If you use a wheelchair or spend a lot of time in bed, you may be at risk of developing a bedsore. Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue that develop when something is rubbing or pressing against the skin. The rubbing reduces blood flow to the area, which can cause the skin to break down, creating a sore.
If you’ve ever felt frustrated, or even fed up, with managing a medical condition such as diabetes that may be with you forever, you are not alone. For many people, such negative feelings are temporary and may go away on their own as your mood changes. For others, however, bouts of sadness, anxiety, and hopelessness could signal depression and need to be addressed with professional help.
Learn about the symptoms and causes of incontinence in men and what treatments and products are available to help.
Whew! That surgery that’s been on your mind is finally over. Concerns about anesthesia, being in the hospital, and the outcome of the procedure can all be put to rest. Everything went well and you’re going to be fine! While that good prognosis will take a lot of weight off your mind, it is not the end of your surgery experience. Now it’s time for recovery—regaining your strength and stamina and letting your body heal.
Has your doctor advised you to reduce your intake of carbohydrates (carbs)? Maybe your A1C—a measure of blood sugar over time—is indicating diabetes, or pre-diabetes? Or you might just be trying to lose a few pounds. Whatever the reason, it’s probably a bit painful to imagine life without pasta, bagels, and potatoes. Worry not—we’re here to ease your pain!
Should I, or shouldn’t I? If you have diabetes, you may have been asking yourself whether a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) is the right choice for you. You’ve probably heard about no-fingerstick CGM technology, which lets you track blood glucose levels day and night. But how do these devices work? Are they better than traditional testing methods? Do you have to be a “tech person” to use one? Will insurance pay?
Ahhh… spring cleaning time is here. Imagine those sparkling windows, flipped mattresses, and spotless rugs! To say nothing of the handfuls of change you’ll find under the couch cushions! But there’s one space in your house you might not have thought of in a while. It’s a small space but an important one to clear out every year. You guessed it, get ready to clean out your medicine cabinet!