Search Results for heart health

Pre-Hypertension

February 8, 2014

If you think your blood pressure is okay because you’ve never before heard the words, “You have high blood pressure,” think again. Take some time to learn about the newest blood pressure guidelines from the government’s National High Blood Pressure Education Program. These guidelines define a new category for blood pressure that is higher than normal. It’s called "pre-hypertension." [...]

10 Easy Ways to Lower Stress

February 8, 2014

Do you get stressed easily? Many people do, and it can negatively impact your health. Here are 10 ways to help reduce your stress levels. [...]

What is a “Diabetes Complication”?

February 8, 2014

Untreated diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, can lead to a health problem, called a "complication". Such health problems include heart disease, eye problems, and nerve damage. Making sure your blood glucose level is in check can help you avoid complications. [...]

Diabetes Care at Costco

February 5, 2014

Costco has a seemingly endless array of foods, drinks, clothing, jewelry, home wares and health supplies. When it comes to diabetes care, Costco pharmacy provides low prices and bulk sizes of medical care products that can be bought in the warehouse or shipped to your home. Diabetes care supplies [...]

New Technology to Improve Your Diabetes Care

February 1, 2014

Contact lenses could soon replace your blood glucose meter Pricking your finger can be a pain to do each day. If you wish there was a way to avoid finger-pricking to get your blood glucose level readings, your answer may be coming soon. The GoogleX team that invented the Smart glasses known as [...]

Delicious Diabetes Meal Plans and More

January 31, 2014

Greek diet may lower risk of artery disease A Greek, or Mediterranean meal plan, is rich in healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts, seeds, and fish, while limiting processed foods that are full of trans fats. Those who consume this type of meal plan have been shown to be one-third less likely to [...]

Dear Diabetes

January 1, 2014

Do you sometimes feel angry and confused about dealing with diabetes? Write your diabetes a letter and tell it how you feel! I know that might sound a bit absurd, but letter writing is a creative form of Narrative Therapy, which can help you organize your thoughts and develop a clear, healthy [...]

Sugar-Free Drinks, Blood Pressure, and Diabetes Warning Signs

December 21, 2013

Sugar-Free Drinks Do Not Affect Blood Glucose It has been long thought that sugar-free drinks (especially sodas) make you want to eat more by raising your blood glucose level. Recent studies have found that sugar-free drinks have the same effect on the blood glucose of those without diabetes as [...]
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