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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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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No More Diabetes: The Not-So-Secret Side Effect of Weight Loss Surgery

It’s not a new notion that bariatric surgery, especially gastric bypass, often puts patients’ diabetes into remission. It’s something that weight loss surgeons have long known by witnessing the phenomenon in their own patients.

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Diabetes Fair Set for Nov. 5

If you have diabetes, think you may have diabetes, or are at high risk of developing this disease, make plans now to attend the free Diabetes Services Fair in the Blount Memorial Hospital auditorium on Monday, Nov. 5, 6-7:30 p.m.

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Can Bariatric Surgery Alleviate Diabetes?

Can bariatric surgery alleviate diabetes? For those who lose weight and maintain weight loss, the answer is “yes.” Obesity and Type 2 diabetes often go hand in hand. An obese person is twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, and a morbidly obese person is ten times more likely. Millions of Americans have been […]

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