Happy New Year; tips for Staying Healthy in 2021

Fruits and Vegetables

Healthy nutrition, healthy habits, deep breathing exercises to rid the fluids from the bases of the lungs while promoting circulation throughout the body could help to lessen the effects of clot formation in the blood due inactivity or a high fat content; this also helps to reduce the effects of COVID-19 and pneumonia.

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

Managing diabetes and chronic illnesses during the holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all from Comprehensive Diabetes Services. We sincerely wish everyone health and peace; for some it will mean grieving the loss of a loved one to COVID-19 while others are grateful for having recovered from the virus. Without a doubt, this is one of the most troubled times in history;…

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Tips that could help you during the Pandemic

A collage of fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and other important items to keep us healthy and clean

This blog offers simple tips that could help everyone during this pandemic, and is especially important for individuals with comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, and other illnesses.   Grocery Shopping Always wear a mask when grocery shopping; bring a moist washcloth that has a little soap on it. Place this dampened washcloth into a plastic…

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Healthy Eating includes lowering the LDL cholesterol

Steak with fat

This blog addresses reducing the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by removing fats from meat as depicted in the picture, and the skin from poultry and fish before cooking and eating. By controlling and limiting your fat intake, you can prevent complications such as hypercholesterolemia, heart disease, and other vascular issues. This month is dedicated to…

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Using PPEs to prevent COVID-19.

A woman in a laboratory

As a healthcare provider, who has worked in many situations with infectious diseases including  SARS in 2003, and H1N1 in 2009 among several others, I cannot emphasize how important it is to PLEASE wear a facemask, face shield, a scarf, or whatever protection you may have during this COVID-19 pandemic to avoid contracting or transmitting…

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Blood Glucose Monitoring, Type 2 Diabetes, and COVID-19.

A doctor conducting a blood glucose test

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on our lives worldwide with over 21 million cases and killing over ¾ million people (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports), we must take all necessary measures to combat its devastation. The rate in United States is 5 million plus cases with a death toll of 168,696 as of August 16, 2020 (CDC, 2020).…

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Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 with healthy nutrition and good hygiene. ***Free healthy Coleslaw recipe included.

Healthy and delicious homemade coleslaw

Staying healthy during the pandemics of Type 2 Diabetes and COVID-19 can be challenging when many have lost their jobs and are struggling to make their mortgage/rental payments, or to purchase groceries. No doubt that this economic hardship has affected millions but we could all try to help our fellow human beings, so this is…

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Oral Hygiene/Care and Type 2 Diabetes

Dental care

Keeping your oral cavity (mouth) clean could benefit you in many ways and avoid infections such as gingivitis along with preventing tooth decay. Brush your teeth and clean your oral cavity at least twice daily, that is, before eating in the mornings (as soon as you wake up to avoid swallowing the saliva that was…

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