Articles by Elizabeth Klein, MPhil

Regular Healthcare Provider Visits Improve Health In American Indians

March 6, 2015

  Some racial and ethnic groups have a higher risk for type 2 diabetes than others. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska natives, and Asian Americans have an especially high risk for poor blood glucose control, a major predictor of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. [...]

Pollutants Linked To Obesity And Poor Health

March 3, 2015

  According to health and environmental scientists, POPs (persistent organic pollutants) are a serious public health problem. POPs are a group of substances that can stay in the environment for a long time, especially in the food we eat. This puts human health at risk in a variety of ways, [...]

Heavy Breakfast Best For Type 2 Diabetes?

March 2, 2015

  Every month, a lot of research is published about the best foods to eat for type 2 diabetes. A balanced meal plan should include enough vitamins and minerals, protein, healthy fats and fiber to help you control your blood glucose levels and avoid diabetes complications. But did you now that [...]

Low vitamin D may be a risk factor for diabetes

March 1, 2015

  By now, you probably know that obesity is a big risk factor for diabetes. In fact, according to the Harvard School of Public Health, a high BMI (Body Mass Index) is the best predictor of future type 2 diabetes. This is why the results of a new study published in the Journal of Clinical [...]

Metformin And Exercise Can Lower Gestational Diabetes Risk

February 27, 2015

If you are a woman and have a family or personal history of pre diabetes, you are at risk for gestational diabetes. This is a type of diabetes that usually occurs during the second trimester of pregnancy, and almost always goes away after the baby is born. However, people who have had gestational [...]

Mindfulness May Help You Keep Exercising

February 26, 2015

If you don’t enjoy physical activity, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), less than half of all Americans meet their Physical Activity Guidelines. Researchers have tried for decades to find out why Americans tend to avoid exercise. They found that there are [...]

Study Shows Why Bad Sleep Leads To Type 2 Diabetes

February 25, 2015

Researchers have known for a long time that a lack of sleep–or poor quality sleep–can lead to obesity, high blood glucose levels, and type 2 diabetes. But until now, they didn’t know why. A recent study published in the journal Diabetologia has shown them one possibility. It showed that not [...]

Nutrition Experts Call For Fewer Restrictions On Fat, More On Sugar

February 24, 2015

  Recently, healthcare providers and health researchers have suggested a few big changes to the eating guidelines they give to Americans. For decades, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have suggested limiting foods with a lot of cholesterol, including: Egg yolks Red meat Butter, lard, and [...]

Fasting May Lower Inflammation

February 23, 2015

If you keep up with health news, you may know that inflammation is often at the root of metabolic problems, like high blood pressure, obesity, high triglycerides, high blood glucose, and type 2 diabetes. Inflammation is a process in your body that helps you heal from wounds and other urgent issues, [...]

Diet And Exercise Are Not Enough To Reverse Obesity For Most

February 18, 2015

  People who struggle with obesity (BMI over 30) are often told to eat less and get more physical activity to achieve a healthy weight. But according to researchers at the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center, these lifestyle changes do not help 80% [...]

Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Infant’s Diabetes Risk

February 16, 2015

  Smoking during pregnancy can have a severe, negative impact on the health of both the mother and her child. Past research has shown that smoking while pregnant raises the baby’s risk of: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Lung problems Birth defects Premature birth Brain problems [...]

Weight Loss Surgery May Not Help Very Obese People With Diabetes

February 16, 2015

  If you have a high BMI (Body Mass Index) and other metabolic problems, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or high triglycerides, your healthcare provider may suggest weight loss surgery to you. Though there are not many long-term studies on weight loss (bariatric) surgery yet, [...]

Pharmacists are Among Most Trusted Professionals, Finds New Survey

January 25, 2015

If you or a loved one has diabetes, you know it can take a variety of healthcare providers to control the condition. Many people with diabetes regularly see doctors, nurses, dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators. But did you know that your pharmacist is also an important part of your healthcare team? [...]

Great Diabetes Products at Costco

January 25, 2015

  If you’re a Costco member, you can save big on all the necessary diabetes products you use every day. From blood glucose testing supplies to nutritional supplements, you will find everything you need at Costco. Have a look at some of Costco Pharmacy’s best offerings this month:   [...]
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