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Cataracts and Your Eyes

By: Dr.

Blurry Vision

Cataracts

Cataracts affect over 20 million Americans age 40 and older and is the leading cause of blindness in the world.

As we age, the lens of the eye can become clouded, impairing vision. These opacities in the normally transparent lens are called cataracts. More than half of people over the age 65 have some degree of cataracts.

Dr. Arnold Needleman on Diabetes

By: Dr.

Glucose Meter for Diabetes

People with Type I diabetes (about 10% of diabetics) have an absolute deficiency in insulin and require insulin survival.

People with Type II diabetes (about 90% of diabetics) are either insulin resistant or have a relative insulin deficiency. While Type II diabetics ultimately require insulin, they are not dependent on it for survival.

Health Alert: Diabetes Affecting Many Latinos/Hispanics

By: Dr.

Hispanic Family measuring glucose

Diabetes Mellitus (Type II) is one of the most serious health problems facing the Latinos/Hispanics in the United States. It is estimated that a Latino born today has a 50% chance of developing diabetes in his/her lifetime. Currently, it is estimated that 10% of Latinos have diabetes and 1/3 of those do not even know they have it.

Winning The War Against Diabetes

By: Dr.

Couple Stretching

People with diabetes may have a morning high glucose once in a while, but if it is consistently high then they need to consult their doctor regarding their medications. Some cases of a morning high glucose may be due to hormones that are released in the early morning. The recommendation is to check your blood sugar in the middle of the night, around 3am.