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When Your Number 1 Priority Is Type 2: Type 2 Diabetes Challenges

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, November 20, 2015

“In type 2 diabetes, it becomes increasingly difficult for the body’s cells to absorb and use the insulin. Type 2 diabetes is much more common than type 1 diabetes. About 90 % of people who have diabetes have type 2 diabetes.” – PubMed Health. Type 2 Diabetes Overview. 2014

Glasses magnify the phrase Diabetes type 2 on a page

Put the oxygen mask on yourself before helping others with theirs. You have to love yourself before you can love someone else. Reminders to make oneself a priority are abundant in our society because it's challenging to take care of oneself in the bustle of a busy life. There are extra challenges for people with type 2 diabetes mellitus, who often experience nerve damage and dysphagia.

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Cold Comfort: Treating the Common Cold

Amanda Stevenson-Grund - Friday, November 06, 2015

In the United States, the common cold is thought to account for approximately 75-100 million physician visits annually, with an economic impact of greater than $20 billion per year due to cold-related work loss.” – MedicineNet. Common Cold. 2015

A couple sick with the common cold blows their noses

“In the United States, colds account for more visits to the doctor than any other condition,” according to the American Lung Association. This shows that the name is not a misnomer, and the common cold really is a common problem. The common cold has no cure, and medicines that treat its symptoms are of short duration or are difficult to swallow.

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