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Diabetic foot pain and Acupuncture

by T. Hawk MS, L. Ac Diabetic foot pain and Acupuncture Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most common forms of alternative therapy used today. It has existed for more than 2,500 years and was used by the Emperors of long ago to treat many maladies. It was also administered to the Emperor’s soldiers…

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Diabetes and GERD

By Jewels Doskicz Got heartburn? Diabetes and Gerd – According to JNM, you’re probably in the minority if you don’t. Research has uncovered that between 25 to 75 percent of people living with diabetes also have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). What is GERD? Diabetes and GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a condition that manifests…

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Diabetes and Stress Do Not Mix, Stressed Out?

Diabetes and Stress Stress results when something causes your body to behave as if it were under attack. Sources of stress can be physical, like injury or illness. Or they can be mental, like problems in your marriage, job, health, or finances. Stressed Out?  Diabetes and Stress Do Not Mix When stress occurs, the body prepares…

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Diabetic Urinary Incontinence

Diabetes Urinary Incontinence

by Jeanette S. Brown, MD, and Janis Luft, NP, MSN Diabetic Urinary Incontinence. Do these comments sound familiar? Current estimates suggest that roughly 15 million Americans experience urinary incontinence — the involuntary loss of urine — and that up to 85% of those affected are women. Like many other health problems,…

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Geriatrics Arthritis and Diabetes

By Mark E. Welch, AS, CPhT, Columnist Geriatrics Arthritis and Diabetes. I write frequently when it comes to older folks with diabetes. Certain things become a problem when dealing with how to deal with this cursed disease. When I was working as a Pharmacy  Technician  an older gentle came into the Pharmacy and was clueless…

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The Effects of Diabetes on a Non-Diabetic

Sixteen years ago, diabetes was just a word to me. By:  Denise Thalman The Effects of Diabetes on a Non-Diabetic. I didn’t know anyone who had it, I didn’t know anything about it.  Now, one in five people that I know has it.  It is all around me.  Although, I don’t personally suffer from it,…

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