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Category Archives: Diabetes

My New Year’s “Health” Resolution

“I will take better care of my diabetes.” Diabetes is a scary diagnosis because it is about more than just blood sugars. It is a disease that affects your blood vessels, and it can lead to a stroke or heart … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating – A Key Ingredient to Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! You’ve heard it countless times before – eat healthy.  Here is one more reason to follow that advice.  Science has proven that if you lose a small amount of weight by eating healthier and being … Continue reading

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French fries are NOT vegetables

In this age of taco palaces, microwave meals and energy bars, some kids probably think the food pyramid is some ancient Egyptian relic. Overstated? Not necessarily, when you consider that almost 17% of kids ages 2 to 19 are obese; … Continue reading

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Healthy Holiday: Cranberry Artichoke Stuffing

It’s almost here – Thanksgiving! It is probably the most food-focused holiday there is, so it seems appropriate that this week we talk about a favorite side dish…stuffing! Who doesn’t love stuffing? All those mushy carbs soaked in fat. Yum! … Continue reading

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4 steps you need to take right away to control your blood sugar

Are you a person with diabetes? Whether you were recently diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for years, this is a helpful reminder on the four things you must do to maintain a healthy blood sugar. Even if you … Continue reading

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A pain in the foot: Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Fall can be an unwelcome time of year if you have diabetes.  Cool evening walks and hiking through those crunchy, fallen leaves aren’t as appealing when you have a foot ulcer. However, following a few simple tips you can prevent a … Continue reading

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – Not just for scuba divers!

You may be wondering why a wound specialist in Wisconsin cares about hyperbaric medicine?  After all, we aren’t near any oceans to treat divers who get “the bends” and carbon monoxide poisoning isn’t all that common – thankfully!  But the … Continue reading

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Surviving the heat with diabetes

Another beautiful summer is here. Like many Wisconsin natives, I love the change of seasons, and the unique pleasures each one brings. But the heat of summer can also mean problems for patients with diabetes. Type I and Type II diabetes can … Continue reading

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Babies and Blood Sugar

When preparing to have a baby, there may be health concerns that come up throughout your pregnancy. One of these health concerns could be gestational diabetes, which affects 18 percent of expecting mothers. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes … Continue reading

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