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Diabetes Complications Disability:

Amongst all chronic diseases, complications of diabetes cause the longest duration of disability and dementia, the second most expensive annual cost for treatment and, directly and indirectly, the third most common cause of death in the USA.

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Diabetes-Obesity Very Expensive:

If you have Overweight Diabetes, rising costs for medical care make it likely that your out-of-pocket expenses will be a least $5,000/year more for you than for everybody else who is just like you except you have diabetes.

Diabetes and its association with obesity is the most expensive cause of chronic illness and disability in the USA. Grouped together, both are caused by eating too much and too little exercise. Both also contribute to cost as major causes of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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Chronic illness accounts for 86% of all healthcare spending which takes more than 17% of GDP and more than $10,000 per person every year. Too many calories taken in and too few used for energy can be corrected and would save more than 10% of total healthcare costs in the USA.

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It takes skill to eat less and exercise more than most of the people around you. That’s the way to escape the overweight inactive diabetes epidemic.

Good health requires controlling chronic medical illnesses by what we do for ourselves and our families. Each of us can enhance quality as well as length of life. We can't buy good health, we have to learn the skill and earn the benefit by rational action. We can train you to improve your health skill.

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What To Do?

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This overweight diabetes epidemic is increasing in severity and spreading nationally at an alarming rate. Consuming more calories and doing less exercise spreads by popular example and advertising.

Increasing? Where and How Much?

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Thank you to all of the new people who continue to come to TeleMedVIP to work with one of the physicians or participate in the Wellness services. We continue to refine the website to hopefully make it easier to navigate and answer questions. We have some exciting things in the pipeline, one of them being a program to address Type II Diabetes coming online shortly. Dr. Herd will be contributing a series of blogs around this topic too.

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you have likely seen that the fellow in our logo is called Strandie™. We plan to begin updating the blog on a regular basis very soon. If you wish to email us questions, please send them to info@telemedvip.com.

Gerald

Constant movement, constant activities, lack of time, taking care of everyone else- most of us fall into the trap of taking care of everyone and everything but ourselves. There is a reason that when we receive the instructions from flight attendants they ask us to secure our own oxygen mask before helping others...

Many people only see their doctor when something is wrong, and they cannot power through it any longer. I have been guilty of this on many occasions. There is another way to approach your health though, where your physician and team spend time working for you to help preserve your health through wellness and prevention. This can increase your energy level, happiness, productivity, and the amount of time you spend with your love...

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Thank you for visiting us here as we get started with a new way of doing things but in a way that also brings back the old country doctor approach in its delivery. Helping preserve your health is our focus here at TeleMedVIP. We aim to do that by utilizing a different approach that allows you to spend time getting to know your physician as your physician also gets to know you. TeleMedVIP utilizes a proactive, anticipatory approach designed to preserve your health and, when necessary, speed your return to good health through your Health Preservation Plan. Individualized medicine puts the focus on you and your uniqueness as everyone is different. We want to establish what is normal for you. With a focus on prevention, your physician and yo...

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