Physical and Mental Health (2019) Part A

Physical and Mental Health (2019) Part A

Awakening Your Everyday Wisdom – Physical and Mental Health – Part A People in the United States are living longer than we did a hundred years ago on average. And that’s due to a significant drop in the infant mortality rate. But are we any healthier? I know people in my own circle who’ve been […]

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Changing Your Habits Can Protect Your Kidneys

Changing Your Habits Can Protect Your Kidneys

DR. RODGERS: Did you know that eating healthy can help prevent type 2 diabetes and kidney disease? Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases. Philly rapper Freeway talks about changing his own habits after diabetes-related kidney failure and a transplant. FREEWAY: What you put into your […]

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Take the Pressure Off: Your Kidneys and Your Health

Take the Pressure Off: Your Kidneys and Your Health

Take the pressure off: your kidneys and your health. High blood pressure is the 2nd leading cause of kidney failure after diabetes. If you have high blood pressure, you’re at risk for chronic kidney disease, which can lead to kidney failure. Kidney disease also increases your chances of stroke, heart attack, and death. Early-stage kidney […]

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Diabetes Travel Tips

Diabetes Travel Tips

I travel over 100,000 miles a year in my job. I travel domestically and abroad and one thing you learn with that experience is you have to be prepared when you have Type 1 Diabetes. You have to sort of think forward a little bit and decide what would be problems you may have. For […]

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Diabetes Prevention, Care, and Education in the Digital Age

Diabetes Prevention, Care, and Education in the Digital Age

JOHN PIETTE: We have apps, we have text messaging systems, we have automated calls, we have sensors – there’s all kinds of ways that we’re trying to communicate with patients in new ways. Some of those areas have less scientific evidence, like apps on smartphones. Some have an enormous amount of evidence, like text messaging […]

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Interpreting A1C: Principles of the A1C Assay

Interpreting A1C: Principles of the A1C Assay

[music] DR. SACKS: Hemoglobin A1C, which is also called A1C, is hemoglobin with glucose attached to the N-terminal valine of the beta-chain. Because red blood cells which contain the hemoglobin live for approximately 120 days, hemoglobin A1C reflects the average glucose over the preceding 8 to 12 weeks. For many years, blood glucose has been […]

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