Joint Healthy Products at Walmart

According to the Arthritis Foundation (, 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 joints to rub against each other with even the simplest of movement. This can cause pain, swelling, limited mobility, and further joint damage. Identification of those at risk for osteoarthritis and poor joint health is the f

Twitter Chat: "Helping People with Diabetes Move from Denial to Acceptance".

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 below: This lively Twitter Chat will be facilitated by Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM. Warshaw is a Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Faculty member and

Diabetes and Sun Safety

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. People also tend to be more physically active in the summer, which can reduce the need for insulin. This could cause episodes of hypoglycemia for persons receiving insulin injections. Adjustments on medication may need to be

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