Fall 2014 Digital Issue

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  • reducing-salt-and-sugar
    Salt and Sugar both play very important roles in the body. Sugar provides you with energy. And salt helps balance the fluids in your body. However, many people take in too much salt and sugar, which can be harmful to your health. Sugar is a source of energy found in many different forms in processed and natural foods. Sugar is found in processed form as bread, pasta, or white sugar, as well as [...]
  • easy-way-to-take-an-insulin-shot-285x190
    NO ONE ENJOYS taking insulin shots, but skipping them is not a wise or healthy option. Your heart, blood vessels, eyes and kidneys are at risk if you do not care for your diabetes well. If you can’t control your blood glucose with increased movement, good food choices and pills, you may need to inject insulin. Insulin can’t Be taken as a pill. But, you don’t have to take insulin as a shot. [...]
  • DAWN-diabetes-study-285x190
    The results of the DAWN2 study suggest that family members are seeking advice and support in an effort to become more involved in the care of their loved one with diabetes. [span9]RESEARCH IN diabetes is about more than finding a cure or better treatments. Research is also done to better understand what it’s like to live with diabetes and to learn about easier ways to manage life with diabetes. [...]
  • dairy-exercise-improved-heart-health-285x190
    DAIRY PRODUCTS, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt can add flavor, richness, and a protein punch to any meal or snack. Sometimes, though, you may be on the go and not have time to get in a balanced, protein-rich meal. A healthy option may be a smoothie made with dairy-based protein powder that you can carry in a handy travel mug. Dairy-based protein powders are made from the two main proteins in [...]
  • shake-285x190
    AS A COSTCO SHOPPER, you most likely have come across container after container of meal and snack replacement options.  From shakes to bars, these products can be marketed to do everything from help you to build muscle, lose weight, and even better control your blood glucose levels. But do they really do what they claim? Are meal replacements such as these products necessary for those with [...]
  • coping-with-complications-285x190
    THINK BACK to when you first found out that you had diabetes. How did you feel? Most people with diabetes have a strong emotional response to finding out they have diabetes. Having feelings of anger, fear, sadness and guilt is perfectly normal. And the good news is that, over time, most people learn how to cope with those feelings, just as they learn to cope with diabetes. How? They figure out [...]
  • forgive-yourself-285x190
    LAURA DID NOTHING about her diabetes for years. Her doctors told her that her weight, food choices, and lack of exercise could cause diabetes problems in the future, but she didn’t care. She felt fine and had other matters on her mind. She promised to focus on her diabetes one of these days, but not right now. Unfortunately, problems did develop. She now has pain in her feet and problems with [...]
  • new-medicines-for-type-2-diabetes
    Even though diabetes is not a new disease, doctors and scientists are still learning new things about how it works. Each time they learn something new about what can cause diabetes, they might also discover a new way to treat it. This is why it may seem like there is a constant supply of new medicines for your diabetes. With so many medicines to choose from, it can be hard to figure out which are [...]

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