Type 2 Diabetes

Right Insulin Type | the key to freedom from High Blood Sugar!

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If you’re a diabetes patient than chances are that insulin is a medicine that you have heard of and may have some familiarity with. Insulin is a hormone that is found in the body’s natural state however wif diabetes, insulin does not work as it should.  dis can cause life-threatening situations for the body. Here, we give you some basics about insulin. What is Insulin? Insulin is one of the major hormones in the body. It helps the body utilize glucose from food sources converting it into energy that can be utilized by the body’s cells and organs.  If insulin…

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Diabetes Epidemiology

Diabetes Epidemiology: CDC Report Analysis

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Today we wanted to take a few moments to talk about the epidemiology of diabetes.  Epidemiology looks at the distribution, patterns and risk factors of certain diseases within a population. In the United States, more than 100 million adults have diabetes which includes those who are diagnosed with diabetes and also those considered prediabetic. Prediabetes is a state where a patient does not quite yet have the diagnosis of diabetes; their blood glucose is high but not yet high enough to have the diagnosis of diabetes. Individuals with prediabetes will usually get diabetes if they don’t start to make some…

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Mind Body Connection: My Heart Health Journey

By | CABG, Diabetes, fitness motivation, Glucose Monitor, Health, heart disease, how to be healthy, Insulin, Medical, Patient Engagement, patient experience, patient story, Patient Understanding | No Comments

February is Heart Health Month and in light of this, we sat down with Tracey Long who recently underwent triple bypass surgery (CABG) due to her underlying heart disease.  Tracey has been gracious enough to share her personal experiences with us and speak to the mind body connection and how it saved her life.  How did you know you were having #hearthealth problems?  Share your story with us in the comments below. Dr. Pendharkar: Tracey, thank you so much for talking with us today!  I’d like to give people a window into your world so they can better understand your…

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Sven Gierlinger, Chief Patient Experience Office Talks Patient Experience!

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Patient Experience Week is April 24-28. In honor of this event, Dr. Pendharkar, Founder and CEO of Valeet Healthcare, sat down to chat with Sven Gierlinger, VP and Chief Patient Experience Officer at Northwell Health System, to discuss his perspectives on patient experience. Dr. Pendharkar: I understand you worked in the hospitality industry prior to healthcare. How did you make the transition into healthcare? Sven:  I was approached to go into healthcare by Henry Ford Health System. Henry Ford was opening a new hospital, and they wanted it to be very service centric — very hospitality focused. Hospitality, wellness, and…

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Welcome to the team, Alex Li!

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We’d like to welcome our latest team member, Alex Li!   Alex Li holds an M.S. from Columbia University in Mechanical Engineering with specific focus in Machine Learning and obtained a fellowship at NYC Data Science Academy. Previously, he worked as a Research and Development engineer in the Medical Device industry where he performed experimental designs, data acquisition, and data analysis to develop new manufacturing prototypes to improve existing process. With special interest in recommendation algorithms, he implemented a hybrid recommendation system for top rated beer that consists of content-based and collaborative filtering methods. Alex likes to play tennis and…

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