Expert Advice

Losing Weight – Step by Step

January 4, 2016

With the holidays behind us and a new year in front of us, thoughts often turn to starting fresh, especially when it comes to losing weight. Whether you have put on a few pounds over the holidays, or just want to shed a few pounds to help improve your health, lose weight smartly and safely with the steps laid out in this article. [...]

Yogurt and Your Health

January 4, 2016

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, you’ve probably seen the many different kinds of yogurt in the dairy case. You might even be eating some of those yogurts. Besides being a convenient snack, yogurt tastes good and is good for your health – as long as you know what to look for and what to steer clear of. [...]

Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Becomes a Focus in 2016

December 30, 2015

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. [...]

Keeping Your Joints Healthy with Diabetes

December 23, 2015

Diabetes can affect nearly every system in your body, including your musculoskeletal system, a fancy term for your muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons. Diabetes can lead to problems with your hands, feet, wrists, shoulders, neck and spine. Here are some of the more common joint problems that are linked to diabetes. [...]

Lifestyle Changes for Healthy Aging

December 22, 2015

As we age, we are at higher risk for developing chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and arthritis. According to the National Council on Aging, about 92% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and as many as 77% have at least two. A staggering 57 million Americans over the age of 20 have prediabetes, which increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. These daunting numbers make healthy aging seem nearly impossible, but there is hope. Studies have shown that by making lifestyle changes, the risk of developing diabetes is reduced by 71%. [...]

Cosamin and Healthy Aging

December 18, 2015

Joint discomfort can come from a variety of conditions that can involve the joint, the fibrous tissue capsule that surrounds the joint, bursa (the fluid-filled sacs between muscles, tendons or joints), and even the muscles that support the joint. People with diabetes are additionally at greater risk for joint discomfort related to nerve damage, cardiovascular conditions and obesity. Recommendations for managing joint discomfort include exercise, physical therapy, pain relieving medicine and heating pads, depending on the cause of the discomfort. Supplements such as Cosamin®DS have shown to be very effective in helping to maintain cartilage health and reduce joint discomfort. [...]

Diabetes & Healthy Aging: Moving Well For Life

December 3, 2015

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. [...]

Help for Aging Youthfully With Diabetes

December 3, 2015

Despite what we might think, aging does not have to bring with it discomfort, poor memory and frailty. The human body is remarkable in its ability to repair itself no matter what the condition. No longer do we have to put up with feeling crummy. We can take action to age more youthfully. [...]

Diabetes Self-Care Starts with a Single Step

November 24, 2015

If you have diabetes, you’re likely continually aware of the condition. Diabetes is not something that one easily forgets. Living with a chronic condition, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, is enough to wear anyone down. In addition, diabetes is a disease of self-management – up to 99% of diabetes care is up to you. And that’s on top of everything else you have to do in your life, like going to work or taking care of your family. Over time, you might feel overwhelmed or discouraged. [...]

30 Days of Laughter: Oral Health & Diabetes

November 18, 2015

We recently spoke with Joey Fatone of *NSYNC and Dancing with the Stars to discuss 30 Days of Laughter, his upcoming promotion with Colgate to raise awareness for National Diabetes Month in November. This is especially meaningful to Fatone because his father is living with Type 2 diabetes. We [...]

Ready To Quit

November 6, 2015

Kirkland Signature Quit2® and Quit4® are here to help you quit! Our Quit line includes 2 and 4 mg Nicotine Polacrilex Lozenges (Mint Flavor), and 2 and 4 mg Nicotine Polacrilex Gum (Uncoated, Original Flavor). In the United States alone, smoking is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths, and about 8.6 million people suffer from smoking-related lung and heart diseases. (American Cancer Society) [...]

7 Heart Healthy Shopping Tips for Seniors

November 2, 2015

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. [...]
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