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Diabetes—A Growing Epidemic
There isn’t a cure for diabetes, but it can be controlled. Healthy lifestyle habits, taking medicine as needed, getting diabetes self-management education, and keeping appointments with your healthcare team can greatly reduce its impact on your life.
How you care for your teeth and gums can directly impact the health of your body. Good oral health can help prevent chronic disease like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Learn about healthy routines for all ages, from babies to adults. It truly is the little things that count—all 32 of them.
Obesity affects 1 in 5 children and teens. A lot of factors play a role in this growing health problem. But all children impacted by obesity have one thing in common—increased health risks, like diabetes.
Getting Shots: Help Your Child Have a Better Visit
Children don’t understand that vaccines are the good guys. We use long, pointy needles to inject them, even after telling kids not to touch sharp objects. So who can blame them for being nervous or afraid at the doctor’s office? Here are some tips to help calm a scary visit.
Today, more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese. Too much weight can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and more. You’re not alone. Capital BlueCross is here to help.