Articles from the Magazine

Aspirin, Diabetes & Heart Disease

September 12, 2015

Do you, or does someone you know, take an aspirin every day to lower the risk of a heart attack? Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, and millions of Americans take an aspirin every day. If you have diabetes, your risk of heart disease is two to four times greater than people without diabetes. Taking an aspirin could be even more important for you than for others. However, there are some risks in taking aspirin, and not everyone should take it. The American Diabetes Association has provided a set of guidelines to help people know if they should take aspirin. [...]

Slow Your Eating… And Lose Weight

September 12, 2015

Do you stand over the sink and wolf down your meal? Do you grab a sandwich to go and chomp it down quickly in your car? Are you a multi-tasker, eating, working and watching television all at the same time? If so, you’re probably eating much too fast and very likely are eating more than you realize. [...]

Turkey Roulade

September 12, 2015

We selected and adapted (with permission) some recipes from Ms. Cheryl's book, "A Small Guide For Losing Big: From the Nutritionist for NBC’s The Biggest Loser", for your culinary and gustatory pleasure. No need to worry about your diet, as these recipes are diabetes-friendly and healthy. Don't forget to file these in your recipe scrapbook as they'll come in handy for dealing with this year's post-Thanksgiving turkey leftovers! [...]

Supplementing Your Meal Plan

September 12, 2015

Our bodies use vitamins and minerals to perform basic functions, such as building bone and muscle. If you eat a variety of healthy foods that include vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low-fat dairy products, you’ll be more likely to meet your body’s needs for vitamins and minerals. [...]

The DASH Diet For People With Diabetes

September 12, 2015

Have you heard of the DASH diet? DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Hypertension is another word for high blood pressure. Health experts in the U.S. News and World Report ranked the DASH diet the best overall diet for the last four years. The DASH diet was compared with 20 to 32 of the most popular diets during those years. The expert panel also ranked the DASH diet as the best diet for diabetes. [...]

Diabetes And Your Bones

September 11, 2015

You are probably aware of possible long-term complications of diabetes: heart disease and eye, kidney and nerve damage. But you may not be aware that diabetes can increase your risk for Osteoporosis and fractures—especially as you get older. [...]

Blood Glucose And Your Brain

September 11, 2015

Most of us don’t think much about our brains: we count on it to do the thinking for us. But new research is helping us understand more about the effects diabetes might have on your brain. [...]

Tips For Traveling With Diabetes

September 11, 2015

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t travel. But before you pack your bags, it’s important to make sure you have a plan in place to manage your diabetes while you’re away from home. Here are five tips that will make it easier to take care of yourself when you travel. Talk with [...]

Enjoy The Taste Of Eating Right

September 11, 2015

You don’t have to say goodbye to good taste just because you have diabetes. Try some of these swaps to make the foods you love more diabetes-friendly. [...]

5 Foods You May Think Are Unhealthy For Diabetes–BUT AREN’T

September 11, 2015

If you have diabetes, you may have heard that some foods are good for you and some are not. While these tips may help you choose healthier options such as vegetables, and limit added sugars, you may also be avoiding foods that you think are bad for your condition but are really not. [...]

Guilt-free Chocolate Desserts

September 11, 2015

Having diabetes doesn't necessarily mean swearing off of scrumptious chocolate desserts. Marlene Koch's book of recipes, "Eat What You Love Everyday" (Running Press, Copyright © 2014) presents you with 200 all-new, great-tasting recipes low in sugar, fat and calories. We took a few of these recipes and present them for you to try out in your kitchen today. [...]

Patient Engagement

September 11, 2015

If you have diabetes or love someone who does, you are already involved in the day-to-day care of this condition. There is no way to avoid being in charge of your diabetes as you make choices, take medicines and keep track of your blood glucose readings. But as the Affordable Care Act is put into place, you may hear the phrase patient engagement. [...]

Quitting Smoking: A Costco Pharmacist’s Story

September 11, 2015

Robbie Almeida, a Costco pharmacist in Ann Arbor, Michigan, finally quit smoking after 15 years of advising her customers to do the same. This is how she did it. As a pharmacist, Robbie knew about the health benefits of vitamins and other supplements. She also knew that certain vitamins and [...]

A Diabetes Pen Needle That Helps Avoid Accidental Needle Sticks

September 11, 2015

Many people with diabetes do not want to start insulin or other injected diabetes medications because they have many fears. Some people fear needles, injection pain or worry about taking a shot. Some people have concerns about the safety or convenience of diabetes injections. Some people even fear [...]

Vitamins and Diabetes Care

September 11, 2015

Nature Made® Diabetes Health Pack First, it is important to note that eating a variety of whole foods is a better choice for staying healthy than relying on vitamins or supplements. Eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains- and limiting fats and sugar — are important for keeping [...]
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