The CDC states that 34 million people living in the United States have diabetes and approximately 20% of them don’t even know they have it.
The fact that the CDC believes that 20% of the people in the United States with diabetes don’t know they have diabetes is sad to me. That means there are a lot of people who are feeling bad, feeling tired or even feeling stuck in their bodies. Even worse they don't know why they feel that way or that they have the ability to change how they feel.
I’m very concerned about my right shoulder, it hurts all the time. It doesn’t matter if it’s hanging by my side or if I’m moving it, my shoulder hurts. It’s not like I’m in severe pain it’s more like it’s a tired or nagging pain. I keep moving and changing positions but I can’t find a comfortable position. Even at night it aches. It’s not bad enough that I can’t move but it’s just constantly there, and at the end of the day my arm just feels tired. I don’t know how to make it stop. I’m really worried that if I go to the doctor they’re gonna tell me I need surgery or injections. Is that what you think also. Any help or clarification would be nice.
Have you ever wondered why it matters if you have diabetes? “I just take a pill and that fixes it right?” Is a quote from someone in my family.
Having diabetes is hard on your body, let's talk about how it affects your heart.
Having diabetes means your body has a hard time absorbing sugar from your bloodstream into your body which increases the viscosity (thickness) of your blood. It also means that your muscles, brain and organs have a more difficult time getting the energy they need to work.
At the end of a session a patient asked me “Why does my shoulder pop? The pop isn’t painful and it doesn’t seem to limit my range of motion. But it pops all the time.”
I like this question because this “pop” is something so many people have but since it doesn’t hurt they brush it off.
First, it’s very common for shoulders to pop or click when you raise or reach your arms overhead. So, if your shoulder pops or clicks once in a while when you raise your arm there is nothing to be worried about. However, if you are noticing that with your shoulder pops frequently that could be the start of a problem.
WE HELP ACTIVE ADULTS OVERCOME THEIR ACHES AND PAINS TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WITHOUT MEDICATION, INJECTIONS OR SURGERIES.
Dr. Molly McDonald