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Coronavirus and Diabetes

Coronavirus is here, and we have to deal with it appropriately. If you or a loved one has diabetes and/or heart disease extra steps should be taken remain healthy. Be safe, don't panic, be cautious, be informed.

Thousands die from the influenza annually. I believe it’s prudent to consider the following information during each flu, virus, and cold season.

Heart Disease, the Sister Ailment of Type 2 Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes are two to four times more likely to die of heart disease than people without diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes have a tendency to be diagnosed with heart disease at a younger age than those without diabetes.

The concern grows as we age. Sixty-eight percent or more of people aged 65 or older that have diabetes die from heart disease, and 16% die of stroke.

Five Steps to Start Reversing Diabetes

Does it seem too overwhelming to reverse or stop type 2 diabetes? Is your doctor hesitant to reduce or eliminate your medication even when you promise to do better?

Getting frustrated only makes things worse. It can lead us to give up too soon. You didn’t get diabetes overnight, so don’t expect to fix it overnight.

Think of the following steps as part of your journey to improved health. These are not the only steps but are the basic steps to start. Each step is intertwined with the next for a bigger and better outcome over time.

Diabetes Symptoms, Dry Skin and Itching

Dry and itchy skin (pruritus) is a symptom of type 2 diabetes. Living in the winters of the Midwest, I never considered it a symptom, I thought it was cold weather-induced.

Dry skin seemed to be more of a nuisance than anything else. I can’t say it enough; our body gives us signs and warnings when there is an issue. Too many of us ignore these signs or do not extensively pursue to determine the root cause, I know I missed the mark on that.


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