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Age 65 years or older - 10.9 million, or 26.9% of all people in this age group have diabetes.
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Just Diagnosed With Diabetes? Here's Help

Just Diagnosed With Diabetes? Here's Help | Diabetes and Seniors | Scoop.it
Hearing the words you have diabetes scares some, upsets others, and overwhelms most. Yes, it's serious, and yes, you'll need to make some adjustments.
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The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes | Diabetes and Seniors | Scoop.it
Heart Disease: The Diabetes Connection. People with diabetes have an elevated risk of heart disease. Learn more.
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Seniors Living with Diabetes: Understanding What Medicare Pays For.

Seniors Living with Diabetes: Understanding What Medicare Pays For. | Diabetes and Seniors | Scoop.it
Medicare Part B covers some diabetes-specific supplies and services, including blood glucose testing monitors, blood glucose test strips, lancet devices, lancets, glucose control solutions, medical nutrition therapy and diabetes self-management...
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Zack Brown's comment, February 19, 2014 8:16 AM
Part D of Medicare also includes a variety of coverage options to aid in the payment of prescriptions. Another big thing about Part D is that it's optional and Patients arent forced to pay for this part of Medicare.
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Diabetes Myths - American Diabetes Association

Diabetes Myths - American Diabetes Association | Diabetes and Seniors | Scoop.it

There are a number of common misunderstandings about what causes diabetes, the effects of diabetes, and how diabetes can be managed.

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Diabetes Risk Test - American Diabetes Association

Diabetes Risk Test - American Diabetes Association | Diabetes and Seniors | Scoop.it
Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? Take our test to find out.
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Peripheral Neuropathy & Diabetes: Tips on Foot & Skin Care

Peripheral Neuropathy & Diabetes: Tips on Foot & Skin Care | Diabetes and Seniors | Scoop.it

"When you have peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes, your feet and skin need extra care and attention. Very small, repetitive injuries to the feet - like those caused by poorly fitting shoes - can lead to bigger problems, says Tom Elasy, MD, director of the Diabetes Clinic at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. "Calluses, blisters, sores, infections, and foot ulcers may appear on numb areas of the foot because pressure or injury goes unnoticed. This happens simply because you can't feel the problem."

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