Great introductory information on diabetes from DiabetesSisters.org For Hispanic women (in Spanish): Click to view article For Hispanic women (in English): Click to view article For African American women: Click to view [...]
Ah, the grocery store. Some love it, most dread it. The sight of flower bouquets and smell of freshly baked bread can wake up your senses. But more often than not, there are no parking spots, long lines, grouchy people, and screaming children throwing juice pouches.
Couple all of that with trying to pay attention to a shopping list while battling low blood sugar, and it can be a small nightmare for someone with diabetes. [...]
When you think of caring for your diabetes, you might think about counting carbohydrates, self-testing your blood glucose levels or managing your medicines (with the help of your doctor). These are all important things to do, but the American Diabetes Association (ADA), in its 2016 Standards of Medical Care, says that there should be more focus on you and your specific, customized needs. [...]
Over a lifetime of use, your joints might not move as well or as comfortably as when you were younger. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of joint discomfort in older adults and in people who are overweight or have diabetes. In fact, it’s not uncommon for someone to be overweight and have both diabetes and osteoarthritis. Living with multiple chronic conditions can make it difficult to be active and to engage in social or work activities. It can also cause emotional distress. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), arthritis has a greater impact on mental health and the ability to work than other chronic conditions. Thankfully, there are practical ways to help manage the discomfort. [...]
Fit2Me helps people with type 2 diabetes create a customized lifestyle plan that is personalized based on their likes and dislikes, offering 10,000+ diabetes-friendly recipes and 500+ focused exercises. [...]
Costco's FALL Healthy Living Guide is now available for viewing online. [...]
It pays to be aware of what you can do at home to promote a heart-healthy diet for your family. The good news is, our cardiovascular health is largely under our control. Eating a diet rich in fruits, veggies, lean protein and fiber can considerably reduce the risk of heart disease. Get these Heart Healthy Shopping Tips for Seniors via this article. [...]
When you think of the risks of smoking, you may think of respiratory related issues such as emphysema or lung cancer. But did you know that smokers have a 30-40% higher chance of developing type 2 diabetes? [...]
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.CDC.gov), smokers are “30 to 40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers”. Additionally, people with diabetes who are smokers are more likely (than nonsmokers) “to have trouble with controlling their disease”. [...]
Smoking is unhealthy for anyone, but for people with diabetes, it is especially perilous.
Diabetes and smoking combined, creates low-level inflammation throughout the body that affects the most important functions in the body such as the eyes resulting in blindness, painful nerve damage, kidney failure and can double the damaging effects as in heart problems. [...]
Have you ever wondered how and where your cheese comes from? Here's an article about Kirkland's Signature Comté Cheese and where it's made. [...]
This edition of The Health and Humor Show features an interview with Susan Dopart MS RD CDE who talks about “Mindful Eating, Healthy Living.” She has 2 websites, SusanDopart.com and MotivationalInterviewingTrainer.com. [...]