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Diabetes Late Nite Podcast Inspired by Carly Simon 10/12 by DivaTalkRadio [Video]

We’re talking about how to get over the fear and anxiety about speaking publically about your diabetes and related health issues (including depression and sleep apnea) with music from Carly Simon. Grammy winner Carly Simon has recorded over 30 albums, won two Grammies, and an Academy Award. Carly Simon managed to accomplish her dreams by overcoming severe stuttering and painful migraines to achieve her success. When I was a young child,? Carly Simon has revealed, ?I had a stammer. And the only time it went away was when I sang. One day, my mother said to me, ‘Don’t speak it, sing it.’ And that’s what I did.? Leading advocates share their journeys and tools that help them: FreeStyle Libre 2 App, CPAP machines, and a new line of baked good mixes, TruEats. The FreeStyle Libre system measures glucose levels through a small sensor applied to the back of your upper arm. It provides real-time glucose readings for up to 10 days, both day and night. Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. A CPAP machine uses a hose and mask or nosepiece to deliver constant and steady air pressure. Guests include the Director of Content of the sleep sites of Pillar4 Media, Marten Carlson, and Plus-Size Fashion and Tavel Blogger, LGBTQ+ Influencer, Alysse Dalessandro Santiago. October’s Divabetic podcast features music from Carly Simon’s Coming Around Again album courtesy of SONY Music.

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Checking on Your Heart [Video]

Its a routine part of every doctors visit. We are listening for the rate of the heartbeat, how many beats per minute, whether there are any irregularities, whether we can hear any murmurs, which would indicate a valve issue, explained Dr. Ravi Ramaswami, a family medicine physician with Lee Health. Concerns that can be detected if the heart rhythm changes. So normally the heartbeats, it just goes one, two, one, two. When there is an irregularity, it could be one, one-two, three, one two, four, three, two, he said. But he says, an irregular heartbeat is not common, and it doesnt always indicate a serious problem. Rhythm of the heart can be related to either some kind of cardiac condition or it can be completely benign. It could be the heart arteries, it could be the valves, and also there are electrical impulses that govern the heartbeat, said Dr. Ramaswami. To get a better understanding, doctors may recommend an electrocardiogram, also known as an EKG, to investigate further. They strap some leads on you and then look at the reading that comes out on a paper that reveals the conduction of the heart, he said. An EKG can show cardiac enlargement, arrhythmias, cardiac irregularities, even show if a patient has had a previous heart attack. If needed, patients may be referred to a cardiologist for further treatment. View More Health Matters video segments at LeeHealth.org/Healthmatters/ Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, weve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health – Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit LeeHealth.org