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Diabetes Statistics

Statistics on diabetes seems to change every day. Understanding the statistics for diabetes can often be confusing. Between Type 1 and Type 2 there are so many percentages to remember! 34.2 million people, or 10.5% of the U.S. population, have diabetes. Did you know that over 95% of people with diabetes have Type 2? People like Tom […]

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Education On Cardiac Risk Factors

Teaching Others About Cardiac Risk Factors A cardiac risk factor is a habit or characteristic that increases a person’s chance of developing cardiovascular disease. Risk factors you can control: use of tobacco high blood pressure abnormal blood lipids being overweight lack of regular exercise diabetes or high blood sugar levels poor stress management Many people […]

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Enabling Your Patients To Manage Diabetes Through Meal Planning

Learning how to eat well is a very important part of managing diabetes. The right foods can help you keep your patients weight healthy and their blood sugars at a steady level. A diabetes meal plan is a plan that helps your patients understand how much food to eat and the right kinds of food […]

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The Best Cardiology Education Materials Have

The Best Cardiology Education Materials Have In general, patient-facing medical information can be difficult to use and understand. This is a serious issue. One of the biggest mistakes an educator can make is selecting materials that patients can’t use. Here are the biggest issues that we’ve seen in cardiac education materials: Materials are too hard […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Cardiology Patient Education Material

The more knowledge and better education patients have, the better they understand their disease and learn how to care for themselves. Cardiovascular disease can be overwhelming and there are many details to manage for long-term wellness. Patients need to understand what normal and abnormal heart functions are and what to do when their symptoms flare […]

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Resources for Diabetes Educators

Resources for Diabetes Educators   The first step in proper patient education is to know your audience. Diabetes patients come from all walks of life. Know the general demographics supported at your facility. Note that Spanish is spoken by at least 37 million people in the US today, according to PEW Research. Spanish is by far […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Education

Type 2 Diabetes As a patient education professional, you know Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that’s affecting more adults, children and family members than ever before. Healthcare is all about helping people, and your role in patient education is a huge part of its success. At HERC Publishing, our goal is to provide […]

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Help Patients With Their Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance (lipid) that is naturally produced in your body.  It circulates through your body in your blood. You need some cholesterol for normal body function; however if there is more cholesterol in your body that it can use or get rid of, the excess cholesterol builds up inside your arteries in the form […]

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