Our lives changed quickly with the onset of the virus, COVID-19. Although it was recognized as a pandemic in March 2020, the first known cases appeared in the United States in late January on the west coast. Originating in China, the virus made its way around the world in record speed. Fast forward to June, and […]
Popular Diets and Fun Food Trends
As always, 2019 was full of “diet advice” with some good and some not so worthwhile. Let’s look at the more popular diet plans. None of these specific diet plans are being recommended to you. Always consult with your physician or health care provider before you make any change in your […]
Living with diabetes is a lifelong commitment and can easily lead to “diabetes burnout”. It is more common in type 1 diabetes since the diagnosis often presents at an earlier age. Taking daily insulin shots makes the diabetes challenge even more difficult. A new, small study confirms this already known and frequently discussed condition. “Diabetes Burnout” […]
The holiday season is notorious for attending many parties, family gatherings, office functions, charity events, travel and gift shopping. As your holiday schedule fills up with these events it can cause some feelings of anxiety and depression. “38% of Americans say their stress levels soar during the holidays”. Not only is stress high during this time […]
The average American “eats approximately 25 pounds of candy per year with the highest intakes during the holiday season.” Candy tastes delicious, conjures up childhood memories of fun times including dressing up in costume and collecting sweets around the neighborhood. Unfortunately, candy is just empty calories offering no nutritional value. It is mostly made of sugar, […]
Metabolic disorder trends including type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease have grown at alarming rates in the wealthiest countries. Over 600,000 Americans die of heart disease every year. Type 2 diabetes remains prevalent as a precursor to cardiovascular disease and its complications. According to The World Health Organization, “Type 2 diabetes will be one of […]
Diabetes continues to be a, “high over-all death burden” even in the year 2019. It is a serious, chronic disease, with 65% of deaths attributed to cardiovascular disease; there is an elevated risk for heart attacks, heart failure 2-5 times more, strokes and other related cardiac complications. The prevalence of obesity remains on the rise, with […]
Diabetes affects all the small blood vessels in your body, including your kidneys. Kidneys filter the blood. Waste products that have collected in the blood are removed and leave the body in the urine.
Recent research revealed eating disorders are likely to be more common among women with diabetes than those who do not have it. Diabetes and eating disorders both involve attention to body, control of food and weight management. Learn more about binge eating, bulimia and anorexia with diabetes and what you can do about these conditions.
Diabetes remains the leading cause of kidney failure in nearly half of the new cases diagnosed in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is always on the radar screen when you have diabetes, but discussion of kidney disease has limitation. According to the findings in The Journal of Diabetes, “Among adults with type 1 diabetes, those with […]