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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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5 Healthy New Year's Resolutions

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Dec 29, 2016

1. Exercise at least 30 minutes every day.

Regular physical exercise makes you feel better and live longer. It keeps the walls of your arteries flexible, which helps dampen rises in blood pressure, reducing your risk of stroke and atherosclerosis. Walking just a half hour every day will help to control your weight and improve your health.
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Topics: atherosclerosis, easy ways to stop smoking, healthy dessert recipes, diabetes, healthy eating, blood pressure, stop smoking, risk of stroke

Top Diet Tips for Preventing or Managing Diabetes

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, May 05, 2016

Whether you’re struggling with diabetes, working to manage your diagnosis or trying to prevent chronic illness in the future, it’s no secret that your diet can play a large role in your overall health. With such a long list of health complications—increased risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and blindness—preventing diabetes or using your diet to manage risk factors is enormously important.

However, since there’s a lot of conflicting health advice out there, we thought we’d break it down into a simple list of top diet tips you can start making today to help you prevent or manage your diabetes.

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Topics: diabetes

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