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The ABCs of diabetes
  • vistasmed
  • Jun 13, 2019

If you have diabetes (sometimes called diabetes mellitus), the most important thing you can do is to control your "ABCs":

"A" stands for "A1C" – A1C is a blood test…
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Checking your blood pressure at home
  • vistasmed
  • Jun 13, 2019

How is blood pressure measured?

Blood pressure is usually measured with a device that goes around your upper arm. This is often done in a doctor's office. But some…
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Chronic kidney disease
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  • Jun 13, 2019

What is chronic kidney disease?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is when the kidneys stop working as well as they should. When they are working normally, the kidneys filter the blood…
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Controlling your blood pressure through lifestyle
  • vistasmed
  • Jun 13, 2019

What does my lifestyle have to do with my blood pressure?

The things you do and the foods you eat have a big effect on your blood pressure and your…
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Diabetes and diet
  • vistasmed
  • Jun 13, 2019

Diabetes and diet

Diet is important, because it is part of diabetes treatment. Many people need to change what they eat and how much they eat to help treat…
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Exercise
  • vistasmed
  • Jul 21, 2019

What are the benefits of exercise?

Exercise has many benefits. It can:

  • Burn calories, which helps people control their weight
  • Help control blood sugar levels…
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Patient education: Glomerular disease
  • vistasmed
  • Jun 21, 2019

What is glomerular disease?Glomerular disease is a condition that affects the kidneys. The kidneys are organs in the urinary tract that make urine (figure 1).

 Anatomy of the urinary…
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High blood pressure in adults
  • vistasmed
  • Jun 21, 2019

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is a condition that puts you at risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. It does not usually cause symptoms. But…
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