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Live a Longer Life: Eat More Fiber!

January 18, 2015

Could fiber possibly be the Fountain of Youth? According to a new study that included data from almost one million people, those who ate the most fiber were 16 percent less likely to die than people who ate the least amount of fiber. The researchers also discovered that for every 10-gram increase in fiber intake, there was a 10 percent drop in any cause of death. [...]

Highlights of the 2015 Diabetes Medical Care Standards

January 15, 2015

Do you wonder where your diabetes goals came from? Have you thought about how your doctor and your healthcare team know what tests to do and when to do them? Do you know how the results of those tests help you manage your diabetes? These goals and tests don’t just happen. Every year, a dedicated group of diabetes clinicians and researchers convene to review, revise and develop what are called “Diabetes Medical Care Standards.” These guidelines are issued by the American Diabetes Association and are published each January in a supplement of the journal called Diabetes Care. These standards of care address everything from target A1C goals to foot care to managing diabetes during pregnancy to diabetes education. [...]

Five Steps to Your New Start to Living with Diabetes

January 15, 2015

  A new year has begun! Now is a great time as any to start taking better care of your diabetes. Having a plan can help you succeed and can keep you on track even after everyone else has abandoned their New Year’s resolutions. Step One: Let Yourself Feel Whether you’re new to diabetes, or [...]

Vitamins, Minerals & Glucose Control

January 13, 2015

Many people with diabetes have heart disease. What foods, vitamins and supplements can help? Start with fish and fish oils. Oily fish—such as salmon, mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines and albacore tuna— contain two helpful omega-3 fatty acids: EPA and DHA. Fish oil capsules usually have [...]

Some Obese People Do Not Face Metabolic Problems

January 5, 2015

  Most healthcare providers will tell you that overweight and obesity are connected to serious metabolic conditions, like high blood pressure, high triglycerides (blood fats), type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For many people with a BMI (Body Mass Index) over 30, this is true. But some [...]

Many People Believe False Weight Loss Supplement Claims

January 5, 2015

  If you have tried to lose weight while having a chronic condition like diabetes, you know how hard it can be. Losing weight takes a balanced meal plan, good sleep, and plenty of physical activity. Yet very few people keep the weight off over the long term, and this is probably why there are [...]

Researchers Make Skin Patch to Heal Diabetes Foot Ulcers

January 5, 2015

  People with diabetes are at a high risk for certain complications, including heart disease, stroke, nerve damage and blindness. Diabetes complications are now less common than they used to be, because we have better ways of testing for and preventing them. However, it is still important to [...]

Diabetes Q and A

December 29, 2014

  By Janis Roszler, MSFT, RD, CDE, LD/N Q I’d like to give a holiday gift to my friend with diabetes. Any ideas? A Here are a few items that make great gifts: Diabetes-friendly cook books. A diabetes identification bracelet. An exercise video or gift certificate to a yoga class. [...]

Are You Getting Enough Whole Grains In Your Diet?

December 7, 2014

Does it ever seem like you can’t open a magazine or turn on the TV without reading or seeing something about how important it is to eat a healthy diet? While you might be getting tired of all the nutrition messages out there, there is a reason that so many healthcare professionals are making such a fuss about what you eat: many studies show that eating a healthy diet can help lower your risk of getting many diseases, like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity. [...]

Whole Milk May Help You Lose Weight

December 7, 2014

When you try to lose weight, one of the first things you may cut from your meal plan is high-fat meats, cheeses, and dairy products. However, before you switch your whole milk for skim, read about this recent report that drinking high-fat whole milk may help you lose weight in the long run. [...]
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