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by Medsourcemegan
10 years ago
How Do You Get Diabetes?

Good question, right?
Unlike many diseases, diabetes doesn't seem to be an inherited trait like albinism or hemophilia. In fact, experts aren't completely sure what causes it. However, it's clear that some people actually are more likely to get diabetes than other people, and that genetics predispositions do exist....

Health
by Medsourcemegan
10 years ago
Good Eating Habits for Managing Diabetes

Everyone knows they should be eating more healthy foods, but for people with diabetes it's an essential part of proper management. The key to managing diabetes is to make a plan for eating so that you know exactly how much of something you can eat without breaking out of...

Health
by Medsourcemegan
10 years ago
Diabetic Test Strips - Does Coding Matter?

How important is the way a glucose meter takes readings? In a recent press release, American Diabetes Services (ADS) endorsed Ascensia contour test strips, saying they significantly reduced inaccuracies in glucose readings. The other meters they tested weren't necessarily inaccurate when used correctly, but both One Touch and Freestyle...

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by Medsourcemegan
10 years ago
Why You Need Fiber

Everyone knows that people need fiber, especially if they spend any time watching TV commercials these days. There are plenty of people telling us that we need fiber and that there are less gross ways to get it than ever before, but that doesn't mean we understand all of...

Health
by Medsourcemegan
10 years ago
Flossing: Variations on a Theme

My dentist once told me that I needed to floss to prevent heart disease or future pregnancy complications. (We'll come back to that.) I was skeptical and, though I managed to floss pretty consistently for a couple of months, the flossing scare soon passed. I have permanent retainers, and flossing it a pretty...

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