Columns by Merle Myerson, M.D.
September 2014 - Should I Have Cardiac Testing?
Stress tests can help determine your cardiovascular risk factors
June 2013 - Metabolic Syndrome and Prediabetes
Treating metabolic risk factors can help prevent progression to diabetes.
July 2012 - An Aspirin a Day?
What people with diabetes should know about taking aspirin.
March 2012 - FDA Announces Safety Changes in Labels on Statin Drugs
Treatment remains key to decreasing risk of heart disease.
Dec. 2011 - Cardiovascular Laboratory Testing Q&A
Understanding your lipid results.
Sept. 2011 - Treating Abnormal Lipids
Lifestyle changes, possibly medications required to bring you back to middle ground.
June 2011 - Know Your Blood Pressure
Get the numbers to avoid hypertension.
March 2011 - Triglycerides — The Less "Famous" Lipid
Necessary fat yet another to watch out for.
Low-Fat Pumpkin Muffins with Crunchy Topping Whole Wheat Banana Mini Muffins Beet, Onion and Orange Salad Orange Thyme Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, and Vegetables Fresh and Natural Applesauce Mango-Papaya Rice Ambrosia Spicy Salad Nicoise Easy Bean Salad Chicken Rolls Stuffed with Spinach and Feta Cheese Rhubarb Tea
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...