Every 17 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes. This may either be the result of the body resisting insulin (Type II Diabetes) or inadequate insulin production (Type I Diabetes).
In what ways would you like to improve your diet? Most of us would answer that we’d like to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, but we believe that goal would entail additional expenses. In order to spend less on
Besides ensuring they are eating properly, I always advise my diabetic patients to stay active. Physical activity provides great benefits to people with diabetes and those at risk of becoming diabetic. Staying active helps you achieve four important goals: Improves
Many of my patients who are at risk for diabetes ask me if they can prevent or slow this disease. A recently published study at the University of Colorado indicates that, by improving our lifestyle, we can help combat diabetes.
One of the key strategies in winning the battle against the scale is to practice portion control. The National Institutes of Health offers these easy guides for you to measure the appropriate portion size of everyday foods using your hands
Many of my patients confess that they eat too much when they feel overwhelmed. With anxiety comes stress and lack of sleep: two factors that increase appetite and food cravings. Emotional eating, or stress eating, is a common habit for millions of
Tips to eat well, stay healthy and maintain a positive outlook while keeping type 2 diabetes in check. For Judie McAndrews, diabetes was supposed to be temporary. “We discovered I had gestational diabetes early on in my second pregnancy,” explains
Parents often confess to me how difficult it is to keep their kids active; and I admit, it can be a challenging task. I tell them that they should pay close attention to what attracts and motivates their children. And
In recent years I’ve seen a substantial increase in food allergies, especially in children. These should be taken carefully and seriously, as eating even a small amount of food can cause a potentially fatal reaction in some people. When a
Good health calls for more than good eating, and the American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized this fact in its diet and lifestyle recommendations. Check out these tips to help keep your heart in tip-top shape. The AHA’s recommendations “emphasize