A Look Inside the Ear

Middle and Inner Ear Sound waves travel through the ear canal to the eardrum, a thin membrane that separates the…

Traveling With Diabetes

Having diabetes should never hold you back from doing the things you love or from embarking on new adventures…

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Thyroid Disorders and Diabetes

Thyroid disorders are very common in the general U.S. population, affecting up to 27 million Americans, although half that number remains undiagnosed. It is second only to diabetes as the most common condition to affect the endocrine system…

Memory Fitness

Are you frustrated by forgetfulness? If so, you are not alone. People of all ages complain about the memory lapses that get in their way, such as forgetting their keys, scheduling two appointments for the same time, losing a train of thought, not recalling what they wanted to get from the kitchen, and – worst of all! – forgetting names. As people grow older, these slips seem to become more frequent and can even be frightening. It’s all too easy to worry that each little memory lapse is actually the early sign of a slow decline to dementia…

Boning Up on Bone Health

Most of us do not think about the health of our bones very often. We tend to take their supporting presence for granted. But perhaps we shouldn’t. Without strong bones, many daily activities can become increasingly difficult to do…

Managing Diabetes With Physical Limitations

Many physical problems can interfere with your ability to manage your diabetes and take proper care of yourself more generally. This article describes tools and interventions that may enhance or restore your capacity for self-management when you are challenged by one or more of these difficulties…

Calculating for the Holidays

The holiday season can sometimes feel like one long eating marathon – but there are tools out there to help you cope…

Diabetes and Your Skin

The phrase “feeling comfortable in your own skin” is usually used figuratively to describe a level of self-confidence or self-acceptance. But when your skin itches, hurts, flakes, breaks out, changes color, or just doesn’t look or feel the way you’d like it to, the phrase can take on a new, very literal meaning…

Traveling With Diabetes

People with diabetes aren’t known for packing light, and I am no exception. Just leaving the house to grocery shop has me throwing at least my glucose meter, the receiver for my Dexcom continuous glucose monitoring system, and a jar of glucose tablets into my purse…

Diabetes and Bone Health

Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disorder, affecting an estimated 10 million Americans. It is a chronic condition characterized by reduced bone strength, low bone mass, and a higher risk of bone fracture, especially at the hip, spine, and wrist. If you are over the age of 50, there is a 55% chance that you are at increased risk for osteoporosis or have it already. The risk of osteoporosis increases with age; it is not, however, limited to older individuals…