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If You're Worried About Diabetes Symptoms Learn TOFI

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Apr 17, 2018

It’s open enrollment time at work, so you make an appointment to get a physical and a blood test. You think you’ve got this in the bag. You live healthy right? You exercise daily and eat (what you think is) a healthy diet. You have cold cereal for breakfast every morning, only fruit and vegetables at lunch, a sensible dinner and dessert. Always dessert.

You feel great, you think you look pretty good, but then the blood test results come back. Your blood glucose reading shows diabetes symptoms. You're TOFI: “Thin on the outside, fat on the inside.” 

Professor Jimmy Bell, a British researcher, coined the phrase TOFI. It’s now being called a fast-growing health concern in the United States. Basically, from the outside, everything seems normal and “healthy.” But your healthy appearance is only skin-deep because the inside of your body is telling a different story.

So, let’s look at why TOFI is a word you need to know.

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Topics: diabetes

Healthy Foods to Include in All of Your Diabetic Recipes

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Mar 27, 2018

If you’re dealing with a diabetes diagnosis, you’re probably wondering if you can turn back time. The good news is regular exercise and a healthy diet have been shown to reverse the effects. But there are certain foods that should be a part of all of your diabetic recipes.

The most recent studies show a link between lifestyle changes and a reversal in the effects of diabetes. This means some people are able to get off of their diabetic medications. They do it by committing to a lifelong exercise and diet plan.

So, if you’d like to get more diabetic-friendly dishes on your personal menu, be sure to include these foods in all of your diabetic recipes.

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Topics: diabetes

How to Spot Diabetes Warning Signs Before It’s Too Late

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. It causes blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease and other health problems if it’s not controlled. Approximately 84 million American adults are living with prediabetes, so it’s important to know diabetes warning signs.

Prediabetes is a serious health condition because your blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes. It’s serious because nearly half of all people living with prediabetes develop diabetes within 10 years. What’s even scarier is of those with prediabetes, 90 percent don’t know they have it and they are at risk for other health issues like high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.

The good news is you don’t have to let it get that far. You can dramatically decrease your risk by recognizing risk factors and making some lifestyle changes. Here are the diabetes warning signs to look out for and how to reduce your risk of developing the disease.

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Topics: diabetes

Is Low Blood Pressure Dangerous?

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Oct 19, 2017

If your normal blood pressure is below 90/60 mmHg, you are suffering from low blood pressure, or hypotension. Unlike high blood pressure, low blood pressure is not a serious problem for most people. In fact, athletes and people who lead very active lifestyles have lower blood pressure than ordinary people. However, the condition should be a cause for concern if it is accompanied by symptoms or signs of low blood flow.

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Topics: diabetes, exercise, high blood pressure, blood pressure, doctors

Video: Facts About Diabetes

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Think type 2 diabetes is only a risk if you’re overweight? Then you might be surprised to learn that nearly a third of slim adults are at risk for developing this disease. Symptoms of type 2 diabetes often appear slowly, and some people don’t notice any symptoms at all, which makes it all the more dangerous.

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Topics: diabetes

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