Patients with higher levels of trust in their regular physicians are more likely than patients with less trust to have better care, according to a study.
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Diabetes treatment is expensive. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetics spend an average of $13,243 a year on health care expenses. Many people who have diabetes need help paying some of the bills. This article details where you can go for help.
About one in seven American women have raised a grandchild for six months or more, but grandmothers who provide care for even a few hours a day may be at increased risk for heart attacks.
Doctors recommend that diabetics who take insulin check their blood glucose levels four times a day. But piercing a nerve-rich fingertip and squeezing out a drop of blood onto a test strip is painful, and often deters people from checking any more than just once.
Good communication is the most important consideration for building patients’ trust in their physician. Overall, 12 percent of patients said they had considered changing doctors because of poor communication.
New information supports the significant benefits of incorporating physical activity, behavior and use of medication into the treatment of obesity.
The Guiding Principles for Diabetes Care are written for people with diabetes, their families, health care providers, and those who pay for health care.
Diabetic patients with chest pain who have more than one other common risk factor for heart attack should be considered for direct admission for a complete cardiac work-up, bypassing a period of Chest Pain Unit (CPU) observation, according to a new analysis by Duke University Medical Center researchers.
A research study of the Mexican-American population over age 40 found that the rate of diabetes in this group is 20 percent – almost twice that of non-Hispanic Whites – and that 15 percent of those with diabetes did not know that they had the disease before their participation in the study.
Information for people who care for kids with diabetes, such as teachers, childcare workers, coaches etc..
Today, patients take an active role in their health care. You and your doctor will work in partnership to achieve your best possible level of health. An important part of this relationship is good communication. Here are some questions you can ask your doctor to get your discussion started.
The goal of any dietary plan is to maintain levels of glucose in the blood. Therefore, foods rich in simple sugars – candy, cookies, sugary snacks and non-diet sodas – must be limited. A healthful, varied diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables is the best way of ensuring overall health for your child.
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