All About Diabetes And Your Health

All About Diabetes And Your Health

Join our host Olga Villaverde and internal medicine Physician Dr. Yeisel Barquín as they have a conversation about diabetes and the effects it has on your health. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel or visit us at — About All Health TV. Created by South Florida PBS, a member station of PBS, the most trusted institution […]

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Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease

Dr. Bernie Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health Medical Group, explains Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a condition where patients have high blood glucose levels or high cholesterol that causes atherosclerosis or narrowing of the arteries in the lower extremities. He also says there is a difference between patients that have diabetes and those […]

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PAD: Risk Factors

PAD: Risk Factors

Dr. Bernie Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health Medical Group, says the typical risk factors for PAD are those that cause atherosclerosis, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking. He also says age and family history are also red flags to be aware of. He recommends not being sedentary and stop […]

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Learning about Prediabetes

Learning about Prediabetes

Dr. Deepa Sharma, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, says prediabetes is considered as potentially serious because of other risk factors, like obesity and cholesterol. She explains it is becoming more common, because they are detecting it more, and because people have a diet full of processed foods.

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Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D) Risk Factors

Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D) Risk Factors

Atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking are some of the Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D) risk factors. Dr. Ashok Mittal, Cardiovascular Specialist with Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, says smoking damages the interior lining of the blood vessels, and obesity is an inflammatory condition. “It causes inflammation of the inner […]

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Risk Factors of P.A.D.

Risk Factors of P.A.D.

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease) is caused by many factors. Some of them are diabetes, smoking history, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and known atherosclerosis in another vascular bed. Age is a key factor, being 50-65 with at least one risk factor for atherosclerosis or being younger than 50 years old but having diabetes can be […]

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Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose

Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose

How do you monitor glucose levels at home? Is it possible? Jennifer Miles Nyugen, Specialty Pharmacist Clinical Coordinator with Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute and Baptist Health Primary Care, and Amy Kimberlain, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, walk us through what a typical self-monitoring of blood glucose device is.

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The Role of Triglycerides in Atherosclerosis

The Role of Triglycerides in Atherosclerosis

The particles travel through the blood and they’re meant to be going to the liver, where they can be eliminated. However, when something, such as tobacco, processed foods, stress or not getting enough sleep, erodes of inflames the endothelium and plaque appears, explains Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Deputy Chief of Cardiology with Miami Cardiac & Vascular […]

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Is type 2 diabetes preventable? Jennifer Miles Nyugen, Specialty Pharmacist Clinical Coordinator with Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute and Baptist Health Primary Care, explains how this broad spectrum of conditions is impacting different areas of the body. ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel: . . Follow us on social media: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: . . […]

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