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 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 […]

CDC Reports Drop in US Asthma Rates

March 8th, 2018 (No Comments)

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released data on the state of childhood asthma in their CDC Vital Signs: Asthma in Children – United States report. The news is good – there has been a drop in asthma rates. The number of children that experienced an asthma attack in the past year has declined […]

Exercise and Blood Sugar Control for Kids with Diabetes

February 22nd, 2018 (No Comments)

There are many good reasons for anyone with diabetes to participate in a regular exercise program. But what are the important considerations about exercise and blood sugar control for kids with diabetes? Exercise can stabilize blood sugar levels and help maintain a healthy weight. Excess body fat prevents insulin from working to its full potential […]

5 Keys to a Fun and Safe Summer Camp Experience for Kids with Asthma and Allergies

February 8th, 2018 (No Comments)

Summer may seem years away when you are wearing a scarf and lots of layers on a cold winter’s day. It will be here before you know it. What is your favorite memory of summer camp? Do you have happy memories of canoeing, campfires or maybe even sleeping under the stars? Summer camp is a […]

Summer Camp for Everyone: Even Kids with Diabetes!

January 25th, 2018 (No Comments)

Many of us have fond memories of summer camp like singing around campfires, roasting marshmallows, creating arts and crafts treasures and swimming in cool refreshing lakes. Perhaps we’ll try to suppress the memories of itchy mosquito bites, rain soaked clothing, and ‘interesting’ food offerings. Good or bad, summer camp is definitely a rite of passage. […]

Cold Weather Tips for Asthma Sufferers

January 11th, 2018 (No Comments)

North Carolina is typically known for its mild winters. 2018 looks to be off to a very chilly start! People who suffer from asthma may be caught off guard when the weather forecast turns unusually cold. As with most things, preparation is the key to keeping asthma under control. Cold Air = Increased Lung Inflammation […]

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