A Diabetes Pen Needle That Helps Avoid Accidental Needle Sticks

September 11, 2015

Many people with diabetes do not want to start insulin or other injected diabetes medications because they have many fears. Some people fear needles, injection pain or worry about taking a shot. Some people have concerns about the safety or convenience of diabetes injections. Some people even fear [...]

Vitamins and Diabetes Care

September 11, 2015

Nature Made® Diabetes Health Pack First, it is important to note that eating a variety of whole foods is a better choice for staying healthy than relying on vitamins or supplements. Eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains- and limiting fats and sugar — are important for keeping [...]

Meal Replacements Can Help You Manage Diabetes On The Go

September 11, 2015

Keeping your blood glucose levels under control can be hard to do when you’re busy, especially if you count carbs as part of your balanced meal plan. You may not always have time to count carbs when you have to grab something fast at work, or while running errands. At these times, meal [...]

Preventing Shingles

September 8, 2015

Shingles is a painful, blistering rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who has had chickenpox can get shingles. The chickenpox virus stays dormant in the nervous system and can reactivate as shingles. Almost one out of every three people in the United States will develop [...]

CDiabetes Summer 2015 Magazine

May 13, 2015

The Summer 2015 issue of CDiabetes Magazine: Healthy Living with Diabetes is now available at The new issue is full of helpful articles, tips for meal planning and lowering your cholesterol, delicious heart healthy recipes, and answers to many of your questions. [...]

Making Sense of Meds

May 1, 2015

  Many people do not fully understand what the instructions on their medicine bottles mean. They often take medicines more times per day than needed. Most people find that the more often they have to remember to take their medicines, the easier it is to forget. So what can you do? This article [...]

Are Natural Products Right For You?

May 1, 2015

Many people with diabetes look to natural products and vitamins for added help with their diabetes. And with good reason — some 
of these products can be very helpful. But some can make your diabetes medicines less effective or 
harm you. Janis Roszler MSFT, RD, CDE, LD/N, answers two of the [...]

The Skinny On Weight Loss

May 1, 2015

  When you start to lose weight, you lose some of your stored fat. That may seem like a good thing to you, but your body doesn’t always agree. We used to think fat just sat in your body and did nothing. But we now know that is not true. The fat you store makes hormones that help control [...]

Are You Nuts About Nuts, Berries And Oils?

May 1, 2015

Nuts, berries and oils seem to be in the news a lot lately, thanks to the health benefits that they provide. Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts and most other types of nuts are great for your heart. Berries, such as straw-berries, blueberries, raspberries and cranberries, are rich in antioxidants, [...]

Heart Disease And Diabetes: Men VS Women

May 1, 2015

  Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in both men and women, and people with diabetes are at a higher risk for heart disease than those without diabetes. Even though women and men with diabetes have the same risk of getting heart disease, women and men are different when it comes to [...]

4 Steps to Safely Manage Your Diabetes Away from Home

April 17, 2015

Having diabetes should not stop you from taking a vacation, even to far-away places. And while you can’t take a vacation from your diabetes, all you need is some careful planning to stay safe when you’re away from home. Taking your care routine along with you will result in stress-free travel, and help you manage your diabetes. [...]

Prescription Precision

April 2, 2015

  Author’s Note: I found an online resource with great information. The article, written by Barbara Bronson Gray, can be found via the link at the end of this post. Below is an excerpt from it:   YOU’D THINK IT would be easy to take medications: Just read the label and carry [...]

Plant-Based Meal Plans Can Protect Your Heart Health

March 31, 2015

You probably already know that a cornerstone of a healthy, balanced meal plan is plenty of plant foods. Fresh, frozen, and even canned vegetables, fruit, grains, beans and nuts provide important nutrients to help you avoid serious illnesses. A new study from researchers at Imperial College London [...]

Diet Soda Linked To Obesity In Older Adults

March 24, 2015

If you have any symptoms of metabolic syndrome, which include obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood glucose levels, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides, your healthcare provider may have suggested that you cut down on sugar. But if you switched to diet soda to achieve this, you might be [...]
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