CDiabetes Fall 2014

Letter From The Editor

September 29, 2014

Dear Readers, Welcome to the Fall 2014 Edition of “Costco: Healthy Living with Diabetes”. Fall is the time of year for people with diabetes to get their flu shots, which Costco offers at a low cost to its members. Our immunization-certified Costco pharmacists give flu shots Monday [...]

Quit Smoking Now To Improve Your Health

September 29, 2014

  Kirkland Signature™ Quit2™ 2 mg. Gum Are you a smoker? If not, do you know someone who is? Most people know that smoking can cause a lot of health problems and can affect many diseases that you might already have. Do you want to quit smoking, or help someone you know quit? Q Why is [...]

Oral Health And Diabetes

September 29, 2014

  Colgate Total® Toothpaste If you have diabetes, you probably know that you are at an increased risk for problems with your eyes, feet, skin and nervous system. Did you know that diabetes can also cause problems in your mouth? Take Care Of Your Teeth Poor blood glucose control lets bacteria [...]

How Water Extracted Cinnamon Can Improve Your Blood Glucose Control

September 29, 2014

When it comes to controlling your blood glucose, you have probably researched the impact of everything from food, to exercise, to weight control. But have you looked into how spices may impact it? Cinnamon is a spice that doesn’t just add great flavor to foods; it may help to lower blood glucose [...]

What Patients Who Inject Insulin Need To Know

September 29, 2014

BD AutoShield Duo™ Pen Needle When injecting insulin, there are many things you have to manage to make sure your blood glucose is controlled. Aside from your actual insulin plan, you must keep track of your blood glucose to make sure that it isn’t too low, and that your plan is helping you [...]

Natural Ways To Lower Cholesterol

September 29, 2014

Weider Red Yeast Rice If you have been told you have high cholesterol, you most likely want to take action. If you are already on medications to control diabetes, you may be looking for natural options to avoid additional medications. The good news is that cholesterol, for many individuals, [...]

Coping With Complications

September 29, 2014

Bayer CONTOUR® NEXT Blood Glucose Monitoring System   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 [...]

Vitamins and Diabetes Care

September 29, 2014

  Nature Made® Vitamins 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 your [...]

Fiber Protects You From Heart Disease

September 29, 2014

  Kirkland Signature™ OptiFiber It’s Easy To Ensure You’re Getting Enough Fiber In Your Diet Once You Know More About Where To Get It And What It Can Do For You. THE AVERAGE AMERICAN eats only 15 grams of fiber each day. This may seem like a decent amount, but recent studies show [...]

Reducing Salt And Sugar For Better Health

September 27, 2014

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 [...]

An Easy Way To Take An Insulin Shot

September 27, 2014

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 [...]

DAWN: Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs

September 27, 2014

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 [...]

Dairy + Exercise = Improved Heart Health

September 27, 2014

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 [...]

Are Meal Replacement Shakes Essential For Diabetes Control?

September 27, 2014

  GLUCERNA® Nutritional Vanilla Shake 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 [...]

Forgive Yourself

September 27, 2014

  ACCU-CHEK® Aviva Plus Diabetes Monitoring Kit 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 [...]
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