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Lifestyle Changes to Avoid Diabetes

You can do a number of different things to help you stay healthy and avoid the onset of diabetes. The key things you can do are: [more…]

Appropriate Standards for Continuing Diabetes Care

It is important to be aware and keep track of the various visits and checks that will occur in order to ensure the correct standard of your diabetes care. Print out and pin up the following guidelines [more…]

Ten Commandments for Great Diabetes Control

Here is a list of ten commandments for keeping your diabetes under control. Follow these commandments and your problems should be few and far between. [more…]

Diabetes For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly respond to insulin a hormone that you need in your body to convert sugar and other food into the energy needed for daily life. This [more…]

A Typical Schedule for Prenatal Visits and Tests

To ensure the health of you and your baby, you’ll need to schedule regular visits to your doctor during your pregnancy. Use this guideline for making your appointments and understanding common procedures [more…]

Medical Abbreviations Commonly Used During Pregnancy

So you know what’s going on throughout your pregnancy while at doctor’s visits, touring the hospital, and during labor and delivery, learn these medical abbreviations and what they mean: [more…]

Your Baby’s Growth during Pregnancy

At the eighth week of pregnancy (date of last menstrual period) the embryo is now referred to as a fetus. All organs are formed and the remaining 32 weeks of pregnancy is a time for the fetus to grow and [more…]

Items for Your Labor, Delivery, and Hospital Stay

During your pregnancy, pack portable items you’ll need for your labor and delivery and hospital stay in a bag and keep it in a handy place or in your car. For your trip to the hospital you’ll need: [more…]

Your Pregnancy: Important Phone Numbers and Addresses to Have

Be prepared for your baby’s arrival (or in case you have questions or concerns during your pregnancy) by printing this list and filling out the information. Keep this list in your purse or on the fridge [more…]

Pregnancy For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Once you find out you’re pregnant, follow a recommended schedule of prenatal visits and review the tests you can expect for each doctor’s visit. Learning a few medical abbreviations used by your doctors [more…]

Lifestyle Changes That Improve Diabetes Management

You can make a number of changes to your physical and mental health to stay healthy and avoid the long-term complications of diabetes. Here’s a list of the changes you should aim for to help you manage [more…]

Best Diabetes Websites for Australians

Sometimes the free advice you find on the Internet is worth no more than what you pay for it. However, finding reputable, valuable Australian diabetes resources online is possible. Here’s a list of trusted [more…]

Australian Guidelines for Testing for Diabetes

These guidelines were developed buy the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Diabetes Australia (including the Australian Diabetes Society) to screen for diabetes at the earliest possible [more…]

Checklist for Diabetes Self-Management

Managing diabetes requires good self-discipline and regular visits to your doctor or diabetes care team. Following is a checklist for your diabetes care — what you or your doctor should be checking on [more…]

Diabetes For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australian Edition)

Having diabetes can lead to short-term and long-term complications. However, the likelihood of developing complications can be reduced if you take a number of steps. Understanding what you should be monitoring [more…]

Pregnancy and PCOS

PCOS can interfere with getting pregnant in a number of ways. You may need to see a fertility specialist to get pregnant if you have no menstrual periods at all, very irregular menstrual periods, or periods [more…]

The Most Important Nutrients during Pregnancy

Some nutrients are more important than others during pregnancy, because they play a vital role in your baby’s development. The following table lists the most essential nutrients for pregnancy, in order [more…]

Foods and Beverages to Watch Out for during Pregnancy

You may have been told that pregnancy is a time to eat whatever you want, but that’s not entirely true. Not all foods and beverages are safe to consume while pregnant. Some can cause serious infections [more…]

Best Foods to Eat during Pregnancy

Eleven foods win the prize for providing the most pregnancy nutrition. These foods are nutrient-dense, meaning they contain good amounts of several of the most important nutrients you and your growing [more…]

Your Go-To Pregnancy Snack List

One of the tricks to good pregnancy nutrition is keeping healthy snacks around. If you do, you’ll be less likely to raid the vending machine at work or tear open that bag of potato chips in the pantry. [more…]

Pregnancy Cooking & Nutrition For Dummies Cheat Sheet

What you eat and drink throughout your pregnancy is critical to the growth and development of your baby. Healthy food choices, combined with a prenatal vitamin, provide the many critical nutrients your [more…]

Osteoporosis and Vitamin D

Osteoporosis is a brittle bone disease in which both the structure of the bone and its mineralization are reduced. Vitamin D deficiency may be a risk factor, especially for women. People with osteoporosis [more…]

Diagnosing and Treating Osteoporosis

Doctors diagnose osteoporosis by performing a bone densitometry test, which measures the amount of mineral per square centimeter of bone. The areas studied in a bone densitometry study are usually the [more…]

Important Milestones in Your Baby’s Development through Pregnancy

As your baby’s develops through your pregnancy, certain milestones are hit along the way. Here’s a summary of your baby’s development from conception to birth: [more…]

Eating Well and Keeping Fit and Healthy While Pregnant

During your pregnancy, ensuring you eat well and keep active is vital. Keep in mind that no single food can satisfy all of your nutritional needs and that nutritionists recommend a well-balanced diet. [more…]

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