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Creamy Vegetable Soup

June 19, 2014

What could be better than a hearty, creamy vegetable soup for dinner?  Treat your family to this healthy and tasty soup tonight! Creamy Vegetable Soup   Author: Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD, LDN Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp onion, sliced 2 Tbsp flour 1 cup milk ~1/4 lb carrot, [...]

Diabetes, Weight Loss, Sleep Apnea and Lifestyle Changes

June 9, 2014

Low-Calorie Diets May Be Unhealthy If you’re trying to lose weight, you may have thought about lowering your calorie intake and increasing your physical activity level. However, a recent study presented at the European Congress on Obesity has shown that eating too few calories can cause you to [...]

Diabetes, Depression And Risk Of Early Death

June 1, 2014

Depression may increase risk of early death for people with diabetes Recent research shows that depression might have a serious negative impact on older people with diabetes. A 7-year study from the University of California looked at more than 3,000 people over the age of 65 who had diabetes. It [...]

What You Need to Know About Pre-Hypertension

May 31, 2014

If you think your blood pressure is OK because you’ve never heard the words, “You have high blood pressure,” think again. Pre-hypertension is a category for blood pressure that is higher than normal, but not high enough to be called high blood pressure. Blood pressure that is even a little bit higher than normal can put you at risk for heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. This is important to know because high blood pressure is very common among people with diabetes—2 out of 3 adults with diabetes also have high blood pressure. [...]

Can Lack of Sleep Lead to Weight Gain and Diabetes?

May 31, 2014

It may come as no surprise to you to learn that overweight, obesity, and diabetes are some of the most common medical problems found in adults today. Part of what is so alarming about these diseases is that they put you at risk for a variety of other health problems, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart attacks. [...]

Diabetes Prevention and Risk Factors in the News

May 23, 2014

Could You Prevent Diabetes With Just 2 Minutes Of Exercise? You have probably been told that moderate physical activity, 5 days a week, is very important in helping you lose weight and maintain your blood glucose level. If you have a hard time reaching this goal, a new study published in the [...]

Effects of What You Eat and Drink on Diabetes

May 14, 2014

Coffee may lower your risk for diabetes complications If you have diabetes or prediabetes, you may know that you are at a high risk for eye problems. You are most likely to have trouble with your vision if you have a high blood glucose level, and a high A1C can even lead to blindness over time. But [...]

Video: Broccoli and Pecans with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

May 12, 2014

As a cookbook author with more than 20 years of cooking experience, Holly Clegg knows just what we need to make our vegetable dishes more interesting. It’s well known how healthy broccoli can be, as it’s packed with vitamins and fiber, but occasionally you might want a change from just [...]

Surprising Factors that Affect Diabetes

May 9, 2014

Fiber may keep heart attack survivors healthy Fiber is a nutrient found in fruit, vegetables, grains and legumes (beans). It has been thought to lower cholesterol, keep arteries healthy, and improve digestion. A recent long-term study carried out by the Harvard School of Public Health and the [...]

Shopping at Costco for Better Blood Glucose Control

April 18, 2014

Do you love shopping, sampling items, and learning about newly released products? If so, a day at Costco may be just what you need! Even better, you may be able to improve your blood glucose control just by walking the aisles at your local Costco warehouse. [...]

Morning Sun May Help You Lose Weight

April 14, 2014

Morning sunlight may be good for weight loss The Northwestern University School of Medicine has published research that shows a strong connection between weight loss and early morning sunlight. A study of 54 adults measured BMI for a week and used a special machine to find out the amount of [...]

Costco Shopping Basics: Decoding Food Labels for Better Blood Glucose Control

April 6, 2014

If you’re like most people with diabetes, chances are a trip to Costco can be exciting, yet stressful, all at the same time. You may be looking forward to finding new foods to try or stocking up on ingredients to make a healthy recipe. But, at the same time, trying to select foods that won’t raise your blood glucose levels can feel overwhelming. How do you know what foods to choose and which ones to leave on the shelf? That’s where decoding the food label comes in! [...]

Gen. X Has a Greater Risk of Obesity and Diabetes than Baby Boomers

March 31, 2014

There have been a lot of changes in the healthcare field in the last 50 years. Doctors have a much better understanding of many conditions than they did in the past. There are also lots of new medicines available today to treat a wide variety of different diseases. New technologies and new machines allow doctors to do a great deal of testing and procedures as part of treating some conditions. [...]

Preventing Diabetes Complications

March 30, 2014

Connection between blood glucose and heart disease unclear The University of Cambridge in England reviewed the results from 73 different studies about the effects of blood glucose on a person’s risk of heart disease, and found some interesting results. Doctors have used A1C as a way to measure [...]
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