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Diabetes – Dr. David Shafer

More than 23 million Americans, one out of every 12, now suffers with Type II Diabetes. Type II Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness and non-traumatic amputations. Untreated, it will dramatically shorten life while robbing it of quality. The U.T. Health Science Center’s Dr. David Shafer talks about diagnosing, treating and avoiding Type II Diabetes.

What is Type II diabetes and why is it so prevalent? (first question)

What is it about carrying extra weight that puts us at greater risk of developing diabetes? (skip to 1:17)

Who is at risk for developing Type II diabetes? (skip to 2:04)

What are the symptoms of diabetes and how is it diagnosed? (skip to 2:57)

What are some of the myths and misunderstandings regarding diabetes? (skip to 3:55)

Why are feet and eyes so adversely affected by diabetes? (skip to 5:13)

What is the A1C blood test and why is it so important? (skip to 7:55)

What happens to someone who is diagnosed with Type II diabetes and doesn’t take it seriously? (skip to 8:44)

Insect & Bug Bites – Dr. Greg Johnson

Summer is the season for insect and bug bites, particularly in East Texas. Most bites are little more than a nuisance. But sometimes, an insect or spider bite, a wasp sting or a bee sting can be very serious. U.T. Health Science Center emergency room chief Dr. Greg Johnson talks about insect and bug bites in this installment of Health Connection.

When does a mosquito bite become something about which to be concerned? (first question)

What are the symptoms of and treatment for West Nile Virus? (skip to 0:35)

What is the best way to remove a tick? (skip to 1:30)

What is the likelihood of contracting Lyme’s Disease from a tick? (skip to 2:00)

How common are Brown Recluse and Black Widow spider bites in this part of the world? (skip to 3:11)

What are the symptoms of a dangerous spider bite? (skip to 3:44)

What if I don’t know what bit me but it just seems to be getting worse? (skip to 5:12)

What are some practical ways to avoid insect and spider bites? (skip to 6:14)

What repellents work best and do they work on all insects and bugs? (skip to 6:55)

How do you treat bee and wasp stings? (skip to 7:57)

What is the likelihood of a severe allergic reaction to a bee or wasp sting? (skip to 8:53)