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New Therapy Might Lower Heart Attack Risk

March 28, 2014

Did you know that having diabetes increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke? This is why being active and eating right is so important for you. Doctors and scientists continue to look for new ways to make your life with diabetes a little bit safer, easier, and enjoyable. Read on to hear about the latest research into an exciting new way to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. [...]

Try One Super Food a Day for Weight Loss Success

March 28, 2014

Are you trying to lose weight this year? Losing weight can be hard, since it involves making many changes to your eating and exercise habits. The key to losing weight is to take each step of your journey one day at a time. This journey includes trying new foods, like “super” foods, to make healthy eating more exciting and flavorful! [...]

Can Treating Depression Lower Your Heart Attack Risk?

March 23, 2014

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans today? If you did, you might already know about the common risk factors for heart disease. These include being overweight or obese, smoking, diabetes, and high cholesterol. [...]

Does Living Near Fast-Food Restaurants Increase Obesity Risk?

March 23, 2014

The reason healthcare providers are so worried about rising obesity numbers is that excess body fat can cause many other health problems, including hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart attacks. Being obese can even shorten your lifespan. The keys to losing weight are eating healthy and getting more exercise. [...]

Can You Stop Pre-Diabetes from Turning Into Diabetes?

March 21, 2014

If you’ve been told that you have pre-diabetes, you might already be thinking about all the bad things that are going to happen to you once you get diabetes. While it’s easy to expect the worst, there’s also a chance that you’re doing all that worrying for nothing! This is because not everyone who has pre-diabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes. Many experts believe that making some changes to your lifestyle can help reverse pre-diabetes altogether. [...]

4 Great Latin Foods

March 21, 2014

Salsa sales surpass ketchup sales. Tortillas are selling at a faster pace than potato chips. A growing U.S. Hispanic population and America’s appetite for new Hispanic flavors have boosted the availability and sales of Hispanic foods. The craving for Hispanic foods is not just limited to Mexican foods. There is an interest in the gastronomy of South America and the Caribbean. [...]

Control Your Diabetes on a Budget

March 20, 2014

Diabetes care can cost a lot when you add up all of the products you use to maintain good glucose control - medicines, syringes or insulin pump tools, a glucose meter, lancets, blood glucose test strips, glucose tablets, diabetes-friendly snacks, and more. Any way you can reduce such costs can help you gain control over your diabetes without hurting your budget. One way is to choose your medicines wisely. A recent study found that sulfonylureas, a group of type 2 diabetes drugs, worked as well as options such as incretin, but cost less. [...]

Cool Tools for Healthy Home-Cooking

March 18, 2014

Stock your kitchen with these 8 tools and small appliances to pump up the flavor of your meals, boost nutrition and whittle away at unhealthy fats and sodium. [...]

Rate of Diabetes Disease in Veterans Double that of General Population

March 17, 2014

It is estimated that today, about 1 in 10 adults in the US has diabetes. That’s a pretty scary idea, but what’s even scarier is the rate of diabetes disease in veterans of the US military. For this group, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that about 1 in 5 veterans suffers from the disease. [...]

Nutrition Program Helps Kids Fulfill Their Dreams

March 17, 2014

It can be hard to get children to trade their chips for veggies, or cookies for fruit. However, it is important to get the country’s children off to a healthy start to prevent them from having to live with chronic disease. A recent report found that a program linking healthy living to fulfilling dreams has been successful in building healthy habits in children. [...]

Food Prices Can Affect Your Diabetes

March 17, 2014

For many people who have diabetes, one of the greatest challenges is budgeting time and money. Eating healthier foods, working out, and buying medicines and diabetes care supplies can put a strain on your schedule and your wallet. In fact, a recent report has found that food prices can affect your blood glucose level if you have diabetes. [...]

What’s New with Beans

March 17, 2014

Whether you call them beans, legumes or pulses, beans are nutritionally wholesome. They are gastronomically versatile, economical, and with the exception of soy, most beans are non-genetically modified foods. Beans are a great source of soluble fiber, high-quality protein and minerals, including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium and zinc. Soluble fiber has been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels. [...]

3 Healthy Reasons to Add Mushrooms to Your Plate

March 17, 2014

Favored in salads and soups for their earthy, smoky and meaty taste, edible mushrooms are found in every supermarket. Long considered healthful for their medicinal properties, shiitake, enokitake, maitake and oyster mushrooms have been part of the Asian diet for centuries. In the United States, mushrooms are produced in every state, but Pennsylvania accounts for 61% of the country’s mushroom production. Although considered a vegetable, mushrooms are fungi. [...]

Healthy, Low-Carb Substitutes for Better Glucose Levels

March 17, 2014

Do you find it hard to keep your blood glucose level in the healthy range after meals? Are you confused about how certain foods will affect your blood glucose? While it’s true that each person with diabetes has a unique blood glucose response after eating, we know that certain foods affect it more than others do. [...]
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