Optimizing Sleep with Diabetes

If you are like a third of American adults, you are probably not getting enough sleep or quality sleep. When I was younger, I used to envy those who thrived on five hours of sleep (or claimed they did) but now, I wish I could sleep more so I can feel more vibrant during the day. If you have diabetes, proper rest is critical so in this blog, I’ll share evidence and tips on the importance of sleep in diabetes management.Did you know that lack of sleep (less than seven hours per night) can have the following negative impacts:Make you hungrier and more likely to reach for caloric foods that are high in sugar, fat and carbs. I remember the desperately needed pizza runs during college while studying/cramming through the night – which led to the “freshman 15”. Lack of sleep decreases hormones promoting satiety and/or increases hormones promoting hunger so you get a double whammy of eating more and not being satisfied.Studies have shown the impact of sleep deprivation on Increased insulin resi...

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6 Companies That Are Taking Telemedicine By Storm

As with much of our “new normal,” consumers’ newfound telehealth habit won’t be going anywhere. Demand for telemedicine is expected to rise by 38% over the next five years as more and more patients become eager to take advantage of the convenience of digital healthcare.

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How American attitudes on telehealth have changed since the start of the pandemic

by Katie AdamsBefore the pandemic, 56.40 percent of Americans did not believe they could receive the same level of care from telehealth compared to in-person care, but recent polling shows 79.85 percent of Americans now say it is possible.Sykes surveyed 2,000 adults in March 2020 and March 2021 about their telehealth attitudes and experiences. Below are six more notable findings from the survey results, which were released April 6.In March 2020, 19.5 percent of Americans had a telehealth appointment, whereas 61.05 percent had in March 2021.In March 2020, 65.6 percent of Americans doubted the care quality provided in telehealth appointments, but in March 2021, 87.82 percent wanted to continue using telehealth services after the pandemic subsides.In March 2021, 85.52 percent of Americans said telehealth has made it easier to get the care they need.In March 2021, 64.05 percent of Americans said they would prefer to have parts of their annual physical conducted via telehealth.In March 2021...

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