Childhood Obesity and Diabetes Rates


Diabetes is becoming a huge health issue in this country and the biggest reason is because of the problem of childhood obesity. Young children are more overweight, and as a result, diabetes is going to occur more commonly in them, and the problems associated with diabetes, at younger ages, and that is a key concern. One of the big issues we have is that people will have heart disease, obesity, and other related problems, including kidney problems, at earlier ages. It’s critical that we look into it and make changes.


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Importance of Staying Hydrated

Importance of Staying Hydrated

Dehydration is a problem that can really creep up on people and it’s tough on the kidneys. You need to drink plenty of fluids, plenty of water. If you don’t, you’re going to find that you can actually have muscle tightness and stiffness. You can have kidney issues; you can actually feel more tense. You want to get fluid into your system and one of the best ways is by drinking plenty of water. It will help you out. Hydration is good for the skin. It’s good for the overall body. So drink plenty of water throughout the day.

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Tight Control of Diabetes

Tight Control of Diabetes

The term is tight control, and over time, we are learning that when it comes to diabetes, tight control may be the most important phrase in medicine. By tight control, we mean controlling the blood sugar with diet, insulin or oral pills. Over time, uncontrolled blood sugar starts to damage many parts of the body. For instance, in the kidney, it can damage the tiniest of blood vessels, leading to high blood pressure and destruction of the kidney. Yet, when the sugar is controlled and blood pressure is closely monitored, much of the damage of the kidneys can be avoided.

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Taking Control of Diabetes

Taking Control of Diabetes

As more people are diagnosed with diabetes, there is a major issue in medicine…trying to motivate people to take ownership of their condition and aggressively attack it to prevent long-term problems like kidney and heart disease. There are several key things that you can do to help when you are dealing with diabetes. The first thing is that diabetes is not a cause of adult blindness, kidney failure, and amputation. That’s right. It’s poorly controlled diabetes that’s the problem. If you keep it in check, there is reason for hope. Also, make a partnership with your doctor. You need someone to talk to who can understand your condition. If he or she does not help, find someone who can. Another key point; make certain you see your eye doctor each year, have a foot exam annually, and talk with your doctor about urine screening and a test called the hemoglobin A1C, which can help monitor how you’re doing.

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Urinary Tract Infections Need to Be Treated

Urinary Tract Infections Need to Be Treated

Urinary tract infections can be serious health problems. One of the problems with urinary tract infections is the fact that they often go undiagnosed or ignored. If they are ignored, one of the things you have to do realize is that long-term it can affect the kidneys. You just can’t ignore a urinary tract infection and let it run amok. You have to make sure that antibiotics are given and the proper protection is there. Then, if you control it, you won’t have that great degree of difficulty.

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