Posts From December, 2016

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. The chronic inflammatory lung disease causes airflow from the lungs to become obstructed and symptoms vary from shortness of breath, coughing and decline in activity level. November is National COPD Awareness Month. While this is a time to bring… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 4 2016

Protect Your Skin from Diabetes-Related Complications | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Protect Your Skin From Diabetes-Related Complications

WHEN BLOOD GLUCOSE levels rise too high, the immune system has a harder time fighting infections. That’s why people with diabetes are more likely to develop skin infections following surgery or a minor injury. Non-healing wounds can develop anywhere on the body, but people with diabetes most commonly notice them on their feet. Why? Diabetes can… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 1 2016

Managing Diabetes Today and in the Future | Summit Healthcare | Show Low, AZ

Managing Diabetes Today and in the Future

SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS are essential to staying well and slowing the progress of diabetes. Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes Learn all you can. Diabetes is a life-long diagnosis for most people. Manage your emotions. Being diagnosed can trigger feelings of guilt, stress, or panic. Build a support system. Your doctors, loved ones, and counselors can help. Make gradual… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 1 2016

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