5 Lifestyle Changes

5 Lifestyle Changes to Help Control Diabetes

In a nutshell, diabetes is in a metabolic condition that affects the way our bodies can convert food into energy. Why is this problematic for the some 100 million Americans suffering from the disease every day? It’s because this resistance to converting sugar into energy can cause other health problems that impact our eyesight, our veins and circulatory system, and our ability to heal wounds on our skin, hands, legs, and toes.

Here are five lifestyle changes you can make to help your diabetes better from the experts at Atlanta Medical Clinic:

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Atlanta Medical Clinic - Diabetic Wound Care Blog

The Dangers of Ignoring a Diabetic Wound

Diabetes diagnoses are rising at epidemic rates, nearly doubling to almost 10% of the American population since the 1980s.  Still another 85 million are living with pre-diabetic conditions, which can lead to the disease within 5 years. While many of us know about complications related to diabetes, like metabolic disorders, increased risk for heart attacks and stroke, kidney failure, and retinopathy which can lead to blindness, there isn’t as much understanding around issues like venous insufficiency and diabetic wounds. What causes diabetic wounds, and why is ignoring them so dangerous?

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Second Skin: How Atlanta Medical Clinic is Paving the Way in Diabetic Wound Care Treatment

The reason why Atlanta Medical Clinic exists is simple: the founders wanted to build a place of healing and empowerment, and a world-class treatment center for our patients. Over the years, we have expanded our services to include different forms of minimally-invasive treatments and therapies to help our patients get relief from pain and get back to the activities they love. The next frontier for Atlanta Medical Clinic is expanding into the arena of diabetic wound care – a potentially life-saving treatment supporting the diabetic patients in our community.

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Hidden Symptoms: What They Don’t Say About Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association estimates that more than 25 million Americans are struggling with diabetes and more than a third of those are undiagnosed and not seeking treatment. Unfortunately, along with our waistlines, diabetes rates are on the rise, and those with the disease are at a higher risk for major complications like blindness, kidney failure, and increased risk of heart attack and stroke, but one potentially dangerous consequence is the risk of amputation of the lower limbs because of diabetic wounds. What causes diabetic wounds, and what care options are available?

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Atlanta Medical Clinic - How Diabetes Affects The Feet And Skin

How Can Diabetes Affect the Feet and Skin?

Diabetes is a disease affecting over 30 million people in the US, or about 10% of the population, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. Impacts of the condition can spread through the systems in the body, and lead to a number of complications, including heart, kidney and dental diseases, stroke, eye and foot problems, and even nerve damage. What is diabetes, and how do conditions like diabetic neuropathy affect the feet and skin?

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Weight Loss Tips for the New Year

Every year, about half of adults in the United States makes New Year’s Resolutions. However, a very small segment of that population – just 1 in 10 – keeps those resolutions. Especially with something as important as weight loss, you want to succeed. Here are a few steps you can take on your own, as well as how a weight loss clinic can help you lose weight for the new year.

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How yoga can reduce stress | Atlanta Medical Clinic

How Yoga Can Reduce Stress

Some types of yoga can be used to maintain physical fitness, but when it comes to the overall goal of yoga, it is more focused on improving and maintaining mental health and stability. There are studies revealing its holistic impact through the mind-body connection. Here are five reasons why yoga can help reduce anxiety and provide you with stress relief:

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Allergy Season in Atlanta | Atlanta Medical Clinic

How to Approach the Allergy Season in Atlanta

Many people suffer from seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis. According to 2015 data from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), this condition impacts 8.4% of kids and 8.2% of adults.

How can you best approach the allergy season in Atlanta, where a large number of trees and warm climate can exacerbate symptoms? Several strategies can help you maintain your quality of life year-round, ranging from decontamination to tapping the expertise of an Atlanta allergy clinic.

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