Health Alert: Diabetes Foot Care

(CNN) — Estimates are that more than 29 million Americans have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. Dr. Patrick Bowen at Emory Health Care says one of the most common complications is nerve damage, or neuropathy. There aren’t many effective medications to improve or restore nerve function. To avoid complications, the best thing you can do is … Continue reading »

Health News: Diabetes and the Holidays

(CNN) — The holidays are packed with so many great foods, but that could mean trouble if you’re diabetic. So, here are some things to keep in mind when you’re preparing a holiday meal. Count your carbohydrates. Carbs raise blood sugar, so look at the total carbohydrates on the label, not just the sugar. Watch … Continue reading »

Religious Evidence Allowed in Case

ALBANY, Ore. — Two Albany parents facing manslaughter charges for the death of their daughter will not be able to keep their religious beliefs from the courtroom, after a judge denied their request to exclude such evidence. Wenona and Travis Rossiter are both facing manslaughter charges in the first and second degrees for the death … Continue reading »

Walking After Meal Reduces Diabetes Risk

(CNN) — Going for a walk after you eat may reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes, scientists say, especially if you’re older. Moving helps control blood sugar levels, which is important for keeping diabetes at bay. Researchers at George Washington University had a small group of older Americans go for a short walk a … Continue reading »

Man Walks Thousands of Miles to Raise Diabetes Awareness

EUGENE, Ore. — Erik Bendl, his dog Nice and his globe are walking from Washington to California to raise awareness about diabetes and what each of us can do to prevent it, maybe even reverse it. “I started this walk from Seattle, saying I was walking south, but by the end of the week, I … Continue reading »