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  1. 7 Helpful Tips When Caring for a Parent

    7 Helpful Tips When Caring for a Parent   Caring for a parent is no doubt a difficult task. It requires focus, determination, and hard work.   The responsibility of…

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  2. Top 5 Diabetic-Friendly Smoothies for this Summer!

    Smoothie Recipes for Diabetics   We all crave something sweet to eat from time to time. Whether it’s ordering dessert at a restaurant after a meal, or reaching in the…

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  3. Diabetes: Choosing the Right Meter and Strips

      If you or a loved one is living with Diabetes, which is the body’s inability to control blood sugar or glucose, it is extremely important that you have the…

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  4. Caring for a Newborn: What to Expect

      Nothing is more important and unforgettable than those first few days and weeks spent at home with your newborn child.   In between the guest’s visits and photos being…

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  5. Dysphagia Nutrition: Preventing Dehydration When Using Thickeners

    For patients who suffer from dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, food and liquid thickeners can increase safety and intake. Dysphagia has many causes, including Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries. However, it…

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  6. Good Nutrition Leads to Good Health

    Proper nutrition along with physical activity is the key to overall health and well-being. While the focus of nutrition is often times about weight, the benefits of good nutrition are…

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  7. The Different Stages of Foot Ulcers

    Prompt wound care is essential in halting the progression of skin breakdown. Foot ulcers are also known as pressure ulcers or stasis ulcers, and are common for people living with Diabetes. When…

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  8. Quick Low Calorie Recipes for Everyone to Enjoy!

    Living with Diabetes and knowing recipes is a big part of staying ahead of your food choices when trying to change your lifestyle into one of low sugar, exercise, losing weight and feeling…

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  9. At Home Wound Care: Don’t Just Stick to Cartoon Solutions Especially if you are Living with Diabetes

    Unfortunately for many Americans, their wound care must go beyond character-clad Band-Aids and mom’s kisses. Maybe they’ve had surgery or are combating underlying illnesses that make them more susceptible to infections…

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  10. How a Maternity Support Can Ease Pregnancy-Related Back Pain

    Maternity supports are orthopedic garments worn by many pregnant women for a variety of medical purposes. These support bands are designed to relieve lower back pain, reduce pressure on the…

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  11. Compression Socks: Giving a Healthy Squeeze to More People Than Before

     At one time, compression socks were thought of as nothing more than special clothes people living with diabetes and senior citizens wore during the day. That misconception is slowly fading though…

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  12. 5 Skin Care Best Practices

    Maintaining proper skin care is essential for not only graceful aging, but staying healthy. Our skin is the largest organ in the human body. It serves as the protective barrier…

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  13. The Importance of Blood Ketone Testing

    You may have heard that testing your ketone levels is important, especially if you are living with diabetes. However, the meaning of this can be confusing and many don’t even…

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  14. The Benefits of INR Testing at Home

    If you or a loved one is currently taking, or considering taking, a blood-thinning medication like Coumadin, it is important to understand the importance of INR testing. While on an…

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  15. Incontinence 101: Choosing the Right Product for You

    In America, a quarter to a third of the population suffers from incontinence. However, we know incontinence is not a one size fit all issue. For some people, it is…

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