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Diabetes and Periodontal Infection

Diabetes increases the susceptibility to infection due to poor wound healing. Diabetics have a greater risk of a more severe and progressive form of periodontitis, which is the infectious process that leads to the deterioration of supporting bone and tissues that form the attachment around the tooth.

VA Offers a New Tool to Help Veterans Prevent Diabetes

The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced the implementation of a pilot version of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a program being promoted nationally by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aimed at reducing the number of Veterans who develop diabetes.

African American Veterans with Diabetes Benefit from “Mentors”

African American Veterans with hard-to-control diabetes made significant gains in keeping their blood sugar under control after working with “mentors” with similar health problems, according to a recent study by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Home Telehealth Technology for Veterans

Are you a Veteran with a chronic disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pain management or even weight control issues.

Check your Vitamin D Levels-More Research

Vitamin D insufficiency has been associated with a variety of clinical disorders and chronic diseases, including impaired balance, decreased muscle strength, mood and cognitive dysfunction, autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes (types 1 and 2), and certain forms of cancer," the authors write as background information in the article.

Medical Alert for Gulf War Veterans and Agent Orange Veterans

Urgent alert for both Agent Orange and Desert Storm Veterans. Editor's note: The enclosed medical research has a focus on male Testerone and Diabetes(Insulin).  As...

The Year in Medicine 2010

From healthcare reform and all of its controversy to major medical breakthroughs, urgent drug recalls and alerts, and devastating environmental disasters, view the most significant medical events and advances of 2010.

Push-back Against Veteran Initiatives Launched, Anti-Vet Critics: Benefits Are ‘Quite Extreme’

It's not war that is costly, about which lawmakers have no reservations about spending. No, it's those damn veterans who should go away or at least die.

Shinseki and VA Need to Move on VA Benefits, It’s Hamsters...

Veterans fighting to gain the benefits and care earned, deserved, and decades long over due!

Veterans-For-Change Weekly Report

Senators Propose TRICARE Dependent Coverage Extension Act A bill introduced to the U.S. Senate April 14 would, if passed into law, enable the dependent children...

The Small City of Canal Fulton, Ohio

The small city of Canal Fulton, Ohio, rolled out the “red carpet” and flag waving crowds swelled along the streets in anticipation.  May 17,...

Veterans-For-Change Report

Nearly 3,000 Individuals Have Responded to the CalVet Survey To Help Prioritize Services to California’s Veterans Sacramento – Nearly 3,000 individuals have responded to the...

VETERANS TODAY HEALTHCARE LINKS

HEALTH RESOURCES FOR VETERANS FORMS, CAREGIVER GUIDES AND HINTS By Carol Duff Veterans Today maintains a growing health care library for veterans and their families.  These...

FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED DIABETICS: FOOT PAIN FROM DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

MANAGING YOUR DIABETIC NEUROPATHY BY CAROL DUFF RN Painful diabetic neuropathy is a complication quite common in diabetics and can affect all areas of life...

Myths and Facts About Insulin For the Newly Diagnosed Diabetic

UNDERSTANDING INSULIN USE WITH DIABETES IS IT NECESSARY OR NOT? BY CAROL DUFF R.N with information from the AMERICAN DIABETIC ASSOCIATION With Type 2 diabetes insulin is no always...

DIABETES AND MOUTH MALADIES

MOUTH MALADIES: INFORMATION FOR THE NEWLY DIAGNOSED DIABETIC BY CAROL DUFF RN   Periodontal disease is only one malady of the mouth that can plague the diabetic.  Oral...

Diabetes and Periodontal Infection

DIABETES:   VITAL DENTAL CARE ISSUES FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED DIABETICS BY CAROL DUFF RN   Diabetes increases the susceptibility to infection due to poor wound healing.  Diabetics have...

FOR DIABETIC VETERANS, STRAIGHT TALK ON EXERCISE

  Exercise: An Essential Part of the Diabetic Lifestyle BY CAROL DUFF RN For both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics exercise will reduce the...

Influenza Vaccine a Must for Diabetics

Influenza Vaccine: A Need For the Diabetic by Carol Duff, RN Influenza is a potentially serious viral infection with an incidence in the United States of...