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The Diabetes Digest

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The amount of information you can find online about diabetes is almost enough to dissuade anyone from spending any real time reading about it. Still, it seems logical that bloggers, writers, and businesses alike are so adamant about sharing this information given how common diabetes actually is. Not only that, but a lot of people still seem to have a hard time understanding what diabetes is, why or how people get it, or what it means for those who have it. Think of the following article as a simple digest that you can share to help your friends or family members better understand more about diabetes. About Diabetes First, we need to talk briefly about what diabetes actually is. Diabetes is one of the most common diseases known to mankind. Medically referred to as diabetes mellitus, it is a metabolic disease that causes persistently high levels of sugar in your blood. If left untreated, these high blood sugar levels can cause blindness, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack, stro ...

8 Sure Ways to Beat Your Allergies

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Almost a quarter of all Americans suffer from Allergies, while more than half of all Americans test positive to at least one allergen. Yet, despite being well-studied and increasingly more common, allergies continue to wreak havoc. Many people rely on both prescription and non-prescription medications to mediate their symptoms, but they are often not enough. That being said, here are 8 sure ways to beat your allergies. 1. Make Your Home Allergy-Proof Even those with outdoor allergies may find themselves feeling only mildly better after taking shelter in their homes. If you are one of these people, it may be because allergens are finding their way inside. Allergy-proofing your home can be an effective way of stopping those pesky allergies and making your life more comfortable. Do you use fans to cool your home? Fans tend to draw air in from the outside, dragging those annoying outdoor allergens in with it. Try using an air conditioner instead. This way, you can keep cool while keeping ...

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