Helping Our Communities Manage Diabetes

Edward-Elmhurst Health was noticing discrepancies within communities, so they worked to create patient dashboards to help decrease the discrepancy gap. Dashboards are a way of collecting all of the information we have about our patients and turning them into insights. We are excited health equity dashboard because it allows us to understand the diversity of … Continued

Seven Ways Diabetes Affects Your Health

Achieving your best health means learning how to manage diabetes. Doing so can help you delay or avoid health complications down the road. High blood sugar can lead to serious health problems by damaging the way your body functions. Fortunately, these issues can often be avoided or managed when you take steps to manage your … Continued

What Should I Eat if I Have Diabetes?

If you have diabetes, what you eat can greatly impact your overall health and how you feel. Fortunately, managing your nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be done by making simple, sustainable changes to your diet. Moderation is the key for successful nutrition management. A few additional guidelines are to keep it simple; … Continued

Five Lifestyle Changes to Take Control of Diabetes

Recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? You are likely wondering what this diagnosis means for your overall health. Type 2 diabetes means your body is unable to use insulin properly. This can lead to too much sugar circulating in your bloodstream. Uncontrolled high blood sugar can eventually lead to a range of health issues including … Continued

Top Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

As the years go by, Americans are getting heavier and less active. These factors are directly related to the increased prevalence of diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million American adults – nearly 10 percent – have been diagnosed with the disease. The majority of people diagnosed with … Continued

Understanding Prediabetes and How to Prevent it

Chances are you or someone you love is living with prediabetes. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention estimates one in three Americans have the condition. But close to 90 percent of those with prediabetes don’t know they have the condition because there are usually no signs or symptoms. Prediabetes occurs when your blood sugar … Continued

Seven Factors to Know When Managing Diabetes

So you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Now what? To help you get up to speed, here are answers to a few commonly asked questions about type 2 diabetes: Who gets type 2 diabetes? People of all ages and races are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. However, you are at a higher risk for … Continued

Five Cardiac Risk Factors You Need to Know

Half of all heart attacks in the United States occur in people who haven’t had a previous warning sign or symptom. This makes it even more important to understand your cardiac risk factors so you can take steps to prevent or detect heart issues before they become a problem. There’s a natural tendency to think … Continued