If You’re Tackling Diabetes, Choose Your Plan Carefully

If You’re Tackling Diabetes, Choose Your Plan Carefully

Tags: diabetes, diet, exercise, Mediterranean diet, weight loss

If your doctor has told you that you’re at risk for diabetes you can tackle the threat on your own through a plan that combines weight loss and physical activity. All programs, however, are not created equal.


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Take Statins? What You Need to Know about Diabetes Risk

Tags: body mass index, cholesterol, diabetes, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, lifestyle changes, risk, statins

A recent study linked statin use to higher Type 2 diabetes risk. Statin users are encouraged to control their modifiable risk factors. Here’s why.


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Fruitarian Diet: Is It Safe — or Really Healthy for You?

Tags: anemia, antioxidants, dental health, diabetes, fruits, fruits and vegetables, osteoporosis, weight gain

A fruitarian diet, consisting mainly of fruits, is very restrictive. The diet offers some benefits but is also full of sugar and presents risks for your teeth, metabolism, nutrition and body weight.


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Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe for People With Diabetes?

Tags: artificial sweeteners, aspartame, blood sugar, diabetes, sugar, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

Searching for something to help curb your cravings for sugar? There are many low calorie sweeteners out there, but are they safe if you have diabetes? Find out what you need to know.


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How to Care for Cuts and Scratches If You Have Diabetes

Tags: diabetes, feet, skin care, skin infection, surgery wounds, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, wound care, wounds

If you have diabetes, you should learn about different approaches to treating cuts, scrapes and scratches safely and watching for infections.


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FDA Decision Aims to Eliminate Trans Fat From Your Food

Tags: cholesterol, diabetes, FDA, food labels, healthy diet, heart attack, heart-healthy oils, Trans fats

Everyone agrees: trans fat is unhealthy. Now federal regulators are taking steps to eliminate it from our diet completely. In three years, food manufacturers will have to phase out artificial trans fats from their products, under guidelines announced by the FDA.


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Do You Want to Lose Weight? Learn to Relax

Tags: diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, relaxation, weight loss

One way to fight excess weight may surprise you. Besides clocking in time with a tread mill, it turns out we also need to do the opposite: learn to relax.


Are You Vegetarian-Curious? Try Meatless Mondays

Are You Vegetarian-Curious? Try Meatless Mondays

Tags: cancer, diabetes, fruits and vegetables, heart disease, lunchmeat, meat, obesity, red meat, saturated fat, stroke, vegan, vegetarian

If you'd like to cut down or eliminate your consumption of meat, but you're not sure how to get started, try what many dietitians recommend as a first step: Meatless Mondays.


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How to Manage Your Diabetes in Extreme Summer Heat

Tags: celebrate spring, dehydration, diabetes, spring, summer, tips for winter weather, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, winter

Extreme temperatures can make it difficult for diabetics to manage blood sugar levels. Read a physician’s tips on how to keep blood glucose under control in all weather.


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To Save Your Vision, Doctors Look Deep Into Your Eyes

Tags: cataract, diabetes, dilated eye exam, eye health, glaucoma

When it comes to your eye, think of your pupil as the door. When doctors need a full view inside, they open the door wide and let light in.