New research shows that diabetes can be predicted up to 20 years before it develops. If you do not already have diabetes, you may take steps to prevent it and if you already have diabetes, you can use these tips to help you better control blood sugars as well as improve your overall health.
It is already springtime and no great strides have been made in healthcare in the past year. Health care options have been stagnant and are becoming even more limited, with out of pocket expenses, co-pays, deductibles, drug plans and out of network costs skyrocketing.
Walking into the stores you see enormous chocolate bunnies, marshmallow /caramel filled Easter eggs (or chicks), sugar laden Easter peeps in yellow, green and pink along with a wide assortment of colored jelly beans or gummy bunnies all in preparation for the Easter Holiday.
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.
A well-balanced diet of simple, whole foods is one of the cornerstones of an effective diabetes management plan. Supplements should never be considered the "magic bullet" in trying to control your diabetes.
The New Year is here and like most individuals, you may be putting together a list of changes you would like to make in this coming year. Humans tend to be goal-oriented which makes us different from other species. Being human also prevents us from always achieving the goals we set.
As people celebrate the holidays and overindulge, thoughts turn to making better choices during the year ahead. The start of another year often makes people review their current behaviors and consider ways to improve them. Consider a few creative New Year resolutions that could improve your diabetes management and overall well-being.
This week in diabetes management sessions, I counseled a 63-year old gentleman who has had type 2 diabetes for 5 years and was being treated with Metformin, 1000mg, twice a day. He never attended diabetes or nutritional education and had very little understanding of proper self care except for taking his “two diabetes pills”.
A study by The World Obesity Federation showed, “The cost of treating obesity will reach 1.2 trillion dollars annually by 2025 across the world.” The US is poised to surpass all the other nations in terms of health costs related to obesity. The average holiday meal measures up to 3000 calories, which is more than most […]
Here comes the succession of holidays, "with the food holiday spiral" of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. According to USA Today, "4% of all candy consumed in the US is eaten on that single day called Halloween."