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  • Close-up image of a human eye. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects people who have diabetes. It can cause blurry vision and progressive vision loss.

    Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects people who have diabetes. It affects the retina. A healthy retina is… If it’s not treated, retinopathy can cause blindness. It is important to note that retinopathy can occur even in well-controlled diabetes. You should be evaluated…

  • Insulin resistance means your body is unable to process all the insulin your body is making. It is linked to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

    Insulin Resistance

    Insulin resistance is a condition linked to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance means your body is unable to… people have insulin resistance? Will insulin resistance make it harder for me to lose weight? Resources Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Diabetes: Insulin Resistance…

  • Image of a foot massage for diabetic neuropathy

    Diabetic Neuropathy

    Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that happens in people who have diabetes. It can cause changes in… increased numbness, sores, or ingrown toenails, tell your doctor right away. Questions to ask your doctor I haven't been diagnosed with diabetes, but my feet…

  • Young male patient sleeping in hospital bed while receiving dialysis treatment

    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

    Chronic Kidney Disease involves progressive damage to your kidneys caused by high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease… sleeping Trouble thinking clearly Swelling of feet and ankles What causes CKD? The most common causes of CKD are high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Infections…

  • close-up of older couple jogging in a park

    Prediabetes

    Prediabetes is when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be called diabetes… have prediabetes, what is the chance that I will get diabetes? What is the best step I can take to avoid getting diabetes? My father has…

  • Floor scale with tape measure wrapped around apple to illustrate obesity

    Obesity

    Obesity is a complex, and increasingly common disease that is associated with many health risks such as high blood pressure,… What is obesity? Obesity is a complex and increasingly common disease that is associated with many health risks such as high blood pressure, diabetes,…

  • Two bowls of healthy salad on table with forks

    Diet Choices to Prevent Cancer

    A healthy diet can lower your risk of certain cancers. It also may help prevent other conditions such as type… Research has shown that a healthy diet can lower your risk of certain cancers. It also may help prevent other conditions, such as type 2…

  • Young woman with metabolic syndrome drinks water after jogging outdoors.

    Metabolic Syndrome

    Metabolic syndrome is a term for a set of risk factors for heart disease including high blood pressure, cholesterol, and… What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is the term used to describe a set of risk factors for heart disease. These include high blood pressure,…

  • An elderly woman and doctor sit at a table and look at a tablet.

    At high risk for COVID-19? Create a plan

    You are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 if you are 50 years and older OR if you have some high-risk conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. Protect yourself by creating a plan to prepare for unexpected illness…

  • multigenerational family riding their bikes

    Sports and Exercise at Every Age

    Maintaining an exercise program is important at any age. It can help you build a foundation when you’re young and… We all know that exercise is good for us. But it does more than just improve our physical fitness. It also reduces our risk of…

  • Ideal Weight and BMI

    Body mass index (BMI) is a method for measuring your ideal weight. It is used as a screening tool to… Maintaining a healthy weight is critical to your overall health. When you are overweight or have obesity, you are at higher risk of developing certain…

  • Collection of the tools you need to lose weight, including water, healthy snacks, fitness equipment, and a scale. Talk to your doctor before you begin a new weight-loss plan. They can help you customize a program and safely monitor your progress.

    What You Should Know Before You Start A Weight-loss Plan

    Trying to lose weight is a good thing, but there are several factors that can affect your efforts to drop… You may want to lose weight for personal reasons. Or you may need to lose weight to improve your health. It can reduce your risk…

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    Fitness Habits to Make

    The best way to work exercise into your life is to make it a habit. If you’re not exercising regularly… Getting movement each day is essential. Not only will it help you keep up with your family, but keeping physically active also can help prevent:…

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    Caregiver Health and Wellness

    Caregivers are at increased risk for a number of health problems. Learn about these conditions and what you can do… A caregiver is someone who gives basic care to a person who has a chronic medical condition. A chronic condition is an illness that lasts…

  • Mother breastfeeding her baby

    Breastfeeding: Hints to Help You Get Off to a Good Start

    Breastfeeding benefits your baby. Breast milk contains nutrients and antibodies your baby needs. Breastfed babies are less likely to develop… Breastfeeding has many benefits for your baby. Breast milk is rich in nutrients. It has antibodies, which help protect your baby against infections. It also…

  • Tips for Healthy Children and Families

    By working together as a family to eat well and stay active, you can help your children build healthy habits… Raising a family isn’t always easy. You are busy, and so are your children. But the stakes are high. Establishing a healthy lifestyle while…

  • Meal Plans and How They Help

    Meal plans are a great resource for eating healthy at any age… Eating healthy foods is important to make sure your body gets the nutrients it needs every day. It is also important to stay within your daily calorie goal, whether that’s designed to…

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants, vitamins, dietary fiber, and minerals

    Antioxidants: What You Need to Know

    Antioxidants are chemicals that help stop or limit damage caused by free radicals. They also boost your immunity… Your body’s cells face threats every day. Viruses and infections attack them. Free radicals also can damage your cells and DNA. Some cells can heal from the…