HUFFINGTON POST: Shift Work and Diabetes, 10/3/2014

October 03, 2014

Shift Work and Diabetes

Shift workers have a higher risk of developing diabetes, according to a recent study out of Tongji Medical College in Wuhan, China. Shift work, for their purposes, included working night hours, irregular hours, or rotating shifts. Reviewing a multitude of other studies (with a sum total of 226, 652 participants) the researchers concluded that shift work increases one’s risk for developing diabetes. Important to note, however, is that being a risk factor does not mean that working shifts is a cause of …

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Diabetes Series

September 30, 2014

 

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Are You Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic?

September 05, 2014

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HEALTHY RECIPE: Diabetics Can Enjoy Smoothies, Too!, 08/13/2014

August 13, 2014

Diabetics Can Enjoy Smoothies, Too!

Smoothies are one of the most popular ways for those who are new to healthy eating to incorporate fresh fruit into their diets. They make quick, delicious breakfasts and vitamin-packed desserts. However, for those of us who are diabetic, we may have hesitated to give them a try due to a concern about sugar levels. It’s true that if one isn’t careful, a smoothie can become just as sugar-laden as a milkshake, but this article from BlackDoctor.org provides tips for diabetics …

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CDC: Have Diabetes? Get Tips for Safe Travel, 6/30/2014

June 30, 2014

Have Diabetes? Get Tips for Safe Travel

With summer upon us, that means many of us may be traveling to take a vacation and get a much needed break. Even while you’re away from home, you can still manage your diabetes to ensure happy, healthy travel. Here are some quick tips for staying on track while you’re at your getaway destination:

Don’t Forget Your Medication

Pack twice the amount of supplies you may need, just in case!
Carry a copy of your prescriptions with you, in case of emergencies.
Locate …

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MAYO CLINIC: Don’t let denial keep you from managing your diabetes, 6/17/2014

June 17, 2014

Diabetes Management: Take Action!

Many people are in disbelief when they are first diagnosed with diabetes. Fear, grief, and depression can all be common reactions to a diabetes diagnosis. However, these beliefs can be harmful to your health if action isn’t taken right away. It can be overwhelming at first, but most importantly, you have the power to control the outcomes.

Acceptance is the first step to fighting for your health, setting goals, and creating a plan of action. You don’t have to tackle diabetes management on …

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NPR: INCREASED DIABETES RISK: hot dogs, bacon & red meat, 6/18

June 18, 2013

From NPR.org… “You’ve likely heard about the link between sugar consumption and Type 2 diabetes. But fresh research ties another dietary pattern to increased risk of the disease, too: eating too much red meat.

It’s not that we are trying to pick on meat (I’m a meat-eater, in moderation), but the recent studies linking carnivorous habits to health problems seem to be piling up. We’ve had Salami Suicide and Death By Bacon. Now, there’s a study that links red meat consumption to an increased risk of …

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