Bad Doctor, Good Patient AND Good Doctor, Bad Patient: Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Care

Dr. Edelman takes on the role of an indifferent, judgy doctor and Dr. Pettus plays a clueless patient in these exaggerated scenarios that emphasize the importance of good communication during doctor’s appointments.

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Counting Sheep & Losing Sleep: The Link Between Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

If you’ve ever “accidentally” elbowed your partner in the ribs because he or she snores like a bulldozer, sleep apnea may actually be the culprit. Diabetes PA Chris Sadler shares his own experience with sleep apnea, and he explains the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options available.

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Vascular Complications: No Thanks, I’ll Pass!

The blood vessels in your body are like the pipes running through your home. The whole vascular system is the pipeline through which blood travels, carrying oxygen and nutrients to tissues. Chronically high blood sugar, high cholesterol and high blood pressure can cause damage to the walls of these ‘pipes’ leading to vascular complications, but these types of complications can be prevented.

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How to Deal: Diabetes Complications

No matter how long you have had type 1 diabetes, complications are something we all fear.  You might be complication free but waiting for that dreaded shoe to drop, or you might be dealing with multiple complications and struggling with the guilt and blame.  This talk is structured as a group therapy session for type 1s that want to talk about what we all are trying to avoid.  Leave your judgment and blame at the door for this emotional ride.

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