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Living With Type 2 Diabetes

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes five years ago, and I've had to make considerable changes to my lifestyle to maintain my health since I was diagnosed. I started this blog to share my experience of coming to terms with having type 2 diabetes and what I've learned on my personal journey. I share details of the lifestyle changes I've made, including giving up smoking and eating more wholefoods, and my personal experience of using alternative treatments, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine. I also post about new treatments that are becoming available for type 2 diabetes. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.

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    Independent Versus Assisted Living - Which Retirement Community Is Best?

    As an adult, it is difficult when you realise that your parents need help in their daily life. Moving from the family home to a retirement community is a tough decision for anyone to make, so you want to make sure that your parent finds the right community for them. As someone who is doing research on local retirement communities on behalf of a parent, you might have quickly noticed that there are two types of living choices available.

    How to Help Your Child With These 2 Problems Before Visiting the Emergency Room

    They As a parent or caregiver, you're probably more than aware of how worrying it is when a child has an accident or illness. Depending on the severity of the situation, that fever or fall could warrant self-care. Or, it may require a trip to the emergency department. Knowing more about the first aid measures you can provide at home will help you decide whether an ED trip is necessary.

    3 Reasons You Should Engage in Physical Activity During Pregnancy

    Pregnancy is an exciting journey that is characterized by a lot of physical and emotional changes, and women have various experiences during this period. Some have an easy time while others experience a few difficulties in the course of the journey. However, even with all the different needs and experiences during the nine or so months, one thing is sure – physical exercise is necessary for every woman. Unfortunately, due to the fatigue and changes associated with this journey, many women do not engage in meaningful exercise.

    3 Smart Ways to Improve Medication Management in Your Nursing Home

    Is medication management at your nursing home draining precious resources? If you're looking for ways to reduce staff costs and save time, take a look at these three smart med management tips. Contract With a Compounding Pharmacy Many elderly people have a complex combination of medical needs, so managing all the pills, liquids and drops that one resident needs can be difficult enough. When you have to administer multiple medicines to multiple residents multiple times a day, the difficulty multiplies exponentially.

    Can Tanning Beds Have An Adverse Effect On Your Vision?

    When it comes to vision impairment, most people tend to think of genetic problems such as short sightedness or astigmatism. Although these are the most common issues people experience with their eyesight, take note that some of your lifestyle habits could actually be detrimental to the health of your eyes. One such practice is indoor tanning. Tanning beds may be a convenient way to retain a sun-kissed complexion, but it is recommended to limit your use of them as they could increase your risk of skin cancer.

    Stretching Each Day Keeps the Physio Away

    Even though injury prevention is something that should be encouraged, the occasional bump, sprain or back pain is inevitable. This is where being part of a reliable medical centre will come in handy. If it's possible that you'll need quick and easy access to physiotherapy or chiropractor from time to time, and so public care packages may not be suitable if you're trying to fight competitively. This guide will offer practical advice to help you stay injury free and reduce the likelihood of having to visit your GP.

    Beyond Safe Intercourse: 3 More Ways to Avoid Cervicitis

    When discussing how to avoid contracting or worsening cervicitis, many people will advise you to practice monogamy and safe sex to avoid sexually transmitted infections. However, it's important to note that cervicitis isn't always caused by this type of infection. There are many other precautions you should take to keep your cervix healthy. Here are 3 more ways you can keep yourself cervicitis-free. Avoid Irritants As cervicitis is inflammation and irritation of the cervix, it should come as no surprised that it can be brought on or worsened by vaginal irritants.

    How Spinal Health Affects Your Mental Health

    If you have a bad back that is proving hard to fix, it can be a good idea to look widely for solutions. Many people do not realise how much mental state can affect your spinal health. Here are some of the ways that mental health can affect your back pain and some tips on how to resolve the issue.  Stress In many cases, stress is expressed physically through tensed muscles and poor posture.