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Weight Gain and Diabetes

December 7, 2014

You probably know that maintaining a healthy weight, eating balanced meals, and staying active can lower your risk of getting diabetes or help you control the disease if you already have it. You may also know that being overweight or obese can increase your risk of getting diabetes and other chronic conditions such as heart disease or stroke. A recent study has shown that even slowly putting on weight over time can increase your risk of getting diabetes. [...]

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

December 7, 2014

You may know that type 2 diabetes is on the rise around the world. If you have a family history of diabetes or are overweight, you might be wondering if there is a way to prevent or delay the onset of the disease. Luckily, there are a few lifestyle changes that have been proven to lower your risk. Read on to find out more about type 2 diabetes and how to prevent it. [...]

Diabetes Medicine Victoza May Help With Weight Loss, Too

December 7, 2014

You may have heard that type 2 diabetes is becoming much more common these days. In fact, there are now more than 29 million adults who have the disease! Plus, there are about 86 million people who have prediabetes, and about one-third of them will go on to get diabetes. [...]

How to Lower Your Risk for Prediabetes

December 7, 2014

It’s important to know if you have–or might be at risk for–prediabetes. In this condition, your blood glucose levels will be higher than is healthy, but not high enough to be diabetes. Prediabetes can put you at risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems, blindness, nerve damage and stroke. [...]

What I’ve Learned After 42 Years With Diabetes

November 19, 2014

I’m sixty-one years old and I have had diabetes for 42 years. Now here’s the good news: it’s made me healthier than I would be if I’d never gotten it. Really. I was eighteen years old, a freshman in college, when I found myself gripping the water fountain constantly. I was so thirsty! If I wasn't at the fountain, I was in the bathroom peeing. I was also getting nightly leg cramps. [...]

The Good News About Prediabetes

November 13, 2014

Diabetes is a hot topic these days. It’s often mentioned in the news, and diabetes medicines are advertised on TV and in magazines. This disease even has its own month (November). The chances are good that you know more than one person who has diabetes. That’s not surprising, as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stated earlier this year that about 29 million Americans now have diabetes. [...]

Does Living Near Fast-Food Restaurants Increase Obesity Risk?

November 12, 2014

The reason healthcare providers are so worried about rising obesity numbers is that excess body fat can cause many other health problems, including high blood pressure, 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. There are two parts to eating healthy—the first is choosing to eat foods that are good for you. The second part is avoiding unhealthy food, like sugary drinks and fast food. [...]

Frozen Dinners:  Friends or Foes?

October 15, 2014

Today’s frozen dinners are nothing like frozen dinners of years gone by. Take a walk down the frozen food aisle in your grocery store and you’ll be amazed at the variety of frozen meals that you can choose from. There’s something for pretty much everyone – vegetarian, gluten-free, and even organic. Frozen meals are a billion-dollar industry and at least 70% of Americans eat them. And why not? With so many different kinds and flavors available, it’s possible to eat a frozen meal every day or night of the week and never get bored. [...]

High Fat Dairy May Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

October 13, 2014

For many years, health experts have said that skim and low-fat dairy products–like milk, cheese and yogurt–are better for you than the full-fat versions. Some nutrition researchers believe that this is especially true for people who are overweight, obese, or at risk for type 2 diabetes. [...]

Fall for These Foods

October 5, 2014

Fall is here! Cookouts, picnics and frozen treats are behind us. Now we can look forward to cooler days and crisp nights. We can also look forward to enjoying tasty – but healthy – foods that nourish our bodies and minds at the same time. Give these three foods a try during the autumn season. [...]
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