A fasting blood sugar test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood after you have not eaten for at least eight hours. Checking for an ideal fasting blood sugar is one of the most commonly performed tests to check for prediabetes and type 2
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Q: I understand that Medicare covers up to 36 weeks of cardiac rehabilitation, and longer if necessary. How do you know how much cardiac rehab you’ll need?
A: Cardiac rehabilitation (or rehab, for short) is an exercise-training program that seeks to improve your physical condition after you go through heart surgery,
As if you need another reason to fill your plate with more plants! But new research suggests that diets rich in polyphenols, a large class of compounds found in foods of plant origin, may fend off type 2 diabetes, and help those who already have diabetes better manage their blood
MCI to Dementia
Progressing from MCI to dementia means the difference between forgetting names, dates, or what you intended to buy at the supermarket, and having significant trouble functioning in your day-to-day life. The progression of MCI to dementia can alter many aspects of who you are, including your memory, personality
An estimated 25.8 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus, (diabetes), and 7 million of them remain undiagnosed, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
These statistics are alarming not only because of the serious threats to physical health associated with diabetes—including heart disease, stroke,
Two Minutes of Light Activity Each Hour May Offset Risk From Too Much Sitting
Studies have shown that sitting for extended periods of time each day leads to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and early death. However, a new study from the University of Utah School of Medicine found
All adults ages 40 to 70 who are overweight or obese should be screened for diabetes, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). In its October 2015 recommendation, the USPSTF advocates screening with the hemoglobin A1c, fasting blood glucose, or oral glucose tolerance tests. Any abnormal findings should
Have you heard the term prediabetes and been confused about what it meant? Learn more about it here and find out how a good night’s sleep can protect you.