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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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2020

What Should You Know About Vascular Ultrasounds?

If you have problems with your arteries and veins, you might require to have a vascular ultrasound performed to examine how blood flows through them. Vascular ultrasounds mainly check for clots in your arteries and veins, which can cause reduced blood flow. Such a situation can be life-threatening because it means that blood that is carrying nutrients required by various organs is not reaching them. Here's what you should know about vascular ultrasounds and artery and vein problems:

Understanding Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects the thigh bone to the shin bone and is a common part of the knee to sustain an injury. ACL injuries tend to be tears or sprains that occur when taking part in high-impact sports, such as basketball or skiing. The frequent jumping and changes in direction required in these sports put pressure on your knees, and an ACL injury can leave you feeling unstable when you're on your feet.