Health and Wellness

Apr 18, 2019

Fabulous Springtime Food Choices For People With Diabetes

By |2019-04-18T15:49:09-04:00Updated: April 18th, 2019|Diet & Nutrition, Newsletters|4 Comments

Healthful meal planning is one of the main priorities for diabetes control. You need to understand the basics of a diabetes food plan since there is no one specific "diabetes diet." No health professional will give you a "tear off diet sheet" for eating with diabetes. If they do, find another reputable source for diabetes nutritional information.

Apr 12, 2019

What to Do When You Can’t Afford Your Diabetes Medication or Supplies

By |2019-04-12T10:21:08-04:00Updated: April 12th, 2019|Diabetes Management, General Information|5 Comments

In today’s demanding economic times, it may be difficult to manage the cost of ongoing diabetes care. The average person diagnosed with diabetes will spend $16,752.00 per year on medical costs; 60% of that is spent on treatment. The person with diabetes has 2.3 times greater health care expenses yearly, compared to someone without diabetes. Whether […]

Apr 12, 2019

Atrial Fibrillation, Diagnosis & Treatments in People With Diabetes

By |2019-04-12T15:00:13-04:00Updated: April 12th, 2019|Health & Wellness, Heart Connection, Newsletters|1 Comment

I recently educated a middle-aged male patient with diabetes during diabetes management sessions who was suffering from a cardiac issue of which he had no understanding. This poor patient was “in the dark” about what was happening to his heart and he felt too intimidated to ask the real important questions. His diabetes had been diagnosed […]

Apr 11, 2019

Basics on Vitamins & Supplements

By |2019-04-11T15:01:41-04:00Updated: April 11th, 2019|Diet & Nutrition, Newsletters, Vitamins & Supplements|10 Comments

According to the CDC, over 50% of American adults continue to take vitamins and supplements, even though multiple studies suggest they are often “unnecessary or harmful”. A study by The Atlantic, published in 2013, showed that supplements “may shorten your life span”. Women tend to purchase and take supplements more than men. The studies keep changing, […]

Apr 4, 2019

GMO Foods and How They Affect Diabetes

By |2019-04-04T15:50:16-04:00Updated: April 4th, 2019|Diet & Nutrition, Health & Wellness|1 Comment

One of the buzzwords in the food growing industry is GMO’s. It seems everyone is talking about whether GMO’s are good or bad for your health. Discover more about GMO foods and how they may affect you and your diabetes.

What are GMO’s?

The term GMO stands for “genetically modified organisms”, or bio-engineered foods. Plants are manipulated by […]

Mar 29, 2019

ER, Clinic or Urgent Care – Which One is Best?

By |2019-03-29T13:36:12-04:00Updated: March 29th, 2019|Complications, General Information, Newsletters|1 Comment

A few years ago, on a four-day weekend, we were lucky enough to head down to the Florida Keys for a little rest and relaxation. After arriving late at night, we planned our next day events which included plenty of water activities and sunshine. Unfortunately, I woke up with left-sided facial swelling accompanied by severe pain […]

Aug 9, 2018

Seasonal Disasters and Diabetes Management

By |2018-08-10T10:50:17-04:00Updated: August 9th, 2018|Diabetes Management, General Information, Newsletters|0 Comments

Whether dealing with a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, ice storm/blizzard, volcano, wild fire or other disastrous event can be stressful for the average person. A natural disaster may affect your shelter, food supply, power supply, or road closures. When you toss diabetes into the mix, it can make it even more complicated.

Any natural disaster can have a […]

Aug 2, 2018

Top 10 Health Numbers that Matter to You

By |2018-08-10T10:27:44-04:00Updated: August 2nd, 2018|Diabetes Management, Diet & Nutrition, General Information, Health & Wellness, Newsletters|0 Comments

Various numbers are thrown around when it comes to your health, whether it is at your physician’s office, at the gym or in the department store. Certain numbers have more meaning than others and can really give you some indication of your overall health.

It is important not to obsess about the values but learn what they […]

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