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How Does Diabetes Impact Coronary Heart Disease?

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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition that affects people of all ages. The main characteristic of this disease is having too much sugar (or glucose) in the blood. After we eat, food is usually broken down into glucose and enters the bloodstream. When blood sugar levels rise, the pancreas is meant to release insulin which allows the blood sugar to …

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The Emotional & Mental Health Impact of POTS Symptoms

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SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGERHi Cardiogram Fam! We’d like to introduce a special guest blogger, and fellow Cardiogram Member, Joanna No Banana (as she’s known online). Joanna is a disability advocate on her journey to living her best life with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). For Dysautonomia Awareness Month, we asked Joanna to …

Smart Metrics: Now Available on Cardiogram

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We’ve officially launched our newest feature, Smart Metrics, which is available for all Cardiogram members! With this feature, Cardiogram now interprets real-time trends in your metrics and offers personalized suggestions for heart healthy improvements. Smart Metrics messages will be updated continuously based on changes that Cardiogram notices in your data, offering real-time insight. By checking in consistently and following the …

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How to Have a Better Relationship with Your Body (POTS Edition)

Joanna Hanaka Guest Blogger, POTS

SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGERHi Cardiogram Fam! We’d like to introduce a special guest blogger, and fellow Cardiogram Member, Joanna No Banana (as she’s known online). Joanna is a disability advocate on her journey to living her best life with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). For Dysautonomia Awareness Month, we asked Joanna to …

Should Our DNA Determine What We Eat?

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Science shows us that most chronic diseases and conditions can be influenced, and even improved, by making changes to our diets1. Your genetics influence your metabolic processes and can either lead to increased risks of certain health conditions or they can protect you from developing those conditions2. Of course, the question then arises, “So, which diet is the right diet?” …

Cardiac DNA Testing: A personalized approach to heart health

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Cardiac DNA testing is a non-invasive way to look for genetic variations that may put you at risk for heart disease. This type of testing is growing in popularity, as it provides detailed genetic information that can help you know the steps to take in order to best support your heart.What is Cardiac DNA Testing, and what does it involve? Cardiac …

Migraine Project: We’ve Officially Launched

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In our Covid survey, sent out earlier this year, 22% of respondents indicated they suffer from migraines. That’s a pretty profound statistic. Enough so that we decided to kick off a migraine project in hopes of ultimately alleviating some of the suffering for our members!  There are so many physiological processes that occur during the initial stages of a migraine …

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POTS & Hydration: 3 Ways to Stay Hydrated

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BE  YOUR OWN BEST HEALTH ADVOCATEDOWNLOAD CARDIOGRAMAs many of those with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) already know, one of the keys to managing this condition is to stay properly hydrated. (For general information on hydration and heart health, read our journal Does Hydration Impact Heart Health).  In this article, we’ll look at why hydration is so important for those …

Early Detection of Migraine Episodes

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Episodic migraine is a prevalent condition associated with a large burden of suffering. The effectiveness of medical and nonpharmacologic interventions depends on the detection of a migraine episode during the prodromal phase, which is often difficult for patients to recognize. Few tools are available to help patients know when best to apply a migraine abortive treatment. The best tool developed …