According to the Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org), over 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease. It can affect any joint in the body but most often occurs in the knees, hips, lower back and neck areas. It is believed to occur when the cartilage between the joints has worn down. Cartilage is the smooth, rubberlike connective tissue on the end of the bones. Eventually, this protective coating may break down fully, causing the joint
The Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, in partnership with The Diabetes Influencers Network, is hosting a Twitter Chat geared to diabetes healthcare professionals. The topic of the Twitter Chat is "Helping People with Diabetes Move from Denial to Acceptance".
The Twitter chat will take place on next Wednesday on August 24 from 9:00 – 10:00 am ET, 8:00 – 9:00 am CT, 6:00 – 7:00 am PT.
For more information on the Twitter Chat and how you can join, please visit the link
Summertime has arrived. While everyone enjoys the fun in the sun, persons with diabetes should be extra cautious during the summer months. Extreme temperatures and overexposure to sunlight can wreak havoc on blood glucose control. Here are a few simple tips to successfully manage diabetes, while enjoying the summer months. Exposure to high temperatures can cause excessive sweating, leading to dehydration. This can affect glucose levels, as well as medication absorption. Peopl