Glaucoma, the Unseen Enemy

Glaucoma, the Unseen Enemy

By Carol Duff MSN, BS, RN Glaucoma can cause damage to the optic nerve which cannot be undone. The optic nerve carries the knowledge of what the eye sees to the brain for interpretation of what is seen.  Think of the optic nerve as the cable that connects the eye to the brain.  Without the […]

Neumagen-Dhron, A Roman Hangout (Updated)

Neumagen-Dhron, A Roman Hangout (Updated)

By Carol Duff, Health Editor, Veterans Today photos by Carol Duff copyright 2017   In the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, one will find a wonderful example of Roman influence in the development of Germany.  The wine making village of Neumagen-Drohn was built by the Romans around 2,000 years ago, to be used as a […]

Diabetes and Periodontal Infection

Diabetes and Periodontal Infection

Diabetes increases the susceptibility to infection due to poor wound healing. Diabetics have a greater risk of a more severe and progressive form of periodontitis, which is the infectious process that leads to the deterioration of supporting bone and tissues that form the attachment around the tooth.

Straight Talk on Exercise for Diabetic Vets

Straight Talk on Exercise for Diabetic Vets

Exercise is the answer! For both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics exercise will reduce the need for insulin and oral hypoglycemic medications, improve the ability of the body to improve glycemic (sugar) control, and increase the ability to control body weight.

Taking Control of your Diabetes

Taking Control of your Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus is not a single disease, but a group of metabolic disorders that all share the feature of hyperglycemia or an abnormal excess of sugar in the blood. An excess of sugar in the blood may not seem to be that important but chronic hyperglycemia will cause damage to organ systems such as the kidney, eyes, nerves and blood vessels.

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