CONTROL YOUR DIABETES TO AVOID NERVE DAMAGE

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Poor diabetes control can lead to diabetic neuropathies—damage to the nerves in the body. Nerves are the messengers in our body that communicate pain, temperature, and other information between our body and the brain. Their nourished tiny blood vessels are easily damaged by the effects of diabetes. There are two common types of nerve damage … Read More

Diabetes: How to Safely Take OTC Medicines for Cold or Flu

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You’ve got a runny nose, sore throat, chest discomfort and fever. Is it a cold or the flu? The common cold and seasonal flu are both respiratory illnesses caused by viral infections. While they share many of the same symptoms, it can be difficult to distinguish a cold from the flu based on symptoms alone. … Read More

The Low Down On Salt

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It may surprise you to know that your body needs a small amount of salt to work properly. But too much salt—also known as sodium chloride, is bad for your health. Excess sodium can increase your blood pressure and your risk for heart disease and stroke. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans … Read More

Condiments: How To Include Them In Your Diabetes Meal Plan

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When it comes to food and diabetes, most people think bland and boring. Those little extras like salad dressing, ketchup, mayo, mustard, relish and salsa that make our taste buds dance are mistakenly banned from the diet. It’s true if you’re not careful and using them mindlessly; those little flavor enhancers can bankrupt your calorie, … Read More

The New Nutrition Facts Label: People with Diabetes Will Love It!

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Have you seen the new Nutrition Facts label? Last year the U.S Food and Drug Administration finalized a new Nutrition Facts label that will make it easier for you to identify and compare products with added sugar and enable you to make healthier choices. While most food manufacturers have until 2019 to change their labels … Read More

New Year Resolutions For People With Diabetes: Small Victories Are Worth Celebrating

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As the new year begins, millions of Americans, are thinking about resolutions for the New Year—eating healthier, getting in shape, and taking better care of themselves. But if they don’t take the right approach by February many will experience resolution dissolution. Most people fail at diet and lifestyle resolutions because they set unrealistic goals and … Read More

Diabetes Myths, Mystery and Misinformation

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and this month I’m debunking myths about diabetes—one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. … Read More

Vinegar & Diabetes: Can It Reduce Blood Glucose Levels?

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Vinegar continues to gain in popularity among consumers for its many purported health benefits including hypertension, weight loss, dandruff, leg cramps, fungal infections, and diabetes.  However, there is no clear scientific evidence to support these claims except for diabetes. In fact, there is an emerging body of evidence to support the benefit of vinegar in … Read More