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Understanding Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is one of the many potential complications of diabetes. This condition can be painful and, in some cases, even dangerous. To understand why diabetic peripheral neuropathy occurs, it’s first necessary to understand what diabetes is. Diabetes is a metabolic disease that keeps the body from processing foods [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:30:17-07:00 November 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New Hope In Fight Against Chronic Pain For Breast Cancer Survivors

For up to 60% of breast cancer survivors, waking up post-mastectomy is the start of a brand new battle with chronic pain, according to St. Michael’s Hospital. Mastectomies are believed to cause pain by damaging nerve tissue in the breast and underarm area. This type of pain, known as neuropathy, [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:32:27-07:00 October 7th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Discovery: The Lymphatic System And Its Neurological Connection

The lymphatic system is a complex network of 600-700 lymph nodes, lymph vessels, and a clear fluid that contains white blood cells (lymph). The primary function of the lymphatic system is to fight infection and remove toxins and waste from the body. For decades, scientists and researchers believed that the [...]

By | 2016-11-17T17:19:25-07:00 June 29th, 2015|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Managing Diabetes With Food: New Research

For many people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, life seems to turn into a series of “nos”: no sugar, no carbohydrates, no fat, no salt. While dietary changes are definitely necessary to manage diabetes, this doesn’t mean that you can’t have delicious, healthy food. Eating to manage Type 1 [...]

American Diabetes Association Alert Day: Will You Save Your Life?

Each year the annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day is the fourth Tuesday in March. What can one day do for you? Give you a good indication of your risk With a simple test you can find out what your risk is for developing Type 2 diabetes. There are three [...]

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