It Pays To Read Labels

  Our body needs many kinds of foods to keep it strong and healthy. Do you know what your body gets from the foods you eat? How can you find out? The front of the food package may look very nice, but is that food good for you? To find out, look on the side or the back of the [...]

Tips To Help Defeat Depression

We know that people with diabetes have about twice the rate of clinical depression as those without diabetes. And depression seems to hit people with diabetes with a double-whammy. They miss more days from work and report a much poorer sense of everyday well-being and health than people with either [...]

Set A Heart-Healthy Example

Childhood obesity can lead to short- and long-term health problems— such as high blood pressure and diabetes— that can start at an early age. We all want the best for our children. But today, it’s not easy to avoid many unhealthy eating and activity habits that can make our [...]

Keep A Food Journal For Diabetes Control

Good news: You can help improve your diet and control your diabetes if you write down what you eat. You may even lose weight if you record all of your meals and snacks in a food journal. Have you ever kept a personal diary or even a journal? Just as your diary helps you sort out your [...]

Iced Almond Coffee with Kirkland Signature™ OPTIFIBER™

Iced Almond Coffee with Kirkland Signature™ OPTIFIBER™   Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   Author: Celeste Jarabese Serves: 2 servings Ingredients 2 shots espresso 2 cups almond milk, unsweetened 4 tsp. Kirkland Signature™ OPTIFIBER™ 1 Tbsp. natural sugar substitute (optional) [...]

3 Ways Costco Pharmacists Can Help You Manage Your Diabetes

Did you know that pharmacists play an important role in diabetes care? The American Diabetes Association has said that many pharmacists do much more than give out prescription medicines. They often provide diabetes self-management counseling, perform routine health checks, and teach people how to take their medicines. Pharmacists can also make sure people with diabetes get all the vaccines they need every year. [...]

Diabetes-Proof For Life

Here is an oldie but a goodie from the Costco Connection about Diabetes Superfoods available at Costco, and taking steps to reduce your diabetes [...]

Get Your FREE eCookbooks Today!

    2014 Edition Here’s your FREE copy of our “2014 Healthy Diabetes Recipes” eCookbook, filled with over 50 diabetes-friendly recipes.   CDiabetes Diabetes Healthy Recipes eCookbook 1     2015 Edition Here’s your FREE copy of our “2015 [...]

Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

As the publisher of, Costco Healthy Living with Diabetes, I have edited and published dozens of healthy living articles around the holidays. With Thanksgiving coming up, I’d like to take this opportunity to communicate some of the tips I have picked up over the years from our award-winning staff of writers, which includes two former Diabetes Educator of the Year winners. [...]

The Role of the Costco Pharmacist in Diabetes Care

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, your Costco pharmacist can provide much-needed advice and consultation. Pharmacists are uniquely qualified to guide you in choosing blood glucose monitoring equipment, diabetes safe over-the-counter medicines, nutritional supplements and affordable prescription medications. At Costco, we understand the medical and financial challenges that face our members when they are diagnosed with a chronic illness like diabetes. [...]

DiabetesMine: Leading Online Resource for Real Life with Diabetes

  My name is Amy Tenderich and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in May of 2003. At the time, I had a 5-year-old, a 3-year-old, and a five-month-old baby at home, and was almost too consumed with caring for them and trucking them around (many trips to Costco!) to get my head around this new [...]

Letter From The Editor

Dear Readers, Welcome to the Fall 2014 Edition of “Costco: Healthy Living with Diabetes”. Fall is the time of year for people with diabetes to get their flu shots, which Costco offers at a low cost to its members. Our immunization-certified Costco pharmacists give flu shots Monday [...]
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