Join us for “Diabetes and Your Feet: What You Can’t Feel Can Hurt You,” a free class offered by Dr. Merena. The class takes place on September 20 from 6-7 p.m. at the UVM Medical Center’s Davis Auditorium. This class is offered as part of our HealthSource series of classes. Learn more and register at […]

Diabetes is a growing problem in our country. One out of three Americans adults have what is called pre-diabetes. Ninety percent of those people don’t even know that they have that condition. Finding out is important, because up to a third of people who have it go on to develop diabetes itself within five years. Dr. Stephen […]

I often tell my patients that diabetes is a numbers game. We know from medical research that keeping your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels within a desired range can dramatically reduce the risk of developing complications from diabetes. Every year, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) publishes guidelines for the medical care of patients […]

Could you have diabetes or prediabetes and not know it? March 28 is the American Diabetes Association’s “Alert Day 2017.” Diabetes Alert Day is an annual “wake-up call” asking the public to take the “Diabetes Risk Test” to find out whether they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and learn more about the […]

Vermonters know that winters can be long and challenging. Unfortunately, winter can be even more challenging for people who live with diabetes. Diabetes management can be complicated when we are ill or injured. And some people with diabetes have impaired circulation which may make them more prone to frostbite as well as delayed bone healing with fractures. These […]

Despite nationwide efforts to reduce sugar intake and increase activity, diabetes rates continue to increase nationwide. About 8 percent of Vermonters have diabetes, nearly double the rate of 20 years ago. About 16,000 Vermonters are unaware that they have the condition. Like hypertension and hyperlipidemia, diabetes is yet another illness that often goes undetected. This […]

Approximately 29.1 million people or about 9.0 percent the United States population have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a common and increasingly prevalent chronic disease, which accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Another 79 million, or 35 percent of adults in the United States age 20 years or older, […]

We are in the middle of summer vacation season. A great vacation typically consists of a change in daily routine with travel to new places, eating more restaurant meals and more physical activities, such as hiking and swimming. If you have diabetes, some planning ahead will help you maintain good blood glucose control and prevent […]

March 24 is American Diabetes Association “Alert Day,” a one-day “wake-up call” asking the public to take the “Diabetes Risk Test” to find out whether they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Linda Tilton, certified diabetes educator, explains who is at risk and how to lower your risk for diabetes. Currently, 30 million […]

Did you know that it is National Diabetes Month? Diabetes is a condition where there is too much blood sugar in the bloodstream. It can leave you feeling very tired, thirsty, and needing to urinate a lot. Left untreated it can have long-term effects on the nervous system, the kidneys, vision, and the heart. For […]