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Eau Claire resident Ron Jannicke admits he’s flirted with diabetes and elevated A1-C counts over the past decade or so. That changed recently, after Jannicke, 70, was prescribed prednisone. He suddenly went from edging toward diabetes to an official diagnosis.
Approximately 30 million Americans have diabetes. Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect how our bodies use glucose (blood sugar). Having diabetes means you have too much glucose in your blood, and that can lead to serious health problems.
The Centers for Disease Control reports over 29 million people, fewer than 10 percent of the U.S. population, have diabetes. It’s also estimated that of those, 8.1 million people are undiagnosed.
Mike Krueger’s life began to change before he even knew it. With twin grandchildren soon to be born, Krueger’s wife, Bev, urged her husband to go in for his Tdap vaccination and a physical back in March. One of his tests indicated Krueger’s blood sugar was elevated. In fact, he had type 2 diabetes.
If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, it means your blood sugar levels are not high enough to be classified as Type 2 diabetes, but are high enough to indicate a need for change. Learn more ...
Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of lives in this country. More than 29 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and another 8 million remain undiagnosed, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Roughly 86 million people are estimated to have prediabetes, which is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. One out of three people in this country will develop diabetes in his or her lifetime.
Like everyone, Katherine Schmitz has good days and bad days — but the bad days are what worry her family and medical team. That's when her medical providers recommended she try Telehealth, a home monitoring program.
Insulin was discovered in 1921. But until about 35 years ago, people with diabetes still relied on multiple daily insulin injections to manage their blood glucose and avoid life-threatening situations. Improvements in technology are now making lives easier for people with the disease.
Everyone needs to take care of their eyes, but when you have diabetes, eye exams are especially important. Here's why.
When Sandra Carter was told in January that she needed rotator cuff surgery on her shoulder, she was worried. She didn't need to be because she was in good hands.
Even if you feel healthy, you should at least get your blood pressure checked and consult with your doctor to make sure you’re getting enough exercise and eating healthy foods, according to Don Smith, M.D., a general surgeon on the Austin campus of Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin.
History was repeating itself in Angie Roggensack’s life ... until she took control.