Diabetic Foot Care

Most people think of diabetes as just a blood sugar problem. However, diabetes also causes nerve and blood vessel damage, which can lead to problems with the feet. Roughly 70 percent of people with diabetes experience neuropathy and lose feeling in their feet and hands or get infections. To ensure good foot health, follow these… Read more »

Diabetes Alert Day

Sixty seconds can make a huge difference in your health. The Diabetes Risk Test takes only 60 seconds and can reveal your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, the most common form. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, or roughly 9.3 percent… Read more »

Five Great Snacks for Diabetics

When you have Type 2 diabetes, a good strategy for controlling your blood sugar levels is to think of snacks as miniature versions of meals and plan your carbs accordingly. Snacks with a good mix of protein, fat, and fiber will help keep hunger at bay and your blood sugar steady throughout the day. Here are… Read more »

No More Finger Pricks?

Right now if you’re diabetic or even if your doctor suspects you are, you are looking at a lot of annoying, painful finger pricks to draw blood and test your glucose levels. Scientists at Oxford University may have good news for you and millions of others. They are developing a diagnostic Breathalyzer that could eliminate… Read more »

Diabetic Skin Care

Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including skin. In their lifetime, as many as one third of diabetics will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes. Most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated with early detection. To improve diabetic skin care, there are several things you can do: Manage… Read more »

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, or roughly 9.3 percent of the population. While 21 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately, one-fourth of those with the disease are unaware that they have it. Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day. It’s a one-day… Read more »

Ten Quick Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

The food we eat provides us with energy in the form of glucose. However, if you have diabetes, glucose builds up in your blood and cannot get into your cells to be used for energy. When glucose levels remain high, over time, it can cause damage to your eyes, kidneys and nerves. You are at… Read more »

The Effects of Just One Soda a Day

A new study suggests that drinking just one 12-ounce soda a day may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. There is a very strong correlation between cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to the American Heart Association: Heart diseases and stroke are the No. 1 causes of death and disability among people with type 2 diabetes. At least… Read more »

What Is High Fructose Corn Syrup?

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High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is an extremely processed, inexpensive, man-made sweetener found in many of the foods you consume. Commercially used high fructose corn syrup is made using enzymes and sometimes acids to break down corn starch into simple sugars, fructose and glucose. And while it might start with corn kernels, HFCS goes through… Read more »

The Worst Halloween Candy for Your Waistline

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According to the National Confectioners Association, Americans will buy more than 600 million pounds of candy this year – just for Halloween. That adds up to $2.5 billion spent on sweets in the weeks leading up to October 31st.  Some of those sweets are worse for your waistline than others. Topping the list: Snickers –… Read more »