the facts about diabetes very important. Whether you are a person newly diagnosed with diabetes or knows someone who has diabetes, it’s important to dispel many of the myths and have a good, firm understanding of diabetes. Christopher Hudak, … Continue reading Don’t Know Much About Diabetes? Study Shows You’re Not Alone.

Avoid These 9 Heartbreakers For a Healthier Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, so it warrants a serious discussion around heart health and heart disease prevention. How healthy is your heart? These “heartbreakers” can be some of the worst heart habits, so avoid these for a healthier heart and healthier life! 1.  “Pigging out” Being overweight … Continue reading Avoid These 9 Heartbreakers For a Healthier Heart