Diabetes: 5 Things You Need to Know

By Erin Knobler

Diabetes is impacting more people than ever before. It’s estimated that over 420 million people suffer from the disease worldwide. With diabetes becoming so widespread, it’s more important than ever to know about the disease so that you can prevent it.

What is prediabetes?
Prediabetes means that your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. Prediabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

It’s estimated that 86 million Americans now have prediabetes—that’s 1 in 3 adults. Many people don’t even know they have it. The good news is that prediabetes can often be reversed.

What’s the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and the cause is unknown. In type…

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Patricia’s Story—Battling Multiple Sclerosis

By Erin Knobler

“Even though it feels scary sometimes, remember that you are not alone. Keep going and never give up.”

—Patricia

Despite Patricia’s diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), she has a positive attitude and fighting spirit. Here’s what she shared with CareZone:

What is the most challenging part of managing your condition?
Not knowing what happens next. Changes always come up quickly with MS.

What…

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Finding Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

By Erin Knobler

Finding care for a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s is no easy task. The care needs to be specific to the individual and should be tailored to their stage of the disease.

The first step is to understand your care choices. The choices range from something minimal like adult daycare, to something more serious like hospice care. Look into each type of care to determine which is right for…

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3 Easy At-home Exercises

By Erin Knobler

During your busy work week you may not feel like you have the time to hit the gym. Here are 3 simple exercises that you can do at home — no exercise equipment is needed!

Perform each exercise below for 2 sets of 10 repetitions each. Do this quick workout three times a week for great results and a fun challenge. For extra support and stability, use an exercise mat.

1. Jumping Jacks

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