Articles by Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD, LDN

Use the A1C test to prevent diabetes

February 10, 2014

If you have diabetes, you know all about the A1C test that tells you your average blood glucose levels over the past two to three months.  An A1C level of 6.5-percent is a factor that helps diagnose diabetes.  A recent study has found though that the A1C test may also be helpful in preventing [...]

Great Reasons to Stay Active

February 10, 2014

Overcome your fears of fitness Getting fit and staying active can seem like a challenge. You may have a busy schedule that barely gives you enough time to get through your daily tasks, let alone exercise. There’s no need to fear your fitness routine, though, since there are many simple ways [...]

Those with diabetes at more risk of severe flu symptoms

February 10, 2014

It is known that those with diabetes are more at risk for heart disease, vision problems, and nerve damage.  However, it has recently been found that those with diabetes are more at risk for being put in the hospital for the flu.  A study group of men and women from Canada found that those with [...]

Eat more potassium for better heart health!

February 10, 2014

High blood pressure can be caused by eating too much salt as well as salty, processed foods that contain large amounts of the mineral sodium.  Sodium in our bodies can attract water into the blood vessels, in turn leading to pressure in such vessels. Sodium can be excreted from the body when we [...]

Diabetes Care at Costco

February 5, 2014

Costco has a seemingly endless array of foods, drinks, clothing, jewelry, home wares and health supplies. When it comes to diabetes care, Costco pharmacy provides low prices and bulk sizes of medical care products that can be bought in the warehouse or shipped to your home. Diabetes care supplies [...]

New Technology to Improve Your Diabetes Care

February 1, 2014

Contact lenses could soon replace your blood glucose meter Pricking your finger can be a pain to do each day. If you wish there was a way to avoid finger-pricking to get your blood glucose level readings, your answer may be coming soon. The GoogleX team that invented the Smart glasses known as [...]

Delicious Diabetes Meal Plans and More

January 31, 2014

Greek diet may lower risk of artery disease A Greek, or Mediterranean meal plan, is rich in healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts, seeds, and fish, while limiting processed foods that are full of trans fats. Those who consume this type of meal plan have been shown to be one-third less likely to [...]

Keep Your Heart Healthy by Lowering Your Blood Pressure

January 11, 2014

Is your blood pressure at a healthy level? This is important to help prevent heart attacks, stroke, and other heart problems. New guidelines released by a group of experts present new ways for patients to manage high blood pressure, as well as ways for healthcare providers to treat patients with high blood pressure. [...]

All About Glucose Control

December 30, 2013

Percent of Body Fat May Affect Insulin Function Could your body fat be hurting your blood glucose control? It is known that being overweight or obese can increase your risk of getting diabetes and other chronic diseases. Recent research has found that an increased percent of body fat, no matter [...]

Sugar-Free Drinks, Blood Pressure, and Diabetes Warning Signs

December 21, 2013

Sugar-Free Drinks Do Not Affect Blood Glucose It has been long thought that sugar-free drinks (especially sodas) make you want to eat more by raising your blood glucose level. Recent studies have found that sugar-free drinks have the same effect on the blood glucose of those without diabetes as [...]
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