Author: Roberta Kleinman

Simple Summer Food Tips for People with Diabetes to Enjoy

Summer is an excellent time to break out of the same old boring eating habits and experiment with new and seasonal fresh foods, fruits and vegetables. Try grilling with a different attitude! Break away from the usual burger or hot dog and learn simple techniques for exciting meals. Grow your own miniature garden and reap the healthy benefits. Read below to get simple summer tips on food and drinks: Grow Your Garden. You really do not need to be a master gardener to take a chance on a windowsill garden. Try to grow these plants to add to your...

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Summer Meal Tips

Summer is a good time to make quick and easy adjustments to your current eating and exercise habits. Changing into shorts and bathing suits may be a motivating factor for many people, but your number one priority should be improved blood glucose control. Summertime is supposed to be fun, with less pressures and distractions, so let’s examine how you can work in some simple lifestyle changes. Dilute Unhealthy Foods If you can’t avoid eating pre-sweetened cereals, try to “dilute them” with cheerios, Kashi or a whole grain bran cereal. Each time add less sweet cereal to the bowl until...

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What Does Liver Disease Have to do With Diabetes?

The American College of Gastroenterology released new guidelines on liver chemistry tests in December 2016. Changed level recommendations were included for ALT- alanine aminotransferase, AST- aspartate aminotransferase, and alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin levels. In the past, ALT levels were accepted at a range from 30-40 IU/L and up to 70-80 IU/L while being hospitalized (body under stress). The new acceptable levels are 19-25 IU/L for women and 29-33IU/L for men. The vast change in “normal levels” of liver enzymes were updated since “multiple studies have demonstrated that if you have ALT levels even innocuously elevated, your risk of liver...

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New Changes in the Diabetes World

Patients are constantly asking what is new in the field of health and diabetes. Since diabetes affects so many people worldwide, whether it is the patient, family member or caregiver, it is important to stay informed. New information, studies, medications, products and technologies are emerging on a daily basis since diabetes is so prevalent. Let’s examine what is currently being discussed in the world of diabetes which include the I-Sage Rx App, Dehydration, The ACA, The Cost of Diabetes Worldwide and FIASP a New Insulin. I-Sage Rx App The FDA has approved a new mobile App to help patients...

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