Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that affects how our body uses blood sugar (glucose). The body needs glucose. It is the cells’ primary source of energy. Without it, the tissues and muscles of the body won’t be able to carry out regular functions well. What causes Diabetes? The underlying cause of diabetes depends on […]

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American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. About Diabetes Diabetes is a condition that occurs when your blood glucose (also known as your blood sugar) is too high. The blood glucose is the body’s main source of energy […]

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Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Premier Surgical’s Access Center helps patients suffering from Kidney Disease. Diabetes mellitus is a lifelong disease that has been growing at an epidemic rate in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30 million Americans have diabetes. There are two basic types of diabetes; classified as type 1 […]

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Vascular Access Center Dedicated to Diabetes Care

A recent National Diabetes Statistics Report revealed that over 20 million Americans have diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how the body handles the glucose in the blood. There are two common types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Unlike Type 1 diabetes, people with Type 2 do not have a problem […]

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3 Steps To Prevent Limb Loss

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500 Americans lose a limb each day. While trauma or cancer are sometimes the cause of limb loss, most patients at the Premier Surgical Limb Preservation Center in Knoxville are typically at risk of losing a limb due to chronic health issues such as […]

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Managing Vascular Disease Through Exercise & Lifestyle

  Dr. Deanna L. Nelson, a vascular surgeon with Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville, vascular disease is a systemic disease which is not cured, it’s managed. The arteries, veins, and lymph vessels in your body make up your vascular system, and are designed to move blood, oxygen, and fluids efficiently. Any condition that impedes this […]

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Type 2 Diabetes & Obesity – Can We Treat Diabetes Through Obesity Treatments?

Not all people with Type 2 diabetes are the same and the cause of Type-2 diabetes has not been fully explained, but obesity is considered the primary risk factor. More than 90 percent of individuals with Type 2 diabetes are affected by obesity. Also, being affected by obesity increases the risk of developing diabetes 93-fold […]

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The Effectiveness Of Weight Loss Surgery

An article published by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) highlights a study regarding the increasing efficacy of various bariatric surgeries over the years – including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, and sleeve gastrectomy. According to a co-author of the study, research data continues to suggest that bariatric surgery is not only […]

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