Understanding Different Types of Diabetes Medication

If you are one of the millions of people worldwide suffering from Type 2 diabetes, you already know that this disease can put you at risk for several health complications that can be deadly. Carefully controlling your diabetes through medications and other lifestyle changes can help you lead a happy, healthy, and long life. Each of these types of diabetes medication helps to lower blood glucose levels, but they work in different ways. Continue reading

5 Ways to Control Blood Sugar Levels for Diabetics

Diabetes is a metabolic condition in which your body is unable to product insulin (or unable to produce enough) to take glucose from the foods you eat and allow it to enter your cells, where it can be used as energy. When it cannot get into the cells, the result is an elevated level of glucose in your blood.

The number of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes has dramatically increased to almost 30 million Americans and close to 400 million people worldwide, with estimates that the number will double in the next 15 years. If you are one of the millions who have this disease, it’s important to know how to control your blood sugar so you can avoid serious complications. Continue reading

4 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Developing Blood Clots

Blood clots can pose a serious danger to anyone who is at risk, and according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deep vein thrombosis (or DVT, the term for blood clots) impacts as many as 900,000 Americans each year, and the risk for people over 80 getting one could be as high as 1 in 100. These clots can become dangerous and even deadly if not treated. Fortunately there are many simple steps that you can take if you are at higher risk due to genetics or other factors. Continue reading

Check for These Policies & Procedures Before Working with an Online Pharmacy

When medications are vital to your health and well-being, but you are having trouble affording them at your local U.S. pharmacy, there might be an option to purchase from a Canadian pharmacy and get the same brand-name drugs at a lower cost. There are a lot of different pharmacies out there today, but to make sure that the products you receive are safe and effective, it’s important to check out your online pharmacy’s policies and procedures. Here are some important things to look for in a good pharmacy. Continue reading

Finding Affordable Alzheimer’s Medication

There are close to 4 million Medicare beneficiaries who have Alzheimer’s disease (and another 1 million or so individuals who are not on Medicare), and getting medication is a primary concern for many of these patients. For many of these people, the medication is available to help treat some of the problems and relieve some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, but it can be expensive and difficult to obtain, particularly for someone who is on a fixed income and relies on Medicare benefits for their doctor’s visits and prescription drugs.

In 2003 Congress approved the biggest change to Medicare since its inception in 1965 when they passed the “prescription drug benefit.” This change was designed to help provide assistance with affording medications for people who often have to spend a significant portion of their income on meds every month. Continue reading