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by R. Keith Campbell Rph, FAADE, CDE

Last month the topic of men’s sex health and diabetes was covered. Sexual disorders in men, whether they have diabetes or not, are more obvious than sexual problems in women with diabetes. However, just like men, the subject of sexual disorders is seldom if ever confronted by health care providers (HCP).

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by R. Keith Campbell Rph, FAADE, CDE

Research shows that when men see a health care professional (HCP), the issue of sexual health is seldom if ever discussed. This is simply sad. Individuals who have a well-balanced and happy life usually need to be in a loving, caring and sexually active relationship.

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by R. Keith Campbell RPh, FAADE, CDE

I bet that all of you enjoyed playing “this little piggy went to market.” Toes and feet are important and require special attention if you have diabetes. I was diagnosed with diabetes soon after I was eight years old. I was sent to a diabetes education program taught by an endocrinologist/diabetes specialist.

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by David Hite PhD

Living with a chronic condition is difficult. Depression is twice as common in diabetic patients as in the general population. Every day, they face challenges that can wear them down. It’s easy for them to become discouraged or feel overwhelmed, struggling to take action, leading to Diabetes Burnout. Helping patients find and maintain their motivation is the foundation of any successful self-care action plan.

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by R. Keith Campbell RPh, FAADE, CDE

Happy New Year! If you are like me, you are getting messages from every direction to make a resolution to eat healthier and exercise more. These resolutions are often related to losing weight. If you are making a resolution to lose weight, be sure to include goals that are measurable, realistic, flexible, and based on a specific timeline.

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by David Hite PhD

Last month I introduced the 5Ms, a diabetes self-care model designed to empower patients by introducing tools that support their efforts to better manage blood sugars.

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by Kim Coy DeCoste RN, MSN, CDE

As diabetes educators, we often find ourselves in unplanned situations when teaching DSME Classes. One I could have never predicted happened last spring when I found myself teaching class in a basement bathroom that also served as a storm shelter. Spring storms in Kentucky often spawn tornadoes, and that was the case on this day.

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