Author: Lisa

Heart Disease Prevention

How to prevent heart disease? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. It is also a major cause of disability. The risk of heart disease increases as you age. You have a greater risk of heart…

Coronary Artery Disease

What is Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)? Coronary arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood to the heart muscle. Coronary artery disease (also called CAD or coronary heart disease) is caused by a thickening of the inside walls of the…

Hardening of the Arteries

What is Hardening of the arteries? Hardening of the arteries, also called atherosclerosis, occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the walls of arteries. These deposits are called plaques. Over time, these plaques can block the arteries…

Diabetes Treatments

What are Diabetes Treatments Options? The goal of treatment at first is to lower your high blood glucose levels. Long-term goals are to prevent problems from diabetes. The most important way to treat and manage type 2 diabetes is with…

Testing for Diabetes

What are Diabetes Exams and Tests? Your doctor may suspect that you have diabetes if your blood sugar level is higher than 200 mg/dL. To confirm the diagnosis, one or more of the following tests must be done. Diabetes blood…

Type 2 Diabetes

What is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Causes Insulin is a…

Managing Blood Sugar

How to Manage your blood sugar level?  Hyperglycemia – control; Hypoglycemia – control; Diabetes – blood sugar control Take control of your diabetes Know the basic steps for managing your diabetes to stay healthy. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to…

Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

Because type 1 diabetes can start quickly and the symptoms can be severe, people who have just been diagnosed may need to stay in the hospital. If you have just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you may need to…

Type 1 diabetes

What is Type 1 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Causes Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age. It is most often diagnosed…

Post Weight Loss Surgery Diet

Post gastric bypass surgery food diet You had gastric bypass surgery. This surgery made your stomach smaller by closing off most of your stomach with staples. It changed the way your body handles the food you eat. You will eat…