SHREVEPORT, La. - Willis-Knighton Health System is joining KTBS 3 on Diabetes Alert Day, Tuesday, March 23, to promote blood glucose screenings. Diabetes Alert Day, a project of the American Diabetes Association, draws attention to the growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes in the United States.
SHREVEPORT, La. - Tuesday, March 23, is the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day. With 7.2 million adults living in the United States who are unaware they have the disease, Diabetes Alert Day encourages individuals to find out if they are at risk and how to reduce that risk.
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Tuesday is Diabetes Alert Day. It is a day of awareness and to stress the importance of knowing one’s risk and being tested for diabetes.
Diabetes shouldn't control your life, but you do need to keep an eye on your diet. The food you eat could have a major impact on your health. Willis-Knighton Health System is here to help.
SHREVEPORT, La. -- Around 34 million Americans have diabetes. That number is expected to double by 2050, according to Dr. Laura Kimball-Ravari, an endocrinologist at Willis Knighton Health System.
Research from Queen Mary University of London has concluded that there is convincing evidence that type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of Parkinson's disease. The same study found that there was also evidence that type 2 diabetes may contribute to faster disease progression …
People who reverse their prediabetes may lower the risk of heart attack, stroke and death, a new study suggests.With prediabetes, a person has blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but lower than the threshold for a diabetes diagnosis. Even so, people with prediabetes are more likel…
SHREVEPORT, La. - Defeating Diabetes is an annual project for KTBS & KPXJ CW 21. We want to inform, and educate the public about the disease, and potential complications, and prevent the disease. A healthy diet, and proper exercise can delay the onset of diabetes, or reduce your risk factors.
The numbers are staggering. 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 84 million have prediabetes—a number that only gets more dire when you consider its associated healthcare price tag of $327 billion.
Cataracts are not the only threat to the eyes of a diabetic. Brenda Teele found several other conditions pose a threat, like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
You may have heard that diabetes causes eye problems and may lead to blindness. People with diabetes do have a higher risk of blindness than people without diabetes. But, it can be managed.
Cooking at home doesn’t have to be complicated! Following a recipe, even a simple one, can feel like a chore, but you don’t always need a recipe.
BATON ROUGE, La. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s registered dietitians will lead a Facebook Live event series to share healthy lifestyle tips for people who are living with diabetes. Events in this series will take place on Wellness Wednesdays, broadcasting at noon from the Blue …
Staying home and limiting your contact with other people is the most effective way to stay safe and avoid COVID-19. However, some trips outside are essential, like shopping for groceries. Read on for simple tips to make grocery shopping safer.
SHREVEPORT, La - According to the American Heart Association, 68% of people age 65 or older with diabetes die from some form heart disease. But according to doctors, you can control many contributing factors and decrease your chances of heart disease.
TEXARKANA, Texas - January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and brings attention to diabetes since the disease doubles your odds of developing the eye condition.
SHREVEPORT, La - The numbers are staggering. 30-million Americans have diabetes and another 84-million have prediabetes. Those numbers only get more dire when you consider its associated healthcare price tag of $327 billion.
Abstaining from food for 16 to 18 hours a day could be key to treating a variety of health conditions -- even if you've got to train yourself to push past the hunger.
Nearly a quarter of young adults and a fifth of adolescents in the United States have prediabetes, according to a recent study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
SHREVEPORT, La - Diabetes is a leading cause of health problems, including heart disease, kidney failure, high blood pressure, stroke, blindness, and neuropathy.
(CNN) - The Federal Aviation Administration is set to allow pilots with insulin-treated diabetes to apply to fly commercial airliners, according to a Department of Transportation official who spoke with CNN.