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It’s Not Just Water Vapor: Risk of Secondhand Vapor Exposure

June 6th, 2019 (No Comments)

It is hard to imagine that many people still believe that the vapor produced by e-cigarettes is harmless. They believe that the sweet smelling cloud produced by someone vaping nearby is just water vapor. The secondhand vapor from e-cigarettes actually contains many of the same chemicals that are found in traditional ones. These contaminants include […]

Mental Health for Teens with Type 1 Diabetes

May 23rd, 2019 (No Comments)

Research shows that diabetics are at higher risk for mood disorders and other mental illness. During the often tumultuous teenage years, it’s important for parents and caregivers of teens with diabetes to understand how diabetes and mental health interact. Why mental health is crucial for teens with diabetes According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetic […]

The Dangers of Hypoglycemia – New Educational Resources

April 18th, 2019 (No Comments)

One of the biggest fears of people living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and their caregivers is a low blood sugar event, also known as hypoglycemia. While people with T1D may not recognize the signs of dropping blood sugar, most know how dangerous it can be if left unnoticed or untreated. What is Hypoglycemia? Low […]

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month 2019

April 4th, 2019 (No Comments)

Each May we celebrate Asthma and Allergy Awareness month. Additionally, the first Tuesday of May is also designated as World Asthma Day. This year it falls on Tuesday May 7. The theme for this year’s World Asthma Day is ‘Stop for Asthma’. Each year the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) suggests activities to support asthma […]

Summer Camp for Everyone – Even Kids with Asthma!

March 7th, 2019 (No Comments)

Many families may already be planning for the upcoming summer. Attending camp is one of many rites of passage for children, and those with asthma shouldn’t have to miss out. We’ve previously shared tips for families of children with asthma on choosing and preparing for summer camp. This year we’d like to highlight a couple of […]

New OTC Primatene Mist Approved By FDA

February 7th, 2019 (No Comments)

Should you consider using it as part of your Asthma Treatment Plan? Primatene Mist ® was removed from the market back in 2011 due to the propellant used in the inhaler medication. Late last year the FDA approved a new over-the-counter version of the drug, which is now widely available. This new version uses the […]

Upcoming Diabetes Educational Event – Taking Control of Your Diabetes

January 24th, 2019 (No Comments)

Patient Education is one of our favorite topics here at Active Healthcare. We wanted to share the exciting news about an upcoming diabetes educational event coming to the Triangle area of North Carolina in a few months. Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) is a non-profit charitable educational organization that sponsors educational events in cities […]

Hidden Spots for Germs: Home, Office and Doctor’s Office

January 10th, 2019 (1 Comment)

The winter season is peak time for cold and flu. Getting vaccinated against the flu is always a good idea but remember that germs are sneaky and can lurk in the most unlikely places. Bacteria and viruses are spread by both direct and in-direct contact. A sick person can sneeze or cough near you. You […]

New Recommendations from the ADA: Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

December 20th, 2018 (No Comments)

The American Diabetes Association recently shared an updated position statement on the management of type 1 diabetes in children and Adolescents. This statement is an update to their previous position statement issued in 2005. Their statement highlights the common sense idea that children are not just mini-adults. Treatment plans for children with Type 1 diabetes […]

Time To Rake the Leaves – Fall Allergy Season

November 8th, 2018 (1 Comment)

Many of you may think that the springtime is the worst season for allergy sufferers. Everyone has different triggers, so the fall can also be troublesome for those with allergies and asthma. During the fall we enjoy beautiful scenery as the leaves change from green to brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange. As the […]

Asthma Sufferers – Plan for Fun at the NC State Fair

October 4th, 2018 (No Comments)

Are you excited about the North Carolina State Fair?

Teen Focus: Dangerous Duo – Type 1 Diabetes and Drinking

August 23rd, 2018 (3 Comments)

You might suspect that drinking alcohol would cause your body to react similarly to consuming other carbohydrates. Alcohol is filled with calories. The surprising difference is that alcohol needs to be processed by the liver. Teen type 1 diabetics who drink can actually experience a drop in their blood glucose (BG) levels as their liver […]

E-Cigarettes: Continued Health Threat for Youth

August 9th, 2018 (No Comments)

Kids are now facing a new threat that is taking over high schools and middle schools across the United States – a new type of E-cigarette called Juul. Many parents may lack information on how E-cigarettes are spreading throughout their children’s schools and in their own neighborhoods. Some teens and young adults find the E-cigarette […]

Surviving Summer Asthma Flare-Ups

July 5th, 2018 (No Comments)

Summer is here! People with asthma should always be prepared for asthma triggers as the weather continues to get hotter. You may experience triggers like coughing and shortness of breath due to the hot weather. Here are some tips for surviving summer asthma flare ups. Tip 1: Exercise smart. People with asthma may be more […]

Asthma Protection During Hurricane Season

June 6th, 2018 (No Comments)

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season? With June 1st being the beginning of hurricane season, what’s a better time to discuss how to protect yourself and your family from asthma triggers after a hurricane or tropical storm? Hurricanes produce high winds which blow pollen and mold spores into the air that can make asthma symptoms […]

Added Sugar Amounts Now on Nutrition Facts Panel

May 24th, 2018 (No Comments)

Nutrition News: Added Sugar Now on the Nutrition Facts Panel You may have already seen an updated Nutrition Facts label on products you’ve recently bought. Effective July 2018 the FDA will require that the Nutrition Facts label include a new category – added sugar. This category will be shown in the Total Carbohydrates section – […]

Fun Kids Asthma Awareness Activities

May 10th, 2018 (No Comments)

What’s better than sharing a fun website with your kids? Here is one to help them learn more about asthma for Asthma Awareness month. The name of the website is NoAttacks.org which is sponsored by the EPA. When you visit the website you will be drawn in by all of the bright colors and fun […]

Diabetes Rates Rise Among Children and Teens

April 19th, 2018 (No Comments)

The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported that new cases of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are on the rise in youth. Estimates indicate that in the United States, 29.1 million people live with diabetes. About 208,000 of those are younger than 20. While Type 2 diabetes has a strong correlation with […]

7 Asthma Myths for Asthma Awareness Month

April 12th, 2018 (No Comments)

Did you know that May is Asthma Awareness month? With spring in the air it is a perfect time to test your knowledge and learn more about asthma symptoms and triggers. Check out these seven asthma myths. Myth: All Asthma is the same There are several types of asthma but here are the most common […]

Insulin Delivery Methods – New Technology

March 22nd, 2018 (No Comments)

Diabetes patients get their insulin in a variety of ways. Options include multiple daily injections and insulin pumps. Each of these methods involves a needle stick. New insulin delivery methods promise needle-free insulin delivery. Insulin Patches There’s an appealing new way of delivering insulin that’s in the stages of early research – insulin patches. The […]

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